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Old December 19th, 2013, 01:50 PM   #21
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Search craigslist for a used axial ax10 they can be had dirt cheap. Plus its more durable, it doesn't suck stock, and mods are endless. You really do get what you pay for with any sort of hobby. Dnt be afraid to buy used.
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Old December 19th, 2013, 01:56 PM   #22
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Haven't had an RC car in over 10 years, so I don't have any RC anything. I figured I could fart around with it.

I know my dad and grandpa would like to play around with an rc crawler too
We got gramps an scx10 and painted it to match his mj lol
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Old December 19th, 2013, 08:57 PM   #23
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I had a brand new RS10 and within the first battery pack both steering servos took a shit. So be prepared to replace those almost immediately ! And just like everyone else has already mentioned the stock tires suck. But that can be easily fixed with a razor blade and slit the tread so it will grip better. The ability to have four different steering modes was cool and came in really handy in sticky situations. There are several websites were people have upgraded the heck out of them and made them a very capable crawler. But your going to spend allot of money to make it perform as well as a Axial.
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Old December 20th, 2013, 09:25 AM   #24
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I found buying a higher quality used RC is way better than buying a "cheap" new one. I can find parts easily and be back running before the "cheap" rc parts got here from china.
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Old December 20th, 2013, 10:01 AM   #25
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I dont know about under $200 but see if you can find a Losi Nightcrawler for cheap. wife bought me a used, slightly upgraded one a few years ago and its worked really well for me.
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Old December 21st, 2013, 11:20 PM   #26
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Greasyhands bought one of the cheaper ones, it seems to do well. Have you talked to him about his?

I recently bought an Axial Trail Honcho, and I love it.. i have not modded it yet, but I did start water "proofing" it tonight..
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Old December 21st, 2013, 11:22 PM   #27
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you cant go wrong with axial. trust me I have 8 of them. red cat is cheep junk and you get what you pay for. I work at a hobby shop in west branch & im big time into rc crawling. the axial honcho is a great truck to start with. works great out of the box
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Old December 21st, 2013, 11:32 PM   #28
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this is one of mine. I have a ton in this one. its a rc4wd trailfinder 2 kit & its built to look exactly like a truck I seen in crawl magazine. its about 90% spot on.



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here is mine from a couple weeks ago..

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We all know that Axial is probably the best for getting into RC crawling. But what you fail to realize the OP said he wants a new one for less then $200.
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Old December 22nd, 2013, 12:07 PM   #31
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I just wouldn't want to spend more than $200 if I got into it.

If I spend more than that I'll get something else I can ride. Actually, looking at another quad next week... and one of the shop workers at my place of employment wants me to buy two 70's dirt bike/enduro's from him. A 125 & 175
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Old December 22nd, 2013, 01:04 PM   #32
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I did do a search for rc crawlers on craigslist this morning, there are a couple in our area fairly cheap
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If you look around, you can find used rigs, especially original AX10s, pretty reasonable.

If you are sure you'll leave it stock, and just want to have something to mess around with occasionally, then some of the "second tier" rigs would do fine. If you are like me, and always have to tinker with shit, and build rigs for the kids, etc, then the Axial rigs are nice. A lot of parts compatibility, easy to hop up, tons of support, etc.

Check the classifieds on rccrawler.com. You can get some good deals if you look.
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bought an exceed max torque 1/8 RTR.

I realize it will probably break. I don't intend on comp crawling. I figured it was a small investment on something I can play with with minimal hit to the pocket book. should hold value just as well as the rest if I decide to offload or upgrade.
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It's funny everyone says a Axials are reliable , because every time my 19 yr. old son drives his Wraith it breaks something. He hasn't even played in the rocks yet, just drives it around in the sand and gravel. After seeing his I don't think I would ever buy one. Our Traxxas Rustlers however have been very reliable.
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I just wouldn't want to spend more than $200 if I got into it.
If you get an RC vehicle of any type I can tell you it will go one of two ways.

1.) It will brake with in the first hour to three days of you owning it and you will loose intrest fast.

2.) You will get hooked and then spend $1000 bucks on parts......twenty dollars at a time to make your $200 dollar crawler work the way you want it to.

Figure you are gonna spend $60 to $100 dollars on a low end charger and batteries. just to get started even with an RTR your $300 to $400 bucks.
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I'm fairly new to this, but I can say watch out for that nitrorcx.com joint. We have a problem with a car we bought from them for my son as a Christmas present.... The place from what I can tell is impossible to get in contact with. (Phone always rings busy, live support always busy, won't return emails...)
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I went through Amazon, and plan on purchasing any parts I may need aftermarket.
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If you get an RC vehicle of any type I can tell you it will go one of two ways.

1.) It will brake with in the first hour to three days of you owning it and you will loose intrest fast.

2.) You will get hooked and then spend $1000 bucks on parts......twenty dollars at a time to make your $200 dollar crawler work the way you want it to.

Figure you are gonna spend $60 to $100 dollars on a low end charger and batteries. just to get started even with an RTR your $300 to $400 bucks.
No.2 got me. I have roughly 900 in parts. Only thing over 100 was my dig lol
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When it comes to buying hobby grade RC anything on the internet stick with the people who know. For example use http://towerhobbies.com/ there customer service is hands down the best out there !!! Also use http://www.amainhobbies.com/ those are the only two i use and have for years ! Never had any issues with either one !
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