Originally Posted by tbo713
Saying serpent is king is kinda hard because if you have a race where 12 out of 15 cars are serpent of course it should be on the podium and that's why I picked the team c car but some folks have had success converting a buggy to a gt car
Conversions are a great idea on paper but can be more expensive in the long run not to mention often times folks are converting their used up buggies which can require a significant refresh of parts to "freshen them up". I looked at converting a Serpent 811B to the GT car and it was about $$75-100 less then just getting the full GT kit. Some of the Losi conversions might be cost effective if you are starting out with a solid car vs a well used one.
For simplicity's sake just buy a kit version of the car & you will know where to get parts from vs a conversion that you then have to chase down several companies (hoping they are still in business) as you want different springs, sway bars, or replacement parts.
Its not fair to compare a 1/8 to a GT car, yes kit prices are not that different but overall cost of ownership of the 1/8 will be way more expensive (motor, tires, etc) then a GT car.