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Old 10-31-2005, 03:54 PM   #1
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Default Sportwerks Mayhem RTR vs. Jammin X1 RTR


What to get: Jammin X1 RTR or Sportwerks Mayhem RTR.

I am looking to enter the world of 1/8 scale buggies. My primary purpose for the buggy will be to run at my local hobby shop/track (they let folks run for free during business hours) and to occassionally race on Saturdays (don't plan to be real competitive, just want to go out and have fun).

So before anyone recommends a pro kit, read above. I don't want to spend the money. My budget is $400 - $500 for the buggy. I already have a JR XS3 that I use for my Revo, so I will use that in my buggy and I will replace the throttle servo first thing, so please include this info in your decision (as I know that the Mayhem is known for its electronics).

So which buggy should I get? And please tell my why.

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Old 10-31-2005, 10:05 PM   #2
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Well the Jammin is a nicer chassis than the Sportwerks, it handles better and such, but the included electronics are garbage (although the Rx pack and fail safe it comes with are a nice touch). Of course you've already got a XS3, so you've got that covered, pick up a decent steering servo and if you feel the need for more brakes you can replace the throttle servo. The engine on the Jammin from what I've heard isnt as good as the Mayhem's, but I can say the Force 26 I had was a great engine, decent power and its easy to tune/reliable. The included tires in the Jammin are pretty good as well. If you didnt already have a radio I'd say mabye to go with the Mayhem because of its included gear, but since you've already got it you ought to go for the buggy with the superior chassis. The Jammin is a super competitive buggy in kit/pro form and the RTR is basically almost the same car, just without as much fancy aluminum.carbon fiber. The Mayhem is a sport level car and doesn't have the same level of chassis design, plus the Jammin is less cash.

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Go with the Jammin
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