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bre1979 01-25-2011 07:52 PM

Need to settle this truggy thing.
 
Ive read both losi and ae threads and im still at a lost. I'm 90% sure i want a roller or kit since most rtr are plain. I'm just not sure what is the lesser of the 2 evils as far as upkeep, cost of parts, after market support, durability, forgivness of crashing and newbie driving mistakes, overall balance. Leaning towards AE but IDK. Help a fellow rookie out.

Thanx

Ruune 01-25-2011 07:56 PM

honestly man, you cant go wrong with either. Does your local shop stock parts for both? If they've got one over the other, that would be the deciding factor for me. Have you been able to drive either manufacturers' truggies?

fallguy 01-25-2011 07:57 PM

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Originally Posted by bre1979 (Post 8547733)
Ive read both losi and ae threads and im still at a lost. I'm 90% sure i want a roller or kit since most rtr are plain. I'm just not sure what is the lesser of the 2 evils as far as upkeep, cost of parts, after market support, durability, forgivness of crashing and newbie driving mistakes, overall balance. Leaning towards AE but IDK. Help a fellow rookie out.

Thanx



i would say losi.. they are pretty strong and handle nice..

tc5 man 01-25-2011 08:04 PM

if i was you and your looking at ae and want a truggy look at the rc8t champ ed there is a tread for it on the nitro forum on here.

devnull 01-25-2011 08:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Ruune (Post 8547771)
honestly man, you cant go wrong with either. Does your local shop stock parts for both? If they've got one over the other, that would be the deciding factor for me. Have you been able to drive either manufacturers' truggies?

Agree..


I have owned 6 rc8t's and 5 8ight-t's...

They are both fantastic, both have huge strong points and small weaknesses.

Right now I have been on a Losi run so I'd probably go that direction if it were me (but my toilet may flush ccw tomorrow, who knows).

:D

Slimsh8t 01-25-2011 08:10 PM

Hot Bodies - End of story;):nod:

RockStar_199 01-25-2011 08:12 PM

Losi gets sloppy and diffs click and need maintenance regularly

other than that pick one and be happy :nod:

devnull 01-25-2011 08:14 PM

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Originally Posted by RockStar_199 (Post 8547897)
Losi gets sloppy

Disagree...


Losi starts sloppy and gets worse. :D

Frank L 01-25-2011 08:14 PM

IMO the Losi truck is the easiest truck to drive and it's tough as nails. I drove Losi trucks for 3 yrs and they are great trucks. All roller parts fit the rtr but there are many issues that will arise with the Losi rtr quickly. It all boils down to how serious you are about racing for rtr or roller. I recently started driving a Mugen truck 6t and I love it. But the Losi is definatly tougher. Plus the support that will be at the track is greatly increased for the Losi everyone has one and is usually more than willing to help. You just can't go wrong with the losi.

Bigedmond 01-25-2011 08:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Slimsh8t (Post 8547874)
Hot Bodies - End of story;):nod:

Great job answering the guy.

I run the Losi, as i switched to it from the AE in late 2009. I felt the Losi jumped flatter and longer, and had a bit better acceleration. The AE RC8T CE truggy is dialed, requiring few upgrades to be a contender. The Losi on the other hand, does require buying the AL servo Saver and AL rear diff bearing inserts. Everything else is good stock.

token 01-25-2011 08:17 PM

Each one will have there pros and cons. Flip a coin and get one. You will not know if u like it until u get it.

Bigedmond 01-25-2011 08:18 PM

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Originally Posted by RockStar_199 (Post 8547897)
Losi gets sloppy and diffs click and need maintenance regularly

other than that pick one and be happy :nod:

I have had my Losi truggy for over a year and never once had a diff click. Any serious racer should do maintenance regularly to any car no matter what brand it is. You cant hold the design at fault for people not doing proper maintenance, or following instructions when reassembling the car.

Though, the Losi truggy definitely does go through more bearings then the AE truggy. That without a doubt is a fact.

tc5 man 01-25-2011 08:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Bigedmond (Post 8547914)
Great job answering the guy.

I run the Losi, as i switched to it from the AE in late 2009. I felt the Losi jumped flatter and longer, and had a bit better acceleration. The AE RC8T CE truggy is dialed, requiring few upgrades to be a contender. The Losi on the other hand, does require buying the AL servo Saver and AL rear diff bearing inserts. Everything else is good stock.




what upgrades does the rc8t ce need i just heard better steering tie rods ?
i heard the opposite from others they say its a contenter out of the box .

tc5 man 01-25-2011 08:20 PM

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Originally Posted by devnull (Post 8547909)
Disagree...


Losi starts sloppy and gets worse. :D


i agree with you :D

and i did mateniece on my eight-t after every race day.

dragracechief 01-25-2011 08:26 PM

You can't go wrong either way, I have an AE and love it but I'm not going to tell you to get one. You need to decide yourself, dont rely on someone elses opinion. Too many people think brand X is great and brand Y is junk. Look closely at both and which one do you like best, I personally did not care about who ran what at the local track and local support but you may so look into that. Its your decision, don't let someone else make it for you.


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