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Old 11-05-2008, 08:50 PM   #16
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If you get the D8, then buy two of them. You will need the other one halfway through the season I agree with the vspec or speed suggestion though
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Old 11-05-2008, 09:54 PM   #17
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All the brands you mentioned are great, Have you looked at the Caster zx1-r Pro kit yet? Comes with big bores, mbx6 copied some of the plastic STYLINGS, 80% made with QUALITY in mind. Buggy is going to be decently cheaper then your list as well. A guy in one of our threads driving a mugen said,
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had a head to head collision with a caster. my mugen broke caster was still going. that should be enough said.
I am not bashing any brands, just trying to point out, that there are great buggies out there other then the popular brands. Check out, CasterRacingusa.com if you get a chance, they have a forum. 75% of the team drivers post on there, as well as the designer, owner, and team manager. They are also having better pricing on the 2008 kits.
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Old 11-05-2008, 10:16 PM   #18
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All the brands you mentioned are great, Have you looked at the Caster zx1-r Pro kit yet? Comes with big bores, mbx6 copied some of the plastic STYLINGS, 80% made with QUALITY in mind. Buggy is going to be decently cheaper then your list as well. A guy in one of our threads driving a mugen said, I am not bashing any brands, just trying to point out, that there are great buggies out there other then the popular brands. Check out, CasterRacingusa.com if you get a chance, they have a forum. 75% of the team drivers post on there, as well as the designer, owner, and team manager. They are also having better pricing on the 2008 kits.
Yep thats right the Mugen is a Caster copy!!!
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Old 11-06-2008, 05:38 AM   #19
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All the brands you mentioned are great, Have you looked at the Caster zx1-r Pro kit yet? Comes with big bores, mbx6 copied some of the plastic STYLINGS, 80% made with QUALITY in mind. Buggy is going to be decently cheaper then your list as well. A guy in one of our threads driving a mugen said, I am not bashing any brands, just trying to point out, that there are great buggies out there other then the popular brands. Check out, CasterRacingusa.com if you get a chance, they have a forum. 75% of the team drivers post on there, as well as the designer, owner, and team manager. They are also having better pricing on the 2008 kits.

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Old 11-06-2008, 06:45 AM   #20
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too funny.
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Old 11-06-2008, 06:54 AM   #21
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Its hard to choose a new buggy nowadays with all these good choices.

I've had just about every brand out there. They all have their pluses and minuses.

What kind of driver are you? Punched or smooth? It makes a difference as what buggy is right for you.

What kind of parts support do you have locally or do you buy everything online?

What kind of track or tracks would you be racing on most of the time?

What kind of cars are others near you driving? Do you wanna be the same where you can share set-ups and parts or do you wanna be different?

And finally what kind of budget are you working with?

The answers to these questions could probably lead you to find the right buggy for you. Otherwise your just going to hear what the best buggy for us is.
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Old 11-06-2008, 06:56 AM   #22
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If you get the D8, then buy two of them. You will need the other one halfway through the season I agree with the vspec or speed suggestion though
Why is this? This my second hotbodies car and they are very durable. The D8 did have a initial problem with the cvd's but I broke one and hotbodies sent me a full set of updated cvd's. I think its still a little early to be making statements like this on the D8. I have yet to break anything other than the one cvd and the build went great not to mention the handling is very good.

There is alot of good buggies. Any of the mentioned buggies are more than capable. The TQ SX8, caster, and the D8 are great lower cost alternatives that have great performance as well.
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I never said it was a copy, i said it copied the styling of SOME of the plastics.
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I never said it was a copy, i said it copied the styling of SOME of the plastics.

I think a lot of the buggies have come out so similar, it's pretty tough to claim them to be copies in any way.
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Good point, very good one indeed. It is almost impossible (much like real cars) to do something, that someone else hasn't done already.
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You should try the RedCat racing buggy, heard it's freakn awesome.
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Old 11-06-2008, 09:24 AM   #27
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Stay far away from Redcat. Cheap stuff. My LHS has one of there 8th scales and it has a .18 in it. The chassis is 2mm thick. It will bend on the first jump. Out of those you listed I would say the MBX6. But I love my D8. And the D8 beat Mugen in Japan on the Team Mugen's home track.
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Old 11-06-2008, 10:32 AM   #28
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I believe he was being facetious....
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buy a car based on what you want... everyone on here will have a different opinion on what the best is..IMO
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Old 11-06-2008, 02:40 PM   #30
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WOW this is great. I really appriciate everyones view. I raced a losi 8ight-t this year and I just wasnt getting any better with it no matter what I did. But, with that said I really improved my driving with this truggy. I am a hell bent for election driver so I am really toneing down (its a finger thing) But I really a going to take all views and drive what I can. Thanks
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