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Old 12-27-2007, 07:06 PM
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Default Help a monster truck n00blet!

Hi guys.

It's time for a new truck, and I've been eying the large nitro monster trucks as something different from my mainly electric collection. I want, in this order

1) durability out of the box
2) speed

It's going to be only between the Revo 3.3, LST2, and LST3. Electronics included will be junked immediately, so they're not a factor in the decision (yes I know LST2 has better Tx, servos).

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Old 12-27-2007, 07:26 PM
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LST3??? When's that coming out?


Anyways, I definetly think the LST2 is good for you, or anyone. Best radio, tough, easy to work on, great suspension... GREAT TRUCK.

If you're racing, Revo, but the LST can be a racer too after quite a few upgrades.
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Old 12-27-2007, 07:27 PM
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flip a coin. I would go LST2 that is just me cause I have one. Both are good can't loose with either one. I do think that the lst2 has a little edge on durability.
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ORIGINAL: comerford2@msn.com

flip a coin. I would go LST2 that is just me cause I have one. Both are good can't loose with either one. I do think that the lst2 has a little edge on durability.
Little is putting it mildly lol. My pals Revo sits because it breaks like a champagne glass on a dumptruck loaded with dynamite driving through a nitroglycerin factory
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This is so silly the Revo is no champagne glass it is more like a olde english 800 40oz bottle, it will break but it is pretty tough. I drive my Revo pretty dang hard and yeah some things break. On Christmas day I was jumping it pretty good getting about 5 feet of air and maybe 15 or 20 feet of distance, well had a real bad landing the only thing that happened was a turnbuckle popped out of the rod end. I would say either one is sweet it is up to you bro.
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Old 12-27-2007, 09:18 PM
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i would say go for the lst2 simply because the Revo has the new 3.3 and I havent really heard to many good things about the 3.3......
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Old 12-28-2007, 04:31 PM
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Seems to me,price would have something to do with it also,unless you happen to be wealthy.
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Old 12-28-2007, 05:39 PM
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Well, the Revo and LST are equal in price. I can get the Revo for $499 or $475 and the LST2 I can get for $559. It's a $60 difference and in that price range, it doesn't really matter.
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Old 12-29-2007, 05:34 PM
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LST3??
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Old 12-29-2007, 06:15 PM
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I really dont think there going to come out with a Lst3. There Lst2 is doing so good and really needs no upgrades.
If they do i thinks its going to be 1/5 scale
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out of the 2 you listed i would choose the lst2 but i beleive the best starter truck to me is the mgt 4.6 good all around truck simple design and good price
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What do you mean by "starter truck?" Starter for one new to the nitro scene, one new to the hobby, or one new to monster trucks? I am new to monster trucks but not to nitro or the hobby. I will give the 4.6 a look. Thanks for the suggestion! [&:]
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Its mainly for the hobby.
But if you have never worked on a 4wd car with different diffs and more parts your going to have some difficulty on understanding these things.
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Heh I built an X1CR Pro kit as my first car in this hobby. Now THAT was a challenge :P

Think the LST is as durable as my buggy?
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Old 12-29-2007, 10:55 PM
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I think the Revo. I have the 2.5 and have no problems with it. Its a great truck. BTW, Yub Yub, where do you buy your stuff locally? Because Im not very far from Worcester.
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Old 12-30-2007, 10:29 AM
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Ay! Northborough!

I go to Master Hobbies on Rte 9 in Cherry Valley (in Worc, just keep on driving down Park Ave away from Gold Star) for small parts. They also have good prices on Traxxas and occasionally other stuff (for example, they sell the Revo cheaper than Tower w/o their current promo).

I go to Henry's Hobby House on West Boylston St. for stuff like fuel and very, very common parts because it is 1/2 min away from where I live. But be careful! They carry very limited RC parts and don't carry many cars except Traxxas. I went in to get a glow igniter yesterday (mine died after 2 years) and no; all they had was the cheapo type.

I go to Xtreme Hobby Works on Rte 9 Natick for the good stuff. They carry a lot of parts and A LOT of cars, and I bought my Stampede there. The owner is pretty cool. I really like going there to take the bodies off cool new cars like Baja 5B and LST2 and Revo and such because they have a lot of stuff you wouldn't imagine a hobby shop to have because they would be afraid that it wouldn't sell. Plus they have competitive prices. The only problem is that Natick is 30-45 mins away.

There's also the track in Fitchburg on Rte-12 (RC Excitement) that I've been to once or twice, but they're also far. 20-45 mins depending on the day and whether you take 190.
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I go to henry's also from time to time to get some fuel. I would like to go to RC Excitement and race my revo or GST. That extreme hobby shop in natick seems nice. I should check that out..
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Lst 3 ? where have i been whens that coming out.
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