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Are you new to RC? This is my opinion on entry level 4x4 truck choices.

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Old 02-16-2012, 12:07 AM
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ORIGINAL: Eman77

Question on the HPI Bullet - are the wheels and tires on it MT sized? Truggy sized? Or what? I just can't tell, they look huge (but it could be just how they are compared to that chassis)

Based on the info provided in the post a shared these are the dimensions.
- Rim diameter: 84mm
- Wheel diameter: 130mm
- Tyre width: 68mm

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This fancy thing you're on called the internet eliminates being confined by what your LHS stocks. Neither LHS here stocks HPI but I told the one that gave me the best price to order in a Savage Flux as my 1st vehicle.. parts I just buy off ebay... but whatever vehicle floats your boat... no sense buying something you like less just cause its available locally

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90% of the time unless its some extremely popular RC at the hobby shops when I went(this is true at the ones I've gone to) generally am told they can get the part in 3-5 business days...
So drive there do the order drive back wait 3-5 days just to go back again, and pay a markup vs waiting the same time in my house. This is a major killer to me seeing it costs me literally $8 in gas to go back and forth once so in the end I would pay 10% markup, 10% tax, and $16 on top of what I can get off the net with no effort. Now if your LHS is close, low markup, and low taxes it might work out good in the end, but for a good chunk of us it doesn't. 
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Our LHS (by my work) went out of business. Only stocked Traxxas parts, and HPI parts for stuff I didn't own. Nice. I'm just fine ordering online, as I get much, much better variety of what I want. I can deal with a few days wait. There are times at work where I was so busy I couldn't get to the LHS for days anyway (and sometimes THEY would have to order it for me, more delays). Online is so much easier for me.

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Good point, If the LHS has to order it why not order it yourself?

One of the other resons i dont go to my LHS (appart from price & availability) hows a ezrun 35a combo is just under $150!!!!! what a rip...
It run by a grumpy old man, & honestly they no nothing about the newer cars. Even on this forum there has been a few cases of there LHS giving out bad advice.

All these points are exactly my thoughts and experiences.
Ezrun 35AMP ESC here at my LHS wants $260 for it that is stupid but that is what they want, talk about mark up!
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Old 02-16-2012, 01:31 AM
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Speaking of that, A while ago i signed up to Yeah Racing as a wholesaler.....
There ESC are exactly the same as the ezrun 35a ESC

I can get a complete combo (ESC, Motor & program card) for US$58.44 version 1.
and version 2 with additinal tornado fan for $69, only down side i have to order 10 at a time.
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LOL 10 at a time!
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The REDCAT CALDERA 10e is a great truck for really cheap (under $200). 4wd, brushless, handles great and very reliable.

Only weak areas I see are servo-related items and the flimsy body. Otherwise its a great truck.

Here's some videos of my Caldera 10e (sorry, there is some really bad camera work in these videos; i was driving and filming at the same time so the truck is not always in the video frame).

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpGAq_4jukI[/youtube]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rp-WOG2EejQ[/youtube]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9swp4AHBiA[/youtube]
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