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Old 05-13-2008, 08:03 AM   #1
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Default New to RC- Need suggestions

Looking to get an offroad RC car for myself and my sons to play around with. I have found several online but need some guidance from the people who know. I do not have a ton of money to spend but I am willing to spend a few hundred to get started.

Hate to bother with newbie questions but any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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First look for cars that are supported by your LHS (Local hobby shop) You will break stuff and it is much quicker than ordering, + they will help you with newbie questions.

The traxxas line of electric cars (Bandit, Rustler, Stampede) are hard to beat. They are tuff, cheap and many hop ups available.
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First look for cars that are supported by your LHS (Local hobby shop) You will break stuff and it is much quicker than ordering, + they will help you with newbie questions.

The traxxas line of electric cars (Bandit, Rustler, Stampede) are hard to beat. They are tuff, cheap and many hop ups available.
Agreed. If you intend to race occasionally, you may also want to look at the RTR B4 from Associated. It is a very complete setup and would be a great start to racing. You could also bash with it if you wanted to.
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Thanks for the info guys. I cannot wait to get started!
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You owe it to your self to look into these. There brushless with spectrum radios wheelie bars the works. On and of road fun This is the racer/bashers best friend right here.


http://www.losi.com/Products/Default...rodID=LOSB0101
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You owe it to your self to look into these. There brushless with spectrum radios wheelie bars the works. On and of road fun This is the racer/bashers best friend right here.


http://www.losi.com/Products/Default...rodID=LOSB0101
+1 not the cheapest but loaded with latest technology that not many other rtr's can offer. Great company and parts should be very eays to get.
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Traxxas are great for just getting started. Now just decide if you want a tuck, monster truck or buggy.

My .02 - buggies are a little more difficult to drive because of the shorter and narrower wheel base. Trucks are very fun and can be used on a wide variety of areas, and monster trucks are great for tall grass, or very ruff terrain where ground clearance is a must.
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First look for cars that are supported by your LHS (Local hobby shop) You will break stuff and it is much quicker than ordering, + they will help you with newbie questions.

The traxxas line of electric cars (Bandit, Rustler, Stampede) are hard to beat. They are tuff, cheap and many hop ups available.
2nd that
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Traxxas is the number 1 RTR (Ready To Run), if I'm not mistaken, and for a reason. Fairly priced and very durable with a great parts supply from most hobby shops.
I race Losi cars and trucks but my Traxxas Nitro Rustler is the best I have for running in the parks, at schools and just all around bashing. I've never had to order parts as they are all readily available at my local Hobby People as well as other hobby shops.
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