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  1. #1
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    Bought a "crawler" truck, save your money for Traxxas

    Didn't want to get my rigs muddy so I got a big name crawler. Boy is it boring. After the 3rd time out I was like "yep, it can go up that obstacle" And guess what, so can my pede 4x4. Build quality was not impressive either. Wish I used the 400 bucks to get the new Traxxas rally. Crawler coming soon to an ebay near you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by braaap58 View Post
    Didn't want to get my rigs muddy so I got a big name crawler. Boy is it boring. After the 3rd time out I was like "yep, it can go up that obstacle" And guess what, so can my pede 4x4. Build quality was not impressive either. Wish I used the 400 bucks to get the new Traxxas rally. Crawler coming soon to an ebay near you.
    Thanks for the tip as I was thinking of that myself. I've got my old XL-5 controller from my 2pede that I upgraded to VXL, and a Trinity brushed motor that needs a new armature. I will be looking for a roller or fixer upper 4pede that I can put a 27 or 55 turn armature into the Trinity can and build a pede crawler out of. I really like my 4pede and now the 2pede too.

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    The P4de I love but a crawler it will never be. I have a Rock race crawler I'm forbidden to mention and it is awesome in its own right. You can make it go fast as **** to if you wish. But they are different sides of the coin IMO each great at their own game.

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    I agree they are 2 completely different vehicles. I knew it getting it, but after a few hours you figure out what it can and can't do and I found it really boring. Putting the gymkhana tires and wheels on my merv has been allot more fun.

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    Ha, That's how I feel about my stampede. Yup, goes fast. Yup, can jump a hill of dirt... Back to building custom parts and body for my crawler. I really do like my stampede, but I enjoy building custom parts and the technical driving required for a crawler. Anyone with money can build a maxed out pede. Buy parts and assemble.

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    Sure, i enjoyed making my own polished alum bent links and steering linkage but after that........ Dirt track racing my merv and pede has been a new challenge. And yea having a grand into a pede so you can blast past anyone in a wide open area gets old too. What ever gives you kicks do it. Maybe i'll keep the crawler instead of take a big hit selling it, I go a month not touching one rig then its new and fun again.

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