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    Question RC Car

    Hello,
    I am new to rc hobby and I am thinking what whould be the best starter car.
    I have already been driving some rc cars but those were all brushed versions.
    So I am thinking of getting a 1:16 scale Traxxas Slash VXL or the Summit VXL.
    I am planning to drive it on grass, snow and muddy terrain.
    For now I am leaning towards the Summit VXL as it has more space between chasis
    and ground.

    Any suggestions are aprecciated!

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    Sounds like you need a 4x4 for the terrain your gonna be driving on. Either way you chose, welcome and enjoy!

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    Yes, it sounds like you want a 4x4.
    A truck such as the stampede or slash 4x4 will be very good for you. They are 4x4, brushless, waterproof, 2.4ghz, and they only use one battery. (Unlike the ones you are talking about.)
    Don't be afraid of brushless...they are a lot faster than brushed, but you can put the esc on training mode and it won't be any problem at all. Definetely get brushless...you will get a lot more for your money.
    A 2wd will be good, too...I got a rustler as my first car it was awesome.
    A stampede, or bandit 2wd would also be very good.

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    A 1/16 model like you are talking about will not be as good as a 1/10 or 1/8.
    It will be just as fast, but it won't go over rough terrain as good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by upbasher View Post
    Yes, it sounds like you want a 4x4.
    A truck such as the stampede or slash 4x4 will be very good for you. They are 4x4, brushless, waterproof, 2.4ghz, and they only use one battery. (Unlike the ones you are talking about.)
    Don't be afraid of brushless...they are a lot faster than brushed, but you can put the esc on training mode and it won't be any problem at all. Definetely get brushless...you will get a lot more for your money.
    A 2wd will be good, too...I got a rustler as my first car it was awesome.
    A stampede, or bandit 2wd would also be very good.

    Im new as well, what do you mean "They only use one battery"?

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    Well... The 1/16 cars preform better with 2 batteries in series... I have a Rally and it does better like that... The 1/10 cars, except the Summit, E-Maxx, and E-Revo, do not require 2 batteries to preform well... They do it on their own!
    Slash VXL, Rally VXL, and Stampede 4x4 VXL.

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    1/10th stampede there bulletproof

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carrazy View Post
    Im new as well, what do you mean "They only use one battery"?
    On the 1/16 models, you need two batteries for one run. With the ones I suggested, you only need one battery for a run.
    Which means, you spend less time charging!

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    Quote Originally Posted by marshallrc View Post
    1/10th stampede there bulletproof
    The rustler and bandit are just as bulletproof as the stampede.
    However, don't get the bandit...it is too low to the ground I think!

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    The bandit is alot more fragile too, not the best to wanna bash with unless you got a stash of spare parts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by upbasher View Post
    On the 1/16 models, you need two batteries for one run. With the ones I suggested, you only need one battery for a run.
    Which means, you spend less time charging!
    Gotcha. Ok one last question, what is considered "a run"?

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    He's just talking about taking your rc for a drive. If you're looking to drive over rough terrain and hills you'll want 4wd. 1/16 is nice but the 1/10 trucks will be able to get over bigger obstacles. Bashing is pretty much taking your truck outside someplace and going wild. Personally I think a Stampede 4wd vxl would be a great starter.

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    ^^^^^^^ + 3! That sounds like a great idea for you!
    Slash VXL, Rally VXL, and Stampede 4x4 VXL.

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    Stampede 4x4 all the way. I like my E-Maxx, but needing two batteries for a run can get to be a drag sometimes. I have a 2wd Stampede, but a 4wd drive would be nicer for rough ground....
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    hi baginagi,
    first welcome to this forum, this forum gathers many rc hobby fans, and i'm new here too.
    you need some suggestions about rc cars,seems that problems have been solved. i'm a little late.

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    If I had it to do all over again....get a 1/10 slash 2wd vxl. Its brushless and has a 2.4 ghz radio. A friend of mine has a 1/16 revo and is breaking it all the time.

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    Okay, I have both summit and slash!! I would say for mud, dirt, and rocks go with the summit! Slash is great, but summit hauls up hills.

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