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Old 03-21-2009, 09:02 PM   #1
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Default New Buggy ?? wich one's for me??

I'm looking for a new "maybe used roller" 1/8th scale nitro buggy . I have a cheapo LX-1 and am ready to upgrade to somthin better, could you guys help me out on whats the best bang for the buck' I have only ben running 1/8 for a yaer and i am going to start traveling to race soon just for the fun maybe some glory!!,???
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Old 03-21-2009, 09:10 PM   #2
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There are so many good buggies out there it's hard to choose from. I'd first check you local hobby shops which ones they carry spares for. After that, I'd look at a few things. How long the buggy has been out, reliability, parts included in the kits, costs of spares, cost of kit. I wouldn't buy a older kit, mostly cause it may be discontinued quicker than something that is more recently released.

The Jammin X2 buggy
Losi 2.0
Hot Bodies D8
Kyosho MP9

These are the ones I'd look at for me. I recently picked up the D8 due to potential performance, cost of the kits and spares, and ease of maintenance. These were important factors to me, so I even picked up two kits at the same time to provide enough spares for a long time.

Really, now days it's easy to get a good buggy/truggy without blowing the bank or choosing between one or two companies.
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D8 $309 at stormerhobbies.com cant beat the price.
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+1 on the D8.

But as stated above check to see what is supported by your LHS. I went with the D8 and could not be happier, very consistant buggy also very durable.
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Old 03-21-2009, 09:30 PM   #5
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+1 on the D8.

But as stated above check to see what is supported by your LHS. I went with the D8 and could not be happier, very consistant buggy also very durable.
Local hobby shop LoL no hobby shop with in a hour of here at least. I have ben thinkin of opening a little R/C parts shop to suport local racer's
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Another thing to look at then is what you can buy off the internet and at what cost. It's expensive to carry enough spares to be sure you can repair your own vehicle.
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Old 03-22-2009, 12:09 AM   #7
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Man, I can't wait till the next Worlds comes around so that this D8 nonsence stops.
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I'm not sure why people bag on the D8 so much. There are alot of D8's out there with people doing well with them. There are also alot of other vehicles out there such as RC8's, X2's, and 2.0's. D8's also do well too, so why is it that people like to bag on it so much? There's a old saying that "what wins on Sunday, sells on Monday" and while that should not be a determining factor when choosing a buggy, it could influence someone.
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my son runs for Xray so of course that is what i would suggest....they cost but they are like butter...and tough. but being new so to speak to racing i would try the D8 for the price and it is strong as well.
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I had my eye on it since way befor it came out like last summer.
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Ofna Hyper 9

you will see alot of nay sayers on this 1... but jus look at Jeremy Kortz's results b4 and after his usage with the car... he is consistly top 5 and he is getting plenty of podiums

has been beating Truhe, Drake, T. James, Bradley, Cav., Mayfield...

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Hot Bodies D8 is a great inexpensive 1/8 platform to race. With the stock setup, it is really easy to drive and a very capable car to grow/win with.
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Ofna Hyper 9

you will see alot of nay sayers on this 1... but jus look at Jeremy Kortz's results b4 and after his usage with the car... he is consistly top 5 and he is getting plenty of podiums

has been beating Truhe, Drake, T. James, Bradley, Cav., Mayfield...

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+100000000000000000000000000000000000000 for the D8.
the only good reason not to get a D8 is parts support.
but that didnt stop me lol.
i do what i gotta do to get what i want....to an extent.

yea...+1 for the hyper 9. very planted car what i have seen.
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