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Old 01-23-2009, 05:48 AM   #1
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I am getting my wife a RTR 1/8th buggy so she can start racing.What do you think is the best one out there right now?I thought about the Losi 8ight RTR,or the RC8,Or the Sportwerks Turmoil?I like that the Losi and Sportwerks come with Spektrums radios!!!!Thanks a lot!!
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Old 01-23-2009, 07:02 AM   #2
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There really is no "best one " , all personal opinion .
Sportwerks doesn`t make their 1/8 buggies anymore for some reason so I`d stay away from the Turmoil as it might get to hard for parts . What buggy do you have ? I would get her the same one you have so you can have a box of parts for the same buggies . Or take a look at Caster Racing buggies , they are a small name right now but have excellent products and EXCELLENT customer service .
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Old 01-23-2009, 07:08 AM   #3
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+1 on the caster cars they come with decent engines, and are durable. Another RTR that I always said to myself if I were to buy 1 for someone would be the Picco buggy.
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There are some rtr's better than others. However you have several good rtr's to choose from. I personally drive the losi 8 2.0 and love it. Some may that I am biased to losi and rightfully so.

Even with that(and I have said this many times) I'll tell you some of the reasons why I recommend the losi products and in this case the RTR.


With Team Losi you get what many will say is the best customer support out in the industry. When you have such a large company who is really into the quality of the product it is really nice to know you have worldwide support.

Parts support is pretty much everywhere for you should you get it. If it happens to not be in your local shop you can get it at any of the major online shops and have it within a couple days. I personally use www.carolinasrc.com.

I think it's one of the nicest RTR's out on the market. It may be more than others but it has a quality radio, great sport engine, and overall it's a tough buggy. You also have great support from several of the team members in these forums.

email me @ alanburton20@gmail.com, and depending on when you are considering the purchase I may can save you up to $65 on the car with some monthly coupons sent to me by carolinasrc.com
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A few guys at the local track said to look at Caster Racing. See www.casterracing.com.
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A few guys at the local track said to look at Caster Racing. See www.casterracing.com.
The U.S. website is www.casterracingusa.com
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I would go with the Losi
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I have a losi RTR, a 2.0, and the new 2.0 Truggy. My RTR has been a blast, and introduced me into the hobby for cheap but without much headache.

I too use carolinas and have good luck.


The losi is a perfect place to start.
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I have a losi RTR, a 2.0, and the new 2.0 Truggy. My RTR has been a blast, and introduced me into the hobby for cheap but without much headache.

I too use carolinas and have good luck.


The losi is a perfect place to start.
http://www.carolinasrc.com/Webstore/...idProduct=2889

Much cheaper than I got mine for!

Here is a couple codes I got :

rcjan930 $30

rcjan965 $65
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Old 01-24-2009, 07:34 AM   #10
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ofna hyper black or tq, light on the wallet, and if ur not out as much if the interest is there or the use is infrequent.

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carolinas has that losi rtr for $389 before the codes...

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Old 01-24-2009, 03:30 PM   #12
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Why get RTR when you can send me the kit and I'll build it for you??

Building is half the fun, IMO.
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ofna hyper black or tq, light on the wallet, and if ur not out as much if the interest is there or the use is infrequent.

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+1 on the Hyper TQ. I ran the Hyper 7 for 4 years, and it was great, its great for bashing and racing
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Losi all the way. Great buggy parts are easy to get and it's relatively easy and cheap to upgrade to a race buggy. Losi 1.0 will be very competitive for years to come.
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Old 01-25-2009, 03:59 AM   #15
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Hyper 8 RTR Or Hyper 7 TQ
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