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Old 03-15-2008, 03:40 PM   #1
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Exclamation Chosing A Good Race Buggy

Like the title saids!!
Looking at nitro buggys on tower hobbies and other sites tell me whats the best rtr nitro buggy for racing and can take a beaten as well as price $$$
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Old 03-15-2008, 03:44 PM   #2
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Old 03-15-2008, 03:50 PM   #3
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the OCM evo d19 is good buggy and cost less than most of the other buggy its quality is really good.
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losi 8ight all the way!!!
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Old 03-15-2008, 08:42 PM   #5
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best buggy tower has as far as what you mentioned would be a mugen mbx5R. the other they have is an rc8 but i dont think it is as tough as a mugen yet
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I would go with a cen best buggy I have ever had!



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Old 03-16-2008, 10:13 AM   #7
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wow hearing Losi,AE,Cen,Mugen what about Ofna?? they any good??
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Pffffffft! Forget all those brands.

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Associated, Losi, OFNA, Mugen and a bunch of others make very good race cars. What it comes down to is.....
1. Parts availability - What mfg. parts does your local hobby shop carry? It doesn't matter how good a vehicle you have, if you can't get replacement parts quickly, you'll be a spectator.
2.Buying the best buggy your budget allows. I don't see anything wrong with a RTR to get started with. But you might have a problem with the size of engines that come with some of them. Most places won't care if your running a .26 or .28 when your just starting out, but if you get better and start beating everyone, then expect to have to buy a .21 in addition, you'll need to upgrade the steering servo on most RTR's.
3.What cars do your local guys run?? Having the same vehicle as your racing buddies other local racers will help with set-ups or if you need a part in an emergency.

This list could be longer, but these are probably the most important things when it comes to buying a vehicle, IMO.
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2 questions before anyone can answer your question:

1: Do you have a budget to stick with?
2: What brands parts are available locally or are you willing to wait for parts to come in the mail?


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All I have to say is get it from some where besides Tower Hobbies they are way over priced on alot of stuff. Check tiltedrc.com or amainhobbies.com for better deals.
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you have nearly 500 posts... don't you know by now that posts like this are REALLY ANNOYING

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you have nearly 500 posts... don't you know by now that posts like this are REALLY ANNOYING

You have over 500 posts...don't you know post count means nothing?
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