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Old 07-12-2011, 04:06 PM   #1
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So many of you are always asking for advice on what ________(insert buggy/truggy) to buy. It seems that everyone has their favorites; however, it seems that a few things are always evident: Most vehicles are similar in basic design.

When making my decision on what to buy, I consider the simplest of rules: will I have to use aftermarket parts or even another manufacturers parts to make my vehicle competitive (think non-club racing as a non-pro)?

What stands out to me is that there are maybe two manufacturers that require no outside support: Xray and Mugen.

It seems that every other manufacturer requires using a tank from another vehicle here and there (ie Durango), drive shafts (ie Kyosho,JQ) etc...

Thoughts? (please stay to the facts and keep biased opinions out please)
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So many of you are always asking for advice on what ________(insert buggy/truggy) to buy. It seems that everyone has their favorites; however, it seems that a few things are always evident: Most vehicles are similar in basic design.

When making my decision on what to buy, I consider the simplest of rules: will I have to use aftermarket parts or even another manufacturers parts to make my vehicle competitive (think non-club racing as a non-pro)?

What stands out to me is that there are maybe two manufacturers that require no outside support: Xray and Mugen.

It seems that every other manufacturer requires using a tank from another vehicle here and there (ie Durango), drive shafts (ie Kyosho,JQ) etc...

Thoughts? (please stay to the facts and keep biased opinions out please)
Losi is another that doesnt require parts from another car. the thing i like about the losi is its very durable, ive tried mugen,ae, and JQ and i like the mugen the most but i just wont stay together. Also you can find losi stuff everywhere and its easy to work on
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I Take buying a new RC verry seriously and always do plenty of research before I lay down a weeks wages on a new race vehicle.( I dont Bash anymore Only race and practice at the track).
I have a few different RC's from 1/10 2wd trucks to 1/8 truggy and am more than happy with them but I did alot of study before buying both classes.
I have bought some after market hopups for the truggy But only chassie braces everything else on it is from the company who made it.
with the 10th trucks They are completely bone stock because they couldnt get any better they are fantastic just as they are.
But research is a must If your serious about racing and want the best..
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Old 07-12-2011, 04:52 PM   #4
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Caster Racing does not require any aftermarket parts for any of the lineup, however, we have teamed up with Diggity Designs (Michigan company) for carbon fiber exact replacement parts if someone wants.
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Losi is another that doesnt require parts from another car. the thing i like about the losi is its very durable, ive tried mugen,ae, and JQ and i like the mugen the most but i just wont stay together. Also you can find losi stuff everywhere and its easy to work on
Yea Losi for me too!
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Old 07-12-2011, 06:31 PM   #6
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So many of you are always asking for advice on what ________(insert buggy/truggy) to buy. It seems that everyone has their favorites; however, it seems that a few things are always evident: Most vehicles are similar in basic design.

When making my decision on what to buy, I consider the simplest of rules: will I have to use aftermarket parts or even another manufacturers parts to make my vehicle competitive (think non-club racing as a non-pro)?

What stands out to me is that there are maybe two manufacturers that require no outside support: Xray and Mugen.

It seems that every other manufacturer requires using a tank from another vehicle here and there (ie Durango), drive shafts (ie Kyosho,JQ) etc...

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Kyosho, really....have you ever owned one? and the ones that are replacing the driveshafts, still use Kyosho drive shafts......ho sorry i forgot kyosho knows nothing about building a buggy 8 wc latter...
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Old 07-12-2011, 06:47 PM   #7
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i can honestly say i have never had to use any aftermarket parts or other manufacturer parts on any of my 3 st-rr trucks or 2 777 buggys or 3 mp9 chassis buggys

whether or not i chose to for "bling" factor was entirely up to me and not necessary , i have no idea what is really going on with this outdrive BS right now but i am 100% confident that the big K will remedy the issue


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The only thing I used aftermarket on my antique Kyosho MP-6 was MIP big bore black shocks. Which finally broke a shock shaft in the front after 10 years of racing.
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Ok let's simmer down. Kyosho is a great brand. I do own a TKI2 WC car and I do like it. But let's be honest about it's issues. That said, anyone else have a constructive thought on the matter?
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This is not going to end well.
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Old 07-12-2011, 08:05 PM   #11
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This is not going to end well.
Let the chips fall where they may

Those with an intelligent view will make relevant comments. Some what of an intellectuals thread.

Just trying to class it up a bit around here
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I have been down the road with several different buggy's. So far I found the Serpent to be dang near bulletproof and no parts needed from anything. Plenty of hop ups if you want it and the design is sweet. The Losi, Mugen, Durango...etc just didn't work for me. None have been as fast around the track for me or as consistent.
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I'll tell you what I have learned after 13 years running nitro:
There are issues, problems, or annoyances with every vehicle ever made by every company.... Find one you can deal with and makes you happy and fast and just enjoy yourself and your racing buddies.
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I'll tell you what I have learned after 13 years running nitro:
There are issues, problems, or annoyances with every vehicle ever made by every company.... Find one you can deal with and makes you happy and fast and just enjoy yourself and your racing buddies.
+1 Great words the man know what he is talking about.
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Serpent doesnt need aftermarket parts either, might need a few optional parts though but theyre all inhouse.
Its the newer brands that arent tested enough that usually requires parts from other manufacturers, like JQ and Durango. Team Associated needed fueltanks from the D8 but that seems to be resolved now.
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