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Old 01-31-2010, 08:51 PM   #1
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Default Every "X" gallon I get a new buggy

How many gallons do you run through a buggy before you think the upkeep is too much and it's more cost effective to buy a new one? Also what brand are you running. Only people who are sponsored by Visa & MasterCard.
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Old 01-31-2010, 09:11 PM   #2
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How many gallons do you run through a buggy before you think the upkeep is too much and it's more cost effective to buy a new one? Also what brand are you running. Only people who are sponsored by Visa & MasterCard.
i run losi. Im gettin anal about slop where there is not supposed to be. I change out parts regularly(a arms,gear case,diff case,shock shaft, hinge pins) but once my chassis wears ill replace it and once the second one wears ill get a new buggy/truggy. This is prob 20 gallons IM GUESSING, i dont keep track of gallons to much because i race with my dad(i buy all my parts) A chassis lasted me a full year, im in az so we race year around and this is racing almost every weekend
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you should only need a new buggy if you get sick of the one you have..Change out parts including chassis when needed and there should never be a reason to get a new one, unless you have the RC disease like the rest of us
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I have been running a losi 2.0T all year long and only changes the rear arms one time, they are pretty damm sloppy but the truck still handles well, I am changing them though. I like to get a new truck/ buggy every year but I dont think its necessary. I usually end up getting the new update ie 1.0 to 2.0 or MBX5 to MBX6.
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Only reason for a new buggy is if a new model comes out. I wouldn't be afraid to run my 1.0 Losi again. It has 30+ gallons after calculating the engines I used and how many engines. It became a dirt oval latemodel before I finally replaced it with another 1.0 buggy for the oval. The only reason I did this was because the 2.0 happened to come out. So the new 1.0 became the oval car when the 2.0 came out.
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If you race 2x a week pretty much year round I would say 2 kits per year. When your car gets pretty worn and you add up the cost to freshen it up its cheaper to get a new kit and use the old car for parts or a engine break in horse
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New kit every season Nothing better than that fresh kit smell!

I just looked at refreshing my ride for this season. Cost of chassis, arms, center cvd's, bearings, new body, rod ends, etc. Better off with a new kit.
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Old 02-01-2010, 08:25 AM   #9
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When the RC8B came out I thought about getting it but in the end just ended up updating my RC8 to B specs. With the ebay chop shops and Amain discounts for parts, I ended up spending about $200 less than buying a new kit.

Granted, my chassis has wear and so does my drivetrain but honestly what difference does it make? If your chassis is tweaked, sure new is better but if it's only scratches and dimples from droop screws who cares? And the RC8 drivetrain is bullet proof. Coming from the TTR ST-1 I stocked up on diff internals and ring/pinions but I've NEVER changed them on the RC8. The originals show no signs or wear and mesh perfectly. My CVD's aren't perfectly straight but if I wanted to I have the replacements; and even on a new kit, one bad crash, ond bad landing and they'll get that same slight out of round anyway.

If I had money to burn, I'd buy new all the time. Since I don't, I upgrade and replace as needed.
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i get one at the start of the new year...after i freshen up the old one i sell it cheap to try and get some more people interested......
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You're a good dude helping to get others involved. I've got old vehicles I'll let people try out, but can't stomach spending $600 and only recouping $200 on a sale.
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