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post #11 of (permalink) Old 11-30-2002, 04:48 PM
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personally i wouldnt dump $100 into a radioshack truck
id get a Stampede, or maybe Emaxx if your looking for a big truck. you can somewhat water proof them for snow. also you can get Paddle tires for snow too
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I've seen that huge ass 1/6th scale Avalanche at Wally mart.
Like 80 bucks.. The body alone is awesome, detailed interior.. I belive 'New Bright' manufactures it... I don't know much else other than its huge and looks kewl.
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The main thing to remember here is that the trucks that you get from Radio Shack or Wal-Mart etc., is that once it breaks that's it, the truck is trash. When you get a hobby style (RC10, Tamiya, HPI, etc.) vehicle, they are rebuildable and customizable too. Alot of us get RC trucks to run hard and breakage is always a possibility. Having the ability to fix the broken parts are always a plus right [img]images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
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Plus those things you buy there are slow and stuff..
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Stop lookin' at the shack and get a real r/c that's upgradable-like motor, gears, tires, bodies, ect.
Get somethin' that can take some abuse to start with not a steet car, but something off-road. Traxxas is good, get a traxxas bandit buggy, rustler stadium truck, or stampede monster truck all have same chassis and are 2wd r/c's that are easy to work on and are alot of fun. I have a traxxas rustler and a tamyia TL01 street car.
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Re: Getting into RC\'S

Hi Sparty,

Iam new to this board, and to r/c vehicles, but a friend has the $100 Radio Shack Avalanche. It seems to have some decent speed and climbing ability good enough for some serious tooling around. That's about all.

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I am a hardcore RC nut, check out our club site;
www.semosar.com
I vote for the Evader, it is a starter truck that has warranty, competive to race and has parts to fix availible. The Radio Shack cars look great but you cannot get parts for them or hop them up and they are toys not race cars the Evader can be fixed up using associated t-3 parts because it is designed after the t-3. It is a very competitive fun truck, I own a t-3, E-Maxx, yokomo touring car, and RC10GT gas truck capible of some serious speed.
These cars run 20 to 45 mph and are easily fixed and have many many bodies availible to customize them.
Sorry I don't mean to insult the radio shack car owners they look cool but the performance and durobility is not there...... I jumped the E-Maxx off the roof of our covered track at 40mph, now that is fun!!!!!!!!!!!1
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The Avalanche is a neat looking truck but it is more a toy than anything else, slow, lots of breakable plastic and no parts around to fix it..check out a T-Maxx or E-Maxx a little more than the avalanche but the fun factor tremendous!!!!!!!!!
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I am a certified RC nut, involved in racing them for 25 years, I hate to disagee but forget the radio shack toys, the Duratrax truck is your best choice for the money, It come Ready to run, add batteries and go.....It is a racable car, or a play car, experience tells me you can add a associated T-3 Diff, shocks and some suspension parts...
If you want to go a little bigger......try an E-Maxx truck RTR they are GREAT! Injoy RC cars, they are fun, help your reflexes, keeps your vision sharp, fun for the kids! [img]images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]
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radio shack is garbage, for a first car or truck get the traxxas rustler or stampede.
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