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Old October 6th, 2009, 09:32 PM   #1
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RC Crawlers?

Im thinking about getting one of these, but im not sure what to get. I would like to find a somewhat local hobby shop that has a few in stock so I can check them out, squeeze the tires... you know. I kinda like this one.

http://www.venom-group.com/itemdesc.asp?ic=VEN%2D8300RE


Anyone recommend a good shop to buy these or should I just order one on line?

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Old October 6th, 2009, 09:43 PM   #2
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www.rccrawler.com those guys are like balls deep into this stuff.. they will answer any and all of your questions
ha right on the front page
http://www.rccrawler.com/venomcrawler.html
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Old October 10th, 2009, 08:50 PM   #3
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Thanks for the help, and the links. I picked up a Axial AX10 Scorpion RTC today.
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Old October 10th, 2009, 08:54 PM   #4
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check out the traxxs summit
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Old October 10th, 2009, 08:54 PM   #5
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i may need to get one next week
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Old October 10th, 2009, 09:08 PM   #6
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I have been watching Youtube videos all week on RC Crawlers, and a few of the guys at work have all been talking about gitting crawlers for a while. I went and got one today at Larry's performance RC. These things are just as bad as real Jeeps, the mods are endless. I have only had mine for about twelve hours and the diffs and LCA's are all scraped up, Im thinking about building a indoor course in my living room.
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Old October 10th, 2009, 09:32 PM   #7
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we usually build our own chassies and such www.scale4x4rc.org for more info on some super sick builds
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Old October 10th, 2009, 09:34 PM   #8
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I picked up the Axial AX10 when it first came out. I've since swapped it over to a tube chassis as well. Its a pretty decent kit compared to what else is out there. unfortunately I have almost as much into my little crawler as I do into my jeep.
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Old October 10th, 2009, 09:52 PM   #9
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I have almost as much into my little crawler as I do into my jeep.
I know, and all this stuff is like the real thing too. That makes it even cooler!! I saw an AX10 with a Pro-line tuber body on Friday, it looks like a real buggy.
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Old October 11th, 2009, 08:44 AM   #10
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mines not that realistic looking, but it isn't too bad


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Old October 11th, 2009, 06:02 PM   #11
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My husband sells rc cars on Wednesdays at this hobby shop on M59 at telegraph. He loves the cars, helicopters and planes. Ask for Mike.
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Old October 11th, 2009, 07:08 PM   #12
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Heres mine, pretty basic. I just cut the front and rear fenders off. Im going to add weight to the wheels tomarrow and drill vent holes so the tires run a little flatter and get better traction.
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Old October 12th, 2009, 11:07 AM   #13
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I kept popping the driveshaft off when I had weight in the tires. I was getting a little too much traction. I have the original kit though, so maybe they have fixed that issue by now. I think I am running Traxxas driveshafts now, they are about 1/4" longer and fixed the problem.
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Old October 12th, 2009, 08:24 PM   #14
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I kept popping the driveshaft off when I had weight in the tires. I was getting a little too much traction.
I may hold off on the weights and just run it like it is after hearing this.
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Old October 12th, 2009, 08:27 PM   #15
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what you should do is post pics or your course!!!!
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Old October 12th, 2009, 08:48 PM   #16
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My husband sells rc cars on Wednesdays at this hobby shop on M59 at telegraph. He loves the cars, helicopters and planes. Ask for Mike.
can he get me a discount? i thought about getting a traxxas summit. 500 bucks is alittle steep though.
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Old October 12th, 2009, 08:50 PM   #17
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do you guys think these are more or less fun then a regualar rc car
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Old October 12th, 2009, 09:14 PM   #18
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I may hold off on the weights and just run it like it is after hearing this.

I was surprised it happened, I took the same line that I used to all the time and it started popping the driveshaft off. The yoke would open and it would come off of the t-case. Easy to put back on, but still a pain in the butt.


I think its more fun than a normal one, at least at first. I have a big pile of rocks in the back yard that I crawl on, I made some pretty good ledges and steps to climb up, pretty challenging. My fiance just bought me a nitro 4x4 buggy, it is more fun than the crawler is, but I keep breaking it, crashing a car at 30mph results in a lot of broken steering knuckles.
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Old October 12th, 2009, 10:15 PM   #19
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what you should do is post pics or your course!!!!
Im waiting for a few more of my ""friends"" and ""co-workers"" to step up and get a crawler, then I will start on the course in my living room. Right now I have a pretty tough course in my front yard that doubles as landscaping. I will get pics of that tomarrow.


IMO, I would say the crawlers are more fun than a regular RC car, I have an RC10 that hasn't been run in years. It always seemed the you would charge it up run it for 5 minutes and then it was back to the charger for 15 minutes. My crawler runs for 30+ minutes on one charge.
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Old October 12th, 2009, 10:18 PM   #20
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do you guys think these are more or less fun then a regualar rc car
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