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Old 02-18-2010, 05:44 PM   #1
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Next season, I'll still race in the buggy class but I also want to start (I mean restart) racing in the truggy class as a filler class.

I'm dealing with the idea of buying a RC8T RTR truggy and keep it stock, just for the fun of racing truggy again.

I'd like to know, how are your race results with a RTR compared with those with kits?
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Old 02-18-2010, 05:54 PM   #2
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I think if you are a good driver you will be fast with anything. At the club level if thats were you are gonna race I say go for it. I just got a Caster ZX1.5R RTR buggy to play and try and race with and my first race I lapped the field with it, stock servos, tires and all. Plus the RC8T RTR is supposed to be really good out of the box anyways.
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my buddy chris bought a losi eight-T 2.0 RTR to race the third round of the Rc pro series north division. he not only TQ'D the Intermediate Truggy class, but he also won the final.

He's now a Caster Team Driver, hopefully he will continue his sucess!
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I bought a losi 2.0 RTR after over a year off my first with it i TQed and got 2nd at a Rc Pro series.
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Old 02-18-2010, 06:41 PM   #5
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with a losi 2.0 rtr you are set. sold off my rc stuff and got rebit by the bug. got into this rtr due to bump box etc. losi 2.0 rtr plus the power of ebay and your well on your way to winning some races
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Next season, I'll still race in the buggy class but I also want to start (I mean restart) racing in the truggy class as a filler class.

I'm dealing with the idea of buying a RC8T RTR truggy and keep it stock, just for the fun of racing truggy again.

I'd like to know, how are your race results with a RTR compared with those with kits?
If your just doing this class for fun you will be fine. The pro .28 doesnt have the best runtimes, (like 5:30 to 6:00 pits). You WILL need a good stearing servo, and put the stocker up at the throttle. Buy a good aluminum clutch because the RTR RS only comes with nylon clutches. The rest should be good for a fillter class.
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my RC8T-FT wasn't rebuilt in time for a meet a few weeks ago so i grabbed my "donor car" (RC8T-RTR) an came 2nd in the final. it was completely stock as a rock except i put my RC8B radio tray and servos in it. ran the .28 roto start engine and everything lol

had nowhere near the run times my Plus4 gets but it was still good enough to get the job done!

but i still wouldn't trade my new RC8T-CE for an RTR

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I have been doing very well with the RTR. Last 3 races I placed 1st (Sportsman), 1st (Sportsman @ different track), and 2nd (Sportsman and expert combined). That was with the RTR motor as well but I just replaced it this week.
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I have seen several of our Z-Car RTR buggys and Truggys race with success.
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I have seen several of our Z-Car RTR buggys and Truggys race with success.
so true i was waiting for ssome one to say that i had my buggy completly rtr and i raced several times and i was competive. now thoe i got a new engine pipe servos ect. go z buggy
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I raced a 8ight-T 2.0 RTR converted to a electric and placed 2nd in the Canadian Nationals 1/8th Electric Open.
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8ight-T 2.0 RTR would be a good bet IMO the only bad thing would be if the mains are long.. the 454 is not the best on gas.
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RTR are fine to get started, club races and sportsman class, but they lack lots at the pro level assuming everything is the same a race roller is much faster than a RTR, now one must take into consideration his/hers skill level, for on I could be driving the most expensive equipment money can buy, $780.00 chassi, $600.00 motor, $400.00 servos, and get my ass royally kicked by Drake with a 25 year old Kyosho Burns.
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my buddy chris bought a losi eight-T 2.0 RTR to race the third round of the Rc pro series north division. he not only TQ'D the Intermediate Truggy class, but he also won the final.

He's now a Caster Team Driver, hopefully he will continue his sucess!
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RTR are fine to get started, club races and sportsman class, but they lack lots at the pro level assuming everything is the same a race roller is much faster than a RTR, now one must take into consideration his/hers skill level, for on I could be driving the most expensive equipment money can buy, $780.00 chassi, $600.00 motor, $400.00 servos, and get my ass royally kicked by Drake with a 25 year old Kyosho Burns.
Losi looks like a pretty good bet. I like my buggy.

I think most everybody gets beat by Drake
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Hara and Savoya might show up......no more Drake
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