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Old 11-13-2012, 06:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Pulse_ View Post
They had some troubles with motor mounts cracking on the eco, do you know if they fixed that?
the motor mount is not the issue - the rear gearbox is.

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Old 11-13-2012, 06:14 AM
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grasshopper/hornet/MadBull is the most reliable platform ever. It will stand A NY Abuse. The VLB is just as good but it needs alloy body mounts
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Old 11-13-2012, 06:16 AM
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Originally Posted by Jmuck69 View Post
Gold Pan RC10 with the white nylon pieces.
Second toughest ever next to grasshopper/hornet/madbull
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Old 11-13-2012, 07:37 AM
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My lightning 1/4 scale car has been the most durable.
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Baja's and my 8t 2.0 have been really strong. If set up right the first time the losi's seem to be very problem free and the 5th scales have held up extremely well given their size and weight
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Old 11-13-2012, 09:01 AM
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Mugen mbx6 eco, I've jump it and crashed so hard at the skate park i frequent that the wheels have broken to pieces but I've never purchased a mugen replacent part, ever.
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I'm surprised by the number of people saying the SCTE. I watched a good friend of mine race his over the course of 2 seasons and was blown away by the parts that had to be frequently replaced. The drive train appears to be made of butter.
He didn't break, it just wore out fast.

For me it's been my Xray cars. The 808, XT8, and now the XB9.
In the last 2 years, I've only broken 1 part and I blame the corner marshal. I wrecked at the end of a long straight directly in front of the marshal. He stood there a good 20 to 30 seconds before moving to get by car. By this time, the pack was coming back around. So he continued to stand there. The next 4 cars nailed me directly and punted my car completely off the track. It broke 2 of them. I had a broken shock end and bent shock shaft.
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Old 11-13-2012, 09:47 AM
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In stock form, my MBX6 Eco has been bomb proof. My SCTE is extremely durable now that I have the required upgrades on it.
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Originally Posted by Lonestar View Post
the motor mount is not the issue - the rear gearbox is.

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Thats a new one. Have had the ECO for about 6 months and it has been a tank. Did great in outdoor and now is running awesome on a very tight technical indoor track. Easy to work on and (knockin on wood) only the standard A-arm breakage from my own stupidity.
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Old 11-22-2012, 07:45 PM
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all the Ebuggy to SCT4x4 conversions ive seen not one single broken part on 3 different carsand a drive train that can handle the 4pole motors easy ......now i know why racers are doing it .....given body takes most of it but those 8th scale drive trains make it all worth it
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Originally Posted by pickle311 View Post
I'm surprised by the number of people saying the SCTE. I watched a good friend of mine race his over the course of 2 seasons and was blown away by the parts that had to be frequently replaced. The drive train appears to be made of butter.
He didn't break, it just wore out fast.
??? I have only broken one part, and am still running the stock truck other than the TLR kit, LW outdrives, HA shocks, and HA ball ends...

The lil bit of slop I have is very manageable and doesn't effect performance, in fact I think it is HELPED by the slop! Everything is free to move! The only part I have broken is a front knuckle and that was from a crazy crash, my fault!

Otherwise IMHO the truck is a tank since it is built like a scaled down 8ight!
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Old 01-03-2013, 11:45 AM
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Originally Posted by thecman26 View Post
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Stop ramming it into trees and it won't break!

I've had mine OVER a year and have broken ONE single part! A steering hub, thats it... But I race mine only and also can drive halfway decent....

You can bend butter? Sounds like a line from this guy!
Go on the SCTE thread and look at all 8k pages of issues. The truck has many issues and I only race. Hardly ever crash during a race. Won RCpro series, state series with it and I still think its a pos.
I would say if you've had it since it came out and only broke 1 part and you race it, you are the luckiest owner of a SCTE out there not just a half decent driver.
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Old 01-03-2013, 11:50 AM
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I would have to say my 2wd slash, I even let the little kids at the local track drive it all the time...very durable platform, the scte does have issues I don't care how well you drive. the stock drive cups suck, the stock chassis can bend(haven't had it happen to me) but I don't/didn't drive the truck much, the stock towers as well. Overall the truck needs work to become more reliable. And just because you're a decent driver doesn't mean you don't make mistakes..all it takes is one for something to break...Just saying!
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Old 01-03-2013, 11:52 AM
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My EXO. I use it as my primary basher. All stock, just break the occasional cage due to tumbles after big jumps.
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RC8.2e

Yes the SCTE IS reliable, if you buy the Tekno drive train and the TLR kit, and rebuild all the differentials carefully.

I've had the following on the track: 4x4 VXL Slash, 2WD Slash, 4x4 VXL Stampede, HPI Trophy Buggy Flux, XXX-SCT, TEN-SCTE, RC8.2e
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