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Old 09-20-2012, 03:09 PM   #1
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I am deciding which nitro buggy to get before a race thats coming up in 3 weeks in Kansas. I am choosing between the Durango buggy and JQ the car. Any advice on which one to get?
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Old 09-21-2012, 12:51 AM   #2
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I would choose the JQ the Car than
it will be easier to build and set up than the Durango in that short time
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Old 09-21-2012, 03:19 AM   #3
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Choose the car which have best support in your area, in terms of parts and available help from others who drive the same car.

If thats the same for both cars I`ll say you need to try both cars from fellow drivers (most stock setup as possible) and then decide which one suits your driving style best.

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i would also choose jq, the yellow edition goes really nice on track. Also durango is a bit to complicated in its construction...
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Old 09-23-2012, 04:18 AM   #5
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Not on your choices but, Xray XB9 or Kyosho MP9
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Old 09-23-2012, 08:53 AM   #6
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Not on your choices but, Xray XB9 or Kyosho MP9
One of these or MBX6-R.
I don't know why anyone would want either of the JQ or DUrango.
(Yes, I'm prepared for the flaming, like always happens if you say a product is not as good as another product, however I think it's completely fair to say it and the flamers can F-O.)
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MBX6R has my vote!
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Really like my mugen mbx5t. Mugen really makes top notch kits. Pay more up front, but get a car that will last a lot longer.
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forget jq or dingo, mugen kyosho or xray these 3 are the best in quality and performance
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I have the Jq and have experience driving the nitro MP9.... even though it's electric now. Also have had experience driving my cousin's Mbx6.

Both the Kyosho and Mugen are much easier to drive and a lot more forgiving even on a bad set up. I've spent a lot of time setting up my JQ and it still doesn't drive as well as my current (super old) Mp777.

A durango driver here stuck with the brand for as long as he can but have jump shipped to the Xray XB9 after trying out all the other cars. His complaint was that the durango doesn't jump as well as the others.

The JQ is quick but requires a lot more focus and effort from the driver than the kyosho and mugen. If you're in a 40 min main, you'd end up making more mistakes on the JQ... at least I would.

In terms of durability.... I haven't broken anything on the JQ but have bent a shock tower on my MP9. My cousin's mugen has broken a couple of arm and a few local mbx owners have somehow broken the diff casing as well... hope this helps.
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Ok thanks for all the replies, ill look at all the cars listed The track im going to race on is a fast, big jump track thats smooth. Which car would like that more?
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The mugen's do have an issue with arms breaking occasionally. I have broken the arm on my 5t, but it was totally my fault for landing like I did after a 20ft jump. It has held up amazingly for the amount of crashing i do. If you boil the arms you really won't break them. If the rumored mugen 4wd shortcourse does well, i just might have to sell my scte.
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kyosho mugen associated etc...

p.s the kyosho may be more expensive but it comes with upgrades already.
some people just dont understand that they actually save money...
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The way I explain it to people - in terms of why some cars are better than others - is what you need to do to get it running right.

Once again I am speaking of personal experiences and experiences shared by peers. It may not apply to all of us but most of us.

The kyosho, mugen, xray work right out of the box. Assemble it right, put it on the track and you are ready to go. My first outing with my mp9 saw me keep up with the fastest guys on the track, this is with the stock set up.

When I spend $1000+ on a kit, i expect it to be complete and work right. I read early versions of the Tki3 had problems as well but I don't really know much about it.

Now the Jq on the other hand.... even if you read online, it will require the smooth gearing set ($100 on amain) and the new yellow edition fuel tank to get the non-yellow car working in top shape. The yellow car should have all these issues worked out but even then people online are suggesting it is still hard to drive on loose tracks.

Don't get me wrong, I love my JQ. It's fun to drive and I love the story behind it but if I had to drive just one car for the rest of my life then hands down it's the kyosho.

The durango suffers from servos located too near to the engine so you need to buy separate parts to fix that issue. At least that's what the 3 durango drivers on my track told me.
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