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Old 02-07-2010, 09:25 PM   #16
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I had the original rc8 team kit and the buggy was great, the only reason I got read of it was, it was a mission to work on the diffs, but they fixed that now. You mention Novarossi, great engines (I run them) but if you are a AE man the reedy engine is very good too.
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Old 02-07-2010, 09:30 PM   #17
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In 6 months of running oval/ offrad with a t4 i have broke 2 a-arms, i turnbuckle. in 6 months of running the losi i had, well lets just say my wallet didnt stay full..

Back on subject, I can get pretty much about anything around here since im good freinds with the guys at my LHS and i get dicounts on them too but i think once i get my real truck fixed i think im going to look in to a novarossi motor, and a rc8b,xray,mugen,o'donnell


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you must of been punishing that losi, even back when i was racing novice with the 1.0 i wasnt breakin anything
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hot bodies d8 teamed up with a ebmods js full mod will not be disapointed
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I drive an 808, and I absolutely swear by a p5, but those rc8 buggies are slick. Mugen too, and kyosho. Not a fan of losi either, money pits, imo...Hotbodies either....
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I drive an 808, and I absolutely swear by a p5, but those rc8 buggies are slick. Mugen too, and kyosho. Not a fan of losi either, money pits, imo...Hotbodies either....
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Old 02-08-2010, 03:54 AM   #21
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If you want something that EVERYONE has then go with a losi. If you want something that's a little better and not as common and more durable but parts are hard to find get a xray 808......
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the price tag on the xray is what's steering me away from them, other then that they look sick!
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i had this same problem! in the end i just ordered a d8 cause they are solid buggys and than the motor im gonna go with the eb mods .21 or the jl .21 mod clockwork
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is expensive but the car will save you money in the long run. The outdrives are bulletproof along with everything else. I'm not opposed of the other cars, but the extra 100 bucks is nothing compared to replacing parts all the time....I have been racing for 20 years in 1/8th scale and I never had a car that is so durable as far as wear goes. It is over 2 years old and the gears, outdrives and so on are so worth it.. The parts costs more but you really only need to replace cvd pins and a arms, and bearings. Seriously....

On the other hand the rc8 is a great car too.The mugen is amazing on the jumps, and those thre cars are the ones to look into....
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the price tag on the xray is what's steering me away from them, other then that they look sick!
XRay DOES cost a little more... and parts are a little more expensive too. You just don't need as many of them. They sell probably half or less replacement parts compared to most other manufacturers... if you want the absolute BEST quality, get the XRAY.

That being said, there are LOTS of good choices. Mugen, Losi, AE, and the new Tamaiya looks interesting. I'm not a big fan of Kyosho- much more expensive than XRAY for a car that just isn't quite as good.... but don't get me wrong, that's a good car too.

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Alpha F850 (the little cheap red head 5-port one) is winning races, at $199. The S852 is that and more- more bottom AND more top. The Z852 is more peaky, but when it hits the powerband HOLD ON!. (Both of the 852 engines are 5+2 port, and both are $209 suggested retail) New company, but there's a lot of folks buying them... I run the S852 and like it so far.

Werks B5 is great too... at $199 for a powerful 5 port from a proven european company... and the Jammin engine- I forgot the exact designation- maybe JPX21? About $229 I THINK.

Those are the ones I would consider in the $200-$230 range.

Servos: Hitec 7955TG or some of the newer TG ones. I wouldn't buy anything else personally.

Just my opinions... there are lots of good options.
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imo...Hotbodies either....
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what would that prove though
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+1 on the O'donnell buggy, quality is second to none ! A brand new buggy to be released at the end of march. Plus the price is one of the bonus points, parts are cheap. Motor, OS Vspec PRO MOD and never look back, as smooth as a OS speed but with ceramic bearings and double the life time.
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I just put together a buggy and I went with the Losi. I know you don't want one, but it made the most sense to me since I own a Losi Ten-T and Losi is the most popular brand at my track (and I can get any part by the next day.) If you don't want a Losi don't go this route, there are lots of great buggies to choose from.

I went with the Clockwork modified JLR .21 engine.
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i think i will go with the o.s motor, and either the o'donnell, xray, or the associated buggy they are looking the best to me. i like the designs of all 3 and ive been reading alot about all of them, i have a guy i think might sell me later on his crcrc sportsman winning buggy setup. so i may go that route. as of right now its still mainly talk on what im going to do, have bills (truck) to pay for first
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