4x4 Remote Control Truck Guide
If you are looking for a 4x4 remote control truck, the choice is simple. You can buy a 1/10 4x4 electric monster truck, 1/10 4x4 gas monster truck, or a 1/8 4x4 nitro monster truck.
1/10 4x4 Electric Remote Control Monster Truck
Beginners would do well to start of with an electric powered 4x4 remote control truck. A popular company in this category is Tamiya, a Japanese company recognized world wide for fun and realistic remote control cars and trucks.
There is also another company called Traxxas, and their popular model, the 1/10 Traxxas E-Maxx. This is a twin motor, twin battery, 1/10 electric 4x4 truck that goes 23 mph out of the box.
1/10 4x4 Gas Monster Truck
Similar to their electric counterparts except that these are powered by more powerful 2-stroke gas engines. This means more speed and longer run times. Simply stop for a short pit stop for fuel and keep on running.
1/10 4x4 gas monster trucks are recommended for those who want more speed than the 4x4 electric trucks. One of the most popular brand and model is the 1/10 Traxxas T-Maxx 2.5. This model goes over 40+ mph out of the box, without any modifications.
1/8 4x4 Nitro Monster Truck
1/8 scale are simply bigger and faster than 1/10 scale nitro monster trucks. These have bigger and more powerful nitro engines. Bigger truck tires and suspension system also makes these trucks more stable over rough terrain. Most have 2-speed transmissions (some even have reverse). And then there are some with awesome 3-speed transmissions.
Popular models are the HPI Nitro Savage 25, Tamiya TNX, and Kyosho Mad Force. The HPI Nitro Savage 25 goes well over 40 mph.
Let's all have fun.
P.S. 4x4 remote control trucks usually have a shaft driven 4 wheel drive design.
P.P.S. There are also regular 1/10 4x4 electric trucks such as the Tamiya Honda CRV, and the Tamiya Ford Ranger stadium truck.
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