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Old 03-05-2018, 09:38 PM
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Looking for a good backyard basher, been looking at the redcat desert runner, the EPX pro, the traxxas stampede and the bandit.

I like the idea of a 4wd because i feel as though it would handle better, i also feel as though a truck would be tougher than i buggy.

I don't care about going over 30
Don't care if i have to order parts but I'd like to easily find them online.
Running on mostly lose dirt on a backyard track.
Looking to stay under $400 and am completely open to other models as long as they can be had in rtr form.


I'd also like longer run times 15 minutes plus would be wonderful, last time i had a rc car ep cars got 5-7 minutes max...

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Your budget would enable you to look at the 4wd Slash as well: https://www.amainhobbies.com/traxxas...4-mark/p630447
Or for something a bit slower/cheaper, a similar one from Arrma: https://www.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...I=LXGTXZ**&P=3
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Old 03-06-2018, 04:33 AM
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I bought the Team Associated ProSC 4x4 and I love it. Itís a little cheaper than the Slash and come with a LiPo battery and charger. Also A Main has a $25 off $250 coupon so you can get it for about $355 shipped.
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I saw the desert Runner style trucks, I didn't think their ground clearance would be high enough for my purpose. Going to check out a stampede today, we'll see how that works out I also finally got Mighty Max started today too. Of which they'll be another threat about.
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My favorite for bashing has been the losi 8ight truggy. Sometimes you can find the original ones really cheap and they are very hard to break
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4wd Slash..lots of power and if you get bored and interested in racing that would be fine for the novice class.
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I agree with going with a slash 4x4. Parts availability/upgrades are endless, and they are good trucks. I had one for a bit and it was a great backyard basher.
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I'd get a slash as well a great basher that also works on the track. Everyone has parts and they are cheap for the most part.
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Ive always found monter trucks the best for bashing in the yard and park. I like 4wd for bashing too.
The proline pro mt is a beast, and tough to break. It would be a blast at the track too, but prob no classes for racing if thats your thing.
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I do not recommend the bandit. It’s very narrow and loves to roll over.
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So, how does the Redcat Volcano Pro compare to these vehicles?

I'm in the same boat, same focus, pretty much a clone of the OP, except I have been looking at a lot of different makes/models.

ARRMA Granite 4WD
ECX Ruckus 4WD
HPI Bullet Flux 4WD
Losi Tenacity 4WD
Traxxas Skully 2WD (son thinks they just look cool)
Traxxas Stampede 4WD

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Originally Posted by AtariST View Post
So, how does the Redcat Volcano Pro compare to these vehicles?
Are you purely looking for a RTR? IMO, building them is the most fun.

Outside of that, I would stick with RTR's that are from the brands which produce racing products. Why? The RTR's will typically share a lot of the same parts as their racing line, which means you have the opportunity to upgrade certain parts to better, more durable options. And you know you'll have parts support for a long time. I would focus on from your list, the ones from Losi and Traxxas.
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Originally Posted by Mahjik View Post
Are you purely looking for a RTR? IMO, building them is the most fun.
I'm open to suggestions.
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Originally Posted by AtariST View Post
I'm open to suggestions.
Overall, the kits are likely to cost more since you have to buy things separately, but IMO you have a better result. One of the popular monster truck bashers is the Tamiya Clod Buster:

https://www.amainhobbies.com/tamiya-...m58518/p228323
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Originally Posted by Mahjik View Post
Overall, the kits are likely to cost more since you have to buy things separately, but IMO you have a better result. One of the popular monster truck bashers is the Tamiya Clod Buster:

https://www.amainhobbies.com/tamiya-...m58518/p228323
I would have to agree on a kit costing more initially, but in the long run, you would have a better RC with better components installed...that is, if a person picks the right gear . The problem with kits is that they are not out there like they were 10, 20, 30 years ago.
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