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Canít decide on new rig!!

Old 12-02-2019, 07:28 AM
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Iíve been in the rc world for over 20 years and Iím at the point where I have little monsters that are showing interest in rc. I have a few helicopters and a few 1/18 scale buggies and 1/10 buggies right now. Iím in the market for a 4wd truggy. Iíve been looking at the muckrakers by exceed and the zd racing truggy. I will also be taking it to my local track for the occasional race night. Can anybody give me there two cents? My spending limit is under 400.00. I know the zd is off brand but it looks like itís pretty universal and easily upgraded with name brand parts(or not)? Hope to hear from you pros soon!
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Old 12-02-2019, 05:24 PM
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Hate to throw a wrench in your plans, but the Exceed and ZD Racing brands just won't hold up on a race track... not trying to be a hater, but just want to help save you a lot of frustration so you don't go home early with a pile of broken parts

While technically a "race grade", I still wouldn't recommend it, but this would be the "bare minimum" Truggy that just might get you through on a tight budget:
$310 HoBao Hyper10TT RTR


There is a USA distributor to get your parts here:
RC Parts, Hyper 10 TT, Hyper 10 TT-E HoBao Enterprising


I have owned and raced the 10TT many years ago, the design is extremely dated and lacks the following:
* Design flaw on steering rack, doesn't turn sharp enough in both directions
* No quick access diffs, will be more difficult to maintain
* Limited spring and sway bar selection
* Severe lack of tuning options, no adjustable pill inserts, no ackermann tuning, no emulsion, etc..
* Stock up on arms,spindles, shock shafts and hub carriers!
* Plan to spend another $200+ on upgrades from Integy and T-Bone Racing to make this truck reasonably durable

It's really not worth the hassle for the price.

If you want to save yourself money and frustration, then I would only consider one of the modern race grade options which will stand the test of time, I have created a spreadsheet here comparing features between the top 3 current brands:
Mini-Truggy Options


Here is my review of the 401R-T and would highly recommend this kit, you will get the most bang for the buck!

Best of luck on your decision!

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Wow thank you for the in depth reply! Just what I was asking for thank you!
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