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Old 12-11-2005, 10:02 PM   #1
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I am wondering which car is going to better suit an aggresive driving style.
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agrressive as u want to flcik the car around a corner? then the sp2 is for u.

the mbx-5 i have, is very stable but doesnt have the steering the sp2 has. prob due to the Pivotballs.

the x1-cr is in between the two.
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kysho parts are hard 4 me to get, mugen and ofna aren't. Agresive means that the car will respond on the track to every little bit of input from the radio. A car that isn't agresive will ignore small flicks of the wheel, this is often times good because it will cover up small mistakes.
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Put all the money you have for a new buggy into a pile infront of you, look at pictures of box and which ever gives you that "special" feeling is the one you should get.....LOL

IMO 50% of us will be totally satisfied with our buggies from the get go, the other 50% will constantly second guess our decision, and 50% of these people will go out and buy another buggy, and then another....you get the idea....

For me it was the X1 buggy, and I'm sticking with it good or bad for at least 2 years.....
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Old 12-12-2005, 08:56 AM   #5
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Both of these buggies have excellent steering and reasonable parts cost (Jammin is less expensive to buy and replace parts for). Pick the one that is better supported by your local shops.

Qwerty, do you have the updated lower front arms and knuckles? My car steered well before I got them but now nothing out steers my car and it's still stable. Had to turn my steering EPA up 10+ steps.
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By the way, are you experienced with 1/8th scale buggies?
Fast steering is improtant but stability is more important. These things are fast and heavy. The less out of shape the car gets, the faster it will go.
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i really recommend that we don't get into this thread. check out the X1 vs. SP2 thread. that is pretty much a stalemate. pretty much all "vs" threads end up with the driver picking what car he has the most available parts for. just go with what you want. everybody will try to sway you. don't let that influence your decision.
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By the way, are you experienced with 1/8th scale buggies?
Fast steering is improtant but stability is more important. These things are fast and heavy. The less out of shape the car gets, the faster it will go.

yeah i have experience, that why i got a mbx-5, like i said... its stable and easy to drive. when did i say stability is bad?
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Qwerty, do you have the updated lower front arms and knuckles? My car steered well before I got them but now nothing out steers my car and it's still stable. Had to turn my steering EPA up 10+ steps.

yes i got the updated lower arms and also the knuckles.

for the knuckles they didnt offer me any more steering throw than what i already had, coz i dremel my original (old style) ones anyway and the new ones i dremel a bit aswell to my liking.
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Sorry, the experience question was meant for party-wagon.
I should have been more clear.
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Sorry, the experience question was meant for party-wagon.
I should have been more clear.

yeah good point, the SP1 had heaps of steering, was very twitchy and was very fast in the hands of the top-guns, BUT for the club racers here, they were just not competitive at all... x5 were walking all over them....
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My buddy races a prospec (hopped up mbx5). He said if he did it over again he'd go with the jammin because it's a great buggy and much cheaper.
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No, I don't have ne experience with 1/8th scale. All of my off road experience comes from 1/10 scale 2wd buggy and 1/10 scale nitro truck. I prefer to have a ride that will twitch about if you suck at driving. Just because the car makes it look like your running smoother doesn't mean your going to be faster. I like to have a tight slipper, when you hit 20 mph, where most of the engine is in the torque your able to use that torque because of the down force provided by the wing. If your slipper is set so you grab gobs of throtle of the gate then your going to be losing power when you can have more. If you are smooth with the throtle and steering then the agresive car will be just as smooth as any forgiving setup, but it will also respond to tiny details when you want it to unlike a forgiving setup.
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There's no slipper in 1/8 scales. It's all motor, diff, and clutch setup. As far as twitchy, if you're fighting to make the thing go straight all the time your wasting concentration. Especially in 1/8 scale.
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If your smooth theres no concentration needed to keep it straight. Simply put just don't jerk the wheel when your a little crooked on a straight. If you practice being smooth it will become easier and easier over time, thus allowing you to concentrate on other parts of the track.
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