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Unread 08-09-2012, 06:34 AM   #1
DJs99TJ
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G-made R1 rock buggy

I haven't heard much about this one, semi reasonable price... But couldn't find any reviews for it (red flag)! It looks bad *** but that doesn't mean much... Anyone know anything about it? Thanks guys.

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Unread 08-15-2012, 08:20 AM   #2
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Saw one in person for the first time at my local hobby store. I wasn't real impressed with the suspension. Not sure why but it didn't seem to work very well. It was stiff and didn't flex very well. The suspension on the Losi Night Crawler (have three of them) works way better (in comparison). Unfortunately that's about all I have to offer, don't know much about them.
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Unread 08-15-2012, 11:30 PM   #3
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Thanks for the info, gotta keep that in mind. I have some losi lst2 truggy's - I like their stuff. Might have to look into their crawler line.
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Unread 08-16-2012, 11:07 AM   #4
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Thanks for the info, gotta keep that in mind. I have some losi lst2 truggy's - I like their stuff. Might have to look into their crawler line.
They have discontinued their comp crawler but the Night Crawler is still going strong. Out of the box it's the best entry level crawler and higher quality than the Axial AX-10. If you just want a play rig then it's a great way to go. Very capable with minor mods. If you want to compete and want a dig then the Axial XR-10 is probably a better way to go but your talking about a lot more $$. Some people say go Axial because they have a ton of aftermarket support but that's also because they need it more. Many of the components in there kits are less then adequate and need to be upgraded. You don't really have this problem with the Losi. With the exception of needing a stronger steering servo there's little else you need to do with it to make it a very capable play rig other than adding weight to the tires. Figure out how serious you want to be and how much you want to spend and check out this site for tons of info: http://www.rccrawler.com/forum/
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