Notices
RC Electric Off-Road Trucks, Buggies, Truggies and more Discuss electric RC off-road, buggies & trucks here. Also discuss brushless motors, speed controllers aka ESC's, brushed motors, etc

Best 1/10 Rc MT

Old 02-19-2014, 03:46 PM
  #1  
pvalvo1
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 10
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default Best 1/10 Rc MT

Hey guys,
I currently own a Savage xs rtr model and am looking for and upgrade, i don't really like the savage xs that much. I would like a truck with more ground clearance, and a bit bigger. I've been looking at the Traxxas Stampede 4x4 vxl, and the Vaterra Halix. I would need a 4x4 truck. Any other good trucks out there?
I'm looking for something that doesn't need lots of upgrades, and is very sturdy so...

Thanks for any replies!

My price maxas at 430 btw
Old 02-20-2014, 08:17 AM
  #2  
SyCo_VeNoM
 
SyCo_VeNoM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: North West Indiana
Posts: 12,789
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Default

the pede 4X4 isn't a bad truck... just I feel its over priced
Its main issue I have with it are the sliders those I feel should be metal out of the box as after awhile on the power they get wobbly.
One nice thing about it is for $40ish you can get an optional center diff (what I have in mine) that replaces the slipper.
I run mine more in between a ST, and a truggy. Stadium truck tires, but with a center diff.


Can't comment on the Vaterra Halix cause I've never even heard of it before

Only other MT I know of in that price, and size range is a HPI Wheely king, but I doubt that would do what you want as its brushed solid axle MT that really can't take BL (without a lot of upgrades)
Old 02-20-2014, 02:28 PM
  #3  
zackS30
 
zackS30's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Peoria, AZ
Posts: 1,062
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Default

Id say the vaterra. It seems to be a great mt out of the box(from vids ive seen)
The thunder tiger mg3? Something or other I cant recall exactly what it is sorry but that seems really good too.
Old 02-20-2014, 05:14 PM
  #4  
pvalvo1
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 10
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

Thanks for replies, what r some other trucks that are brush less and r good out of the box?
Old 02-20-2014, 05:17 PM
  #5  
pvalvo1
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 10
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

What trucks do you have, or had that you can recommend that are brushless?
Old 02-20-2014, 06:31 PM
  #6  
zackS30
 
zackS30's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Peoria, AZ
Posts: 1,062
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Default

Sorry, the only brushless ive got is my exo terra. Great buggy.
Id give some good looking at that vattera if thats in ur price range.

Check out redcats terremoto too. It will be a bit cheaper I think. Theres a bunch of vids on youtube for that one too.

Last edited by zackS30; 02-20-2014 at 06:42 PM.
Old 02-21-2014, 05:03 AM
  #7  
pvalvo1
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 10
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

I wonder how the vaterra compares to the pede 4x4 VXL?
Old 02-21-2014, 07:51 AM
  #8  
stevenator128
Junior Member
 
stevenator128's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: VA
Posts: 18
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

Helion Invictus is pretty good out of the box. ECX is soon releasing a 4x4 Ruckus and that will likely get my vote.
Old 07-12-2014, 12:03 AM
  #9  
mudholestomper
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 7
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

my vote is the stampede - i have 2 vxl 4x4s that my 6 & 8 year old boys thrash and they are fast and very durable trucks
Old 07-12-2014, 01:20 PM
  #10  
DieHarder
 
DieHarder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Grand Haven, MI
Posts: 2,984
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

I vote Thunder Tiger MT4-G3.
Old 07-12-2014, 08:10 PM
  #11  
nitrosportsandrunner
 
nitrosportsandrunner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: skowhegan, ME
Posts: 9,507
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Default

4x4 pede, capable but a bit slow and weak drive shafts. but both can be upgraded. but the model alone hits your max price range.

There is the redcat terromoto. haven't owned one yet but have read mostly good about it. it is 1/8 scale, but they are soon releasing a 1/10 scale version of the same chassis. Either version will be in your price range. With the 1/8 scale, you will be running 2 batteries at a time...something I have never liked. The 1/10 will be a single battery im sure.

A brushless wheely king would be neat. Cant go too crazy on power tho, without upgrading the axles and driveshafts. But a 35amp ezrun with a finned out 380 motor on 2s should be fine. you can get the truck and the BL system for $300. Leaves money for other upgrades.

you could buy a axial dingo kit, install a brushless system and big tires

I will have a kyosho mad force cruiser I am selling. 1/8 scale, but it is a solid axle truck. Sucker is huge and has tons of power! They go for $550 new. But I got mine used and it was in your price range. only downside is parts support in USA is weak. But then, the parts hold up well.
Old 07-13-2014, 08:52 AM
  #12  
SyCo_VeNoM
 
SyCo_VeNoM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: North West Indiana
Posts: 12,789
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Default

I vote old ass topic which the OP probably doesn't give a crap about anymore which some new guy cast a scroll of resurrection on (along with 6 others)
Old 07-13-2014, 10:16 AM
  #13  
DieHarder
 
DieHarder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Grand Haven, MI
Posts: 2,984
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

Damn! MT4 G3 is 1/8. Forget it.
Old 07-14-2014, 09:28 AM
  #14  
Maj_Overdrive
Senior Member
My Feedback: (11)
 
Maj_Overdrive's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 1,554
Likes: 0
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by SyCo_VeNoM View Post
I vote old ass topic which the OP probably doesn't give a crap about anymore which some new guy cast a scroll of resurrection on (along with 6 others)
Lol! I was surprised to see all the replies until I saw the date and realized the thread's age! BTW the Halix from what I've read on other forums the Halix seems like a pretty durable and quick truck. It has plastic shafts too (Summit style) but no reported issues yet and there's metal cvd's available from Vaterra. The weakest link appears to be the body posts and the fine pitch (48p? I think) spur gear.

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.