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Old 09-20-2010, 04:16 AM   #1
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ok, so im new to the WHOLE RC scene, and kinda want to get started a little, short course trucks seem to run everywhere in my area and i figured that would be a good gateway into the sport..... i want to get a RTR truck thats all ready to go for me, but which one would be the best truck for the money? a couple options are
2wd traxxas RTR, brushless ready i guess, so could add that...
sc10 brushless RTR, already brushless and good to go?
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You can't go wrong with a Slash. The truck is a tank and parts are available at every hobby shop in the country. With that being said the other manufacturers trucks tend to handle a little better, but will also not be as durable.
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ok, so im new to the WHOLE RC scene, and kinda want to get started a little, short course trucks seem to run everywhere in my area and i figured that would be a good gateway into the sport..... i want to get a RTR truck thats all ready to go for me, but which one would be the best truck for the money? a couple options are
2wd traxxas RTR, brushless ready i guess, so could add that...
sc10 brushless RTR, already brushless and good to go?
thanks guys and any suggestions will help!
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Do you plan to race or just play around ? If you think you might race in the future then get the SC10 . The traxxas is ok but there are many better trucks out there and just as durable if not more durable .

I`ve had the Slash . SC10 , and Blitz . Blitz was the best out of all three far as performance and durability .
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i think i wanted to try and race as well, im leaning toward a SC10 but wana make sure its the right choice
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ok, so im new to the WHOLE RC scene, and kinda want to get started a little, short course trucks seem to run everywhere in my area and i figured that would be a good gateway into the sport..... i want to get a RTR truck thats all ready to go for me, but which one would be the best truck for the money? a couple options are
2wd traxxas RTR, brushless ready i guess, so could add that...
sc10 brushless RTR, already brushless and good to go?
thanks guys and any suggestions will help!
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When it comes to durability/value, the Slash is king. Parts are cheap, and readily available. There are a zillion hop ups for it. If you want to race it, no problem. You can race it in stock form or go with one of the many race chassis conversions for it. I also recommend the Blitz. Very durable and a better racer than the Slash.
A lot of people will tell you to get an SC10 for the best racer, but it's not that simple. It's not for everyone. The SC10 is handful, even for experienced racers.
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Handful ? Not at all once you get it setup for your track . Slashes are dependable and great for stock spec slash class . When going mod they suck .
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Handful ? Not at all once you get it setup for your track . Slashes are dependable and great for stock spec slash class . When going mod they suck .
Going mod they suck....... now thats funny.
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Handful ? Not at all once you get it setup for your track . Slashes are dependable and great for stock spec slash class . When going mod they suck .
You're telling me the SC10 RTR, with those tires, is not handful? Yeah, if you know how to tune, really well, you can get the SC10 to handle great. Most rookies, don't know how to tune. That's why I always recommend the easier to drive SCT's for the new guys. The Slash and Blitz are way more forgiving trucks and are easier to set up.
Yeah, the SC10 is a great mod racer for the experienced guy.
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When it comes to durability/value, the Slash is king. Parts are cheap, and readily available. There are a zillion hop ups for it. If you want to race it, no problem. You can race it in stock form or go with one of the many race chassis conversions for it. I also recommend the Blitz. Very durable and a better racer than the Slash.
A lot of people will tell you to get an SC10 for the best racer, but it's not that simple. It's not for everyone. The SC10 is handful, even for experienced racers.
i disagree with the slash being durable, the most weakest POS out of all the SCT's, as are most of traxxas' products... overpriced for bad quality.
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i disagree with the slash being durable, the most weakest POS out of all the SCT's, as are most of traxxas' products... overpriced for bad quality.
This statement is about as far away the from truth as you can get.

These bizarre Traxxas haters are the last guys you want to listen to for advice.
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This statement is about as far away the from truth as you can get.

These bizarre Traxxas haters are the last guys you want to listen to for advice.
I completely agree with that statement. Ask 100 people if a slash is very durable and 99 of them will say YES! I guess some people get made when they jump there trucks off of the roof and on the 10th jump it breaks a part .

Back on topic, i started with a 2wd slash and it is a great truck to start with. But as far as the best truck for a rookie to start with, I would rank them:

1. Blitz (not out when I started or I would have bought one)
2. Slash
3. SC10
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Go to your local track on a race night. WATCH the fast guys, talk to them.

Plenty of help can be had to setup any truck. SC10 is hard to beat though. MOST of the top guys at my local track are running SC10s right now. Few others too, but every night I've been there the past few weeks it's been SC10 with FT versions sweeping the top three spots in most races.

Again, head to the track where you'll be racing and see whos running what and what the shop keeps in stock.

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i think i wanted to try and race as well, im leaning toward a SC10 but wana make sure its the right choice
SC10 all the way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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humm.......TQ and won 4 out of 5 rounds in mod short course for the point series. That would be with a traxxas slash that is. .Ran against sc10's,blitz and others. I love mine without a doubt!
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Go with what your LHS supports. Every one has an opinion and you know what you can do with most of those. In my area for example, SC10's are king, not a slash out there can touch them. As you have read though many have good luck with other kits as well.
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