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Old 04-05-2006, 03:59 AM   #1
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Im just noe geting into offroad and ill be buying me either a 1/8th buggy or a 10thscale ad2. Now im trying to figure out wich will be the easier to drive of the two i heard 8th scale. Im not sure y that is but im guessing its because there 4wd so i think. The ad2 is a nice little machine but really thats a smaller class around here but being small gives me good practice. Or i can get 8th scale and practice on the track when i want the race with the big boys not sure what to do i know the price diff is big not sure what they will cost give me some info help me make my choice and also recomend me some 8th scalers that will be good i was thinkin of xray.
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One thing to consider is that 1/8 scale has a lot more aluminum etc. where as the ad2 uses graphite

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thats true really didnt think about that to much.. makes more since to have the 8th for durablity.. Anyone know about this new losi 8th scale buggy coming out?
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1/8th will give you a more durable car. They are 4WD and very stable. Cheap if you go the right way.
AD2 runs great but can be a handful. Simply it is 2WD with alot of horsepower and is very light. Very cheap to run if you don't try to stuff too big of a motor in it.
I have raced both.

Go Hyper 8 ($420). Put your own radio in with a $109 OS RG motor. Don't go big! Spend time learning the car in a sportman class. Learn how to drive and setup the car for tire wear and such before you go for more race bred motors.

Sportworks makes a great RTR with a really good motor in it. Good radio to boot.

You will be able to go more places with the 1/8th.
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I agree with Tex.
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thats true really didnt think about that to much.. makes more since to have the 8th for durablity.. Anyone know about this new losi 8th scale buggy coming out?
It is mean't to be mid - late summer if all goes to plan

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Old 04-06-2006, 03:39 PM   #7
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well i bought me a str today kyosho should be a good thing i was going with that or the tq buggy from xray and went to the truck they say tehre easier to drive and more stable. so thats where i went thanks for your guys help..
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