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Old 08-10-2007, 08:55 PM   #1
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Default OLDY BUT A GOODY NITRO BUGGY.....

I'm looking to get into nitro. I don't have a ton of $$$ to spend. Is there a older buggy that you have owned in the past that you think would hold it's own with the updated buggies that are running at the present. Basically I'm looking for and an oldy but a goody buggy........






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Old 08-10-2007, 09:03 PM   #2
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I'm sure you could pick up a Mugen MBX5 or XRAY X-b8 FOR UNDER 200 RIGHT NOW. I'm positive that either car could whoop any new car in the right hands.

Stay away from a sportwerks mayhem, or turmoil. aswell as any duritrax buggy.
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Old 08-10-2007, 09:05 PM   #3
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The first thing that comes to my mind is the OFNA Hyper 7 TQ. Good buggy and plenty capable in the right hands. If you use the coupons from Tower Hobbies you can pick it up for right around $200.

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXJLE8&P=7

There may be better options though depending on your budget. How much do you have to work with? Also, don't rule out buying a used buggy. Sometimes that can save you a lot of money.
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i like the hyper 7 too. (c-hub, not pbs).
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i like my sportwerks mayhem and you can find one under 200. its decent and parts ar readilly availible.
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Hyper 7 TQ way to go for bang for your buck.
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I'm sure you could pick up a Mugen MBX5 or XRAY X-b8 FOR UNDER 200 RIGHT NOW. I'm positive that either car could whoop any new car in the right hands.
Ditto, or even a used 8ight.

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Stay away from a sportwerks mayhem, or turmoil. aswell as any duritrax buggy.
The Duritrax and cheap Ofnas SUK! The Mayhem and Turmoil are actually pretty decent cars. I had a Mayhem for a long time, pretty tough car.
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Not too sure if this qualifies or not....but i have about a 5 1/2 year old Ofna 9.5 buggy that was a RTR, but has since had some upgrades done to it..and I would reccommend this one as it is a oldy but goody that as far as I know still has parts for it available for it...Just a thought here is all...
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Jammin buggies can be bought pretty easily for around 225.
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I had great luck with the Mayhem Pro and Turmoils before also. Easy to work on, cheap parts on ebay, very durable. If you're getting back into racing it'll take a year before you are out driving the buggy and need to upgrade to a Losi 8.
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I agree with what people are saying about getting a decent buggy used. I just got a nice jammin roller for 250, its pretty easy to get a decent one as long as you know what you are looking for...check the sale forums, look for people with good feedback
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You cant wrong with a XB8 or a MBX5
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I would get a k2 or k3.
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hyper7 pro cheap and very reliable. Mine was like a tank. The parts on that car are extremely durable. People were changing plastic parts like the arms just cause they were scratched up.

I drive a Jammin now
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i say look for a used Jammin. 250 to 300 and you ll need to put in a motor (TL 427 for 150.00) and some elecs.

i love my jammin, very easy to drive buggy imo. and my Jammin is my 1st 1/8th and i just got it a month ago. easy to workon and maintain, and handles Great.
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