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Old 01-16-2023, 01:53 PM   #1
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Getting a new truck after a long absence. Do not want to drop a ton of money immediately incase my return to the r/c world is short lived. Therefore I will be getting a rtr. I have settled on either a gatekeeper or Sendero hd. I have read the the gk is tippy out of the box but Iím not afraid of making a few mods for improvement. Any opinions on which I should get and why?
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Old 01-16-2023, 02:35 PM   #2
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Thing is each one has its place. Most that complain about gk being tippy is cause they don't take the time to set it up.

The HD is going to be tippy out of the box as well, but the gatekeeper is far more stable than the HD due to the anti-roll bar rear suspension.

Depends on what you're looking to do. Trail, crawler course, nothing but rocks, mix of everything.

But look at it this way, the Ecto is one of the best if not the best out of the box rigs available right now, only difference is the small and light weight lexan body vs the gatekeeper.

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Old 01-16-2023, 02:38 PM   #3
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Have you considered the SE as well?
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Old 01-16-2023, 02:51 PM   #4
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Thing is each one has its place. Most that complain about gk being tippy is cause they don't take the time to set it up.

The HD is going to be tippy out of the box as well, but the gatekeeper is far more stable than the HD due to the anti-roll bar rear suspension.

Depends on what you're looking to do. Trail, crawler course, nothing but rocks, mix of everything.

But look at it this way, the Ecto is one of the best if not the best out of the box rigs available right now, only difference is the small and light weight lexan body vs the gatekeeper.

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It would probably be a mix of everything as far as driving conditions. There are a few decent rocky areas nearby to crawl. Close by indoor crawler course. Messing around outside with the kids. Not afraid of some set up. I used to race on and off road. I like the cage look but itís not a deal breaker.
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Old 01-16-2023, 03:35 PM   #5
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Get the GK it’s on sale and $100 less than the Ecto. Add another body and you are still cheaper than the others.

https://www.associatedelectrics.com/...ekeeper_Buggy/
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Old 01-16-2023, 10:58 PM   #6
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Also to think about is the trail runner, you would get a free enduro24 right now.

https://www.associatedelectrics.com/...o/Trailrunner/


Dang it, I may have to buy one now and add to the projects.

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Old 01-20-2023, 06:41 AM   #7
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Have you considered the SE as well?
I did prior to narrowing it down to the HD and GK.
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Old 01-20-2023, 06:43 AM   #8
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Get the GK itís on sale and $100 less than the Ecto. Add another body and you are still cheaper than the others.

https://www.associatedelectrics.com/...ekeeper_Buggy/
Price is one of the big pros for the GK to me.
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Old 01-20-2023, 06:48 AM   #9
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My GK arrived yesterday. The biggest deciding factors were price and the cage. I like the cage style. If I want to mix it up and put on a full body I can do that also with minimal effort. Thanks for your input. I already started to do what I can to lower it some without buying anything. Here we go.
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