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Old Jan 06, 2012, 12:40 AM
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What should I buy - Monster Trucks


So I have about a $500 budget and I want an Electric Monster Truck for Bashing. I have my eye on the Kyosho Mad Force Kruiser VE. However, I have a feeling a new one might be coming out soon, because they are hard to find right now. But I have found some on Ebay for just under $450 shipped to my door.

I do not want an Erevo...I want to bash not race. I do want BIG...1/8 size, 20 to 22" long.

Have considered Emaxx and Savage, but to get brushless in those you are looking over $600...so I wonder how the dual motor Emaxx is....anyway, what are you opinions and if you don't have anything to back up "this truck sucks" please do not say it.

Thanks,

John
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Old Jan 06, 2012, 12:57 AM
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Anyone have any experience with the Team Magic E6 or the Savage 2350 (I am only going to run 4s anyway).
Old Jan 06, 2012, 03:34 AM
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I've had plenty monster truck,My favorite is the Traxxas Stampede 4x4 then theres the Tamiya TXT(discontinued but can be found on ebay)
Old Jan 06, 2012, 09:21 AM
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I've had plenty monster truck,My favorite is the Traxxas Stampede 4x4 then theres the Tamiya TXT(discontinued but can be found on ebay)
Looking for 1/8 scale...big big big
Old Jan 06, 2012, 10:28 PM
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A brushless Emaxx would do the trick
Old Jan 07, 2012, 04:06 AM
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Any opinions on the Thunder Tiger MT4 G3?
Old Jan 07, 2012, 04:25 AM
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for bashing i would say emaxx with dewalt motors in. Kershaw designs do a single or twin dewalt set up. or you could just do a single yourself fairly easy.
Old Jan 07, 2012, 04:33 AM
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The new brushles Emaxx is a beast
castle creations Mamba Monster system
Old Jan 07, 2012, 11:41 AM
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Looking for 1/8 scale...big big big
Traxxas "1/10" trucks tend to be as big, or bigger than my 1/8 buggies and truggies... don't worry they are big.

As for the ERBE, I'd say very few people that own it race with it... it's a bashing vehicle and I much prefer it to my savage flux due to it's lower center of gravity. It's WAY more stable. There is very little in the way of racing for the erevo... what class would it race in? With 1/8 truggies (which is what it really is) it would get destroyed due to the better suspension and handling of the pro truggies out there.
Old Jan 07, 2012, 11:53 AM
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where are you going to be bashing?
If it's wet or likely to get wet, then you'll need brushed with waterproof esc.or maybe the vxl system
Old Jan 22, 2012, 12:48 AM
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mt4 g3 looks promising for sure.
Old Jan 22, 2012, 07:40 AM
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So I have about a $500 budget and I want an Electric Monster Truck for Bashing. I have my eye on the Kyosho Mad Force Kruiser VE. However, I have a feeling a new one might be coming out soon, because they are hard to find right now. But I have found some on Ebay for just under $450 shipped to my door.

I do not want an Erevo...I want to bash not race. I do want BIG...1/8 size, 20 to 22" long.

Have considered Emaxx and Savage, but to get brushless in those you are looking over $600...so I wonder how the dual motor Emaxx is....anyway, what are you opinions and if you don't have anything to back up "this truck sucks" please do not say it.

Thanks,

John
i would not advise the erevo, but it is not a racer! it is a basher with some racing charactreristics, thats it.
Old Jan 23, 2012, 11:14 AM
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Any opinions on the Thunder Tiger MT4 G3?
Best choice for the budget you have and the use you intend.
Old Jan 23, 2012, 01:19 PM
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why am i here???????
why not take a look at the hpi vorza flux. 1/8th buggy capable of racing but built like a basher at heart.
Old Jan 23, 2012, 02:25 PM
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He wants a basher, not a buggy.


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