R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Nitro Off-Road

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-13-2011, 08:49 AM   #16
Tech Regular
 
deeje929's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 479
Default

RESQNU you have mail
__________________
Team orion, Kyosho, OS
deeje929 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2011, 08:51 AM   #17
Tech Master
 
FLHX1550's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Wyoming, MN
Posts: 1,712
Trader Rating: 11 (100%+)
Default

First thing is to figure out what kind of support you have.

The best chassis in the class is hard to race if you can't get parts. Also hard to dial in if you don't have someone to help get you pointed in the right direction.

Make a list of what is most best supported and then make your decisions based on that.
__________________
JConcepts - TKO - RW Mods - B-Fast - MODX Motors & Batteries - Skare OCD Designs
FLHX1550 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2011, 08:57 AM   #18
Tech Fanatic
 
Resqnu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: NC
Posts: 968
Trader Rating: 37 (100%+)
Default

At the track I am going to race at, most run: Mugen, Losi, then RC8b and D8. Maybe a few others. My neighbor that has raced there for 5 years races a Mugen, but previously raced a Losi.

Parts wise, most have to be ordered online. There is some support for the first 3 I mentioned.
__________________
WoodyzArt.com custom painted RC bodies
Resqnu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2011, 09:08 AM   #19
Tech Master
 
shanty140's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 1,279
Trader Rating: 5 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Resqnu View Post
Thanks to all for your input. I am currently looking at a few used: Mugen, Losi, D8, and RC8b. I'm just wanting to spend my $ wisely. I would like to be in a used buggy for $400-$500 that is ready for the track. I guess that is why the RTR kits look good, but don't want to have to start replacing low end parts that will not stand up to weekly racing. Sounds like most are recommending a used buggy, then purchase the needed parts (motor, servos and pipe).

Currently, Out of 10 vehicle mains, I place 7th-10th in a main, to 1st-3rd in B main with my SCT. With my B44 I place middle to end, as the B44 guys are very good (few pro drivers). I race in Greensboro and I have only been racing for 2-3 months. But I love it.
The Losi 8ight 2.0 RTR is awesome right out of the box. It may need new servo's as pretty soon. But after that it's very fast. The motor is pretty solid for a RTR and if you put a turbo head button it turns that motor around and is very good. For the price and what you get you cant find a better option considering it comes with a good remote and solid starter box.
__________________
Race Vehicles:
Mugen MBX6T - Ninja JX.21 with EB Mods Headbutton, O.S. 2060 Pipe, DX3R, Hitec 7955TG Servos on LiPo
HPI Cup Racer - Murfdogg Synergy 17.5, Tekin RS Pro, 2S 40C 4200mah, DX3R, Savx SC-1251MG Servo
shanty140 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2011, 12:11 PM   #20
Tech Master
 
johnny t's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Chicago
Posts: 1,289
Trader Rating: 10 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Resqnu View Post
At the track I am going to race at, most run: Mugen, Losi, then RC8b and D8. Maybe a few others. My neighbor that has raced there for 5 years races a Mugen, but previously raced a Losi.
that pretty much decides things for you. Are you going to be traveling/pitting with this guy? The car you can quickest get setup and to speed has the most advantage; than the car you like or may even be the best, but have to figure out things on your own. you have already tasted the A-main, I assume you will want to get there again, take the path with least resistance.

first pick mugen, second losi.
johnny t is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2011, 06:48 AM   #21
Tech Fanatic
 
Resqnu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: NC
Posts: 968
Trader Rating: 37 (100%+)
Default

Thanks to all that responded. You all have provided great info. I have narrowed it down to 3, but mostly 2, and will purchase this week. I know I have to make the decision, but your input has been very helpful making the decision. Mugen is leading the way due to my neighbor races one.Here are the 3 not in specific order, you guys thoughts?

1. Mugen MBX6 roller(used) very clean with 3 extra diffs and extra assorted parts $200.

2. RC8B roller (FT) Team driver car with a few moods. No parts $200.

3. Losi 8ight 2.0 RTR, but would sell the DX3s as I use KoPropo Helios.

I am looking at a new Novarossi .21 BF or Alpha Red head engine. Looking to stay under $200 for engine.

Your thoughts
__________________
WoodyzArt.com custom painted RC bodies
Resqnu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2011, 07:27 AM   #22
Tech Master
 
pickle311's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 1,650
Trader Rating: 31 (100%+)
Default

The Mugen will be the better of those cars assuming it's in good shape.
The Nova .21 BF is a great motor, especially for someone just starting nitro. Alpha makes a good motor too from what I hear, but I've never tried one. I personally run a .21 BF in my buggy and I really like it, especially for the price.
If you want a faster motor, look at the Werks B5. It's a rocket for $200, though probably too much for buggy. I'd go with the B6 over the B5 but it's a little more.
__________________
Thanks to my sponsors and friends
RC America l Xray l Hudy | Pro-Line |KO Propo | Avid | VP Powermaster
pickle311 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2011, 08:33 AM   #23
Tech Addict
 
losiracer78's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Spring , TX
Posts: 513
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Resqnu View Post
Any recommendations on purchasing a new/used 1/8 scale nitro 4wd buggy. I currently race a Blitz ESE SCT and Team Associated B44 buggy, both electric. I want to try nitro buggy this spring. I know there are many out there to choose from. What would you guys recommend for a nitro newbie to race. I don't want to spend a fortune starting out, but want a good deal for the $. A good driving car with durability is preferred. Thanks for your input.
All the buggys you are looking at are great buggys i personal think that the Mugen buggy is the better of the deals. All of todays buggys are great and can win any race on any given day.
__________________
Screen Names Has Changed To mayhem04
losiracer78 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2011, 08:41 AM   #24
Tech Fanatic
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 864
Trader Rating: 21 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by aussies1129 View Post
just wait this shortly available:
xray 808 2011 model
http://www.teamxray.com/teamxray/new...2f71bb6d036ddf
if no then:
mugen mbx6 m-spec
cheers
Is the weight and stuff posted anywhere?
TopGearRC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2011, 08:46 AM   #25
Tech Elite
 
Rcrenew's Avatar
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 3,008
Trader Rating: 9 (100%+)
Default

Hotbodies D8.....
__________________
RcRenew.com engines, modding and rebuilding
http://www.rcrenew.com/

Triton RC- Ultra high performance racing engines
http://www.tritonrc.com/
Rcrenew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2011, 09:07 AM   #26
Tech Master
 
shanty140's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 1,279
Trader Rating: 5 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Resqnu View Post
Thanks to all that responded. You all have provided great info. I have narrowed it down to 3, but mostly 2, and will purchase this week. I know I have to make the decision, but your input has been very helpful making the decision. Mugen is leading the way due to my neighbor races one.Here are the 3 not in specific order, you guys thoughts?

1. Mugen MBX6 roller(used) very clean with 3 extra diffs and extra assorted parts $200.

2. RC8B roller (FT) Team driver car with a few moods. No parts $200.

3. Losi 8ight 2.0 RTR, but would sell the DX3s as I use KoPropo Helios.

I am looking at a new Novarossi .21 BF or Alpha Red head engine. Looking to stay under $200 for engine.

Your thoughts
Very good choices. For the motor the Nova .21BF is a solid motor. But the motor I would recommend in a Werks B5. and if you can spend an extra $30 then you want to on a motor the Werks B6 is my next choice for that price range. The B6 is a very smooth motor and works very well in a buggy. But the B5 is still a very good motor. And Werks offers great customer service. Many people who are higher ups in Werks look at these forums and are always there to offer support.

If you go with a Novarossi. I recommend talking to Houston on this forum. He is the know all of these motors.

If you go with the Mugen. The chop shops on eBay give you AMAZING deals on parts if your patient. I got a complete diff for $30! All four shocks for $35! And complete radio box for $7! And many many more deals. LOL I could of actually built the vehicle cheaper by buying the parts of eBay that buying a new kit. But like I said you had to be patient. It took a over a month getting these deals. So if your stocking up on spares during the off season this is the way to do it.
__________________
Race Vehicles:
Mugen MBX6T - Ninja JX.21 with EB Mods Headbutton, O.S. 2060 Pipe, DX3R, Hitec 7955TG Servos on LiPo
HPI Cup Racer - Murfdogg Synergy 17.5, Tekin RS Pro, 2S 40C 4200mah, DX3R, Savx SC-1251MG Servo
shanty140 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New Hot Bodies Buggy!!??????? monsteraddict Nitro Off-Road 14489 03-18-2013 01:42 PM
Recomend me a Nitro Buggy/truck D4nny06 Nitro Off-Road 20 06-18-2007 01:11 PM
Help-Need help choosing my 1/8 Nitro Buggy Sharkie Electric Off-Road 6 02-09-2007 04:21 AM
50+ MPH offroad nitro buggy for fun.... MCF Electric Off-Road 11 01-24-2006 10:28 AM



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 10:30 AM.


Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net