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What would you get? Spend $2000 - Happy Turkeyday

Old 11-23-2017, 02:05 PM
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Default What would you get? Spend $2000 - Happy Turkeyday

Happy Turkeyday everyone!

Lets have some fun. Let's say you have $2000 to spend on a 1/8 Nitro Buggy Setup, what would you get, how would you spend the money?

I thought given that this would almost be a "money no object" scenario, it'd be interesting what 'dream cars' are coming out of this.
  • Kit:
  • Engine:
  • Pipe:
  • Clutch:
  • Servos:
  • Battery:
  • Radio:
  • Tires:
  • Fuel:
  • Upgrades:

I'll go first:
  • Kit: Kyosho MP9 Spec A
  • Engine: Reds WR7 Diamond
  • Pipe: Reds 2143 w. M manifold
  • Clutch: Reds Quattro Clutch System
  • Servos: 2x MKS 599
  • Battery: ProTek 2600mAh
  • Radio: Ko Propo EX-RR
  • Tires: AKA Impacts, Soft Long Wear
  • Fuel: Byrons Gen2 30%
  • Upgrades: Lunsford Turnbuckles, Kyosho One Piece Engine Mount, Kyosho Aluminium Knuckle Arms, TKI3 Rear Lower Suspension Holder, 16* Aluminum Front Hubs, Carbon Radio Tray, EBIS Run-In Service

Looking forward to see what people would build!
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Old 11-23-2017, 08:57 PM
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Kit: Mugen MBX7R
Engine: REDS WR7 Diamond
Pipe: All of the Reds pipes and manifolds lol (for tuning to different tracks)
Clutch: Reds Quattro
Servos: Savox
Battery: Anything 7.4v LiPo
Radio: Futuba 7PX
Tires: Depends on track - ProLine
Fuel: VP Racing 30%
Upgrades: Meh. Save anything left for a few keys spares and sink the rest into a truggy lol
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Old 11-24-2017, 07:36 PM
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Kit: Kyosho TKI 4
Engine: Os Speed 2102
Pipe: Whatever pipe goes with it
Clutch: Reds
Servos: KO Propo Speed Steering, Power throttle
Battery: Who cares
Radio: M12R
Fuel: Who cares
Upgrades: Alum steering caster thingies, alum servo saver arm, one piece engine mount
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Old 11-25-2017, 04:52 PM
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I think they are over 2000 lol
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Old 11-29-2017, 07:53 AM
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Default Too late to play?

Here's mine:

KIT: AE RC8 B3.1
ENGINE: ProTec RC321B Samurai V2 3-Port
PIPE: incl w/above
CLUTCH: ProTec Clutch Bell/Mugen 3-shoe
SERVOS: ProTec RC 130T stg; ProTec RC 100SS throttle
BATTERY:ProTec RC LiPo AE 7.4V/2300mAh
RADIO: Futaba 4PV 4-Channel
TIRES: Panther Rattler 1/8 buggy tire w/Jconcepts 1/8 Buggy Wheel
FUEL: Morgan Sidewinder 25%
UPGRADES: Practice and set-up time at local track

Surprised even myself at coming in under budget. Cheers. Hope you all had a Happy Thanksgiving with family and friends.

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Old 11-29-2017, 11:45 PM
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I feel my set up is so turn key, being a Losi guy makes sense when you can put them together nicely in a package that works.

Kit: Losi 8 4.0
Engines speed, 19-21 track dep
Pipe:2060 or 2090 with dif headers
Clutch:Losi 4 shoe, simple n true
Servos:hitec 7950/7940
Battery:I run lightweight 900mah lipo
Radio: m12s best radios
Tires: aka pro line or Losi 4 me.
Fuel:nitrotane is clean and crisp
Upgrades: I would stay away from the rear aluminum hubs and the center diff mount as they both seem to make the car worse, mostly every other hop up losi makes is top notch and other companies have cool stuff like Fioroni dif cups that hold extra oil. I love losi shocks, and how free the drivetrain is but Iím fully upgraded with the best feel for my car regarding aluminum and plastic for flex. So the next step would be getting good bearing and lightweight screws because like I said I have every hop up n donít use them all if they make the car stiff where it wonít work. The only necessary upgrade on the 4.0 is the top plate and Servo saver arm aluminum. Everything else is super solid. Although we all get the ti turnbuckles and pins. Itís not needed n you probably canít feel a difference.

Hereís the best part, brand new this would cost you in the 1500-2k goal, but, if you shop on here I guarantee if you wait for this stuff to come threw brand new (it will eventually) you can get it all for probably under 1400 if not way cheaper. N if your getting it used I guarantee you could get this set up for under a grand or close. Just bargain.
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Kit: RC8B3.1
Engine: B2101
Pipe: 2090 with 80mm header
Clutch: AE kit or Reds
Servos: Protek 170SBL
Battery: Reedy
Radio: M12s with RX481
Tires: Proline Holeshots
Fuel: Bones
Upgrades: AE aluminum servo arm and 15g Chassis weight, JT bearings , Mylaps 2 wire
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Old 12-05-2017, 01:34 PM
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Kit: TLR 4.0
Engine: TEAM ORION CRF 21 7 Ports V3 WS Edition
Pipe: TEAM ORION Tuned Pipe and Manifold Off-Road CRF EFRA 2058
Clutch: TLR
Servos: Savox SAVSB2292SG
Battery: LRP
Radio: DX6R
Tires: Proline
Fuel: Bryons
Upgrades: Maybe the TLR tuning kit but not necessary.
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Old 12-06-2017, 05:40 AM
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Kit: Losi 8 4.0 Buggy
Engine: Sirio CL7B STI * Novarossi Mantra
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