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Old 08-05-2009, 12:56 PM   #1
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Hey guys, I recently picked up a deal off craigslist. I picked up a RTR Ofna Ultra LX-1 and a roller Hot Bodies Lightning Pro 2 (200 for the rtr and 50 for the roller).

the Ofna looked new and hardly used, had an Orion .28 engine in it, and the Lightning was all crusted full of dirt and looked beat to death!

I ended up taking every piece of the Hot Bodies apart and cleaning it up and man the chassis rolled like it was brand new! (moved about an inch before hand with the same amount of push). It was a relief to know that the bearings werent really "rusted" so what i ended up doing was i took the gear from the Ofna and put it in the HB... Now this is my first buggy and i have to say, the car feels really good.

now my question is, did i make a bad choice by moving the stuff from the Ofna to the HB? i know the Ofna is more of a basher, and the lightning seemed a little more "race" oriented, and thats what i had in mind for it.

any and all input would be helpful! (minus saying go get a brand new 8ight, etc)
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Old 08-05-2009, 01:09 PM   #2
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Make it whatever you want.
If you like the way it drives and if it doesn't look like a total turd (post pics) then you should be happy.
What kind of electronics are in it?
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Yea i'd say the lightning is a little bit better buggy, but def not a top contender right now, pretty heavy, and a little old school. However its not a bad buggy to get started on, learn to drive, and then upgrade to a newer buggy down the road. HotBodies D8 would be a good choice for your next car once you feel comfortable racing offroad.
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for racing the lightning is a way better choice than the ofna. i raced my lightning 2 for almost 2 years before i got my D8 back in Feburary.

that thing is a tank. i loved mine. its still being marketed in eurpoe as the HPI Trophy 3.5 http://www.hpieurope.com/kit-info.ph...=10508&lang=en
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the body it came with is alllll busted up so i grabbed one of the extra bodies from my dads ofna x1cr..

i think it doesnt look too bad though to be honest




also where would be a good place to get parts for it besides A Main Hobbies?
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the body it came with is alllll busted up so i grabbed one of the extra bodies from my dads ofna x1cr..

i think it doesnt look too bad though to be honest




also where would be a good place to get parts for it besides A Main Hobbies?
ebay for sure. theres still tons of lightning parts on there. dont know about any stores though. havent shopped for lightning parts in awhile
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