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Old 01-24-2023, 09:46 AM
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Hi new to this hobby and would like some advice on a choice between a lasernut u4 or a typhoon 6s. I'm on a farm and looking for something to just rip around with. I may jump/bash a bit I'm not sure yet, at this point. They are closely priced, with the lasernut being slightly more expensive. may use it in winter/snow....

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Old 01-24-2023, 06:01 PM
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id go lasernut cause it's the more versatile of the 2. i think it's supposed to be some kind of pseudo rock racer so it wont be as fast or handle as well, but it can handle rougher terrain and will work on more types of terrain and (based off the reviews/videos iv watched) is no slouch when it comes to being a general purpose basher(ie, can hit some pretty gnarly jumps).
the only reason id go typhoon is if you have large open semi flat space (void of large rocks and gnarly tree roots) and just want to go as fast as possible or want to build some big jumps. or want to give racing a shot. the typhoon, while not tailored to be a race buggy can be used as an entre level club racer.
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thanks for the reply and the information. I get what you mean about the lasernut versatility and that makes sense but i'm probably leaning more towards just utilizing the big open gravelled area I have to rip around, which by your reply sounds like typhon...which would make sense considering i've started to wonder if something 2wd is even an option
Old 01-25-2023, 05:37 PM
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the typhon would work great for that. iv got experience with 1/8 scale nitro buggy's on gravel-ish terrain and it worked great. only down side (and you'll have this with anything) is gravel in the gears. it will get up in the chassis and will eventually get into the spur gear and can damage the spur (steel spur gear will help with this)

and depending on how loose that gravel is, you'd be better off with 4wd. i know its comparing apples to oranges but there was a graveled lot me and my friends used to run in back in high school (roughly 2000). the surface was a dirt lot that they put a thin layer of gravel on to keep the dust down. so it was hard packed yet very loose at the same time. my friends 1/8 nitro buggy never had an issue. the rest of us were running 1/10 stadium trucks (both electric and nitro). it wasn't so easy for us to drive there. we would have to walk around and kick stuff out of the way and try to level areas off and pack stuff down, fill in ruts and carve out lanes to make it work worth a damn.

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Old 01-27-2023, 09:43 AM
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with versatility being a word used a couple times here I'm probably going to put 2wd on the back burner for now thanks

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