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Old 08-03-2010, 05:50 AM   #16
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GS Storm, Hands down fastest buggy at eevry track i go to. My GS lapped a field of 2.0's and rc8b's like they were stalled! the craftmanship and qualoty is unsurpassed by anything and at a price that beats the competition. But if your just a basher I wouldnt reccomend it as its sole duty is race only. It comes rtr with a pro mod SH motor that gets better runtimes and power than my old junky os speed!
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A RTR engine better than the World Champ OS SPEED..Trippin

What track do you run at Black? Sounds like to me some ones Sandbaggin on little kids in the Novice Class.

Anywho for a good REAL racer, I would have to go with a D8. But it all depends on what your budget is. For me Losi or Mugen I worth the price. Bit buggy wise by the time you get the D* dialed, you could buy any of the top buggies.


OH GS compared to a Durango - You are trippin. Durango makes one of the highest quality buggies on the market. And I KNOW GS is not on that level......
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I have a D8 and you will have to spend a few more dollars to make it lighter so it jumps better. And thats fine if you like adding upgrades. But you will spend more in the long run than if you just buy something like the new odonnell which will perform to the max out of the box.
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My main choice will probably be the d8 or the mugen.d8 is easy to get but when i hop it up with some necesary parts it will be about the same price as the mugen.Also my lhs carries alot of d8 parts and no mugen parts.But that is not important because i usually buy off amainhobiies anyway.
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Old 08-03-2010, 05:58 AM   #19
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My main choice will probably be the d8 or the mugen.d8 is easy to get but when i hop it up with some necesary parts it will be about the same price as the mugen.Also my lhs carries alot of d8 parts and no mugen parts.But that is not important because i usually buy off amainhobiies anyway.
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I will now go with the mugen if i get a nitro buggy.Is there any areas on the buggy that need attention out of the box,or any tips,does anyone burnout servo's in the mugen?
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Old 08-03-2010, 06:30 AM   #21
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Mugen is good. Parts expensive.
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My main choice will probably be the d8 or the mugen.d8 is easy to get but when i hop it up with some necesary parts it will be about the same price as the mugen.Also my lhs carries alot of d8 parts and no mugen parts.But that is not important because i usually buy off amainhobiies anyway.
The only necasary part on the HB car is the aluminum servo arm. The other option parts are just option parts.
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The only necasary part on the HB car is the aluminum servo arm. The other option parts are just option parts.
That per ALOT of team drivers, say is necessary.
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Arms on the mbx6 are weak. Take a look at the Agama a8 evo and oddonell z01b-sg. Amains has every part out there for the agama and the z01b sg is the second gen(sg) of the z01b. Both are the newest buggies on the market but are out the box great cars. Supposedly the SG is multitudes better than the z01b team option which was a dream to drive. At 429.99 for the A8 and 449.99 for the SG I feel that you can't go wrong with either buggy.
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AGAMA A8 EVO. Price is 450, and no options are needed. Great quality, and well thought out desighn www.agamausa.com
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That per ALOT of team drivers, say is necessary.
The local HB team driver over here has no good reason for runnnig the option and LW parts, he is running them and I plan to add more to my buggys in the future. It's nice to have them and they help out a bit, but out of the box the D8 is is one of the best. The only thing needed and required is the servo horn, all the plastics are strong, require no reaming or wearing in, and last a long time. Theres a ton of local support for HB around here also and thats why I choose to run HB.

Make sure you get a car with a lot of local support.
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Old 08-03-2010, 07:44 AM   #27
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O.K. My 2 cents.

What are you looking for in a buggy?

To race, to bash??

Also, don't be afraid to think for yourself.

Many people tend to listen to what others say just because they have

a buggy and then after spending the money, the end up not liking what

they purchsaed.

That being said.

This is what I purchased and why.

I am working on purchasing a Serpent 811 because I am stepping outside

my norm and getting something to try new.

I owned and have owned Losi products for years.

The reason is because the are easy to work on and getting parts

is not a problem. Knock on wood, I have not really had a problem with my

Losi 8 buggy. I've had it since the day it came out, I have converted it

to electric and it still runs great. I do take care of my cars and I don't run

them on the street to play with. ( I do for testing things like steering, diff

diff action, things like that)

I have had Mugen in my stable for a long time. A little harder getting parts

now since the previous owner of Ace hardware are gone.

A buggy/truggy that I have had no problems out of (Factory parts) at all.

Knock on wood) These products just go and go and go.(Again, no bashing,

straight racing)

Now. If this is your first car, you might want to save some money and

get something you can learn on and then move up. Again, depends upon

how you want to spend your money.

DON'T BE AFRAID TO GET SOMETHING AFFORDABLE.

There are several buggies out there that are inexpensive.

DON'T BE AFRAID TO TRY TO TAKE WHATEVER YOU BUY AND RUN WITH

THE BIG BOYS.

Eventually, you want to run with them anyway, so, go for it.

I have a neighbor who has a grandson who purchased a Raze buggy.

This thing has 20+ gallons on the original motor. He has broken a few arms

running into things. The motor has a 3 year warranty on it so if he blows it

up, he sends it in and gets a new one.

I think he is just about out of warranty come to think of it, but, he has many

several years of enjoyment with the car. (He's 15)

I have seen he run our local track with it and man is he fast.

Of course, his driving skills have exceeded the car and he needs something

better, but, he can hold his own with other drivers.

WHATEVER YOU DO.

The goal in this hobby is to have fun. (Unless you are going for a sponsorship

with a Mfg, then it's fun plus work.

Remember,



Fun Fun Fun.. and whatever you do, keep your racing clean and enjoy..
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The local HB team driver over here has no good reason for runnnig the option and LW parts, he is running them and plan to add more to my buggys in the future. It's nice to have them and they help bit, but out of the box the D8 is is one of the best. The only thing needed and required is the servo horn, all the plastics are strong, require no reaming or wearing in, and last a long time. Theres a ton of local support for HB around here also.

Make sure you get a car with a lot of local support.
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AGAMA A8 EVO. Price is 450, and no options are needed. Great quality, and well thought out desighn www.agamausa.com
how is support? ? ?
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My main choice will probably be the d8 or the mugen.d8 is easy to get but when i hop it up with some necesary parts it will be about the same price as the mugen.Also my lhs carries alot of d8 parts and no mugen parts.But that is not important because i usually buy off amainhobiies anyway.
if you buy a mugen buy a few sets of front arms, they tend to break alot.

also on the "necesary" upgrade parts on the D8, the only one needed is the aluminum servo horn for steering. some of the others are nice to have but not needed. personally i dont like alot of the upgrades. the only thing i did to mine when i had it was aluminum servo horn and i put the long shock ends on the rear and it was dialed. more dialed than with all the other upgrade parts IMO. but buying a D8 and adding the parts gives it so you can spread out your money and you can do it alot cheaper if you search ebay or on here and just take your time. there are alot of deals to be found with HB.

but look at O'donnell, they are nice and top quality. http://www.absolutehobbyz.com/produc...oducts_id=2160

http://www.z01b.com/features-sg.html


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