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Old 03-23-2012, 07:00 AM   #1
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Hello everybody, I'm looking for a buggy. More specifically I am looking for a Losi buggy, but I can't decide on which one to get. Right now my current choices are the 810 and the Eight 2.0, but I'm having a really hard time deciding. I'm just looking for an RTR setup right now because I work anywhere between 50-70hrs a week, so I don't have the time to build a kit. The reason the 810 is so attractive is because of it's price, mainly. And since it's a tiny bit smaller (and more nimble?). And I really like the Eight 2.0 telemetry and how there are more available hop-ups for it.. but I can't decide. Help?

I'm primarily a basher, but would like the ability to go race some club-level races at my local track if I ever felt the need. Basher wise, the 810 makes sense here, but the lack of hop-ups make me feel like if I ever wanted more speed or agility then I'll have to get a different model RC because at least on nitrohouse the hop-ups list is short.

I was also looking at the HPI D8S, but after some forum searching I've seen that lots of people have had issues with it as far as premature breaking, poor engine performance, etc.

I just want something affordable, that I can mod and build up a little bit. I'm not very concerned about the racing side of things, really. So I'm definitely leaning towards the 810 for this reason... but what can I do to mod it up? Are there any other parts that work with this model? Is it a good basher model?
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I would go with the Eight 2.0. Lots of hop ups and there is more of a chance when you go to a club race and you need something for the car that you don't have someone there will, with the 810 not very likely. Parts are not hard to come by, and a lot of guys out there run this car so set up advise is bountiful.
From what i hear the 810 is a great basher but not track friendly(at least in my area). Just go to your local track that you will run at and see what the other guys are running and what parts are in stock at the local hobby shop.
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Old 03-24-2012, 04:46 AM   #3
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Hello everybody, I'm looking for a buggy. More specifically I am looking for a Losi buggy, but I can't decide on which one to get. Right now my current choices are the 810 and the Eight 2.0, but I'm having a really hard time deciding. I'm just looking for an RTR setup right now because I work anywhere between 50-70hrs a week, so I don't have the time to build a kit. The reason the 810 is so attractive is because of it's price, mainly. And since it's a tiny bit smaller (and more nimble?). And I really like the Eight 2.0 telemetry and how there are more available hop-ups for it.. but I can't decide. Help?

I'm primarily a basher, but would like the ability to go race some club-level races at my local track if I ever felt the need. Basher wise, the 810 makes sense here, but the lack of hop-ups make me feel like if I ever wanted more speed or agility then I'll have to get a different model RC because at least on nitrohouse the hop-ups list is short.

I was also looking at the HPI D8S, but after some forum searching I've seen that lots of people have had issues with it as far as premature breaking, poor engine performance, etc.

I just want something affordable, that I can mod and build up a little bit. I'm not very concerned about the racing side of things, really. So I'm definitely leaning towards the 810 for this reason... but what can I do to mod it up? Are there any other parts that work with this model? Is it a good basher model?
50-70hr a week? Do you still live? I only work 25hr a week. No, I am not lazy
but I make more money than a full timer does.
Anyway why Losi? Asso makes also very good buggies and HPI.
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8ight 2.0 is a great car and what you get for the money is just unbeatable in an RTR.
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8ight 2.0 is a great car and what you get for the money is just unbeatable in an RTR.
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I would say the 8 2.0 also after watching a budy kick but at the track with a box stock rtr 8 2.0.
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Old 03-24-2012, 07:59 AM   #7
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If you're set on a Losi buggy, the Eight 2.0 would be the better choice IMHO over the 810. There are tons of aftermarket products for the platform..just know that with any RTR from any company you may have issues with servos, breakage, etc, so be prepared to replace parts as you go.

..If you're mainly looking to bash or run around, a truggy like the Eight-T 2.0 could be a good choice as well, as truggies are a bit more robust...if you get more into the racing you could upgrade it to the more competitive race roller specs over time.
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Old 03-24-2012, 10:12 AM   #8
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Definitly go for the 8ight 2.0.
As the name implies the 810 is build upon a 10th scale car (truggy/sc mashup) and is not as strong as the purpose build 8th scale racer that is the 8ight buggy.

As a RTR kit the 8ight is second to none.
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Old 03-25-2012, 03:01 PM   #9
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50-70hr a week? Do you still live? I only work 25hr a week. No, I am not lazy
but I make more money than a full timer does.
Anyway why Losi? Asso makes also very good buggies and HPI.
Yeah, I work 12hr days Monday thru Friday, and anywhere from another 6-9hrs on Saturday.
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Alright, so I just ordered the 8ight 2.0 RTR with some blue thread lock, extra pins, a couple Venom 6S 3300mAH NiHM batteries (w/tamiya connector) for the starter box, some extra AR oil, and an aluminum servo arm.. Should be here this week, I hope. I can't wait to break it in and get it on the track.
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why a 6s lipo for the box .. get a 4s .. also for connectors use trx or deans
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With a 6S lipo you will weld the contacts together inside the starter box...way to much voltage. 4S 5000mah is the way to go.
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According to the Losi site, the 6S was the recommended battery.
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I have a 6S in my box with no problems, I also have another box with a 4S in it and it works fine.
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According to the Losi site, the 6S was the recommended battery.
2 6s NIHM battery is recommended by losi. And that's what you got.

Not a 6s lipo.
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