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Old 10-17-2011, 06:09 PM
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I have been looking at large scale rigs and found redcats 1/5 rampage xbe and the 1/6 shredder xt and xb. I am really interested in one of these I think. Anybody have any experience with these?
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Old 10-17-2011, 06:17 PM
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the shredder is cool, but my money would be spent on the XBE if i had the money.

the XBE has a tougher chassis, a better ESC and motor and is just way cooler.

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the shredder is cool, but my money would be spent on the XBE if i had the money.

the XBE has a tougher chassis, a better ESC and motor and is just way cooler.

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Not going to buy right this second but started saving this week for my next purchase. Redcat may get my money lol.
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Not going to buy right this second but started saving this week for my next purchase. Redcat may get my money lol.
look up some utube vids of both models. I like to watch as many tube vids as i can of any models i am considering buying.
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Been watching visa all evening lol that xbe is sick. The shredder is awesome also.
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Been watching visa all evening lol that xbe is sick. The shredder is awesome also.
the XBE is a rare bird also. there are very few RTR 1/5 brushless models out there.

there are some who have spent $700 for a HPI baja gasser, then spent another $500 for a brushless conversion.

or for $699 you can just get the XBE that is just as fast, and even comes with the lipos you need. the XBE is just as tough as a baja IMO, and since its 4wd it will actually handle better.
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I figure ill be able to buy before Christmas. In the meen time I will be upgrading my ruckus a little and honing my driving skills. I am already getting addicted lol.
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I own one.

Here's two videos we made this summer:

Mini preview video:

Put this video at 4:35


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So are you happy with it? How fast was it out of the box? It looks to be really well built I'm kind of still going back and forth between the xbe and the shredder xt.
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I own one.

Here's two videos we made this summer:

Mini preview video:

Put this video at 4:35


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So are you happy with it? How fast was it out of the box? It looks to be really well built I'm kind of still going back and forth between the xbe and the shredder xt.
Go with the XB-E...The Shredder is just a 1/8 on steroid...


The 1/8 Backdraft 8E is on a 3mm platform, and so is the 1/6 serie // XB-E is 4mm.

Shredder runs on 4S // XB-E runs on 6S.

Shredder have a 1500kv motor // XB-E have a 980kv motor

XB-E goes 38mph stock, which is fast enough for a 20 pounds RC car.
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actually would not mind getting the xbe and putting my aftershock parts in.aftershock isway too small for the power it has.needs wheels on its top.
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or just get the avalanch XTE
new brushless version of the avalanche
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hey nitro. are you saying that the aftershock is more stabil?must be something wrong with this one.it don't take much to flip this one.thinking of taking the upper control arms off the quake and put the on the aftershock and see if that helps.new body blew in three minutes! and i was trying to be careful on pavement on number1 punch control. just loves to go sideways.....than tuck and roll!!
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hey nitro. are you saying that the avalanche is more stabil?must be something wrong with this one.it don't take much to flip this one.thinking of taking the upper control arms off the quake and put the on the aftershock and see if that helps.new body blew in three minutes! and i was trying to be careful on pavement on number1 punch control. just loves to go sideways.....than tuck and roll!!
sorry, didnt fully read your post.

the XBE would be much more stable than the avalanche.

but i still wouldnt mind having the avalanche XTE for myself
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thanx nitro.going to extendend the wheels alot.if that don't do it i'll sell it as a roller.put the guts in a xbe.
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I'm personally not going to buy another redcat vehicle until they take care of some of the problems they are having with their current vechiles
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thanx nitro.going to extendend the wheels alot.if that don't do it i'll sell it as a roller.put the guts in a xbe.
You want to put the nitro engine in the XB-E?

I don't think it will work

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no thinking of putting the electronics in the xbe.this little 1/8 scale is completely unstable at any speed with this setup. anyone else having problems keeping it on four wheels?
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no thinking of putting the electronics in the xbe.this little 1/8 scale is completely unstable at any speed with this setup. anyone else having problems keeping it on four wheels?
The only electronic you can switch is the Tx/Rx.

- 1/8 servo won't fit (too small).
- Any 1/8 motor won't be strong enough to move this 20 pounds buggy.

The reason your Avalanche is unstable is the high center of gravity (common to every MT).


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SORRY ST33V3.i'm having the problem with a Aftershock8e,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,just got done trying to buy an avalanche but they wanted too much for it with a bad engine,,,,,,,Brain Cloud!!!i'm thinking the tires are soft compound and stick too much to pavement.i noticed there is 0 spinning.when i put 17mmextenders on if i can find them,ihave pin tires from the ofna that spin some.i can be going 15mph straightand hit the gas 1/4 and its sliding on its top,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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MT are made to run in sand, not pavement :P

Have you tried it in a sand pit?

And like I said, MT have a high center of gravity, that's why they're always on top.
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its the aftershock short course truck,,,,,,,,i just took the upper control arms off the earthquake.i guess they put them on because of the large tires.the aftershock don't have them but i made them fit cause the front spindles are quite mushy without them.charging up the batteries to seeif it helps to keep it on all fours.
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hey just tried it with the upper control arms from the quake( andsome armor-all on the tires!) and its not flipping no more! yeah those wheels need to spin some to be stable,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,got it to 40 plus or minus going down the street,,,,,,,,,,,,,oh well guess i'll get another body now!!
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Oh sorry, I thought it was the Earthquake!

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