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Old 04-03-2012, 06:53 PM
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What's your favorite or would be your ideal park and/or beach basher? You know - something to take out and just have fun with.

Name your type(s) and why.
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slash 4x4, rpm it out and run 2s...3s if you dont mind a new esc or motor every couple of weeks!
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Beach basher?

Slash 4x4, RPM the hell out of it, replace the motor mount, and throw paddles on it. Remove it's nerf bars and throw a truggy body on it to keep the sand down, too. Functionally indestructible.
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Hpi savage, there made to beat on
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Beach basher?

Slash 4x4, RPM the hell out of it, replace the motor mount, and throw paddles on it. Remove it's nerf bars and throw a truggy body on it to keep the sand down, too. Functionally indestructible.
Looks like jconcepts make a neat chassis cover for it as well.

http://www.jconcepts.net/store/index...roducts_id=371
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I have a heavily modded Slash 4x4. It's a blast in the sand with paddles, but the spur blows out every 10-15 minutes from the sand getting into it. It's only a $3 part but it's annoying to have to change it so often. Just FYI.
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Originally Posted by koyota93 View Post
I have a heavily modded Slash 4x4. It's a blast in the sand with paddles, but the spur blows out every 10-15 minutes from the sand getting into it. It's only a $3 part but it's annoying to have to change it so often. Just FYI.
Use the steel spur. I forget who makes it because I haven't been in the Slash 4x4 world for a long time. But that coupled with a hardened steel pinion from Robinson Racing and it should be great in the sand with no worries of chewing up gears.
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I think the rustler or slash 2wd would be so much better. Less moving parts = less down time. Sand destroyed everything but honesty I see the rustler being the best option.
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Slash 4x4 and get an Outerwear's cover its a breathable mesh type cover on sort of like a K&N per-filter cover that would go on your car/truck that works wonders on keeping sand out. It just velcros on and they come in different colors.

Mines stock with just 17mm hubs so I can run 1/8 scale wheels and tires which rule for bashing and the full chassis Outerwear's dust cover I spoke of and haven't had to replace a thing, and it's been beaten to death. I agree though, when u break something, go RPM no doubt!
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Originally Posted by ScottKelly911 View Post
Use the steel spur. I forget who makes it because I haven't been in the Slash 4x4 world for a long time. But that coupled with a hardened steel pinion from Robinson Racing and it should be great in the sand with no worries of chewing up gears.
Bingo. Robinson Racing Gen3 Slipper and Xtra Hard Pinion gear will just pulverize the sand rather then dying.
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They can be expensive, but I'm sorry a 1/8 truggy (most any truggy) with a castle 1515 2200 or similar motor with 4s to super sick 6s is about 100000x more fun than ANY 1/10 vehicle out bashing. It's not even a comparison iMO. Again with size comes increased $$'s but man it's worth it
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This thing is cool maybe not the best but cool...
http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/ite...oduct-id=58452

Ask your self do you plan on staying on the ground much ex, back flips, in air control then pick a 4x4

If more just jumping and rooster tails ,drifting I think 2wd is more fun ..and it will be a ill bit cleaner from not having the front tires kicking up dirt..

Monster trucks are just plan fun .
1/8 buggy or truggy 2nd
Sct would be my 3rd
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What's your favorite or would be your ideal park and/or beach basher? You know - something to take out and just have fun with.

Name your type(s) and why.
If I was a basher, I would get a Slash 4x4 or an 1/8th scale Truggy. If the area were big enough, and I had the cash, I would go with the HPI Baha 5b 2.0.
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Yea a slash 4x4 would be great but if you have a little extra cash a hpi vorza or truggy would be even better
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Hmm. I have a beautiful Kanai I could convert to brushless. Still really easy to find parts for the whole 7.5 series. Could sell the engine (RB 7 or whatever it is) and pipe and help fund the electrics.

Then I would need to figure out what conversion . . .

For many of the obvious reasons, I am not into nitro any more.
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