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Old 12-05-2005, 08:01 AM   #1
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How are these two trucks(RC18B and Mini LST). I am thinking about getting them and was curious what other people thought. Please give me all your input. Thanks.
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Old 12-05-2005, 08:06 AM   #2
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Well as far as trucks goes the rc18B, well it really sux the big one........ Cause it's a buggy...lol J/K

I'm asssuming you mean RC18MT , I'd say the 18MT has longer suntimes for sure, however it should handle better, but have less ground clearance. The MT is still more of a racer than a MT....
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Old 12-05-2005, 08:22 AM   #3
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The mini LST is a slug out of the box. If you are not interested in speed, it is pretty cool. The rc18t is quite fast even in rtr form. Don't know about the rc18MT. It is a monster truck. By deffinition, it is slower & ill-handling, as compaired to the stadium version.
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If you would some good details a opinions on the Mini-LST check out the Mini-LST thread here:

http://www.rctech.net/forum/newreply...te=1&p=1980766
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If you are truly wondering about the "B" or buggy, they are truly great out of the box. We have a couple racing locally & they jump very well & are pretty quick out of the box. I personally have not seen a mini LST run yet. The 18T is also very good, & the 18MT is a bit slower but goes through grass a bit better with the lager tires. Hope this helps.

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Old 12-06-2005, 08:42 PM   #6
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I was mainly interested in the 18B and the mini lst. I know they don't compare well, I just wanted to get some opinions on them. Thanks.
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Duratrax is making an 1/18 4x4 buggy now too. It's in this months rc driver. I'd like to be able to run that buggy and the ae18b at the track and compare em.
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I heard about the duratrax buggy. It looks really nice. It is called the Vendetta. About the same price of the 18B. They are in stock at most places. Later
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i have an 18t and love it, pretty fast right out of the box, oil fillled shocks, 4 wheel drive, sooo much better than the mini-t out of the box.

the 18t, 18mt, and 18b are all the exact same thing except different tires on the mt and a different body on the buggy.

I heard the lst is pretty lame out of the box, plus your looking at big bucks to upgrade the motors. I just put a mamba comp system in my 18t. All I can say is WOW!!! it is PSYCHO fast. I can't wait to blow away the 10th scales next weekend
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If you've got some money to burn, ie. dual Mamba or Tekin brushless systems, then go with the Mini LST. It looks pretty trick, it's just slow in stock form. The RC18x, fill in your model type, has a few short comings, but it is a really good mini. The Vendetta, Duratrax's version, gets really good reviews in RC Driver. It comes with aluminum parts that are commonly broken. The only thing I would change is the servo. The stock servo is a standard size. If you want to add a brushless, then the servo needs to be replaced with a smaller servo to make room for the ESC and motor.
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RC18B has smaller(widthwise) wheels up front than the other RC18's.It runs the same gear ratio as the RC18T, the MT is geared different because of bigger tires. I'm running a Tekin Mini-Rage Extreme in my RC18MT and it's just silly fast. My XXXNT is no match for it, it wheelies on command, will spin all four at half throttle from 20 MPH, on a 3 cell Li-PO back it's just flies. If you run the numbers it's mid 70MPH capable on a 3 cell Li-Po pack. Just freaking incredible.
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Vendetta all the way. It's good to see a mini with a meaty setup. I just decked out my Vendetta and it is so much better than my 18T... Full size servo.. can take 1/10th scale touring tires and wheels... the list goes on. If you want to see my fully mod job and the write up hit www.mimxra.com, it's in the message boards under R/C. I used the Stress Tech warrenty and really, that was the kicker for me... I'm hooked on the vendetta.

I'm not bashing the others, I just know the Vendetta works better for me.
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The RC18 series are all pretty good right out of the box, plenty of aftermarket support as well. The mini LST is a little slow in stock form as I've heard and being so new the aftermarket support isn't there yet. ( I remember how longgggg it took for mini T parts to finally get out to LHS's )
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Vendetta all the way. It's good to see a mini with a meaty setup. I just decked out my Vendetta and it is so much better than my 18T... Full size servo.. can take 1/10th scale touring tires and wheels... the list goes on. If you want to see my fully mod job and the write up hit www.mimxra.com, it's in the message boards under R/C. I used the Stress Tech warrenty and really, that was the kicker for me... I'm hooked on the vendetta.

I'm not bashing the others, I just know the Vendetta works better for me.
Awesome man... I'm looking for my first mini and I think i'm going to go with a vendetta too. Had no idea you could use 1/10th scale wheels with it.
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I think you just got me hooked on a vendetta. I think I am going to order one this evening. It would be nice if mimxrider could post some pictures of the fully modded vendetta to get more people interested. Thanks!
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