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Old 02-10-2009, 06:59 PM   #1
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Default 1/10 Scale electric stadium truck

So I've grown tired of Nitro - simply too much work. Since I'm fairly new to RC , (well, Ive had several years, but with only a T-Maxx 2.5) and completely new to electric, I would like your recommendations.

So, I'm looking for a 1/10 scale low maintenance electric stadium truck at a reasonable price (The reason I don't just get an E-Maxx - looking for preferably under $165 or so.)

So my top two choices now are Associated RC10T4 and Traxxas Rustler (regular, not VXL). At the moment I am leaning towards the Rustler because of the waterproofing and simplicity. Any other suggestions?

Also, batteries. Right now I am thinking Trinity Reference 6 Cell NIMH 4600 mAH - Any other suggestions on this?

I already have a radio - an Airtronics MX-3, so any vehicles that don't come with radios are fine.

Also I am not completely opposed to kits as long as the vehicle is not too complex that I will completely give up.
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This is simple, if you are bashing go with the Duratrax Evader or Rustler. If you plan to race go with the T4.
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How much of a performance difference is there really with the T4 versus the Rustler? How about a modded rustler versus a stock T4? Thanks.
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well the rustler needs super modification to be able to stand up to a T4. My friend has a hopped up rustler with a whole bunch of upgrades and it still doesnt have a chance against a T4. The T4 is just engineered to handle and jump better. The rustler will take more of a beating and that is about the only bonus over a T4.
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Is the durability of the T4 a problem for some general bashing then?
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T4 is race bred and designed for track duty. you said under 165 bucks so you might get a rustler and you can get an evader. neither will bash like your tmaxx did though.....
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if you want something for both, an E-firestorm would suit you well.
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If you want to race and bash you might think of the Slash or the yet to be released SC10. Few will argue that the slash is a great basher, and few will argue that it would be hard to find a track that does not have a spec slash class at the moment. And you can get there for $200 all day long, a little over you limit but not by much.

Just one more thing to think about.
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I must agree with Cherokee. I haven't had a rc truck in 15 years. I just got back into the hobby as of yesterday. My purchase was a Slash, and I finally got a chance to try it out today. The truck is really quick, and easy to setup, probably one of the best options on the market. I have searched around the net 2 weeks prior and most people kept mentioning the Slash. I happened to get the more uncommon Amsoil edition. I am absolutely in love with it. If you search around you can find used ones in the 150 range. New ones can be had for 180-200 all day.
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Yes e-firestorm or slash. Both good bashers and also awesome to race.
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I have both a Traxxas Rustler VXL and a AE RC10 FT T4. The Rustler i have upgraded with some aluminum parts, wheels/tires, shocks TX and RX. I probably put $200 in upgrades. The T4 i have not done much to it. Besides installing a CC Sidewider 4600 BL system and the same RX & TX.

I have taken both out to the track and there you can definately see the diffrence. The T4 runs smoother, Jumps better, Lands better. The rustler is harder to control and it's not as good on jumps and landings. Both are pretty much the same on speed on dirt.

My Rustler i can take into the back yard and just bash around or do some crazy speed runs on my street i clocked my Rustler at 45.7mph. The T4 will be ok on the speed runs on the street (i have not clocked this one) but i will NOT bash with it.

oh by the way i use the same batteries on both (7.4v 4000mAh Lipo)

Here is a very affordable changer and lipo combo i found for my brother in law last X-Mas.
ONYX 230 charger and IP Lipo 400mAh

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Is the durability of the T4 a problem for some general bashing then?
if you want durability, look into the xxx-t cr. it is a very good handling truck on bumps.
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if you want durability, look into the xxx-t cr. it is a very good handling truck on bumps.
the XXXT CR new is more than $165.

The team edition T4 can be had I think for under his 165 mark on a few online sites.

Only upgrades I would get then would be the aluminum front hingepin brace and the RPM wide front bumper to protect the a-arms.

I have owned probably about 7 T4s now in various configurations, and for bashing I would recommend you stick with the team edition or an RTR style T4. I have bashed with a T4, raced, etc. and it can do those things. Just bear in mind that its not a durability monster, but with the right protection stuff, can do well.
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