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Monster Beetle Or Monster Beetle Pro

Discussion in 'FG Beetle' started by hemiram69, Mar 16, 2007.

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  1. hemiram69

    hemiram69 Member

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    I Am Wanting To Buy A Monster Beetle, However I See Theres Also A Monster Beetle Pro Version With The 8 Shocks And Chassis Same As The Monster Truck, My Questions Is I Will Be Running At The Park On Grass And Dirt, Im Not A Big Jumper So Maybe An Ocassional Small Jump Or 2, If Anyone Has Had The Chance To Drive Either Of These Cars I Would Like Your Opinion, Is The Plain Monster Beetle A Better Handler And Less Tippy In The Turns Because Of The 4 Shock Set Up And Slightly Lower Center Of Gravity, The Monster Truck And Beetle Pro Seem Easily Rolled Over While Turning At High Speeds From What I Have Seen In Videos, Any Help Would Be Appreciated,
     
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    If you want 4 shocks take 4 off. What are you talking about in $$ difference if non get the Pro and try out both set ups.:)
     
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    Well the monster beetle has different front end all togetther it shares the front end as a marder .. weaker front arms .. different front shocks and shock tower , no TVP's .
    i had a monster beetle set-up but changed into a pro version without next to no difference IMO ..
    grab a pro version and work with shock oil set-up and you'll be a happy camper ..
     
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    I too have a MB pro.It's the way to go,I think the MT wheels and tires are too much for the single shock set up.It also has the stronger arms andchassis braces.:)
     
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    thank you guys for the advice, im gonna go with the pro version, im gonna do some expierimenting with the suspension.
     
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    im told that fg is discontinuing the beetle because of issues with volkswagon, i guess i should buy a couple xtra beetle bodies before they become non existent lol!
     
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    Does anyone have confirmation on the VW issue? Or a link to a court case?
    I'm thinking they must have let the Patent expire but I don't know?
     
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    beetle bodies

    i think im gonna buy up a bunch of the beetle bodies, large scale rc told me they cannot get them anymore from fg, they are discontinued,
     
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    yep i was told the same thing so i bought me a beetle ,and while i was at it i got me a fg leapord to.:2guns: :2guns: :2guns:
     
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    Bryan, have you ever been told that you are addited to gassers beyond any possible cure ?... Heck, who the hell here would want to be cured of such a wonderful addition anyway. NOT ME...:clown:
    Congratulation on your new beasts. How many do you have now ?... I'm trying to get a HPI Baja as a back-up if broke my truck (Summer time here is too valuable for us to waste on down-times), which I know I will. By the end of the Summer, I might get a MCD Baja 1000. I love that thing, but I want you guys to be guinea pigs first to find out any "bugs"... :trout:
    BTW, are you home yet ?...
     
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    nope still at work .i got the leapord used but it looks new and its ready to run i got it for 1050.00 ,also troy at largescale has my bettle ready so when i get home i might have some new toys thier .right now i have 4 largescales .if i would of not sold some to buy others i would have 8 .i to am working on my baja its all torn down in pieces and stripped of the purple .i ordered the last of the parts i need for now .just need to make up my mind on which pipe to get but i think i might get the ddm pipe.