I am looking at something for me and my 2 sons to start bashing with. I was set on a stampede or 2 but am now re thinking to a few brushed merv's. Is there anything that would sway you 1 way or the other ? I had a 18r a few years ago and liked it but it was useless if I got off the road. I know the merv has lots more ground clearance and I should not have these problems.