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Old 01-25-2013, 07:03 PM
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I'm planning on getting a buggy this spring and I'm not sure which one to get. I've narrowed it down to either the eb48 or the mbx6 Eco. I'll be racing it on medium/large outdoor tracks. Local parts support is gonna suck for both of those so I will have to deal with that regardless of which one i choose. Which one do you guys think is best?
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Both are excellent platforms. The Mugen is a little more planted out of the box than the tekno. The tekno is a little light in the back end and some don't like that. But there are things you can do to help settle the rear down. They are both tough and both have great wear characteristics.
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I haven't driven the Mugen, but I have 2 different Tekno buggies (V4 RC8 and EB48) and I find them to be the best handling buggies around. The real deal maker for me was when I converted my RC8 from one of the more traditional layouts to the V4 Tekno. The handling difference, in my opinion, was night and day. Much more stable, more nimble, and jumping was also improved. I have owned several car platforms with a range of conversions and for me the V4/EB48 layout is the best. Ofna had the right idea with the Hyper 9E, but they really dropped the ball on execution. The quality of their kit was poor and they never did any updates to fix the chronic problems. It did prove that the layout could work. Tekno advanced the design and how has one of the better if not the best layout.
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The parts scene with either will be an issue, but the Tekno wont need as many........
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And Amain is carrying the vast majority of Tekno's stuff so online will be fast. Their shipping is lower than tekno's site is.
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Originally Posted by kufman View Post
I haven't driven the Mugen, but I have 2 different Tekno buggies (V4 RC8 and EB48) and I find them to be the best handling buggies around. The real deal maker for me was when I converted my RC8 from one of the more traditional layouts to the V4 Tekno. The handling difference, in my opinion, was night and day. Much more stable, more nimble, and jumping was also improved. I have owned several car platforms with a range of conversions and for me the V4/EB48 layout is the best. Ofna had the right idea with the Hyper 9E, but they really dropped the ball on execution. The quality of their kit was poor and they never did any updates to fix the chronic problems. It did prove that the layout could work. Tekno advanced the design and how has one of the better if not the best layout.
You never drove a Mugen but the "Tekno is the best handling buggies around " The OP is asking for a unbiased opinion between the two classic.
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You never drove a Mugen but the "Tekno is the best handling buggies around " The OP is asking for a unbiased opinion between the two classic.
Nope, I didn't drive that exact car, but I have driven and/or owned several cars with the same chassis layout. You can only do so much with suspension to fix an poor weight distribution. The Mugen is the same layout as the D8, the RC8E, the 8E, the Lx1E and several others. After you drive a few of them you realize that they all handle the same because the weight distribution is the same on all of them.

By the way, he didn't as for an unbiased answer since he said, "Which one do you guys think is best?" The word in BOLD implies that he is asking for opinions.
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Mugen is awesome out of the box! don't need any upgrades. it comes with them all
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Well I have own mugen buggy they are great then I have switch to serpent haven't look back since I went to serpent
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Mugen is awesome out of the box! don't need any upgrades. it comes with them all
Exact same thing with the tekno.
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I was in the same situation trying to decide which of these two buggies to buy and went with the tekno, couldn't be happier.

A couple key factors for me:

-A-arms are l/r interchangeable so it's ok when you break the front right arm twice in a row.
-sway bars are f/r interchange so there's a chance to save some cash on additional tuning options
-great parts quality out of the box (I hear the Mugen is good here too.)
-now that the sct410 is out there is some parts overlap between the buggy and short course so there's a potential space savings in the toolbox as well as more options.

Obviously I recommend the tekno but I don't think you can go wrong with either.


-- I run on a tight indoor clay track and can weave through corners as fast or faster than the mod 1/10 buggies do.
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Originally Posted by Gene158 View Post
I'm planning on getting a buggy this spring and I'm not sure which one to get. I've narrowed it down to either the eb48 or the mbx6 Eco. I'll be racing it on medium/large outdoor tracks. Local parts support is gonna suck for both of those so I will have to deal with that regardless of which one i choose. Which one do you guys think is best?
if your track is bumpy/ slippery -> eco

if it's clean and provides good grip -> eb48
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Originally Posted by Pulse_ View Post
if your track is bumpy/ slippery -> eco

if it's clean and provides good grip -> eb48
It seems a lot of people rave about the tekno's handling on tighter, smoother tracks. That's not what I'm gonna be running on. Most outdoor tracks here in the northeast are more traditional 1/8th scale tracks; pretty rough and loose. So maybe the mugen would be the better choice.
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Originally Posted by Pulse_ View Post
if your track is bumpy/ slippery -> eco

if it's clean and provides good grip -> eb48
I am not sure why people say this. I have found the Tekno buggy to be equally well suited for both types of tracks.
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Yeah , mine is awesome on big rough outdoor tracks ?
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