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Old 06-29-2009, 05:26 PM   #16
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buy both, run them, then decide which works best.
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Old 07-13-2009, 11:37 AM   #17
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The Mugen at $510 is only $11 more than the RC8B on A Mainhobbies.com so cost is not an issue. Didn't use to be that way. The Mugen used to be stupid expensive in the $600 range.

I have an RC8 so I can say that it handles like a dream, but it did have some weak points that have been addressed with the RC8B. I have not driven a Mugen, but the three guys who do drive Mugens I spank repeatively which in itself means nothing cause everyone knows it's the driver that makes the buggy go, not the other way around. If Adam Drake brought a RAVE to the track he would probably still whip our asses.

So look at parts availability at the LHS in your area. I can tell you that in Ga I go between 6 different LHS and NONE of them even stock Mugen parts, but 4 of the 6 carry Team Associated. Food for thought.
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Old 07-13-2009, 12:18 PM   #18
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I own a RC8 and Ive driven the MBX6. IMO the RC8 has much more steering. If you like to drive your car through the apex of the corners the RC8 is a better choice if you have a more drifting style of driving then the MBX6 may suite you better.
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Old 07-31-2009, 06:13 AM   #19
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I have an RC8 so I can say that it handles like a dream, but it did have some weak points that have been addressed with the RC8B. I have not driven a Mugen, but the three guys who do drive Mugens I spank repeatively which in itself means nothing cause everyone knows it's the driver that makes the buggy go, not the other way around. If Adam Drake brought a RAVE to the track he would probably still whip our asses.
what issues are you refering to that have been addressed?

i have just bought a rc8, and i would love to know what the rc8b fixes so i can upgrade.!!!
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Old 07-31-2009, 06:43 AM   #20
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what issues are you refering to that have been addressed?

i have just bought a rc8, and i would love to know what the rc8b fixes so i can upgrade.!!!
You can look into here for answers.

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Old 07-31-2009, 07:07 AM   #21
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Both are good buggies! I had the original RC8, it was fast but not durable enough IMO although Associated has fixed that issue. The newer factory team kit is nice and stronger where it needs to be! I went with an MBX6 and loved it so much I bought an MBX6T. It comes down to personal preference because their equally capable of winning and will perform in the hands of a good driver. You wouldn't be disappointed with either kit.
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Old 07-31-2009, 09:07 AM   #22
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Can I ask why you limit to those two?
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Old 07-31-2009, 10:06 AM   #23
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there is alot more rc8's then mugen's so you can guess what most of the answers would be. well, you could have posted losi or mugen!!! lol!
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I second that opinion
ask shane mugen to rc8b made me faster
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Old 07-31-2009, 08:33 PM   #25
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I say RC8B. i am only running a converted rc8, and it handles great for my driving style.
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