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Old 08-11-2010, 04:58 PM   #1
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What is the best bang for buck starter box out there at the moment? I have a Xray xb8 tq buggy with a RB motor and need a starter box for it. No idea what I'm really looking at spec wise with these.

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The ofna truggy box is the best box there is, especially if you put a lipo in it. You can get a lipo from hobbyking for the price of a gel cell. If you want the cheapest box that will work the ofna chrome top is pretty good but heavy, and even heavier with a gel cell. My advice is buy a used truggy box, yes it works great for buggies too. Don't know why its called a truggy box.
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What is the best bang for buck starter box out there at the moment? I have a Xray xb8 tq buggy with a RB motor and need a starter box for it. No idea what I'm really looking at spec wise with these.

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+1 on the truggy box. Can't speak on the lipo, but with a 12v it has no trouble turning over anything i've thrown at it.
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Hands down, best deal you will find on a new one. I have a OFNA Truggy Box (top of the line dual motors) and this is basically the same box for half the money. Buy a 12v gel cel (thats what i have) or a 3s lipo and you are good to go.

Stormer has them for $50

https://www.ssl-stormerhobbies.com/c...=ns&pn=DYN5650

Links to pics at Dynamite's site:

http://www.dynamiterc.com/Products/D...ProdID=DYN5650
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Another vote for the Big Bad Blue Box. You will not regret buying the ofna truggy box.
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ofna truggy box all the way.................
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Go to A-main and read the reviews for this blue ofna truggy box. That should answer your question. Pay a little more and get a lot more. Thats being smart with your money in my opinion.
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Ofna blue truggy box. IMO it the best money can buy and it will start anything and will last a very long time.
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The Ofna truggy start is hands down the best box I have used. I have had this box for years and the only thing I put in this box besides wheels, is a set of dean connectors . The most common box at our track also.
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How hard is it to change to losi 8 2.0 buggy or truggy on the ofna or dynamite starter boxes? I have a v1 losi starter box and its as easy as just pushing a button and sliding the rear mounts to the long position for my truggy. But its motors aren't quite as powerful as i'd like. Been thinking of putting in a couple 775's in place of the 550's thats in it, but i'm not sure how much modding i'd have to do to get it to work.
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I have used the Ofna truggy box for a couple years, these Dynamite are just as good and cheaper!!!!

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...al-Starter-Box

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Cheers everyone, looks as thought the OFNA blue box is the way to go
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Cheers everyone, looks as thought the OFNA blue box is the way to go
You got that right! Ofna blue Truggy box FTW.
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Hands down, best deal you will find on a new one. I have a OFNA Truggy Box (top of the line dual motors) and this is basically the same box for half the money. Buy a 12v gel cel (thats what i have) or a 3s lipo and you are good to go.

Stormer has them for $50

https://www.ssl-stormerhobbies.com/c...=ns&pn=DYN5650

Links to pics at Dynamite's site:

http://www.dynamiterc.com/Products/D...ProdID=DYN5650
Just bought the last one. Thanks for the tip!
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i like the ofna chrome top. Got a big old motor and its cheap. The only down fall is that it weights like 50 pounds
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