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Old 06-23-2011, 11:23 AM   #1
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i just do bashing and looking for a pretty good buggy. RTR would be nice.
I ve done alot of reading.

The cheapest i was gonna get was x1x but i see parts are scarce.

SO next im looking at mbx6, d8, rc8b, odonnell or 810 or 8ight 2.0

NOt sure if the d8 comes in a rtr and if the just sell the hara and not the regular one anymore?
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Old 06-23-2011, 01:59 PM   #2
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Kyosho Inferno Neo Race Spec. Spiral cut gears, comes with a 2.4 system with a failsafe and everything. Not to mention it's not going to break the bank either
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Just drove one a couple of days ago.... Pretty impressive. Managed to keep up with most of the other cars out of the box....

Most buggies from the top brands are pretty close in terms of performance nowadays. It truly comes down to the drivers now.

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That does look to be a big improvement over the old Neo rtr.

what i'd be concerned about is are they still running non hardened metals for the internal and external diff gears, and are the servos going to hack the punishment of 1/8th offroad plus have enough torque and be quick enough.
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That does look to be a big improvement over the old Neo rtr.

what i'd be concerned about is are they still running non hardened metals for the internal and external diff gears, and are the servos going to hack the punishment of 1/8th offroad plus have enough torque and be quick enough.
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Old 06-23-2011, 03:01 PM   #6
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i had a look at the manual online, still only running 2 spider gears in the diffs what would it cost kyosho to add another 3 crosspin and 6 little gears...you would have to run very heavy diff oils.

For the same amount of money your much better off with a good 2nd hand buggy.
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i had a look at the manual online, still only running 2 spider gears in the diffs what would it cost kyosho to add another 3 crosspin and 6 little gears...you would have to run very heavy diff oils.

For the same amount of money your much better off with a good 2nd hand buggy.
does this really matter for bashing?

The kyosho is #400rtr
lx2 and x1x 300$ rtr. but x1x parts are scarce...
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RB One is a brilliant RTR, so good in fact that Dave Crompton is winning races with it in the UK.
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wantboost - Bashing is great fun but there will come a day when you will want to run your buggy on a track. For that purpose, most buggies currently out there (Even those that are based on a 3 to 5 year old design will still serve you well).

Best advice I can give you is to see what others are driving around you and what brand your LHS stocks... I say this purely based on personal experience.

There will be times when your car breaks and if you run a popular car at your track, there is a higher chance of someone having the parts on hand. If not you can just buy it from your LHS.

We have people running Durango's at my track despite no parts support in the country. Once something breaks... its an entire week wait for spare parts to fly in. That's why some of them have a second car just for parts.
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RB One is a brilliant RTR, so good in fact that Dave Crompton is winning races with it in the UK.
dont thing you can get those in the stats bud.
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i just saw a mugen 5r is excellent condition on the sale board yesterday for 150$ with spares.
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if your still thinking about the x1x you can find all the parts here.

http://www.nitrohouse.com/Car-Parts-...ex.html?page=3
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So is the kyosho hyper 7 older than the neo spec u guys mentioned?
what are the common problems or flaws with the x1x like u mentioned for the for the other model? Thanks
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Ive been looking as well and the Kyosho and Mugen are my top 2 right now.
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I've never owned a HotBodies D8 but for a new racer or basher they are perfect. The parts are cheaaap on e bay, and the kit is inexpensive, then you can buy gear you will have longer than the buggy if you really get into it, you wont have to buy all new stuff again.....and you can get good servos and a nice radio..starter box, things you will have for a while.....It saves in the long run to avoid rtr's....I think....
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