Originally posted by Tabushi
Please post here your opinion ... which kit i must buy for a tight budget and be competitive at the track ?
Well.. I'm no official but the Sportwerks Mayhem is a good deal. The RTR comes with a bigger .26 engine but it's not quite as good a power plant as the .21 that comes with the Mayhem Pro version with motor and pipe.
I've done some research and it turns out that the .21 motor in the pro is actually an SH PT-2004XB motor rebadged for Sportwerks.
I have not raced mine yet and I'm new to 1/8th buggy but it sure looks nice sitting here on my desk
. I've driven a friends Mayhem Pro and it seemed very responsive and jumped nice and I had no trouble wheeling it around a tight technical track the first time I ever tried it.
Unless you will be competing at larger events I would think this buggy would work very well for you and be competative at just about any club level race. At $470 street price in the US for the Mayhem pro with motor and $499 for the Mayhem RTR it's tuff to beat on the bang for buck meter.
BTW... Xray also has a new 1/8th coming out called the XB8R (R stands for Raycer). It will be the entry level version of the XB8. Snag that, a O.S. V-spec motor, pipe, and some good electronics and you'll be in good shape.
Has anyone else tried any of the 1/8th entry level/competative buggies out there?