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Old 04-14-2011, 11:37 AM   #1
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I'm looking to get into local club racing at my local track and wanted to know if something like the rc8 rtr would be a good choice. I dont want to go all out and get a kit, motor, and electronics all seperate yet. I could go with the losi 8ight 2.0 rtr but was trying to save some more money. I guess theres the losi 810 also.

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I'm looking to get into local club racing at my local track and wanted to know if something like the rc8 rtr would be a good choice. I dont want to go all out and get a kit, motor, and electronics all seperate yet. I could go with the losi 8ight 2.0 rtr but was trying to save some more money. I guess theres the losi 810 also.

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Your best bet would the the Losi RTR. BUT I will tell you, with either one - expect to replace the servo sooner than later. RTRs are not known to have great servos. The Losi 8 has a better radio, starter box so you dont have to deal with roto start and better engine IMO. The radio for me makes the deal.
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Yeah the spektrum is nice. I have it with my lst xxl. but the 8ight 2.0 would be atleast 150$ more than the rc8, although the losi may have more racing option parts.
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Losi. It will be the best $150 you will spend.
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Since you already have a DX3s, sell off the one that comes with the RTR. Then use that money to get some good servos.
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agreed on the losi. just buy it. you wont be upset.
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Get the Losi. You will find that there's nothing cheap about racing 1/8th scale.
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Anytime you are not sure what to buy. Look at two things....

What do others around you have ? Usually there are many reasons for that.
second. What can you get for parts locally ?

It takes alot of cash to get into 1/8th scale racing, But an RTR is a good start. Or maybe buy a used ride from a very close buddy ( I usually prefer to never buy used ).

If you are looking to race on a consistant basis, you can expect your bank account to be about $2000 less to get a ride and support equipment.
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