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Old 05-05-2009, 12:11 PM   #1
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Going to get a truggy, lhs has the rc8t in stock. Can I get better than this, not saying anything bad about associted at all. Seems to be alot of selections, and I want the best.
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Old 05-05-2009, 12:15 PM   #2
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is it a rtr or a kit u want
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Old 05-05-2009, 12:17 PM   #3
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Please use the SEARCH feature. these discussions have the tendancy to get out of hand.

As for truggies I am lovin my 8T 2.0. Very good truggy. the RTR will be out soon if that is what you are looking for. The rtr will be the best truggy rtr of all time.

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Sorry, sould have searched some more. Lokking for a kit.
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Xray XT8 2009 spec. No better quality out there! PLush and FAST. Turns on a dime.
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Old 05-05-2009, 12:48 PM   #6
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O'Donnell Z01T quality,durable,affordable,and handles awesome
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Everybody thinks that what they run is the best that's out there. I would lean towards what your LHS has parts support for. If they have the parts support for the RC8T, go with that. I have one and I do love it. Is it the best out there? No. That's because there isn't a "best" truggy. My second choice would be the Losi. Even if you can wait for the RTR, it will be coming with a ton of stuff, right out of the box.
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My personal choice is the Xray XT8... I really like my truck... most fun to drive of anything I've had. I had a Jammin (X1 not X2, they aren't the same) and wasn't happy with parts wear, but otherwise it was ok, very forgiving to drive, competitive truck. The new Losi looks incredible on the track, VERY stable and forgiving, and accelerates like a rocket with a decent engine. The RC8T is also good, good handling, good acceleration... the Mugen MBX6T is just coming out, and it is a radical departure from the old truck... if it is as good as the buggies it will be a force to be reckoned with.

Note that I've only driven the Jammin and Xray trucks (and several buggies prior to that... Mugen, Losi, Jammin...) and any of the top manufacturers is sure to please you with the quality. Some have higher parts wear (Losi for example) but offset that with less expensive parts. Xray parts seem to last virtually forever, but they cost more when you do need to replace something.

The bottom line is, the best truck is what is best for YOU. Any of the ones mentioned are great trucks, competitive, reliable, and widely supported (as in parts availability.) One thing to consider is what does your LHS have parts for? If it is Associated, then by all means consider that as one of the top choices. If you have a chance to "test drive" something that a friend has, that might help you make a decision.

Best of luck whatever you choose.
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Pick the one you like.. no one can tell YOU which one is really better. As you're around this hobby enough you'll learn the brands you like and those that you don't. All the major brands are pretty good, so pick the best looking one.
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I own both the RC8T and the Losi 8T 2.0. Both have positives and negatives....really need to go to the track and ask around. They all require different driving styles. All of them will take a beating unless you just really can't drive and love to crash into things.
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