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Old 03-21-2015, 03:46 AM
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If buy 1/8 buggy car,We need to consider what factors?
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without more detail, I am thinking in general I would consider:

- what layout do I feel fits what I think a 1/8 E buggy should look like
- Durability
- What kind of support does the company give
- What kind of community help is available
- what level of part support is out there online or local, or both

Those are some of the things I would consider initially.
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what do you want to do with it ? race ? bash ? cuddle ?
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don't forget lhs support. it really doesn't matter what buggy you get if you're always waiting at the mailbox for parts. that's my opinion
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Your idea of what it should look like matters a lot. Say its not very durable, you don't have to bash it or race it, since you enjoy looking at it....you could baby it and cuddle it around large, empty areas without jumps.
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Also how available are spare parts. Will you have to order every time you need a part or go to your local LHS. Pretty much what viper said.
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what do you want to do with it ? race ? bash ? cuddle ?
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Thanks!the parts is very important.
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Consider what buggies give you necessary room so maintenance is easier.
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Consider what buggies give you necessary room so maintenance is easier.
Thanks ,This problem that I should be taken into account.
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Most 1/8 e-buggys have ample room to work. You will still break it down for maintenance though.
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some buggies like the Tekno have the electronics mounted in such a way you can easily remove them from the chassis to do cleaning, etc.
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Bash or racing? Keep in mind if your new to the sport 1/8 isn't the best place to start if you are planning on running indoor tracks, you would be better off starting with 2wd buggy , or sct, 1/8 isn't for newbies at most tracks and you can cause alot of physical damage to other peoples cars and bodies. Otherwise pick a Tekno, TLR, Kyosho, Mugen, put electronics in it, buy decent battery packs and take it off some sweet jumps. You can't really go wrong with any of the major brands, other then maybe associated right now since they are working on a new car. I have had friends have bad luck with the 1/8 hobby king esc's but the trackstar motors are great if your looking to go that route. Most of the buggies I see run rx8 speedo's, I run a silver arrow v2 esc because it fit the budget and have no complaints.
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The big thing as a newbie to remember, and in general this goes with any car, focus on control.

The problem isn't the vehicle itself, its the person behind the wheel. A 4wd vehicle will actually be a bit easier to drive and a vehicle that is known to be durable like a 1/8 buggy will allow you to learn without fear of just breaking all the time. Keeping frustrations levels down helps keep people in the hobby, not fighting the car.

HOWEVER, bad habits like rough driving can be masked by the fact the vehicle is durable and is easy to drive. To me at least, I think we use the go 2wd thing as a way to make up for that fact. Personally, I think they just need to be powered down.

To me, I started my daughter on a 1/10 4x4 SCT that is basically a lightened 1/8 with its power turned down because it was durable, easy to drive to get her feet wet. It worked quite well. Made me really wonder if a slower spec class would be good. Default mod just seems odd for an electric vehicle regardless of scale or class as the only option.

who knows, maybe 1/8 e buggy light will gravitate that way.
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Bash or racing? Keep in mind if your new to the sport 1/8 isn't the best place to start if you are planning on running indoor tracks, you would be better off starting with 2wd buggy , or sct, 1/8 isn't for newbies at most tracks and you can cause alot of physical damage to other peoples cars and bodies. Otherwise pick a Tekno, TLR, Kyosho, Mugen, put electronics in it, buy decent battery packs and take it off some sweet jumps. You can't really go wrong with any of the major brands, other then maybe associated right now since they are working on a new car. I have had friends have bad luck with the 1/8 hobby king esc's but the trackstar motors are great if your looking to go that route. Most of the buggies I see run rx8 speedo's, I run a silver arrow v2 esc because it fit the budget and have no complaints.
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