Re: monster truck
Well, RoughRyde obviously knows what he is talking about! The Tmaxx is a cute little truck, and has better parts availiblilty than any truck out there. It has reverse, it has it's own built in electric starter. Very cute (read cute to mean SLOW) As stated, it is not unusual to spend 2000 dollars on a tmaxx. You get it all shiny and pretty. However, for the REAL deal, you must go with an 1/8th scale car. My 3rd car is the Ofna Monster Blazer. Parts availibility sucks, but oh well. It has a .21 motor, and I have upgraded to a 2 speed transmission. This truck does 60MPH! It climbs curbs, or mountains equally well. At the sand dunes it flys 50 ft or more. I have gone bumper to bumper with custom tmaxx's. Very fun knocking them over and driving over the top of them. Know if you wanted to buy a brand new tmaxx, then an extended chassis and a .21 kit for it, you would have quite a truck. However, after you spent the 1500 bucks on it, it probably still wouldnt touch my blazer. The tmaxx has all the suspension components underneath, I don't like that (they get hung up). Most other cars have a flat bottom chassis and all the a-arms etc mounted on top of that. The ofna monster pirate is also a very good choice. But the blazer comes with a steel geared center diff, and dual brakes. It is more based on a buggy than the pirate, so it is my personal preference. So, 1st monster blazer, 2nd monster pirate, 3rd clodbuster, 4 tmaxx, and way down the list, juggernaut.