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Old 12-10-2003, 09:29 AM   #16
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are the other brands even worth mentioning?
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Old 12-10-2003, 11:35 AM   #17
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I think the gs storm pro is also a good choice. I think it is very capable and reasonably priced. Nothing else at our track made it through a complete race day without breaking at least once. Other than the Kyosho and Mugen buggies that is.
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Old 12-11-2003, 12:56 AM   #18
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You could try the new Swift RTR. You can views pics here

http://www.rctech.net/forum/showthre...0&pagenumber=3

It should just about be in the states now.

There is a link to another forum..... you can find it on google (can't post the competitors can we??).
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Old 12-11-2003, 05:34 AM   #19
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The best bang for your buck is a hyper 7 pbs rtr or a hyper 7 pro. However their nothing wrong with the standard mp-7.5 all you need to add to the kit is chassis braces and you have a car that can win any race......
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Old 12-11-2003, 06:39 AM   #20
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make sure to take a hard look at mbx5

i know some who switched from kanai to mbx5 and like it better

its cheaper and more durable IMO

hyper 7 is great if your on a tight budget

kanai is great of course but expensive

and as far as wearing out 5-6 sets of tires at 1 race thats not what ive experienced my tires usually last at least 1 hour of track time

buying the buggy was expensive but since i bought it the costs have been very reasonable i also race onroad and the cost of foam tires and broken parts was far more
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Old 12-12-2003, 12:35 AM   #21
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Default 1/8 off road buggy

better take a 2nd look with the mugen mbx5 personally i think that it is the best 2nd choice after kyosho kanai edition. if you are not racing maybe the the kyosho inferno 7.5 sport will do..........
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Old 12-12-2003, 12:43 AM   #22
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PTP this year at St. Louis (hard blue groove) I used 2 full sets for practice (2 days of practice) 2 more sets for qualifying and 1 more set for mains.

For qualifying I ran a new set then fliped them over for the second quailifier and same for the 3rd and 4th. Ater that they were shot (could still use them for club racing). Its expensive but it does matter allot on the track.
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Old 12-12-2003, 06:45 PM   #23
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i do know what you mean kingzj

the track surface, clutch setup, and trigger finger can greatly change tire wear

i am pretty smooth on the throttle so my tire wear is usually pretty good

for club races i usually get 3 or 4 weeks from a set of crime fighters with 20-30 minute mains

but if i drive strapped i can wear em out really quick
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Old 12-14-2003, 12:42 AM   #24
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Default Tire Consumption in 1/8 buggies

Hello people, I am thinking of getting a 1/8 scale buggy and IU was wondering how fast do these rockets consume tires on soil?

Coming from Nitro on-road, which went through tires like butter, is there any comparison?
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Old 12-14-2003, 09:41 AM   #25
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compared to nitro onroad the tires on 1/8 offroad last ALOT longer

also the 1/8 buggys are so much more durable than nitro touring cars you will save alot on parts also

it was alot cheaper for me to race buggy than nitro touring the initial investment was more for buggy but the maintenance stuff was far cheaper

and i really liked the spare time i had between races i didnt have to spend trueing tires and aligning/tweeking or fixing
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Old 12-14-2003, 07:17 PM   #26
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PTP man, thanks for a great answer to my question. It is something that actually answered a lot of follow up questions that I may have had. Picturing myself relaxing and perhaps just cleaning the car during the breaks was something that I really wanted to do.

Nitro Touring to me was a frenetic series of tweaking, truing tires, and making sure everything to the last details was just alright. Of course, it was really fun, but I wanted to have a slower pace in the pits than what I had at the tracks.

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Old 12-14-2003, 09:14 PM   #27
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I have been looking over ACER's new AR-8 pro buggy... an of you guys tried them out?
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I have been looking over ACER's new AR-8 pro buggy... an of you guys tried them out?

don't know too much about it, but you'll have problems with parts support. not too sure, but i think it's imported by acer from some taiwan company. check out www.twf8.com it's a european website dedicated to 1/8 scale buggy - great information and reviews on different chassis and engines and a gang of other buggy stuff.
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PRP Swift. Just came out and was TQ both in sportsman and expert in our offroad track Delta RC. Bone stock even with the pull start motor.
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PRP Swift. Just came out and was TQ both in sportsman and expert in our offroad track Delta RC. Bone stock even with the pull start motor.
Yeah, we had our hands full of other top notch cars. It felt good to pass other 1/8th scales with an RTR Hope to see you again sipaboy at Delta. I know the crew will be there again this saturday to battle it out. Also, it took top honors in expert 1/8th buggy for TQ and the win with his PRP Swift RTR somewhere down south
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