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Old 07-14-2013, 03:58 PM
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Hey guys-

After several months away, I am getting the itch to get back into things and for various reasons I want to try 1/8th scale electric.

What's important to me in descending order:
-Durability
-easy to drive out of the box (i don't like to do a ton of mods or adjusting)
-how easy it is to work on (chassis layout)
-does alex carry parts for it

I've done a butt-load of research and have narrowed it down to these:
-serpent cobra be rtr
-kyosho inferno VE rtr
-Associated 8.2 rtr

I'm really leaning towards the serpent but not sure if alex has parts for those on hand in the highly likely event that I lawn-dart a landing.

Any thoughts?

Also, what tires are you guys running on the 1/8 e buggies and does anybody really run 6s batteries as the rules allow?

Thanks as always for your advice. See you guys soon?
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Old 07-14-2013, 04:53 PM
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Hey guys-

After several months away, I am getting the itch to get back into things and for various reasons I want to try 1/8th scale electric.

What's important to me in descending order:
-Durability
-easy to drive out of the box (i don't like to do a ton of mods or adjusting)
-how easy it is to work on (chassis layout)
-does alex carry parts for it

I've done a butt-load of research and have narrowed it down to these:
-serpent cobra be rtr
-kyosho inferno VE rtr
-Associated 8.2 rtr

I'm really leaning towards the serpent but not sure if alex has parts for those on hand in the highly likely event that I lawn-dart a landing.

Any thoughts?

Also, what tires are you guys running on the 1/8 e buggies and does anybody really run 6s batteries as the rules allow?

Thanks as always for your advice. See you guys soon?
Welcome back! The serpent and the kyosho are very good buggies. I have not seen any serpent parts at hobbytown but that does not mean there are none. I know they carry some kyosho parts. There are tons of Associated parts there. As far as help on setups the associated would have more info out there but there are a few guys that run the kyosho that could help you. Any of them would be a good choice. I like losi myself (see my sig lol). Hope to see you at the track soon!
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Hey guys-

After several months away, I am getting the itch to get back into things and for various reasons I want to try 1/8th scale electric.

What's important to me in descending order:
-Durability
-easy to drive out of the box (i don't like to do a ton of mods or adjusting)
-how easy it is to work on (chassis layout)
-does alex carry parts for it

I've done a butt-load of research and have narrowed it down to these:
-serpent cobra be rtr
-kyosho inferno VE rtr
-Associated 8.2 rtr

I'm really leaning towards the serpent but not sure if alex has parts for those on hand in the highly likely event that I lawn-dart a landing.

Any thoughts?

Also, what tires are you guys running on the 1/8 e buggies and does anybody really run 6s batteries as the rules allow?

Thanks as always for your advice. See you guys soon?
No, we run 4 cells. I have a kyosho I'd sell ya cheep, and it would come with a parts chassis. Pm me
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Old 07-14-2013, 08:56 PM
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Out of the box i would say the tekno eb48 handles the best and is very durable
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