i have a duratrax raze 1/8th scale buggy ( i know its not the best that is why im posting this) should i buy a new buggy for about 400-500, upgrade that raze,or buy a kit for about and transfer my motor, pipe, and electrics over?
if you have 4-500 to spend i would buy a new kit. the steps and innovations made since then are enormous. you can pick up a brand new rtr 8ight for 570 or the pro kit for 500 and transfer your engine electronics etc.
this goes for any buggy not just the eight there are a lot of good kits out there.
new designs new geometry. for example the losi the motor sits almost directly in the center of the chassis for perfect weight balance not to mention that it is super light. the shocks contain almost 2x more oil than any other 1/8th shock which means less work and your oil won't break down as fast. those are just some examples.