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Old 11-25-2008, 08:42 PM   #1
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Ok, I need to get a 1/8th scale buggy. Out of these three...Losi 8ight 2.0,RC8 Factory Team or the Z01B...which one should I get??? And why???
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Old 11-25-2008, 09:16 PM   #2
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For starters i own a Losi and plan on purchasing a 2.0 in the near future and you should too here's why:

-The Z01 B no longer has Tebo and the Design is somewhat dated even though it was just released.

-The RC8 is nice but there are rumors of an upgrade coming soon, would suck if you got one now and 2 months later a new model is released.

-Had Seven races on my eight 1.0 and only 1 dnf which was my fault, i hit the fence and broke my steering servo.
The 2.0 is supposed to be more reliable and stable than the 1.0
You have Drake and Truhe helping out on a couple of sites so getting good set up advice will not be a problem.

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Old 11-25-2008, 09:19 PM   #3
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Z01B you will not be disappointed very good handling buggy and super durable
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-The Z01 B no longer has Tebo and the Design is somewhat dated even though it was just released.
Who cares who is or isn't driving for O'donnell? It means nothing.

What's dated about the design?
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All of them are very capable, but I would suggest buying whichever one your local shop(s) stock parts for. It's no fun waiting for parts.

I have an RC8, but would gladly have chosen the Z01-B had I been able to get parts as easily as I can for the RC8.
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Old 11-25-2008, 11:35 PM   #6
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I would get a Mugen MBX6. Lightweight, durable, common bearings, and cheaper!

The Losi 8 would be my second choice. The OD car is being revised,lighter, big boress etc. The RC8 is not durable and overpriced for what you get. The rc8 is being revised aswell...big bores etc with different geometry.
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Mugen mbx6 would be my vote all the way!
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I would go with the Losi 8 2.0 over those 3. Parts are easy to get and aren't overpriced
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The RC8 is not durable and overpriced for what you get.
Not durable? It took me 3 months to break so much as a front lower arm.

Overpriced? In what way? Because it doesn't have BBs?

Sounds like a little brand loyalism if you ask me.
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Mugen mbx6 would be my vote all the way!
Maybe you didn't read the first post.
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I wouls go with the losi 8ight or rc8, both have a similiar driving style. Both of them have their own flaws. The Odonnell is a little outdated because it is basically a kyosho 777 with a few minor changes. That is my opinion. Everyone will say something different. The 8ight has proven to be a winner and has been around a little longer, the rc8 has also shown to be very competitive. The question is how hard it will be to get parts when something does break. Either one will probably make you happy. Hope this helps.
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Maybe you didn't read the first post.
None, the three mentioned are all shit!!!
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out of the 3 choices you have listed i would get the losi 2.0, i had the original 8ight and didnt really care for it just because it wasnt stable, they addressed that with the new design, the zo1b is outdated , its basically a copy of a older kyosho buggy, associated cant make a decent fuel tank, i went through 10 of them before i gave up, they replaced the tanks but that didnt help my engines that kept getting hot because of the air leaks from the tanks, i personally drive the mp9 now, but that wasnt one of the options you have listed
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Default I recently posted this on another thread similiar tot his one...

I'll say go the 2.0 route, or atleast it would be a great choice. For many reasons. I run the car and I do so for a lot of reasons. I do race for losi but here is the thing....

Well before the worlds I looked into what I felt was the best kit overall. I ran several different cars. In the end I went out and spent $5000 and got grp engines, kits, parts, etc to get me going. Why? because I knew regardless I would have support through a very large company should I have any issues. All this before I had any support with losi. You also have very strong team support with Adam Drake, Mike Truhe, Casey Peck, the list just goes on and on. This company is very commited and I felt like they would be unmatched in work ethic and drive. These things trickle down to the consumer and the end result is a great product. The 2.0 you can purchase the same identical car that tq'd the worlds and finished 2nd, the same thing. You need nothing for the car out of the box and is ready for the upper levels of racing out of the box. It's tough, very fast, and can be set up for drivers of all skill levels. Parts support is huge, most local tracks will have several racers with them and if you can;t get it local then any major online store has parts, kit, etc. I have known Adam Drake for many years and recently have got to know mike truhe and the rest of the team, engineers, and even the man in charge at Losi. I have been very impressed with how business is conducted with them and how they treat even the "local Joe" at the track. I can't imagine how this would be the wrong direction for you.

With that said you also have some other good choices there that would make you happy as well. I would like to see you go the Losi route and I am sure they would to. If you have any specific questions you can email me direct @ alanburton20@gmail.com, or check the losi threads on here.

Good luck!
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In the past I have always shopped with these guys(or AMAIN). You can take advantage of the holiday specials and get free shippping and 10% off an order of $100 or more.

That puts you in a 2.0 for $485 and not a bad price at all.

http://www.carolinasrc.com/Webstore/Scripts/default.asp
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