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Old 06-11-2008, 09:39 PM   #1
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Arrow Which 1/8 buggy one I should go for?

Im having hard time make a decisions by buying rc8 RTR or rc8 factory kit,,, or LOST 8ight..

PS im new with RC nitro hobby stuff..

I have been looking thur internet all day.. Both of 1/8 buggy rc8 and lost 8ight have alot pro and cons from everyone...

So Ill be pleased if you guys help me out make a point out what is should go for.
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Old 06-11-2008, 09:48 PM   #2
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I'd go with either the CEN Matrix or the O'Donnell Z01B.
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Old 06-11-2008, 09:53 PM   #3
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i would have to say RC8 FT. cant beat AE in backing it cars and customer service. plus i love mines i had no problems thats so ever.. and if money isn't a factor don't buy rtr. buy kits if can so u can put the best servos and parts into your cars..
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best 1/8 buggys without a doubt are Mugen MBX5R and Xray 808 currently..

they are stronger and drive better then all the other buggies!

AE and losi wear out too fast and the kyosho is good but parts are $$ and hard to find. (in my area)
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Find out the cars that are most commonly ran in your area, then pick from that bunch. Usually Kyosho, Losi, Associated, Mugens and Hobaos are common. If you are bashing, then just get a cheaper RTR from one of those companies.
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I would NOT get a RC8 because of the trouble they are having with some parts breaking (fuel tank) seems to be the big thing. I would get a mugen mbx5r or losi 8. there is a guy that is running the RTR 8 and loves it from what he has told me
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best 1/8 buggys without a doubt are Mugen MBX5R and Xray 808 currently..

they are stronger and drive better then all the other buggies!

AE and losi wear out too fast and the kyosho is good but parts are $$ and hard to find. (in my area)
What do you consider to be fast as far as wear is concerned? I've had my Losi for 6.5 gallons and haven't had to replace anything from wear...
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I would get the fatory team RC8 from your choices. Parts are cheap it has tons of steering its easy to work on and is very very agile. I dont run a buggy at the moment but I race truggy so I marshall the buggies every weekend and the only buggy I see people breaking constantly is the Eight.
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Im having hard time make a decisions by buying rc8 RTR or rc8 factory kit,,, or LOST 8ight..

PS im new with RC nitro hobby stuff..

I have been looking thur internet all day.. Both of 1/8 buggy rc8 and lost 8ight have alot pro and cons from everyone...

So Ill be pleased if you guys help me out make a point out what is should go for.
I race an 8ight and have had plenty of track time with a friends RC8. Honestly, the RC8 is easier to drive translating to faster lap times. But, it is no where near as durable as the Losi. Also, if you get an RC8 you may as well get a few upgrades while your at... The steering plate, and F shock tower need to be upgraded to aluminum. BB shocks wouldn't hurt either, AE will be releasing there own version soon. The stock shocks just aren't very plush and don't like the rough stuff.

If you get the Losi you will need to spend some time adapting to the way it drives. Then you'll need to spend some time working on chassis setup to get adjusted it to your style. The Losi is a very unforgiving, precise buggy. If you have a smooth enough hand and stay pretty relaxed in a race then the Losi will reward you. I say this because the Losi has almost twice as much ride hight then a normal buggy. That coupled with it's centralized weight makes it roll over happy if you get hot in a corner.

Both are great racing machines but atm, Losi still holds my vote for build quality and durability. AE needs to release an upgrade kit for the RC8 that includes everything that comes on the truggy. You'll notice that they fixed all of the RC8s problems on the truggy.
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I would get the fatory team RC8 from your choices. Parts are cheap it has tons of steering its easy to work on and is very very agile. I dont run a buggy at the moment but I race truggy so I marshall the buggies every weekend and the only buggy I see people breaking constantly is the Eight.
How many 8ights race there?
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Parts are a lot easier to find in my area for the 8ight, that's why I went with it.
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CEN Matrix great car very durable and handles awesome
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Unless you have some experience with some sort of high-performance RC car racing (electric or nitro, on or off road) I wouldn't consider either of those to be a good choice. Both are top-level cars, and both reward a skilled driver with nimble handling and athletic performance... but they are a bit edgy and hard to drive for a beginner.

For a beginner, I would say a Mugen MBX5/MBX5 ProSpec/MBX5R. It is the most stable and forgiving. My second choice for a beginner would be a Jammin X1X or X1CR. After that, maybe a Hyper 8.5, or Kyosho...
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i love my jammin.. after five gallons i have zero complaints
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Unless you have some experience with some sort of high-performance RC car racing (electric or nitro, on or off road) I wouldn't consider either of those to be a good choice. Both are top-level cars, and both reward a skilled driver with nimble handling and athletic performance... but they are a bit edgy and hard to drive for a beginner.

For a beginner, I would say a Mugen MBX5/MBX5 ProSpec/MBX5R. It is the most stable and forgiving. My second choice for a beginner would be a Jammin X1X or X1CR. After that, maybe a Hyper 8.5, or Kyosho...
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