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Old 04-07-2006, 12:08 PM   #1
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Default 1/8th scale buggy slop.

The 1/8th scale buggy market is strong and I've realized just about any good buggy I go with will be very fast. However I am wondering what buggy is going to stay tight and free of slop the longest.
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Kyosho or Mugen both have very good plastic.
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Xray. Hands down. Longest lasting universals and outdrives I've seen on ANY buggy. Plastic is just as strong as any other.

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MBX5 PROSPEC OR XRAY XB8 WOULD BE MY CHOICE
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Xray. Hands down. Longest lasting universals and outdrives I've seen on ANY buggy. Plastic is just as strong as any other.

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My Kyosho would get sloppy quick. I've burned gallons through my XB8 and it's still tight.
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Some slop is good. Slop in the A arms and knuckles can be good. Tight moving parts is a sign of binding.

Just my .02 cents
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Old 04-08-2006, 02:02 PM   #7
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XB8 for sure. has way less slop compared to my Kyosho at 13 gallons.

XB8 is way cheaper to replace the parts that have slop in them aswell. beacause instead of needing the replace the whole aluminum supsension holder you jsut replace the small plastic bushing.
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Parts are designed to move a certain way. When they move a differant way and you toe in fluctuates from -3 to +2 there is a problem. Slop is created because the parts originaly did not mesh well. If the parts mesh well then they should not become all lose and sloppy.
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A little bit of free-moving slop here and there is normal for your buggy. Granted..if things wallow out so badly that your suspension binds, then yeah..it's time to replace stuff, but all of the cars nowadays are made from some pretty good materials.
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