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12-06-2010, 04:42 PM
I'm new to the forum and I've seen several references to a Stampede "roller". Can someone tell me what a roller is?
12-06-2010, 04:46 PM
Its the truck without any electronics except sometimes they have the servo still
12-07-2010, 10:31 AM
A roller by definition is a truck with no electronics and no body... but a true roller will usually include wheels and tires, drive shafts, transmission parts and shocks.
Some e-bay companies sell rollers that have far fewer parts. In some cases they are missing slipper setups, diffs, driveshafts, wheels/tires, shocks and possibly other parts. You need to be careful that you understand what level of roller your buying before you buy it and what will be needed to complete the truck. Sometimes, if your wanting to build up a full truck, buying a less complete roller will actually cost you more money than just buying a new complete truck and selling what you dont need.
IMO there are 2 levels of "roller" then it gets downgraded to being just a "chassis with parts"
True "Roller" Includes everything but electronics and body. So no radio, servo, motor or ESC and no body but everything else is complete including wheels and tires and the complete drive line.
"Pre Roller" Includes the complete chassis with no electronics, no body, no wheels and tires and no shocks... but everything else should be there. Its basically one step down from a true "roller"
I consider anything else to be a chassis in some level of completion.
12-07-2010, 02:17 PM
Thanks for your help!
12-07-2010, 05:16 PM
I'd rather see an ARTR over a roller. Like my Axial Scorpion. It had a body and no electronics. Traxxas needs to go this route or a bind route with no radio. All those RTR radios laying around what a waste. lol
12-09-2010, 08:45 PM
yea I am willing to trade my brand new slash 4x4 roller for a Stampede roller, but I know i ll probably have to wait until it has been out a while.
12-10-2010, 12:36 AM
Speaking of rollers,
I see the chop shops are at it pre-roller (http://cgi.ebay.com/traxxas-stampede-4x4-vxl-pre-roller-new-slash-4x4-/160517317174?pt=Radio_Control_Parts_Accessories&hash=item255f93e236).
12-10-2010, 01:06 AM
$229 is way too much, I ll wait til they get to $150 which would be way more reasonable.
12-10-2010, 01:13 AM
I would not pay $229 for a roller. Maybe $175
12-10-2010, 06:18 AM
it loooks like it says 189.99 to me
12-10-2010, 07:08 AM
it loooks like it says 189.99 to me
Yeah looks like the seller dropped the price from the original listing it was $229
12-10-2010, 10:10 AM
If you do the math on that... 4X4 complete from Tower for $360 then $120 for the VXL system, $25 for the servo, $60 for the link radio, $30 for the wheels and tires and $20 for the body (conservative numbers really) MAYBE $15 for the battery....
Thats a total of $270 in parts youve sold leaving a difference of $90 youd need to get for the roller to make the deal make sense. I think these e-bay seller make a bit of coin.
12-10-2010, 11:18 AM
I think these e-bay seller make a bit of coin.
Oh yeah I couldn't agree with you more, allot of times you can make more $$ parting out then selling as a whole, that goes for not only the RC stuff but 1:1 cars as well.
The only way I'd consider that roller listed, is if it was complete just needing the electronics and only because of having spare electronics to throw in it.
12-10-2010, 03:14 PM
now its down to $189. I ll get one when it gets to $150 or maybe even less, or trade a brand new slash 4x4 for one
12-11-2010, 10:51 PM
I think the best thing is to buy the RTR and sell what you don't want
you will have extra cash this way, and spend less
12-15-2010, 07:23 PM
I bought a roller 4x4 pede from ebay (the $229 or was it $239) but the seller did lower the price after i bought mine so i emailed and got $20 refunded back to me so i paid $219 (there down to $170 or so now btw)- i didnt mind paying alil more b/c i also sold some stuff on ebay (AE electric TC3 rtr,HPI RS4 Roller)-which in the end i ended up paying only $42 out of my own pocket for my 4x4 pede roller (no body,electronics or wheels/tires-which i have all that stuff already) and came W/ the 2 pinions/manual/partslist all the hardware and the bag of stuff traxxas includes. I added a futaba 3-PL which cost me $114 and a stock vxl out of my 2wd pede so i ended up building mine for a total cost of $156 dollars or so of my own money-w/ $114 of that being the Futaba 3-PL. NICEEEEEE.
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