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Old 02-17-2011, 11:27 AM
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I will say this much. My Rampage MT is in high demand after advertising it. HIGH demand. I was quite surprised with all of the almost instant offers I got on it. These trucks must be a hot commodity right now.

I am about closed on a deal that I will be very happy with.
Old 02-17-2011, 11:47 AM
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Price is the key for the rampages success. people will buy something with an initial low price easily even if it needs a lot of money to get it reliable instead of paying more for something relatively reliable out of the box like an fg/mcd.
You tell someone a rampage is 699 and an fg is 1450 they go *** screw the fg... But they end up spending more money on the Rampage in that first year alone...
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You are wrong...their ain't no way you would spend more than the cost of a car in a year unless you were upgrading, not fixing!
Old 02-17-2011, 01:24 PM
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Price is the key for the rampages success. people will buy something with an initial low price easily even if it needs a lot of money to get it reliable instead of paying more for something relatively reliable out of the box like an fg/mcd.
You tell someone a rampage is 699 and an fg is 1450 they go *** screw the fg... But they end up spending more money on the Rampage in that first year alone...
Sherv you crack me up!
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Dale, you should try one of the XT models. I have a few left of each model and they may be more to your liking. www.RampageHopUps.com
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That 10# weight reduction IS a huge deal. The truck lost 30% of its weight and got a bigger motor! My guess is that lower weight is going to make a huge difference in performance and put a lot less strain on the drivetrain and parts.

Do you guys have a trade in program for the Rampage MT?
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That 10# weight reduction IS a huge deal. The truck lost 30% of its weight and got a bigger motor! My guess is that lower weight is going to make a huge difference in performance and put a lot less strain on the drivetrain and parts.

Do you guys have a trade in program for the Rampage MT?
would be nice wouldnt it

that weight reduction should help reduce damage from bad landings/crashes. less mass means less stress on parts as you mentioned.

the XB-E(brushless) is about 15 pounds!!! I want one soo bad but have to sell my KM 1st[&o]
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ORIGINAL: Dale Gribble

That 10# weight reduction IS a huge deal. The truck lost 30% of its weight and got a bigger motor! My guess is that lower weight is going to make a huge difference in performance and put a lot less strain on the drivetrain and parts.

Do you guys have a trade in program for the Rampage MT?

People still love the Rampage MT and have good luck with it, so it will sell really fast. You just can't use it as a track racer for the general public. Although it has beaten many of the well known brands all over the country!!

Gotta give props to Sherv, he is the best salesman on RCU. Keep the Redcat threads on top!!
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Are you saying that I am 'General public'? I am offended sir, offended. I demand satisfaction.
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A few guys in Indiana have put alot of time into making their MTs track racers. Everyone else needs to runit like a Monster Truck for bashing. With the XT truck out now, I doubt anyone will be running Monster trucks as racers. Can;t wait for the LargeScaleRC event!!
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Largescale RC, in Indiana, is good place to order a Redcat. They are really great guys there and they ship free in the US.
http://www.largescalerc.com/rampage4x4.aspx
Use the discount code "LSF" or "BA" to get a 5% discount.

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Old 02-18-2011, 05:57 PM
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A few guys in Indiana have put alot of time into making their MTs track racers. Everyone else needs to runit like a Monster Truck for bashing. With the XT truck out now, I doubt anyone will be running Monster trucks as racers. Can;t wait for the LargeScaleRC event!!
all i need is an XT or XB and we can bash beat and race we just might have a good bunch of guys to have alot of fun this year here in Indiana
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Sounds like there will be alot of XTs and XBs there this year. I've sold alot into Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio.
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Iam feeling left out just abit now
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The revolution will be televised...[8D]
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The revolution will be televised...[8D]
Viva la revolution!!!!!
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We should start seeing some videos this weekend. I think the UPS guy is glad this week is over.
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If LargeScaleRC.com doesn't have them in stock it looks like DDM has plenty of the new XT Redcats in stock. http://www.davesmotors.com/s.nl/c.885035/n.1/it.A/id.8142/.f

Use discount code "DSTFE" (DarkSoul, Team Fast Eddy) to get an extra 5% discount. Plus free shipping in the US. 
DDM has super fast shipping.

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well i have the maverick blackout which is the rampage mt but with s 30.5 engine and i like it a lot, ok it has its flaws and that needs worked on but thats just part of the fun
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My XB-E arrived today. Problem is it is at my house while I won't be home until Friday night.

First mod is to swap radios for my new Airtronics MT-4, then see if it really is a beast! LOL


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My Rampage is moving to its new owner this weekend. One of the other reasons that motivated me to move on from my Rampage frankly, is I am curious to see how Redcat will support the Rampage MT and TT platforms when their replacements are proliferating so fast. The XT is a replacement for the MT and the XB is a replacement for the TT. This is no surprise. If the XT was an evolution of the MT and I could have upgraded my MT to XT spec as I went, that would have been the deciding factor and I would have probably kept it. I just feel like the MT and TT is on borrowed time and whatever stock and aftermarket parts support there is will quickly dry up.

Successful platforms usually 'evolve' and the old models can be upgraded with the new models parts. I could take an HPI .21 Savage sold in 2002 and upgrade it to the Latest Savage X parts. You can turn a 3 year old HPI Baja into a brand new Baja SC. These examples can go on and on- Revo, E-Maxx, Losi 8IGHT, Losi LST, Stampede, etc, etc, etc. IMO, Redcat Racing should have made the XT an evolution of the MT. This is a strategy that makes owners feel like they can still have the latest and greatest and not be left in the dust. Further, this strategy prevents owners from feeling like their Rampage will go to legacy status with dwindling parts support.

Some will debate that both platforms will be supported equally, and while that is true in the short term, in the mid (6-12mos) and long term (12mos+), it doesn't make sense to stock two similar models and two similar models' parts.
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To summarize, this is an open note to Redcat Racing: From here on out, pick a platform and evolve it. There is no downside to this strategy. It lengthens product support, parts availability and product shelf life. It gives consumers confidence that their product will have support for years.
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Actually, the MT is selling well, even with the XT truck out there. There are thousands of MTs in the field, and Redcat will continue to support them.
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Actually, the MT is selling well, even with the XT truck out there. There are thousands of MTs in the field, and Redcat will continue to support them.
I don't doubt that both platforms are selling fine and being supported fine now. I am more curious to see in 12 months + if the current level of support holds true. Certainly what little level of aftermarket support there is will be gone. Do you disagree that evolving the TT/MT platform would have been a better move for platform longevity, aftermarket support and long term factory support?
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dale what will you get next?

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