I recently got a deal on a MRx3, and stepped into 8th scale after running 200mm and 235mm over the past 6 years. I've always watched the 8th scalers with envy, their power, handling, and speed. An 8th scaler will cost more to run, $37 a set for those huge tires, bodies are almost $30 instead of $20, each run burns 125cc's of fuel instead of 75cc's.
I also wouldn't suggest someone start out with an 8th scale, they are so fast, and you'll learn alot running TC's for awile, then work your way up to the bigger cars. The 8th scale is everthing you've learned about driving a gas car, plus a whole new bunch of styles and tactics.
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