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    whats the best traxxas I should buy

    so I don't know which traxxas to buy I need some help.

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    That all depends on what you want to do.
    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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    What is your budget? On-road? Off-road? Speed? This question is like when people call 911 and say they need help at their home. Ok, where is home?
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    Electric, Gas?

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    buy all of them. lol im workin on it. ive owned all the nitros that traxxas produced up until 2010. now im working on most of the electrics. (got out of nitro) it will never end cause i still dont have a clue what was or what is the best traxxas model.

    my e-maxx i bash around the house. just mild bashing.

    then my stampede 4x4, and mini revo are for my jumping urges.

    my summit is my fishing buddy cause it goes anywhere.

    one mini revo i converted to a ralley. and my rustler are for parking lot speed runs, and racing.

    like everyone said. whats your desire.
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    I want an Electric and off road

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    Quote Originally Posted by e-revo View Post
    I want an Electric and off road
    Stampede 2wd vxl!!!
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    I'd stay away from 2WD...
    4WD is much more fun.

    What is your budget?
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    Stampede or Slash 4x4.
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    A slash 4x4 is considered to be the most durable rc traxxas has. Great for offroad and extremely durable. It's a great platform to work with. You can change it into a truggy, backslash, 1/8 on road racer and a monster truck. Just my .02cents...
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    +1 on a 4x4 slash, I would make it a truggy or buggy so you can use any size tire without interference with the body, also the wings do more than look good they protect the body very well. With tires and suspension adjustment you can go anywhere between a monster truck and a street car. The only thing it really can't do is become a rock crawler. You can get extreme and throw in a LCG chassis or 1/8 brushless motor, but it's still enjoyable bone stock.
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    off road, electric...hmmmm for bashing, E-Maxx Brushless Edition, or E-Revo brushless Edition
    Dirt tracks.. Slash VXl 4x4
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    I agree with ithrowstones with this one.
    Cars: erevo vxl, 1/16 summit, stampede vxl, tmaxx

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    my budget is like $40 a month and I can work jobs.

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    The Emaxx and Erevo can't handle the abuse a slash 4x4 can take. Just my exp...
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    Off road electric is E-revo hands down if you want speed and versatility. Great basher, racer that can go anywhere fast !!!


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    Summit is awesome
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    Slash 4x4 is a great platform to start with, as dknuckles said. It's plenty fast, ridiculously tough (very important in this hobby), and such a good platform to start with. The e-maxx is good... just not as good and it's more expensive.
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    E-Revo is the way to go if you have the money, if not, a Slash/Stampede 4x4...

    Quote Originally Posted by Dknuckles View Post
    The Emaxx and Erevo can't handle the abuse a slash 4x4 can take. Just my exp...
    I agree about the Maxx, but not the Revo... The a-arms on the Slash/Stampede 4x4 break easily unless you go RPM...
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    Just so many variable, where you are going to run, how you are going to run, and your budget just to name a few. For me the Stampede 4x4 has been my favorite. I have basically turned mine into a 4wd Stadium Truck. It has been very durable adn inexpensive to maintain and hop up.
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    I don't plan to muddy the waters and debate the issue. But the E-revo cannot handle like a slash and just gets beat up alot more than a slash 4x4 does. No one stays stock long. With the E-revo you need the german motor brace right off the bat. That issue Traxxas should have fixed a long time ago. Not to mention the rear end needs stiffened to the chassis. Just my exp over the last couple of years with friends and what i see at the lhs.
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    I kind of think of the E Revo Brushless as the flagship of the off road Traxxas line up. It is big, tough, powerful, will go any where and can take a licking and come back for more. It is also rather expensive to purchase and maintain but that is to be expected of a vehicle of that size and with the capabilities it has.
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    oh boy, you opened a can of worms on this one!! So, if I may help smooth things over on this one.....

    ....off road electric, so may to choose. 1/16 or 1/10 scale? either way, brushless power system (VXL) is super efficient, super easy to maintain, super versatile, and super fun!!! 4x4 will be the most logical choice to get you into the driving experience and having fun; they are just easier to drive. Once you decide on price range, its only a matter of what you think looks cool!!!

    I am surprised no one mentioned the Rustler but then again, its 2 wheel drive. All the cars are great...some will give you TONS of power and TONS of speed. Comes down to what you like.

    SO, if you're asking my opinion, and I know you arent, I would give you 4x4 and brushless. Everything else is personal preference.

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    If your on a budget. The 2wd Stampede is the best value.
    Low cost up front. Low maintenance ( = lower cost)
    Durable
    Plenty of upgrades
    Can go pretty much any where.

    If you had extra cash.. then Stampede 4x4 or maybe even the Slash 4x4.
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    The stampede is a good first RC to have.
    I started out with it and it has lasted for 3 years with little broken parts. Very durable IMHO
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    Quote Originally Posted by No One View Post
    If your on a budget. The 2wd Stampede is the best value.
    Low cost up front. Low maintenance ( = lower cost)
    Durable
    Plenty of upgrades
    Can go pretty much any where.

    If you had extra cash.. then Stampede 4x4 or maybe even the Slash 4x4.
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    Stampede vxl 2wd or 4wd, it doesn't matter. Both are fun.
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    Get the stampede 4x4 vxl its magic and fun all at the same time...peace
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    Get the Stampede 4x4. It jumps good and does awesome backflips. I bash mine hard and never broke any a-arms. Just get some MIP shafts for the rear. I hit a car at full speed and only broke a bulkhead and front driveshaft hub.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dadx2mj View Post
    E Revo Brushless... It is also rather expensive to purchase and maintain but that is to be expected of a vehicle of that size and with the capabilities it has.
    After owning a pile of Traxxas rides including multiple versions of all the 2wds, a slash 4x4, erbe, I would say the erbe is the king, but not the best. Overall, the most satisfying basher for me is a slash 2wd converted to mt. Least maintenance, does not need many upgrades, cheap to build my way, extremely durable.

    I am currently working on a pede 4x4 build, and it may change my view. I think the most important part of any build up is matching the parts to the power. Watching some of paves threads opened my eyes to the fact that if you balance power with performance, you can have much more fun than if the scale is tipped too much toward the power side. Power is sooo good, but too much is a headache.
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    e-revo, your name says it all stick with it, lol. hey atleast i narrow it down for you, but my Q's is which one do you prefer 1/16 or 1/10 scale?
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    I guess it comes to to where you want to bash, and how hard you bash! Because neither a emaxx or erevo can handle the skate park like a slash 4x4. If youcan't handle the skate park, then leave it on the shelf!
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    What if there isn't a skate park available to the OP??
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    It's just a statement. Not everyone has a skate park I know. lol Just a phrase I think is funny...
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    I guess it comes to to where you want to bash, and how hard you bash!
    Could not agree more!

    Because neither a emaxx or erevo can handle the skate park like a slash 4x4.
    Maybe so but let's take a different location say a wide open filed with obstacles like rocks, tall grass, maybe some fallen wood, etc,,,the Revo or Emaxx would own the Slash just because of their bigger tires, they would be able to get over the rough terrain much better.
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    Our slash's seem to go every where the big boys go. Throw on some 1/8 tires and no issue. If you don't beleive me, then stop by my channel and se for yourself. Grass is the drawback to a slash but can easily be remedied...
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    The point is different vehicles have different strong and weak suits. One might dominate a skate park but be bringing up the rear in an open field or some other location or type of terrain or driving conditions. Picking one location and saying a given truck is the best because it dominates that location is kind of a limited point of view.
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    No Dad I stated the slash 4x4 dominates overall not just the skate park. More folks choose a slash 4x4 than a Emaxx or Erevo not because of price but because of it's versatility and durability. The posted thread title "whats the best traxxas I should buy " slash 4x4 hands down!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dknuckles View Post
    No Dad I stated the slash 4x4 dominates overall not just the skate park. More folks choose a slash 4x4 than a Emaxx or Erevo not because of price but because of it's versatility and durability. The posted thread title "whats the best traxxas I should buy " slash 4x4 hands down!
    That's your opinion and you are welcome to it. IMO it is the Stampede 4x4 which is almost the same thing. Others clearly have different opinions as well and none is more right or wrong than the other.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dadx2mj View Post
    That's your opinion and you are welcome to it. IMO it is the Stampede 4x4 which is almost the same thing. Others clearly have different opinions as well and none is more right or wrong than the other.
    Exactly my thoughts
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