So, my friend wants an RC car. I recommended a Traxxas, because it's the best for a newb. But since we are 13 and don't actually have jobs, he doesn't have $1000 to spare and get an ERBE. I'm suggesting a mini slash 4x4 VXL. Here are his qualifications:
top speed over 35 mph
the ability to have a chance when racing my MERV VXL
If you guys can recommend any cars it would be of great help.
I bought my brushed merv for 200 and all you have to do is change the esc and motor later cheap route first anyway
Last edited by wannabe4x4; 01-19-2013 at 08:47 AM.
pay the 100.00 bucks more or what and save tell he his the extra 100.00 bucks and buy the merv vxl way better truck
slayer slash revo 3.3
Merv from thebarnfloor.com is only 274 i think. Could even get a 2s lipo with it and share your charger till he can buy his own
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Sl4sh with CC MMP 3800, 2 mervs, a 3905 BL eMaxx,
Just remember the brushed MERV comes with an AM radio, while the BL MERV comes standard with a 2.4 GHz radio. I think for the extra $100 or so makes the BL MERV the better value.
Or, just look on craigslist or eBay. You can find super hopped up mervs as well as some hopped up 1/10 scales for some great deals!
I just seen a rally selling locally for 170. BL w a lipo. They are out there you just gotta look hard.
* "If it ain't broke, your doin it wrong" *
While i see the point with the am vs 2.4 ghz but what about the esc on the bl i seen alot of threads about ppl having issues with the xl3m wouldnt it be easier or cheaper to just find one rolling chassis or just no motor or esc with the 2.4 already on it then build your power plant?
Hey clint did you use the traxxas bl or aftermarket?
I went with the Traxxas unit.
Better to find a cheap roller and upgrade to a better esc along the way
About how much did the traxxas set you back and what all did you get? Clint
But I'm sure it's cheaper online.
Yeah i was figuring around 115 the other day but without the xl3m a lil more powerful esc i want one that will handle 4s