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Old 08-04-2011, 07:02 PM   #31
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whats a serpent? never seen one or heard of one? must be made and sold out of USA??
Quit racing against traxxas guys and you'll figure it out.
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Quit racing against traxxas guys and you'll figure it out.
traxxas makes a 1/8 buggy and truggy now? dam.! i bet hey are tough!!
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traxxas makes a 1/8 buggy and truggy now? dam.! i bet hey are tough!!
Yup, tougher then a losi. Lol
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Yup, tougher then a losi. Lol
might have to check um out!! im just messin with ya, the serpent buggy has not really made its way northeast (michigan) yet, hell we just got cell phones last month...
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Old 08-04-2011, 07:26 PM   #35
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might have to check um out!! im just messin with ya, the serpent buggy has not really made its way northeast (michigan) yet, hell we just got cell phones last month...
They are great cars. I came to serpent via mugen, losi, durango......etc. Good car so far.
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Old 08-04-2011, 07:53 PM   #36
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Kinda like the Serpent chassis?

I think all of todays buggies are super compared to what they use to be.
+1, we used to have the "losi fan club" now we have the "snake fanboys "
just to set you guys alight again, serpent = dragster, expensive, breaks if it hits something, fast in a strait line but doesnt turn all that good

flame away...
p.s serpent fanboys, calm down this hobby isnt like 1:1.
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+1, we used to have the "losi fan club" now we have the "snake fanboys "
just to set you guys alight again, serpent = dragster, expensive, breaks if it hits something, fast in a strait line but doesnt turn all that good

flame away...
p.s serpent fanboys, calm down this hobby isnt like 1:1.
anything can be fast in a straight line, think ill stick with losi, turns on a dime!!!!
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Old 08-04-2011, 07:57 PM   #38
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xray 808 2011 spec with the high downforce body = mclaren F1 just beautiful
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Old 08-04-2011, 08:30 PM   #39
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1 well set up 1/8 scale buggy = 1 supercar based on personal preference

I'm just saying...
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Bit of light hearted fun.
If our beloved 1/8 scale were supercars, what would they be, and why?
I'll start (remember these are all IMO and a bit of fun/tongue in cheek):

Kyosho MP9- Ferrari, it is the benchmark most other cars are measured against and a long racing history/pedigree.
Xray 808/Mugen MBX-6 - Porsche 911, fast and reliable, albeit a bit boring
Hot Bodies D8 - Nissan GTR, cheap and can easily wipe the smile off the exotics
JQ - Lotus Exige - Light weight charger, perhaps a bit rough around the edges
Durango DNX408 - Pagani Zonda - I mean, just look at it.....
AE RC8 - Corvette - A bit porky, but still one hell of a mean machine


Add any others and change the above as well

I'd say your pretty spot on and the addition of the Serpent would be nice. I'd also change the X-Ray from Porsche to something a little more luxurious, but still a bit boring, (Audi A8?)..

Kyosho MP9- Ferrari, it is the benchmark most other cars are measured against and a long racing history/pedigree.
Xray 808 - Audi A8 - A bit of a boring luxury Super Car
Mugen MBX-6 - Porsche 911, fast and reliable, albeit a bit boring
Hot Bodies D8 - Nissan GTR, cheap and can easily wipe the smile off the exotics
JQ - Lotus Exige - Light weight charger, perhaps a bit rough around the edges
Durango DNX408 - Pagani Zonda - I mean, just look at it.....
AE RC8 - Corvette - A bit porky, but still one hell of a mean machine
Serpent 811 - Gumpert Apollo - Finicky but scary fast when set up correctly..
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+1, we used to have the "losi fan club" now we have the "snake fanboys "
just to set you guys alight again, serpent = dragster, expensive, breaks if it hits something, fast in a strait line but doesnt turn all that good

flame away...
p.s serpent fanboys, calm down this hobby isnt like 1:1.


Serpents are tough as nails.... likely the most durable truggy on the market when it comes to hard frontal impacts....
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LOSI....-The simple cadillac xts, luxury and fun to drive yet fast enough to keep up. while staying comfortale doing it!! and beat all others mentioned above in sales

Wrong.

Losi=BMW M series.
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Serpents are tough as nails.... likely the most durable truggy on the market when it comes to hard frontal impacts....
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Wait im confused, in what world does a mustang compete with anything other than in the 1/4 and even then they blow motors faster than they can finish the race. They can't compete with any Ferrari, lambo, Mercedes, Porsche, Lotus, Corvette or anything on a track.

Boss 302, LOL nice try.
Actually, the Boss 302R is quite a competent racer. Still, thats far different from the Boss 302 you'll see on the street. If you have a chance, I would suggest you drive one of the laguna seca 302s. Skid pad numbers are actually comparable to a corvette. You still do get live axle hop in certain situations, and it's because of this I dont consider it a supercar... yet.

That said, the new Z06 and ZR1 are wicked fast, and not so prohibitively expensive that you dont want to push them on the track.
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So what would the CEN Matrix R3 be?
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