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Old 03-03-2007, 08:42 PM   #1
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Default Good vehicle for off road????????

I am looking for an rc vehicle that will be good for off road, not rock cralwing but just forest trails, snow, ect... I am looking for a 4WD only and i dont know weather to go with nitro or electric.

Here is a vehicle I am considering:
http://www.cenracing.com/area51/51_mini_g.html

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Old 03-03-2007, 10:16 PM   #2
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You don't want the G-Unit for that, the LST2, MGT, Savage X SS, Revo any monster truck should be fine.
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Old 03-03-2007, 11:13 PM   #3
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What conditions would the MG16 be used in, and is it any good?
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Old 03-04-2007, 12:03 PM   #4
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Its not out yet, not even a release date I don't think. You want what I suggested, that truck is fairly small, could fit in your hand. A bigger truck would suit your needs better.
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Old 03-04-2007, 12:14 PM   #5
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plus a 4 wheel electric is definetely not for bashing. one they can be costly and there are purpose built for racing. the cen is a good car but they do have a new model and no its not out yet. the revo by far is the best for what you described what you want to do. and not as costly as a 1/8 nitro and the parts support no matter where you go will be great and it comes with everything but fuel and AA's. plus a dvd to teach you how to tune your motor.
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Old 03-04-2007, 01:38 PM   #6
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How would this truck do for general offroading?

http://www.cenracing.com/cars/nx/magnum.html
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Old 03-04-2007, 02:08 PM   #7
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dude lol are you obsessed with cen or somthing? not to be offencive but most of there stuff is crap. and they have horible parts suport. if you are going to bash go with the revo,lst2,hpi trucks monster gt or a big name like that. also go to your lhs and see what they have the best part suport for and try to go with that company for the truck.
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not obsessed lol, just looking for something below $400 and the CEN truck is only $300
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Old 03-04-2007, 04:16 PM   #9
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well you get what you pay for.

here are some options. they may be a bit more then you want to pay but after you buy it you will not regret it

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...oducts_id/7410
out of all of them this is the best bang of rhte buck ncie engine and great radio system and come rtr with roto start.


http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...oducts_id/9754

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXMVT4&P=ML

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...=LXMHP1**&P=ML

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXLDK3&P=ML
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Default Hey electric is fine. Nitro isn't the only way to go

Hey just so you know electric 4 wheel drive trucks are fine for bashing also who says they are more costly that isn't always the case. because with nitro's you have to run glow plugs and fuel all the time and they can break just as easy as the electric also you have a extra servo to deal with and a reciever pack. Granted with electric you have batteries to deal with and a speed control etc.. But I would say most people starting out in nitro go with a rtr version and then break parts and then endup buying alot of aftermarket parts and making the cost highly. But the same can be said for electric

Also I have seen people take electric stampedes for what conditions he wants to drive on and also the electric maxx would suit the trick. But with any rc if he runs on snow he better have everything sealed good with the electronics. Also if there is snow that means it might be to cold for running nitro as it isn't the greatest on the engines running in cold temps.

plus if he goes electric and let's say he wants to race it in winter indoors he will have more places that will race electric indoors than nitro.
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Old 03-04-2007, 05:29 PM   #11
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Those trucks are a little over my budget, even though i probably wouldnt regret it. Would anyone happen to know if this one is any good? Im not familiar with the brand and the website doesnt have much info.

http://h1069970.hobbyshopnow.com/pro...?prod=RDL99500
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Hey just so you know electric 4 wheel drive trucks are fine for bashing also who says they are more costly that isn't always the case. because with nitro's you have to run glow plugs and fuel all the time and they can break just as easy as the electric also you have a extra servo to deal with and a reciever pack. Granted with electric you have batteries to deal with and a speed control etc.. But I would say most people starting out in nitro go with a rtr version and then break parts and then endup buying alot of aftermarket parts and making the cost highly. But the same can be said for electric

Also I have seen people take electric stampedes for what conditions he wants to drive on and also the electric maxx would suit the trick. But with any rc if he runs on snow he better have everything sealed good with the electronics. Also if there is snow that means it might be to cold for running nitro as it isn't the greatest on the engines running in cold temps.

plus if he goes electric and let's say he wants to race it in winter indoors he will have more places that will race electric indoors than nitro.
just what electric wheel drive truck is out? other than the e-maxx. which for some indoor off road facilities there is no monster truck class. for bashing and constant running you cant go wrong with nitro, other than tuning issues. if you run electric for bashing and want to run constant and not have to stop every ten minutes for almost a half hour, you need lipo's brushless and such. if you run a brushed motor for more than 20 minutes hard you will burn it up. also for a BJ4 your looking at 500 for a kit and the others are around 300 and up for a kit and what rtr's there are you will still spend 550 plus. thats why i said it is more costly, also consider tire wear as well for a 4wheel.
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Old 03-04-2007, 06:43 PM   #13
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How does this truck look?

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