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Old 08-16-2011, 05:34 PM   #1
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Default New Off Road Nitro RC- Under $400- Need Suggestions

Hi Im looking to get a new off road truggy or buggy. what are the best ones out there for under $400?
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If I were you I'd save my money for an extra couple of weeks and get the Losi 8T.2 RTR (Truggy)
it comes with basicly everything you need Great radio an reciever a starter box and has great parts support and is easy to bash or race with and has a ton of upgrae parts if you ever choose to race seriously..

Im sure others will be long with more imput so thats My .02.
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You don't get into nitro offroad with only $400, you also need to consider the upkeep as well as the initial cost... If it were me I'd wait a bit longer till you have more money.
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Step number one: Double your wallet size.

Step number two: be prepaired to keep spending out of that double sized wallet.

Step number three: find a local track and tell the guys your new to nitro and need help tuning. they will teach you a ton.
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With that you could get a hyper 7 black or some ofna rtr, or a thundertiger check amain! I think also a losi 810 with 25 off at amain would just fit in (be your best bet). Not the worlds best stuff, but I mean if your just in it for fun, as in driving in the backyard or parks why not ? Upgrade as things go, besides why drop $800 if you end up hating it or doesn't keep your interest. Just a thought
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Old 08-16-2011, 08:20 PM   #6
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is the losi 810 buggy good enough for racing at a local hobby shop?
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Yeah..it's good enough, if your just starting out don't drop a bunch of money on a $$ racer, go with the Losi, learn..save some money and then get a full blown racer..
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I have a Mugen MBX6T truggy for saleand a durango DNX 408 with many extra's. Keep in mind that both are race rollers, no electronics, radio,or motor but if you would like to give me a call at 706-280-7455 i would be more than happy to go over some pricing on some things that I have. I have alot that we could piece together a good racer for you. If you need me just call me. My name is Ryan and am located in North, Ga. I might be able to help you out. I got a sponsor and to get rid of some stuff. I will give you decent pricing aswell. Just a thought man. - Ryan Bevil 706-280-7455 feel free
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Hi Im looking to get a new off road truggy or buggy. what are the best ones out there for under $400?
hahahahahahahaaha under $400 hahahahaha ,,,,, sorry couldnt resist.... Bud this is an expensive hobby. BEST and Under $400 is not possible.
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is the ofna lx2 better then the losi 810?
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Is a very slightly used 8ight 2.0 rtr for $400 better than a 810? I found one, and I am kind of excited to get back into the hobby, again. Also the guy has a 8ight truggy too for the same price, do I want the buggy or the truggy????? What to do!!!!!! Sorry OP, but look around, you'll find a good deal.
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If you looking for just a kit...then that's possible, but not ready to run.
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Take it from me....I just got into the sport and decided to buy an ofna hyper 7 to race at a local track. Yes I took the cheap route and that route isnt so cheap. Here are a list of things I have purchased recently for both maintenace and upkeep:
fuel, grease, diff oils, shock oils, at least $100 or more
minor parts such as a-arms (which ive broken) , cnc steering knuckles (a must for the hyper 7) and bearings: $120
servos (the stock hyper 7 servos are junk plastic toy servos and upgrades are absolutely neccessary if u want to steer after the first wreck) $150
various wheels and tires: $150
m11 radio and reciever (used from rctech, stock was junk) $100
rechargable reciever battery: $30
Glow starter and glow plugs: $60
starter box and battery : $100
transponder for racing: 80 used
various other things : who knows

As you can see the sport can get really expensive really fast. Pace yourself save some money and get something that doesnt need so many initial upgrades to be a durable racer. Now I have a very capable car 500 dollars later but in hindsight it wasnt worth it I should have saved my money and got the losi. I have a friend of mine that got into the sport at the same time as me and had a bigger bankroll and got the losi 2.0 rtr w/ a starter box, glow starter, and various other things for 600 on ebay brand new. Also that came with a dx3s radio which is great for a beginner as it monitors temp. of the motor. But in the time we have been racing not only does his car handle better he hasnt replaced nearly the parts I have or spent nearly the money....

Save, research, and make wise decisions unless ur rich....

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Take it from me....I just got into the sport and decided to buy an ofna hyper 7 to race at a local track. Yes I took the cheap route and that route isnt so cheap. Here are a list of things I have purchased recently for both maintenace and upkeep:
fuel, grease, diff oils, shock oils, at least $100 or more
minor parts such as a-arms (which ive broken) , cnc steering knuckles (a must for the hyper 7) and bearings: $120
servos (the stock hyper 7 servos are junk plastic toy servos and upgrades are absolutely neccessary if u want to steer after the first wreck) $150
various wheels and tires: $150
m11 radio and reciever (used from rctech, stock was junk) $100
rechargable reciever battery: $30
Glow starter and glow plugs: $60
starter box and battery : $100
transponder for racing: 80 used
various other things : who knows

As you can see the sport can get really expensive really fast. Pace yourself save some money and get something that doesnt need so many initial upgrades to be a durable racer. Now I have a very capable car 500 dollars later but in hindsight it wasnt worth it I should have saved my money and got the losi. I have a friend of mine that got into the sport at the same time as me and had a bigger bankroll and got the losi 2.0 rtr w/ a starter box, glow starter, and various other things for 600 on ebay brand new. Also that came with a dx3s radio which is great for a beginner as it monitors temp. of the motor. But in the time we have been racing not only does his car handle better he hasnt replaced nearly the parts I have or spent nearly the money....

Save, research, and make wise decisions unless ur rich....
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Good post, identical to my experience so far. Its hard to get past the excitement of getting something sooner rather than later but the $$$ will catch you in the end.
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