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Old 05-21-2013, 02:33 AM
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Default what 4wd monster trucks/buggies are there now?

g'day all, been out of the hobbie for about 4 year's, last time round the only decent 1:5th scale car's were the HPI baja and FG 2wd monster truck and buggy.

wondering what's happened in terms of four wheel drive trucks/buggies sicne i was last here? i'm intersted in getting back into it.

i recently found the CEN matrix 5MT and matrix 5 T (monster truck and truggy respectivly) for sale for under $1000 AUS on www.*********.com.au

how poorly, or well made are these? what else is there regardless of cost?
Old 05-21-2013, 08:45 PM
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Default RE: what 4wd monster trucks/buggies are there now?

theres redcat rampage mt and theres a redcat buggy also ,comes 4wd.Nutech racing mostly 4wd also and Hurrax which i think is top of the line..and losi 5t.
Old 05-21-2013, 09:25 PM
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what are they like in terms of quality?
Old 05-22-2013, 06:52 AM
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Default RE: what 4wd monster trucks/buggies are there now?

not many mt's left out there it seems,

HSP redcat mt and xt, (also himoto)
nutech mmt, (smartech, vvt, punisher)
mcd ev03 mt
fg 2wd and 4wd mt
kaylee
hurrax yuckon is discontinued

there are a couple others like sy etc that are not even worth the postage

it seems mt's have given way to track buggies and sc's

losi 5
hurrax
ferox
elcon
fg
mcd
hormann
contrast
to name but a few


prices range from 550-3000 and you usually get what you pay for
Old 05-22-2013, 12:45 PM
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Default RE: what 4wd monster trucks/buggies are there now?

Wow, Scotty! There's a blast from the past. How's it going bud?

Pssssst...get yourself a 6S electric truggy.


























Seriously.
Old 05-24-2013, 12:03 AM
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haha how's it going fox man, been a while hey?

screw electric mate, i don't care if it's faster/cheaper/cooler, i'm in it for fun, and for me fun is the SOUND of a crisply tuned 2 stoke in my ear's

how's life been treating you mate? still got your S2000?
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Default RE: what 4wd monster trucks/buggies are there now?

howdy,unless you go with the losi 5t, you will need parts support for anything else you considered, I have the cen 5t, which by the way has good parts support down under, I got mine brand new (ebay) for 400.00$$ u.s., of course, there will be parts needed after a coupla runs, which I considered even before purchase, (tuned pipe,steel gears, I/O wheel bearings............ ) these items will give you an edge in the preventative maint. dept. wheel adaptors sooner or later down the road also, so figure an extra 200-300 to have a reliable,beat the crap outta truck,the servos are ok,some give out sooner than others, but if you go with good servos, they will last you providing you set them up correctly,don't pay retail for any truck, that'll kill any sense of fun........and enthusiasim, as for the other brands mentioned, I cannot say as I don't own any of em, but for what I got in my cen 5t, I'm a happy basher... good luck... Robert
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Default RE: what 4wd monster trucks/buggies are there now?

i'm actually looking at a few secondhand RC's that already have the upgrades i'll need with them (tuned pipes, servo's, and commonly broken spare parts), purely for the reason you said (after sales part's availability and aftermarket support) i've crossed a few of the cheaper options off the list already.

cheer's for your input mate
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Default RE: what 4wd monster trucks/buggies are there now?

I would stay away from the CENS they are just a mildly improved fs and if there $1000 well f' me thats not far of getting an MCD MT which is a 1000 times better. Have a look at the mcdracing.com website theres an mcd going at there its got me thinking about a buildup.

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