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Old 10-20-2007, 06:31 AM
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Default What about Redcat?

Well, I have asked all over the RC Gereral Disccussons forums and they all say redcat is just cars you can buy off ebay for less. Some said, "Redcat. Red crap" Is it really that bad. Please post your opinions and expieriences. I am really on the edge of what I should get.
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Old 10-20-2007, 06:46 AM
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The only reason they say that they are only sold through ebay is because they do not know where any dealers are that sell them. Redcats are fine for me as far as the nitro ones go. I do not own any electrics yet. Like I said in another post before is that if you have never driven one or owned then you cannot bash it. They are great cars. People just like to jump on the bandwagon and say negative stuff because it makes them look like they know something. But look at it this way, why is that a company that does not advertise in major mags (YET) and not available in alot of rc dealers yet have one the biggest if not the biggest forums on this site? And when you go through and look at all the posts on this redcat forum how many people are upset about there product they bought? Also look at the many people who own redcats, do they own just one?, NO they own many! That says something right there. Why would you buy something and not like it and be like "let me go out and get 3 more so I can be even more pissed off at them?" No one would do that. If you ask me if you should get a 1/8th scale redcat, I would tell you go for it. That is only because I do not own any off road 1/10 but alot of other people do and are very happy with them.
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Old 10-20-2007, 06:48 AM
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Default RE: What about Redcat?

I was thinking of the monsoon. How is that offroad/ in grass? Jumps?

I don't have many cars. Only two, so when I get one it usually has to be really good.
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Old 10-20-2007, 07:13 AM
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I have read of people changing diff fluids. I have never opened anything up or seen the differentials. Should it be ok for bashing just to leave it the way it is?
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Old 10-20-2007, 08:03 AM
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Yes it would be fine to leave it the way it is if you are just bashing it and running it around fields and stuff. I have a monsoon and I love it. They are built really well and can take a beating.
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Default RE: What about Redcat?

bro, your all over the forum asking the same question, you must have a million opinions already, you wont find anything compartive and close to the same price, they are great cars and trucks and the price is just a bonus. the 1/8ths are super durable, you must have seen my video's and plenty of other peoples, 99% of the people who bash redcat dont and have never owned one.
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Old 10-20-2007, 08:09 AM
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Default RE: What about Redcat?

The other I was thinking of was not a Redcat. It's a Cen Magnum NX http://rc-tradingpost.com/cen9250.html I really like that truck but however I also like huge cars with huge engines.
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thats a nice truck too but i would take an avalanche over it in a heartbeat, its bigger and has a much bigger and more powerful engine and only a few bucks more
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I really like that Cen truck but........................
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The Cen dealer is a few minutes from me and the Redcat is an hour.
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Old 10-20-2007, 08:54 AM
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How fast would it go with the biggest CB that will fit? Would it still have enough torque/power for grass?
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i honestly dont know, i have a 10 tooth on it now, redcat will be getting in some different sized clutch bells soon, i like it the way it is, plenty of torque and decent top end, i run my truck and stuff off road since i have onroads for pavement, i dont like to wear the tires down on the off roads.
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Does a monsoon stock going 32MPH sound right?
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Old 10-20-2007, 09:37 AM
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Between redcat's I am thinking of the Monsoon or the Hurricane. I will not be doing any racing but I will be driving on a track I built. I don't know if the hurricane would have enough ground clearance though. Redcat told me the hurricane goes 55MPH and the monsoon goes 45.
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The monsoon would be the best bet for you. It handles like a buggy and has higher ground clearance with a wide stance. It is a great all around rc for everything!
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Is it possible to gear it to go ~40MPH and have good low end. The GPS that said 32MPH (In the review) sounds a bit low to me.
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Is it possible to gear it to go ~40MPH and have good low end. The GPS that said 32MPH (In the review) sounds a bit low to me.
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You cannot compare that cen truck to the monsoon. Just look at the pieces on it. They are WAY less durable and alot thinner and smaller. That truck will break alot quicker and it is a 1/10th scale. Monsoon or hurricane any day over that! If you think the monsoon would be too slow check out my video of the monsoon I posted here couple of weeks ago
You cannot compare that cen truck to the monsoon. Just look at the pieces on it. They are WAY less durable and alot thinner and smaller. That truck will break alot quicker and it is a 1/10th scale. Monsoon or hurricane any day over that! If you think the monsoon would be too slow then check out my video of the monsoon.[link]http://youtube.com/watch?v=asFF0Xv5vLs[/link]
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Old 10-20-2007, 10:19 AM
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I think that if it only goes 32mph that that's a bit slow top end but I've seen other videos and the low end is crazy!
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Really how often do you run the RC wide open for long periods? Normally you are just doing short bursts, so for top end that should not be a concern. You should be geared towards durability.
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True. Just wondering if anyone has expierience changing CB's.
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Changing CB's on the monsoon or just changing them on anything?
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On the monsoon. Would an 11 or 12 still have good power for grass. Stock is 10 right?
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Stock is 10 but they have not come out with another CB that will fit yet. If you want a different tooth amount you have to modify that chassis and change the engine mounts to get it to fit. Some people have done it and been very happy. I am waiting for the right ones to come out. I do not like cutting my stuff up.
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Stock is 10 but they have not come out with another CB that will fit yet. If you want a different tooth amount you have to modify that chassis and change the engine mounts to get it to fit. Some people have done it and been very happy. I am waiting for the right ones to come out. I do not like cutting my stuff up.
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Do they have different spur gears?
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