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Old 06-22-2005, 12:23 PM   #1
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Hey guys, i want to get a Buggy. I used to race rc10gt's at the local track...dirt burners, but anyways i need to make a decision on my first buggy.

Kyosho MP777 or special 1

Mugen MBX5 or pro spec

These are the best buggys i can think of and probly the easyst to get parts for. any suggestions?
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Old 06-22-2005, 01:20 PM   #2
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Kyosho will be releasing the 777 SP2 kit in August and an upgrade kit in late June/early July. SP1 kits might get cheaper soon knowing that. As far as I know the standard 777 kit will not change. Since you are new to 1/8 I would recommend either of the Mugens or the 777 SP1 or SP2 (when it becomes available). If you get a Kyosho you will eventually break a steering knuckle. You can get machined ones from several sources or the stock ones are really cheap. Unfortunately a broken steering knuckle often takes out a caster block which is not cheap. The stock ones are pretty strong as long as the weather is warm. I would replace them every 2-3 gallons for safety unless you go with the machined ones. You will also need to get a set of standard diff gears, cross shafts, and pins (about $12) to convert the front diff to a standard setup instead of the stock LSD.

The Mugen Pro-Spec has all the hop ups you will ever need for that car but it is expensive. A standard Mugen kit probably needs a front shock tower and a steering plate.

Get Craddock or Fioroni brakes for any of the cars you listed.
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Hey man, i got a spankin deal on MP777 SP1 for $588 and a nice novarossi Rex too. the mugen was there for 725...but that is just too much knowing im a nub to 1/8 buggy raceing. SP2...never herd about it... but if its affordable i'll get it if its worth it.
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Hey man, i got a spankin deal on MP777 SP1 for $588 and a nice novarossi Rex too. the mugen was there for 725...but that is just too much knowing im a nub to 1/8 buggy raceing. SP2...never herd about it... but if its affordable i'll get it if its worth it.
Knowing Kyosho, they would price the SP2 in excess of $600+.
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Actually considering a Mugen Prospec is $700+ an SP2 at $600 (probably close to what it will cost) is a pretty good deal. The SP2 will have machined shock towers although the SP1 stamped towers do hold up very well.
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I have a Jammin Pro and i really like it,I would go with a Jammin Pro and get a Novarossi P-5.
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well when they come out with SP2, they will have a conversion for sale for the sp1 owners right?
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Kygoslow=700
Mugen=800

TTR S3+hop ups+engine=700 PRICELESS

Just my humor for the night. I run an S3 and they are really great cars, parts are easy to get and inexpensive. The car is pretty tough, but I can't really say anything bad about the mugen other than it really costs alot and so do parts.
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Im gonna take a hard look at the s3

thanks for the input Ven and u have a pm
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hey guy's
Looking for a place to buy Thunder Tiger 1/8th S3 and Kyosho 1/8th Inferno MP777 series of buggies try www.evolutionhobbies.com and hit the "MY STORE" to go to there NEW online store.They also sell other TT and Kyosho products as well as parts!Mugen and Ofna will be listed soon from what i hear .Just to let you know there is another source out there!!
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