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Old 06-08-2012, 07:42 PM   #1
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Default This buggy any good to get started racing?

I got this buggy sitting on the shelf

I know its some sort of OFNA LX but does anybody know which one?

I plan on getting started with this lump, get some skills going and get something better later on. Radio and engine could be swapped to a new kit so that wouldnt really go into the expense of fixing this one up.

I just want to go through it and fix all the broken and worn parts. Its not in terribly bad shape and even if its not a good racer I would still like to have it in my collection.

So my questions are:
Which exact model is it?
Which Ultra LX parts off the newer models will fit it?
Is it good to build up skills at the track?
What are the major faults about it?
Is it just a total waste of time altogether?

BTW I have no problems with the repair skills. Mechanic by trade and savage owner who has totally revamped an XL.
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Old 06-10-2012, 11:06 AM   #2
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It is an Ofna for sure but I don't know what model it is exactly. The buggy seems to be OK but is outdated. Don't spend too much time and money on this buggy if you plan racing.
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Old 06-10-2012, 11:25 AM   #3
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That buggy is OLD. I dont think it would make much of a racer. Honestly those buggies werent even good racers when they were new and now my guess is that one is 10+ years old. I dont even think you will be able to find parts for it anymore.

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Old 06-10-2012, 11:44 AM   #4
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I got this buggy sitting on the shelf

I know its some sort of OFNA LX but does anybody know which one?

I plan on getting started with this lump, get some skills going and get something better later on. Radio and engine could be swapped to a new kit so that wouldnt really go into the expense of fixing this one up.

I just want to go through it and fix all the broken and worn parts. Its not in terribly bad shape and even if its not a good racer I would still like to have it in my collection.

So my questions are:
Which exact model is it?
Which Ultra LX parts off the newer models will fit it?
Is it good to build up skills at the track?
What are the major faults about it?
Is it just a total waste of time altogether?

BTW I have no problems with the repair skills. Mechanic by trade and savage owner who has totally revamped an XL.

I believe It's the ultra lx gt

http://www.ofna.com/ugtlx.html

Some parts will fit off the newer models, I have an lx1 I use a lot of stuff from the comp and lx2. I'm not sure which will fit your model, contact ofna, they have awesome customer service.

As for racing its really old and heavy, I don't race but have read a lot of about their models, I also have a jammin truggy. They are tough as hell. As for racing I'd say try it first, if you enjoy racing check out what's run at your track and get something newer. I'd take some time before getting into the newer buggies, they're so many good ones out there, you need to see what will wrk for you (driving style, parts avail, what's run at your track etc)

Hope this helps!
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Old 06-10-2012, 02:48 PM   #5
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I would run it to start out, invest in a decent engine, Servos and radio system as these can be transferred when you upgrade to a better car.
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If you want to race and be competitive, its not going to cut it. Way outdated. You need at least a HB D8. Also a new engine/pipe etc.
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I had a few of those buggys in the 90s and the guys are right about them not being up to racing the type of tracks we have these days, for a few hundred bucks any 2nd hand modern buggy would be better.
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