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Old 08-13-2010, 02:24 PM
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I've been posting, researching, getting opinions.

What's the best basher buggy? I have RC8e that likes to wear itself out fairly fast. Center dogbones, bent front dogbones, bushings get sloppy. My RC8e has never been broken or not able to run, just wears itself away. No C clips and it uses nuts and bolts instead of screwing directly into the plastic.

What's a good durable basher that doesn't wear itself out so fast?
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Caster RTR. 2.4ghz radio replacement parts are relatively cheap and you can upgrade into pro aluminum or carbon fiber later on. New 1.5r has bigger motor, hobbywing 80 amp esc, etc.....

If you really want to bash, I recommend getting the Diggity Designs top plate system or the aluminum chassis braces.
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Originally Posted by hakmazter View Post
Caster RTR. 2.4ghz radio replacement parts are relatively cheap and you can upgrade into pro aluminum or carbon fiber later on. New 1.5r has bigger motor, hobbywing 80 amp esc, etc.....

If you really want to bash, I recommend getting the Diggity Designs top plate system or the aluminum chassis braces.
I've been looking at the 1.5R or the HPI Vorza. I'm still lost a bit. I thought the 1.5R was a roller only.
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Why would you bash with a buggy? Wheels are too small... A Truggy is much more durable... That's my opinion...
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Originally Posted by bbecker View Post
Why would you bash with a buggy? Wheels are too small... A Truggy is much more durable... That's my opinion...
was thinking the same thing, buggies are cool no doubt but you can do more and get away with more with a truggy... maybe a caster truggy with its dual pack setup for extra runtime

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I have any areas that suited for a buggy and I just overall like them better. I don't want a truggy. Not only that, I have no problems going through anything with my buggy. I just want to know what a good buggy would be to bash with. I max out the ride height and add badlands.
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There is a pro kit, a rtr, and a sport roller depending on what you want. Ultimate versatility.....

Caster USA site is not upgraded, but they are new 1.5r rtrs now.

http://www.rccaraction.com/ME2/dirmo...04B0FEED8D5BE7

http://www.casterracing.com/car/main...hp?cid=4&iid=8

for specs..... we get 2.4 ghz radios.
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HPI Vorza Flux? - Since it's kinda bulky and cheapish?
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Originally Posted by hakmazter View Post
There is a pro kit, a rtr, and a sport roller depending on what you want. Ultimate versatility.....

Caster USA site is not upgraded, but they are new 1.5r rtrs now.

http://www.rccaraction.com/ME2/dirmo...04B0FEED8D5BE7

http://www.casterracing.com/car/main...hp?cid=4&iid=8

for specs..... we get 2.4 ghz radios.
I want a 1/8 buggy basher, the Caster 1.5R or the EX1? Whats the difference whats more of a basher. What sized screws do they use? 3mm?
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I say go with the vorza. The blur esc and motor are excellent and the buggy is quite durable. With different tires and a little setup it can also be a decent race buggy.
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I have a MRC ZD Racing 1/8 Brushless Buggy and the thing is built like a tank! The thing is one of the most durable RCs Ive ever ran.
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Originally Posted by DriftWoof View Post
I want a 1/8 buggy basher, the Caster 1.5R or the EX1? Whats the difference whats more of a basher. What sized screws do they use? 3mm?
they use multiple sizes. 1.5mm 2mm 3mm 4mm all metric.

The ex1r is the old version and we are selling them at cost to get them out of here, but you do need esc motor radio servo. It will accept a 60mm motor.

The EX1.5RTR is all of the newer stuff we have changed over the past year. It is the deal of a lifetime at $350 and that sale will end soon. Matter of fact, it was supposed to end with the ex1 rtr. We just forgot to change the site.
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If money is no problem, than get a Mugen. Those buggy's are very durable. Or get the mbx6t which is a better basher imo.
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