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Old 06-25-2014, 05:15 PM   #1
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Other than the obvious like tire and battery sizes has anyone done a comparison ?
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Old 06-25-2014, 05:39 PM   #2
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How do they both compare to a jetboat?
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Old 06-25-2014, 05:57 PM   #3
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News Flash:
Vaterra cronies recently reported TH is more better.
While tight panted Axial minions say by no means is this so.

Who are we to believe!
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Old 06-25-2014, 08:22 PM   #5
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The Yeti is bigger. Therefore it's better.
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Old 06-25-2014, 08:25 PM   #6
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I can do a review on the Yeti if you want me to.
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Old 06-25-2014, 10:36 PM   #7
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I can do a review on the Yeti if you want me to.
I'd like to see that!! there are still so many unanswered questions...
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Old 06-25-2014, 11:03 PM   #8
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I'd like to see that!! there are still so many unanswered questions...
Exactly why I asked the question not to have a bunch of Beavis and Butthead clones put up stupid remarks . It looks like I could do more scale stuff with the Hammer but the Yeti looks to be the better performer . Just wanted to get other peoples ideas and LEGIT thoughts on both trucks .
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Exactly why I asked the question not to have a bunch of Beavis and Butthead clones put up stupid remarks . It looks like I could do more scale stuff with the Hammer but the Yeti looks to be the better performer . Just wanted to get other peoples ideas and LEGIT thoughts on both trucks .
Given the overall small quantity of Yeti's currently available to the public, who was going to do this comparison?
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Old 06-26-2014, 12:11 AM   #10
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I'm sure there's gotta be some webcasters out there that can compare the 2 . People such as ultimate Rc , Rc truck stop , Rc Sparks etc .
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Old 06-26-2014, 12:33 AM   #11
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If they had one in hand to do a side by side comparison, but they don't so that is going to have to wait until they become available mid July.
Until then all we can do is compare pictures.
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Exactly why I asked the question not to have a bunch of Beavis and Butthead clones put up stupid remarks . It looks like I could do more scale stuff with the Hammer but the Yeti looks to be the better performer . Just wanted to get other peoples ideas and LEGIT thoughts on both trucks .
Let me ask you this, are you currently on the fence between buying one or the other of these cars?

Are their any features in particular that you might be looking for in you're next Rc purchase?

What about either if these two vehicles is appealing to you?

What is your price range?

What is your aptitude for fixing things that might break on your Rc car?

Do you know anyone who owns a Yeti, and has first hand experience with it?

Do you know anyone who owns a TH, and has first hand experience with it?

I read somewhere in a twin hammers thread something like this "I like my TH, but it seems everytime I put an axial part on it it gets better".

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Old 06-26-2014, 01:03 AM   #13
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I'm sure there's gotta be some webcasters out there that can compare the 2 . People such as ultimate Rc , Rc truck stop , Rc Sparks etc .
Who?
I mean, this seems like the right place to find those webcasters.




Maybe I'm not understanding, but was this thread started to act as a sort of bookmarker for when someone actually owns one of the Yeti's? Everyone (except a few) are looking at the same currently available information about the yeti and TH.

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Old 06-26-2014, 02:14 AM   #14
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..I'll tell ya'all when I hold an Axial Yeti in my grubby paws.

It's -at the moment- a tad premature. But, as an on-going thread, this could become very useful.
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Old 06-26-2014, 09:16 AM   #15
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I posted a thread about this under the Twin Hammers portion of this board. The issue as I see it with the TH is that it really can't be a fast, all around basher/runner. I have spent a ton of money on mine, and the biggest problem is the way the rear suspension works. At full compression the rear axle actually changes its direction slightly and pushes the car at an angle. In effect, you have rear steer. Additionally, the front suspension travel is very limited and the rig wants to roll over just about all the time. In the end, even on loose grave and small rocks, the TH is not very good at real life offroad terrain. Period, full stop, end of story. The front suspension is so limited on the TH that large jumps like the one the Yeti was taking are completely out of the question. How do I know? I have bent the hell out of the GCM front mount on much much smaller jumps. The problem is that you need a soft suspension in the front due to a lack of weight, but the limited suspension travel means you will bottom out frequently if you get airborne. The Yeti seemed to cope much better.

The larger size of the Yeti together with its greater width means it may have already overcome the largest limitations of the TH. It remains to be seen if the rear suspension has the same problem as the TH (I suspect it does since it is inherent in a solid axle design) but it was hard to tell with the loose material in the test area.

I think the Yeti will be a better, more capable rig, but you will need to drop at least 100 into it to get all of the features of the TH including actually using a 2 speed transmission. The Yeti is crying out for a soft suspension and more powerful brushless motor. I would love to see it skipping across the dirt at 40 MPH or so running a true 550 4 pole motor on 3S.
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Old 06-26-2014, 10:10 AM   #17
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The yeti might be awesome or it might suck. Odds are it will hold up better and not be a piece of shit like the turd hammer is but only time will tell.
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Old 06-26-2014, 10:59 AM   #18
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Let me ask you this, are you currently on the fence between buying one or the other of these cars? Already have a TH

Are their any features in particular that you might be looking for in you're next Rc purchase? SCALE features

What about either if these two vehicles is appealing to you? Scale features

What is your price range? 400 - 600

What is your aptitude for fixing things that might break on your Rc car? 30 + yrs

Do you know anyone who owns a Yeti, and has first hand experience with it? No

Do you know anyone who owns a TH, and has first hand experience with it?
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I read somewhere in a twin hammers thread something like this "I like my TH, but it seems everytime I put an axial part on it it gets better".

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Exactly why I asked the question not to have a bunch of Beavis and Butthead clones put up stupid remarks . It looks like I could do more scale stuff with the Hammer but the Yeti looks to be the better performer . Just wanted to get other peoples ideas and LEGIT thoughts on both trucks .
yeti is sure as hell gonna be a better rig than the twin hammers. it looks MUCH easier to work on and get to the components, theres gonna be tons of new aftermarket items made, its bigger… and its axial.

the twin hammers had its time to shine, axial did the smart thing since it looks like they took every complaint that was voiced about the vaterra and addressed it with the design of the yeti.

if a wraith is too big for what you want, than the yeti will be also. basically if you want to take one of these and do 'scale stuff', you have to ask the question on what size scaler you want. 1.9?>twinhammers, 2.2?>yeti.

i own a twin hammers, its definitely a neat rig, but imho its a little small and its a huge hassle to work on. i didnt like the smaller screws it uses, and the plastic seems a little more toy grade than axials plastic.
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Old 06-26-2014, 01:56 PM   #20
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lets wait for rc sparks to do a review........then everything will be awesome.

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