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Old 01-13-2020, 06:23 PM
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Hello all. Iím coming back into the hobby after 25 years. Iím looking for a list of race/competition level buggy kits and prices. After reading for the the last month Iíve found the below list. Please feel free to add to it. Iíve recently gotten my kids into the hobby with some entry level rc cars and this has rekindled my interests. I now want a kit to build with them for bashing and local racing. Are there any companies Iím missing?

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Old 01-14-2020, 04:36 AM
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Iím an idiot. Yes please include TLR in that list.
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Iím an idiot. Yes please include TLR in that list.
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Originally Posted by Bullc1ty View Post
Iím an idiot. Yes please include TLR in that list.

nope Iím the idiot. I named myself ďtrlĒ Matt instead of tlr Matt lol. Didnít realize the typo now Iím stuck

anyways. My 5.0 was my first race rig and I love it. Iíd recommend. Just go to your local track and see what they run. Seeing that atmosphere will tell you if you just want to bash or if you could see yourself at the track all the time. That will heavily influence your decision
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Bashing and racing the same buggy will be tough, those are essentially opposite activities for the car. Making it good at one will sacrifice the other.
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I have limited experience with modern race-grade but I just bought a used Tekno EB48.3 and I am very impressed with its machine-like build. I have no idea how this compares to the other buggies at the same level. Until this one, I was (and I am still) a Traxxas user because that is what my competition uses (for now).

My other race-grade experience was an RC10 way back before they earned the name "vintage" or "classic".
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Bashing and racing the same buggy will be tough, those are essentially opposite activities for the car. Making it good at one will sacrifice the other.
I know. Itís going to have to be fairly durable. Using that logic Iím leaning towards tekno and HB. Seems like my local track does mostly 2wd buggy races. They have several heats of those and just a few 2wd sct, and a few 4wd racers. I have always been a 4wd guy. So Iím looking mostly at the available truggies and buggies in 1/10 scale trying to make up my mind, and spend as little as possible.
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Yeah, I had a Losi 22 2.0, it was a good car on carpet, dirt and bashing. Parts were getting a bit scarce but I made it work. I'm sure you'll find something, lots of good options out there.
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When people ask this question one of the answers that always comes up is go with a brand of kit your local shop supports and has parts for. There is some truth in this statement.

If you go with a less common brand you will have to stock up on a bunch of spare parts many of which you will never use, and then you will end up breaking the one part you didn't stock up on. Im dealing with this now with my Xray. No parts support in my area at all. Some parts are always out of stock, some I have to buy on eBay, and some I could only find in stock in Australia. Associated and Losi dominate my part on the USA. Save yourself the headache. Plus you'll have the setup support of local drivers.

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