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4WD Short Course RC Trucks - 4x4 Off Road SCT

4wd Short Course RC Trucks

Photo above: 1/10 Team Associated SC10 4x4 remote controlled truck.

The new fun class for 2011 would probably be 4-wheel drive short course radio control trucks. Faster and easier to drive, these will be fun for both beginners and experienced racers.

4x4 Short Course R/C Trucks Comparison

Let's compare the most popular rolling kits (no electronics) to help you decide what to buy. Estimated sale prices in USD.

Associated SC10 4x4 vs. Losi Ten SCTE 4WD vs. OFNA Hyper 10SC 4WD

Associated SC10 4x4 Losi Ten SCTE 4wd OFNA Hyper 10SC 4wd
Drivetrain Gear/belt Shaft Shaft
Differentials Clicker 3 gear 3 gear
Chassis 3-piece Composite Black Anodized Aluminum Hard Anodized Aluminum
Weight 6.12lbs 6.75lbs 6.0lbs
Price $269 $299 $229

Durango DESC410R vs. Traxxas Slash 4x4 Platinum vs. Jammin SCRT-10

Durango DESC410R Traxxas Slash 4x4 Platinum Jammin SCRT-10
Drivetrain Shaft Shaft Shaft
Differentials Gear Silicone-filled 3 gear
Chassis 2.5mm Aluminum Fiber-composite Monocoque Aluminum
Weight n/a 5.0lbs 6.0lbs
Price $398 $369 (w/ brushless motor and esc) $249

Main performance would come from correct tires for the track as well as suspension geometry and weight balance.

Best 4WD Short Course Radio Controlled Trucks

1. Team Associated SC10 4x4

So far the only one with a belt drive transmission, the overall design looks very promising. Almost no screws underneath the chassis and front clicker unit shows some thought went into the design.

2. OFNA Hyper 10SC 4wd

The cheapest yet with numerous wins. Probably the best value 4x4 short course.

Shop for a 4x4 Radio Control Short Course Truck

And here are other 4WD rc short course trucks with estimated price in USD.

Company Power Scale Category Model Kit/RTR Price
Associated Nitro 1/8 Short Course SC8 Combo 589
Associated Electric 1/18 Short Course SC18 RTR 169
Associated Electric 1/10 Short Course SC10 4x4 Kit 269
Associated Electric 1/10 Short Course SC10 4x4 RTR 439
Associated Electric 1/8 Short Course SC8e RTR 579
CEN Gas 1/5 Short Course Matrix5-SC RTR 899
Durango Electric 1/10 Short Course DESC410R Kit 399
Duratrax Electric 1/18 Short Course Vendetta SC RTR 219
HPI Electric 1/12 Short Course Mini-Trophy Flux RTR 0
HPI Electric 1/12 Short Course Mini-Trophy RTR 219
HPI Electric 1/8 Short Course Apache SC Flux RTR 550
Kyosho Nitro 1/10 Short Course DRT Kit 0
Losi Electric 1/10 Short Course TEN-SCTE Kit 299
Losi Electric 1/10 Short Course TEN-SCTE RTR 519
Losi Electric 1/24 Short Course Micro SCT RTR 109
OFNA Nitro 1/10 Short Course Jammin SCRT10 RTR 329
OFNA Electric 1/10 Short Course Jammin SCRT10 RTR 289
OFNA Electric 1/10 Short Course Hyper 10SC Kit 249
OFNA Electric 1/10 Short Course NEXX 10SC Kit 259
Traxxas Nitro 1/10 Short Course Slayer 3.3 RTR 389
Traxxas Nitro 1/10 Short Course Slayer 3.3 RTR 469
Traxxas Nitro 1/8 Short Course Slayer Pro 4x4 RTR 422
Traxxas Electric 1/10 Short Course Slash 4x4 VXL Brushless RTR 397
Traxxas Electric 1/10 Short Course Slash 4x4 Platinum Edition Kit 369
Traxxas Electric 1/10 Short Course Slash 4x4 Ultimate RTR 479
Traxxas Electric 1/16 Short Course Slash 4x4 RTR 399
Traxxas Electric 1/16 Short Course Slash 4x4 VXL RTR 293

Get in on the fun, visit your local hobby shop and get a head start on your competition. Or simply just bash and jump around your backyard, still lots of fun.

Or visit some online hobby stores.

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