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Old 01-03-2009, 03:40 PM   #1
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Default Most aggressive buggy?

While all buggies are capable of running similar lap times, I've noticed that some have a rep for tighter tracks. Just wondering which cars have the most aggressive handleing in tight sections but can still jump well.

I watched an X-ray BoB that looked much faster through sharp turns and it flew nicely. I noticed that a D8 was quick also, and slid predictably but didn't jump as well.

I'm looking for a new kit soon. Being able to point the car in the right direction comes 1st on my want list. Every fast car I've driven so far spent very little time at full rack(steering). And could oversteer on demand. My Rc8 is nice and forgiveing, I don't need two cars with the same personality though.


So lets see if I've got this right, ordered most aggressive to least( on average)

Losi 2.0
Xray Bob (I might get one of these)
Hotbodies D8 ( Or one of these)
Mugen Thingy
Kyosho MP9
AE RC8
Jammin
Hobao
Odonnell

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Old 01-03-2009, 03:45 PM   #2
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Mugen thingy??? lol
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Old 01-03-2009, 03:53 PM   #3
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Yup, Isn't it called the MBXF'N6r or something now. Why can't they call it Joe or something?

Note: I have to pick on Mugen Seiki every chance i get, I'm tired of picking on Jammin. And its allways a Mugen that rear ends me. I've got "Ninja" stamped into my rear diffcase.
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The MP9 needs an aggressive driver to really show it's potential....
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Old 01-03-2009, 03:56 PM   #5
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I like the 8 2.0 but its a race roller and i like to build my kits so i think i going with the Xray BOB this year.
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Old 01-03-2009, 04:02 PM   #6
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The Kyosho looked good. But like the Odonnell It looked like it needed a heavy hand to work its best. The Kyosho just seems like a really well done RC 8.

I'm looking for lightning fast reaction like a giant B44. Tight turning.
Seems that a BoB with an active front diff would be the ticket.
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Yup, Isn't it called the MBXF'N6r or something now. Why can't they call it Joe or something?

Note: I have to pick on Mugen Seiki every chance i get, I'm tired of picking on Jammin. And its allways a Mugen that rear ends me. I've got "Ninja" stamped into my rear diffcase.
You gots ta get outta the way boy!!!
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Im putting a active diff in the front and center i feel the car will be EVEN BETTER
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You mean front and rear right? The active diff in the center won't do much?

It just allows loose diff settings for turn in. Then tightens up when your back on throttle. Why would you want the center to free up off power? Seems like a waste of an expensive diff. Or am I missing something?
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ocm dt 19 they are an agressive buggy i dont have 1 but i have seen them in action can turn like nothing else out there awesome buggy
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ocm dt 19 they are an agressive buggy i dont have 1 but i have seen them in action can turn like nothing else out there awesome buggy
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Xray 808 you mean?
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Xray 808 you mean?

its a joke....the B0B...aka 808
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In fact u are missing something the active center diff off throttle allows u to go thru the turns even better because it Does free up. JUST MY .2 cents
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Zero- I have a B44 and an 808 and the handling is similar, but the overall feel is quite different just because of the obvious wieght and size differences. The handling balance with the setup I had on my cars was pretty similar though. The lack of the centre diff in the B44 is the one thing that really makes the two vehicles feel a lot different though. The 808 doesn't steer quite as aggressively as the B44 though, which could of course be due to the fact the 808 is twice the size. Overall I would say the 808 has good steering, but sometimes I do find it a bit lacking depending on the track. Having also driven the RC8; the feel of the two cars is completely different. The RC8 (with std shocks mind you) doesn't pop off jumps like the 808 does and while it can steer tightly it just doesn't feel as composed in the corners. The 808 seems to rotate faster and it doesn't feel like there is as much interia swinging the car around, just the tires gripping is what is making the car turn. The Losi 8ight probably has a very similar feel to the 808 since the uses the 8ight style layout, but I haven't driven one yet. I have heard that the Losi has more steering than the 808 though.
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