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Old 04-20-2011, 04:03 PM
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look into the kyosho mp9e the drive train is very smooth . i have the kyosho mp9 tki2 wc and i love it more then my old xray 808 2010 spec buggy . if i was going to get a electric buggy i would diffinly look into the kyosho over the xray, losi, ae, and mugen.

ps by the way the mugen eco has leaky diff's still.
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Old 04-20-2011, 04:22 PM
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look into the kyosho mp9e the drive train is very smooth . i have the kyosho mp9 tki2 wc and i love it more then my old xray 808 2010 spec buggy . if i was going to get a electric buggy i would diffinly look into the kyosho over the xray, losi, ae, and mugen.

ps by the way the mugen eco has leaky diff's still.
Mine haven't leakead....??
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I have owned and run the 808E, RC8BE, Losi, and the MBX6 Eco, and out of all of them the ECO is the best. Itís more stable and always seems to find traction. Parts quality is good and the drive train does not wear much at all (especially compared to the RC8 and Losi). Itís definitely the quietest E-Buggy I have owned.

The Mugen Diffs do not leak, just make sure you build them right. You really do not need a single upgrade to race it.

I do agree if the 808E had the 2011 improvements I would consider it, but for now itís not in their plans, so its not in mine.

The Serpent 811E is going to be nice. But be warned itís going to take two 2s batteries. Not a big deal for some, but for others like myself who have hundreds of dollars in 4s batteries, it is. Also I feel the parts are a little expensive. (I have talked to Billy about the car)

Also looking forward to Team Durangoís 1/8 E-Buggy in the future.

But if you are picking from whatís available now I would go with the ECO.

Just my 2 centsÖ
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Thank you all for your submissions
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Originally Posted by BRIAN77 View Post
look into the kyosho mp9e the drive train is very smooth . i have the kyosho mp9 tki2 wc and i love it more then my old xray 808 2010 spec buggy . if i was going to get a electric buggy i would diffinly look into the kyosho over the xray, losi, ae, and mugen.

ps by the way the mugen eco has leaky diff's still.
If you take care of the Mugen diffs they don't leak. However, after 3 months of using the same O-rings, they started leaking a bit. This isn't a big problem because you can buy 20 O-rings from Tony screws for about 3$ which seal better and last very long. I'm driving with the same O-rings for about 8 months now and never had a leak with the tony O-rings.
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Also I feel the parts are a little expensive.
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That is what I do not like about Xray and Serpent...
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I will start a topic on the TQ SX8E, the Robitronic 1/8 E buggy will come as well as other brands. Be patient, prices will go down
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How are parts availability / cost in the US for the ECO vs RC8Be?
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I will start a topic on the TQ SX8E, the Robitronic 1/8 E buggy will come as well as other brands. Be patient, prices will go down
I am following TQ/Team C/Ansmann Racing threads. They really looks promising.

Robitronic will be expensive I think...

Caster Racing are planning to have new version of electric buggy in 2012.
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2012 season will be THE start for brushless buggies IMO. Now brands only do brushless conversions, but I can't wait for 100% electric optimized 1/8 buggies
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2012 season will be THE start for brushless buggies IMO. Now brands only do brushless conversions, but I can't wait for 100% electric optimized 1/8 buggies
I now drive Caster Fusion 1.5R E Buggy. Nice car. It has some quirks but overall I am happy at the moment.

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I now drive Caster Fusion 1.5R E Buggy. Nice car. It have some quirks but overall I am happy at the moment.
Man I forgot the Caster. You're abslutely right! How do yu like the 2x2s lipo setup compared to the one lipo standard setup. Too bad we don't have a lot of support for caster products in Europe
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Man I forgot the Caster. You're abslutely right! How do yu like the 2x2s lipo setup compared to the one lipo standard setup. Too bad we don't have a lot of support for caster products in Europe
Well, I am novice and Caster is only my second 1/8 e buggy. But in my first season I managed to get overall third place in our championship (this season will be second for me). I think that saddle setup is balanced, with low CG. It is better for beginner as it not requires very precise setup. Of cause as I am novice I can not say that other one LiPo cars are bad or something... Before Caster I had LRP S8 BXe buggy and it was nice to...
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Would really think about the Mugen, and because the price is good (350 euro)
Distributors are in a neighboring country, participates in all of our championships and says that there is no problem with parts.
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