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Old 08-22-2011, 10:15 PM   #1
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hey peeps,
i currently own a losi 8t 2.0 truggy and love it. i think i would like to try buggies now but i need some help making up my mind.

i have narrowed it down to:
1) losi 8 2.0 eu
2) xray xb808 '11
3) serpent s811

obviously the losi would be nice for familiarity and interchangability of parts, but budget is not a problem and i wouldn't mind trying something new.

any advice from people that have owned these? thanks.
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hey peeps,
i currently own a losi 8t 2.0 truggy and love it. i think i would like to try buggies now but i need some help making up my mind.

i have narrowed it down to:
1) losi 8 2.0 eu
2) xray xb808 '11
3) serpent s811

obviously the losi would be nice for familiarity and interchangability of parts, but budget is not a problem and i wouldn't mind trying something new.

any advice from people that have owned these? thanks.
I think you answered you question
A. You love the 8t 2.0 why not the B
B. Make sense for familiarity and interchangability
In your situation makes sense to go losi......
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Old 08-23-2011, 03:00 AM   #3
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I have raced the 808 since the end of 2008 and currently race the 2011 spec buggy and during that whole time I have only slightly bent a front shock shaft from crashes never any arms or drive shafts the only spares I carry are from upgrades and I know first hand that the 2011 808 is virtually bulletproof cheers
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Old 08-23-2011, 05:10 AM   #4
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hey peeps,
i currently own a losi 8t 2.0 truggy and love it. i think i would like to try buggies now but i need some help making up my mind.

i have narrowed it down to:
1) losi 8 2.0 eu
2) xray xb808 '11
3) serpent s811

obviously the losi would be nice for familiarity and interchangability of parts, but budget is not a problem and i wouldn't mind trying something new.

any advice from people that have owned these? thanks.
I would suggest losiB just bcoz u r currently running the T.Just so much easier to work on one same brand car.Most of the parts r the same so u dont have to stock different parts and get confuse.U know what is the problem with the car and know what exactly which area that u have to pay more attention.I run losi last season and thought might try something different this year so i bought an Xray808 2011 but i dont like it!Not bcoz the car is bad but im kinda hate have to learn everything all over again.Im so comfortable working on losi cars.Never had a single dnf so far.So i decide to go back with losi and couldnt b more happier.Ive done so many setup testing last year so this year i can just relax n chill bcoz i already know/understand what i want and what i can get out of this car.Beside there is nothing wrong with losi.
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You'd be very happy with the Agama A8 even tho it's not on your list. Amazing car for sure.
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I had the same situation.

Last week I bought the xray :-)

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hey peeps,
i currently own a losi 8t 2.0 truggy and love it. i think i would like to try buggies now but i need some help making up my mind.

i have narrowed it down to:
1) losi 8 2.0 eu
2) xray xb808 '11
3) serpent s811

obviously the losi would be nice for familiarity and interchangability of parts, but budget is not a problem and i wouldn't mind trying something new.

any advice from people that have owned these? thanks.
All three a quite capable. But if you're looking for a change go the Serpent. Parts on both will be much dearer and harder to find in stock than the Losi, keep that in mind.
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Don't get caught up on the parts thing I was the way stuck with the 8ight buggy for a long time still run their truggy but wasn't happy started trying new kits and wow what a difference. The performance characteristics of a truggy are very forgiving compared to a buggy i would try difference kits if possible.

Serpent buggy is a nice selection I would check out Sworks they just came out with a buggy looks very nice mugen'ish
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