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Old 11-27-2007, 06:58 PM   #1
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What is the most popular 1/8th Nitro Buggy? At least in Southern CA. Also, how does the Losi 8ight compare with the Xray XB8EC? Thanks a lot.
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I live in Kansas and around here the RC8 and mugen mbx5r are what you seem to see the most of
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i would say the Mugen MBX5R or the Jammin X1CR, but the Losi 8IGHT might be the most popular in the US..
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Losi 8 in the midwest
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What is the most popular 1/8th Nitro Buggy? At least in Southern CA. Also, how does the Losi 8ight compare with the Xray XB8EC? Thanks a lot.

For every 50 losi 8ights to 1 Xray XB8EC in Southern CA.
In a few months Team Associated rc8 might be the popular.
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What is the most popular 1/8th Nitro Buggy? At least in Southern CA. Also, how does the Losi 8ight compare with the Xray XB8EC? Thanks a lot.

For every 50 losi 8ights to 1 Xray XB8EC in Southern CA.
In a few months Team Associated rc8 might be the popular.
I doubt it. I've seen a few guys around here get the RC8 and they are no faster. Worse yet, they're pissed that they have to spend $100 right off the bat to fix the problems with the buggy.

I'm only impressed with a buggy when I see a guy that I know very well get faster after a buggy change. And the only buggy I've ever seen that happen with is the Losi 8.
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I never said that the rc8 is better buggy than the 8ight i think it will be more popular thats all. I run mugen mbx5r
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You CANNOT go wrong with a XB8EC it is a very nice buggy, well made/designed with great parts quality and it drives great too. The Losi 8 is also good but parts wear a bit faster, I think it was just the flavor of the month for a while but it is starting to die off now, but in all truth anu of the top buggys are almost the same as the rest. So basicialy Xray Kyosho Mugen Ofna AE and Losi all offer great cars and if you get the latest buggy nobody at the track will have any advantage on you other than maybe skill and a better setup. But if you want to know my opinion here it is, the RC8 is new and needs some work, I am just not an Ofna fan so I woulnt get one, The mugen is great but has some small diff problems, The Losi wears faster and is twitchy, Kyosho is way to much $, I think the Xray is the 2nd most once you figure in tires but not by to much and there is nothing wrong with it and parts quality is the best, so thats why I personaly have an Xray.
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midwest indiana michigan area 2 big races that had over 50 buggies i would say more than 60% were 8ights. club races losi's outnumbered the others to probably a 7:1 ratio lol. i know some guys who could run faster lap times with an 8ight but wrecked enough to be far slower than their old rides. that is some people though not all.xray, losi, ae, cen, mugen, hyper, jammin + others all make good race buggies. go with what you can afford to upkeep like working on and get parts for.
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WOW, 50 buggies is a big race by you. That's an average club race here. This weekend should have 90-110 buggies for a 3 day race at LH.
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actually 128 turnout not sure on buggy count 56-70 was the biggest club event also if that LH means Leisure Hours you race with some of the people i do lol. we always have more than 2 mains for nitro buggy. the local track hasnt hosted anything like an rc pro series race (2nd year the track has been open)

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In my area the Eight and the RC8 are way more popular than any of the others.
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Do you mean today or do want an answer tomorrow? RC Racers are "bandwagon" people for the most part... they change cars like they change underwear. What is popular today is old news next week.

Around MY area, it is Losi and Kyosho, closely followed by Jammin and Mugen, with the Associated gaining rapidly at this time...

At least this week.
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Well in my area, North Florida, it was the Jammin then the Losi and now its the Mugen, but Caster is definitely gaining some speed with their new buggy.
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Well in my area, North Florida, it was the Jammin then the Losi and now its the Mugen, but Caster is definitely gaining some speed with their new buggy.
True here too... it doesn't hurt Caster in my area to have Mike Battaile at the "home" track! I've driven the Caster and like it better than the Mugen... I just had a little easier time with the Losi than the Caster.
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