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Old 08-26-2020, 01:22 PM
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Originally Posted by OffRoadJunkie
There were a few Teknos. They just didn't have their top drivers there.
Are there any top Tekno drivers left in Europe since Alex Zanchettin left? I know of a few good drivers in UK and Austria but I wouldn't consider them among the top 20 in Europe.
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Old 08-26-2020, 01:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Furadi
Almost true. What it boils down to is I'm able to set the Tekno up for how I drive. It just has certain features that my old 8ight 4.0 did not have like more mechanical steering and smoother suspension due to the hinge pin bushings.
It's also worth noting that at least in my case the Tekno is easier to tune just because it's so easy to work on. Changing diff oils is now a 15 minute job instead of a an hour or two.

I wasn't bashing on Tekno. I just sold my Losi 8ight 2.0. I'm also thinking of getting a Tekno. I'm juggling between a Tekno, Kyosho, or the Mugen. All nice cars. I like the ride height of the Mugen. It sits a little higher for rougher terrain. There just isn't anywhere to race 1/8 scale around here.
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Old 08-27-2020, 05:36 AM
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I have been running a JQ GE and BE.... yes bring the hate, lol. I have found it very easy to drive and work on coming from 1/10. I don't know everything on setting it up so I get it to a feel that I can drive it easy and decently fast. I can say that the thing is damn near indestructible. Some of the wreaks that I have had, I could have sworn that something was broken and nothing was wrong with it. Almost like it is a tank.
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Old 08-31-2020, 10:35 AM
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Xray cars have been super durable and easy to tune the set-ups with all the available set-up sheets they have.
If you start with one of Paul C set-up sheets the car is super good and only needs fine tuning to your driving style. I'm able to use that same setup at 4 different tracks in my area and only change tires and shock oils and does great. I run mine with a 4s Low Profile pack and is close to the weight of using dual shorties.
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Old 11-10-2022, 10:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Speed Freak RC

Canít wait to get this on the track. Just waiting on a few more things and the rain to stop. Might have to build an Ark next 🙄
man I want the truggy or HB OR AE canít decide!!!!
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Old 11-12-2022, 07:39 AM
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The following was my post from over 2 years ago, and at the time I had decided to buy the EB48 2.0, I raced it for a year but decided to switch over to HB for the following reasons:

https://www.teknoforums.com/threads/...864/post-17986


I couldn't be happier with my HB E819RS which I feel is better suited for my driving style (old man with slower reflexes) don't get me wrong, TEKNO is equally as fast in my hands but HB is more consistent/forgiving where I don't have to react as fast to prevent a traction roll or snap oversteer which I struggled with TEKNO. There are lots of fast TEKNO drivers in my area and they love the platform, but it requires A LOT of upgrades to where I spent more money on upgrades than I spent on the kit! In contrast, HB doesn't require a single performance upgrade out of the box, in fact HB comes with blank pistons, tall wing mount and proper springs in the kit, long term maintenance costs have been less expensive with HB for me as well:

If I was to go back to TEKNO today, I would buy the NB48 2.1 kit and do an electric conversion using the Mugen motor mount (reversed) and AE saddle packs, this chassis is about the same width as HB which would offer the handling characteristics that I need for my driving style, plus the 2.1 has included most of the upgrades that I had to make to the 2.0 electric kit.



Originally Posted by billdelong
In my area, the vast majority of drivers have switched to the TEKNO EB48 2.0


I took a break from 1/8 over the past 18 months, but the 1/10 program is slipping as the majority of folks are jumping over to 1/8 from 1/10 and I may have to get a 1/8 myself where I'm currently having to run my 1/10 mixed with the 1/8 cars which puts me at a huge disadvantage.


I've seen just about every brand of car show up with the following brands I've ordered in popularity based on my personal observation locally:


1) TEKNO

2) XRAY

3) MUGEN

4) AE

5) SWORKz

6) AGAMA

7) SOAR

8) TLR

9) HB


TEKNO rises to the top for many reasons, they offer more tuning options than most other brands, phenomenal team driver support, extremely durable and quick access diffs for all 3 make it one of the fastest/easiest cars to rebuild. They are the only brand who offers a 50% lifetime warranty on parts!


First thing I do when comparing cars is I go through the online manual and I try to see how easy it will be to get into the diffs.


From a performance perspective, the latest release from TEKNO has proved to be VERY competitive as many middle of the pack drivers are now in the mix after switching to TEKNO. Also look at the #1 driver today is a former Kyosho driver who jumped over to TEKNO:

https://www.top25rc.com/nitro-buggy


I'm in the process of slowly buying all my 1/8 electronics and plan to buy a 1/8 kit within the next month or so, I haven't made my final decision, but I am leaning heavily toward TEKNO right now.
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Old 01-01-2023, 12:30 PM
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which brand of these E and nitro rollers are identical de xray mugen HB AE TLR TEKNO
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Old 01-01-2023, 04:38 PM
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Originally Posted by peter.
which brand of these E and nitro rollers are identical de xray mugen HB AE TLR TEKNO

Not sure about other brands but HB uses identical chassis between E and nitro... setups are identical between cars too!

TEKNO definitely uses a different chassis but many team drivers are starting to opt for the TEKNO nitro kit and do electric conversions to get them to be more stable and easy to drive in E drive.
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A really good racer will be within 5% of a Tekno ET48 using a clapped out heavy brushless converted Ofna from 2008. That 5% is huge and only perceptible on a timed lap.

Also setups are not easy to come by and running what everyone else is running helps with that.

Durability because Racers wanna race.

And in the end alot of times it's just to fit in or because everyone else is using something.
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Old 03-05-2023, 07:29 AM
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what is the most solid car rhe AE rc8d4e or TLR 8ight-X/E 2.0
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Old 03-15-2023, 06:13 AM
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Originally Posted by billdelong
Not sure about other brands but HB uses identical chassis between E and nitro... setups are identical between cars too!

TEKNO definitely uses a different chassis but many team drivers are starting to opt for the TEKNO nitro kit and do electric conversions to get them to be more stable and easy to drive in E drive.
How do they do that as I've got a nb 2.1 I want to.comvert to a eb
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Originally Posted by MadMick
How do they do that as I've got a nb 2.1 I want to.comvert to a eb
I have not done the conversion myself, but I would get both manuals side by side and compare part numbers.

Not a complete list, but key parts I would look at:
  • Radio Box
  • Center diff mount/ spur gear
  • Motor Mount
  • Center drive shafts
  • center outdrive pinions into gear boxes
  • 16T pinion with 4268-2000KV motor on 4S
  • Battery tray
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Old 04-22-2023, 07:07 AM
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I've had a Kyosho Inferno Mp7.5 e version and a Mugen Mbx6 eco.

The mugen felt much nicer but was also a race spec car. Compared to the kyosho which was cheaper, I found the kyosho tracked nicer in a straight line but was kinda average in the corners even with the diff update (extra spider gears).

I don't think it matters which 1/8 buggy you choose but what is necessary is ensuring the buggy u choose has quality plastics and the metal pieces like the shock towers and chassis are thick because when you're still learning how to drive well these parts do suffer from consistent hits
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Old 04-22-2023, 01:48 PM
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Normal Competition style and strong car. Then Tekno must be best.
If you want a very strong car.

If you want one TOP level Professional Race Buggy
Then check out what Worlds Champ used last year in TOP 5

If you see like TOP 1 Have Mugen
Top 3 and 4 Also Mugen,
top 2 and 5 kyosho

Then go with a Mugen. I believe you already know this is you are at that high level.

I did know one person before that was at the top many years ago. He did love Kyosho that time, it was maybe the 777 or inferno 7 or 8 maybe , dont remember
then kyosho did new version, and he did shit times , he was fully sponsored by Kyosho, even the Kyosho President / owner , the one before the new boss,
the ex boss did visist him from Japan couple times and was very good support and person, he did not like the new boss , because the new boss did not allow him to race with the old car.

And one other loved the Hobao Hyper 7, also fully sponsored master champion, then they release new version, sadly same thing happen this guy.
He was forced to change brand, because the sponsors did not allow him race with the old car.

The ultimate would be try them all LOL, Losi, Xray, Mugen. Serpent, Kyosho., and couple more.
There is some personal things, Some Love Losi , next guy maybe hate losi and love Mugen how it handles.

This will be more sensitive i believe if you are at the top. Where 1second lap time makes huge difference.

The best buggy i have ever drive at track, and i did have many different brands, all top at that time.
There was one special car MUGEN, goddamn this car did handle well, nice balance, so perfect.
Actually there was so much difference i stop run the other brands that time.
From start it was my friend at the track that time that did buy this brand new competition Mugen, and he say Hey try my new car , it handles so well.
After first lap i was amazed.
I did run 4-5 laps more and i said. HEY DUDE. i will go to Local hobby shop ASAP and buy one self, and start building tonight.
And yes i did.
I did buy that straight away, hurry home, build half the car first evening,
sleep the night, next morning start build again. at lunch time it was ready.
Took my lunch, did the run in with new PICCO motor, same my friend had in his new mugen. One of the best motors that time.
and NEXT morning straight to the track. I was so happy.

If i did live near a track today, i would buy the latest Mugen also Tekno, try both
Tekno you can do both bash and track.
Cars like Mugen is for track only
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I started with Mugen and switched to Tekno.

Both have their advantages and both drive different. Pillow Ball vs C hub.

I like the off power steering in the Tekno so it suits me better. The Mugen you can drive off the corners harder , Both are good but have slightly different handling characteristics.
i never broke anything on both, so Id personally recommend Mugen or Tekno. Def make sure what ever you pick you have the support at the track/hobby shop. With both brands I was always able to hit up a Team or sponsored guy in case I needed a part.
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