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Old 03-07-2015, 08:56 PM
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I'm looking for an RTR 100% bashing rig. Something that can handle any terrain from streets to construction sites to rutted-up empty lots. It should be rugged, reliable, "fast", waterproof(?) and most of all...fun! I've been considering the following:

Axial 1/10 Yeti
Kyosho Mad Bug
Traxxas Stampede 4x4
Traxxas Slash 4x4
Basher BSR BZ-888
Basher BSR BZ-222
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What's the budget? On second thought, if you have the coin for a Savage Flux, then I'd assume 650$ max ?
1/10 scale are not as capable as 1/8th in a go-any-terrain scenario. Slash is very limiting in the rough stuff.

Other options to consider:
- Yeti XL (although I'd prefer the kit due to the hardened rear diff gears, which cost around 50$ and front CVDs, plus various steel/aluminum upgrades)
- Kyosho FO-XX Brushless
- TT MT4 G3 (or the new K-Rock MT4)
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Let's say budget is no more than $400. I know I've listed some that are more $$$ than that, but the used market will help with the cost.

What about a Traxxas Summit? I like the go-anywhere ability of my SCX10 but it's not fast by any means.
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I assumed the "fast" quote was a priority, but everyone I know that owns a stock Summit loves it, and are not bothered by the lack of speed compared to a BL MT.

One of my buddies upgraded the electronics to a HW M6B and hates it, complains about busted locking diffs, stripped diff/servos and a few more things.

It's not really slow stock, but if you're used to 1/8th scale BL electronics, then you might notice the lack of oomph in an open terrain area.

You might find the Arrma Kraton/Talion a bit more price-friendly (even new) compared to the rest of the 1/8 Monsters.

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Love the traxxas summit!! By far my favorite car of the fleet!! Not a speed demon by any means but it can go almost any where!! Trust me if you get one you won't be disappointed!!
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If I was buying a RTR vehicle for under $400, I would go with the Arrma 1/8 Talion Truggy.

$479.97 @ Tower Hobbies
$75 off a purchase of $475 (coupon code 014JG)

That's $404.97 shipped.
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Originally Posted by macnkitty2002 View Post
Let's say budget is no more than $400. I know I've listed some that are more $$$ than that, but the used market will help with the cost.
If you're willing to consider used, look for a SC8.2e RTR. A 1/8th platform wrapped in a full body and SCT bumpers, plus a full roll cage. It would win in a demolition derby against every other option already mentioned - and with 4wd/4S it would go anywhere. It ships with waterproof electrics, and any hobby shop can get Associated parts!

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I've had a 2wd Stampede and had plenty of fun with it. Coped a lot of abuse and only thing I had trouble with was the plastic shock caps and steering servo. Don't go cheap when it comes to steering servo for monster trucks.

You got Savage Flux in your list. Is that the XS (small one)?
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You got Savage Flux in your list. Is that the XS (small one)?
I was considering a used full-size Savage.
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I would get the slash 4x4 i have 2 of them and havent broke nothing and you have no idea on how much hell i put that thru
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Slash 4x4 would be a good choice - plenty of hop-ups out there for it and if you decide to do some club racers you can with the slash 4x4.
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I just recently got the 1/10 Axial Yeti, and I highly recommend it. It's a great go anywhere vehicle, climbs stuff like a demon, and goes pretty fast. Throw a 3s in the rtr and go REALLY fast. It's got prett awesome rock racer scale looks too (rock bouncer), and there are tons of mods for it already.
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I just recently got the 1/10 Axial Yeti, and I highly recommend it. It's a great go anywhere vehicle, climbs stuff like a demon, and goes pretty fast. Throw a 3s in the rtr and go REALLY fast. It's got prett awesome rock racer scale looks too (rock bouncer), and there are tons of mods for it already.
After watching a bunch of Youtube videos, it looks like the Yeti 1/10 would fit the bill for me. Then it comes down to the price. $430 is a little more than I anticipated spending on a pure bashing rig, but it looks like it would be worth the moolah. I already have an SCX10 that I don't want to sell because I like casual crawling/trailing. But I don't do any comp crawling, so if the Yeti will do a decent job at crawling (compared, say, to a typical monster truck) then maybe I can get my crawling fix with the Yeti and sell my SCX10.

As far as low speed stuff, I do more trailing vs. rock crawling. I enjoy driving my rig down singletrack mountain biking/hiking trails. I think the Yeti would do fine with that.
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I was going to recommend the Slash 4x4, but I see that crawling is more your thing. The Yeti does look cool though.
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