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Old 11-13-2013, 10:00 AM
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Hi guys, new here and fairly new to RC vehicles. I have an E10 for On-Road drifting and just playing around that fits my needs perfectly and wasn't expensive.

I wanted to get an Off-Road Electric RC that fits the same needs. I want a nice reasonably priced truck I can use in snow/grass/mud/etc. My main priority is to get one I can use street truck/car body shells on and isn't at monster truck height.

Any help is appreciated. Thanks!
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Cheap adds up and ends up expensive, but sounds like you need a 2wd slash
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You will be bored to death with a sc truck in the yard .... my personal experience.
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Originally Posted by VDub21 View Post
My main priority is to get one I can use street truck/car body shells on and isn't at monster truck height.
You want to be able to use touring car bodies on the truck? I don't think there are many options for an off-road vehicle that comes close to matching the touring car wheel base and width.
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Originally Posted by XRated SCT View Post
Cheap adds up and ends up expensive, but sounds like you need a 2wd slash
Cool. Seems to be right in my price range(Under $250) Will the 2wd version be good for running through snow and other light off roading terrains? Are there any off-road RC basic stickys or threads that are good for info so I don't bother people here with too many questions? Lol
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A stampede might be a good choice for fun in the snow and grass... the big tires just float over the stuff. The 2wd / 4wd flavors are in the same price ball park or cheaper than the slash as well.
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I don't know how good it does in snow but I'm sure it's fine, although 4x4 would be better for it, but the 2wd is more fun to bash, I did a lot with my slash when I had it but you're going to end up going brushless and lipo
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Traxxas Telluride, its pretty cheap at 300 but its 4wd waterproof and can be upgraded if you want. I put a 4WD SC system in mine and its a riot. But thats a bit overkill for most people.
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Originally Posted by VDub21 View Post
I can use in snow/grass/mud/etc.
Running in wet conditions ... need waterproof electronics and a complete teardown and cleaning every time or rust will develop and turn the car to junk. Highly not recommended. Grass is also a killer, lots of strain on the electrics, heat, burn up. Not generally recommended. Did I ever do it ? for sure. Not anymore.
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Originally Posted by 1967Typhoon View Post
You want to be able to use touring car bodies on the truck? I don't think there are many options for an off-road vehicle that comes close to matching the touring car wheel base and width.
If thats what you didn't mean than I would say go with a rtr sc10, it is a much better truck than the slash. It is not quite as durable out of the box, but the handling is much better.
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Running in wet conditions ... need waterproof electronics and a complete teardown and cleaning every time or rust will develop and turn the car to junk. Highly not recommended. Grass is also a killer, lots of strain on the electrics, heat, burn up. Not generally recommended. Did I ever do it ? for sure. Not anymore.
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If thats what you didn't mean than I would say go with a rtr sc10, it is a much better truck than the slash. It is not quite as durable out of the box, but the handling is much better.
Not touring car bodies but the bodies based on productions trucks like the ones Pro-Line makes for the Slash and other trucks(VW Baja Bug, Silverado, Raptor, etc.). Will these also work on the SC10? I've found nothing confirming that.

I wouldn't be using it in a yard only, local parks, trails etc.

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Traxxas Telluride, its pretty cheap at 300 but its 4wd waterproof and can be upgraded if you want. I put a 4WD SC system in mine and its a riot. But thats a bit overkill for most people.
Yeah i seen one of those at my local hobby shop. It's a perfect truck for his needs. Has plenty of ground clearance too.
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Yeah i seen one of those at my local hobby shop. It's a perfect truck for his needs. Has plenty of ground clearance too.
and has a brushed motor,which i think it never should have been released with. In a 4wd it is just to much strain and it runs really hot.
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2wd=Slash
4wd= Telluride
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