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Old 07-19-2003, 07:34 PM   #16
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I would go ahead and get the k2
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wow yet another curveball in my descision haha, I wonder if this new Kyosho will be worth waiting for instead of buying a kit halfway through summer?

Wish there was more info on it


I am, right now, in the same predicament, choosing between the KE2 or just wait for Kyosho's new buggy. I've decided to go ahead and get the KE2 because it's been out for awhile now, and guess what!?!? It's still at the top of the buggy world! Kyosho has done an excellent job with the Kanai editions and I have no clue what they could improve on with their buggies. i hope they dont put a lay down steering servo because I've read somewhere (I forgot, maybe on these forums) that the lay down steering servo is good for ON-road but not that great for off-road. I don't exactly know why but that's what I read.

So, get the Ke2
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Old 07-20-2003, 01:10 PM   #18
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Good decision, Im very happy with mine
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all I can say, is the extra cash better be worth it -for the Kanai- haha
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Old 07-20-2003, 07:22 PM   #20
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I also have a 9.5 pro. To be honest I think my 9.5 and k2 drive just about the same. The k2 may be a little better threw real rough terrian, But I can just about match my lap times with the 9.5 as I can with my k2. Just dont think you have to have a k2 to win.
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How does the durability compare between your two kits? DO you find much of a difference?
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Old 07-21-2003, 07:12 PM   #22
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I think they are pretty close as far as durablity. I havent broke anything on either one yet. The only problem I have had with the ofna is my rear shock eyelet stripped out on me and cost me a good finish in a big race. Im tring to narrow it down between my k2 and 9.5. One has to go. Im sure most of you will think Im crazy if I chose my 9.5 over my k2, but the 9.5 pro is a excellent buggy. You can get the kit and a rex p5 or what ever engine for the price of just a k2 kit. Also the 9.5 comes with a pretty nice exhaust. I got lucky thou I got the k2 in a trade for a mtx3 so I didnt have to pay 725.00 for the kit. If you personally ask me I think that is a ridicolus price but Im not here to knock it, I do think it is a excellent buggy
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Sounds like your Ofna is a good little kit!

haha funny you traded your MTX3 for the Kanai ... I'm going to be selling a whole whack of my on-road stuff to get into off-road (MTX3 is one of the kits). I bought 3 on-road cars, and all of them have hit the track once each. The tracks around here suck, so I was bored and had more fun building the kits than racing around here. Back to off-road, the tracks are much much better around here; besides the fact that off-road is a million times more fun IMHO.

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glow ignitor, fuel bottle, spare arms/dogbones/outdrives/tires and body .. might even throw in my JR radio for good measure

Pretty much everything I have for on-road minus my starter box.

Hopefully I can get atleast $650 for everything if not more, the stuff is all in excellent shape. Kind of a shame to let it go, but I won't miss it once I get a sweet buggy hehe
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Sounds like your Ofna is a good little kit!

haha funny you traded your MTX3 for the Kanai ...



Haha...I sold all my MTX-3 stuff and now I'm getting the KE2 and WS7II. Yay
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Old 07-26-2003, 11:05 AM   #26
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I totally agree with that. The prices on the Kyosho buggies are insane.

I can grab a MBX5 for $499 US, and the cheapest I've seen a Kanai II is $636 US. I seriously doubt the Kyosho is so much better that it warrants spending an extra $140 some odd dollars. Then again, its a question of wether it is worth it to you. The Kanai still breaks, and from the sounds of it the MBX5 is a great performer and very durable (minus the ackerman plate issue, which Mugen is making a running change too)

Still not ready to purchase yet (havn't saved up the $1300 extra loot I'll need yet haha), but I'm leaning towards the MBX5, greatly
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If I were buying a new buggy, I would probaly look into the mbx5. Only because it is cheaper than the k2. But if money doesnt matter than I would probaly get the k2.
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Why though? Whats so much better about the Kanai II to warrant the extra money spent?

Durability, pure performance, looks, maintainability? For one, the junk shielded bearings on the Kanai are a pretty sour spot, especially paying more for the kit than any other buggy.

To me its an oudated, -but very proven- design. Not to mention, replacement parts for the Kyosho are expensive as well. The Mugen has a whole whack of features which are aimed at decreasing the costs of maintaining the kit; not to mention it has every feature under the sun and from what everybody is saying it is a very solid performer, much better than the MBX4's.

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To be honest you are probaly paying alot for the name. I never said the k2 was better than the mbx5. Have you ever driven a k2? I agree it kind of looks dated, but until you drive one I dont think I would change much on it.I havent driven a mbx5 yet but I have seen some run and they look good.
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