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Old 12-02-2003, 12:50 PM
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Hi, any 1/8 buggy racers here?

I'd just like to get your comments on the abundance of 1/8 buggys that are coming out right now.

What is the biggest or most promising competitor to kysoho?

I know that kyosho is the name to beat in this area, but in terms of cost and maintenance? Does 1/8 buggys really cost more to run as compared with the other scales?
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you can't beat the reputation that kanai has put together. yes, the kyosho is a darn fine machine. however, i think the mugen might be the best bang for your buck. now if you look @ my catchy tagline, i run a hyper 7 pbs. ofna is right down the street from me, the parts are readily available and inexpensive, and it drives pretty darn nice. the hyper 7 is as competive as the other two mentioned. sure, there's a plethora of others, but these are the three that i can comment on.

price no object & you can get the parts support, go with the kanai 2 or wait for the 3. i have a landmax2 (which is a mp7.5 converted to rally) that i'll probably rebuild to a kanai - as much as i love rally, buggy as that much funner to blast and huck!

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Hey Udi, you DO know what OFNA stands for, right?

*won't even comment on Kyosho vs Mugen, to prevent another flame war...*
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just curious but what does OFNA stand for?? IM me if possible at Mmarkclark250 or add @aol.com to that to e-mail me, Later.

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Originally posted by speedydave
Hey Udi, you DO know what OFNA stands for, right?

*won't even comment on Kyosho vs Mugen, to prevent another flame war...*
On Ofna's website, it says that ofna means nothing, it is just something they made up...
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ofna = off the pace

at least that is what you hear allot I personally dont agree but what ever.

1/8 is one of the most expensive classes of racing to get into hands down. You go through 2-3 times as much fuel as a truck and the engines only last about the same amount of time but are 2-3 times more expensive. As for breakage you really dont break to much but you do wear stuff out at a high rate an you end up spending a ton of money on that. Tires is the biggest cost at $60-$80 a set and allot of the time you can burn them up in a weekend and at big races where it is grooved up you will burn through as many and 5-6 complete sets.

I run allot of 1/10 truck just to ease my pocket book.
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Originally posted by KINGZJ
ofna = off the pace

at least that is what you hear allot I personally dont agree but what ever.

1/8 is one of the most expensive classes of racing to get into hands down. You go through 2-3 times as much fuel as a truck and the engines only last about the same amount of time but are 2-3 times more expensive. As for breakage you really dont break to much but you do wear stuff out at a high rate an you end up spending a ton of money on that. Tires is the biggest cost at $60-$80 a set and allot of the time you can burn them up in a weekend and at big races where it is grooved up you will burn through as many and 5-6 complete sets.

I run allot of 1/10 truck just to ease my pocket book.
What does OFNA stand for?

In California, registering a corporate name under 4 letters in length is nearly impossible. These letters were selected to form the corporate name, with no particular significance given to the name itself. Hence "OFNA" was born.
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O...well i was thinking he meant something funny by it, for example FORD is known as found on road dead, F***ed on race day, first on race day..etc.

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you mean like this one:

OFNA = Oh F u c k, not again!!!!!
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wild gopher you mean like this one:

OFNA = Oh F u c k, not again!!!!!

did you see what OFNA did @ the preworlds?

i'm not sure why ofna sucks, but i guess it's an opinion.

you know, an opinion is like an a$$hole, everyone has one and they all stink!



just messing with y'all, but that's like saying hpi sucks, or traxxas, or duratrax, or whatever.

now, i know i'm not the best driver (nowhere even near it ), but i'll bet kanai can win w/ my car.

thanks kingzj for not being juvenile. atleast you expressed you didn't agree with it & just explained - i'm down with you


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Ofna has come a long way in the last couple of years. I personally race a K car but my second choice even over a mugen is a hyper 7 . the Hyper 7 has closer handling to a K car than the mugen, the mugen is still less capable in the rutty bumpy stuff however the x5 is a huge improvement over the xr.
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Originally posted by wild gopher
you mean like this one:

OFNA = Oh F u c k, not again!!!!!
Bingo.

KZJ-It's all in the setup...
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Thanks for the reply guys. I kinda know that the kyosho is the hands down favorite in this class, but was kinda hoping i didn't have to spend that much money...

so i guess it s a choice between mugen and the hyper 7?
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