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Old 2004.05.04, 07:46 PM   #1
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overland 4x4?

Is it 4x4? My lhs has the bmw, I may pick it up friday..... do you think its better than a mini-giant?

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Old 2004.05.04, 07:54 PM   #2
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it's rear 2 wheel drive, and a blast!! but I've never seen a minigiant.
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Old 2004.05.04, 08:13 PM   #3
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are you talking about the Venom Minigiant? I havnt run one but I have seen them first hand, VERY ugly, All plastic, ugly TX, I would choose the OL. If you want a 4x4 micro I would reccomend the Tamiya TLT-1 although that is also ugly, it is of much better quality than the mini giant and has many many nice Hopups (including CF chassis )
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Old 2004.05.04, 08:46 PM   #4
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I own an OL, the MMT, the Mini-Giant, the Mini-T and so on. See Gallery TNB for comparison photos. Although I paid $125.00 total for a Mini-Giant, they were selling for $99 at RCX. At that price, I'd get both the OL and the MG.

Anyway, the MG is 4WD and the OL is not. The OL has better looking bodies than the MG (though you can put a Mini-T Hummer body on the MG as I did). The MG has a bigger motor and a faster motor can be installed if you want one along with other hop-ups much cheaper than a OL. Of course, you could go with the TLT at even a greater expense. I can't say much for the TLT since I've only met two people who own them and both of them broke while I was watching it run. I can tell you that one common problem with the MG is that the motor is not tightened down and that the stock motor gets hot to the touch. The tightening is no big deal and I have yet to burn up the stock motor though I heard one of the locals burned out one and replaced it with a stock Mini-T motor.
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Old 2004.05.04, 09:19 PM   #5
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I drove the venom mini giant around my hobbytown yesterday. I do not know which to buy for a crawler. The 2wd thing makes me swing towards the mini giant, but I am also a huge fan of scale realism......
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Old 2004.05.04, 09:22 PM   #6
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That's one reason I like Mini-Zs.
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Old 2004.05.05, 10:17 PM   #7
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Try the Z Monster than.

You also have to consider that the MG is much larger. Compared to the capable, and very small monster.
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