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Desert Buggy vs Monster Truck?

Old 04-04-2019, 04:51 AM
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Default Desert Buggy vs Monster Truck?

Looking at monster trucks, it seems like most of them do wheelies when you accelerate fast, which Iím not a fan of.

Would I be better suited with a desert buggy style RC instead?

Iím looking for something with bigger tires and sits a little taller than an SCT in 1/10 scale and 4WD

Iím liking the Arrma Big Rock for a monster truck and the Losi buggies or the Axial Yeti buggy

I already have an SCT which I like a lot, but I want something else for my brothers/girlfriend to drive with me

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Old 04-20-2019, 04:30 PM
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You can find some RC Monster trucks with a longer wheelbase, with a longer wheelbase they typically wheelie less.
Old 04-25-2019, 06:14 PM
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Some examples outside what is said above.
One way to stop wheelies in some MT's like the Stampede 4X4 is put in a center differential. Put one in my stampede to turn it more into a 4wd 1/10th scale Truggy, and it stopped it from wheeling as once the front wheels break traction it unloads the power from the rear, The diff fluid greatly affects this with this setup, (this stampede started life as a Slash 4X4)
Now something like a 2wd Stampede good luck getting that to not wheelie as the majority of the weight is in the rear.

Basically it all depends on the RC you could try wheelie bars, adjusting the shocks like I removed the pre-loads off my Savage X's shocks which made it harder to wheelie. My flux forget that thing it was able to do backflips only way to stop it from flipping was to make a wheelie bar for it. Rc's with higher center's of gravity will wheelie easier(and tend to like to flip in turns)

Maybe look at a Truggy those can still pull wheelies, but generally they are harder to pull it on.
Old 04-26-2019, 03:19 AM
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There is no doubt about...Desert Buggies got the look! The ones that really catch my eye are the 1/8 scale platforms. I've heard the statement made many times over the years that 1/8 scale buggies are the "tanks of the RC car world". Most are just plain tough. I know I couldn't be without one for my bashing adventures. And, just by putting on some 2.2" crawler-isque rubber, or monster truck-ish tires on all four corners of a 4wd SCT, or 1/8 scale buggy, you have yourself an RC that acts a lil' different from before. Conversion/build threads out there of people transforming their eBugs/SCTs into something new.

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