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Old 06-07-2006, 03:30 AM   #1
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I have been contemplating buying an 1/8 scale buggy but have many concerns with doing so.The investment part is not my concern,my main concern is that the shops in my area do not carry many parts for these awsome machines.So my main question is which make is the best for me to buy as far as dependability,online parts availablity,and race worthiness as that is what I will be doing.I am not much of a backyard basher I am strickly into the racing side of things.I have a RC10 GT which I have been somewhat successful with but I long for the size and speed of 1/8 scale.I have been thinking Kyosho but had bad times when I was a kid with a Kyosho Ultima electric.Any thoughts would be helpful and thank you in advance.
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none of my local hobby shops carry any parts for 1/8 either, I order everything (almost) from A main hobbies. They've got a great selection for almost all the top brands- Jammin, Ofna,Mugen, Kyosho...etc.
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You can't go wrong at A-Main hobbies.
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The xb-8 tq and the mbx-5 pro spec are going to be the two most durable and slop free choices. The xb-8 w/ a slight lead over the mugen.
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Customer Service is non-existent these days.

How is service with A-Main and Carolinas RC? One company I cannot stand over the phone, however, their prices are OK. From now on I think I'll skip ordering from them. Won't say any names, but they won't enunciate their words over the phone, un-friendly, etc.
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From personal experience I can say that A-main hobbies has great customer service. Kendall has always responded to my e-mails in a prompt manner and follows through if you have a problem. They are definitely top notch in the industry.
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I've had great luck with A-Main Hobbies as well. As far as durability, I have a Mugen MBX-5 Prospec that's taken several beatings and come back smiling. Parts support at A-Main for the car is excellent as well.
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I have been searching classifieds and found a mayham without a motor but has everything else that came with the RTR.It is used but not to much I might be able to get it for maybe 175$ to 210$ is that a good vehicle or should I stick with say Kyosho or Mugen,Ofna or other?
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The Mayhem is a very great buggy.
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You could also try the jamminx1cr fte I own one and I am racing it in the rc proseries and I must say there is alot of jammins.
Now for parts support A manin hobbies is the best as far as I am concerned
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If I was to purchase this mayhem I would be nervous that in a year I would no longer be able to get parts for this model and I am also concerned that I might not be competetive against say a Kyosho,Mugen,Ofna,Thunder tiger.
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any buggy is competetive, especailly on the club racing level, it more depends on set up and the driver, there are a couple mayhems at my local track, and they run good with them, that being said, if you run the same car as alot of people at your track, they can help you with set up if you get lost, but its not neccesary if you can do set up work your self,

i would go for what you like the most, if you dont really want the mayhem, dont get it, becasue you will end up getting the buggy you liked in the first place, and you'll end up buying twice,
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you maybe should consider a ofna buggy, or a jammin buggy. any ofna, mugen, jammin' or kyosho because they are all great buggies. Nitro house has great customer service...and they do their best to please their customer. Plus, nitro house(right next to ofna) carries all their parts. www.nitrohouse.com is their website
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right now www.rcmart.com is selling the hyper 8 for 329.90 this car has made the a-mains at a lot of big races recently, its a very durable car and every adjustment is include in the box. at that price you can't go wrong.
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