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Old 03-05-2010, 07:58 AM   #76
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Well said, Carribbean. It's not the car that makes the driver. Still, it's about preference. Each buggy or truggy has different characteristics, based on the goals of what the engineers and team drivers want. I have (or had) buggies, truggies, and monster trucks from Losi, AE, Cen, HB, and an MBX-6T is on order as of last night. I like different things about each one. Cant even choose a favorite right now, but it's prob the losi buggy. We'll see after the agama and durango buggies arrive stateside.

Anyways, my point is that you should try driving whatever is available, and see what suits YOUR driving style and helps YOU to become a better driver.

I really only have one complaint about AE and Losi...

The rest of the world is on METRIC. Lets get with the program.
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Who lets beginners or newbies drive there buggies or trugs? I dont. I spend way to much time energy money on my stuff to let a beginner F it up. So how can they "try" be for they buy.
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Who lets beginners or newbies drive there buggies or trugs? I dont. I spend way to much time energy money on my stuff to let a beginner F it up. So how can they "try" be for they buy.
If they are a friend I will let them drive them. I just make it clear they pay for anything they break.
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If they are aware of how to brake and are willing to pay for any major part they break, I'll let anyone at the track try my cars.
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If they are a friend I will let them drive them. I just make it clear they pay for anything they break.
Yup, that is what i ment... If you want to get more people into the hobby< then you could let them try out your car in a maybe controlled environment or maybe adjust your radio to give it half throttle... the only way you know what car is best for you is after you own it and get used to it
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The brand hores pimping their own brand are a constant source of entertainment for me,i doubt that 3/4 of the dicks in here would even know the difference between any of the three you listed.

Choose one you like and race the balls off of it, if you do that you will beat most of the peeps mentioned earlier.
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Old 03-06-2010, 07:16 AM   #82
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After takin a year away from offroad i am now making a return for this season, and i am going to race truggy for the first time. I used to run 1/8 buggy and an lst2. In prior years i have always run losi and i have had good results from it. I have narrowed my choice down to the Losi 8ight-t 2.0 and the RC8T factory team. I have been noticing a lot of goes talking about the slop that the losi develops. Ny question is does the associated do the same thing? I am a believer in the idea that any car can win on any given sunday, it comes down to the driver and there ability to setup there car. I just dont want to be buying parts every couple weeks to fix the slop in the losi. Also how do these two stack up durability wise.

Thanks for the help in advance, any opinions on these two cars are appreciated
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You don't fix the slop on the Losi. It makes the car drive incredibly well. I have heard some of the fast guys say that they hate driving a new one, and much prefer it when it has about 2 gallons on it. You'll notice it, as it gets sloppier, the car breaks in and feels faster and faster. Kind of like an engine losing its pinch and making optimal power.

I know, it goes against everything you've learned, but trust me. The car is faster when it's sloppy. Easiest car to drive that I've tried so far. I was running an Xray 808 before switching to Losi. Those cars stay tight forever, but the Losi out-handles it on every surface. Especially once it has developed some slop.
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You don't fix the slop on the Losi. It makes the car drive incredibly well. I have heard some of the fast guys say that they hate driving a new one, and much prefer it when it has about 2 gallons on it. You'll notice it, as it gets sloppier, the car breaks in and feels faster and faster. Kind of like an engine losing its pinch and making optimal power.

I know, it goes against everything you've learned, but trust me. The car is faster when it's sloppy. Easiest car to drive that I've tried so far. I was running an Xray 808 before switching to Losi. Those cars stay tight forever, but the Losi out-handles it on every surface. Especially once it has developed some slop.


+ 1 that is true about the losi eights, my was a handfull intill i had about 1/12 gallons or more of fuel.
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Yup I noticed the same thing. The first few tanks mine was very twitchy and the rear was all over the place, but somewhere during tank 3 or 4 it settled down.
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Yup I noticed the same thing. The first few tanks mine was very twitchy and the rear was all over the place, but somewhere during tank 3 or 4 it settled down.
I am waiting for mine to settle down still. I am 1/2 gallon in so far.
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You don't fix the slop on the Losi. It makes the car drive incredibly well. I have heard some of the fast guys say that they hate driving a new one, and much prefer it when it has about 2 gallons on it. You'll notice it, as it gets sloppier, the car breaks in and feels faster and faster. Kind of like an engine losing its pinch and making optimal power.

I know, it goes against everything you've learned, but trust me. The car is faster when it's sloppy. Easiest car to drive that I've tried so far. I was running an Xray 808 before switching to Losi. Those cars stay tight forever, but the Losi out-handles it on every surface. Especially once it has developed some slop.
+1, I agree to that for off-road racing in general. To tight of a car makes for a twitchy drive ( for my skill level ) .
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ok thanks for the replies guys

Anyone have any opinion on the durability of the rc8t vs the 8ight-t 2.0

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I can't comment on the Associated durability, but the Losi is super tough. I have abused the hell out of mine on the track and broken NOTHING.
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