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Looking for a new 1/8 buggy with long spare parts support

Old 05-19-2022, 05:43 AM
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Questions?? Looking for a new 1/8 buggy with long spare parts support

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I want to buy a new 1/8 scale electric buggy for mostly bashing. Currently I'm running my old RC8e. But sooner or later something I can't replace will break..

So I'm looking for a new one that's durable and provides great spare parts support for many years.

I live in Austria, so it'd be great to get parts from somewhere in Europe.

I don't really care if it's a kit or RTR. Also the money shouldn't be an issue as long as it's not like 1k for a kit

I thought about getting a Losi 8ight XE Elite Kit, which is 600 on Amazon Germany. Or an Arrma Typhon 6s RTR which is 550.
Or maybe even a newer AE such as RC8B3.2e kit. I don't like the saddle pack configuration of the actual RC8B4e..

Do you guys have any other suggestions for me?
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Old 05-19-2022, 06:06 AM
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Xray/Kyosho/Tekno/Hobao tend to have a long parts support/easily upgradeable to newer spec AIUI for a fair few years

Arrma is also a decent shout....

Not sure if any of these are easily accessible to you....
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Arrma would be a good choice, I think. They tend to update their cars about once a year, but they don't make changes that break the backwards compatibility. I have a V1 Kraton, and just sold a V1 Typhon, and still have no issues with current parts fitting my older cars.

With that said, any brand can go out of business tomorrow or next year. You just have to take your chances. But with Arrma, even if they stopped selling next week, there is a 6+ year supply of used cars out there for parts...

Only better long term parts support would be to get a Traxxas Slash, then "BackSlash" it (convert to buggy). But then, you still have a Slash. Not terrible, but not a true 1/8 buggy either.

Tekno would be another option. They do support their older kits for a few years after it is superseded, plus Tekno cars are so tough, you may never actually break it, unless you are jumping to the moon or bashing at a skatepark.
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Old 05-20-2022, 05:06 AM
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I know it's not 1/8 but I just ordered a 1/6 Losi SBR 2.0
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Old 05-21-2022, 09:01 AM
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Thx for the suggestions. It seems like there's no great support for Xray, Kyosho, Tekno, Hobao and Traxxas here.
None of the dealers somewhere nearby have any parts or cars in stock.
But all of them have nearly all cars and parts of Arrma.
And one dealer has a great assort of Losi parts.

Looks like I have to decide between Arrma Typhon 6s V5 and Losi 8ight XE Elite kit.
How does Losi support their older models?

And how durable are Arrma rtr cars? Definetely not as durable as my old RC8e or the 8ight XE I guess.
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^ARRMA is ridiculously strong. The servo will die very soon, after a few sessions. Just replace with any aftermarket waterproof servo. That way you can just wash off the whole car.


Losi support from what I read is up to 2 years after end of production.
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Old 05-21-2022, 01:21 PM
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My owned my Typhon for +4 years, and I only broke one plastic part, a front lower arm.
My Kraton is +5 years old (v1), and has broke a few shock rod ends, a chassis brace and one rear arm. Also bent a few shock towers and a chassis. Kraton is my son's, and he tends to drive a bit more wild than I do.
My Outcast, I have had for +2 years, and never broke anything.
I had a Talion for about a year, never broke anything, but bent a shock tower.
Between all my Arrma's and across the +5 or so years I have owned them, I have replaced probably half a dozen diffs. The diffs were designed a 4s racing diffs for Team Durango, and will wear out over time on 6s. The newer Arrma EXB line has stronger diffs, and I plan on swapping them into my cars as I wear out my current diffs. If I was buying a new Arrma, I would want an EXB mostly for the diffs, but also so I could save a few $$ to put into a Castle MMX combo. For the Typhon, there is the TLR Tuned Typhon, with some upgrade parts, but it is actually less durable vs the RTR Typhon (and it uses the same RTR diffs). If long term support is your #1 and Durability is #2, for sure, get the RTR Typhon over the TLRTT.
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Check out serpent srx8e for kit or srx8e rtr.
quick search on ebay.de looks like theres everything available. Serpents are even more popular in eu than here in states and parts support here is excellent.
theres a channel on you tube called many's rcgarage 68, hes from DE and has a review on rtr version.
rtr does use saddle pack tho.
this car is released less then a year ago and I think parts support will be available for many years, just like for its predecessor s811.
I have 4 Serpent cars and can vouch for durability.
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Why don't you check out the sworkz stuff
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This is not my car, I found it on google images. Not looking for one of these, but who can predict the future?


The wheels and tires are talking to me.



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Why don't you check out the sworkz stuff
Sworkz very good. https://rc1-racing.com/

Beach RC also.
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Looks good! Take it out and have fun!
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