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What kind of Rc car is good for a beginner besides slash and sc10

What kind of Rc car is good for a beginner besides slash and sc10

Old 08-10-2009, 03:03 PM
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my brothers friend is looking for a rc car but isnt for sure what to get. he was looking at a 1/16 e revo but that thing is fast but puny so can i get some help
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my brothers friend is looking for a rc car but isnt for sure what to get. he was looking at a 1/16 e revo but that thing is fast but puny so can i get some help
If you are talking about beginner racing, then I would say Slash, Associated T4, Losi XXX-T, or the upcoming Losi Strike. I would not recommend an SC10 for beginners.

If you are talking about just "bashing" and having fun in the yard then I would recommend a Slash, Strike, Rustler, Stampede, Summit, etc. The 1/16 Traxxas vehicles seem okay, but they are real fast.
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Of the ones that have been listed, go with one that you can easily get parts for and is raced at your local track if not just for bashing. Also consider what third party parts are available for it. RPM makes durable plastic parts for some of those listed which may be a must. I've been told SC10 hub carriers or steering knuckles break easily but the RPM ones do not. Stay away from using aluminum parts in places likely to see an impact. Metal tends to bend rather than break so it can be difficult to find the damage once your vehicle starts handling differently. Aluminum is acceptable for the steering system, shocks, and shock towers.
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Short and simple....rustler its durable its faster than the slash and its water proof.
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Short and simple....rustler its durable its faster than the slash and its water proof.
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rustler vxl is a great beginner car
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Racing or not racing. Electric 10th scale truck... the T4 over the Rustler is an easy choice. Short course has become very popular while 10th scale truck and buggy are still on the decline (I'm kinda sad about it cause 10th scale truck will run circles around the short course) So if your planning on racing I hate to say it but go with a short course Traxxas, Associated, or Losi.

If bashing go with what suites your needs and makes you happy. The 1/16th slash is an absolute blast to drive. Quicker than its big brother and 4wd too.
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Originally Posted by Leroy1234p View Post
my brothers friend is looking for a rc car but isnt for sure what to get. he was looking at a 1/16 e revo but that thing is fast but puny so can i get some help
if he plans on racing then determine what scale he will need to participate, the 1/10 truck (t4,xxxt) does seem to have smaller numbers then slash or open corr racing on club racing days.a buggy would be good to get.will you race or bash.whats the price range.kit or rtr.check your local hobby store and find what brands they carry.
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RC 10 B4 evryone has one and the parts a dime a dozon. i have one for sale make me an offer.
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RC 10 B4 evryone has one and the parts a dime a dozon. i have one for sale make me an offer.
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I would a stampede for racing/bashing. I have raced mine several times in stock truck and it's very competitve. Our track is hard packed dirt with a lot of loose dirt on top and a lot jumps including two pretty big jumps. The 1/10th trucks get bounced around a little bit by the jumps and the stampede just tears them up. Use the new pro-line 30 series bow-ties and your ready to roll. Plus there is so much aftermarket support for these that it's ridiculous.

If you want a strictly basher than I say a tamiya clodbuster or traxxas summit. The clodbuster just looks badass and you can upgrade it as you go to make it do anything you want. They float so you can drive them across a pond if you want.
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Anything Tamiya 4WD. If he's a beginner, he'll appreciate 4WD, even if its just bashing.
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