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Old 01-08-2010, 05:26 PM   #1
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Default Looking for 1/8 nitro offroad buggy

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Im looking for a good racing buggy. It can be a kit or rtr. If it is a kit what engine would be good to run in it. Any brand does not matter. If anyone could help me that would be great.
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Old 01-08-2010, 05:30 PM   #2
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this is way to broad. you will get 500 different suggestions. can narrow it down to about 3 or 4 of the ones that appeal to you? also what is your price range? that would help alot.
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About $0-$600. The hot bodies d8 but i need some ideas for an engine, Team associated RC8, Ofna ultra MBX comp were some of the ones i was looking at. Any opinions or any other ideas

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with $25.00 coupon it's alittle over, but it's the best deal out there,

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ed-Starter-Box
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Old 01-08-2010, 06:21 PM   #5
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Thanks for the quick reply. I was looking at that buggy and it doesnt look to bad
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losi 8 / 2.0 rr ..hard to beat my .02
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Hot Bodies D8 under $300 and WERKS B5 $199 or even a WERKS B3 or NOVA BF. You will have the power and reliabilty to grow into it. I pitted for a guy lat week who just bought a 2.0 buggy rtr and they are nice but the engines(at least his and he was not overly rich) was only getting 5.5-6 minutes a tank. and it killed him on his pitting When he raced.. BUt I am not dogging it its great. I f you end up getting more serious then you will end up buying a engine,servos and a radio anyway? So just try to think ahead of what you want................
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yeah i would have to agree HB D8 and werks B5 it would a good setup but the losi 350 motor does run good my son runs one in his D8 and gets 9-10 minutes pretty easy and we still run the standerd head button
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The rc8 and the Mugen is a good price, and with the Novarossi 3port bf engine for 150 it's a great starter combo. Proven reliability...You won't be driving a Losi and replacing worn parts, or bending driveshafts on the D8...JMO...
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I only use my D8 to race with and its got 5 gallons on it(hard time) with no bent driveshaft's. only thing I have broke in 5 gallons is a front hub, But I ran into the pit lane wood....lol........ I wont say anything bad about any of the big name buggies or truggies, they are all good. You may see a guy who is always breaking with a kyosho, then you will see another guy who never breaks wit his kyosho etc.. So I think a lot of breaking parts is the driver. If you crash all the time you are going to break anything. NO matter who makes it..lol and these things require upp keep not for major things but the normal stuff. bearings,wear, bolts tight etc... I will never be one of those guys who says what I drive is the best and everything else isnt as good. There are enough of those guys around...lol.........Take care
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The rc8 and the Mugen is a good price, and with the Novarossi 3port bf engine for 150 it's a great starter combo. Proven reliability...You won't be driving a Losi and replacing worn parts, or bending driveshafts on the D8...JMO...
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i do not like nitro, but i bought a 2.0 RTR to race w/some of my gas friends and lets say in the short time i had it, i ran it a lot and i have no ill words for it. if tilted rc didnt close down i mightve bought another 1. great car, crazy price

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if you go to amain they are having a sell on the odonnell z01b 2-in-1 kit. i highly recommend it. i love them they turn like no other and handle great and jump perfect and plus they are tuff as nails. also the best engine for your money is a JPX 21 IMO. i personally do not losi or the D8. i run jammin x2 buggy and truggy. i love the truggy but the buggy is hard to get used to at first but after that its great also. but go with what you like most.
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mugen mspec for 500 and a werks b5

You might want to think about the losi eight 2.0 rtr
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