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post #16 of 29 Old 04-16-2012, 08:38 PM Thread Starter
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So many choices thanks for all the input.


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post #17 of 29 Old 04-16-2012, 08:40 PM Thread Starter
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Really just looking for something to mess with and use when I'm out whelp long and don't feel like using up my gas

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post #18 of 29 Old 04-16-2012, 09:25 PM
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It is hard to choose. That is how I ended up with two of them
On the plus side, most of the choices are good and if you get one and don't like it, they are easy to sell.
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post #19 of 29 Old 04-16-2012, 11:06 PM Thread Starter
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It is hard to choose. That is how I ended up with two of them
On the plus side, most of the choices are good and if you get one and don't like it, they are easy to sell.
Yeah true that I like the axial stuff but it is more expensive and I like the hpi crawler and the price is good but I don't know about support

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post #20 of 29 Old 04-16-2012, 11:55 PM
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Actually there are a pretty good amount of upgrades for the crawler king. Mine has upgraded tranny gears full metel internals. Was like $50 bucks. The stock ones are plastic though and with the traxxas velion brushless system with 7.4 lipo 5000ma I still never broke any of the diffs in the axles(are metal from factory) or tranny gears EVER(plastic) beating it as hard as I possibly could trying to break it. The weak link is the axle so it will snap those first. I have upgraded metal parts all over it. You can get jusst about every part on there at integy.com even axles. Rc4wd.com is a good one and ebay hasn't let me down. :-)
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post #21 of 29 Old 04-17-2012, 02:34 AM
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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.
Im sure they dont come with a battery or a charger though... btw that price includes shipping
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post #22 of 29 Old 04-17-2012, 09:27 PM Thread Starter
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Actually there are a pretty good amount of upgrades for the crawler king. Mine has upgraded tranny gears full metel internals. Was like $50 bucks. The stock ones are plastic though and with the traxxas velion brushless system with 7.4 lipo 5000ma I still never broke any of the diffs in the axles(are metal from factory) or tranny gears EVER(plastic) beating it as hard as I possibly could trying to break it. The weak link is the axle so it will snap those first. I have upgraded metal parts all over it. You can get jusst about every part on there at integy.com even axles. Rc4wd.com is a good one and ebay hasn't let me down. :-)
Sweet I'm really leaning towards this one

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post #23 of 29 Old 04-18-2012, 08:40 AM
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Sweet I'm really leaning towards this one

Venom Creeper $150

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post #24 of 29 Old 04-18-2012, 09:35 AM Thread Starter
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Interested

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post #25 of 29 Old 04-21-2012, 09:02 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone know anything about venom crawlers

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post #26 of 29 Old 04-23-2012, 08:12 AM
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I'd skip the Creeper. The Axial AX10 is a popular rig with lots of aftermarket support. Another choice is the Losi Night Crawler. Out of the box the Losi is a higher quality rig and it spanks the AX10 on the rocks. Some don't like the worm gears in the Losi but I'm just the opposite (love them) because you have ultimate low end control on any obstacle. The only thing with the Losi is you need to keep those worms greased. A simple mod is to add grease ports and you are good to go. If you want to do some more research check out the following forum:

http://www.rccrawler.com/forum/

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post #27 of 29 Old 05-18-2012, 08:01 AM
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Anyone know anything about venom crawlers
I would stay away from the venom creeper kit or the rtr crawler they sell. My buddy bought the creeper kit and it was missing a ton of stuff. Took him about 3 months to put together between waiting on parts in the mail and going to the hardware store to sub in parts. It is pretty capable now, but he has dropped enough money into it with a new chassis, drive shafts, and many other things that he could have a pretty killer ax-10, scx-10, or wraith.
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post #28 of 29 Old 07-30-2012, 09:58 AM
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I recommend the Losi Trail Trekker. It's like $150 ready to crawl out of the box. Battery and charger included.

They are super small, so they can be taken anywhere, the battery runs forever because the motor is tiny, and its not a huge investment (In case you find the sport isnt for you)

Mine is for sale btw.

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post #29 of 29 Old 07-30-2012, 03:31 PM Thread Starter
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I recommend the Losi Trail Trekker. It's like $150 ready to crawl out of the box. Battery and charger included.

They are super small, so they can be taken anywhere, the battery runs forever because the motor is tiny, and its not a huge investment (In case you find the sport isnt for you)

Mine is for sale btw.
What you want for yours

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