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Old 09-13-2012, 03:16 AM   #1
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which nitro buggy is reliable and at reasonable prices?
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Old 09-13-2012, 04:37 AM   #2
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which nitro buggy is reliable and at reasonable prices?
You're going to get a ton of "this is the best" replies.....

Basically you have to ask yourself two questions.

1. Do I need a top of the line race buggy, or will I mainly be doing club races / little bit of bashing?

2. Is there good parts support from a local hobby shop?

For question # 1, if you want a dedicated race rig, that's durable, and a resonable price, look at anything but Kyosho or X-Ray. Mugen, Losi, AE, Hot Bodies, are all durable, with certain specific weaknesses on each. Kyosho and X-Ray are also very durable, and handle as good or better than the others, but they cost much more.

If you mainly want to race occasionally, a Losi RTR, or the new Duratrax 835B buggy might work for you. Just know that you'll have to upgrade a lot of things (engine, servos, some chassis & suspension parts) if you want to get it to the same level as a dedicated race kit.

For question # 2, if you have a local shop that stocks parts for certain brands, or the majority of the local racers run certain brands, look at those first. It will be much more convenient to have the ability to stop by the local shop for parts, or be able to get help from other racers at the track, versus having to order everything online.

Honestly, all of the major brands are about equal for durability and handling. It all comes down to what you want to do with the vehicle, and how much local support you will have.
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Old 09-13-2012, 09:42 PM   #3
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Honestly, all of the major brands are about equal for durability and handling. It all comes down to what you want to do with the vehicle, and how much local support you will have.
Agreed. Go to a local track and look around first. Talk to people. You will learn lots of things. Most people in this hobby are very friendly, at least for me.
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Hope this helps.
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If you are starting from scratch in nitro 1/8 scale, I would buy the Losi RTR. Every hobby shop in town has parts and you will easily find a Losi driver at any track. Yes, it will require upgrades along the way but not right away. Buy it drive it and upgrade it when something breaks and you become more experienced. Just so you know I am not biased towards Losi, I drive an Xray XB9
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If your looking for a kit hands down the hara d8
Looking rtr then I guess losi just because what comes with it
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