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Old 02-24-2009, 10:48 PM   #1
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plz need help i have raced slashes and now i want to get into buggies and truggies but don't know wot are the race quality one that arn't to expensive thanks
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Old 02-25-2009, 08:01 AM   #2
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the losi eight buggy and truggy are really good and u can find them used on here for cheap i would say go brushless on it so much more fun and instant power
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First, decide do you want something with local parts support, or, do you feel ok ordering parts online? If you decide local parts support, find out what vehicles are stocked (ie- not what they can order what is STOCKED on the shelves) at your LHS.

Report back as to what is available and we can tell you want to go with.

If its the standard RC8 or Losi 8ight, etc. I personally would give either the RC8E Limited Edition a look, or the new Losi 8ight 2.0E roller when that comes out a look.

Now if you don't care about having the latest and greatest version of the race vehicle, the Losi 8ight v1 may be your ticket. You can get these brand new online for about $300 now or less. Used with conversions already on them, pretty low too.

If you are going to order online anyway, there are good variety of conversions out there for a variety of vehicles. Also, there are some start ups like Caster Racing who make a a purpose built 1/8 scale electric buggy too, in RTR form as well as Pro and sport rollers. They even have a truggy on the way too.
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thanks, im ok with ordering parts online, i'll look into those cars and if theres any other suggestion plz tell me.
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Old 02-26-2009, 02:57 AM   #5
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cant seem to find a losi v1 and wot type of RC8 theres heaps maybe a link to a 8ight v1 or RC8 plz
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Go with the Caster Racing Fusion. Here are a couple pics of the KIT with 16mm Big bores. Below are some links to the KIT and Race Roller. You can even get a RTR if you want.




http://holeshothobbies.com/index.php...roducts_id=266
http://holeshothobbies.com/index.php...products_id=32
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the Losi 8ight V1 is the losi 8ight you can find at a variety of places for about $300 now new. They 8ight-E electric roller is based on this chassis version and is out on ebay and other places still for sale. With that, you get an ESC and motor.

the RC8E is in stock right now at losipartshouse for $489 as a roller, but includes the big bore shocks that are a great upgrade.

The caster fusion shown works well. [email protected] races out here with one, and I liked how it looked going around the track, and this was the sport model. I think there Pro model would be excellent. We may have another one of the sports at the track this weekend.

Other than that, there is a wide variety of conversions out there, RCPD, RCM, Tekno, etc.
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ohk thanks i'll look into them
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OMG, you got a Slash and you want a buggy...? WHATS WRONG WITH YOU?
Buggies are weak

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Quote:
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OMG, you got a Slash and you want a buggy...? WHATS WRONG WITH YOU?
Buggies are weak

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lolz....


anyway strenghts/weaknesses of imo top 3 cars


kyosho: s/ with worlds rear great tracktion, rotation very stable

the right front end set up great steering

very stong and durable car

w/ expensive rear end conversion unless you wait for the sp edition

http://kyoshoamerica.com/cars/index....rt_num=30074SP

hard to find tack support for parts


AE b4: s/ great steering second to none, durable great track support for parts, the factory team is the best out of the box car for the $

w/ shock oil change and rebuiling all the time (ae shocks suck to do but are the best when done right)

parts are cheap

losi xxx-cr: s/ the most tracktion, ok steering, strong car, when set up right the car is a force to be recon with

not so expensive and a great car

w/ some parts need to be dremled, and if not set up and driven right it steers like a bus

if anyone want to add anything to this feel free i might of missed some things. also if the academy is out there but i dont know much or anything about that car.

again this is my opinion i could be wrong on some things
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Are you looking for 1/8 scale or 1/10 scale?
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