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Old 08-30-2012, 11:31 PM   #16
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sworkz?? durable?
Obsessed with Sworkz??

I said Mugen.
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Old 08-30-2012, 11:35 PM   #17
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I'd have an Sworkz.. Meant to be very close to a Mugen.. Both sides seem pretty cagey though as to whether parts will interchange..

I'd get the Mugen, Sworkz, or X-ray.. Everybody's all talking about how great it is to build an X-ray - quality, durability, etc...
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hmm i guess we could throw in every kits we know. I would decide on which kit i get the best track side support in parts and setup help
^^^ This +1. You could throw any conceivable pro kit on the market into the mix along with the one's you have mentioned. In these days of online shopping as well, you don't have to wait months to get an essential part for any of the pro-spec buggys out there either (of course, depending on where you're located)...

I say go with what you like the look of, they are all capable buggies in the right hands, and like any kit, regardless of manufacturer, you just have to play with the set-up to get it working the way you want. And if you crash something hard enough or awkwardly, you'll probably break something regardless of the make, its the nature of the hobby (as a mate did on an XB9 rear lower suspension arm)
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Like Mr. Bat said those are all great cars. Personally I would get a mugen, xray or the kyosho in that order.

why you ask.

Mugen-easy inexpensive parts on e bay and it's durable and easy to set up. Lasts forever. Super stable.

Xray- sweet cars. I had two 808's they were awesome, but the parts are usually full retail and it sucks. But the cars are caddies. Sweet rides you fall in love with. Have not had the xb9.

Kyosho- they just run fast in the turns. The years of tweaking by Kanai really show on the track. i race against them and they sneak through the turns quickly. Dumb stuff wears out on Kyosho from my experience, have not had an mp9, but I had the original inferno, the 7.5 and the 777. i don't like used cars very much. If you want the kyosho pony up and get the good one new.
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Xray- sweet cars. I had two 808's they were awesome, but the parts are usually full retail and it sucks. But the cars are caddies. Sweet rides you fall in love with. Have not had the xb9.
My Xb9 makes my 808 look like a turd. As soon as the Xb9E comes out I'm selling my backup 808 and using my better 808 as my practice buggy.

The cars are similar, but the details make a huge difference. The XB9 is more adjustable with way better suspension geometry. And the y went back to super durable normal Xb8/Mugen/Kyosho style center CVD's. No more pinion bearing problems.
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Old 08-31-2012, 05:08 AM   #21
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XRAY XB9

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Old 08-31-2012, 05:51 AM   #22
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Shouln't you base your decision on driving styles? I'm in the process of changing myself. I've been told I push my cars hard and I should go with the MBX6R. I've tried the RC8b and could never figure out the right set up for me. I could drive the 2.0 cleaner but I still pushed it. I'm not to worried about what the LHS carries because people at the track well help me in a pinch. And plus if I was going that route I'd be rocking a Traxxas. And I know these 2 are not on your list. Guess I'm looking for pointers myself.
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no kyosho?
Well you listed a used kyosho. If I had the money I would get the kyosho so I can say I have a kyosho. lol

I'm still a rookie...I had a losi 8ight and it was easy to drive but wasn't dialed...I ran a buddys 8ight that was dialed and it was a beast! So I think any car would win races.

Just pick one and have fun
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Well you listed a used kyosho. If I had the money I would get the kyosho so I can say I have a kyosho. lol

I'm still a rookie...I had a losi 8ight and it was easy to drive but wasn't dialed...I ran a buddys 8ight that was dialed and it was a beast! So I think any car would win races.

Just pick one and have fun
Yeah, thats correct.

I would buy based on driving style and parts availability.
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sworkz?? durable?
Nope...
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Have the bearings/ transmission problems been solved on the XB9? I had two 808 and loved them both but got many troubles with the diff bearings

Can't wait for the XB9E, this one will be sweet
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Have the bearings/ transmission problems been solved on the XB9? I had two 808 and loved them both but got many troubles with the diff bearings

Can't wait for the XB9E, this one will be sweet
Xb9 has olde school Xb8/Mugen/Hotbodies/Kyosho/Odonnell pinions, CVD's, and pinion bearings. Regular olde 16x5 IIRC.

So yes, the pinion bearing problems are gone. The cutting edge CVD inside the pinion setup the 808 had, is gone.

I think it still took me two trys to get the diffs shimmed perfectly. No shims, or just one shim on the left or right of the diff to hold the ring gear in or out. Just one shim only. No shims on the pinion.

I haven't had any 808 bearing problems in a while. Once the gears wear in and you get your shimming down perfect, problem goes away.

Expect the Xb9 gears to be a little noisey for the first 500cc or so.
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Mugen or X-ray.

Best parts availability and 2nd hand availability Mugen.
It's solid.

Also tried and tested, so setting it up is a breeze - everyone will know how.
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Xb9 is a solid choice, if you go with this buggy feel free to pm me with any setup help questions you have.
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