I also just wanted to mention uh it’s snowing outside, so there’s gon na be a lot of snowplow noise and i apologize for that uh. I just figured i’m so bored right now. Why not just film so that’s? What i’m gon na do sorry about the noise? I hope you have trouble hearing it now, because we’re gon na keep this under two hundred dollars. I thought it would be very adequate to include a tamiya tt02 chassis platform. Now this is a kit uh, which is why a lot of these uh cars, i’m gon na put in this video uh do require a little knowledge on our city uh. This video is more intended for, like a seasoned hobbyist, not someone just getting into it. So right here this is a tt02 or tt01e platform. Sorry uh it’s it’s fits standard 200 meter bodies, it has um super super good part support super upgradable and it includes most of the stuff. You need right out of the box it’s, one of the only kits that you can buy. Currently, that includes a motor and a speed controller. All you need for this is a battery a receiver and a servo, because this car has standard 12 millimeter hubs. You can fit basically any wheels. You want uh any different style of wheels. You could fit rally wheels on road wheels, any kind of rim you want um and it’s, just it’s a really versatile platform. Every part on this is upgradable.
You can buy full aluminum kits for these and they’re just great all around right out of the box, you’re going to be looking at around 14 15 miles an hour, you’re, really not going to be going that fast um, especially on this nickel metal. That i’m running in here this is taken out of an easy start. This is a traxxas power cell, with a tamiya plug to go with the tamiya esc. Now a neat thing about this car is that, if i zoom in on the esc, it actually is a brushed and brushless esc. It has a third wire third cable, and that is so. You can run sensor brushless systems, which is one of the only esc’s out there. That has the capability to do that, which i thought is really cool and it gives you a lot of upgradeability right out of the box. So, as you guys can see the cl, the plastic quality is not quite as good as most rc’s, which is true, uh it’s from a plastic model company. So i mean what do you expect it’s not going to have the same durability as a normal rc uh, but these are really really collectible really um and and the plastics actually aren’t as bad as they look. I’Ve actually abused. Quite a few tomatoes in the past. The plastics hold up well uh, one upgrade, i would recommend, is probably all metal dips because i’m, starting to, i think my rear diff is starting to give out a little bit it’s, not too bad, but um.
I was noticing a little bit of clicking. A couple runs ago, so i’m, hoping that i won’t have to get a new diff, but i could very well be the case. Uh that that rear diff in in there is gon na have to be replaced. So we’re definitely gon na have to do this uh, but price tag for this car. I got this for like 115 off of ebay uh, it originally came with a mercedes body which i will show you in just a second. So if you’ve watched my other videos, you’ve obviously seen this body, this is my old school um, mercedes body, mercedes sedan body. I forget the exact model i’m, more of a american car guy, so i don’t know too much about german cars, but it is a nice body i painted in this nice uh gloss, uh, tealish, blue light, blue, whatever you want to call it, but it’s really good. I thought the green went really well with it and if you can see uh, it actually does fit on there. Just fine and it even has little divots that you can drill out for pre drill, so it’s pretty much a pre drilled body uh. You do have to trim it, though, so i did a rough job trimming this, because at the time i didn’t have lexan scissors. Now i have lexan scissors, as you can see much much smoother on this cadillac 59 cadillac body uh this one’s from cam tech rc.
I did not paint this too well, but i do like it because it’s very fitting for christmas. I kind of got a little dusting of snow on it, which looks good and um yeah it’s kind of this white faded into uh silver, so it’s, a pretty cool body. I currently have for this car. The metal body mounts so just simply clips on there and, as you can see, it fits under the wheel wells. Just fine so let’s say you want to get a gift for someone who’s really into engines really into real cars and just wants something that you can tinker on here she can tinker on. This would be perfect. This is about as cheap as it gets in the nitro realm uh and it’s about as high quality as it gets around that price range. This is the vrx spirit um i got this recently. Actually, this was i’ve only had this for about a month month and a half uh, i just finished breaking it in it’s. Amazing shocks are really good force. Point 18 engines super reliable nice, smooth header, big gas tank, pretty fuel efficient it’s got nice servos right out of the box that i have had no issues with uh. I must say this is the best uh nitro you can get for under 200 100. I will say that confidently: uh handles well tires are pretty good out of the box. Nice wing on the back. Uh pull starters, are super durable super super high compression on these, and i just i love them.
I mean they’re, four wheel drive. You can get the two speeds if you wanted to uh they’re just great, and i think they would be perfect for the holidays. Wink wink, there’s, probably gon na, be a been good sale on these since that’s, where you buy them on banggood. So i would definitely hop on that as soon as possible. You might be able to find these for like 180 190, which would just be spectacular, so i would highly recommend these really really fun uh. You can run gallons after gallons through these horse engines. They will not give up they’re, durable, um, yeah, they’re, durable and they’re. Really fast did i mention this car is able to compete with my friend, the new york hobbyists uh nitraxis nitro slash, and this is half the price, so i’m pretty impressed with it, and i think it would be a great gift for someone just getting into nitro. So the final car i’d like to mention is the traxxas slash two wheel drive. This is under 200 as well. I got this for around 189 without battery and charger uh, yes, it’s, not in the best shape. As you can see, i have a broken hinge. Pin brace, i have no connector on the esc, which i’m taking care of that, but these are really really good for beginners. They have great top speed for the titan 12 turn it’s uh super super fast for brushed uh i’ve i’ve easily been hitting 25.
With this thing, um super upgradeable: again you have the 12 millimeter hex, which have these custom apex racing wheels and tires on the back and yeah. They take such a beating dude. This thing, oh, my god, i’ve jumped to this i’ve tumbled it i’ve rolled it. I’Ve done i’ve put it through hell and back, and it still runs just fine. I just need that new connector from the esc and i need that hinged embrace, and then this will be back on the road and it’s going on five years guys. I got this in sixth grade. This thing is going on five years i’m, almost in twelfth grade now and i’m, going to keep it to my collection for as long as i can because it’s just such an amazing car – and you guys, will have so much fun with these. Yes, you’re not getting the best value for the money, i know it’s brushed and you get the nitro for the same price. But the problem with the nitro you won’t have the same part support as the slash the slash you’ll be able to go to any hobby store and they’ll have any part that you would possibly want for this thing you can upgrade it. You can customize it it’s. Just an amazing car, as you can see, i have this four year old original body. They don’t even make these these programs style anymore, but uh. These are super rare now, but i it’s pretty torn up, as you can see, it’s, not in the best of shape, but man these bodies are actually not bad either.
I’Ve really really put these bodies through reviews and they hold up so yeah that’s. Basically, the slash um, i would highly recommend it. If i were to pick one out of three of these cars, it would definitely have to be the spirit just because it’s nitro and i’m, a nitro dude. I have over 50 nitro cars in my collection uh and that, even even with the two planes i still have over 50 nitro cars and vehicles in general, in my collection uh. So i would go with the spirit, especially since it’s probably going to be on sale on banggood. However, i think slash would be the your next best bet and if you want someone who wants to build something, obviously get the tt01e, which is just an amazing platform. Super versatile and uh super super good for upgrading, so yeah that’s. Basically it that’s my short little video on best cars for christmas, 2020, 2021 ish um, but yeah 2020 christmas, 2020., uh yeah. You can decide for yourself what you want, but this is this is my recommendation. I think all these three are great because i’ve owned them i’ve experienced them. I know how to drive them. I know how to tinker on them. I know how easy they are to work on and i know how much fun they bring. So with that it’s been md fishman.