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Old 01-09-2012, 03:48 PM   #1
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Default Starting with a new truck or building from scratch?

I just want to share what I just learned. It may make this choice easier for some.

The only parts on my truck that are stock are one side of the case, and the axle tube tops at this point. I was kicking myself in the butt for not just piecing this thing together. Thinking, that I could've saved myself the initial $137 price tag of the RS10 XT.

Well, I just sold all of the stock parts on eBay. I ended up getting $151.43 and the stock radio hasn't even ended ended yet. As you can see, I actually did better by buying the whole truck, using just a few parts, and selling the rest.

Now, I didn't plan on redoing EVERYTHING. It just kinda snowballed, as these things often do.

Just food for thought of anyone is considering a complete redo...
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Old 01-09-2012, 04:44 PM   #2
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Wow you did really good nice job!
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Old 01-09-2012, 04:45 PM   #3
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i look at it like this, the last step in my build will be swapping out the MOAs for shafties, when i do that, i will be left with a RS10XT in a pile. or, rather, a crawler for my kid lol. this is a starter rig, some guys go full comp with them, but they where never intended to do that and even then you have a mostly after market rig. i can;t imagine why anyone would want all teh stock take offs, but to each their own.
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Old 01-09-2012, 04:57 PM   #4
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i look at it like this, the last step in my build will be swapping out the MOAs for shafties, when i do that, i will be left with a RS10XT in a pile. or, rather, a crawler for my kid lol. this is a starter rig, some guys go full comp with them, but they where never intended to do that and even then you have a mostly after market rig. i can;t imagine why anyone would want all teh stock take offs, but to each their own.
That's what I thought. I put everything up with a $5 starting bid. I was surprised what some of the stuff sold for. The tires and wheel: $32. Esc: $30. Motors: $21. Etc...

I did make sure hat I put "rock crawler" and "Clodbuster" in the descriptions. Clodbuster, only where it would apply. They are dual motor and have 12mm wheel hexes after all. That way you're not only appealing to people who most likely have the same pile of parts that you do.

I'm not planning on doing any comps with this. I just got a little carried away!
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Old 01-09-2012, 05:38 PM   #5
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I too learned the hard way that it's more fulfilling and rewarding to build a rig from scratch when I built my scaler. It takes way longer, especially if you take the time to shop for good deals here on the classifieds, but in the end you get a much nicer rig and the satisfaction of a custom build. Most of the time this can be a little more expensive, but not by much.

A while back I picked up a spare set of RS10 axles to have for spare parts from a member here on the forum and ultimately ended up piecing together a rig for my little cousin out of the old parts I had upgraded.
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Old 01-11-2012, 08:46 AM   #6
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You did a great job making your money back! Props.
If i were starting over i would start from sctach, just to avoid the extra money spent.
i will just hold onto these parts untill i make them useful
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Old 01-11-2012, 07:13 PM   #7
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I've lost money, but I'm using the ESC, TX/RX and servo's for other things.
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