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Old 01-13-2010, 01:57 AM   #1
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Default How Much Do You Spend Per Month????

I have been breaking parts lately so I thought this would be a good reference on the cost of maintaining your buggy.

Post what buggy you run and the average amount of money you spend on stock parts.

Losi 1.5 B and a Losi 2.0 B

I spend nearly a $100.00 per month on stock and non stock Losi parts. I went back and added up all of purchases from Amain (Parts Only) and spent $887.00 since January 2009.

These figures do not include air filters, or any liquids or hop ups.
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MBX5-T went through 1 nitro and then 9 electric races
D8 - ~ 5 gallons

Broken parts:
MBX5T - $0 in parts last season. it's a tank.
D8 - $5 for front spindle after a big crash

Replaced parts because of wear:
MBX5T - Needs new arms and bulkheads as they are 2 seasons old. I have all the spares needed as i never broke a part on my mugen

D8 - All the plastic parts (bulkheads, lower arms, spindles, c-hubs) just for the good feeeling in the middle of the season

I am very happy with the D8 durability. I was my first season with buggy and i am still learning as it is a beast.

For comming season I will most likelly get MBX6T and I am doing a full rebuild of D8 (bulkheads, chassis, WCE CVDs remaining lightweight parts)

I guess on most cars bulkheads need replacing the most as the bottom screw holes just strip from all the maintenance.
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Old 01-13-2010, 02:32 AM   #3
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about 5 gal my d8,part total 150.00 since nov 2008, but for spare parts I dont use.Parts replace all arms and all cvd pin shaft, center front shaft because of use not because of breakin. Parts broken,one a arm front nasty hit in front, one rear shock tower,one cvd shaft,btw hot bodies replaced all cvd shafts, one cracked rear hub and thats all .btw losi are high maintanance car but they do not breck very often lots of my friends have losi.
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Old 01-13-2010, 03:34 AM   #5
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if you take into a count all things.
gas to and from the track,entry fee,tires
fuel,glow plugs,parts,snacks,sodas.
it's more than likely around $100. a week
but I find that it's best not to keep count of
how much you spend only the amount of fun you have
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Old 01-13-2010, 03:42 AM   #6
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if you take into a count all things.
gas to and from the track,entry fee,tires
fuel,glow plugs,parts,snacks,sodas.
it's more than likely around $100. a week
but I find that it's best not to keep count of
how much you spend only the amount of fun you have
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Old 01-13-2010, 03:43 AM   #7
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100-200 if i race local.
300-400 if i race out of town.
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Old 01-13-2010, 05:22 AM   #8
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Losi 8ight 2.0 i spent about $500-$800 in extra parts and 99.9% still in my bag for this year.
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Old 01-13-2010, 05:45 AM   #9
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One season of running,13 sun 13 wed roughly[few rain outs] 1 full set of bearings [mid season],3 extra outer wheel bearings,3front center cvd, 1 ring + pinion + bulkhead rear,[left front cvd,hinge pin,chassis,bulkhead, head on crash on straight] rear center cvd pin kit.Thats after fall rebuild. 8t 2.0
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4 gallons on the D8 and about $85-(lots of wings) in replacement parts all due to ME crashing it. At this point there are a couple signs of wear on the rear arms will only cost apprx $20 to replace everything.

2 front spindles $5 each
2 rear towers $13 each
1 front tower $13
2 sets clutch bearing $3set
1 set of shoes $5
1 set of springs $3
4 wings $6 each

Thats all after 4 gallons of sketchy driving
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if you take into a count all things.
gas to and from the track,entry fee,tires
fuel,glow plugs,parts,snacks,sodas.
it's more than likely around $100. a week
but I find that it's best not to keep count of
how much you spend only the amount of fun you have
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I added it up a few months ago and well it was alot. I gotta do taxes in a couple months so I'll have exact figures then. But I can say racing 2-3x per month with practice is not cheap.
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I spend TOO MUCH


But yet, it's not enough
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I spend TOO MUCH


But yet, it's not enough
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I spent about $2000USD with A-Main Hobbies last year. Wow.


I usually allow a budget of about $300 a month for racing.
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$100 per month has to be a pretty good average unless you dont mind a clapped out car
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