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Old 01-31-2007, 09:32 PM   #31
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If you want RTR...go either Jammin or Hyper 8. I would go Jammin personally.
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Old 01-31-2007, 09:34 PM   #32
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yeah i think i did suggest that to you at one point or another.... either way. ofna, kyosho, mugen, jammin. all of those are great buggies.
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Old 01-31-2007, 11:02 PM   #33
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http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...1p?&I=OFNC4961


that it?


Anywhere i could get it cheaper?
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your not going to get a new jammin buggy for under $400. those are real nice buggies. they will last a long time though. great quality
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Old 02-01-2007, 08:34 AM   #35
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Now i need to find a way to convince my mom that this $500 jammin one is better than the 240 durotrash at our LHS haha
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"http://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/for/268439089.html


hows the center buggy?"

LOL I acctualy traded that buggy to him it is in nice shape and has some good hopups. this is his rcuniniverse ad
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Old 02-01-2007, 11:52 AM   #37
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Since you are set on a 4wd nitro buggy (assuming 1/8 scale only), make a list of the ones that have interested right now and see what all you need to get for them. List them here and people can give you some opinions.

Assuming you have a LHS that can get stuff from Horizon, I think you would be happy with either a CEN Matrix RTR or a Turmoil RTR. Both look to be good vehicles, though offhand I am not sure how much the Turmoil goes for right now.

From what I have, The CEN Matrix RTR will give you the following:

1. Powerful .26 engine
2. two 144oz metal gear servos for throttle and steering
3. Airtronics MX3 computer 3channel Radio system FM

Most of the RTR from Ofna will come with a simple AM radio and lower torque servos that usually are inadequate for the vehicle. The engine from what I understand work well for what they are.


The Matrix can be had for between $350 - $400 shipped. I got mine new for $320 shipped.

You will of course need support equipment, ofna will provide more of that such as a fuel bottle (or fuel cap adapter) and a glow starter but for me at least I wanted to pick up slightly better ones right away.

Starting out, don't be scared to get a vehicle that isn't the top racer right now if you are bashing and having fun or even doing light racing. The main thing is that you have fun with it, and it performs well for you. If no one ever told you that vehicle A sucks and vehicle B is the world champ, you probably wouldn't notice any really difference in your beginner hands, especially if you are bashing around letting it all hang out.

Give my sig a look if you think you may want more info on the matrix.

Good luck!
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Old 02-01-2007, 01:50 PM   #38
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the udratrax is by all means a decent buggy. but the engine on them blows... ive heard of so many problems on those engines. Cain does have a good point. you dont need the $450 jammin. you will be fine with most buggies from a good company. a good thing to look into is one with an electric start. pull starts will drive you insane.
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Old 02-01-2007, 04:16 PM   #39
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Yeah, but i want a good quality buggy that will last me a long time, and i can just upgrade over time, but not have one that i'll need to completely replace.
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Old 02-01-2007, 04:19 PM   #40
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my LHS had 2 RTR 4wd buggys, a Duritraxx Raze for 240, and an X2 or something for like 280.
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Old 02-01-2007, 04:32 PM   #41
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hey there, wow i have not seen an old optima for a long time, they are a colectors item now.
as far as 1/8th goes get yourself an XT-2, seen this buggy smash head on into a concrete block at full speed and only broke the reciever battery craddle! a $2 part. plus it can be set up for any track without having to spend money on it. hope you find what you are looking for.
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Ya that was definatly old!!!
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the 2 best Ready to Runs my opinion is either the Team Losi 8ight RTR which come's with a really nice radio or the OFNA Jammin X1 RTR best place to get them is http://www.amainhobbies.com/index.php/cPath/1_44_48
the 8ight is just over your budget but its really worth it but the X1 is a really nice buggy two its a toss up between these two IMOH
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Old 02-01-2007, 06:14 PM   #44
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Hello if I was you I would save my money and buy a little bit better rtr like this one.


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one of the best my man..... It is a highly skilled buggy!!
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