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Old 09-12-2010, 02:00 AM   #1
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Not sure if i should go with 2wd or 4wd and im leaning towards 1/8 but not sure of what brand....
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There are lots of great buggies...4wd 1/8th scale Nitro is the class......

Mugen
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"The car" looks sweet...
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There are lots of great buggies...4wd 1/8th scale Nitro is the class......

Mugen
xray
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Kyosho
HB
"The car" looks sweet...
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what he said
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The Losi 8ight 2.0 is a great buggy and worth looking at .
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The Losi 8ight 2.0 is a great buggy and worth looking at .
so is the xray, so is the mugen, so is the d8, so is the cobra.
dont be so biast.
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so is the xray, so is the mugen, so is the d8, so is the cobra.
dont be so biast.


Those were already mentioned ! Not being biased , mentioned a great buggy that wasn`t on the list !
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see what been run at your club or which has the best parts support it will be annoying when you break a small part and no one else can sell you or lend you one.
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see what been run at your club or which has the best parts support it will be annoying when you break a small part and no one else can sell you or lend you one.
yes, the best advice for someone just starting.
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see what been run at your club or which has the best parts support it will be annoying when you break a small part and no one else can sell you or lend you one.
+2, also check your Local Hobby Shop to see what they carry and what they don't.
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In my area I've found that Losi and Associated are the most supported parts wise. Then I've seen some Mugen and Kyosho parts but a lot of the Kyosho stuff is special order. The local shops can get just about anything, but really only keep a generous stock for Losi and Associated. In your area it might be different so keep an eye on the local shops and what they have as far as replacement parts. Also, ask the local shop what's common to break that they see often. You'll be able to get an idea of what spares you should keep on hand as well.

Generally you can buy whatever looks good to you or the brand you like the logo of I'm being serious too, if you like Kyosho's stuff or Mugen or Xray but can't get parts locally, you can always order then online. However do remember that local racers can and will usually offer helping hands if you have the same car they have. They'll offer you advice and things you can try at the track and see what you think yourself. It might not always work on a different model. Something to keep in mind. It's nice to be different and all, but with all the models being so close in specs and quality it's not a big difference IMO between the top brands. I mean, Kyosho won the Worlds but if you drive one it won't automatically make you fast.

Above all I'd say go with what you like and can find parts you might need easily.
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+1 Losi, expecially if you intend to get both a buggy and truggy. Many parts are shared between them and the design is very nice. One of the things i like about the design is its compactness. Alot of other buggys are wider and spread things out more, with losi they pack everything into a fairly tight and narrow space but yet its still easy to work on. If you take a look at a AE, they are fairly wide and theres wasted space between the side mud guards, same goes with mugen. Of course that doesn't always mean better performance but the layout of the losi's is nice and well thought out. Some buggys run the steering servo sideways, to me this seems abit clumsy, although others might disagree. All in all the layout, weight distro, compactness, etc are what sold me on team losi's products.
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check out the NEW INTECH buggy!...looks NICE!
http://www.intechracing.com/products...hp?cid=2&pid=1
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well if you dont have a lhs and your on a budget and want a competive buggy get a hb d8 and most local tracks i know have people who run them .

and i heard from a lot people you only need a alum servo horn for the steering and big bore shocks if needed.
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check out the NEW INTECH buggy!...looks NICE!
http://www.intechracing.com/products...hp?cid=2&pid=1
That is a very nice buggy.. Looks like they've taken the best aspects of about every buggy on the market, and made them work in this one..

But as someone posted earlier the HB D8 is immpossible to beat at it's price point.
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I would also look at the Tamiya 801x. It has great parts quality, its well planted, and it enjoys to be pushed.
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