Go Back  R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Electric Off-Road
Having trouble deciding on which 1/8 buggy >

Having trouble deciding on which 1/8 buggy

Having trouble deciding on which 1/8 buggy

Reply

Old 12-22-2012, 08:31 PM
  #16  
Tech Apprentice
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: middle tn
Posts: 58
Default

I think ill go with an Lx2e roller and add all my own electronics, already have a titanuim gear hitec steering servo, nice specktrum 3 channel radio and some good lipos. think ima go with a hobbywing 150 amp esc and slightly used cc 2650kv motor.now i gotta either decide on aka tires or prolines. sound like a good combo for yall runnin 4s which outta keep the esc and motor cool as its nowhere near its limts.
cullyboy87 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2012, 08:54 PM
  #17  
Tech Elite
iTrader: (27)
 
rcgod's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Tracy, CA
Posts: 3,096
Trader Rating: 27 (100%+)
Default

O

Last edited by rcgod; 12-22-2012 at 08:55 PM. Reason: ...
rcgod is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-2012, 07:18 AM
  #18  
Tech Elite
iTrader: (6)
 
kufman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Elburn, IL
Posts: 3,461
Trader Rating: 6 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by cullyboy87 View Post
I think ill go with an Lx2e roller and add all my own electronics, already have a titanuim gear hitec steering servo, nice specktrum 3 channel radio and some good lipos. think ima go with a hobbywing 150 amp esc and slightly used cc 2650kv motor.now i gotta either decide on aka tires or prolines. sound like a good combo for yall runnin 4s which outta keep the esc and motor cool as its nowhere near its limts.
The 2650 on 4S can be difficult to gear correctly. Start small on the pinion and work your way up.
kufman is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2013, 09:55 PM
  #19  
Tech Regular
iTrader: (2)
 
jayhawknavy02's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: San Diego
Posts: 280
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default

RC8.2e RTR with a Tower membership will be in the ballpark.
jayhawknavy02 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2013, 11:02 PM
  #20  
Tech Legend
iTrader: (253)
 
Cain's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: West Fargo, North Dakota
Posts: 31,307
Trader Rating: 253 (100%+)
Default

after seeing it running on the track versus a field of good drivers with durangos, etc. The Duratrax 1/8 buggy is actually really good. You also get stress tech warranty on parts, and it works out to really cheap for the vehicle. with a few upgrades, it appears to be a very good buggy.

From there, buy what electronics you want.
Cain is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2013, 03:00 PM
  #21  
Tech Addict
 
Devin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Sudbury, ON, Canada
Posts: 667
Default

Originally Posted by Cain View Post
after seeing it running on the track versus a field of good drivers with durangos, etc. The Duratrax 1/8 buggy is actually really good. You also get stress tech warranty on parts, and it works out to really cheap for the vehicle. with a few upgrades, it appears to be a very good buggy.

From there, buy what electronics you want.
My only concern is that it will be discontinued after recently having a huge price drop.. Not a value if you can't get parts, and my googling has revealed many people very unhappy with the parts support and back orders on stress tech warranteed parts. If your willing tot ake a gamble on that it is a good deal.
Devin is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2013, 03:10 PM
  #22  
Tech Legend
iTrader: (253)
 
Cain's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: West Fargo, North Dakota
Posts: 31,307
Trader Rating: 253 (100%+)
Default

it wouldn't make much sense to sit pat on waiting for your stressed-tech warrantied parts to get sent back prior to actually buying a new one, hopefully people know this to actually have spares just like with any other vehicle. The main benefit, you get a free replacement.

And the price went back up towers site, even more I think at $349.99 unfortunately.

Also, other than a few parts, I am seeing all items showing in stock status.

Its a chance you take with any vehicle out there even from the big guys as far as support stopping.
Cain is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2013, 04:26 PM
  #23  
Tech Addict
iTrader: (12)
 
Speed Freak RC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Grayling, MI
Posts: 659
Trader Rating: 12 (100%+)
Default

I have a DXR8-E Pro Roller brand new in the box I will sell you for $225 shipped.
Speed Freak RC is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2013, 10:03 PM
  #24  
Tech Regular
iTrader: (2)
 
jayhawknavy02's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: San Diego
Posts: 280
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default

RC8.2e RTR with a Tower Discount. Got one two weeks ago. Just rebuild the center diff as soon as you unbox it or it may leak like a sieve. Other than that, its been a blast. Very happy. Is it an EB-48, of course not, but it is a great buggy.
jayhawknavy02 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2013, 03:01 AM
  #25  
Tech Champion
 
Pulse_'s Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Posts: 5,081
Default

Originally Posted by cullyboy87 View Post
I think ill go with an Lx2e roller and add all my own electronics, already have a titanuim gear hitec steering servo, nice specktrum 3 channel radio and some good lipos. think ima go with a hobbywing 150 amp esc and slightly used cc 2650kv motor.now i gotta either decide on aka tires or prolines. sound like a good combo for yall runnin 4s which outta keep the esc and motor cool as its nowhere near its limts.
Either use 3S lipos with a 2650kv or switch for a 1800 to 2000kv motor in 4S

2650 in 4S is too much
Pulse_ is offline  
Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service