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Unread 07-24-2008, 07:04 PM   #1
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RC crawlers(xj)

so im lookin at buyin a rc crawler and ive found one that i can buy the whole thing ready to go outta the box only thing is i wanna know where i can get a XJ body cause these things are very badass and stupidly real lookin
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Unread 07-24-2008, 07:14 PM   #2
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there really really expensive i think the full kit is around $2800 and the body is around $300 or so
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Unread 07-24-2008, 07:38 PM   #3
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Those cherokee kits are from scale offroad. They are really expensive. I contacted them about buying a cherokee body for my crawler. The price was $349 just for the body. The kit price is $2315.00 and the RTR price is $2625.00.

Axial makes a sweet crawler as a kit. It's the AX-10. They also make a Ready To Run model. The RTR model has less aluminum parts than the KIT version.

I have an AX-10 myself. I bought the kit version and used my own radio and electronics parts.

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Unread 07-25-2008, 11:49 PM   #4
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Those cherokee kits are from scale offroad. They are really expensive. I contacted them about buying a cherokee body for my crawler. The price was $349 just for the body. The kit price is $2315.00 and the RTR price is $2625.00.

Axial makes a sweet crawler as a kit. It's the AX-10. They also make a Ready To Run model. The RTR model has less aluminum parts than the KIT version.

I have an AX-10 myself. I bought the kit version and used my own radio and electronics parts.

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yea if all goes as planned i should be pickin up an AX10 scorpion by next weekend im just not sure which i want....the RTR is well good to go outta the box the ARTR is better quality and i can get a controler and the needed elec.for bout $150 ....and then theres the KIT but im new and dont wanna spend 4 or 5 hours building the thing bein a newb to this and all....and as for the jeep body that sucks cause i was plannin on buying the ax10 and tossin the body on it but oh well im sure ill find something to satisfy my need
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Unread 07-26-2008, 07:42 PM   #5
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You can spend some good money on any Rc car. I have an HPI Savage that's got an extended chassis, widened axles and arms, 3 speed tranny, 3hp motor, and a bunch more to it. Last time I added the total, I was up to about $1800 counting the $400 for the truck when it first came out.

Before you purchase it, check out this site: www.rccrawler.com/. It has allot of useful info on the AX-10.

It doesn't matter how new you are to it. If you have the patience and don't mind putting it together, then you will have an awesome rig out of the box if you get the kit. The RTR and ARTR are nice also. They just don't come with the upgraded parts that the KIT version does.

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Unread 07-27-2008, 10:01 PM   #6
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thanks that site will deffinatly get a good reading but yea im thinking im going with the ARTR just cause its got the alum. upgrades and i like the body more as i wont need to trim as much for flexing and it seems like a decent starting base from what everyone tells me
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Unread 07-28-2008, 11:34 PM   #7
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That's definitely a good choice. Pick yourself up a cheapy radio to use at first. Because you will like it at first, but you will prob like to add either rear steering or a dig set-up to it down the road. Which then you will need a modded radio to use the third channel for the dig system or a radio with a variable third channel to use for rear steering.

I have a JR radio in my ax-10 with rear steering and I love it.

Definitely take a good look at that site. There is allot of very useful info there on the ax-10's.

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Unread 07-29-2008, 10:34 AM   #8
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I don't think the rear wheel steering is legal in any crawling competitions though... Its nice to have when you're messing around hehe.
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Unread 07-29-2008, 09:15 PM   #9
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No rear wheel steering is not legal in allot of the competitions. But I don't do comps. I just mess around wherever I go to. There also is a group of people that get together for small comps, they allow rear wheel steering.

Rear wheel steering is awesome, but it does get you in trouble sometimes around obstacles.

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