I've been to trying to decide which truck I want... and I've landed in Traxxas territory. First, I'll list my wants/requirements that brought me here.
- Great ground clearance (running in grass, off-road)
- "Waterproof" (as much as possible)
- Doesn't get stuck easily
- Bash-friendly (I'm ok with upgrading structural parts to mitigate breakdown possibilities, but I don't want to let worry about breaking the truck stop me from having fun with it)
- Not easily rolled
So, I'm stuck trying to decide between the Stampede 4X4 and the Summit 1/10.
Both are 4X4, electric, and waterproof.
The summit is a little bigger, wider stance, and most importantly has a Center Ground Clearance of 4.76" (compared to the Stampede 4X4's 2.7"... 2" more clearance in the Summit). BUT... the Summit has brushed motors, and will cost ~$170 MORE than the Stampede 4X4. I could eventually put a brushless motor and ESC in the Summit... but that would add to the price difference.
I've heard that the Stampede 4X4 can be a little prone to breaking without upgrading a few select stock parts.
I won't be racing, but we all know that speed can be fun (as long as the truck doesn't discernment after reaching those high speeds). For me, going fast is fun for a few runs, but running around off-road and trying to climb / jump things will be the most (long-term) fun part. I'll probably mostly be using it outside in my yard (and in ditches, fields, some ramps and climbs), and off-road when camping. I lack experience with controlling at high speeds, so I know I'll probably slam it in to stuff if going too fast for my skill level.
Anyway, I need some further advice. Stampede 4X4 or Summit 1/10? I know there are personal biases, but please try to consider what I'd like to use it for (though I won't hold anything against the die-hard fans on either side... haha).
Thanks in advance - looking forward to joining the community!
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