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Old 12-09-2010, 03:17 AM   #1
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hi guys im new here i'm looking for a new e buggy need suggestions
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Old 12-09-2010, 06:29 AM   #2
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Check out the Caster Fusion EX 1.5r at www.casterracingusa.com
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Old 12-09-2010, 11:33 AM   #3
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for sure check out the CASTER it's a pretty good buggy !!
i have the Nitro one as well myself,have to say for the price-and durability i think you'll be pretty happy
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+1 on the Caster. Plus you run 2 2s packs in it, so no need for a single 4s pack. Which is cool if you want to run a different class like a SC truck

here's mine, freshly built
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Old 12-09-2010, 01:12 PM   #5
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Search is your friend. There are 1 or 2 threads every week asking which 1/8th buggy to get...
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Old 12-09-2010, 09:46 PM   #6
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Im an associated guy its so hard for me to buy something ive nvr rly heard of until recently. But i was looking at the caster and rly thinken about it. I was also thinken goen 1/10th instead n geten a b44.1. How easy are parts to get for the caster? customer service good? also Ive been out of the rc world for a year or two now i sold all my stuff i need every thing , sugestions on chargers radios n batts. would be appreciated o yea servos too Ive never dealt with ne thing as big as 8th i was a touring car guy lol
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How much was the caster? I just looked on there site it said 400 sumthen I swear i looked before and it was like 200 sumthen
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there are a few buggies out there that are good like the Losi 2.0, AE RC8 and a cheaper kit would be the Hot Bodies VE8. They are all good and have different handling characterisctics.
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is the rc8be getable i thaught i read it was on back order till aug. that is what i rly want but i rly want something that can run saddle packs.
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How much was the caster? I just looked on there site it said 400 sumthen I swear i looked before and it was like 200 sumthen
When they released the EX1.5R the were selling out the remaining EX1 buggies for the discounted ~$200 price. The EX1.5R will be $409 and they have an additional discount code "fifty" (without quotes) to take an another $50 off, so the total comes down to about $360. I think you might have to create a user account and login to use the code.
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is the rc8be getable i thaught i read it was on back order till aug. that is what i rly want but i rly want something that can run saddle packs.
Then your choice is limited... but good luck...
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How much was the caster? I just looked on there site it said 400 sumthen I swear i looked before and it was like 200 sumthen
If your interested in the Caster EX1.5r, I have mine for sale ($415 shipped) Its brand new and has a brand new Castle 1800kv 1512y motor in it. The body has been mounted and painted and the diffs/shocks filled. All you have to do is add your esc/radio gear.
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Old 12-10-2010, 08:36 AM   #13
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The castor (Mugen mbx5 clone) and the Associated RC8 are good cars at a great price. Unless your area doesnt run 1/8th due to winter then 1/10 would be a consideration for running indoor at some tracks up north; but 1/8th buggy has really taken off and the major class to run around the country. I would try and stick with 1/8th if it was a toss up for you.

If money is not that much of a consideration and you want the best quality in performance and parts quality then go: Mugen, Xray or Kyosho. There are alot of other great brands like Losi, Ofna and Associated too and even new ones like Serpent and JQ but in the end you have to first decide what you are willing to spend and if you your local hobby shop carries parts for certain models or even if you care.

Some guys who really want a car will just buy what they want and order what others who have that car say are common or potential brake parts and stock those so they do not have to worry about what is available locally or even buy a 2nd car entirely and keep it in parts/spares in their box.

As for Electronics most go 4cell lipo. Get either Tekin (1900kv) or Castle (1800kv) motors. Tekin has better quality bearings and better sensored ESC and both are fast, Both have excellent customer service and between performance and warranty/hassle sake I would not buy anything other than those 2. Steering you want a minimum of 125-150oz/in (@6v) torque servos, 150-200oz/in even better but costs more and sucks up more juice. over 200oz is sorta overkill. Good overall tires; Proline caliber m2 or m3s are very universal and a good start and you can get others depending on your running surface. Calibers come on some cars out of the box and its easy to snag a set very cheap on ebay as many people part them out.
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