Doesn't the EB4 have a steel spur? The pic I've seen one showed a separte picture in the offer, as if it were included..
Here my costs would be the following:
Hobbywing 150a 2200 combo: €215
misc: €50.. paint, receiver, etc.. I have a spare Savox 1256, so no cost there.
So, a good €700 all up. Kits always
cost more than you think though..(applies to everything in RC, to be fair..)
2.) EB4 G3
RTR including the same Reedy 4s lipo I have two of for my MT4: €365 shipped.
PLUS I can switch chassis, diffs, and all kinds of other stuff with my MT4 if necessary - in both directions too. I hope the radio is the same as the MT4. For an RTR, the TT's come with a nice radio. So, could just bind the receiver to my MT4 radio, and keep the second radio as a backup. Another little advantage..
The only real extra cost I see with the EB4 is a new body, as the stock one is pretty cheesy. I have other tires and wings. Can also throw in the Savox 1256 steering servo. Then I'd have the two TT servos (also from the MT4), new as backups for one of my bashers or whatever..
Yeah, the RC8.2e is the better car. But at the price difference I'd be looking at, and given that I don't care about travelling all over the country to organized races - or all the shock piston drilling and other stuff(including investing in five more sets of tires, better batteries, a second kit for spares, etc..), for me I just wouldn't get that much more benefit out of it, other than bragging rights. And bragging rights aren't worth 350(more like 400 when you factor in the "free" lipo...) bucks.. And yeah, the part cross-over advantage with the MT4.. Also, having invested all that much more in a more racerly buggy, I just wouldn't thrash it as carelessly, so it would kind of take away from the fun. Just speaking for meself of course..