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If you could build a buggy... 400 max, what would it be?

Old 04-16-2020, 11:21 AM
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Total without tax or shipping... you set out to buy a fun buggy for outside use. You have 400 bucks and need everything but the remote and transmitter. What would it be?

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Losi Rock Rey

https://www.amainhobbies.com/losi-ro...s03026/p845380

Axial Bomber

https://www.amainhobbies.com/axial-r...i90048/p475683
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TLR 22 5.0 DC at Tower Hobbies for $229

https://www.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXKGVH&P=3

Sorry didn't notice the outside use part of you inquiry. Still like the TLR though.

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Buying a 2wd race buggy for “outdoor use”’is probably not a good idea. I took that to be bashing. But that’s just me. 🤔
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Buying a 2wd race buggy for “outdoor use”’is probably not a good idea. I took that to be bashing. But that’s just me. 🤔
Agreed. Hence the edit to my post after the link. Definitely 4wd for outdoors.
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Didn't specify use so, if I were buying now I would get a first gen EB410 while they are still available then add a goolRC 60A system then spend the rest on tires wheels/tires to suit your use.
I recently saw the EB410 on amazon for $287 and the GoolRC systems are about $40. That leaves lots of room for wheels and tires and maybe paint. If you are a basher then ignore all of that.

If bashing, I'd probably try a 3S Arrma Typhon and spend the rest on batteries. Disclaimer: I have never owned an Arrma so this is based on other's reviews.

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this is great gyuys, thank you! keep em coming! I just had to rebuild my daughters Tenacity after she broke the front end off, pretty big fan of Losi ATM... took no time at all.
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Buying a 2wd race buggy for “outdoor use”’is probably not a good idea. I took that to be bashing. But that’s just me. 🤔

nope, not fun at all. the kiddo literally sheared the front end off of her tenacity and it dropped the front axel... donuts for milessssssss and miles....
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having owned a sister vehicle to it, I would give the Kyosho FO-XX a look with tower hobbies discount coupons, its at the high end of your budget, but different and the vehicle I had that was similar, fun.


I'd also get the FO-XX gen 1 tires that are more paddle like if you run in conditions where those could be fun.
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Eb410 v1 $300, cheap Chinese brushless combo, and reasonable inexpensive battery would be under $400, and would let you upgrade into a racing package if you found that fun.

You said tx/Rx, but do you have a lipo charger or batteries?
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Eb410 v1 $300, cheap Chinese brushless combo, and reasonable inexpensive battery would be under $400, and would let you upgrade into a racing package if you found that fun.

You said tx/Rx, but do you have a lipo charger or batteries?
yep, chargers, batteries... i'm good. thanks all for the input!
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Size or scale was not mentioned... so, what about an LcRacing buggy? Or losi Desert buggy? 1/14 scale is just as fun to me as 1/10.

Lc racing buggy:
https://www.rcmart.com/lc-racing-1-14-4wd-mini-brushless-buggy-metal-rtr-emb-1h-00061594

Losi mini db:
https://www.horizonhobby.com/LOS01009T1?KPID=LOS01009T1&CAWELAID=32001198000144 3357&CAGPSPN=pla&CAAGID=103552335521&CATCI=pla-894551997253&gclid=Cj0KCQjwyur0BRDcARIsAEt86IAvAfC uWsz9uWpTkpevm8GA90VRmqvjikZ2_B14yyMwD85kH0DfVQ8aA gtKEALw_wcB

There also other knockoffs of those that are cheaper in price, but same quality. IMO.

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