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Old 03-11-2003, 07:54 PM   #1
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HI IWAS THINKING ABOUT GETTING AN MY FIRST NITRO CAR AND I
WAS THINK ON A 1/8 SCALE BUGGY I WAS WONDERING IS THAT A GOOD CHOICE AND PLZ TELL ME IF THATS A GOOD
CHOICE AND WHICH ONE TO GET
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Old 03-12-2003, 04:57 PM   #2
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Kyosho is supose to be THE BEST but there are some good "copies" that are cheaper Kyosho runs around 650 rolling chassis and the others just to name a Few
Ofna 9.5 and Hyper 7 and the mugen storm or hotbodies lightning r all good alternatives, I'd say get a ofna make sure you get the pillow ball suspension like the hyper 7 pbs or the 9.5 mbx pillow ball suspension is supose to hav better steering to regular buggys but, I cant find many KITS with PBS anyways look into what you want, what ever your choice is its a buggy and its invincable not really but damn near it. otherwise get a t-maxx big fun
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Old 03-13-2003, 10:54 AM   #3
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i think a 1/8 would be ok as a first nitro car

i think .21 engines are easier to tune

and 1/8 buggies are extremely durable

i think if its you first R car a ready to run would be easiest for you

if you can build a kit those are the best cars

ofna has some really nice ready to run buggies

the hyper 7 and 9.5 are both race capable and can be got ready to run

i think you now also have the option to get either with pivot ball suspension

i dont know what advantage it has over the regular front suspension but my buggy the mbx4xr has pivot ball and i like my car alot

the hyper 7 pbs (pivot ball suspension) comes rtr with a starter box i think pretty cool setup in my opinion

as far as buying a kit the kyosho 7.5 kanai 2 seems to be a proven winner and i run a mugen mbx4xr thats what most consider the second best

i love my mbx4xr it has been awesome almost never breaks and runs fast and handles good soon though the new mbx5 will be out and my xr will most likely get replaced
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WHAT ABOUT THE ULTRA MBX PRO IS THAT A GOOD CHOICE
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that would be fine

its not really a racing buggy though

more of a backyard basher
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Old 03-13-2003, 08:28 PM   #6
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THATS JUST WHAT I WANT
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WHAT OFNA ONE IS GOOD FOR RACING THATS UNDER 400 BUCKS
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the hyper 7 and 9.5 are ofnas racing buggies

i dont know how much they cost

but youve heard you get what you pay for right

i first bought a storm rtr to try to get into 1/8 cheap

i ended up selling it and getting mbx4xr cost me twice as much as if i had bought right stuff the first time
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Anybody know the baseline settings for the gs- .21 B01 engine?
I heard a general rule for all nitro engines is 4 turns out on hi-speed and 1 turn out on low speed needle.

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best to start really rich and lean out

1 turn out on low is way too lean on most engines

try 3 or 4 turns out

i would turn needles out as far as i could and still get it running and lean out afterward
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Thanks Jason102276,
I set the carb for 3.5 turns on low and the high speed screw flush with the "barrel" it sits in. A friend got an e-mail from GS, and that is what they said was a good rich ballpark, won't be able to tune her till this weekend.

Now another question, same car, GS Storm. Tried to remove clutch bell, to check my clutch shoes, by removing screw at end of bell, and it won't budge. The bell, not the screw. I am afraid to pry on it, in fear of damaging the crank or bell. Ideas? I bought this buggy used, and the teeth show wear. I'd like to change it out and possibly the shoes. Ideas on different brands of stuff would be appreciated. I club race on a really tight track. We've got a short video on our website. www.rcccw.com

Thanks!!
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one or both of the bearings are stuck on the shaft

this is pretty common and you will have to pry it off

i see those clutch bearings go bad all the time so i change mine almost every race day
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Default The Best Bet for Off-Road .21 Motors

Hello guys,

Since this thread has been talking about good Buggies to buy, I thought of asking my question here instead of starting a new thread.

What would you Off-Road guys consider the "Best Bet" for an Off-Road .21 Motor. By saying best bet, I mean power wise, durability and parts availability..

Thanks for your time and help..
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i think the top engine choices are

OS vo1b

RB ws7

novarossi or rex p5

the next engine i get will probably be p5
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Quote:
Originally posted by jason102276
i think the top engine choices are

OS vo1b

RB ws7

novarossi or rex p5

the next engine i get will probably be p5
Hi Jason,

What is the difference between the RB WS7 and the
RB C5 1005-B?
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