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Old 07-12-2006, 11:48 PM   #1
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Default getting an ofna 9.5 soon what to look out for

im buying a used ofna buggy from the owner of my local hobby shop, its been well maintained and is in very good shape.. but ive never owned a nitro car before, what kind of things do i need to know about these cars? what kind of maintenance do they need? any info is needed. thanks


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dont get the 9.5 its too old. not really race worthy buggy. and rare to get any parts for it.
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It is currently being sold by OFNA as the Ravager. It is a very solid albeit heavy buggy and a great learner's ride. Parts are more available than Mugen, XRay and other exotic buggies. (I have a 9.5 Pro and a Kyosho MP777 SP2 and when the engine in my 777 died I raced my old 9.5 with a Pico Race in it and TQ'd. The funny thing was that on that bumpy track the heavier buggy ran smoother.)
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What do you think a Jammin is? It's a 9.5 Pro with some modifications...mainly suspension geometry. The 9.5 Pro is very unrated IMHO.

The 9.5 Pro is very capable of winning. The driver is x-factor.
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i wont be racing, its my first nitro car and my first, non-crawer, r/c car in about 6yrs... i just want something fast thats fun to play with... yeah maybe after a while i might try racing but for now im just havin fun.
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The car is very durable and stable in the rough. Why not just ask the guy your purchasing it from to tell you what all to watch out for and what parts may wear out.
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check out my 9.5 in the for sale section...its as rock solid as they get.
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i havent asked him yet because i only see him on saturdays and i was bored so i figured i'd ask here...
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What do you think a Jammin is? It's a 9.5 Pro with some modifications...mainly suspension geometry. The 9.5 Pro is very unrated IMHO.

The 9.5 Pro is very capable of winning. The driver is x-factor.
sorry you are WRONG on this.

the jammin is NOT a 9.5 with mods.

its 100% different vehicle altogether.

anyway, get the 9.5 if all you wanna do is bash, but just make sure you can get parts for it. which i highly doubt you can. it was hard enough to get parts 2 years ago. let alone now, when the buggy has been discontinued for 2 years.
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sorry you are WRONG on this.

the jammin is NOT a 9.5 with mods.

its 100% different vehicle altogether.

anyway, get the 9.5 if all you wanna do is bash, but just make sure you can get parts for it. which i highly doubt you can. it was hard enough to get parts 2 years ago. let alone now, when the buggy has been discontinued for 2 years.
The Jammin is a progression from the 9.5.

Parts are still available. Have you checked towerhobbies.com or ebay!?
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As ArCee has already stated the 9.5 is MORE than any bashing buggy.. very underated IMHO. I won a 2 track points series with one.

You can get parts for it as it IS being sold as the Ravager and Violator.

Berkky....might want to get your facts straight.
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