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Old 02-06-2008, 09:43 AM   #1
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What is the best 18th scale off road?

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I'm thinking about pickup up an off-road 18th scale electric. What would you recommend I go with in terms of build quality, durability and access to parts?


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Old 02-06-2008, 09:52 AM   #2
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a good 1/18 scale electric

i would check out the associated rc18t or rc18b

most hobby shops carry the replacement parts for them and if you buy an rc18t i would upgrade to the rpm front bumper, a arms and shock towers and the thing will be bulletproof.

you can buy all the rpm items for less than 50 bucks too.

since i put all the rpm stuff on my rc18t ive yet to break a single thing and im running a mamba 8000kv with 2 cell lipo in mine.
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Old 02-06-2008, 09:55 AM   #3
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Nice. Sounds like a good recommendation. I like durable as I'm relatively new to all of this and my driving shows it.

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if your intrested i got a rc18t with mamba 8000 kv all rtr with futaba digital fm radio for sale 250$ just want out of the hobby its in mint condition comes with tons of extras too plus tires and other crap almost a whole box dont got any pics but you can call me 416 836 4008 - corey
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Old 02-06-2008, 04:26 PM   #5
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best 1/18

R/C Car Action put out a special edition a few monthes ago that dealt only with the 1/18th scale. Check the local hobby shops for a copy. Personally I run a RC18T. The magazine above said it is the best overall in the class.
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Old 02-06-2008, 04:51 PM   #6
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I would have to say, in terms of durability and build quality, the Xray M18T wins hands down. Access to parts depends on where you live and which hobby shops you go to, although rc18 parts are more common. The m18t uses a larger/stronger servo, and doesn't have any slop in the steering (compared to the rc1.
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Old 02-07-2008, 02:29 AM   #7
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It really depends on what you want to do with it . For the money the rc18 is okay, but has terrible steering and crappy shocks. With the right upgrades it is a good basher. A couple guys at my work run them.
Personally I just bought an x-ray m18t pro from Pinnacle hobby.
It is a far better truck if you plan on racing. Better quality, better handling, and lighter weight.But you do have to pay for it . It boils down to what you want , a good bang for the buck chinese fun truck or a european made precision race car ?

Sideways and on the gas .
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Old 02-07-2008, 04:36 PM   #8
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While the RC18t is fun especially with a brushless setup, the steering servo design is horrible and is prone to stripping in addition to easily blown diffs due to brushless power. If you go with aluminum or hardened everything then it would be worth your while. I found it too delicate/fagile in its stock form.
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I have been really happy with my 18T. Hopup parts (as well as parts in general) are relatively cheap (compared to my Revo, anyway). A couple must haves, IMO, are the DP gear cover and the draglink ( http://www.thetoyz.com/cart/thetoyz_...6383&cat_name=' and http://www.thetoyz.com/cart/thetoyz_...8087&cat_name=' ). I also found a ton of aluminum parts off ebay (all Associated) for almost half price compared to buying at the lhs. Going brushless isn't cheap, but throw in a Mamba 6800kv motor and a 2s 1550 lipo and WATCH OUT!!!
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a definate must have upgrade for the associated is the spur gear cover. one little pebble and you are hearing that familiar tick, or worse a stripped spur.

the xray is pretty sweet and I am surprised nobody has mentioned the kyosho as it's pretty beefy
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