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Old 11-28-2009, 06:42 PM   #1
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just wanted to say hi and get my first post in. just getting back into the hobby been about 13 years since i owned an r/c . looking to buy a nitro buggy if anyone has input on buggies i'm all ears thanks
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are you planning to race? is so i would go to your local track and see what people are running and what cars the track carries parts for. if you get something nobody else runs you wont be able to find a lot of help setting it up. and if the track don't carry the parts you may need if something breaks they your race day could end before the first heat.
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Old 11-28-2009, 10:10 PM   #3
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First of all WELCOME!! This is a great place to get all your r/c information from. I agree in what you plan on doing with your nitro buggy, either racing or just bashing. Find out what your local hobby shop or track has. This is the best way to get help and have all the available parts at hand.

Once you get an idea of what is available, then I would ask more questions. Then make a decision based on what you learned and what fits you the best financially. I've had buggies and truggies from sportwerks to losi to mugen. i would stick with losi, ae or hotbodies. Mugen are great cars but very expensive. Hope this helps and welcome back!!
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if you want it all in one swoop ..get the losi 8 buggy or truggy rtr ...they are more than capable on the track ..i have helped a buddy (jared52) out for half the year ..he has been competitive even in the rcpro series ...and the 350 losi motor has just been amazing for him all year long ..hard to beat it bang for the buck ..just my .02
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Old 11-29-2009, 03:44 PM   #5
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thanks for the advice guys if you had the funds would you buy used or new i've found some buggies but there (imo) expensive . i hate to spend $500.00 on someones used stuff when i can spend 699.00 for brand new
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There's a lot to be said for buying new, saves a lot of headaches and eliminates a tone of questions. I only buy used if I know the seller, that way I usually don't wind up disappointed.
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There's a lot to be said for buying new, saves a lot of headaches and eliminates a tone of questions. I only buy used if I know the seller, that way I usually don't wind up disappointed.
right on . hate to start with disappointment i think new is my best option. going to order a losi 8ight rtr form my local hobby shop tues. they said i'll be rippin by the weekend
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Welcome to the forum. All good advice here.
Don't forget to consider electric. "It's the Wave of the Future"

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Welcome to the forum. All good advice here.
Don't forget to consider electric. "It's the Wave of the Future"

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i had electric back in the mid 90's, a losi xx-t truck . i watch way to many you-tube videos of nitro cars & trucks . i love the sound
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That sound is why I still have several nitros......I enjoy the difference.
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I also recently started again. about 10 years ago I had both electic and nitro cars. Nitro sounds nice, but that time it was frequently a pain to get it running, it depends on the weather. With my E-Revo now it is easy, just load the batteries, put them in and have fun.
I would also suggest in case you would like to race check the track(s) next to you, watch what they drive and than make your decision. I found one track not too far away and there they drive only electic. Now I am considering to buy already a second car (2wd buggy) that I could from time to time race there as my eRevo is not frequently driven there. Also I believe that brushless electric cars have a very similiar speed as nitro - a big difference compared to 10 years ago
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There's no comparison in electric vs. nitro in the power dept anymore. Nitro can't hold a candle to a brushless 6s lipo setup.

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well i ordered my losi 8ight rtr today i can't wait . thanks for all the advice. i have to try nitro if i don't like it i can always convert my buggy. it will be here friday
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Excellent man, I'm sure you'll have a blast. Those 8ight's are nice rigs.

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