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Old January 13th, 2008, 09:03 PM   #21
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call traxxas, they had shock towers in stock for an old old old buggy i had.
I e-mailed them and they said eBay. I tried calling up a few shops around here as well and they don't have anything. I suppose giving them a call wouldn't hurt. The rest of the chassis I can modify to use all Bandit/Rustler/Stampede parts, I already have. Shock tower is the only thing I can't figure out but then again that isn't something I break often.
Now, on my Nitro Rustler 2.5, the shock tower would twist so much on takeoff that I'd go through a few of those a week.
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Old January 13th, 2008, 09:43 PM   #22
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For bashing, can't beat a Stampede. Simple, gear driven trans (unless you like to dismantle and rebuild them quite often). I have had Losi trucks and buggies, built a crawler, HPI sedans, among other things over the last 12 years or so. Now, I have it pared down to three 'pedes. One for me, one for my 6 year old, and a basher for the neighbor kids. Parts are reasonably cheap, easy to come by, you can get a lot of cool bodies lately with some of the new Pro-Line ones. If you want the stadium truck, go Rustler. Same thing, about 75% parts interchangeable with Stampede. I literally beat the hell out of ours, most damage is blowing out shocks from big jumps.
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Old January 14th, 2008, 11:56 AM   #23
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Hobby-Sports in Portage (used to be R&L Hobbies) carries some parts for the older cars & trucks (they buy large lots of old- new parts). TA or Losi are good bets for hobby grade, Traxus (sp) has enrty level stuff except for their big trucks and are pretty durable. Hope it helps, Jay. P.S. I used to race 10th scale buggy (open class) M.A.R.S.
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Old January 14th, 2008, 02:14 PM   #24
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i was in L&J hobbies in portage a while back and they had a NIB vintage rc10 buggy,
i too am looking for used rc trucks/buggies
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Old January 14th, 2008, 02:19 PM   #25
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Thing I never liked about a lot of Traxxas stuff was it was already assembled. I always had fun building the cars myself. I haven't done it in a while, though. LOL, my last car was still running a TA01 chassis (Tamiya)..
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Old January 14th, 2008, 05:19 PM   #26
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I agree that putting the thing together 1/2 the fun, but i still get to look forward to upgrading/fixing it down the road.
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While I'm thinking about it and this is related, does anyone know where to get vintage Traxxas parts? Longshot but I figured maybe.
Have you called Larry's on Mound just north of 18 1/2 mile?

I have a Losi XXTcr, and i'm very happy with it. I've had it for a few years and it has held up pretty well.
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Google This: "Tamiya F-350 High Lift" believe me you will love it alllllooooot. Trust me.
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Old January 14th, 2008, 06:03 PM   #31
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I've still got an old RC10 gold tub and an RC10t :D

I'm a collector of sorts, stuff just likes to fall in my lap.



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hilux/blazer/bruiser is way cooler than the hi-lift

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pm whiteshark on here....he has cars and trucks for sale all the time.....
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Have you called Larry's on Mound just north of 18 1/2 mile?

I have a Losi XXTcr, and i'm very happy with it. I've had it for a few years and it has held up pretty well.
Yeah, I called, they told me to call someone else up, forget the name but I called them too, and they told me they didn't have it and that eBay was the best place. I've only found one chassis tub this whole time and should have bought it when I had the chance. However I didn't know I'd need it until now.
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