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Old 10-18-2007, 06:32 PM   #1
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Cool A Question about Electric Off-Road Vehicles............Which to get?

Ok, so everything was fine and dandy till last week when i went to check on pricing for the Traxxas vehicles and I come to find out that they discontinued the Rustler and the Stampede. Obviously these two vehicles were the most reasonably priced electric off-road vehicles in the market as they could be had for 166 shipped and 180 shipped respectively. So now I am lost as to what will be best to choose that can fill in their void without going overkill on the wallet. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.
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what about other brands like Losi or Associated trucks.
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Old 10-18-2007, 08:42 PM   #3
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just looked at those and there's about a 60-70 dollar difference between those and the rustler. i guess i'll have to keep hunting on prices for those but that difference in price can be put to a good charger and batteries............bump for more suggestions.
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Are you bashing or racing?

If you plan on racing regularly, get the same vehicle that the majority of other racers are running.
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Old 10-18-2007, 09:26 PM   #5
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what?! they discontinued those two? it's still available on their site
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Old 10-18-2007, 10:08 PM   #6
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Most tracks have a lot of Losi and Associated parts, and most guys run these two brands, so if you break something that the track does not carry, I am sure you can find someone with the part. A buddy of mine bought a off brand truck, and everytime we where at the track he would break something, and if he did not have a replacement part, he was done for the night.
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interesting, well this would be mostly for bashing. i feel i need to first learn how to control it in a backyard setting before pitting it on a real track. as for the discontinuation of those models, they are confirmed on traxxas's main website. some vendors still have em but my plans are to get it for christmas so we will see how it goes.

i was previously looking at the TA RTR stadium truck but still the price difference is 70 bux to the rustler. The losi has the better electronics of them all but im still having trouble finding some pricing on the non-brushless model of theirs.

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i looked on the traxxas site and the rustler and stampede xl1 have been discontinued, but the xl5 versions are still available.
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I would recommend looking for a kit that will have part support. Did u try the For Sale threads. You can get a decent for a good price.
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Ok, so everything was fine and dandy till last week when i went to check on pricing for the Traxxas vehicles and I come to find out that they discontinued the Rustler and the Stampede. Obviously these two vehicles were the most reasonably priced electric off-road vehicles in the market as they could be had for 166 shipped and 180 shipped respectively. So now I am lost as to what will be best to choose that can fill in their void without going overkill on the wallet. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.
For racing i hear a lot of poeple like the rc10t4,rc10b4 and the rc10b44.
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Old 10-20-2007, 06:05 AM   #11
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Exclamation Rustler dead?!?!?

No way the rustler could be dead.

That'd be like:

Toast with no butter,

Peanut butter and jelly without bread,

soup and no spoon,

My ramp without a heap of parts laying at the bottom!

Of course you could go brushless!

Zoom Zoom!

Tue, 07.24.2007
Product Releases: NOW SHIPPING! Velineon Brushless Power System Products

Now shipping the Velineon powered Rustler VXL, Stampede VXL, Bandit VXL!


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thats a good way to think about it.
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well i looked into the brushless but IMO as a rookie to the driving an r/c and all that jazz, i feel that i don't need the speed as of yet as i'm sure the regular version will be a handful in itself. to give you an idea about the last r/c that i had, it was made by nikko, it was a buggy, and it ran off 8 (yes 8) AA batteries shoved into the main chassis.................plus the brushless is another 100 extra bux if not more than the standard version.............
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yeah it's expensive but the motor itself doesn't require much of a maintenance
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well i looked into the brushless but IMO as a rookie to the driving an r/c and all that jazz, i feel that i don't need the speed as of yet as i'm sure the regular version will be a handful in itself. plus the brushless is another 100 extra bux if not more than the standard version.............
dude, i drove the xl5 and vxl before deciding on the vxl rusty... def. worth the extra money
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