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    Question Vaterra Kalahari or Team Associated SC10

    Please excuse the strange question but which one? I am leaning towards the Kalahari because of the 45+ mph with a lipo and cheaper price but I also like the sc10 so which is better. Vaterra $150 RTR and SC10 $230 RTR

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    Moderator collector1231's Avatar
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    May 2010
    A place in a place.
    It depends. What are you using the car for?

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    I just want the fastest option and are there any others I should consider under $230?

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    OvalRacer99's Avatar
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    Jul 2009
    Watertown, SD
    With the SC10, you will be able to find a ton of hop ups and replacement parts at just about any hobby shop. The other i have never herd of!
    My SC10 with a mamba max pro esc and an 8.5 turn motor does over 50mph on 2 cell lipo.
    Go fast, turn left, repeat as needed!!!
    My spelling sucks, get over it!!!

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    SyCo_VeNoM's Avatar
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    Jul 2007
    chicago, IL
    The vatrerra shares at least 90%(heard the chassis, bumpers, and drive shafts are only unique parts) of parts with the Losi mini 8ight (sure you herd of that right oval ) Vaterra is owned by horizon just like Losi, and even ECX

    Only issue I have with the vaterra is the battery compartment (I do own one haven't had a chance to run it due to weather) it needs the smaller packs like the ones the mini revo, and RC18s use
    With great speed comes greater repair bills.
    Click on My models to see some of what I own. Eventually will add the rest

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    I do prefer smaller cars but the associated seems appealing at 1/10 and such an attractive price at $230 completely ready to run and $20 off at tower hobbies that's quite the bargain.

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    Is the SC10 waterproof?

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    nitrosportsandrunner's Avatar
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    Aug 2007
    skowhegan, ME
    I don't think the brushed SC10 is waterproof, could be wrong tho.

    I was looking at the base brushed sc10 on tower just the other day. My SC10 is pretty worn. I can do the 3 pay option, and with free shipping and the discount code I can get the sc10 for $58 (x3)
    Since I already have a brushless ESC/motor, I can sell the stock system as well as stock radio and get back $40-$50.

    I own the Kalahari and on a 3s it is fast. But if you compare both trucks in stock form with stock nimh batteries then the sc10 is a bit faster. The kal stock is around 25mph (which is quick) and goes 35ish on a 2s. It will do 45mph on a 3s if you run the largest spur gear and ONLY on pavement. That motor is decent but is also small. running 3s really pushes its limits. I would not suggest running 3s all the time nor running 3s on anything other than smooth pavement.

    The Kalahari can be had for less than $150 (at least last time I looked on ebay, it was $115 shipped)

    As much as I like the kal, a sc10 is a better basher...due to the fact it can drive over more terrain. Bigger tires and a bit more ground clearance. That said, the kal will drive over stuff that most models its' size will not. It is very capable for its' size. It makes a better rally car most 1/10 cars sold as rally cars!
    SC10rs, 1/6 hummer crawler, Kyosho Twin Force, Lunchbox project, Techone P51,

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