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Old 12-04-2009, 07:31 AM
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Default Kyosho Inferno VE vs. OFNA LX-1

Kyosho Inferno VE comes with 2.4 & 2040kv motor for $420-$450

*I was incorrect, I was informed that it does NOT come with a 2.4.

OFNA LX-1 is a roller and is around $190-$200

Which do you think is the better deal? Best choice for someone getting into 1/8 scale? I read somewhere the motor on the Inferno is made by Hobbywing, are they considered good/reliable?

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The ofna is a nice starter buggy. It handles the power very well. Seems to be balanced pretty well. Ive had one since it came out.
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I chose the Ofna over all the rest and altho I havent got it completed yet, I'm very impressed by the overall build quality.
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I am quite sure that the Kyosho does not come with a 2.4Ghz radio. I have sold a couple and seen 2 at the track, none of which had one.

The Kyosho is definitely a good STARTER vehicle but if you want to be competitive one day I would not recommend it. They feel a little cheap and one guy had his speedo go up the 1st or 2nd time he used it.

Ofna is good for the money but I would spend the extra $85-$100 and get a Ve8 personally. Or look for a used roller.
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I have an Inferno VE and with 4S Lipo it is very fast and keeps up just fine with the nitro buggies at my local track. However, the shocks need upgrading if you are going to race or launch and land hard jumps.

The shock shafts are soft and bend pretty easily. Other than that, the truck is pretty solid.

I am looking for some decent but not too pricey big bores for this thing that won't bend or break as easily. Any suggestions?

The Integy's look nice, but I am reading a lot of bad reports about them.
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I haven't seen an Inferno run yet but checked it out in person. All the parts look fine to me except the thin steering link.

For big bores, you can find Losi 8T or HB D8T shocks on eBay for about $60 for a set of 4. Good price.

I don't think you'd go wrong with either as a starter. Just a matter of whether you want a roller or rtr.
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I haven't seen an Inferno run yet but checked it out in person. All the parts look fine to me except the thin steering link.

For big bores, you can find Losi 8T or HB D8T shocks on eBay for about $60 for a set of 4. Good price.

I don't think you'd go wrong with either as a starter. Just a matter of whether you want a roller or rtr.
I just ordered a set of O'Donnell big bore buggy shocks made for the Z01B, front and rear, for $67 shipped.
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Get the Kyosho, better quality the the Ofna. Ive owned the inferno series since day one. The VE is based on the 7.5 inferno which has been a world champion buggy a few years back. Parts up to the Kyosho MP 777 will fit for the most part on the VE, including Kyosho big bore shocks. The ofna chassis is the base model of their buggy line.
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OK, in hindsight. The OFNA LX has been offered since what, 2000ish?

This buggy has the longest lifespan unless they carry over the name. If it's the same, I should have bought one.
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Kyosho is a contender and has a better price compared to the vorza just lacking on the quality some?
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I installed the 16mm big bores from O'Donnell and I think that I am all set now. This thing should handle a lot better, and it will certainly take the bigger jumps now without having to worry about the shocks breaking. These things are pretty massive compared to the stock units.
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The Vorza is based off a newer buggy design, the HB D8. It also comes with the CC MMM brushless setup which is more powerful and fully programmable than the Orion brushless setup that comes with the Inferno VE (not programmable). At the club level, I think the Inferno VE is competitive, but the brushless setup is lower cost than the Vorza's.

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Nice. Take some pics. I did notice the Inferno VE's shocks were somewhat small...about 12-13mm probably. I didn't think they would break easily though.
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Originally Posted by JSR View Post
fire929 -
The Vorza is based off a newer buggy design, the HB D8. It also comes with the CC MMM brushless setup which is more powerful and fully programmable than the Orion brushless setup that comes with the Inferno VE (not programmable). At the club level, I think the Inferno VE is competitive, but the brushless setup is lower cost than the Vorza's.

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Nice. Take some pics. I did notice the Inferno VE's shocks were somewhat small...about 12-13mm probably. I didn't think they would break easily though.
I am running out the door, but I will take some pics later tonight or in the morning. The stock shocks are 12mm. Look nice, good for bashing, but cannot take the jumps I was hitting at the track.

What is cool with this brushless system is that I am running as fast as the fastest nitro buggies on the track, and I am getting a solid 20-22 minutes of run time from a 5000mAh 4S Lipo pack. I get a full 30 minutes if I am just bashing.
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