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Unread 04-10-2012, 10:01 PM   #1
240impala
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Looking for a crawler

Getting mixed reviews what's a good crawler to buy. This will be my first crawler but not my first rc car.

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IRO 6.5" lift, IRO Front long arms, rear iro adj upper a arm and adj rear lower, custom 4x4 fab front bumper, rough country winch, 15" crager soft 8's, procomp 35-12.50 tire, fenders trimmed KOR light bar, malone roof rack
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Unread 04-10-2012, 10:19 PM   #2
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It depends on what you want to do. if you want a comp crawler, the AX-10 is a good choice. If you want a scaler, then the SCX-10 Honcho or Dingo is a good choice.
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Unread 04-11-2012, 08:56 AM   #3
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I'm personally a fan of the SXC-10 honcho, but after their recent redesign, I don't really know how I feel about it. Another GREAT rig that is a blast is the Axial Wraith, either in it's kit form or ready to run. There are TONS of rigs out there, my advice would be to go over to www.rccrawler.com and take a look under the 1.9 scale section, the 2.2 scale section, and the Wraith specific section, and get a feel for what you like the best.

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Unread 04-16-2012, 07:05 AM   #4
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I have 2 Axial Wraiths for sale, both brand new with only one charge on the batteries! $325 a piece, price includes wraith, controller, battery, and charger. Absolutely nothing wrong with them, just dont have time to play.
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Unread 04-16-2012, 07:29 AM   #5
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I have 2 Axial Wraiths for sale, both brand new with only one charge on the batteries! $325 a piece, price includes wraith, controller, battery, and charger. Absolutely nothing wrong with them, just dont have time to play.
Do you have some pictures
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Unread 04-16-2012, 07:37 AM   #6
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Do you have some pictures
I will post them shortly
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Unread 04-16-2012, 07:53 AM   #7
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Unread 04-16-2012, 07:55 AM   #8
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Do you want a very capable crawler of just a play thing? The Wraith is a fun all around rig but not a very good crawler. A box stock Losi Night Crawler will blow the doors off of a heavily modified Wraith. I have both and love both, but they are different rigs...
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Unread 04-16-2012, 07:56 AM   #9
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I have a second charger at home like the one pictured
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Unread 04-16-2012, 07:33 PM   #10
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That is way too expensive for a Wraith. The RTR's are going for $289 at my local hobby shop. Pick up an SCX10 Honcho, you won't regret it.
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Unread 04-16-2012, 07:53 PM   #11
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HPI crawler king is awsome! Have one of them and it is unstopable out of the box if you just wanna crawl over lots of stuff. Check out some of the vids on you tube of what they can do out of The box. Unbalievable! I got mine at hobbytownUSA for under $240. Ill post a couple pics for you all to see.
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Unread 04-16-2012, 07:56 PM   #12
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Here is a SCX-10 Honcho that I built from a kit. It is best at crawling.




This is my Wraith with the Rubi Wraith Body. It is the best trail runner.
Its width limits how well it can crawl.




The Wraith will take more money to repair/upgrade the links and the steering parts. I broke the plastic tie-rod and steering knuckle the second time I used it.

Both are really are fun, but it will come down to the choice of crawling or running trails.
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Unread 04-16-2012, 08:01 PM   #13
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Unread 04-16-2012, 08:14 PM   #14
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Here's one. Tried to upload more than one but not working.
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Unread 04-16-2012, 08:21 PM   #15
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This was bone stock came with this body and all. The tires are some of the best crawling tires you can get out of the box and I've bought others and always put these back on. My friend has an axial scx10 and I love it as well tho so not hating here just sayin.
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