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    Another Question- Build from roller or buy complete??

    I decided to buy fresh new car then buy used unless one comes up at a good or reasonable price. But what im looking for is which one is a better way to go build from a roller or complete. What i researched is buying new obviously you get everything perfect and then go bash. But from the roller you can buy custom parts like wheels, tires, bodies, servos and much more. So far i will want to go build from a roller but debating on weather it will be cheaper. A complete costs around $420 to $440(online to local). I looked online and a custom will cost around $380 if i get all the parts as cheap as i say them so far. let me know what you think:

    Is building custom a pain?fun?expensive?

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    If you want to upgrade parts, and customize the car a roller would be a better choice, unless you get lucky and found a nice roller already upgraded.

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    If you plan on upgrading then a roller is the most cost effective. If you want to just start bashing and stay mostly with 2S lipo then go with new. Upgrades are not cheap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slaughter33 View Post
    If you plan on upgrading then a roller is the most cost effective. If you want to just start bashing and stay mostly with 2S lipo then go with new. Upgrades are not cheap.
    +1 thats good info slaughter
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    I am building piece by piece from scratch. I am gonna try to stay as stock as possible, but could have saved cash by buying a 150$ roller. If you are gonna mod everything with aftermarket including towers, arms, bumpers, alum carriers, c-blocks and axles, buy piece by piece. You will have most of that roller left over when you are done...
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    my plan is buy a roller with vxl motor and esc. 2075 servo everything stock for electronics then tqi radio and reciever i planned it out as about $350 for everything then batteries charger for about 100 so save abou t$50

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    You can get much better for $350.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mntraxxasracing View Post
    my plan is buy a roller with vxl motor and esc. 2075 servo everything stock for electronics then tqi radio and reciever i planned it out as about $350 for everything then batteries charger for about 100 so save abou t$50
    For that price You can get a brand new one from tower

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    ya but i will need to upgrade to TQi from tower

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    [QUOTE=Slaughter33;5325796]You can get much better for 350.00]

    Team Associated DS1015 High Torque/Speed Digital Servo w/Heatsink
    [ASC29167]

    Tacon 3660-540L-7T Brushless Motor 3500KV for 1/10 Car Trucks

    Futaba 3PL 2.4GHz FHSS Radio System w/R2004GF Receiver
    [FUTK1300]

    HOBBYWING WP-SC8 120A SHORT COURSE ESC

    King Headz Traxxas Slash 4x4 Aluminum Motor Mount w/Bearing

    King Headz Traxxas Slash 4x4 Slipper Bearing Adapter (1)


    Tekno RC 12mm Aluminum M6 Driveshaft Hex Adapter Set (4)


    Tekno RC M6 Driveshafts & Hub Carrier Set (Rear, 6mm)


    Tekno RC M6 Driveshafts & Steering Block Set (Front, 6mm)

    ST Racing Concepts HD Aluminum Steering Bellcrank Set (Blue) (Slash 4x4)
    [SPTST6845B]

    Avid bearings with marine grease [green
    ]RPM Traxxas Slash 4x4 Front or Rear A-arms (Black)
    [RPM80702]

    Outerwears Performance Truck Shroud (Stampede 4x4) (Black)
    [OUT20-2656-01

    I know this list is not in your budget, buy once and be done with it.
    Last edited by Shaky17; 11-01-2012 at 11:09 PM.
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    BUILD FROM ROLLER! This will assure you have it the way you want it!!! Not to mention, it scratches the "need to tinker" itch!!


    YAY TEAM

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    ya i have looked for over a month on craigslist and people are asking $350 for heavily used ones and $400-420 for slightly upgraded models. I will probably do roller and build gradually instead of slapping down $450

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    ^^^ You are making a very good choice. Plus it give you more time to save up more $. Do you have something to run this winter? While your doing the build, if not I have something for you. Shoot me a pm with your location, that's just how us Minnesoootans roll.
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