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Old 11-02-2008, 07:33 AM   #46
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hows this arguement looking now that more people have them? ive seen a few rc8ts running latly and they look good..all look like the servo saver is soft or somthing .. but they look good.. but im still leaning to the jammin
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Old 11-02-2008, 07:58 AM   #47
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Plain and simple buy whatever you want other than the RC8T and its proof that you dont like winning. The RC8T is a tank and its stupid fast and handles like a dream. I ran it against several different truggies and buggies and it dominated hands down. But hey buy what you want if you dont want to buy what will put you in 1st.

the X2 rocks all over the RC8T.......... lighter, faster, better built, nicer fuel tank........!!! only a fool would buy a RC8T if they can afford a X2 !!!!

( As a disclaimer, I like both X2 or RC8T, i just found the post previous to mine funny and figured I would add my touch LOL !)

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Old 11-02-2008, 08:03 AM   #48
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i went with an x2. got it from ebay for $490 shipped. if you look on ebay for mac hobbies or the x2's that cost $530 or best offer, that's the place. don't hesitate to make an offer and buy from them. the transaction went smooth! looking at the components, the truck looks awesome. my trucks not built yet but i'm switching from a 8ight-t so the x2 has some shoes to fill, but i'm sure it will more than be a great truggy.
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is the x2 lighter?? i guess the truck are really going to be pretty comparable handleing wise? LOW ET. post up how you like the switch..once its done
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I used to run a Mugen MBX5T Prospec. I got bored with it it. I now run the rC8T. I like it better than the Mugen. It turns better and exellorates much faster than the mugen. You just have to remember that the AE guys all ran Mugen, Kyosho and Thundertiger truggys when they ran truggy. Thet took the best charectoristic from all these trucks and put together a sweet rig. I drove an X2 and was not really to impressed with it. Not saying its a bad truck, just my personal opinion. The RC8T will take some tuning to make it to your liking but its a exelent truck for anyone I think.


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Old 11-02-2008, 09:53 AM   #51
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what didnt you like about it ?
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Old 11-02-2008, 03:48 PM   #52
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after about an 8 year layoff, my brother choose to start racin with me again. His weapon of choice was the rc8t. He abused this truck alot learning how to drive again. nothing BROKE. the fuel tank is not an issue. and he didn't buy any m2c, or kh stuff. ran it outta the box for the last 4 or 5 races of the season. our final race of the season was a rc pro series, he ran 3 heats, a 15 min b main, and a 30 min a main. the rc8t is as good or better then any truck currently available. slop has not been an issue with it either. and i know the slop, as i run an rc8, and i keep runnin, and runnin it, and it's got slop, and it's fast.
pick what you want and have fun, either truck is a good one.
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Old 11-02-2008, 06:03 PM   #54
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I ran truggy last year and am going to buggy this up coming year. The RC8T makes me want to stay running truggy but I have a few reasons why I want to go to buggy and I never had 1 yet so maybe next year I will add another truggy to my arsenal and if I do it wouldnt be anything but the RC8T. It is beautiful I started off running 1/2 offsets and went to standard and liked them better, easier to sneak by people plus on most truggies its not like you have to have 1/2 offsets or you going to be rolling over or something. If you think that would be a problem you need to look at all aspects of your suspention set up and ride height and all "race" truggies could run standard offsets.
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i dont doubt either truck durability..im just looking at how they handle.. ive raced touring since 02.. so im used to having a car that turns.. and has traction,lol ...the CEN i been running just gives me a head ache tryin to drive it ...
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the x2 definatley turns good
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its on sale. grab it up quick.
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i guess with both being fresh designs..i cant see the dirving difference to be night and day huh?? maybe im over analizing this...lol ...i think 1 maybe 2 more weeks ill have one or the other.. theres like 3 AE at the local tracks.. that makes me want the jammin lol
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ok this is what i notice between the 2 truggies i'm using the stock setup at the track with bowfighter & 3 degree toe in rear thats it ... i see the rc8t guys saying they need to tweek this that and also that but most of the jammin & losi 8t guys just running stock set ups... my opinion jammin is a great truggy and it dont take much ajustments just drive the hell out of it
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I have the RC8T and they give you an awesome setup out of the box, the only things you would have to change would be the position of camber links, that's it. My friend has a ST-RR and they handle close to the same, with the exception that the AE has alot more off-power steering. And one of my good friends I race with has the X2, and with that truck to go fast, you really have to know what your doing or else that thing will be everywhere on the track, especially where you don't want it to be. The Associated is definately the better choice here.
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