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Old 11-27-2007, 10:51 PM   #1
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what to get?? what to stay away from?
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Old 11-27-2007, 11:17 PM   #2
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whats your budget?

if you dont have alot to spend, a CEN Matrix Arena

if you have enough for anything

any of these will do very well:

Mugen
LOSI8T
Xray
OCM DT-19Truggy (Coming Out Early next year)

these in my oppinion would the top 4.
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dont forget the jammin
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Old 11-28-2007, 12:02 AM   #4
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No such thing as a top 4!
I would go Hyper ST pro over Cen or losi!

The OCM prototype is looking good on the track and if priced like the buggy, definitly worth waiting for!!!

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XRAY XT8

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You might want to give the Cater Truggy a look. We have revised the 2 problems that we were having with the truck and now the truck in on time. Also another great thing is that the truck is priced like a buggy. If nothing else give it a look over.
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You can't go wrong with a Mugen plain and simple. The X5T has proven itself time and time again that it works and is more durable than any truggy on the market. I watch Kyosho STRR's (which I consider the next best truggy available) with the new hardened ring and pinions still cook ring and pinions.
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what do you think about the hellfire truggy?
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Old 11-28-2007, 10:02 AM   #9
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Mugen 5T everything else is a compromise. Won the Nats bone stock with Scotty Hughes wheeling against all your Cen whatevers and Yugo XT8 and of course against the greatest driver of all time, The Drake. In case you don't know who he is he drives for some little company called slosi or something like that.
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Old 11-28-2007, 12:17 PM   #10
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Old 11-28-2007, 03:20 PM   #11
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A few months back I was asking the same question. Which Truggy do I get? I knew nothing about this hobby, I was going to buy a Revo(luckily I didn't)until a racer told me to call him(I can't thank him enough). He asked me what I wanted to do....I said race. He asked if $$$ was an issue.....I said no. He told me to get the Mugen and so I did.

This truggy has been great. I haven't broken a single part. It has made it through my first 3 race days without a problem....except for the problems caused by me....loose screws, etc., etc.(I am still learning)! I couldn't be happier with the truggy. I put the thing together by myself(which I think really helped)....just had its first major tear down and still nothing wrong.
I am really enjoying the hobby and found working on my car relaxing. Also, I found how people really want to help the new guys....or at least at my home track(CVR Madera, CA.)

+1 Mugen, again just my opinion!
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If you don't want to spend alot of money go with the hot bodies lightning truggy. Thay just came out with a new kit version of it. They have rtr's too, I have the kit and I love it. With a few mods they can run right with the mugens, losis, and jammins.
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I would look at the newer truggys out on the market, The new Hyper ST Pro looks good, On the Jammin, I would wait until the new ones out, The "new" Jammin has the motor moved more forward, uses the smaller spur gear (better acceleration). The Losi's are having diff problems (as in the cases are imploding) this is a fact not fiction. The Mugen's are good but you can have problems with the pillow ball suspension, The GS XUT is pretty much a clone of the Mugen, The Caster is is another pillow ball suspension truggy..It does use the huge spur gear on the tranny so this hurts in the acceleration dept. The new Kyosho looks really good..but at $750 it should.. I have not seen to many Xrays. It seems that at most of the tracks I go to the most popular Truggys seem to be the Losi, Jammin and the Mugen. I would stay away from the Hellfire..not that it's a bad Truggy but for the price their are better Truggys..It does look nice..but nice does not win races....My Pick would be..For Price: GS XUT, All around: Mugen MBX5T, Ofna Hyper ST. Pro, big $$: Kyosho ST-RR, Mugen MBX5T Prospec..just opinions..
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