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Old 03-05-2008, 02:33 PM   #1
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I am getting into the rc truck sport and I am looking to buy one to take to Kuwait on deployment I have found a deal but being new I want advice on it any help pls,

Up for sale is a Traxxas Revo that started out as a 3.3. It is fully loaded and race ready. It is a complete replica of Steve Slayden(Sponsored by traxxas) Revo. Except it has a bigger engine.
Here is a list of the mods-
Traxxas Revo 3.3-$425
Black Magic .21 Big Block(about 1.5 gallons)$325
Tekno gas tank and reciever relocation kit-$35
Big Block Kit-$55
Wing Mount-$10
High Downforce wing-$17
P2 Rockers-$16
Hard Anodized Pivot Balls-$40
40mm flywheel-$10
Vented disc brake$20
red alum. push rods-$25
lightweight alum. turnbuckles-$50
Trinity tuned pipe-$70
Complete CVD kit-$85
Alum. Rocker Posts-$12.50
Alum. Hollow Balls-$30
Close Ratio gear set-$7.50(installed)
Wide Ratio gear set-$7.50
Forward Only Conv.-$12.50
GTR Springs-$24
Airtronics 94360 throttle servo-$75
Hitec HS5645MG steering servo-$100
Custom Painted Crowd Pleazer Crown Royal Body-$85
17mm hub conv-$55
Total-$1593(not including spare parts,or taxes and shipping)

Also included are 2 sets of tires and wheels- holeshots(worn) and kyosho truggy wheels and tires. This truck is extremely fast and is capable of winning mains with the right driver. The big block keeps the front wheels in the air until you let off. The only thing left to get for the truck is the sway bar kit, other than that it has it all!!
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Old 03-05-2008, 03:19 PM   #2
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Unless you plan to race other Revos and or monster trucks, you'd be better off buying a brand new truggy, and for the same amount of $$. But if it's a monster truck you want, then that's not a horrible deal, and it's not exactly a good one either. I have a Revo with many of the mods you listed, and if I were to put it on Ebay with everything you listed, I "MIGHT" get $350 for it all...
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I hear Revos are great for detecting Land mines.
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That seems extremly high for a used truck. You would be better off buying somthing new. I know your getting alot but if your puting 1500+ out you mine as well treat yourself to a new one?
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Find something that wont break as much as a revo. I dont think parts are going to be easy to come by in kuwait :|
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personally for the money you would be spending on that thing. i would buy a new one or a different truck and make it your own. buy the parts you want and grow with the truck. oh and by the way its not that hard to get parts to kuwait. im in qatar and i can get parts here for my trucks if i wanted to.
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Yeah thats not too bad.

What i would do is convert the CVDs back to stock Plastic drive shafts as they can break easy.
Whcik mean different outdrive cups fitted to the diff etc.

Buy Steel pillow balls as alloy ones do break as well, my mates found out the hard way.

Also take a heap of exhaust grommets and couplers.
Also Stub axles and buy some RPM suspension arms.
Also buy some outer wheel bearings and they do frag out pretty fast.
Spare clutch bell bearings and possibly a couple of spare clutches as well.
Sounds like you will need a starter box and charger for the battery as well.

I also concure thats fairly steep for a Revo that doesnt have all the best parts on it, sounds like a bling machine that needs work so it dont break on you.

Parts will be hard to get over there so i would buy what ive recomended or you would end up high and dry.

PS : dieseldog20 is right, buy your own but is saying that, the rear berings on the stock TRX motors generaly frag out pretty fast so having a bock block can be a good thing.
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