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Old 01-03-2016, 10:36 AM
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Hi Guys,
I want to start in RC cars, and I am looking for something that will be capable of going on grass and rough gravel surfaces. I would like it to be electric, but don't mind brushed or brushless. I am not really sure what scale to go with because I want something that will be good off-road and that is under 150.
Please could I have your suggestion.
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Old 01-03-2016, 07:25 PM
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This.. I would look at the 4wd version. The slash comes in 2wd and 4wd.
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Yup 4wd slash still one of the funnest cars I have ever owned
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Another vote for the Slash. But also take a look at the Bandit, Rustler, and Stampede. All from Traxxas.
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good basher advice here already.. just be careful in grass. Nothing over-heats a motor faster than running the car in grass.
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Originally Posted by zannu View Post
Hi Guys,
I want to start in RC cars, and I am looking for something that will be capable of going on grass and rough gravel surfaces. I would like it to be electric, but don't mind brushed or brushless. I am not really sure what scale to go with because I want something that will be good off-road and that is under 150.
Please could I have your suggestion.
Thanks
Slash through grass? Not ideal platform for bashing in gravel and grass.
Heres a better idea for you.
http://www.amainhobbies.com/rc-cars-...i90050/p468824
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Slash through grass? Not ideal platform for bashing in gravel and grass.
Heres a better idea for you.
http://www.amainhobbies.com/rc-cars-...i90050/p468824
This is not an ideal platform either. Tires are the same size. If you want to bash through grass, large tires are a good idea. A Slash will work fine. It's not ideal, but it will work fine. The Yeti is a good option too though.
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That yeti is nice, but it is nearly twice his budget.

If you are only going to be bashing and want to run in grass, I'd get the Traxxas Stampede. It is in budget and the RTR comes with a NiMH battery.

It wouldn't do as well in grass(would be fine in short grass and on gravel), costs a little bit more, and doesn't come with a battery, but the Tower Hobbies Cutback is also a good option for bashing around. 4 wheel drive, aluminum parts, and comes with a brushless system.
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boom!...ready to run $200.00 American dollars....that's under your budget....

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXCXXK&P=7
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boom!...ready to run $200.00 American dollars....that's under your budget....

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXCXXK&P=7
Doesn't include a battery or charger though.
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Doesn't include a battery or charger though.
But it does include a 1 year all broken plastic replacement, any plastic part you break Tower hobbies will replace it for free, and if your a club member its 2 years.
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Is it still free replacements if they have to ship it to England?
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For budget reasons, don't get a yeti. Parts are more expensive than any traxxas out there and the yeti will not do any better at what you're wanting to do. A hcg chassis slash will go through cut grass just fine, plus if you ever decide to start racing, throw the lcg chassis on it and you will have a great rookie race truck
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