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Old 07-22-2009, 11:17 AM   #1
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Questions?? associated rc8b or z01-b?

looking to upgrade from my current losi 8ight and want everyone's thoughts who have raced either one of these cars and what you have thought of them. looking to buy either the rc8b or the z01-b soon. thanks for any help
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i would say the losi 2.0 b
or the oddonnels..but im not an assiotiated fan
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go with the rc8b its a proven platform, odonnell isnt a bad car but hasnt really gained much popularity, who knows how long it will be around
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go with the rc8b its a proven platform, odonnell isnt a bad car but hasnt really gained much popularity, who knows how long it will be around
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Old 07-22-2009, 11:57 AM   #5
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The new RC8B is way better than the old RC8. I have been running AE cars for years and there is a reason why they are champs! Losi is a good car too and strong in some areas of the country. OD is still learning, Steve O'Donnell is a great guy but there cars haven't hit the circle yet. Just look at your local club and see what everybody is running. You'll have part support and setup help then.
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Old 07-22-2009, 12:20 PM   #6
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i race at leisure hours don't you, just checking...thanks
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Old 07-22-2009, 12:29 PM   #7
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i race at leisure hours don't you, just checking...thanks
I sure do, if you need any help ask anybody to point me out.

I'll be there tonight racing also!
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will do i usually race on saturday, will be there this week, appreciate the help.
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I own the Z01B Team. A real quality product whit awesome performance.

I vote Z01B.
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I was just faced with this decision myself. In fact, I actually had the O'Donnell buggy in the store when I changed my mind. Why did I change it? There were a few factors that, when added together, told me that the RC8B was the better choice.

First and foremost, I have an SC8. It's about as much fun as you can have with your pants on and shares about 80%+ parts with the RC8. This was the main reason for my decision. Now I have two vehicles with about 1/3 the spare parts needed for two vehicles. Parts availability in general was another. I can find Associated parts anywhere and in an emergency, maybe get a part from a fellow racer. No one in my area has even asked about an O'donnell let alone racing one so I can't even begin to imagine what a PITA trying to get spare OD parts would be. In addition, the RC8"B" is a brand new, revised edition. That tells me that the AE engineers have put a lot of thought and sweat equity into this new buggy. That tells me it will probably be on the cutting edge of performance, which may or may not help me personally, but does give me piece of mind. So I made the decision to get the RC8B and I haven't looked back.

Associated is an established and well respected name with a deserved reputation. There cars work and work well. I don't know about Steve O'donnell and could not say a negative word about him or his products, but I will defer until time reveals if there are any inadequacies or problems with the buggy and truggy (and engine) for that matter.

Good Luck with your decision.
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will do i usually race on saturday, will be there this week, appreciate the help.
Saturday most of the guys are going to Peoria for the Midwest Series race. Saturday after that we will be back in Peoria for the Pro Series Races. We are more than happy to have you come along if you want.
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Old 07-22-2009, 01:07 PM   #12
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I'm driving a new on market car myselves, and yes, getting parts is a nightmare!
However, if everyone excluding cars for that reason we'd be all racing hpi.
A couple of years ago Mugen was a stranger in my area, but now its one of the major players, just because its a great car!
I went for the Tamiya 801X, not a dealer in sight, and its even hard to find parts on internett, and if i do I'll have to wait out the snailmail.

However, no regrets regarding the car - its awesome, and I'm quite confident quality itselves will promote this car, and parts and support will be easier available!

If you have a good feeling about a car, you should just go for it!
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