Originally Posted by Krazy Matt
Ok finally got to work on it now waiting for parts. But the front dif was about to b wasted.getting new front and rears plus aluminum front and rear shock towers. But I'm thinking about trading it for a nitro off road truck. I think that I would b better off cuz I got more dirt and mud than blacktop. Jus not sure cuz of the amount of cash I've got in this thing now
IMO offroad is more fun. but be warned, more times than not a used nitro is a bunch of headaches. with yours you know what the issues are. Many long-time RC'ers will tell you don't buy a used nitro unless you are prepared to buy a new motor for it.
That said, I have on occasion found used rustler .15 and 2.5 that were RTR for a fair price and that I got running with not much effort. but it really just depends on how the person took care of it. It is not like with an electric motor, which doesn't care if it was cleaned after each run, and isn't likely to have been overheated or to have been broken in poorly. I feel much more comfortable buying a used electric than a nitro. basically, I only buy a used nitro when it is dirt cheap.
I did once get a rustler .15 off ebay for $45. no radio or body, but the rest was there. this was an AS IS, found in a basement truck. but for $45 I figured id get my money's worth in parts. when it arrived, I found the motor was seized right up. couldn't move the flywheel. I took the motor as apart as I could, let it soak in PB blast overnight, put it back together and had it running around my backyard that day. that turned out to be a pretty good deal