Big Rock Nero / Nero Big Rock

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I’m loving the Nero. I’m on the lookout for one on eBay. What are the reviews on this? It looks amazing. Sucks it’s discontinued.

What is the difference between the Nero & Nero Big rock?
 
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Big rock has 'hd' parts body mounts are closer to the corners, body is thicker, driveshafts are slightly thicker I think, bumpers are different, springs are a different rate, rod ends are thicker, possibly more bits I cant remember.

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I’m loving the Nero. I’m on the lookout for one on eBay. What are the reviews on this? It looks amazing. Sucks it’s discontinued.

What is the difference between the Nero & Nero Big rock?
Get one with the diff brain whichever one you get!
 

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I’m really digging the Nero. Is it a bad idea to find one and use it as a primary RC? Or would it be safer to avoid this?
 

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Green one is minus diff brain blue and br have diff brain
I may be mistaken but I think BR only comes with a black body. Nero is blue body w/diff brain, green is w/o diff brain.
I’m really digging the Nero. Is it a bad idea to find one and use it as a primary RC? Or would it be safer to avoid this?
I run mine 3-4 times a month bought it NIB July 2016 😉 1605626716774.jpeg
 
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Can be challenging to work on. It totally lives up to what was advertised 👍. Replacement parts have been wheels, bodies, spur gear, diff brain, Drive shaft sliders. Mud guards are definitely needed.
 
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I’m loving the Nero. I’m on the lookout for one on eBay. What are the reviews on this? It looks amazing. Sucks it’s discontinued.

What is the difference between the Nero & Nero Big rock?
To add to what Woodentop and Cheez has stated, the anodizing on the aluminum TVPs and driveshaft sliders are the other obvious differences. Otherwise, everything else is the same. I prefer the Original Nero roll hoops over the Big Rock hoops, without the body.
I’m really digging the Nero. Is it a bad idea to find one and use it as a primary RC? Or would it be safer to avoid this?
Any luck yet? You'll love it as a primary basher, just don't send it too far/high on jumps cause it's heavy.
 

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The Nero is a seriously fun bit of kit - I'd echo the above that it can be challenging to work on (way more so than current flat chassis models) but it's totally worth it. More than strong enough for skatepark bashing (less chassis slap than my Kraton / Outcast etc) - though I probably don't send it quite as high as some of my other cars!

 

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I’m really digging the Nero. Is it a bad idea to find one and use it as a primary RC? Or would it be safer to avoid this?
Dude it has become vintage when Traxxas sued Arrma/Hobbico for Patent infringement some years ago. The Nero was supposedly similar to the Trx Revo. The shock design was used in RC for like 20 years and all was similar but actually was copied for many years by several other brands. A Lay down horizontal design. Actually no one owned the design, it was open, until Trx filed for a patent then sued Hobbico. Arrma almost disappeared as a result , but Horizon Hobby bought Arrma and the brand was saved at the last hour. Traxasss is known for patenting many open RC designs just to own them and cut out competition. Traxxas doesn't play nice with the general RC industry. A bad rep for sure. Many other RC brands agree.

I would not buy a vintage design truck for everyday use. I have vintage cars I bought like 30 years ago. They sit on the shelf. You will soon realize it was a complicated but superior design that now has no more parts support. Zero. Unless you want to live on EBay and pay out the $ass$ if you are even lucky enough to get parts. Arrma was forced to stop selling the Nero. And the Trx /Hobbico Lawsuit partly was responsible for putting Hobbico out of business. A huge RC company that originally owned Arrma/ Durango. Durango was similar to Arrma, a race bread version of Arrma brand that died out. Similar parts were shared by both and interchangeable. Arrma/ Durango and Axial were all originally created by a Chinese RC maker called Dragon Star RC. Hobbico bought the rights when Dragon Star offered the products for sale and Hobbico created the brands, all while Dragon Star remained the sole manufacturer for Hobbico. Thats how Arrma/ Durango and Axial (Crawlers) came to be. HH bought Arrma and the Axial brand from Hobbico when they filed a bankruptcy chapter 11 I believe. The Trx/Hobbico lawsuit filed in Texas pretty much bankrupted Hobbico with legal fees. Traxxass has beaucuop legal staffing in house and ate up Hobbico legally and it also helped Traxxas that they are local in Mckinney Texas. with much Judicial juice in the courts locally.

https://www.arrmaforum.com/threads/traxxas-vs-hobbico-lawsuit-is-done.7301/

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Stay away IMHO. Not that some don't still have theirs. Its no longer an every day basher but an RC conversation piece for the shelf. A Nice one at that.
 
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Great info @SrC
With a heavy heart that is why I sold my br on, an absolute masterpiece of engineering, a tank of a truck, but I spent more time looking at it and stroking it inappropriately than driving it.
 

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I cracked a wheel last time I would out with mine, how you like those trenchers?
They're great for the low speed high impact stuff like the skatepark - ideally they need strapped to limit the ballooning when you're giving it more throttle, but they're awesome for air control
 
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