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Old 03-26-2016, 07:53 AM   #1
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Default Kyosho Mp9E Inferno or TLR 4.0 E-buggy

Just as the title states, which one and why? I had a 3.0 TLR e-buggy but I didn't enjoy it as much.. I know the kyosho feels more planted.. Anyone ever compare these 2?
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Old 03-26-2016, 08:04 AM   #2
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Mp9e has amazing handling. The car doesn't require massive setup changes, so you won't fight setup. It just works great and can be driven fast and consistent.

The quality is really good too. Shocks and driveline are unmatched. They don't get slop in them either. Components last a long time.

Only thing is since the TKI4 nitro was just released, will a tki2 electric be on the way? Personally, I don't believe the updates are big, but you may want to consider waiting if you want the latest.
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Honestly, it's like comparing a VW to a Porsche. The Kyosho is leaps and bounds better than any of the Losi stuff I've owned or driven. I have both the 3.0 and the MP9E so this is from experience, not fan boy stuff. That being said, I also have a MBX7Re and like it better than both. It's all personal preference.
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I too will have to give my Nod to the MP9e, for one I have to say with my driving style it handles a lot better than the Losi, its smoother and more planted. I also like that the layout is straight forward and standard. Its really easy to work on, parts are easy to get, and it really has no big flaw. Even if you spring for an MP9e TKI1 the changes coming from the TKI4 will be easily performed later on. Keep it clean and it will last a long time. I have to say its very forgiving to driver error, and also pretty tough (only issue I had was with the front shock tower bending). The only thing I do not like are the stock MP9E TK bodies - the shape is fine, they are just rather weak, plan on getting the Heavy (1mm) body, it will hold up longer.
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Even if you spring for an MP9e TKI1 the changes coming from the TKI4 will be easily performed later on.
That upgrade would cost about the same as a new kit.
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That upgrade would cost about the same as a new kit.
True, but if the kit does not come out for some time, why wait, plus he may get a screaming deal used or new. He can add the parts later, and his discretion. And if he gets the parts off eBay scalpers it will still be less than a new kit. The options are endless.
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Yes, the chop shops are a great way to save money on the short term. But adding a part when needed only really works if he understand how they change the car quite well.
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I bought a tki3, should have it this week... Thank you guys for making my decision easier
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If you have a extra bank account than go for the Kyosho that's all i got to say,
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I wonder if Losi could get up to Kyosho quality if they were willing to up the price relative to quality of materials in the parts. That whole "you get what you pay for thing".

Last times I saw kyosho 1/8s run, they were great looking vehicles. Definitely had the look of money there lol.
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Honestly I've seen a couple of 1/8 Kyosho Buggys the older models and seen them just break over a landing that other Buggys would not .
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