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Old 04-16-2005, 04:15 AM   #1
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Hi all,

I am getting ready to buy a Buggy. I am looking to spend around $400 to maybe if i have too $600. (anything over 450, Wife gets mad! )

Anyways, I am not the Go to the races every weekend type. But I would like to have the MOST bang for my buck. Something fixable. I would like it in Kit form. (if I have to go over 450, my wife will be banging on my back ).

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Old 04-16-2005, 06:06 AM   #2
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A little over $450 and not a kit but, the sportwerks mayhem pro is a huge bang for the buck!! and if you want just tear it down and rebuild it when you buy it...it comes with a very nice manual to help in the rebuilding process...tell your wife, "if you buy cheap, you buy twice!"...Good luck!
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If you look around enought you can find the Jammin X1cr for less then $500 shipped , its one of the top cars on the market , Adam drake and many other top level drivers run them and do very well . It was developed in the US by Jay Hlsey and others . I just bought one and waiting on its arrival , but have heard alot of praise about this car . Like all cars it does have some issues but Ofna seems to take car of defects and has great customer support . My 2nd choice would be the Mugen MBX5 , you can find the standard kit for less than $475 and its national and world champion .
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I personally would go with the Mayhem Pro (with engine/pipe), get a used starter box and a nice FM radio. IMO that car is the best bang-for-the-buck. the Jammin buggy is friggin awesome, but $500 for the pro kit w/no engine, ehhh...
the X-Terminator pro ($300 for a roller) is also a nice buggy, but the X-T does NOT have the handling prowess of the new GS Pro buggy, the Mayhem, or the Jammin. I say go grab the Mayhem, like yesterday!
Also check out the Ofna Hyper7 PBS. comes with the 8 port Hyper 21 Race engine, a starter box, and it's just a killer deal MHO. if you ask me, that and the Jammin are the ONLY ofna off roaders worth looking at. don't buy anything that isn't top-of-its-series, you'll regret it.
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Old 04-16-2005, 09:37 PM   #5
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Also check out the Ofna Hyper7 PBS. comes with the 8 port Hyper 21 Race engine, a starter box, and it's just a killer deal MHO.
Do you know around about price for the hyper 7?

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Why do you say?

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Old 04-16-2005, 09:39 PM   #6
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So we have two for Mayhem Pro. and one for Jammin X1cr.

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Old 04-16-2005, 10:40 PM   #7
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by Nick-mind
Do you know around about price for the hyper 7?



Why do you say?

Thanks for your help.

$469.99 on tower http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXDUS7&P=ML
and as far as piecemealing the upgrades you get in a full-option kit, you usually wind up $200+ in the hole. granted, some aren't really functional, but a lot are (like the bearings in the steering of the FT TC3, for example)
the H7 is probably the most competitive car at local levels, but MHO the Mayhem and Jammin buggies are better overall.
my next buggy is gonna be the Mayhem.
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I'll put in a second vote for the Jammin X1 rtr. I bought it as a first time gas buggy and have had great sucess! I love it and it is very compeditive!

The motor isn't the greatest, but I think the cars performance and handling is much more important, especially since it's easier to change the motor rather than change the car. Plus I bought Mine for $489 at a hobby shop, and I know they jack it up pretty high. so I know you could buy it cheaper some where else!

The Mayhem has a better engine, but the car doesn't handle as well, and that's where the X1 gains most of it's time on the competition.

Oh yeah, was this thread limited to Gas1/8th scale buggies only?
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what hasn't been a 1/8 nitro buggy?
the TC3 I stated was simply an example for "normal" kit and "top of the line" kit comparison.
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Plus I think the jammin X1CR looks pretty damn sweet compared to the competition. I don't think I've seen a buggy with that low of a profile, for a gas buggy that is!
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I won't debate that the Jammin X1CR is the best LOOKING buggy on the market, and they surely tear s*** up, but I haven't driven one yet, so overall i'm gonna go with the Mayhem.
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The mayhem is awesome, It handles great and I've been giving mine a beating to see what it can take before I travel to some big races and I have'nt broke it yet!..The pro package includes a very good motor that is race legal and with a few set-up changes the car handles very nice!
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what about a mugen mbx5 prospec
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dunno wat you guys thinks, .. I've a ofna hyper 7 pro...and luv it.... very tough, and don't need much hopups...it comes with pretty good stuffs.
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Old 04-18-2005, 09:39 AM   #15
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what about a mugen mbx5 prospec
How Much is that bad boy? I do see this Buggy in all the mags. a lot!

I just found the cost of the mbx5, there are two from them? One is $550, and the other is 750 for prospec?

What is Prospec?

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