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Old 11-17-2007, 04:56 AM   #1
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I am new to rc. What is a good buggie that is durable so i can jump it alot and that will stay stable in the air. I also want one that is easy to get parts for. My price range is under $300.
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save your money and get about $800 then start from that point. or look at the for sale forums you might find an older buggy
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I am new to rc. What is a good buggie that is durable so i can jump it alot and that will stay stable in the air. I also want one that is easy to get parts for. My price range is under $300.

You are going to have trouble getting a good buggy under $300. The only thing I can point you to is the Thunder Tiger EB4 S2, witch is RTR. I would not recommend a RTR buggy though, there not very durable and tuning is not that great most of the time either.
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if it is your first one why not get a dura trax raze? parts should be easy to get.
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Old 11-17-2007, 03:30 PM   #5
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The TeamVTX VTX-B1 (www.teamvtx.com) is a pretty good buggy for under $300 ($260 at RC Nation (http://www.rc-nation.com/display_part/855.php)). You can make upgrades down the road to make it race ready, but you can at least start practicing with the buggy as soon as you get it. The car handles the different tracks pretty decent right out of the box. The radio equipment is not the greatest and I would recommend putting that on your list as your first upgrade.
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What do they carry at your local shop?


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I would not suggest no getting an 800 dollar buggy because the first thing you are going to do is crash and crash allot if you are just starting out. And crashing an 800 dollar buggy sucks. I would suggest getting a nice used buggy. The Cen buggy is good and cheep if it is anything like the tuggy it is pretty solid. The Hyper 7 is also seems really nice. If you go ebay you can maybe get everything you need to start up for around 300 to 400.
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Hyper 8 RTR or TTR S3 RTR.
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Hyper 8. Or save a little bit extra and get the Jammin X1CR RTR.
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hyper 7 or hyper 8 RTR
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RC8 Race Spec @ Tower Hobbies for $539.99. Great parts support and fully upgradable to the Factory Team version.

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXTSA0&P=SM

More info on the RC8 RS: http://www.rc10.com/ae/rc8/rc8_home.htm
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i have the losi 8ight buggy rtr and that thing is great with an acception of the servos

but it was like 600
i dont think you want to spend 600 dollors for that
but go to recycler.com and i saw some pretty good deals
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How about an ofna lx one or lx comp, any of the ofna buggies are pretty good and most shops carry ofna parts. You can get most ofna buggies for under $300.
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+1 on the VTX B1 great buggy and easy to tune and up grde on parts
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How about an ofna lx one or lx comp, any of the ofna buggies are pretty good and most shops carry ofna parts. You can get most ofna buggies for under $300.
Ofna Hyper 7 or Hyper 8, or Jammin... ok. ANY 9.5 based buggy, stay away!

You can find Mugen MBX5 Prospecs for around $200 used, and that is a GREAT beginner car. You still need a radio, servos, engine, pipe, etc.... There is no such thing as a decent car for $300 ready to run.
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