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Old 11-10-2007, 09:38 AM   #16
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lol...true true
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Old 11-10-2007, 09:40 AM   #17
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Used Robitronic Mantis truggies can be found in between $200-250 RTR. The first time I had mine on the LHS track I took 1st in the main and I didn't break anything all day! I did have my Spektrum and a different motor on at the time, but they do come with an Axial .28 out the box!!
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Old 11-10-2007, 09:42 AM   #18
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The new Caster truggy is coming out, that might be something to look at. Its super sharp!
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Old 11-10-2007, 04:23 PM   #19
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Best bet is to go to your local track and see what the guys are running there. In my area it is Losi, Mugen, and Jammin truggies that rule the track scene.

Jammin CRTX2 they say will be out by Christmas. But didn't they say that about the CRT.5? That came out in Feb. I picked up my .5 in March and will do the same with the New X2.
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Old 11-10-2007, 05:00 PM   #20
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Have a look at the VTX-ST1 from TeamVTX at www.teamvtx.com
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Old 11-11-2007, 06:21 AM   #21
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Hyper ST or the Jammin'. Both are highly competitive and great values.

The Hyper ST has fantastic handling and is highly durable - I.e. like the Jammin'...



HOLY CRAP! The ST-1 is only $369.00? Jeez, that's cheap! I might have to look at trying one out!
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Old 11-11-2007, 06:41 AM   #22
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Kyosho ST-RR is the only truggy to own
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Old 11-11-2007, 09:52 AM   #23
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When you say "bang for your buck", For me that means, durability and drivability. If I spend 100 bucks for truggy, but its breaking every other turn or handles like crap, its not money well spent.

I've had the 8ight-T, CEN Matrix TR Arena FRE, Xray XT8, and a Mugen MBX5T Prospec.

IMO, you can't go wrong with the Mugen. During this past season I drove it, It NEVER failed me. The one time it had a broken arm was during warm-up when someone was walking on the track on the front straight. Hit him and broke the arm...

Its easy to drive, very forgiving. It doesn't require a "finesse" style of driving like the 8ight-t did, nor was it as fragile as the CEN. The Xray was good, but I didn't have much time with it.

Parts are readily availble too for the Mugen...

Its so good, I don't care if AE or anyone else comes out with a truggy next season, I'm running my Mugen...
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Old 11-11-2007, 09:55 AM   #24
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When you say "bang for your buck", For me that means, durability and drivability. If I spend 100 bucks for truggy, but its breaking every other turn or handles like crap, its not money well spent.

I've had the 8ight-T, CEN Matrix TR Arena FRE, Xray XT8, and a Mugen MBX5T Prospec.

IMO, you can't go wrong with the Mugen. During this past season I drove it, It NEVER failed me. The one time it had a broken arm was during warm-up when someone was walking on the track on the front straight. Hit him and broke the arm...

Its easy to drive, very forgiving. It doesn't require a "finesse" style of driving like the 8ight-t did, nor was it as fragile as the CEN. The Xray was good, but I didn't have much time with it.

Parts are readily availble too for the Mugen...

Its so good, I don't care if AE or anyone else comes out with a truggy next season, I'm running my Mugen...
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Old 11-11-2007, 09:59 AM   #25
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Old 11-11-2007, 10:51 PM   #26
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Mugen.
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So a 5T and a ST-RR are the best values I dont think $700+ for a two year old design roller is all that great of a deal. The TTR rtr looks like a great value, lots of hop-ups are availible if you choose to down the road. The Jammin rtr is a great truggy that can also be upgraded to a pro kit. The 8ight-T rtr is probably the best value, it can be upgraded to a pro kit and comes with a Spektrum radio. If you go with the 5T or the ST-RR, its going to cost you $1,200 just to have the equivilant to a $575 Losi 8ight-T rtr. Keep in mind, most people will tell you whatever they dont have sucks and thier brand is the best (until they get something else). I personally run a 8ight-T pro kit, but I will tell you that all three of the above rtr kits are better VALUES than my $1,800+ pro kit.
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I agree, more people should get the losi. I like watching people break down lol, makes it easier for me to win with my mugen
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Sorry, I keep mine ON the track. 6 months on the 8ight truggy with only one broken a-arm. 12 months with my 8ight buggy, two broken tie-rods......and thats with at least 3 races a month. The Mugen might be a little stronger (still have to boil your a-arms?), but only because its 2 pounds heavier. If you are breaking any truggy, maybe you should turn down your EPA until you get a little better.

Anyway, I know Kyosho rules, Losi rules, Mugen rul....blah blah blah. This guy didnt ask what you think is the best. He is looking for the best value, that's not going to be a pro-kit.
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upgrade a rtr in the long run will cost you more. have yet to see a rtr with good servos ($150-250) 2 channel reciever would limit you to the use of house transsponders upgrading to the better parts costs more not only that but i would think you could do with a better engine if nothing else longevity. i do concure though that a hyperst pro KIT can be sweet for less money than a mugen or kyosho.
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