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About 6 years ago my sister in Colorado picked up an 86 R/C and Let me play w/ it when I went out there..I became hooked within about 30 minutes.

Since then some crazy army recruiter stuck a gun to my head and forced me to enlist (There has to be at least one other poor guy out there that this has happened to) Anyhow I'm stationed down at Ft Huachuca in SIerra Vista, And was wondering if it is feasable to get a decent trail going R/C either fixed up or bought turn key for ~2000...Thats basically what I have in my motorcycle fund and hell..I'm in arizona land of big rocks and sand..and my 98 Jeep Cherokee Sport 2x2 just doesn't cut it when I want to really have fun. And now back to the original question, is this a doable thing ... I'm not looking to come up with God's Gift to man outa ~$2000 nor am i lookin to have a crazy rock crawler..just something that doesn't get it's ass beat by a little loose gravel and a 8% grade. Any info would be great..
 

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Welcome to the neighborhood {wave}.You should be able to get a half decent ramcharger for 2bills.See www.autotrader.com
 

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patience... I used to spend no more than $1400 TOPS on my 4x4's- I've had 5 Chevy's, this is my 1st RC.

Sometimes I miss the simplicity of an old rig that I really don't mind beating on. (i.e. ripped up seats, cracked dash, dents, etc.) Some other folks with nicer rigs than mine (and there are plenty) would feel the same way about my value of truck.

2 good diffs under a good transfer case on a good tranny and motor are cheap if you know what your buying (fortunately, you've come to the right place- the guys on this site have saved my hide maaaaaany times whether they know it or not!)

Don't think about what you have to spend now as much as you'll have to spend later! Buying a truck is like buying a horse- it's not the price of purchase that gets you... it's keeping it alive!

Hold on to your cash, get advice from these RC guys and keep looking. If you have patience you could find something good for $1500 maybe. But keep adding to your fund, it could be months for your baby to come along and he may want $2300.

Oh! Best tip I've ever been given: If you're looking at a truck and you say "All I have to do is..." more than 3 times...keep walking!

jason
 

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mtngoat said:
Buying a truck is like buying a horse- it's not the price of purchase that gets you... it's keeping it alive!
LMAO!
 

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Found an 86 RC w/ the 360, 7in Lift, and flowmasters. Looks like it hasn't been offroad too much just based on what it's got for wheels/tires right now for 2500obo.. Found it on Autotrader so I apprciate the info. Now if Only I wasn't in bagdahd things would be peachy!.
 

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zenbunny said:
Found an 86 RC w/ the 360, 7in Lift, and flowmasters. Looks like it hasn't been offroad too much just based on what it's got for wheels/tires right now for 2500obo.. Found it on Autotrader so I apprciate the info. Now if Only I wasn't in bagdahd things would be peachy!.
I'm corn-fused - are you physically in Iraq or are you referring to Sierra Vista as Bagdhad?

To me, SV is a beautiful place. Nice weather, very pretty scenery. Of course, the Army probably doesn't let you see the nice side of the mountain much.

Anyway, the RC you found sounds like a nice one - I was going to say, you should be able to find a very nice RC for $2000. Most Dodges go for less than other makes.

Welcome to the site and welcome to the AZ Chapter, if you are wanting to join in on our fun.
 
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