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Old 07-02-2008, 09:02 PM
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Which is the best bang for the buck? I want 4wd, something that can stand up to bashing with parts readliy available. I was thinking about the Firehammer MT. This truck has been around for a while. Is it available in 4wd? What is your experience with it? Also considering the Redcat Rampage and smartech titan however I don't want a truck that I have to start modding before I even use it to make it perform. MCD is way too expensive. FG is a little pricey but from the videos I've seen the suspension seems very stiff. Maybe I'm just used to my Revo but in the vids of the other trucks their suspesion seems to absorb the terain a lot better. Are there any other trucks I should consider?
Old 07-02-2008, 09:24 PM
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Default RE: need you opinions about which truck to buy

4WD trucks are always gona be expensive, alot of the guys on here with FG's prefer 2WD because its more fun to drive.
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FG MT.

check the one in my profile "garage" for referance to parts and how to make it bulletproof.

'nuff said.
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I already have a 2wd Baja (which I love) thats why I want something different.
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FG MT.

check the one in my profile "garage" for referance to parts and how to make it bulletproof.

'nuff said.
Thats hot. How does it handle? Is it stiff. The FG's seem to have a suspension like the early Cen Genisis-very stiff. Is yours like that.
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Default RE: need you opinions about which truck to buy

ORIGINAL: DarkFire989

4WD trucks are always gona be expensive, alot of the guys on here with FG's prefer 2WD because its more fun to drive.
Think again I just paid for my Rampage 4x4 MT under $900 shipped you can get um without the radio system but with the servos for $855 plus shipping

www.rampagehopups.com

The Rampage MT is huge makes the FG MT look small!!!


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The Rampage is the kind of truck I been waiting for, and the price was a deal maker too. Good thing I have a nice brother that let me use his paypal account so I could get on the pre-order.
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Default RE: need you opinions about which truck to buy

The Rampage seems like a great 4x4, though I haven't driven one myself yet. Like Dave, I'd recommend the FG MT5 hands down to anyone who wants a 1/5 truck. Yes its only 2wd, but its a pleasure to own and drive.
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Default RE: need you opinions about which truck to buy

I too would recommend an FG to anyone looking for a gasser, it's by far the car that has given me themost pleasure, and I've owned a few different ones.

However, the OP asked what is the best bang for buck 4wd truck. That is without a doubt the rampage. The FG is double the price, up and running, and well worth it, but the Rampage is what you are describing in your original post. The after market is growing fast for that truck too, thanks to Ramtech, Turtle, Phatdad, etc, and Redcat support is excellent. Darin, the owner of Redcat is a member here, and has his own support forum too, so you can get answers and support direct from the horses mouth.


Bottom line, if you have $1600 to spend, get an FG. If you have $900 to spend, get a redcat.
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Thats exactly it. For $855 plus shipping I get a big 4wd. I was leaning towards the Rampage or the Firehammer but Firehammer is 2wd. I've heard nothing but good things about FG and MCD but there way out of my price range. Now, are there any upgraded parts I should get before I run the truck. I see alot of you guys change the exhaust right away on the rampage. Which do you suggest? I don't want the truck to be really loud. I just changed the pipe on my baja ss because it was way too loud. Thanks for all the replies.
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Thats exactly it. For $855 plus shipping I get a big 4wd. I was leaning towards the Rampage or the Firehammer but Firehammer is 2wd. I've heard nothing but good things about FG and MCD but there way out of my price range. Now, are there any upgraded parts I should get before I run the truck. I see alot of you guys change the exhaust right away on the rampage. Which do you suggest? I don't want the truck to be really loud. I just changed the pipe on my baja ss because it was way too loud. Thanks for all the replies.
Wait for the TGN pipe.
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How long does it take for it to arrive to America? Doe's anyone have video? Also how fast is it out of the box, with what motor. Thanks
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its here already...going to dealers and people who preordered right after the 4th.....comes with a 23cc CY engine or you can order the upgraded 29cc when you make your purchase
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Whats the RTR price for the one's that are here already? And what's the speed out of the box, and what brand of motor thanks.
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Default RE: need you opinions about which truck to buy

heres your options http://www.rampagehopups.com/category.sc?categoryId=2 or

http://www.innovativehobby.com/index...OD&ProdID=1667


a video here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acsW3...OD&ProdID=1667


Stock engine CY23 cc


heres the stock engine video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z357I...eature=related

First thing I noticed when running a 4x4 the top end isnt the same as a rear wheel drive...you have more control in corners but in the straights the 2 wheel drive will catch ya.

I added a DS cylinder kit to my smartech 4x4 and a 8000 clutch spring great bottom end but the topend still isnt as good as the same engine in a baja


heres a 4x4 buggy video... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E01yY...eature=related
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Yes I saw that already I thought the Price would be different in the states. Answer this please what brand of motor does it come with? and how fast is it out of the box? I'm really thinking about buying one. Thanks
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comes with a cy 23 motor.....no sure how fast...putting a cy 30.5 cc motor in mine
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Who are selling them in the states? Thanks
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ORIGINAL: hellya

Comes Stock with a CY 23 cc engine

have you seen this video....with a DDM baja dom pipe bashing with a FG MT http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gz1rL4RoI4k

This video is what hooked me
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Just pre-ordered mine from rampage hop ups this morning. He called me today and said it would ship to me on sat or monday.
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They are definitely in the states. You should start to see more owner pics on Wednesday or Thursday.
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The shocks went "soft", so I changed the rear oil to a heavier weight "motor oil" and they now are perfect.

THe FG I have rips. Really is the best set up I have seen in comparison (with durability and money wise) and I have seriously mangled my truck a few times..... I really drive my toys hard and take the term "Bashing" to an entirely new level.

The FG MT really holds up well to torture.

The redcat is too new to say if it will "last".

Id really liek to "destroy" a redcat and put it through its paces, but I doubt the corporate redcat people (or anyone insane enough to ask me to test/review their vehicles) would do such as I can promise I'll do stuff to it that would turn them ghost faced white.
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Wow thats huge! And 4wd which is even nicer. I guess I thought wrong. Hah. I wish I could have it but my wallet cannot take that much!
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Rob hang on to mine, Looks like interest is growing Cant wait to get it
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Hellya, yours already shipped today.

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