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Old 02-19-2008, 09:14 PM   #1
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Default Hyper 7 PBS or XRAY xb8? With one is tougher.?

I have the option to switch my younger cousin from a Hyper 7 PBS to a XRAY xb8.

Now my main consern is the over all strenght of the buggies. Seeing that he does not understand right now that there is a mid range for the throttle. He likes to drive either full speed or brakes. So as you would guess it he hits things all the time.

So far the Hyper 7 had been tough as nails, nothing has broken yet.. It should of but for some mircle it hasent.

I guess im talking more about the PBS of the hyper. Its very strong.

Witch buggy is tougher????? Please state the weak and strong areas of both buggies.

I need to know in the next few days before the weekend.

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Old 02-20-2008, 12:01 AM   #2
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I think the hyper7 is a really good buggy to start with. Its like a tank when it comes to durability and handling wise it is pretty good. I raced my hyper7 pro for like 3 years and all I broke was a shock shaft and a stripped plastic end. Haven't tried the PBS.
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I think that as long as he is crashing a lot and the car keeps up with it there is no good reason to switch to another car. What do you expect from the change? Faster lap times are easier to achieve by changing the driving style at this point.
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I think that as long as he is crashing a lot and the car keeps up with it there is no good reason to switch to another car. What do you expect from the change? Faster lap times are easier to achieve by changing the driving style at this point.
I agree, if it hasn't brocken yet why change??? Concentrate on the driving first and go from there.
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Thank you for all you information..

In the long run, witch buggy will be easier to drive? Easier to setup?
Is the Xray a tough buggy?
Witch buggy has the better drivetrain? Better suspension?
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in the long run the xb8 will be the better handling buggy. plus i never once broke mine when i owned one
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in the long run the xb8 will be the better handling buggy. plus i never once broke mine when i owned one

In all honesty how hard were you on it? How did you find the dirvetrain? any problems?
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Xray has a lot of ajustments, enough to get yourself in real heap of trouble !
I think the Hyper is the way to go. Until he has a really good understanding of what each change does, and how it affects the car, I wouldn't change.
It could turn into a total nightmare .
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Xray has a lot of ajustments, enough to get yourself in real heap of trouble !
I think the Hyper is the way to go. Until he has a really good understanding of what each change does, and how it affects the car, I wouldn't change.
It could turn into a total nightmare .
I do all the setups on his buggy. What if i were to start with a base setup sheet?

I am more worried about the over all strength and durability.

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My first XrayXB8 had 13 gallons on the stock driveline and I broke nothing.
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While your cousin is learning the ropes it would be better to stay with one car. The Xray is tough as nails but he is just not ready for it. It will be a hand full in the with a driver like this.
Tell him to take his time, learn to roll the throttle and work on setup to understand what it does.
The Xray is tough as nails for sure. However, IMO if you put that car in his hands he may never come back to the track. The Hyper 7 is forgiving and easy to drive.
When he can run two or three practice sessions without crashing and always runs good consistant laps then you might consider a change.
He will then be able to truely appreciate what newer technology will do for him on the track.
Hope this helps.
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While your cousin is learning the ropes it would be better to stay with one car. The Xray is tough as nails but he is just not ready for it. It will be a hand full in the with a driver like this.
Tell him to take his time, learn to roll the throttle and work on setup to understand what it does.
The Xray is tough as nails for sure. However, IMO if you put that car in his hands he may never come back to the track. The Hyper 7 is forgiving and easy to drive.
When he can run two or three practice sessions without crashing and always runs good consistant laps then you might consider a change.
He will then be able to truely appreciate what newer technology will do for him on the track.
Hope this helps.
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Thank you for input. That makes alot of sense. I might pick up the buggies for now and wait till he starts to master the hyper.

If these buggies were both setup to run constant laps. Whitch buggy would run a smoother quicker lap?
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If these buggies were both setup to run constant laps. Whitch buggy would run a smoother quicker lap?


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Heh?
If both of these buggies (Hyper 7 PBS and the XRAY XB8) were setup to the best of there ablilties, whitch one would product smoother more constant and quicker lap times?
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i think that u should stay with the hyper 7 cause as they aresaying it a tank so ya
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