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Old 09-11-2017, 04:31 AM
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Default Which race buggy is currently the best choice?

I've been looking at buggys for next year season so fair I come up with these Tekno EB48.4, AE RC8B3.1 , HB E817, Mugen MBX7R ECO ... Pretty much all the brands I am intreasd in. Most of them do seem to have features that set them apart from the others, but I can't seem to make a choice.
Those are pretty much the ones I've mainly been looking at. I'm totally open to any advice or suggestions though. Thanks.
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Oh boy did you just open up a big can of worms haha

All those brands you listed are all reputable and each have their strengths and weaknesses. My advice would be go with a brand that can provide you with local parts support and service. Also take a look at what your friends or and others at your local track are running. If your just starting out, running with the local majority brand will help you with setup tips and emergency spare parts
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I am not new. At all I just wanna up date my old car something new my mates run losi and my local hobbyshop carries losi or ae I just wanted something different too all
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Pick the buggy that is most popular at your track...
Buy it build it and learn to drive it!
they are all pretty good at this point....most of this is just personal choice and what fits your driving style.
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Losi is most ppl race I like there truggy not there buggy I narrow. Down to 3

Buggys now rc8b3.1 or eb48.4 or hb e817
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A few weeks ago I switch brands to Serpent SRX8e and the car flat out performs, jumps better, lands better and feels like you can carry more speed thru sections.
It took very few changes to get it on pace with the Amain guys in my area and within 2wks was already getting a couple podium spots with it.

Parts are easy to come by online and setup help and support is amazing as well.
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Originally Posted by rubezzz View Post
Oh boy did you just open up a big can of worms haha

All those brands you listed are all reputable and each have their strengths and weaknesses. My advice would be go with a brand that can provide you with local parts support and service. Also take a look at what your friends or and others at your local track are running. If your just starting out, running with the local majority brand will help you with setup tips and emergency spare parts
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Pick the buggy that is most popular at your track...
Buy it build it and learn to drive it!
they are all pretty good at this point....most of this is just personal choice and what fits your driving style.
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Although just because 1 brand is more popular today doesn't mean it will be as popular tomorrow... I got burned with Associated and what seemed like a nice cheap kit at first turned into a money pit of upgrades, I later went with XRay which offered more consistency/durability to suit my driving style, but I would eventually go with Tekno which had proven to me to be the most durable, nimble and consistent platform for me. My only regret is not buying Tekno in the first place. My area tends to have more local pro drivers supporting XRay and Tekno than any other brand and that's key because the pro's will help you with your setup to get you squared away for your driving style.

Going blind with some random box stock setup and little to no tuning experience is a recipe for disappointment... been there done that
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Did the same thing about 5 years ago...
Built brand new AE 2.0 buggy got it all set up ...
took it to the track and it was terrible.
Tried tuning it then gave up and sold the entire rig..
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Originally Posted by monsterbrad View Post
Did the same thing about 5 years ago...
Built brand new AE 2.0 buggy got it all set up ...
took it to the track and it was terrible.
Tried tuning it then gave up and sold the entire rig..
What's an "AE 2.0"? Dot dot dot
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Originally Posted by billdelong View Post
+1

Although just because 1 brand is more popular today doesn't mean it will be as popular tomorrow... I got burned with Associated and what seemed like a nice cheap kit at first turned into a money pit of upgrades, I later went with XRay which offered more consistency/durability to suit my driving style, but I would eventually go with Tekno which had proven to me to be the most durable, nimble and consistent platform for me. My only regret is not buying Tekno in the first place. My area tends to have more local pro drivers supporting XRay and Tekno than any other brand and that's key because the pro's will help you with your setup to get you squared away for your driving style.

Going blind with some random box stock setup and little to no tuning experience is a recipe for disappointment... been there done that
I am personally biased, as I run all tekno's. as can be seen in my signature. Tekno's need nothing but a aluminum servo horn in kit form. And is durable as heck. I've steered a lot of guys to tekno for performance and durability. Plus Tekno has a solid FB presence, as TeknoRC themselves are involved with answering questions, and giving help at the "Tekno RC Owners Group"

I am biased, but I am NOT obligated to suggest Tekno. I am not sponsored by them, and buy them with my own $$, and help from sponsors below.
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oops rc8.2 e
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Originally Posted by monsterbrad View Post
oops rc8.2 e
I was never happy with my 8.2e either.
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my 777 kyosho was better!
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will you run on the same track ? what kind of track is it ?
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For me at the time it was clay...
the AE buggy was just not having it at that time.
I can not speak for the new one right now I don't have it.
Running a Kyosho Mp9ethi3 with 4 front end parts.
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