So I chose the mini summit / e-revo, or 1/16 platform cars because I want it small, light, portable, and… I was newbee not knowing any better.
Now that I've got deeper into the hobby, learned a few things from you all, and I wanted to go big block with my merv. However, having to shim/re-shim the diffs for more than a few times, and spend a lot of time working on the small crowded merv and mini summit, I was really really reluctant to go big block.
So what, well I asked what other Traxxas cars that is reasonable small, light, reliable, easy to work with? Well, it turns out Stampede 4x4 answers all these questions.
Product page: http://traxxas.com/products/models/e...stampede4x4vxl
It’s SO SOOOOO much easier to work on the Pede 4x4. It’s HUGE deal for me.
So I bought a Stampede 4x4, bought small tires/wheels combo, lower the suspension, normal upgrades as I would for merv, and here I have an almost bullet proof Stampede that can do all of things that a merv can, and instantly becomes a monster truck if I put the big tires, and raise the suspension up:
Low profile street set-up:
my merv on the similar tires:
Monster Truck set up:
I still have my merv, mini summit and try not to run them hard since I really don’t want to spend time working on them
With all that said, this thread is intended for the some un-informed users like myself a few months back, and not to try to start a debate for those experienced users.