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Old 11-07-2009, 08:20 PM   #1
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I am looking into getting a truggy and have boiled it down to two. I am looking at the Z car ZMXT-8 and the Thunder Tiger St-1. We have a backyard track and occasionally go racing. I want it to be durable for bashing, but when I do hit the track, it still handles well.

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Honestly for durability you really can't beat the Mugens. The Hot Bodies D8t is also very durable and affordable.

There are many mixed reviews, but from me being at a track the Z buggy was fragile. It was when the buggy just came out so maybe there was a running materials change. For the thunder tiger I've never seen or ran one so I can't really say anything about it.
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Old 11-08-2009, 03:51 AM   #3
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That Thunder Tiger is supe outdated. I think the D8T will be a great pick.
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Old 11-08-2009, 05:28 AM   #4
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I was looking at an rtr. Why not the z car i have heard good things about them?
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ok question for you is this for serious racing or just backyard and running on the track for some fun.
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Old 11-08-2009, 06:20 AM   #6
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ok question for you is this for serious racing or just backyard and running on the track for some fun.
Racing would be once every 2-3 months, backyard 4-5 times a week.
The reason for rtr they are under $400 and under and I have only some jr racing servos with the metal gears.
With a roller I am looking at $700-$900 with all the parts needed to get it ready.
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Get a 8T.... OR see what brands your LHS supports so your not on ebay every weekend ordering parts they dont have in stock...
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Get a 8T.... OR see what brands your LHS supports so your not on ebay every weekend ordering parts they dont have in stock...
This is losi #1 fan boi telling you whats up bro.
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Honestly for durability you really can't beat the Mugens. The Hot Bodies D8t is also very durable and affordable.

There are many mixed reviews, but from me being at a track the Z buggy was fragile. It was when the buggy just came out so maybe there was a running materials change. For the thunder tiger I've never seen or ran one so I can't really say anything about it.
Obviously you dont know what you are talking about.
Fragile??
The Z-Buggy is the ONLY vehicle ever tested that has gotten 10+ in durability from 2 different magazines.
They are the toughest and most durable r/c veicles.
I have 10 gallons on mine and the only thing I have broked is one rod end, about half a gallon ago.
My truggy?
Never a thing.
One of our Team drivers has 19 gallons on his with the orig drivetrain.

the 2nd day I got mine I hit a piece of buried rebar with my right front arm, and it sent it about 20 feet up flipping end over end.
That same arm is STILL on my buggy and other than a chip where it hit the rebar, is STILL going strong.

Not a single Z-Car broke anything at the SIC either
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Obviously you dont know what you are talking about.
Fragile??
The Z-Buggy is the ONLY vehicle ever tested that has gotten 10+ in durability from 2 different magazines.
They are the toughest and most durable r/c veicles.
I have 10 gallons on mine and the only thing I have broked is one rod end, about half a gallon ago.
My truggy?
Never a thing.
One of our Team drivers has 19 gallons on his with the orig drivetrain.

the 2nd day I got mine I hit a piece of buried rebar with my right front arm, and it sent it about 20 feet up flipping end over end.
That same arm is STILL on my buggy and other than a chip where it hit the rebar, is STILL going strong.

Not a single Z-Car broke anything at the SIC either
What the hell is a zcar.Made in china?Must not be that great i have never seen one.
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I've seen every make, every model break.

The first batch of Z cars looked fragile. It was also 40* outside and the guys could drive out of a wet paper bag. I'm just sharing what I've seen form the car don't take it as gospel. I'll tell you this though every racer in my are that had a Z car now drives something else. Not saying it's bad just people didn't like it. I hate having to write like this every fan boy gets upset when I tell it like it is. Oh well.

We all have durability stories. I drove my D8 into a wall wide open and kept going.
I've seen an Mbx5t break from just tapping a pipe and mine never broke in 2 years of racing.

sigh, but hey I don't know what I'm talking about right.
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Well if magazines say zcar is good it must be good right.NOT!
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I never judge things by magazines or pros. I always go to the track and talk to the amateurs and see what they think of the products they run.
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Well if magazines say zcar is good it must be good right.NOT!
dude, why did you stop taking your meds? you know it makes you chase one person through the forums and harass them about their choices of brand and advice. better call the pharmacy if you're out!
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dude, why did you stop taking your meds? you know it makes you chase one person through the forums and harass them about their choices of brand and advice. better call the pharmacy if you're out!
Not harass never heard of a damm zcar.Are you the zcar police.
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