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  1. #1
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    Exclamation mini erevo or vxl rustler

    I dont know wether i should get a rustler vxl or a mini erevo. I would like to run 3s lipos in both. But i have heard of overheating issues on mini at 3s. Any input would be appreciated. I'll be using either car for general bashing and racing around driveway area.
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    I have a Nitro Rustler 2.5 and that's fun on the street for speed runs and stuff. I wouldn't really bash to hard with it... even the eletric version. The E-Revo VXL might be the way to go for general bashing but I think its just a little too small sometimes. I've seen people get CRAZY speeds without any heat issues on the Rustler VXL but in the end I would probobly go with the Revo.

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    your going to get heat either way, just look on some threads and people have found pretty good ways to keep their mini cool
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    I have a Mamba-Fied Rusty and just got my MERV. It is a really tough call which one I like better. Both have things they do better than the other. I honestly dont know which I would chose if I could only have one.
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    Depends on your running surface. If it is really pitted and rutted, you'll get bored of the lightweight 1/16th getting stuck or flipped over, whereas a 1/10th will float serenely over it. However, being that your surface of preference is your driveway, I reckon the mini will be fine. Typically I find that minis are more entertaining to drive since they are lighter and smaller relative to the ruts in the terrain, leading to skittish handling compared to a 1/10 on the same surface.
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    Go mini revo. A couple of guys are running 4 inch tires like imex claw dawgs or the dirt dawg which would make the mini revo a better option for off roading since it would have 4wd over the rustler then. Even with stock tires it has no problems bashing off road.

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    yep go with the mini e-revo. it is a great all round car...
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    Well I have run both, and it comes down to this, are you wanting 4WD or 2WD ? If you are wanting 4WD the mini Revo is the answer and the Rustler if you want 2WD. . Personally I like the mini far more than the Rustler, both are great trucks but to compare them to pick the best one is like comapring Megan Fox and Hillary Clinton.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sierra 008
    Well I have run both, and it comes down to this, are you wanting 4WD or 2WD ? If you are wanting 4WD the mini Revo is the answer and the Rustler if you want 2WD. . Personally I like the mini far more than the Rustler, both are great trucks but to compare them to pick the best one is like comapring Megan Fox and Hillary Clinton.

    I have both too my vote goes to the rustler... Megan and Hillary thats a little harsh ... I would say more like Megan and Brittney

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    Quote Originally Posted by rippedr1
    I have both too my vote goes to the rustler... Megan and Hillary thats a little harsh ... I would say more like Megan and Brittney
    What's wrong with Hillary?
    I'm just joOoking. Brittney...ewWW. Care to elaborate on your discision with the rustler?

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    I was gung ho Rustler VXL at first but after giving the little guy another chance and learning how to drive it, it is a flipping blast. Especially jumping. The Rustler is more fun doing speed runs and the Revo is more fun to jump IMO. So get em both!

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