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Old 03-06-2012, 12:57 PM
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OK guys n gals,

By my post count you can already tell that I'm new to the forum. I have been away from the RC hobby for a very long time. I used to learn what I needed to know from 56K dial up internet, if that explains anything...
My dilemma is this:

I want a good all-around vehicle. I want something 4X4, so I can play off road, but I might decide to go at it in a parking lot somewhere. I might jump it, roll it over, or drag race against the occasional buddy's buggy.

What would be some good ideas for consideration? I actually like Nitro... I'd like to buy something that needs a TX/RX so I can just use my Spektrum Dx3E

Please don't think I'm starting a war... I just want to weed through through all the endless learning and get to brass tacks.

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Old 03-06-2012, 01:37 PM
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Welcome back to the hobby !


off-road... 4x4...good all around....

Truggy seems to be the way to go
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Old 03-06-2012, 01:40 PM
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I'm looking at a Revo. What's the consensus of this one?

Already broke in, lots a extras, and RTR. $200. Hows that sound?

Would it be much fun if I were to put street tires and foams on it?

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[QUOTE=crnext;10430606]I'm looking at a Revo. What's the consensus of this one?

Already broke in, lots a extras, and RTR. $200. Hows that sound?

Would it be much fun if I were to put street tires and foams on it?

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Think you would like a truggy much more then a revo...had both..revo's are money hoggs and end up making pretty shelf queens..truggy might give your friends buggy a run for the money.
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Originally Posted by kaptain crash View Post
Think you would like a truggy much more then a revo...had both..revo's are money hoggs and end up making pretty shelf queens..truggy might give your friends buggy a run for the money.
Also, truggies are a lot easier to work and can be more durable.
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Thanks Kap,

I'm looking at different trugs now. How well would a truggy perform at rock crawling? just curious because when I said all around, I really mean all around. Kinda looking for a jack of all trades, master of none, so to speak.

Still think a truggy is the way to go? Its just that I have all these interests, but don't want to have a model for every thing I want to do with one. Kepp the discussion coming folks! Good stuff here!

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Truggy is not going to be any good for rock crawling. If you want to do that I'd suggest getting a car specific for that purpose. Everything else you have said, truggy would be perfect.
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Truggy is not going to be any good for rock crawling. If you want to do that I'd suggest getting a car specific for that purpose. Everything else you have said, truggy would be perfect.
Also, a Revo won't be any better or worse at rock crawling than a truggy.
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If your after rock crawling I would say a summit. From what i understand there good trucks and they can crawl.
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rock crawling and nitro are a poor match.
If rock crawling is important to the mix............an E-Truggy or E-Monster truck might be more versatile.
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Revos are cool. I think you would probably have fun with it. I broke one in for one of my wife's friends kid and it was neat blasting around the neighborhood. It has reverse and a 2 speed so its pretty fun. Its not exactly a crawler but give it a pile of rocks and I bet you could have some fun spinning your wheels to the top.

I dont know much about bashers but if they make an E-Revo that may be an even better choice as someone mentioned already an electric is going to be more controllable in a crawling situation plus with the right setup you could also have even more power and speed then the nitro version too.
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Originally Posted by PTP Racing View Post
Revos are cool. I think you would probably have fun with it. I broke one in for one of my wife's friends kid and it was neat blasting around the neighborhood. It has reverse and a 2 speed so its pretty fun. Its not exactly a crawler but give it a pile of rocks and I bet you could have some fun spinning your wheels to the top.

I dont know much about bashers but if they make an E-Revo that may be an even better choice as someone mentioned already an electric is going to be more controllable in a crawling situation plus with the right setup you could also have even more power and speed then the nitro version too.
yep have to agree with that ^^^ if rock crawing is a must...e-revo would be a good way to go...they are fast too.
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yep have to agree with that ^^^ if rock crawing is a must...e-revo would be a good way to go...they are fast too.
Or a traxxas summit like I suggested. They have locking diffs and can be just as good as the revo or erevo, hell some people like the summit over any traxxas product..
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Or a traxxas summit like I suggested. They have locking diffs and can be just as good as the revo or erevo, hell some people like the summit over any traxxas product..
aint played with a traxxas...in many years...love watching them beat them slashes up racing on the track...
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Ask, and ye shall recieve.

Man, I love this forum. You guys are helpful. Like forums used to be. And not one person has said something derogatory yet. (Should I start the countdown?)

Thanks for the advice. I guess crawling ain't gonna be in my list of things to go after. But its like PTP said, give it a pile of rocks....
I bought this Revo.... had to. Guy sold it completely for way too little money to pass er by.

I think I'm in luv with it.

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