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Old 11-09-2004, 06:50 PM   #1
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I've been posting this same thread on more or less every board I go to. Sorry if some of you have seen it already. Anyway, can someone give me some pro's and con's of each buggy? I'm getting one or the other and would really appreciate any knowledge so I can make an informed decision. Thanks.
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Old 11-09-2004, 07:11 PM   #2
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I would get the Kyosho. Because pretty much no matter where you go, you WILL be able to find parts for it. I havn't driven one, but from what I gather, it handles awesome, better than the K3 even, and the K3 is about as dialed as it gets for me...
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Old 11-10-2004, 02:15 PM   #3
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FYI Atomic Hobbies has started to receive all the new Fioroni parts for the 777. They have all the new black pieces. That stuff looks awesome. 1-888-44-Atomic, www.atomichobbies.com
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i like my xray a lot, best handling car ive ever driven. i will not comment on the trip7 though since ive never driven one.
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I've owned alot of 1/8th buggies, but neither the 777, or XB8. I can say though, (after spending $700 for the special 1 777 and adding $200 in Fioroni aluminum upgrades, not to mention a few other things, like trick tools the XB8 comes with) Both buggies will be good, are fully adjustable, but Kyosho gets the nod for brand recognition. I know the XB8 is made juts as well, if not better, comes with all the beefy aluminum towers, nice tool set, suspension mounts are aluminum and come with different options........Both nice cars, but hard for me to justify the $900 for a rolling chassis. Unless you are at the top of your game and have to have the best so nobody rags on you about not running a Kyosho....., Jim
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I'll tell you this the XB8 is way lighter than the 777. 3350g vs. 3649g (stock ready to go mass, according to XRC).
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if you're really torn between them then just get them both
thats what i did
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Believe me, I wish I could get them both! However, after buying an LST, TNX, GT, B4, TC3 and Mini-T since last December, the wife would have the divorce papers filed before I could finish putting one together.

Anyway, is the 777's steering stable or twitchy? I've been leaning towards the 777 because I love steering, but I've heard that it's a bit tough to control at times because of it.
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i've found mine to be very twitchy & a little unstable, the car just doesn't feel planted on the track!
i've not really used my XB8 at a race meeting yet but a brief bash/shakedown run didn't reveal any bad vices
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Hmmm.....the pendulum swings back in favor of the XB8.
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The 777 is far more sensitive to set up changes than the 7.5. It is hard to set up a 7.5 to handle badly but it can be done with the 777. The 777 is faster though with a good set up.
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I have an xray and I love it. No complaints at all. It handles great and is SOOOO easy to do setup changes on and the parts are cheap.
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What about the mbx5 prospec? I have also never driven the 777 or xb8, but I have owned a k2 and a k3 and for me I put faster lap times down with the prospec. I would also look at the Jammin x1 pro, it looks really good and you could get the x1 and a motor for just a little more that you could get the special 1 alone for
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I don't know about that.....

I've seen the 777 SP1 for $599 at Great Hobbies...and the X1-CR Pro is up near that range too....$549 at nitrohouse....
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Thats not bad, so the 777 SP1 has come down a little? My buddy got one for $650, plus shipping when they were first released. Of course then it needed $200 in aluminum, you know, towers, braces, etc. Also a screw kit to remove all the lame phillips fasteners, it was $29.00....Then he was only $25 away from a decent looking body(just preference)....For a total of $904.00 for a rolling chassis.

Imo, the 777 is a great car, but for $250 less the X1 and XB8 come with ALL the cool aluminum, even tools! the Prospec MBX5 is $200 less(counting the fact that it is fully equipped).

don't get me wrong, even with all that, i'm still undecided....But, i'm leaning away from the 777 so far. Mostly because Kyosho claims to be the leader in 1/8th, and charges for it, but hasn't proven it..........Jim
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