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    XTM Rage and Mini Quake- nearly identical

    Just got back from my LHS and I happed to see a new XTM Rage brushless RTR for $149. That is a frickin deal. So I started talking to the owner and he said he had one with a brushed motor. For whatever reason, I went to the car and brought in my MQ to show him what it was. He brought out his Rage and when we started looking, the ONLY visual differences were the chassis is notched on the MQ for a larger servo and the aluminum chassis bar going from shock tower to tower was replaced with a plastic piece on the Rage. The driveshafts appeared interchangeable, the Rage allowing for 8 billion 1/10th scale tire/wheel fitments. The bumers, lower control arms, steering, and just about everything was identical. The Rage has better adjustable upper control arms. I had gone to pick up the Duratrax adjustable tie rods until he let me see his. The XTM's were much nicer and half the price!! $7.49 for all 4. They have a much larger adjustment nut than Duratrax. We plan to pop out my axle and try one of the Rage's. This truck is getting better and better. And I'd be better off buying a new BL Rage than putting a bl/esc in mine!
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    RE: XTM Rage and Mini Quake- nearly identical

    I did a side by side comparison of the two a while back. There are a few parts that are compatible and a few that aren't. Here's the thread. See page 4.

    http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_61...%2Cmini/tm.htm
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    RE: XTM Rage and Mini Quake- nearly identical

    Sweet, thanks! The tie rods definitely worked great. I was wondering about the axles, hoping they would work so I could switch wheels....... Dang it!
    I wonder how the Rage performs as a brushless RTR.
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    RE: XTM Rage and Mini Quake- nearly identical


    ORIGINAL: rschoi_75

    I did a side by side comparison of the two a while back. There are a few parts that are compatible and a few that aren't. Here's the thread. See page 4.

    http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_61...%2Cmini/tm.htm
    Yup, this guy (rschoi_75) really knows what he is talking about. He was my "fix it master", when my MQ knuckles kept breaking and he had a post with all the details and options to make it stronger.

    Hey rschoi_75 !! Long time no across path with you ! You must be over at the detta world huh.

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    RE: XTM Rage and Mini Quake- nearly identical


    ORIGINAL: Mike St.Clair
    This truck is getting better and better. *And I'd be better off buying a new BL Rage than putting a bl/esc in mine!*
    LOL, didn't you just said on the other thread that $ is tight and don't want to spend more on your son new RC ? So $149 BL rage as MQ upgrade for yourself is ok then huh. Sorry I can't miss the chance not teasing you with this.

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    RE: XTM Rage and Mini Quake- nearly identical

    Yea, I'm on the voodoo with you too. I don't have the $ right now even for me. I'm trying to sell some stuff that I don't need- ie old motorcycle gear, etc. That's about the only way I'll buy one. I'm thinking we'll get him the Megatech as I didn't win the Vendetta off fleabay. Then if he doesn' t stick with it, he's only out about $60. If he develops a more serious interest, when things get financially better, we'll step him up for Christmas. Thanks for all the help. Now I get to drill and put screws in the knuckes since I broke a brand new graphite knuckle ball. I gotta stay away from parking lots that are too small with curbs......
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    RE: XTM Rage and Mini Quake- nearly identical

    ORIGINAL: Go-Zilla

    Hey rschoi_75 !! Long time no across path with you ! You must be over at the detta world huh.
    yup

    Good to see you online too. hope you're doing well.
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    RE: XTM Rage and Mini Quake- nearly identical

    Just ordered my son the Megatech/Pro Pulse truck with charger and battery for $54.95 shipped. I think that was the smart thing to do for him. If he likes it and continues on, we can hop it up or get him something better at Christmas.
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    RE: XTM Rage and Mini Quake- nearly identical


    ORIGINAL: Mike St.Clair
    Just ordered my son the Megatech/Pro Pulse truck with charger and battery for $54.95 shipped. **
    That is one hack of a good price. Where did you order that from Mike St.Clair ?

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    RE: XTM Rage and Mini Quake- nearly identical

    http://dealer.megatech.com/itDetail.asp?it=MTC7431K  I hope this is the Propulse one that so many folks have kind of raved about.  Either way, I don't think I went wrong for him.  It looks just like it.
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    RE: XTM Rage and Mini Quake- nearly identical

    I was reading RC Car Action last night and they are doing a review of the Rage brushless online.  Unfortunately, you have to be a member to watch it I believe.
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    ORIGINAL: Mike St.Clair

    Sweet, thanks! *The tie rods definitely worked great. *I was wondering about the axles, hoping they would work so I could switch wheels....... *Dang it!
    **I wonder how the Rage performs as a brushless RTR.
    well i had one just before it broke everywhere.. i hear the newer batches are more sound...
    i took mine to a track and ran it and loved it.. and the drive train is practically bullet proof... would love to throw a NEU motor in one.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2A1BCpMAoc
    motor review http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/fb.asp?m=7472571
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    RE: XTM Rage and Mini Quake- nearly identical

    Weren't you the guy who had a Neu motor in another 1/18th scale truck?
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    ORIGINAL: Mike St.Clair

    Weren't you the guy who had a Neu motor in another 1/18th scale truck?*
    yes.. in the vendetta.. i still swear by that motor.. and im sure it will do wonders in the xtm,,, just only hoping that they are using a different type of plastic now.. that first gen was junk
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    RE: XTM Rage and Mini Quake- nearly identical

    Man, I wish I had a way to know.
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    ORIGINAL: Mike St.Clair

    Man, I wish I had a way to know. **
    to know what???
    motor review http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/fb.asp?m=7472571
    tire review www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_6000527/tm.htm

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    RE: XTM Rage and Mini Quake- nearly identical

    If the plastic type has been revised for sure.
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    ORIGINAL: Mike St.Clair

    If the plastic type has been revised for sure.
    there was talk from xtm that everything had been changed..
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    RE: XTM Rage and Mini Quake- nearly identical

    Anyone know what size bearings are in the MQ knuckles? I frickin lost one. My LHS didn't have one and need the part number.
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    RE: XTM Rage and Mini Quake- nearly identical

    Thanks, and I just found it in my instruction manual I forgot I still had. Problem is, I found one that was the right dimensions (3mm thick), but the inside diameter was off. Whoop, there it is! The part number is on that pdf! Thanks!
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