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Old 12-08-2011, 05:24 AM   #1
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hi guys.. i dun race, looking for a truck to have fun/bash around.

this being my 1st nitro truck i need some advice.
i have the following trucks for consideration.

Hpi Trophy 4.6 rtr
Kyosho Inferno ST rtr
HB D8t
Mugen Seiki MBX6T
Xray XT8

i understand they are really quite different, price range and all, but the reason i have them on my list is that i dun really mind a slightly price, as long as they are of good quality. and also i dun really wanna get the impression that 1/8 gas truggy are no fun bcos i skim on the initial cost and get a budget kit..

i dun mind kits as i do enjoy building them, and have to options to convert to electric as well

any advice would be greatly appreciated

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hi guys.. i dun race, looking for a truck to have fun/bash around.

this being my 1st nitro truck i need some advice.
i have the following trucks for consideration.

Hpi Trophy 4.6 rtr
Kyosho Inferno ST rtr
HB D8t
Mugen Seiki MBX6T
Xray XT8

i understand they are really quite different, price range and all, but the reason i have them on my list is that i dun really mind a slightly price, as long as they are of good quality. and also i dun really wanna get the impression that 1/8 gas truggy are no fun bcos i skim on the initial cost and get a budget kit..

i dun mind kits as i do enjoy building them, and have to options to convert to electric as well

any advice would be greatly appreciated

thanx
hotbodies d8t are very tuff and a awesome truggy for both racing and bashing. i used to race one. kyosho i heard are a great truggy too. but never driven one
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Mugen MBX6T. You can convert it to electro buying Mugen ECO Conversion.
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Mugen MBX6T. You can convert it to electro buying Mugen ECO Conversion.
you can pretty much do that to all of them
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Serpent 811-T would also be another GREAT choice
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thanx guys.. for nitro trucks would buying used a good move?
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thanx guys.. for nitro trucks would buying used a good move?
Depends how it looks: is it good looking or os ot ready to be thrown away as trash.
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I just got a Kyosho Inferno Neo ST type 1 today... I tried looking for the HPI Trophy 4.6 and no ones got them. You can get them from models.uk for about 470 shipped but it will come from the UK. This will be my first nitro truck as well... I had an electric Tamiya Big Foot truck 15 years ago.
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For what it's worth because I've never owned a truggy, the mbx-6 truggy breaks alot of front a arms. I see guys at the track lose lots of races due to broken a arms...I think for the truggy class the hot bodies is the ticket. Inexpensive parts, and from what I have seen at the track it looks dialed.
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For what it's worth because I've never owned a truggy, the mbx-6 truggy breaks alot of front a arms. I see guys at the track lose lots of races due to broken a arms...I think for the truggy class the hot bodies is the ticket. Inexpensive parts, and from what I have seen at the track it looks dialed.
i would have to say i like the hotbodiesd8t the stock setup that come with it is planted pretty good in since it a truggy you can jump in a couple of local races if you wanted to and still bash the hell out if you wanted to a monster truck will cost you money to beef up the way you want it to be. I got a monster for my first one and i tell there fun but if you got the ugre at all to to race save someny and buy a truggy your wallet wii thank you. and monter turck racing seem to be dieing out there only like 5 guy here at my locla track and myself that race them and the are hard to drive racing. or we might end up in the sportman class too then some little kid cheap car get killed if he run itno a 14 pound truck. good luck on what you pick.
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Hot Bodies D8T or Associated RC8T are no-brainer great trucks out of the box. Serpent for a bit more money...

All good. Of those three though, the RC8T should have the best worldwide parts support - shops, ebay.com, various international ebays, etc.. There are just a lot more 1/8 Associateds out there than other brands, and lots of the parts interchange.. Associated is also ALWAYs at the top of the heap..

Forgot about the Losi - that should also be on the list.. So make it four greta truggies to choose from...
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The one your local hobby shop supports, easy.
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thanx guys.. just got a MBX6T kit.. hope its not as 'un-durable' as some points out...
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thanx guys.. just got a MBX6T kit.. hope its not as 'un-durable' as some points out...
If I did not drive a TLR, Mugen would be my next choice. They are aggressive, which I like.
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