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Old 12-24-2007, 06:50 PM   #1
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I am looking at getting into nitro because of so cal closing and more and more places running gas. What offroad truck/buggy would you recommend for me to get started. I am looking at mainly running it on the track's (revelation and others) with a seldom "bashing" and have always prefeered the trucks over the buggys. So here is where I am looking for advice....Muggy, 8ight-T, or others? Thanks for your help.
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Welcome to the 'Dark Side'...

If you think you'll go with a Truggy, check out the Hyper ST Pro...

Good luck with whatever you select, and let us know how it goes.

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Look at the Mugen MBX5T, Losi 8T, Kyosho ST-RR, Xray XT8 and Jammin X1X-CRT if you plan on racing. Racing in SoCal is quite competitive and there are MANY tracks around.
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If you plan on running revelation, stick to losi, ae, mugen and kyosho for 1/8 scale stuff. Losi and AE for gas truck. parts for these are readily availible at the on-site shop. stay away from the muggy.
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so tempermental the nitro but i hope your not new like me
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Truggy wise the XRAY XT-8 for sure
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Hyper 8.5 way to go and cheap on spares if you need any..
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Start with a simple readyset, learn the basics, how to tune, familiarize yourself with all the detail, and get the overall feel for Nitro. I began with Kyosho 1/10 scale Readysets and I learned what I was doing and later shelled out the bug bucks for Kits and 1/8 scale monsters. I wouldn't buy an expensive Nitro truck/buggy to start, stay under $250, and then go for the gusto when you're ready
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or if your on a buget and dont want to buy a RTR and then spend extra just to have a Pro kit, id suggest to just get a pro and a novice engine , hmm consdiering that truggies need that extra umph id say your best bet now is the OS 28zx which ive heard is a really good reliable engine and later go for the beasts like sirio 27 for example.
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so tempermental the nitro but i hope your not new like me
yes i have found this also... it seems i need to run my new truck richer than usual
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or if your on a buget and dont want to buy a RTR and then spend extra just to have a Pro kit, id suggest to just get a pro and a novice engine , hmm consdiering that truggies need that extra umph id say your best bet now is the OS 28zx which ive heard is a really good reliable engine and later go for the beasts like sirio 27 for example.
Just for your info an os28zx is the most powerful 28 i have ever seen. i saw one race recently at a state event and i garentee every person who saw it took a second look and had to know what it was,they are complete beasts and also super reliable.
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I would go with a good buggy that wont break the bank,a losi 8ight or the hyper 8.5 would be very very good choices.Get a reliable motor like a os vspec and if you get stuck or need help go to revalations and im positive someone will help you out,i have heard its one of the busyest tracks in the US so you wont have and trouble finding sombody to help you out.

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Truggy wise the XRAY XT-8 for sure
very nice, but one expensive piece of machinery when your done with it....
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Actually the Xray is less than the Mugen MBX5T Prospec IF I buy a truggy soon, its will be an XT8 not because of price however. A $30 difference in this hobby for a kit is nothing to make a decision over. I just prefer the design a little more.

If you plan on racing, I always recommend getting a kit or race roller, not an RTR. Its just not worth it to toss servos and buy new ones and have an engine that you will most likely want to upgrade anyway. This is just MY experience. I will never buy used again, nor will I buy an RTR.
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