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Old Nov 09, 2004, 07:12 AM
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Which one would be better in snow

Which stadium truck or monster truck would be better
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Old Nov 09, 2004, 08:01 AM
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I would say any of the 4x4 monster trucks are going to be about equal. I would think a stadium would not fair as well as a monster in the snow though.

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Just noticed you said electric...You will need to water proof it very well for snow use. I would not recommend an electric for that, how about a nitro?
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Old Nov 09, 2004, 10:42 AM
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I have an older Losi buggy similar to the setup of the Associated B4. And as far as snow goes, waterproofing is essential. Also, with their limited ground clearance, the snow is going to have to be packed somewhat. It will easily dig in and leave the chassis lying on the snow.

You will also find it beneficial to tighten down the diff to keep both wheels spinning equally as it will help to keep some stability to the back end. Four wheel drive would certainly help in getting going, but any source of power will easily overcome the amount of traction that your tires will have. Your deep chevron tires, such as the stockers on the T/E Maxx or similar, should offer a good balance between directional stablility, acceleration and floatability on snow. But the lighter and deeper the powder, the more the challenge you'll find. Heck, you could go for one of the 6x6 conversions out there if your budget allows.

Anyway, if your like most of us out there, we're just looking to have a blast. Let us know what you come up with in the end.
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Old Nov 09, 2004, 11:01 AM
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no question.
emaxx has ground clearance, power, bigger tires/better tread, and is basically, a monster(that says it all right there)
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Old Nov 09, 2004, 04:13 PM
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then i was probably thinkin a tmaxx. would that be better. plus do you have to waterproof it like a electric
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Old Nov 09, 2004, 06:19 PM
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you will have to waterproof the radio gear the same(ez and simple)
the only thing u might want to consider is a snorkle for the carb if u were to go deep underwatr or anything but ur prob not gonna so unneccessary
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Old Nov 12, 2004, 10:35 AM
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I would have to agree with the others Tmaxx
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Old Nov 13, 2004, 09:27 PM
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traxxas anything. just dont get the electronics wet. i have submerged my xl-1 in my rustler tough and it is still working properly. my stampede has a set of clodbuster tires and rims on it and i can go places that a tmax cant go in the snow. i dont even sink into it and i have a solid steel rod and plate roll cage that weighs easily 1.5 lb and i can run across the surface of a swimming pool and only get the tire tread wet. it is sweet. i float over snow, water, rocks, and mud. it is so nice. you should check into the clod rims and check on a stampede. it will outlast the maxx and it is stronger too. it may not be as costomizable but it is still nice to look at.

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Old Nov 14, 2004, 01:21 PM
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rabbit, what type of modifications or parts do u have to do/buy to fit on clod rims/tires?(guessing that they dont just drop rite in...idk)
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Old Nov 14, 2004, 11:23 PM
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they actually mount up on a bone stock pede with little problem. i have rpm rear hexes which are thinner than stock so mine mounted up a bit easier. id recomend getting the rpm hexes for it. i have found that you loose some steering cause the rims hit the suspension arms but i can live with the lessened turning radius. if i need to turn verry tight i just put the stockers back on.

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