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Old 06-25-2005, 11:05 AM   #46
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I use ace servos in my TTR. They are pretty cheap and really strong and fast digital servos. I used to use hitecs but I went digital this time.
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Old 06-25-2005, 06:12 PM   #47
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For servo's, in my opinion I would go with airtronics 358's. I have owned every brand of servo you can think of and broke them. Yet to break the 358's awesome torque. I think the acutal servo number is 94358
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Old 06-26-2005, 09:26 PM   #48
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If it was MY money, I would go with the XB8, I have been running this buggy for 6 months and seen several people switch to it, all of which went faster. If you do get the xb8, I would get the soft arms and white springs and set it up according to the box (except white springs) and its faster than crap.

If you dont want to throw down the coin for the xb8, you could go for the xb8r which comes with the soft arms and chassis braces already. All I would recommend is the hopup motor mount (if youre on a budget).

Motor: P5 by FAR..... or a modified version like the Max Power m5.... with the Max 02017 pipe or jammin jp2

Servos: Airtronics: 359's, Futaba: S9351's, KO: 2363 and 4. I wouldn't touch anything else.

That's what I would do with my money tho....

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Old 06-26-2005, 10:08 PM   #49
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I agree you get what you pay for. For me I run the Ace servos and have had no problems. I have read that some people had some issues with them at first, mine are great. The P5 is awesome so is the B7, The cost is pretty huge too. I will be running one of the 2 next year, because I will have the buggy figured out and will be able to add power then. I like to learn the car first with a "cheaper" engine so that I can learn how the car drives and how to tune it. Then I add the power, this is just my way of thinking and so far its worked really well for me.
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Old 06-28-2005, 11:55 AM   #50
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Can anyone tell me where to find a setup for a mbx-5?
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777 SP1 is $579 at Tower and there is a $50 off of $500+ order somewhere. $529 for an SP1 is a pretty good deal.

C_Heath - I would still recommend the Mugen or Kyosho for your first 1/8 buggy. You might do well with the Jammin since you have some experience and the guy who owns The Farm 2 runs for Ofna. You may like the 777 best considering your on-road experience though.

The Xray car is unproven. There are so many parts and options for it that a new 1/8 racer would be lost trying to set it up not to mention the dremeling required to get the necessary droop in the front of the car.
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777 SP1 is $579 at Tower and there is a $50 off of $500+ order somewhere. $529 for an SP1 is a pretty good deal.

C_Heath - I would still recommend the Mugen or Kyosho for your first 1/8 buggy. You might do well with the Jammin since you have some experience and the guy who owns The Farm 2 runs for Ofna. You may like the 777 best considering your on-road experience though.

The Xray car is unproven. There are so many parts and options for it that a new 1/8 racer would be lost trying to set it up not to mention the dremeling required to get the necessary droop in the front of the car.
I would wait on the 777 sp1. Kyosho is coming out of a sp2 soon. I don't like to spend so much money on an older version. BTW, I saw rc-toro has xray on sale for $635. Anyone have any experience with them?
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Old 06-30-2005, 07:44 AM   #53
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So where are you guys buying kyosho parts right now? I'm mainly looking for aluminum and carbon clutch shoes, clutch springs also for my K3. Will any clutches from different cars work?
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I heard that Kyosho parts are hard to get a hold of in the states. But arent they trying to fix that problem? I thought the new "Kyosho America" thing meant they were distrubuting their own parts here to make them more readily available.
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You can try http://www.rcbuggyshop.com

He should have some clutch shoes in stock. He has been getting Kyosho orders every week.
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Old 07-02-2005, 12:32 AM   #57
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which is the most durable buggy and parts are cheap ???
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NTC3Frk-The best thing to do again is look around for local parts support.I personally have HUGE issue's with Ofna.Most guys buy the cheaper kit to then only spend $200.00 to make the car race spec.
The jammin car has alot of hopups inside Im just not real big on their quality PERIOD.
The Mugen MBX5 is a outstanding car so is most of the Kyosho Line.
The Xray stuff will be DROPPING in price this next week and it's PROVEN believe me.Awesome car.
The Thunder Tiger while a car thats sensative to setup changes is ONE HELL of a car and is cheap on replacement parts.
So Xray,Mugen,Kyosho and Thunder all have my Vote.
Goodluck.There really isnt a BEST but you cant go wrong with those listed above.
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The Xray stuff will be DROPPING in price this next week and it's PROVEN believe me.Awesome car.
bwhahaha, xray raised their prices a few months ago and they tried to blame it on the exchange rate.... i was going to buy one, but when when they jecked up there prices, expecially on parts, i didnt buy one... i gues thiere a bit slow on sales now eh
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Old 07-02-2005, 05:18 AM   #60
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in malaysia,i think the thunder tiger and mugen have no problems with parts support.xray and kyosho have a little bit problem regarding parts support.i think the thunder tiger also is the cheapest among all those i listed,rite???and i like the fact it looks different and has a couple of innovations like the chassis,shocks,tank.keep the comments coming
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