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    Nitro is gone brushless is here

    I have had nitro rc cars and trucks for a long time. I decided to sell them all and get some brushless. Do you guys have any reccomendations? I will usually be taking them out to local rc tracks and riding on road. My budget is around $350 for know. Thanks. Any help is appreciated.

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    Looks like the only new one in that range is the nitro Rustler:
    https://traxxas.com/products/showroo...eld_power%3A38

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    I did say i want to get out of nitro though. haha

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    Oops... here’s the electric rigs:

    https://traxxas.com/products/showroo...eld_power%3A37
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    Thanks alot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NitroRusty123 View Post
    I did say i want to get out of nitro though. haha
    What made you want to get away from nitro?

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    Its way too loud and lots of people dont like it. I live in the city and there is not much places i can ride.

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    The traxxas slash 4x4 is a good thing for road if you can affort to the street tires and maybe a street body?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NitroRusty123 View Post
    Its way too loud and lots of people dont like it. I live in the city and there is not much places i can ride.
    I understand that. I live in town as well and people whine about everything, and anything sometimes.

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    I was thinking a slash. i am deciding between 2wd and 4wd currently then my choices will go down. If i get 4wd it will either be a rustler or slash or stampede. if i get 2wd it will be between a stampede or a rustler. All must be brushless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Calebs0615 View Post
    I understand that. I live in town as well and people whine about everything, and anything sometimes.

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    that is so true. I wish everyone was into rc cars like me.haha

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    To me, my traxxas slash is very loud and i would like to make it louder to quench my craving for the nitro rc truck ha

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    Quote Originally Posted by LargeCar1999 View Post
    To me, my traxxas slash is very loud and i would like to make it louder to quench my craving for the nitro rc truck ha
    Add OBA?
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    More thing s and the bevel gear s

    And the playing card in the spoke s ha

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    Quote Originally Posted by NitroRusty123 View Post
    I was thinking a slash. i am deciding between 2wd and 4wd currently then my choices will go down. If i get 4wd it will either be a rustler or slash or stampede. if i get 2wd it will be between a stampede or a rustler. All must be brushless.
    4wd is way easier to drive, and also has more grip. You can also take out the centre drive shaft to make it a 2wd, so you have both options. I’d go 4wd, but some people prefere 2wd

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    Just keep in mind for your budget to count in the cost of batteries and charger. If you get lipos, also the minor cost of a storage container for them.

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    Yeah. i really like the 4wd but 2wd is faster and a bit cheaper. I will let you guys know what i get. It shouldnt take me more than a couple of weeks. Cant wait to own a brushless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by halygon View Post
    Just keep in mind for your budget to count in the cost of batteries and charger. If you get lipos, also the minor cost of a storage container for them.
    I use an old Ammo box. I have seen videos of lipo bags to see what I need to get, and only some of them seem to work like they are supposed to. I expect an ammo box that used to store grenades is way safer than a $20 lipo bag, even though they cost the same.
    Also, LiPo bags aren't reusable, when a LiPo turnes into a campfire, while an ammo box is.

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    I wouldve never guessed
    Good idea but where do i find an ammo box

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    Quote Originally Posted by LargeCar1999 View Post
    I wouldve never guessed
    Good idea but where do i find an ammo box
    Harbor Freight has them

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    Quote Originally Posted by LargeCar1999 View Post
    I wouldve never guessed
    Good idea but where do i find an ammo box
    Some store where they sell old militairy stuff. You can find them everywhere. I found an entire stack of ammo boxes

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    Quote Originally Posted by LargeCar1999 View Post
    I wouldve never guessed
    Good idea but where do i find an ammo box
    Sporting goods stores, military surplus, Costco. I've found them at home improvement stores at one time.

    Quote Originally Posted by G8eraid View Post
    Harbor Freight has them

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    If they have the plastic ones avoid those at all costs.
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    ALWAYS read reviews, especialy with something important like LiPo Batteries, Chargers and bags.

    I don't think there are reviews for militairy ammo boxes, but if the army uses them for grenades, it can hold a batterie

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    Quote Originally Posted by NitroRusty123 View Post
    Yeah. i really like the 4wd but 2wd is faster and a bit cheaper.
    It is cheaper but I don't thing I agree with the faster part and I have both.
    Of course, deepening on how you gear it and which battery you run, one can be faster than the other.

    I do prefer the 4wd over 2wd as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott91370 View Post
    It is cheaper but I don't thing I agree with the faster part and I have both.
    Of course, deepening on how you gear it and which battery you run, one can be faster than the other.

    I do prefer the 4wd over 2wd as well.
    Yeah true.

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    IMO, 2wd is uncontrollable without TSM/AVC. But I'm not very experienced

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    I did run my truck withou t the front drive shaft s before and it spun out of control alot easier

    But that was with the bald tire s

    But the fron t drive shaft s in it felt like normal and still with the bald tire s i ddidnt lose control

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott91370 View Post
    It is cheaper but I don't thing I agree with the faster part and I have both.
    Of course, deepening on how you gear it and which battery you run, one can be faster than the other.

    I do prefer the 4wd over 2wd as well.
    It's funny how different we all are; I run two 2wd's and two 4wd's.
    My go-to rig, which literally gets 95% of the all run time, is my 2wd FLM build; no TSM, no rear toe.
    I run a fast lane machine trans case with 1-degree toe carriers turned around for zero rear toe.
    Can't honestly say why, however, it never fails to put the biggest smile on my face.

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    Get 4wd. I have a 2wd stampede and an erevo 2.0. The stampede was brushed but I upgraded to the vxl brushless system and geared it up. Top speed wise it is incredibly fast and can almost hang with the erevo. The problem is being 2wd it is really hard to control and it wants to either spin the tires or flip backwards. A 4wd truck will have much more control and accelerate much better than a 2wd. A 4wd will weigh more and the weight will be more evenly distributed as well. Iím not comparing the stampede to the revo because they are two completely different things, just saying the 4wd platform on any truck will be much more controllable especially under hard acceleration.

    That said I love the crap out of my 2wd stampede. The simplicity of the design and the hard to control aspect are what makes it so different from my revo. Plus it is always cheap to fix.
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    And. 4wd is easier to control in the air

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    What do you guys mean when you say its cheaper to fix 2wd.

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    No moving drive train parts for the front half of truck: center shaft, differential, axle shafts...
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    Yeah, less parts that can fail/break

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    oh ok thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NitroRusty123 View Post
    oh ok thanks.
    Don't let a little more work deter you from a 4x4. Its worth the couple extra minutes when something breaks.

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    So ive decided what i will be getting. Either the stampede 4x4 vxl or the rustler 4x4 vxl. Any ideas. Which one do you guys like better? Which one is more strong and durable?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Calebs0615 View Post
    Don't let a little more work deter you from a 4x4. Its worth the couple extra minutes when something breaks.

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    I dont really mind the extra work at all. I do mind the extra money.But i think that 4x4 is more fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NitroRusty123 View Post
    So ive decided what i will be getting. Either the stampede 4x4 vxl or the rustler 4x4 vxl. Any ideas. Which one do you guys like better? Which one is more strong and durable?
    Between those two, I'd go with the Rustler 4x4 VXL.

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    It’s longer, so more stable in a straight line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Bean View Post
    It’s longer, so more stable in a straight line.
    What car are you reffering to?

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