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Old 06-10-2023, 07:23 AM
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I'm eyeing the EB 482.1 or the HB E819RS but it seems like an older model, is HB releasing a new ebuggy soon?
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Originally Posted by digi
I'm eyeing the EB 482.1 or the HB E819RS but it seems like an older model, is HB releasing a new ebuggy soon?
Yes, the new nitro buggy is going to be released first (any day now) with the electric to follow shortly after:
https://hbracing.com/cars/off-road/n...-bodyshell-en/
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Old 06-12-2023, 07:01 AM
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Coming from a serpent SRX8 I really love the Mp10 tki2 I built over the winter. So light on its feet, great through the bumps and landing. I felt the SRX8 was better when the conditions were loose. The track I drive at is much different than last year that could be the difference. But you can see the car setups are very different.
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Old 06-17-2023, 08:34 PM
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Going TLR 8ight XT/E for versatility for my next one.
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Old 06-18-2023, 03:05 PM
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Coming from 6 years with TLR,im super happy with the HB buggy. Its incredible!
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Old 06-19-2023, 03:44 AM
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Have you try a wrc sbx e
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Old 08-09-2023, 12:17 AM
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What about the standard maintenance / spare parts costs between the different brands?

Outdrives
Drive shafts
Spur gears
F/R arms
Bulkheads
Shock towers
Diff drives
Bevel drive pinion/gear
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Old 08-09-2023, 09:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Mario62
What about the standard maintenance / spare parts costs between the different brands?

Outdrives
Drive shafts
Spur gears
F/R arms
Bulkheads
Shock towers
Diff drives
Bevel drive pinion/gear

This is going to be very subjective and conditional based on what kind of discounts drivers can get depending on whether you can get a sponsorship discount, etc.

The only brand that offers a 50% lifetime warranty is TEKNO making them arguably the least expensive brand to maintain for someone who doesn't have a sponsorship deal. I would caution that the main reason I left TEKNO was because of extremely high shipping rates as explained here:
Tekno RC ET410 Thread

I have since picked up a sponsorship through HB making this brand more cost effective for me to maintain.

For the most part all brands are going to be reasonably close in maintenance costs and will be splitting hairs to definitively claim that 1 brand wears the longest.

The most important factor would be local support, pick a brand that has a local team driver who can help provide a good setup for your local track and will have spares in case the on site shop runs out of parts on race day

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Old 08-09-2023, 11:09 AM
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It's is pretty shocking though the price differences in various parts between brands. Even with "team discounts" or memberships some cars are just significantly more expensive.
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Old 08-09-2023, 02:51 PM
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Originally Posted by hanulec
It's is pretty shocking though the price differences in various parts between brands. Even with "team discounts" or memberships some cars are just significantly more expensive.
Is it really though? Kyosho and Mugen parts are made in Japan with the highest labor rates in the world. Xray made in Slovakia, the rest in Taiwan.

Manufacturing costs vary widely by country.
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Old 08-09-2023, 09:22 PM
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Hello RazorRC,

I'm pretty sure that Mugen made their parts in Taiwan since long time ago. Some of the Kyosho parts are made in Taiwan as well.

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Is it really though? Kyosho and Mugen parts are made in Japan with the highest labor rates in the world. Xray made in Slovakia, the rest in Taiwan.

Manufacturing costs vary widely by country.
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What is this, why a moderator has to approve my posting????
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Old 08-10-2023, 01:47 AM
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I have compared some parts between the X..y and the T..LR 2.0 buggy spare parts, to be honest I find the difference quite shocking!
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Old 08-10-2023, 02:55 AM
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I original ran TLR 8ight-X 2.0 and now run the Sparko F8 which is significantly cheaper for the kit and spares. The TLR spares as well as aftermarket accessories are costly. For example the aluminum spindles are 60usd compared to 40usd for the Sparko, TLR carriers are 84.99, compared to 62.40. However the Sparko kit was only 650, compared to 749 I paid for my TLR but then I had to purchase 1.0 universals and Mugen outdrives to run the outside pill positions, and prevent the front universals from popping out. So I spent well over 800+USD to get it proper while my Sparko came with carbon fiber goodies, and aluminum spindles, and carriers stock, and I didn't have to purchase a single thing to make it right. So for me it was a better value, and spares are affordable in my country. On top of that the car is much easier to drive compared to my 2.0 which is a plus as I didn't regress with the purchase. As you never know with a new car regardless of brand what will happen. So for me it was a step forward for both my wallet, and in terms of performance. Also the car is way way easier to work on. The TLR 8ight-X 2.0 is ancient in terms of convenience, and diff access. The rear diff case upper half has the shock towers, wing mount, center brace all connected to it. Access to the rear diff is terrible. The best driver might be driving it, but it's not the best in terms of design. They literally recycled the XT rear end, and it's far from being a current design.
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Old 08-11-2023, 01:53 AM
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For the X..y-23 and the T.R 2.0 I have compiled exactly the same spare parts list of fragile and high wear parts.

2x lower front arms
2x rear arms
2x gear boxes (bulkhead)
4x drive shafts (x..y only sells these in separate parts)
4x outdrives

Result,

Total X..y-23 €429,50
Total T.R 2.0 €199,92

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