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Old 05-25-2006, 10:09 PM   #1
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I want to get a buggy, and have been looking into getting a Ofna, But, they have soo many different ones to choose from, its like 19 different ones ! so, which one should i get ? i will be racing, no bashing and i dont need the very best most exclusive one either, just something to get me started.

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the Mugen or the Jammin or the 777 seem to be realy popular, and do really well in almost all the races I have seen or read about (pro& non-pro), I guess the storm CL-1 is a bad boy as well.
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Mugen MBX5, Kyosho MP777 SP2, Hyper8.. they are all great buggies.
Why don't you make a list of buggies that u have interest in and post it here. Doing so, everybody in here can give their suggestions/recommendations.
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I want to get a buggy, and have been looking into getting a Ofna, But, they have soo many different ones to choose from, its like 19 different ones ! so, which one should i get ? i will be racing, no bashing and i dont need the very best most exclusive one either, just something to get me started.

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First, you need to ask yourself "what style of driving will I be doing?" This will eliminate 90% of the choices out there. Is it going to be practice racing or competitive "Every weekend, hardcore" racing? From your tone...it looks like I would rule out competitive racing. If you do get into practice racing with friends, I would recommend an intermediate level 1/8th scale. Until you figure out what high end buggy you really want. Remember, if you're losing races with a high end buggy, it's 99% most likely not the equipment you're using. Consider "parts availability" from your local hobby shop. Nothing beats a quick drive to repair a broken part. If you're stuck on OFNA, I would recommend the Hyper 7 line. Ebay has tons of these parts everywhere. Stick with the basic model until you get comfortable with intermediate tuning (i.e. clutch, camber, toe). Once you figure that out, you can easily move up to higher end buggy when you see yourself progress.
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The Hyper7 RTR is 409.00 and the Jammin RTR is 449.00. That is a no brainer.
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The Hyper7 RTR is 409.00 and the Jammin RTR is 449.00. That is a no brainer.
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Go Jammin man, wicked buggy for the dollar.
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if you go RTR...you will need servo's...atleast the steering one...jr 650M its got lots of bang for the buck...but i would say jammin also...or ebay an xray...but there are lots of worn out xray's on ebay...be careful...
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i actually like the thunder tiger eb4 for thunder tigers great reliability and their sick ass engines......the kyosho inferno is good (i think) but requires way too much upgrading to get it race worthy.....mate got a 7.5 sports 2nd hand and the clutchbell and clutch had like worn into each other...freakin weird....and the shocks SUCK!....but if u go with the kyosho inferno u can get the 2 speed gearbox from the kyosho inferno GT (the inferno GT is a rally version of the inferno buggy) and get some serioues speed n stuff......thats only good for bashing or unlimited racing tho.....

i guess the ofna buggies are good too.....the jammin looks real nice..
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maybe TT has some good budget engines that make good power...but i have never seen any at my track...its all RB and OS and Sirio...

just wondering what TT makes for engines...it will be time for a new mill soon enough...
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Thanks for your input guys !

As i said, im going with Ofna, i just dont know which one of Ofnas buggys to get, there is 19 different ones on their homepage, and on most of them i dont know what the difference is. The reason im going with Ofna is just because of the parts availability on flea bay.

Now, i have my own radio and servos, i thought id use the ones i have on my Revo, because im going to take a break from it, im just tired of it

As for what im going to use it for, well, i guess you could say " practise " racing, but i am going to compete in races too, not on any advanced or profesional level, but still race

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i would look at either the hyper 8, or the jammin, the rest of ofna's stuff arn't worth looking at really IMO, the hyper 8 is a sweet deal for what you pay too,
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Hype 8 from what I heard is real good but I ended up getting the Jammin X1-CR FTE.Mainly because i already have a CRT.Either way I dont think you can go wrong.Swede-were you up at C-n-C last weekend?I know there was some other Redfrog guys there.How soon you looking at getting a buggy?Are you going new or something like a good used one? If you want new I'd call Stavman @C-n-C he can order hyper 8's and Jammins.He's who ordered mine for me.
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maybe TT has some good budget engines that make good power...but i have never seen any at my track...its all RB and OS and Sirio...

just wondering what TT makes for engines...it will be time for a new mill soon enough...
man ill tell ya......theyre pretty insane.......and i think the new line of engines are coming ported and internally modified from factory.......i ripped apart my pro 21 BX-R to port her up and GUESS WAT ! it was already ported! n im like wwwwwaaattttt ok put it back together lol..i might rip her open again and make the ports abit bigger.....man for 290 bucks AUS around a year ago and its in my savage....hell wheelies everywere...cant control the dam thing lol...

i reken u should get a TT powerplant...give it a try ull see wat im talking bout..
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