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Old 03-01-2012, 05:12 PM
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Default Exo terra pricing

I wanted to know you would buy for this buggy, for instance.

Exo Terra 345.99
CC mamba Max 4600 kv combo 229.98
futaba 3PRKA w receiver 69.99
venom lipo 60.99

TOTAL 706.95




seems pricy to me any way to get it under 600.00 or close?
Old 03-01-2012, 05:33 PM
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ORIGINAL: dalolyn

I wanted to know you would buy for this buggy, for instance.

Exo Terra 345.99
CC mamba Max 4600 kv combo 229.98
futaba 3PRKA w receiver 69.99
venom lipo 60.99

TOTAL 706.95




seems pricy to me any way to get it under 600.00 or close?
go with electronics from hobbypartz and a Gen's Ace lipo from them too. good quality, and should cut your cost by $100-200.
Old 03-01-2012, 08:23 PM
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Or go Tekin since you're already going expensive. And get a FASST Futaba stetup[&:]
Old 03-01-2012, 08:38 PM
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Or go Tekin since you're already going expensive. And get a FASST Futaba stetup[&:]
Thought about that. Just a lot of bucks, me likes the exo a lot. wonder if they will come down in price after the newness wares off.
Old 03-01-2012, 08:55 PM
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Probably not. Most cars don't...shops don't have a lot of margin on this particular car, either. In all seriousness, though, go Tekin for the electronics. You will thank ThunderbirdJunkie.
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Default RE: Exo terra pricing

The EXO is cool, but seems it has some durability issues right out of the gate.

I know it doesent really look as cool, but the Ofna LX2e can be had for probably $180 or so shipped from tower hobbies and would probably be much stronger than the exo while being just as capable and much cheaper.

I do think the exo looks cool though
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The EXO is cool, but seems it has some durability issues right out of the gate.

I know it doesent really look as cool, but the Ofna LX2e can be had for probably $180 or so shipped from tower hobbies and would probably be much stronger than the exo while being just as capable and much cheaper.

I do think the exo looks cool though
What durability issues does it have? Most new RC's have some issues.
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Seen a couple motor mounts broken completely in half from some small jumps, heard of some other driveline issues as well, and its hard to work on because the the cage.

Im not saying dont get it, just make sure you know what you are buying
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Seen a couple motor mounts broken completely in half from some small jumps, heard of some other driveline issues as well, and its hard to work on because the the cage.

Im not saying dont get it, just make sure you know what you are buying
Ive read most the threads, still cant find any info on what you are trying to say. I have found that one guy stripped gears but admits he was punching it pretty hard.
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Default RE: Exo terra pricing

The gears look a lot like pot metal to me (cast, not machined), and there are only 2 spiders in them, but it can be upgraded to 4.

Here is a broken motor mount from what was supposedly a 3ft jump. I have heard of another that broke as well.



I just think the apache C1 is quite a bit better built for about the same money by the time you make the axial RTR.




But everyone has their own preferances and opinions and If you are really set on the Axial, then go with it
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ORIGINAL: dalolyn

I wanted to know you would buy for this buggy, for instance.

Exo Terra 345.99
CC mamba Max 4600 kv combo 229.98
futaba 3PRKA w receiver 69.99
venom lipo 60.99

TOTAL 706.95




seems pricy to me any way to get it under 600.00 or close?
Unless that 3PRKA comes with a servo, which I belive does not, you need to factor in a decent servo suitable for SC trucks.

You're already at $706 before a servo. I think cummins has a good point, a C1 RTR is $609.However, it's still on order. Or the Apache SC Flux for $549. http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...RCH=HPI+apache The down side to HPIs compared to the Axial is they require 2 battery packs and thus a sufficient charger.
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I thought about the battery thing. I do think you could run an Apache on 3s, it just probably wont have quite the kick that 4s would...
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I wanted to know you would buy for this buggy, for instance.

Exo Terra 345.99
CC mamba Max 4600 kv combo 229.98
futaba 3PRKA w receiver 69.99
venom lipo 60.99

TOTAL 706.95




seems pricy to me any way to get it under 600.00 or close?
Unless that 3PRKA comes with a servo, which I belive does not, you need to factor in a decent servo suitable for SC trucks.

You're already at $706 before a servo. I think cummins has a good point, a C1 RTR is $609. However, it's still on order. Or the Apache SC Flux for $549. http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...RCH=HPI+apache The down side to HPIs compared to the Axial is they require 2 battery packs and thus a sufficient charger.




Oh my. up to $ 750.00 might as well get a HPI vorza flux.
I am ready to sell my Slash 2wd. just tired of always having to flip it over off of its hood. I can run the b4.1 all day without flipping, Then I run the slash and its a flipping disaster.
Might get a lcg kit for it. Probably going to pass on the Exo for a while, it is a lot easier to justify replacing broken parts on a 2-3 hundred dollar vehicle then it is a 750 dollar vehicle.
Man $ 750.00 that's not even going High end on the required equipment. guy could easily get the cost above 900.
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Default RE: Exo terra pricing

I was thinking along the same line as you when I started pricing an EXO build. You would definately want to use quality equipment. Even in my estimates without a new radio system I was looking at $225-$250 for a Tekin brushless system, $80-$100 for a quality Futaba, Hitec or Associated servo plus maybe another $70 for a new FASST receiver if I didn't want to take one out of my other cars. Then $40-$50 or so for a Turnigy LiPo on top of the $350 kit. It adds up quick. But, the EXO is a cool looking vehicle and there really isn't anything else quite like it on the market besides the Apache C1.

If you're looking for a 4WD brushless basher you can consider some alternatives that I thought of. 4wd Stampede VXL, a RTR brushless SC truck like a SC10 4x4, an HPI Bullet ST Flux for $350 (this probably isn't a bad alternative http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXBPVU&P=ML).

Here'sa search for HPI Flux producs on Tower: http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...AdvancedSearchSome of these may be worth considering. Sign up for the Tower club which I believe is still $10 a year and you'll receive a discount plus free shipping on any of these models.
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I did some bargain shopping. I found my EXO buggy for $310 shipped NIB. I then got a Hobbywing 80A EZRUN setup with 4-pole motor for $125. Top that off with a used Spektrum receiver and I am out
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I did some bargain shopping. I found my EXO buggy for $310 shipped NIB. I then got a Hobbywing 80A EZRUN setup with 4-pole motor for $125. Top that off with a used Spektrum receiver and I am out <$450.

I will be starting a build thread in a few days.

Touché!

I think the boys would let me run one in the SC 4x4 class at the track which is one reason whyI was interested. I'd get rid of my Gambler and maybe my Wheely Kingfor this car. FYI, $335.97 for Tower members minus $50 and free shipping. $285.97 to your door.
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Ya, it is lighter than the TEN SCTE and SC10 4x4, but otherwise it is dimensionally the same (- the SC bumpers). I don't think it will be as safe against hacking since the tires stick out past the body. I am always amazed at how robust short course trucks are against hits then any other class.

2wd buggy just exploded at our track so I am not sure if the 4x4 buggy will find a home or not.
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[quote]ORIGINAL: Dale Gribble

I did some bargain shopping. I found my EXO buggy for $310 shipped NIB. I then got a Hobbywing 80A EZRUN setup with 4-pole motor for $125. Top that off with a used Spektrum receiver and I am out

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