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    trying to decide on a redcat vehicle help plz

    first off ive owned many rc cars xxx4,rc10gt,lx comp,tc3 but my main vehcile i have now is a rd logics sho so im not afraid to order parts because my lhs doesnt carry parts for it. i already have a 1/8th scale buggy that im happy with it has a .28axial som looking for something that runs a smaller more economical motor but is tough and that has ground clearance for bashing.. please understand that i wont really race this vehicle and im looking for a basher and thats what attracted me to redcat is the price.. im leaning heavily on the volcano sv what is everyones take on that truck?
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    RE: trying to decide on a redcat vehicle help plz

    I love mine great 1/10 basher has some weak points but all do ie stock shocks. With some upgrades it is a great truck for the money and will take abuse. I'm still trying to kill my stock engine so i can order an OS. I have gotten 25 min runtimes with it just bashing around the yard and driveway. I'm sure plenty of others will have more to say about it.
    If you haven\'t broken something your not driving it right!

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    RE: trying to decide on a redcat vehicle help plz

    if i got it it would be the sv pro edition would that fix the issues you stated?
    Losi xxx-4,rc10gt/picco .26bb,electric tc3,ultra comp 2,rdlogics sho,Tmaxx,mini revo,hobby king beetle

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    RE: trying to decide on a redcat vehicle help plz

    the volcano is a nice truck, its alot of fun and durable, great for bashing, and you just cant beat the price for what you get.
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    RE: trying to decide on a redcat vehicle help plz

    im about to pull the trigger on this purchase.. how hard is it to convert to a single speed im not to big on 2 speeds.. and how reliable is the 2 speed tranny and what would be the speed difference given the bells are the same...
    Losi xxx-4,rc10gt/picco .26bb,electric tc3,ultra comp 2,rdlogics sho,Tmaxx,mini revo,hobby king beetle

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    RE: trying to decide on a redcat vehicle help plz

    the volcano is a single speed, press the button!!!!
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    RE: trying to decide on a redcat vehicle help plz

    Heck just get the avalanche.
    The one with the most toys wins. I think I may have a good chance of winning.

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    RE: trying to decide on a redcat vehicle help plz

    i was thinking that too but he wanted something better on gas
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    RE: trying to decide on a redcat vehicle help plz

    at 30 a gallon id like to own something with less displacement than 1/8th scale.. with the stock pinion how is the low end and high end speed.. i think im dead set on this i just hate pull starts will my rotostart backplate off a megatech .16 fit the team infinity .18?
    Losi xxx-4,rc10gt/picco .26bb,electric tc3,ultra comp 2,rdlogics sho,Tmaxx,mini revo,hobby king beetle

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    RE: trying to decide on a redcat vehicle help plz

    i dont know if it would, an hpi for the nitrostar .15 will work, its geared good stock for low and top end.
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    RE: trying to decide on a redcat vehicle help plz

    one more question before i buy is there any reviews on this car i cant seem to find any.. i can find videos on youtube which i enjoyed yours of the stx and others but id like a review that can tell me some negative with the positive..but ill prob buy anyway..
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    RE: trying to decide on a redcat vehicle help plz

    not as of yet, there is going to be or is one in the works but that wont be posted or done for a while. There isnt much negative about it, its really a nice truck. there was a problem with the spur gears stripping but that was corrected with new steel clutch bells. the engine has decent power, its no os but good power. Its durable, good on fuel.
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    RE: trying to decide on a redcat vehicle help plz

    im going to buy it for myself for xmas... i appriciate you going out of your way to help me make a decision..
    Losi xxx-4,rc10gt/picco .26bb,electric tc3,ultra comp 2,rdlogics sho,Tmaxx,mini revo,hobby king beetle

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    RE: trying to decide on a redcat vehicle help plz

    its no problem, i am here to help, lol. i dont work for the company either, i just help in the support.
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    RE: trying to decide on a redcat vehicle help plz

    No the roto start won't fit but when i get the roto starts for the SH.18 they will fit. they should be in soon.
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    RE: trying to decide on a redcat vehicle help plz

    The pull start is really not a prob my engine (VX.18) always fires in four or five pulls I have never had a problem with it so i just haven't changed it. I cant say how well the infinity is but it souldn't be worse since it is the better of the two.
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    RE: trying to decide on a redcat vehicle help plz

    ok i thought i was done but question volcano sv non pro or the tsunami truggy?
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    RE: trying to decide on a redcat vehicle help plz

    either one, i like the volcano peronally, if you get the tsunami, put a single speed in it.
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    RE: trying to decide on a redcat vehicle help plz

    what goes wrong with the 2 speed?
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    RE: trying to decide on a redcat vehicle help plz

    for off road, i would stick to a single speed, 2 speed can just be a headache. i converted all my 2 speed redcat except 1 tornado and the lightning to a single speed.
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    RE: trying to decide on a redcat vehicle help plz

    ill prob go with the volcano because im just buying it rtr and leaving it that way.. i have to many "projects" and im looking for something thats going to be reliable and not need constant attention...i just noticed that the tsunami jumped much better than the volcano..
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    RE: trying to decide on a redcat vehicle help plz

    i dont really know, my son likes to jump the tsunami, they seem to have the same air control though, the volcano is larger than the tsunami and has 8 shocks instead of 4, i think it absorbs the shock of a jump better than the tsunami but they are both great trucks. for all out bashing i think the volcano is the way to go.
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    RE: trying to decide on a redcat vehicle help plz

    the volcano is a good truck i own the sv pro and the only thing i hate about it is the infinity .18 only has one speed needle on it so it is tricky to tune you have to compromise on either take off or top speed but other than that its an awesome truck. this is my first nitro rc so i had some learning curves but other than the engine i love my sv pro, would definiately recommend the sv to everyone thats interested in a volcano
    Volcano sv pro, team infinity.18, alum. header & tune pipe, alum. a-arms, direct drive trans, proline masher tires

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    RE: trying to decide on a redcat vehicle help plz

    im going to get the volcano sv non pro and just see what fails if anything then just upgrade the parts that do break.. how the engine that comes with that one?
    Losi xxx-4,rc10gt/picco .26bb,electric tc3,ultra comp 2,rdlogics sho,Tmaxx,mini revo,hobby king beetle

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    RE: trying to decide on a redcat vehicle help plz

    The Vx .18 is a pretty decent engine. Great for bashing but when it goes get the Sh .18. That is a really good engine holds a tune very well starts 1 2 3, and has very good power and performance.
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