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Old 02-28-2010, 05:49 PM   #1
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Questions?? Is the D8T worth the money??

Hello guys. I'am thinking to get a D8T, just because of the price. I've run alot of Mugen truggy and buggy, and i know that Mugen are top of the line vehicule, but i can't buy another Mugen for the next season, it's too much money for me.

But i'am very anxious about getting the D8T. It's only $350.00, but is this truggy is reliable, is the plastic is good, is the aluminium is solid???

I have a friend of me who have the D8 buggy, and he hate this buggy.

So please, let me know the real thing about the D8T.

I don't like to spend my money to buy scrap

I know, they have a big thread on the D8T, but i don't nead all the infos of this thread, i only want the necessary to make a choice.

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i will only say one thing, i would rather buy a 350 USED Mugen/Losi/Kyosho/Xray Truggy rather than buying a new D8T
no wonder your friend hates the D8 buggy.

i know many will hate me for this, so its only and purely and 110% my personal opinion gathered from what ive seen and heard from High profile HB team drivers.

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I drive a D8 and love it but i do maintance my stuff before i have any issues and for the D8t Tye Tessman just won the Nitro Challange with it and i know alot of people who swicthed to the D8t from losis, mugens so i am sure there good. the only issues i seen with them was the pin coming out but if you read the D8T thread u will find all the info u need.
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Ty Tessman could have won driving a RTR 200 dollars Truggy. dont compare ourselves to the Pros.
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so if you buy a mugen/xray/losi it's only good for one year????

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I run D8 and D8t, both STOCK except on the buggy I installed the WCE dirve shafts. I have raced the truggy 5 times and done very well with it won every race except 1..infact just won today with d8T and took 2nd with D8 buggy...I have had zero issues with both vehicles.

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just like any car you got your lovers and your haters. I had this same problem spend 300 on the buggy or 600 on the losi. I picked the d8 and im happy i did. Ive driven the associated and the d8 both and the d8 imo is hands down better. It rocks. Do it.
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It is based on the D8 platform, plastic suspension arms are a soft plastic and bend over time but are cheap to replace. Like all things you get what you pay for. Saying that you get a lot for your money with the D8T
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Thats funny u say that i mean from your post u said alot of high profile people from HB said bad thing about the D8T wouldnt Tessman be a high profile.
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i will only say one thing, i would rather buy a 350 USED Mugen/Losi/Kyosho/Xray Truggy rather than buying a new D8T
no wonder your friend hates the D8 buggy.

i know many will hate me for this, so its only and purely and 110% my personal opinion gathered from what ive seen and heard from High profile HB team drivers.

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Good idea, probably looking for this
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Thats funny u say that i mean from your post u said alot of high profile people from HB said bad thing about the D8T wouldnt Tessman be a high profile.
dont get me wrong, am not trying to get into an argument, Ty will drive anything on earth. i didnt meet Ty, i met other drivers and i didnt say that they said bad things about the D8 family, they said it needs alot of option parts to strengthen the car/truck not to have issues like shock towers breakage or diffs, pins, couplers problems.

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dont get me wrong, am not trying to get into an argument, Ty will drive anything on earth. i didnt meet Ty, i met other drivers and i didnt say that they said bad things about the D8 family, they said it needs alot of option parts to strengthen the car/truck not to have issues like shock towers breakage or diffs, pins, couplers problems.

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No arguement here neither but i will say this i have run a D8 and my son runs a D8 mine has lighten parts and tekno 112 rear shock tower and his is stock and i have no more problems out of the D8 than i have mugen,losi that i have own alot of people said the D8 had major cvd poblems a little wear yes but nothing like i have heard and no diff problems either the car is really good just dont have the $500 price tag.
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The vehicle is obviously capable of winning races and it sounds like it fits your budget. Cant imagine why anyone would hate it.
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Ty Tessman could have won driving a RTR 200 dollars Truggy. dont compare ourselves to the Pros.
no way,he's good but not that good.It not xray good parts, but your get your moneys worth.
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Good idea, probably looking for this
You know what I just bought one and I am completely satisfied with it. And last week at the Nitro Challenge I spoke to Ty and his dad about the product and they helped me out with a few things. With me it wasn't about the money but having HPI products before and the cs you get from them makes them an even better choice . Go for it you won't be disapointed.


One more thing you can get them from Ultimatehobbies.com in Orange CA, shipped for $299
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