View Full Version : TRX-1, TRX-3 and bandit...
03-06-2002, 03:10 PM
I know people still race some TRX cars (anyone here?) and was wondering how they compare to the bandit? Thanx
03-06-2002, 05:31 PM
In my opinion, the tcp is the best buggy traxxas ever made. I have no lue how the trx vehicles handle, so i can't say anything about them. The bandit has great handling but it spins the tires with a stock motor(p2k2, green machine, team orion) The THINK tcp is the lightest vehicle traxxas ever made. B/c it is designed to be a high performance racing buggy.
03-07-2002, 04:27 AM
i used to race my TRX-1. it was awesome on the track that we had back then.it was a large,smooth,high speed track. with the plush suspension travel that it had it was a sight to see. but the only drawback about the TRX-1 is that it had a longer wheelbase which made it awesome on larger tracks,but on smaller, tighter tracks, it was not as responsive as one would want.that is where the TRX-3 and TCP with their shorter wheel bases excelled. i know traxxas offered a short track chassis for the TRX-1 but have never seen it yet.
03-23-2002, 10:23 AM
the TRX3 is still my favorite car of choice. I run one stock and one modified, I have several cars, and prefer the TRX3 over my older Worlds Car or my B3s
03-23-2002, 11:44 AM
How does the b3 compare in handleing to the traxxas cars? I'm just curious
03-23-2002, 09:39 PM
Well, the TRX3 trans is very solid, which like the stealth, is very good for transferring power. I enjoy them both, but I like underdogs, and Traxxas is an underdog everywhere. I think in some respect, traxxas is underrated and mismarketed, but they do gear traxxas as toys, and not as competition kits
03-25-2002, 02:50 PM
I think it's a shame Traxxas does not offer any serious race buggies anymore. It has always been good that Traxxas has offered assymbled vehicles, but what happens when the new hobbyist wants to purchase a vehicle that will be more competitive in race situations? The hobbyist has to choose a different manufacturer. When I entered the hobby in 1985 there were no vehicles on the market that were ready to run, which deterred many people from getting started. In 1987 Traxxas redefined our hobby attracting countless new people, it was great. In the early 1990's Traxxas released their TRX line of cars and trucks winning ROAR championships and competing very well in IFMAR competitions. Back then, someone could get started with a Hawk or Radicator then after learning to drive move up to a TRX-1 or Blue Eagle. Now, that has changed. If someone buys a Rustler or Bandit they cannot purchase a Traxxas vehicle for more serious racing, not to mention there is no Traxxas race program to support them. Being a Traxxas racer myself it makes me mad at the company of which I once was a loyal supporter. If you're looking for a TRX-1 body, Dahm's still has 2 bodies that will fit the car. Stormer hobbies has CVD's for the TRX-3 that will also fit the TRX-1 and maybe the Bandit. I'm not sure about the Bandit.
03-25-2002, 06:23 PM
well done trx 1-3 racer, well done. i agree totally with you. i have not been in the hobby nearly as long as you, only a little over a year, but for some reason i have a love for old school traxxas r/c's, especially the trx pro series cars. i dont know why, but i think it is b/c the first time i went to the local oval, i saw all these old polariods of old school trucks that they used to race there (it used to be really popular in the area, then it fell off, now it is back strong again), and alot of them were trx's, mainly nitro hawks and rustlers. i fell in love with old school right then and there. also, the guy had alot of old traxxas flyers hanging on the walls from the early 90's showing such rigs as the sledgehammer, st-II, blue eagle, and the old 1/5th scale touring car traxxas made for a short time. also, he had old advertisements for the SRT and TCP for people to pick up (they were under a box but i found them :p), and i have one framed for the SRT on my bedroom wall. anywho, enough of the reminiscing, i truly beleve that traxxas should bring back at least one or two racing kits, it isnt like they dont have the experience to build good racing cars.
03-25-2002, 06:44 PM
Do you mean dirt oval?
03-26-2002, 12:50 PM
03-26-2002, 05:39 PM
I used to race dirt oval. I ran my Trx-1 with an Andy's/RPM front oval bumper and a modified rear Hawk 2 body mount and mounted a Custom Works or BoLink wedge body on it with a Custom Works side dam and tore up the 2 wheel stock and mod classes. When the TRX-3 came out I ran it also, but with the shorter wheel base and Big Bore shocks it did not handle as well as the TRX-1 so I used the 3 for off-road. My TRX-1 easily beat Custom Works RC10 Intimidator converstions because of the longer arms and much smoother shocks. Sadly, dirt oval is dead around here.
03-26-2002, 06:36 PM
dirt oval is about the only thing we race around here. we have one good one (the best in the state and supposedly the biggest on the east coast), and a pretty py offroad but i dont think theyre doing that this year. the dude who owns the offroad is also building an oval with an offroad track in the middle which will be pretty cool but i heard its not turning out too well. the guy who owns the oval wants to make an even bigger oval, but it wont be right in this area though. down the road about 70 miles we also have an indoor carpet track but no one from around here runs on it.
03-31-2002, 01:08 AM
I know we are manly talking about older cars I have a radicator and slegehammer all white plastic:D they are pretty cool they don't run but back to the main thing that I was saying bandit and rustler have some pretty racie hop ups for say the carbon fiber white racing chassis and the RD front shock tower I think they have one that fits the rustler and one that fits the bandit so there is some racing hope in traxxas but if they aren't coming out with a racier in about two years I am going to start stalking thier production line desingers and hold them hostage until they desigh a sweet buggy and truck that will blow the pants off losi and associated also they need to make a team and TRAXXAS CARS ARE NOT TOYS toys are like nikko and stuff like that this was only ment to hurt pepole who think traxxas are toys sorry if I was harsh but if they are to consider traxxas to be toys they should consider associated and losi to be toys to which these R/C's are not toy and they are ment to have fun with not to scale to each outer because one does not have a team or one's name is diffrent that is barbaric and its almost racial but the bottom line is traxxas make a fast buggy and truck and establish a team I know one thing I will allways stand by traxxas and when some body askes what type of car I am driving and they guees T3 or xxx-t I will say with dignety "A TRAXXAS RUSTLER"and I will race my traxxas rustler until traxxas comes out with a better stadium truck;
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