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Old 11-30-2008, 04:45 PM   #1
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Im looking to buy and electric stadium truck or buggy. I want something with good speed and good durability. I'm not going to be doing any racing just bashing outside onroad, offroad, jumps etc. I'm willing to spend 250$. A few models I've been looking at are the rustler xl-5, Bandit xl-5 or possibly vxl, evader buggy and stadium truck. If you could comment on the best of these and any other suggestions would be great. Also I'm wondering if I got a rustler xl-5 with a 8.4 volt 4200 nimh battery would that be better than than the evader with a better battery. Also around how fast would that go. Any suggestions would really help because I have no idea what to get.

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Old 11-30-2008, 05:02 PM   #2
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All of those trucks are decent choices but I personally favor HPI products over Traxxas. If you want something in that price range thats fast and tough check out the HPI E-Firestorm Flux. Its a 1/10th scale stadium truck with a brushless system and its excellent for what you intend to do with it.
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I would love to get the flux but it's a little to expensive for me. Would you recommend the standard e-firestorm. Also what would you say is the best out of just those products. The ones im leaning towards right now are the rustler and the bandit. I hear the bandit is lighter therefore going faster but I hear the rustler is much more durable. Is this true?
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Traxxas has excellent customer service, and for bashing go with the truck. It has a little better ground clearance for when your in the grass etc. And the 8.4v with the brushless will be plenty fast. I speak from experience with lots of happy customers and 20 years of rc.
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One word: Slash... It falls into every factor you listed.
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Old 11-30-2008, 05:34 PM   #6
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Sounds like you want a stadium truck. If youre willing to pay the extra cash you can get a e-firestorm flux or rustler vxl. Those will have brushless systems that run longer and faster than brushed motors found in the rtrs like the titan 12t. Or you can just buy a e-firestorm non-flux and upgrade to brushless later
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I would definitely consider the E Firestorm Flux. The brushless motor will out perform and outlast any brushed motor. If you do decide to race, the E Firestorm seems like the most capable chassis out of all your choices.
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I think the rustler xl-5 is perfect for me just because I want a tough truck in the 30 to 40 mph range but would an e-firestorm be able to achieve these speeds stock. If I was using a 8.4 volt 4200mah battery would I get this speed from the rustler. Also if I wanted to get a better brushed motor would you have any suggestions. I've been looking at the Trinity 15T Double SpeedGems Ext Machine Wound Mod. Would I have to change esc's and gears to use this or could I just pop it in and go. Also any other truck/buggy ideas would be appreciated so I could get the widest range.
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SLASH! durable as bull balls according to everyone and their mother. can be quick with the right setup, and if you EVER plan on racing, or at random want to hit a bmx track....you won't feel like you were cut short.

this is from what I have read, and I plan on buying one sooner or later. HOPEFULLY SOONER
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I agree get the slash. Great truck, very durable, and waterproof stock. With the 8.4v batt you could get about 30mph out of it maybe a little more but gear it down because traxxas over gears their vehicles and you will burn up the stock motor quick.
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is the rusty or the slash faster. Also could you give me some good replacement motors for the titan. Also does the evader even compete with the rusty or slash
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honestly, i don't think any last one is more durable than the other if comparing traxxas to traxxas. i remember back in the day when we used to run around the neighborhood everyone beat the hell out of their traxxas rides. surely they havent stopped building stuff like that.
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do you guys have an opinion on the evader because it's cheap
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forget traxxas stuff, get an associated t4rs, based off the factory team edition with all the graphite and carbon parts.
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