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Old 09-30-2007, 07:40 PM   #16
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I think thats the one thing people should do when they recommend something is "quantify it". Why do you think its better than "x". What is it you like about that RC if you have nothing else to compare it to...
I'm just agreeing some backup data would be good
+ another 1 but on the Hyper8, cos we don't have the 8.5 here, as yet.
That should 'quantified' the Hyper enough.
Now to 'qualify' the recommendation, in order of priority -

1) it has good innovative design(though some sucks)
2) it handles as well as any higher price bug out there
3) it has the lowest price(at least over here)
4) most replacement parts are priced reasonably
.....I'll leave some space for other supporters to add on
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Old 09-30-2007, 08:24 PM   #17
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hyper8.5 or the Jammin X1-cr. Both are very strong have great parts support and have good value for money. But I currently use the Jammin cause I just prefer the way it handles it just feels more planted than the hyper8. I also like how there are a lot of the Jammin team helping out online giving tips and updates on the car. That really helped me learn more about the car a lot faster. but with the release of the 8.5, Hobao have adressed many of the handling issues from the hyper8. So it should be a lot better now.
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Old 09-30-2007, 08:39 PM   #18
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mate i would definately go The losi 8 they are a good car with plenty of get up and go. they are also easy to get parts for and have alot of tuning options. they won our last title event. GO LOSI
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Old 09-30-2007, 08:53 PM   #19
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mate i would definately go The losi 8 they are a good car with plenty of get up and go. they are also easy to get parts for and have alot of tuning options. they won our last title event. GO LOSI
note that fact that the guy has $400 to spend...not saying the losi isnt a great buggy, but its not on his list...
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Old 09-30-2007, 09:07 PM   #20
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note that fact that the guy has $400 to spend...not saying the losi isnt a great buggy, but its not on his list...
My vote is with Earthman I too have the VTX B1 and it is a great car and is very competitive im doing well with it and having fun
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Old 09-30-2007, 09:10 PM   #21
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Even though the parts are cheap and readily available on E-bay, i dont think you will need to get many. Ive been running the Hyper 8 all summer and the only thing that broke on mine was 1 shock shaft and ive had quite a few bad crashes !

Good luck !
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Even though the parts are cheap and readily available on E-bay, i dont think you will need to get many. Ive been running the Hyper 8 all summer and the only thing that broke on mine was 1 shock shaft and ive had quite a few bad crashes !

Good luck !
The only trouble i've been breaking is the rear toe out blocks they are plastic now i got the billet one after breaking three. It was time to change
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Old 09-30-2007, 09:20 PM   #23
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well we can all just hang this thread up, toe ordered the hyper 8.5..good choice toe, and i doent even own the car, but i have seen how good the hyper 8 is and the 8.5 is even better...
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Old 09-30-2007, 09:23 PM   #24
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well we can all just hang this thread up, toe ordered the hyper 8.5..good choice toe, and i doent even own the car, but i have seen how good the hyper 8 is and the 8.5 is even better...
OK thats cool just wanted to put my vote in
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Old 09-30-2007, 09:34 PM   #25
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And you know, we can keep the thread alive.

I think alot of budget minded racers can benefit from peoples experience with buggies that are listed at the $400.00 range.

I think with the Sportwerks, Radical, VTX, Hyper, OCM, GS, CEN, Robotronic, Hot Bodies EVO this is a hotly contested price range!

I personally like the idea of getting a great steering servo (and throttle if you are looking at the TOP of the line buggies like the Kyosho, Mugen and Xray) and a pro level kit for the price of some of the more expensive kits.
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And you know, we can keep the thread alive.

I think alot of budget minded racers can benefit from peoples experience with buggies that are listed at the $400.00 range.

I think with the Sportwerks, Radical, VTX, Hyper, OCM, GS, CEN, Robotronic, Hot Bodies EVO this is a hotly contested price range!

I personally like the idea of getting a great steering servo (and throttle if you are looking at the TOP of the line buggies like the Kyosho, Mugen and Xray) and a pro level kit for the price of some of the more expensive kits.
Lets keep it going dude we can trade racing set ups that you learn and me too
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OCM all the way, great car, easy use, a dedicated team bringing only the best on offer in a buggy , and like its been said Amain has parts and if you need some just hit up the OCM america forum and order and you ll have parts before you know.

ive just bought mine and have to say thats a awsum car with unmatched handling and the whole team is very helpful. and its a well priced race set up.
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I think you made a wise choice! The reason's you state for going with the 8.5 are excellent reasons to do so.

When others at the track run what you run, it means finding a good set-up quickly as each person may have something that works that doesn't on yours.

I also agree about the parts availability. While many other brands are hit and miss at the hobby shops in my area, the one common denominator or parts brand almost all carries is OFNA. I would assume the same in your area.

And the one car that qualified in front of me for the Colorado State Nitro Championships was an Ofna.....

I'm sure you'll enjoy it!
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