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How long does a 1/8 buggy last?

Old 10-30-2013, 04:06 PM
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One of my buggies is from 2009 (a Mugen MBX6, now Eco),
and with some attention (mainly diffs+bearings) it seems to be good for bashing for another year.

I also have an older MBX5R (converted to electro) which I have a hard time killing

But my racing buggy is 'only' 1.5 years now (and I am building a new ).

So I wondered:
1. What is your practice: sell them after a while, or beat the hell out of them with bashing?
2. And in general: How long do your buggies last?
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8 months, 13 days, 9 hours, 36 minutes, and 2 seconds. Precisely.
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I have an old Jammin X1CR e-conversion. It has been through the ringer more than once, had to put it out once when I caught a lipo on fire...

Still going though, like the energizer bunny.

They honestly last as long as you can dredge up parts.
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Originally Posted by CHIZZLE View Post
8 months, 13 days, 9 hours, 36 minutes, and 2 seconds. Precisely.
Tempting to ask: which brand are you talking about?
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I'm not really sure, one car I have 60+ hours on it and my race rig has almost 100 now. I do bearings and rod ends when they get slop , pins on cvds and suspension pills once in awhile. Rebuild shocks and diffs every so often and a new chassis plate once in a while. I guess the really would last forever unless you trash your cars and don't work on them.
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I am gentle on my RCs, then sell them when I want to move on
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Just like any other rc car they last as long as you maintain and replace parts as they get wore or broke.
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Originally Posted by CHIZZLE View Post
8 months, 13 days, 9 hours, 36 minutes, and 2 seconds. Precisely.
Lol yours lasted 2 seconds longer than mine.
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Originally Posted by stigno View Post
One of my buggies is from 2009 (a Mugen MBX6, now Eco),
and with some attention (mainly diffs+bearings) it seems to be good for bashing for another year.

I also have an older MBX5R (converted to electro) which I have a hard time killing

But my racing buggy is 'only' 1.5 years now (and I am building a new ).

So I wondered:
1. What is your practice: sell them after a while, or beat the hell out of them with bashing?
2. And in general: How long do your buggies last?
Both my MP7.5 and MBX5R are ready for at least 5 years more if I change bearings and suspension/drivetrain parts.
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How long is a piece of string?
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How long is a piece of string?
8.5 inches
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I am gentle on my RCs, then sell them when I want to move on
Me too. Im pretty easy on my cars and trucks. They will last you a long time
if you take care of them.
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I've got three seasons of outdoor racing (in New Jersey we only race outdoors from April to October) on a Tekno conversion of a Hot Bodies D8. I've broken one camber link, one a-arm, and one hinge pin in that time and have replaced bearings and diff fluids. I'm not going to run it next year only because I got an 8-E 3.0.
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Originally Posted by stigno View Post
2. And in general: How long do your buggies last?
Right before it breaks
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Old 11-02-2013, 11:13 PM
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when it gets to the point where you need replace the chassis, your diffs are worn out, and there is too much slop every where, its time too move to the next buggy.
my losi ten-t got to this point. XD
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