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Old 07-14-2017, 03:07 AM
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Default Heart vs. Brain

It's hard to buy a Lunchbox (or Pumpkin) kit, which my heart wants, when my brain tells me that for more or less the same money, I can get one of these RTRs:

Traxxas Stampede

Redcat Racing Volcano

Arrma Granite

ECX Ruckus

Heart or brain. which do you follow? Jane stop this crazy thing!
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Old 07-17-2017, 05:48 PM
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Definitely ....
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Traxxas Stampede or the ECX Ruckus
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Old 07-17-2017, 10:18 PM
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Hi Rusty. Thanks so much for taking the time to reply. I am super excited to have, after SO much research, FINALLY pulled the trigger! I ordered an ECX Ruckus (2WD LiPo) for me from Horizon Hobby. I ordered a Traxxas Slash (2WD Mark Jenkins NiMh) for my son from Amazon. From Horizon Hobby, I also ordered a Kinexsis KX80 LiPo/NiMh charger and a Venom 4000mAh 2s LiPo with a universal plug. Now, like Tom Petty sings, the waiting is the hardest part ;-)
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Old 07-18-2017, 01:38 PM
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Double sweetness! I think you will be having a blast with both platforms. Both have great reputations.

I was kinda in the same thought process with buying The Frog and Optima to bring back youth memories. I tossed and turned at night over the issue. I'm over it. The prices were just a little too far off from what I was hoping for. So I curbed my appetite by building SC/ST trucks from spare parts, and getting newer platform as well.
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Tamiya are going to price themselves out of business. Why would one buy a model that you have to build, install optional ball bearings, steel gear set, buy and install a radio system and battery. When you can get a RTR for way less. Tamiya thinks very highly of themselves to believe that most would prefer to buy one of their kits vs a Traxxas or other RTR kit with all the bells and whistles.
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Hi Jim,

I agree completely. As much as I went into this hunt with the idea of building a Tamiya kit with my son, for all the nostalgic thoughts...REASON kicked in. There is just no way to buy a Hornet or a Lunchbox for the same or even more money than you pay for a Traxxas. I cannot see it.

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Besides, Traxxas models for example are extremely durable in some pretty gnarly crashes. Try that with most Tamiya models and you will have to buy expensive parts and rebuild it. It rates real high on the Poo factor. I love Tamiya quality and selection but not economical.
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One vote for Traxxas Stampede from me.
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