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01-16-2001, 04:54 PM
How come Traxxas is not into Racing? I mean, I am sure your guys car create the baddest thing to race whether its On-Road or off. It would be so cool to be able to buy a Fully hopped up Electric/Nitro Rustler........where is the Electric 4-Tec PRO uhh? Anyone agree with me?
01-16-2001, 05:42 PM
because, they are a rtr company. and some priviter did use a 4-tec to get 3rd place in some natonal event.
but that was with upgrades, and i am sure you could do the same, however if you really want a race truck, then i suggest that you check out the xxxt, best truck out there. but traxxas is a bashing company, they used to race, but they are filling an enterly different niche in the market.
01-16-2001, 07:42 PM
ooook, No XXXT....Traxxas Rustler. I said a complete truck with all the hop-ups they got for it, like a Pro version such as the duratrax MT, and ST trucks. I already have a RC10GT for extreme racing but I asked for a decked out rustler, Rus-t-ler, Not X-X-X-T
01-16-2001, 08:27 PM
We have devoted our resources to making fun cars first with an eye towards upgrading and racing. The Nitro 4-Tec is a fast, fun RTR however it has an impressive racing history including finishing 3rd and 8th in A-main at the ROAR Touring car Nationals.
Besides, it depends on how you define "racing." Around here there are more people racing in the T-Maxx class than in the stadium truck classes. Does that make us a racing company now?
The T-Maxx and E-Maxx show the heightened level of engineering and manufacturing we're capable of. You can expect the same on future generations of Rustlers and Stampedes etc. http://www.traxxas.com/ubb/wink.gif
01-16-2001, 08:54 PM
i think you mean nationally. honestly i dont think the rulster can compete, its very outdated, for a staduim.
trust me, if you drive a fully hooked up xxxt, its amazing the difference. however on some east cost rough tracks, it can still hold its own, but no way on blue groove, it just doesnt have the upgrade support (or preformance upgrades)
01-17-2001, 06:17 PM
I just mean like local racing, I just wish I could buy a rustler kit that would embarresed all the XXX-T and and Ultimas ST guys(can say RC10 cause I got one). I hate it when I tell people that I got a bunch of traxxas vehicles and they go "how come you like traxxas" "they suck"
I luv traxxas, they got the best customer service, best back up service, coolest vehicles, ETc.
How come your stars change colors? all I got is 1 start that is a faded yellow
01-20-2001, 11:34 AM
Its because he works for traxxas.
01-20-2001, 03:37 PM
hey everyone, i totaly think that traxxas should make a pro version of all their cars,
if they say the do not prompte racing because it is expensive, why the **** did they make the SRT, TCP and nitro 4-tec pro?
TELL ME TRAXXAS! WHY?
you should make more hop ups for the 4-tec,and other cars, i have an elecrtic4-tec and it is totally tuned up with HPI, schumacher hop ups etc and it is brilliant.
I also had another electric 4-tec that was totally traxxas tuned up, with bearingd, pro-ball diffs roll bars ect, all the traxxas hop ups on it and it was ****!
You should make MORE HOP UPS!!!
Use HPI as an example,
If you make hop ups it won't cost too much either, because the rustler, stampede and bandit are all nearly the same car, and also if you make hop ups for the electric 4 tec they couldfit on the nitro too.
01-20-2001, 05:10 PM
ok, I know he works for traxxas, I just wanna know if we could, some how, after a number of post get starts like that
01-21-2001, 06:48 PM
[QUOTE]Originally posted by Stampedezone:
[B]I hate it when I tell people that I got a bunch of traxxas vehicles and they go "how come you like traxxas" "they suck"
Stampedezone, Those race track squirrels make me mad too. The good news is they are in the minority. There are many, many more open-minded guys like you out there havin' fun than there are race track snobs bashin' on everybody. Just ignore 'em!
If I may use you guys for guinea pigs, how about some more informal market research http://www.traxxas.com/ubb/smile.gif
Would you consider an RTR with hop ups to be a "pro version," or does a pro-version have to be a kit which you build and install your own high-end radio?
01-21-2001, 07:20 PM
I would like to buy the first option, a RTR with hop-ups but I would buy the other one if the first option was not availble,
The best way would be to make a RTR version with all the hop-ups, also, dont forget to upgrade the Spirit, Its a mean little car with somewhat of a potential if it only had hop ups
01-22-2001, 03:40 PM
Re: Informal Research ...
Serious racers will probably want to go with an FM system, and upgraded servos. So, that group would like it w/o radio and servos. Also, serious racers may like a kit ... they can learn all the ins and outs while assembling, and add even more hop-ups at assembly time.
A pro-version would need state-of-the art hop-ups ... otherwise, expensive hop-ups that you include will be replaced, increasing the customer's total cost.
If you offer more hop-ups, as was suggested before, then it should not be too much cost to offer a special version of the product with the hop-ups. Since serious racers have an FM Transmitter preference (or so it appears), I would tend to lean towards a Pro versions w/o radio and servos.
I'm curious how others will respond ...
01-24-2001, 11:35 PM
I dont think Traxxas is a racing company, except for the Nitro 4-TEC PRO(my car http://www.traxxas.com/ubb/smile.gif). I have raced RCs for 9 years now, and I race 1 time/week and have organized practice 2times/week! I have a toal blast competing Serpents and Mugens because I always beat them! Sometimes I play it easy on them in practice cause they can't stand to get beat by a Traxxas, lol. But when race day comes, NO MERCY to those pathetic Mugens and Serpents!!! HAHA...
Traxxas is #1!!!!
- Rick -
9 years of R/C racing CAN'T go wrong!
01-27-2001, 02:01 PM
A "pro version" in kit form of any or all of the r/c vehicles that Traxxas carries would surely be welcome. I think realistically though that (besides the 4tec pro) Traxxas is targeting the just4play market. I strongly believe that all their products could be competetive if that was where they directed their efforts towards. Look at the whole picture and there are more bashers than racers out there. I for one wish Traxxas could develop a racing program that would develop parts or r/c kit cars that can be dialed in and raced straight from the box without much more additional hop ups.
Yeah, maybe Traxxas should consider a racing program or department that would cater to the racer types. It really wouldn't hurt being seen at the nationals or something huh?
Personally, I feel Traxxas makes the most durable r/c vehicles on the market and that is why I use them to practice with. Come race day though, I race another brand. Unfortunately, by the time I had enough $mula$ saved up I wasn't able to find & buy a n'4tec pro! Just my $.02
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