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Old 11-05-2004, 11:40 PM
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Duratrax Mini-Quake for cheap?

What are your thoughts?

http://www.rcmart.com/catalog/produc...ducts_id=10364

price seems in line with what a mini-quake should be worth without electronics, as thats all it appears to be.

*edit - nevermind, shipping being at $40 puts this right in the same ballpark as a mini-quake with full electronics so no point.
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Old 11-06-2004, 02:57 AM
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Re: Duratrax Mini-Quake for cheap?

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nevermind, shipping being at $40 puts this right in the same ballpark as a mini-quake with full electronics so no point.
I've found these guys shipping charges a little over the top.
Shipping from HK is not that expensive, so I guess they use this to make their revenue.
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Old 11-06-2004, 03:33 AM
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Re: Re: Duratrax Mini-Quake for cheap?

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I've found these guys shipping charges a little over the top.
Shipping from HK is not that expensive, so I guess they use this to make their revenue.
true that, then they nail you with all these extra fees at checkout for using a specific payment option...there service is ok though, i have yet to have a shipping problem with them
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Old 11-06-2004, 01:56 PM
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I hate it when pple charge more than what the actual shipping charges are. Especially on eBay. They charge 29.99 when its actually less than 15!
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Old 11-06-2004, 03:02 PM
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www.rc-mushroom.com does not jib you on shipping costs.
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Old 11-06-2004, 04:29 PM
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Old 11-06-2004, 07:57 PM
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i dont see a mini-quake on that site did i miss it?
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Old 11-08-2004, 04:19 PM
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They are referring to the Anderson Electronics RE-branded knock off. It is the same truck, with out the duratrax name, ESC, RX, Servo, radio etc...

If you really do some digging, you will find that for every RC type of truck coming out lately, there is a rebrand company using the truck, or is already building it for Duratrax or Trinity etc, and selling without the "marketing" name on it.

The Anderson Truck IS THE EXACT same truck!

Basically you get the truck (most important part) and motor.

Perfect for people who already have an FM radio that they like to use.

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Old 11-09-2004, 08:01 PM
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i was beginning to think that they were buying a made truck for them to lable their name on...and i guess i was right lol.
I hope teh XRAY truck wont be the same thing... I hope...
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Old 11-10-2004, 12:49 AM
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knowing how excellent Xray is, it will be there own version.
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Old 11-10-2004, 09:13 PM
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why do companies do this...I just dont get it... Dont they want to be original and make their own stuff?!?! Just makes me mad....
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Old 11-10-2004, 09:20 PM
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OMG its Tidus !!!! from FFX !!! I loved taht gameee !!!!! Mann FF games are addicting !

Yeah I agree .. They should come up with their own. Even in Micro Helicopters, their are soo many differnt brands, but all the same thing. Well I guess its all about the moneyy$$$
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Old 11-10-2004, 09:43 PM
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OMG its Tidus !!!! from FFX !!! I loved taht gameee !!!!! Mann FF games are addicting !
lol FFX is def the best of the series. Such a well thot of plot. I played that thing for days and days and days....Yuna, Auron, Rikku, Kumari, That blitzball player and that witch lady...and of course Sin..Zanarkand. And Tidus made out with yuna! I actually cried when the game ended...

Final Fantasy series - the best video game series of all time!

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Just want to know if that Mini Quake is a good rc? Does it perform well is it upgradable?
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Old 12-08-2004, 11:18 PM
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Just want to know if that Mini Quake is a good rc? Does it perform well is it upgradable?
Cowhizzi,

The Mini-Quake is a great RC 18th scale truck. Just like many other newer RC vehicles, there are always areas that we, the "aftermarketeers" can improve on the truck.

There is no other truck provides the true "Monster Truck" look, so this is a benefit of the MQ. And the MQ is the only truck on the 18th scale market that provides you a 400 size motor, STOCK! That is nice....

I have experience with it, both brush motor and Brushelss motors, and the truck has a great setup. Shaft Drive, 8 oil filled shocks (might be a bit overkill), gear diffs, 400 size stock motor, and it uses the same style of battery packs that the M18 uses.

As far as performance, I have had GREAT luck with the ones i have. I did finally bust my outdrives tonight (a week point on the truck), but i was running a mamba 68k BL motor though. That setup will/can break a lot of cars' drivetrains.

Performance upgrades.....you are starting to see them trickle out on the market. Alum CVD's, Graphite chassis, street tires, etc. are all about out...which will increase the performance and strength of the truck.

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