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Old 03-20-2009, 10:02 AM   #1
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Default hobao hyper 9 or hongnor x2 buggy

what should be the best choice between these two buggies?im planning to race this summer,pls give me your honest answers...thanks!
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GO WITH THE 9!!!!

you will hear alot of personal preferences and this is mine.

but all with reason
its lighter, more agile, its super easy to drive and not on edge, it has 99.9% perfect balance and it is 1 hell'uva jumper, Kortz has been kicking a$$ all over cali with it

a lot of people get scared away becuz of the design being different but 1/8 buggy is still evolving, and the H9 sets the bar a mile high
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Old 03-20-2009, 03:51 PM   #3
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can some 1 else help this guy out?
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Old 03-21-2009, 12:10 AM   #4
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GO WITH THE 9!!!!

you will hear alot of personal preferences and this is mine.

but all with reason
its lighter, more agile, its super easy to drive and not on edge, it has 99.9% perfect balance and it is 1 hell'uva jumper, Kortz has been kicking a$$ all over cali with it

a lot of people get scared away becuz of the design being different but 1/8 buggy is still evolving, and the H9 sets the bar a mile high
hey thanks!maybe the others cannot comment because they all stuck with the losi kits.. lol!
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deffinantly the the 9 because of its inovation...best bang out of the x2, x2 is dodo
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So the x2 buggy is no good??
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I have been looking at buggies/truggies ... my son has a buggy MP777 WC.

All seem to have design problems or niggles.

You should look for parts support near you and maybe setups that are good for the tracks you use.,

The Hyper 9, and I will stress from what I have read, the diffs can leak oil ... I have seen comments of larger o rings/ cyno etc to cure this, but to no avail ..

HTH
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So the x2 buggy is no good??
I didnt mean that the x2 good as any buggie out there but i think the design of the 9 is better then the x2...balanced, ect...get proline body, tires/wheels better bang for the buck
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Do you own the 9 or the x2?
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no buggy is flawless, yes the Hyper9s diffs do slightly seep(sp?) oil, yes it is fixable, but seeing this car in action, when well set up, its untouchable.

i say again, look at kortz results, he was never up in the top 5 consistantly like he is now, and he's always been one of the best

read my review Amain. it should still be the most current. awsome buggy, price keeps getting better AND the design is ahead of the curve, down the street, on top of the hill.

i will coin this phrase now: "HYPER or FAIL" -Blake B.

yes i own 1. if your on the fence, the hyper is should be the only way to go.
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Are his times better than Taylor James and his x2? Just a little devils advocate...
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he beat him. look on the ofna website

Pos. Driver Buggy

1st/TQ Jeremy Kortz
Hyper 9

2rd Chad Bradley
Jammin X-2


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Jimmy Babcock
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about parts support i have no problem getting spares for those 2 buggies i dont know if the h9 is durable like the x2 but regarding design the h9 is the winner,there are h9 owners complain about the buggy very much,they said that those buggies are very fragile,unlike the hyper 7 and hyper 8 buggies,i dont know what has happened to hobao now.
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X2 Hong nor, go for it! you'll see losi, mugen, kyosho then jammin and soon d8 will be on top. Get what most people get, do you see more driver running Hyper 9 on your local track, the reason I ask this is, they will be your reference on your starting set up. but if you're good in playing with the set up you'll be good on either of the car.
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I would without a doubt get the 9 over the X2. I was never a fan of Jammin but I do like the new buggy but like the 9. I was going to get either the 9 or the D8 I was watching both before they came out but the 9 just took too long for me, I still want 1 though.
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