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    Truggy advice

    Not sure if this is the right area to be asking this but what do u guys think of the redcat monsoon xte truggy

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    RE: Truggy advice

    in general redcat/exceed are of lower quality than other manufactures, some of the stuff isn't too bad, and for the money spent, I really can't compare another electric truggy for that price.

    however, big squid's review pretty much would have me turn around and walk away, arms snap, weak dogbones/CV, bad servos (given most all stockers suck) broken wing mount ect.

    Get a good used jammin CRT X1 that is already brushless ready or do it yourself, rollers can be had very cheaply, I am selling my roller soon since I have no use for it at the moment.
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    RE: Truggy advice

    ORIGINAL: The_Shark

    in general redcat/exceed are of lower quality than other manufactures (but on par with most traxxas)
    Just couldn't help yourself could you. I think most Traxxas models are a little more durable than anything made by Redcat. But hey, what would I know.

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    RE: Truggy advice

    I've run a HB D8T for at least a full race season and it's bulletproof, never broke anything!
    The nitro kit is like $300, not sure what it takes to convert but you could find out here - http://www.rctech.net/forum/nitro-of...ruggy-549.html

    Alum steering horn is all I did, aside from Savox 1256TG & 1257TG servos and ERCM engine and pipe.


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    RE: Truggy advice

    Watching the footage I should've known about, HotBodies smoked the competition.
    http://events.redrc.net/tag/2012-dirt-nitro-challenge/

    D8T FTW!
    I have the same advantage with my ERCM JL.21 powered D8T, I just can't drive like Tessman lol.
    Killer fuel mileage, I just need to drive to take full advantage of it.

    "Team Associated were the only team to ever threaten Tessmann’s ruling of proceedings in the 45-minute final. Starting third on the grid Cavalieri got by the No.2 TLR 8ight of Dakota Phend and chased down the Top Qualifier but it was to be in vein as the US Champion suffered a steering servo failure in his Orion powered RC8.2 ending his race 13-minutes in. Following the demise of Cavalieri, the race didn’t pick up again until it reached the 30-minute mark as Maifield got right within striking distance of Tessmann. While a more serious challenge Maifield would too succumb to a steering problem this time with a broken steering rod end. Associated team manager Brent Thielke said afterwards that they suspect an impact with Adam Drake’s out of shape TLR 8ight had cracked the part and it just eventually broke completely ending Maifield event. Maifield rejoined the race after repairs to finish 9th."

    I love my Savox servos too...

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    RE: Truggy advice

    The D8T is on special at amainhobbies too...but you're still gonna be looking at $700+ up and running.
    Down with the crew known to pump up the bass...
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    RE: Truggy advice


    ORIGINAL: TheKennyKiller

    ORIGINAL: The_Shark

    in general redcat/exceed are of lower quality than other manufactures (but on par with most traxxas)
    Just couldn't help yourself could you. I think most Traxxas models are a little more durable than anything made by Redcat. But hey, what would I know.
    just stating my opinion and my observations, lets just say I'm at a certain hobby shop alot and see alot of traxxas stuff come in for the same issues (mainly electronics and driveline) so side by side redcat, traxxas's older lines are on par with most of redcat, newer lines are better, but they only really have 4 new platforms. exceed's (redcat) tecktonic, madstorm and SC are not bad, sometimes they copy OFNA stuff which is known for durability, but still made of cheaper plastics, and sometimes they flatout re-label models (my exceed wh100 IS a walkera Genius CP, it even comes with a walkera booklet)
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    RE: Truggy advice


    ORIGINAL: The_Shark


    ORIGINAL: TheKennyKiller

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    in general redcat/exceed are of lower quality than other manufactures (but on par with most traxxas)
    Just couldn't help yourself could you. I think most Traxxas models are a little more durable than anything made by Redcat. But hey, what would I know.
    just stating my opinion and my observations, lets just say I'm at a certain hobby shop alot and see alot of traxxas stuff come in for the same issues (mainly electronics and driveline) so side by side redcat, traxxas's older lines are on par with most of redcat, newer lines are better, but they only really have 4 new platforms. exceed's (redcat) tecktonic, madstorm and SC are not bad, sometimes they copy OFNA stuff which is known for durability, but still made of cheaper plastics, and sometimes they flatout re-label models (my exceed wh100 IS a walkera Genius CP, it even comes with a walkera booklet)
    I just thought it was funny is all, I noticed this thread was about Truggies of which Traxxas don't make any and I noticed you were the last one to post so I only checked this thread to see if you could turn it into something negative about them... You didn't disappoint.

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    RE: Truggy advice


    ORIGINAL: TheKennyKiller


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    ORIGINAL: TheKennyKiller

    ORIGINAL: The_Shark

    in general redcat/exceed are of lower quality than other manufactures (but on par with most traxxas)
    Just couldn't help yourself could you. I think most Traxxas models are a little more durable than anything made by Redcat. But hey, what would I know.
    just stating my opinion and my observations, lets just say I'm at a certain hobby shop alot and see alot of traxxas stuff come in for the same issues (mainly electronics and driveline) so side by side redcat, traxxas's older lines are on par with most of redcat, newer lines are better, but they only really have 4 new platforms. exceed's (redcat) tecktonic, madstorm and SC are not bad, sometimes they copy OFNA stuff which is known for durability, but still made of cheaper plastics, and sometimes they flatout re-label models (my exceed wh100 IS a walkera Genius CP, it even comes with a walkera booklet)
    I just thought it was funny is all, I noticed this thread was about Truggies of which Traxxas don't make any and I noticed you were the last one to post so I only checked this thread to see if you could turn it into something negative about them... You didn't disappoint.
    not attacking anyone or anything, I am just letting people know that many traxxas models are on par with exceed/redcat from everything I have experience, I wanted to compare quality, and traxxas is on the same playing field with many models.

    again, I'm not attacking anyone or anything, its not worth my time to troll around.
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    RE: Truggy advice



    ORIGINAL: The_Shark

    again, I'm not attacking anyone or anything, its not worth my time to troll around.
    Never said you were, sall goood.

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    RE: Truggy advice

    I ask for advice on a truggy and people arguing bout traxxas! Traxxas was never mentioned in my original post


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    RE: Truggy advice

    No, but a lot of good information and advice was, I would ignore the Traxxas stuff posted, and would recommend you do the same at your LHS! Haha I couldn't help myself

    ORIGINAL: Antanooch

    I ask for advice on a truggy and people arguing bout traxxas! Traxxas was never mentioned in my original post
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    RE: Truggy advice


    ORIGINAL: Antanooch

    I ask for advice on a truggy and people arguing bout traxxas! Traxxas was never mentioned in my original post

    I do apologise. To be honest I don't know anything about the Redcat Monsoon but I haven't heard great things about Redcat in general. Welcome to RCU.

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    RE: Truggy advice

    And that's why, The Shark, I keep telling you not to do this (raise how you dislike traxxas randomly). I'll hold off on the clean up since it was kept civil, but dude, give it a rest, please. PLEASE.
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    RE: Truggy advice

    Anyone looking to sell a truggy rtr let me know

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    RE: Truggy advice

    Check the marketplace

    ORIGINAL: Antanooch

    Anyone looking to sell a truggy rtr let me know
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    ORIGINAL: Foxy

    And that's why, The Shark, I keep telling you not to do this (raise how you dislike traxxas randomly). I'll hold off on the clean up since it was kept civil, but dude, give it a rest, please. PLEASE.
    wow, im not the one trolling, I can't believe you don't see that. i was comparing quality, im not going to hold back and say "its like hpi" when yes, hpi makes some low quality stuff, but for the most part, it is superior than redcat.

    look, some traxxas stuff is good, but for the most part, they are on par with redcat, I'm being honest, I'm being truthful, I'm not trolling, i've been in the hobby for 17 years, owned all sorts of rc of almost all brands so my opinion holds water.

    I'm sorry, this is not the traxxas forum, I can state my opinion, its not like im going to the traxxas threads and saying all over the place "traxxas sux lol!"

    People are acting like brainwashed zombies, its a toy, everyone thinks theirs is better.

    ps. isn't it funny no one defends me saying "redcat typically of lower quality than other brands"!!! double standard...
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    RE: Truggy advice

    Keep an eye on the RCtech BST, you might come up with a used racer D8T elec conversion on the cheap.
    "Generally" people are respectable on RCtech, as always use caution.

    http://www.rctech.net/forum/r-c-items-sale-trade-16/

    Sometimes used elec D8T's come up used in the D8T thread too.
    http://www.rctech.net/forum/nitro-of...ruggy-549.html

    Again, can't say enough about my D8T's toughness!
    It ain't no Crapxxas or Redcat!

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    RE: Truggy advice

    ORIGINAL: The_Shark (post now deleted)
    ps. isn't it funny no one defends me saying ''redcat typically of lower quality than other brands''!!! double standard...
    No, people giving feedback about redcat in a thread about redcat is what the forums are for.

    I've deleted all the irrelevant traxxas discussion now, let's stick to the topic.

    By the way anatanooch, just a heads up, I removed your post asking if people were selling a truggy, buying and selling int he forum is not permitted, that's what we have the marketplace for.
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    RE: Truggy advice

    Redcat may not be top notch but my Caldera hit a full sized truck wound out in 2nd,$15 good to go... Tweaked the bumper and broke a plastic brace behind the shock tower (big pop) and a knuckle but the front arms were good as new.... Two bills...... My Redcat tornado... Gears strip if you get crazy... Proline dirt hawg dont help.

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    RE: Truggy advice


    ORIGINAL: The_Shark

    in general redcat/exceed are of lower quality than other manufactures, some of the stuff isn't too bad, and for the money spent, I really can't compare another electric truggy for that price.

    however, big squid's review pretty much would have me turn around and walk away, arms snap, weak dogbones/CV, bad servos (given most all stockers suck) broken wing mount ect.

    Get a good used jammin CRT X1 that is already brushless ready or do it yourself, rollers can be had very cheaply, I am selling my roller soon since I have no use for it at the moment.
    agree on that I have one that I made electric, and that thing has taken a 40+mph head on into concrete, and only broke a $5 part. the hit was so bad it actually ripped the front bumper mount out completely from under the diffs. Thought I totaled it on its 1st test run lol
    With great speed comes greater repair bills.
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