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Old 12-24-2007, 04:13 AM   #16
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new GS CL-1 Advanced.. http://www.neobuggy.net/modules/news...p?storyid=3079
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Old 12-25-2007, 12:05 AM   #17
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+1 for Kyosho. I own 3: 2 buggies, one truggy, and they have been good to me and lots of fun. If it's your first car go with a readyset, you can always hop it up later. I can atest to Kyosho's quality, my parts have held up, but I don't bash too hard, I just drive fast, but my friend spun out of control and his Kyosho buggy & went straight into a lake, and after fishing it out, and drying it off, everything still worked perfect!
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OCM all the way, not just because of my sig. but really they are fantastic buggies and the truggy is proving to be really good as well since its release.

ive had my buggy since OCT and like AB said stay with it and weather it be practice or race, get as much as you can and dial it and you ll progress more than you would if you would keep swaping to a new brand every 6months...for eg.
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Old 12-25-2007, 10:19 AM   #19
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if you was going to buy a new car what would you buy and why?
Buy a buggy you can find parts fors locally!
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Old 12-25-2007, 10:50 AM   #20
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I would probly buy the Sportwerk's Tourmoil pro and set it up for racing.
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Old 12-25-2007, 12:35 PM   #21
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If it's your first car go with a readyset, you can always hop it up later.

I would argue with this in a big way. Ready set/RTR whatever you want to call it is generally a false economy. I spend autumn working at a track and in a shop and watched a fair few readysets get sold and run. Of the 4 Kyoshos i saw friends alone buy within 2 months they were frustrated with breaking parts (Shock mounts mainly, always a weak pot on RTR's) and dying servos. Then of course wondering why their cars don't handle the bumps at all no matter what they try or advice they take. After purchasing an RTR all i have seen people do is spend a steady stream of money on it, then giving up and buying a strong car. In one case giving up all together.

Of course learning to drive, things get broken... an RTR from my experiances just ensure stuff wil break easily. I garuntee the first thing that gets broken on a Kyosho 7.5 is going to be the shock mounts. They are made of cheese. Then the plastic spur gear before the clutch starts being a pain in the behind.

I can truly vouch for the strength of a competition orientated Kyosho though - i am not out to bash Kyosho, it's what i learned to drive with and continue to drive. The race cars are VERY strong and when i have broken something on that, it's my own fault.

Saying that, if someone has to go RTR i would put forward the Losi buggy or Truggy. Shock mounts of course are the weak link but as whole the RTR is pretty sweet.

Generally though an RTR is made cheaper, which means quality somewhere has to take a hit that means the strength... and for someone starting out, they need all the strength they can get from a car. If anyone has to go RTR i would shop really carefully and compare the differences in the race version.

Picking a car that the local hobby store carries a wealth of parts for is the best overall advice i have seen, first car will get broken a lot!
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Old 12-25-2007, 01:12 PM   #22
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Considering i have driven most of the top level cars that are out except the rc8 but i have a friend the drives for associated and the cars seems pretty descent but not proven to me yet, but i really liked the OCM car alot its kinda similar to a mugen and the quality of an xray to me its really hard to beat so i will continue driving one and i cant what for the 2008 eight season i think it will be a good one so i wish every good racing for the up coming year.
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Old 12-25-2007, 01:26 PM   #23
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Come on DPOWERS go Xray.Once you go Xray you dont go back.
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I would buy a used Kyosho for around $200 and then put Bigbores on it.
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get a losi 8
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How about the new Piktor? Looks really different ...



More pics here: http://www.rcmag.com/reviews/categor...7/leon0307.htm


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Either Kyosho or X-Ray. Best quality cars available right now.
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typical hyper owner comment actually the ocm is the best bang for the buck
Typical because it's true...

The Hyper 8.5 won the Euro World Championship this year as well as podiums numerous other big races around the world... Didn't see an OCM on the podium in most cases...

So if you want a 'Competitive' chassis - Hyper 8.5 is the way to go.

If you just want something cheap, then maybe an OCM is the better choice...

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