Originally Posted by charlesandstuff
I owned both and the mugen and mp9 are equally durable in my opinion. The front arms are both kind of fragile but it still takes a hard hit to break them. Ive broken probably 3 mugen arms in a year and ive broken one mp9 arm in 3 months because I lawn darted into a jump. Other than that havent broken anything else on either. If you wreck a lot youll break something on any car. Also wear is about the same on mugen vs mp9 too. After 3 months my mp9 is still like I just built it and after a year on my mugen there is no slop in anything. I did have to replace the rear out drives and center drive shafts on the mugen though recently because they were getting pretty wore. Never owned an xray though.
thanks, I rarely wreck because I'm used to the most nervous buggy out there (JQ v1) so every time I use a more forgiving car it's like cake to drive
the XB9E is my third Xray and I have to say it doesn't get much stronger, at least for my driving
I'm quite concerned with wear also because we race endurances and keep our buggies for a longer time than most drivers (about 3 years).. and we race them a lot
the Durango is dead, the JQ is still going strong surprisingly
maybe I will get a mp9, it's been some years I wanted to try it out and I just sold all my 1/10 stuff