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Old 08-23-2008, 11:38 AM   #1
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Default XRAY 808 VS Kyosho MP9

Hey All,

I just wanted to hear some opinons on what to get between the MP9 and the 808. I want them both, but of course I dont have money for them both. Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 08-23-2008, 03:45 PM   #2
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Well thats going to be a tough call since the kyosho buggy is not yet available. The xray is a very good buggy and kyoshos soon to be released mp9 looks very promising as well. Your best bet would be to just wait till the k-car is released and try to drive both.
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Old 08-23-2008, 03:51 PM   #3
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Well you see personnelly I prefer purple

I find purple to be much faster and handle better than either red or blue

purple is also the best made and constructed

Just my opinion I'm sure it'll help

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I think they both would be good, I personally dont drive good enough to justify the sky high price of the MP9. I have a used Xray XB8EC and I cant drive it up to its potential consistantly. I used to think, man if I had this or that, I'd be on the podium all the time. I'm older now and MAYBE a little wiser. Enough to know that I wasted alot of money doin that jazz. Both are pricey, the Kyosho is 100 or more higher, from what I've heard and I dont see how its justified. An article/interview in this months R/C Car magazine states how he had it built in Japan instead of China or Korea to keep control of manufacturing. Smart guy, I sure quality will be better not beiing built in China. But he admits it drove the price up too, he didnt care, because thats what he wanted. If I could buy one of these cars, I'd get the 808. Super quality , tuneable/tweakable more than I will ever need and flat azz tough as nails!! Parts availability on both is not as good as an Ofna or 8ight or AE, but not too bad.
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Well since no-one has a MP9 no-one can give you an answer. If you not in a hurry than wait 3 weeks for the world championship to see how the MP9 goes
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I also think its premature. There is a new Mugen coming, and I have been following the Hyper 9 since its concept and that may also be a great buggy. I myself was having this same problem as you a couple of months ago, and I couldn't wait any more so I went with the Xray 808, and I am very happy I did. It went together with ease, and the support and race results speak for themselves. In my opinion as far as quality to price, to value to excellence the 808 is a no-brainer
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Old 08-23-2008, 05:01 PM   #8
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Kyosho MP9 Any day. No questions Asked.

Kyosho= DO NOT IMITATE INNOVATE
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Kyosho MP9 Any day. No questions Asked.

Kyosho= DO NOT IMITATE INNOVATE
Well, gee, I'm sure convinced.
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Well, gee, I'm sure convinced.

LOL, lets all recommend buggies that are not released yet. I think you should go for the Hyper 12. I hear it can fly, and you can Phuck it. Should be out in 2017.
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They are both overpriced bs! Get an RC8 or 8ight and be done with it Xray will have/need a new car in 6 months and Kyosho is a wood screw you know what
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Oh no... not another one of these threads!

Unless there's a new car to copy, Xray won't have anything new. BTW, the MP9 doesn't have any wood screws - check out the latest issue of RC Car Magazine. Buy the cheaper cars if you don't mind spending another $400 in replacement and aftermarket parts.
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Did Kyosho finally do away with wood screws? Maybe they will even back there screws up with a nut The Xray is a beautiful car! But, for $650.00 it needs to have a decent bearing kit. The RC8 or 8ight do not "need" any upgrades to be competitive. You can buy lots of tires and fuel for the $500.00 you would save over the cost of the Kyosho. Or $200.00 if you buy an Xray.
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Buy the one you really want, you'll rarely be content going with something that wasn't your prime choice just because it was cheaper or something.
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