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Old 03-06-2009, 02:51 PM   #1
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Hi all, Iam looking into getting a buggy to race on the weekends, I have been looking at the Hotbodies D8, does anyone have any experience with this buggy? It will just be club races, nothing serious. I do want a kit, that way I know what to do when she breaks. I have good experience with nitro, so if anyone else has a suggestion, please feel free to throw it out there. Iam looking for a buggy that is fairly tough, parts available, easy to work on, and last but not least, FUN and able to race it later. Well I will shut up now and wait for you guys thanks!
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Excellent choice look at the "New Hot Bodies buggy" thread.
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dude have a d8 very good car, balance and handling. beware of the parts first time out i broke the cv joint i think they replace it with a new and thicker ones but still broke. the plastics are easily get stretch especially the steering ends and begins to pop out.
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So you all would recommend than? I appreciate it!
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if you can get mp9 or xray go for that, less maintenace. parts are durable less time wrenching.
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I was considering a D8 as well for the same reasons as you (light club racing).

After all my research, I've found out that the D8 is the ABSOLUTE best choice for someone wanting to get into a 1/8 scale nitro buggy kit.

It's inexpensive, has great support here in this forum (with the pro factory drivers posting tips/tricks/set-ups regularly).

In addition, I've read that it's one of the best out-of-the-box buggies you can get, at any price. The designers really did their homework on this one and most of the pro set-ups are not too far off the manual setting, if at all.

You don't need any hop-ups either. There are some available, but they really aren't needed.

Check out the Hot Bodies Buggy thread on here for more info. I've just spent the last few days compiling information from the 4,000 posts in that thread that will definitely help you make up your mind.

Needless to say, I'm a new proud owner of a D8. Waiting on my motor to arrive before I build it. I've had a look at the manual and kit parts though and it looks very high end.

Hope you join the "D8 ARMY" as some of them call it.



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New Hot Bodies Buggy!!???????
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Thanks guys, I really appreciate it. I will be leaving in 11 days to Afghanastan, so Iam buying it when I get back for sure! Plenty of time to save that's for sure! LOL!
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Thanks guys, I really appreciate it. I will be leaving in 11 days to Afghanastan, so Iam buying it when I get back for sure! Plenty of time to save that's for sure! LOL!
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Thank you slumlord, I really appreciate it.
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