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    How will it do Off-Road

    Just wondering how this would do offroad in grass, dirt, gravel?
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    most likely very good

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    umm well seing as its based off its big brother the summit, minus the t-lock its almost the same minus a few things, its kinda a off-road based vehicle
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    It seem to do it great !! it is an off-road vehicle

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqLXHH81Sn4

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    It drives very well off road. With the long travel rockers and suspension set up, it can easily handle almost anything you put at it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RC-Fan
    It seem to do it great !! it is an off-road vehicle

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqLXHH81Sn4
    hadn't seen that vid yet, looks great.

    id'e say its a highspeed trail truck
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    Just wondering bc it is either this, pede 4x4, upgrading the maxx to bl
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    The Pede4x would better
    but I would pick this over the Merv, and I may just do that
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    i think this is my next truck.....looks bad ***. I have 2 trucks....I am running out of room! I need a garage!
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    Im hoping it does good in the grass also, and hopefully we get some snow and ice this year for a little fun!!!
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    it is basically a long travel mini e revo vxl.... it will do well off road

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    just looking @ http://67.211.36.157/products/electr...le_carrier.jpg looks liek the axles are redesigned as well.... possibly upgrade to my merv ones, instead of getting the cvds....

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    I had a Merv and it was loads of fun. But was limited to smoother surfaces. This summit vxl looks like it will erase those problems. I love that it can still do a standing backflip.
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    The bigger tires ought to allow it to perform a littler better than a MERV. Of course, a truck that small will only work on small-scale terrain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay 313
    The bigger tires ought to allow it to perform a littler better than a MERV. Of course, a truck that small will only work on small-scale terrain.
    agreed, my gravel driveway has killed my Merv suspension, I am looking forward to getting the LT rockers for the Merv/Msum conversion.
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    Funny, at iHobby I got a lot of questions about running on grass, and this thread mentions it as well. Honestly, grass is about the worst surface you can run any R/C vehicle on, especially smaller vehicles. It just adds so much more rolling resistance. You CAN do it, of course, but you can expect hotter components and shorter run times. Long grass is really tough on cars, avoid it. That's true for any manufacturer's stuff, not just Traxxas. Blasting through a section of grass as part of all-terrain running that includes mostly hard surfaces is fine, of course, but if you're running the entire pack on grass, that's really not a good idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo74
    just looking @ http://67.211.36.157/products/electr...le_carrier.jpg looks liek the axles are redesigned as well.... possibly upgrade to my merv ones, instead of getting the cvds....
    thanks for that link, looking at it closely it looks to be a casing surrounding the joint which should help keep them from popping out.

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    it should do really good
    off road because it rides real high off the
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    short grass?

    Quote Originally Posted by PeterV
    Funny, at iHobby I got a lot of questions about running on grass, and this thread mentions it as well. Honestly, grass is about the worst surface you can run any R/C vehicle on, especially smaller vehicles. It just adds so much more rolling resistance. You CAN do it, of course, but you can expect hotter components and shorter run times. Long grass is really tough on cars, avoid it. That's true for any manufacturer's stuff, not just Traxxas. Blasting through a section of grass as part of all-terrain running that includes mostly hard surfaces is fine, of course, but if you're running the entire pack on grass, that's really not a good idea.
    I run my Rustler VXL out front and back of my house, and some of the time I'm running on short/mowed grass, is this ok? Is it just the grass that has higher resistance that can be a problem?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rustin'RedRusty
    I run my Rustler VXL out front and back of my house, and some of the time I'm running on short/mowed grass, is this ok? Is it just the grass that has higher resistance that can be a problem?
    Anything with a high rolling resistance is harder on the motor/ESC/Batteries. So yes, grass in general causes heat issues. So just be mindful of your temps when running on grass.
    http://traxxas.com/forums/showthread.php?536733

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rustin'RedRusty
    I run my Rustler VXL out front and back of my house, and some of the time I'm running on short/mowed grass, is this ok? Is it just the grass that has higher resistance that can be a problem?
    just regularly check temps and you will be okay assuming there not to hot.

    i don't get why people ask this either, i never run grass lol.
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    Hi.Being brushless and having the longest travel in it's class will probably make it better than any other 1/16th for true off road.Not the ego refreshing racing,but that could be sorted with a few upgrades. .Taking it back to a brushless revo wouldn't cost too much cash

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    it should be pretty good
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    it's light weight so it should skim over snow drifts
    anything can be fixed with duct tape and zip ties

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    I gotta imagine that it is not gonna be much of a crawler like its big brother. Pretty much like the merv with bigger tires. To much cooging while trying to crawl but there are other motor and esc combos that would be better for crawling.. That's just my thoughts..
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