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Hi There,
I'm new to the RC world. What initially attracted me to the hobby was the Nitro trucks, in particular the HPI Savage X 4.6. However, after doing plenty of research I have found I much prefer the size of the 1/10 scale MT(Monster Truck), ST (Stadium Trucks) and Buggies over the 1/8 scales. I plan to use my RC to drive on the grass and road (just bashin). Everywhere I read suggest that if you are new to the hobby it is recommended to purchase an Electric as a first Truck. I have also been told it would be better to purchase a 4x4 with good "grunt" as this will provide better handling and speed for my chosen terrain. My budget is between $400 - $550. I am willing to save more if necessary however this does mean I will need to wait longer.

Some example MT, ST and Buggies I like are:

Traxxas Rustler VXL - This is a 2WD and I am not sure if it will run well on Grass. I will need to purchase this internationally and import for this price.
http://www.amainhobbies.com/product...ess-RTR-Stadium-Truck-w-24Ghz-Battery-Charger

Thunder Tiger 4WD Sparrow Hawk XXB Brushless Buggy RTR - I'm not sure how common this brand is and how hard it will be to find parts Hop-ups etc. This is in Aus
http://rchobbies.com.au/store/product_info.php?cPath=26_43&products_id=50110

Traxxas E-Maxx Brushless RTR Monster Truck w/Castle Creations Mamba Monster System & Batteries - A little pricy, if really wanted to spend this much i would probaly pay the difference and get the r-revo. I will need to purchase this internationally and import for this price.
http://www.amainhobbies.com/product...stle-Creations-Mamba-Monster-System-Batteries

Traxxas E-Revo brushless RTR Monster Truck w/Castle mamba, Traxxas Link 2.4Ghz & batteries - Very pricy but sounds perfect. I will need to purchase this internationally and import for this price.
http://www.amainhobbies.com/product...k-w-Castle-Mamba-Traxxas-Link-24Ghz-Batteries

Not many forums have discussions on what MT, ST or Buggies are more tailored to newbies in terms of: handling, upgrades, ease of access to modify and or work on. If anyone could please take the time to recommend some good MT,ST or Buggies that are suited to my planned usage and terrain conditions the would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance.
 

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there some good cars there, i own 2 out of those 4 (rustler and the xxb) and have a e-maxx on the way

xxb- tough little buggy, broke my 1st part on it recently

rustler - 2wd needs some upgrades and it will be fine

there all good cars just depends what u wanna do with it
 

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Hey I am very sorry for the double threads. Initially i wrote this thread a few days ago and it did not appear so i re-wrote another. However any comments on either is great :)
 

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I have the XXB a tough truck it was my first real rc has a nice control only issue i had was the shock cap came off , but i redid the oils with a lighter weight oil and is much better , i cracked the rear wing as i spent just as much time on its roof as on its wheels lol . but since doing the shock oil it handles a treat i bought a second one as i planned to do a few local races , but have never got round to it ... its in the for sale section if your interested in having a look as new condition ... i also have my origanal one in there as a roller only as i have put the running gear into another car good for spares
 
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