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Old 09-29-2007, 08:25 PM   #1
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Default 1/8 scale buggy/truggy???

i am not new to rc im 15 but have been there done that with nitro.revo tmaxx etc. i am looking for a semi biginers buggy or truggy for cheep i.e not looking to spend mega bucks on a car on that note
the cars im looking at are
duratrax raze
losi eight
losi eight t
raze t
i would like you to ring in and say what you like and dont like about them
any other reccomendations are welcome
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Old 09-29-2007, 08:37 PM   #2
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You pick 2 vehicles on both ends of the spectrum. Narrow it down to a specific price range and then do some research ( ie. read, dont post questions )
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You pick 2 vehicles on both ends of the spectrum. Narrow it down to a specific price range and then do some research ( ie. read, dont post questions )
this is true!!!! you have 2 cheap, beginer, bashers (duratrax raze/t), and then you go to pricey, advanced, racer (losi 8ight/t)...

if you doent want to spend much money your not gonna want to go with the losi's, but if you want a very high quality buggy/truggy, then go with the losi...
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Old 09-29-2007, 08:51 PM   #4
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the losi 8 and 8t are both good for the money, they come ready for the track out of the box, with spektrum. i have seen the raze at the track, and all the parts put into it after a couple of tanks of fuel. have a look at the Jammin truggy or buggy, they drive good too and are fairly durable. you do have to put oil in the diffs and shocks, for tuning mostly. i have been running a Jammin for almost a year, it has been good, the rtr engine lasted quite a bit longer than i expected, almost 9 gallons.
but if i were to buy a truggy over again, it would be a losi 8t.
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it would be for club racing about 400-600
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sportwerks turmoil rtr great beginer buggy
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Old 09-30-2007, 06:03 PM   #7
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jammin rtr is about 550, can be found cheaper online somewhere. you do have to upgrade the radio, it comes with a cheaper AM system. the servos work good enough to learn the truck but will have to be upgraded eventually. you get what you pay for these days, so dont be afraid to spend a bit more for a race truck/buggy. watch at your track and see what people are running and find out what lasts and what doesn't.
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jammin, mugen or kyosho are all top of the line. for begineers i would get an ofna hyper 8 of something of that sort
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jammin, mugen or kyosho are all top of the line. for begineers i would get an ofna hyper 8 of something of that sort
i have never been able to figure out why people suggest a lesser buggy/truggy for a beginner (not saying a hyper 8 is lesser)...if a beginner is willing to spend the money i would say to go with the TOP OF THE LINE, so that breaking and poor parts doent discourage a beginner...
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Well consider, if you are going to be in the hobby for a long time and you want to race don't buy a car that won't last. It will be a lot cheaper in the long run to buy a good car and maintain it properly because it will last a few years and you won't have to buy lots of upgrade parts for it. Or you could buy a used high end car. At this time of year you will see lots of people selling off their cars from the summer season because they will be replacing them with fresh cars next year. Just like the old saying goes; "If you buy cheap, you buy twice!"

Look for these names (in no particular order): Xray, Losi, Kyosho, Mugen, Jammin, Hobao/Hyper, Associated.
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Look for these names (in no particular order): Xray, Losi, Kyosho, Mugen, Jammin, Hobao/Hyper, Associated.
all great cars!!! you cant go wrong with any of these...
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