What’s the best RC truck for bashing 2017?
There’s been a big shakeup this year as the large scale electric MT’s are taking over the basher scene. This year I think bigger really is better.
I thought this would be a quick easy guide to put together. Every time I found the best basher truck to buy 3 other great options popped up. I am sure you are experiencing the same thing in your search for which RC to buy for tearing up the back yard grass and dirt ramps.
If money were no object I would pull the trigger on this bad boy the HPI Savage Flux HP it’s a super tough speed demon that can run 4S or 6S out of the box. It’s big, bad, fast, looks awesome and well over 600 bucks. If you really want the best then click here to get one shipped to your doorstep.
Part of the decision will be what terrain you plan to run most often. I wanted a truck that could handle anything since we have thick tall grass, a ditch-mud flat, and pavement right outside the house where most of the bashing will happen.
If you are looking for a four wheel drive short course truck this one is my favorite SCT check out the winner for the best first RC truck. The 1/10th Scale RTR Hunter BL 4×4 SCT. It’s just under 300 bucks and will be a great choice for the track, short grass and pavement. You will not have to upgrade the motor and esc to keep it fun either. It comes with everything except a batteries and a charger. It runs on 2S or 3S lipo out of the box.
After countless hours searching, asking and finally making a decision the winner is the baddest boys little brother the…
HPI Savage XS Flux 1/10 Monster Truck 2.4GHz 4WD RTR HPI106571
- Price in the $300 range
- Must run over the thick sod grass in your yard
- Be water proof, fast and extremely durable
- Able to run on 3S Lipo without upgrading the ESC
- Has an awesome factory paint job and look
- It’s been out for a few years and all of the normal factory kinks have been worked out
- Great parts support online and locally
- It’s actually slightly smaller than other 1/10 scale trucks a 1/12 scale with one tenth motor and running gear.
This really is not a big deal for me but I wanted to point it out since I’m usually on the bigger is better wagon when it comes to RC Trucks:) Click here to see it on Amazon.
Here is my list of other trucks and truggies I researched that did not quite make the cut for this particular title.
HELION DOMINUS 10TR 4WD ELECTRIC RC TRUGGY – Noted as most durable and great for kids by a dad with lots of RC’s and a kid who has crashed a lot of them.
Traxxas Stampede 4×4 VXL this a great popular truck that you can get with batteries and a charger included in the under $500 range. All of the local hobby shops stock Traxxas parts.
I plan to look into these two a little more: ST-1 truggy and Thunder Tiger MT4-G3. Losi 5 – better for the price range of the savage flux hp.
ARRMA TYPHON BLX BUGGY – see our review on this one here. It’s a tough speed demon in the $450 range. This is the runner up to the Savage Flux HP and is one I would buy before the HP because of it’s great price. If you like the Truggy-Buggy look this would be your top pick under $500. It’s a newer release and on my wish list for sure.
If you are looking for a mini truck in the 1/18 scale size this one got my attention Iron Track / Himoto Mastadon 1/18th brushless truck. It’s cheap too in the $120~ range.
Here is a cool french video featuring the following trucks HPI Savage Flux HP, Bullet MT Flux, Savage XS Flux, Kyosho DMTVE
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