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Old 06-06-2012, 10:29 AM
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Ok so it's available to the U.S. as of 06-04-12 so this is the start of the thread for the new buggy.
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DJ, could you post some photos of your buggy?
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OK here are my pics from my car, I already have options from the nitro version on my car that bolts ups and will note above the picture as to an option.


12 degree cnc steering hub is an option 41534,grey spring front 41030


carbon fiber x-plate comes with the kit along with cnc diff crosspins for the internal gears and the outdrives are lightened. composite 46 tooth spur. Aluminum clamp style motor mount.

Front and rear aluminum chassis braces also come with kit along with composites


cnc rear upright is an option 41414, lightweight outdrives on the front and rear, all outdrives fit front center and rear including the nitro buggyand come stock in the kits. CVA's front,center and rear, all hingepin holders are aluminum.








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Love the way it looks as an e-buggy but, I won't be buying it till they sell it without the nitro parts. No way I'm paying that much for some stuff I will never use. I know I'm not the only one that feels this way either.
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No way I'm paying that much for some stuff I will never use. I know I'm not the only one that feels this way either.
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Nitrohouse sells the car for $469.99 vs what the nitro only was $440.00, you can sell the nitrobody, chassis and the nitro parts and in the end make up on the kit.
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In Sweden at least we buy the X3E as electric kit, no nitro stuff included.


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Just did my first driving / race with it last weekend and I really like it. Just as the X3 nitro, it's east to go fast with. :-) Only changes I made from stock is Hong Nors blue springs on all four and the silver roll bars front and rear, moved out the shocks on the arms booth from and rear. And it's spot on!
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Is this like an upgraded version of the lx2e? Wil the parts fit my lx2e?
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Is this like an upgraded version of the lx2e? Wil the parts fit my lx2e?
Ultra LX2e is a different buggy, the parts will not fit.
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Originally Posted by -R2- View Post
Ok so it's available to the U.S. as of 06-04-12 so this is the start of the thread for the new buggy.
From the other pictures. It looks ot use the same electric motor mount that is used in convertineg the ofna 9.5/jamminx2/violator and so on. Is this composite spur gear then work on the 9.5, or woudl need the hole center diff to maybe fit? looks as if the front mount is CNC also. which woudl help in the 9.5 cause the plastic mount, and the electric motor mounts are diffrent hieghts for bearing center popints? and be nice to knwo if the composite spur will fit in the 9.5?

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Originally Posted by ALIEN3T View Post
From the other pictures. It looks ot use the same electric motor mount that is used in convertineg the ofna 9.5/jamminx2/violator and so on. Is this composite spur gear then work on the 9.5, or woudl need the hole center diff to maybe fit? looks as if the front mount is CNC also. which woudl help in the 9.5 cause the plastic mount, and the electric motor mounts are diffrent hieghts for bearing center popints? and be nice to knwo if the composite spur will fit in the 9.5?

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The battery tray and the servo mount/box come from the Ultra but that's it this car has a new chassis layout with smaller diffs so this would not go into a 9.5 buggy. However the mount comes from the 9.5, the bolt hole spacing for every thing would have to redrilled into a 9.5.
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So now I've had a couple of weeks of running the buggy and my thought on how it drives is better than expected. With the added weight of almost 2lbs. the buggy on E-power works very well, from start up kit form it responded pretty good but it needed some tweaking for high bite indoor, so I have changed springs and diff oils to better suit it for OCRC, gave it more droop and went from a 2650kv to a 2150kv. Now I'm alot closer to what I'm liking in the buggy. At first on the new track I was taking laps in the 24 seconds, I so not used to running indoor so my finger is trying not to stab the throttle so much but after those few weeks I've been making constant high 22's and low 23's really fast guys are doing low 22's and high 21's. So I'm getting there but overall very happy on running this buggy.

I also got a 2nd place at Revelation running outdoor for the first time on the kit setup, no practice I just got there in time to run my first qual and stuck to the initial setup for the day.
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Bump it up, anybody else having success with this kit? I'm thinking of getting one. Just wanted somemore input.
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just drove the nitro version,very impressed, cant wait to get the Ebuggy......

if your an OFNA fan this is the platform we've been waiting for !!!!!

the ebuggy body looks killer i hope it fits on the nitro buggy sorry DJ LOL
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can you easily convert the Sabre X3 nitro buggy to an E-Buggy? what parts are needed?
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