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Old 03-03-2019, 11:38 PM
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I came out of my cave to bump this post

You beat me to it.

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Gs storm/sut/ Ofna/jammin 1/8 was my go to

Duratrax were the ones to bash, still going...
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I still have a MBX -5,Sportswerk Turmoil Pro And Hot Bodies Lighning with lots of parts and some older motors that run great. Think I will run them soon.
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Old 03-05-2019, 06:39 PM
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Ohhh yaaa! I dont have many of my old-school buggies, but would be cool to see a vintage club race go off.

My 2004'ish Hyper 7! Wassssuppp! lol. Thing was a tank, but I club raced the crap out of it! I felt bad for anyone that got in my way, couldn't stop, too heavy. lol.





My Mugen MBX4 I think,.. would be 2005'ish? Was very consistent buggy, a top performer back then, great on very bumpy tracks, PBS probably helped that. Moved on to the Xray buggy after this. Also ran the original Losi 8ight for a while, but i'm still looking for those pics.




The Original Xray XB8 2005-2006 I think? I finished 16 races straight with the Xray buggy, my longest and best winning streak ever at our local club track. I started winning more often, even at large events, bumped up to Pro/Expert and got a 50% sponsorship for next couple years before I quit. Good memories of back then.


This was 2005'ish I think. Before mini pin tires were cool. lol.

Good old days....
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Man that is awesome, nice RB motor in your MBX4.
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Man that is awesome, nice RB motor in your MBX4.
Ya, I ran RB for years, allowed me to dial that motor inside and out. I eventually settled on my own crank mod, + porting that added run time, and insane light switch type power to those RB's. I rarely showed anyone the full mod, but you could hear it down the straight +5000 RPMs!. lol. Stopping was always an issue... Skipping a pit on a 30 minute main was a big deal back then also. I used to put the ceramic bearing from an On-road RB motor in them, and that was rare for off-road at that time. Few drops of the old White Lighting lube (you cant get anymore) in the fuel changed the game also, shhh, dont tell anyone... lol.



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Ya, I ran RB for years, allowed me to dial that motor inside and out. I eventually settled on my own crank mod, + porting that added run time, and insane light switch type power to those RB's. I rarely showed anyone the full mod, but you could hear it down the straight +5000 RPMs!. lol. Stopping was always an issue... Skipping a pit on a 30 minute main was a big deal back then also. I used to put the ceramic bearing from an On-road RB motor in them, and that was rare for off-road at that time. Few drops of the old White Lighting lube (you cant get anymore) in the fuel changed the game also, shhh, dont tell anyone... lol.

That is pretty Awesome, and always nice to see people trying new things. Especially to get the most out of not only the cars, but their motors!

Those are the old Proline Bowties right on your XB8
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I am currently rebuilding my Hyper 7 PBS!! Will show pics when finished.
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I have the following 'old' 1/8th buggies.
-svm crono super light (it isn't light at all)
- Mugen super sport
-mugen mbx4
-kyosho mp5
-kyosho inferno
-kyosho vanning

I'm looking for a hobao pirate m1rs... That WAS a light buggy...
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lol.... Still got this old fart. Mint Ofna LX-2.
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Oh man, you made me bust out a pic of my old LX1,

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Could probably win some club races with either of those. LOL! Sweet!
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'member when 13mm shocks were "big bores". doing the moon bounce around the track because your shock oil got so hot it ran out of your rear shocks.
gave away the old ultra comp, original rc8 and gs cl-1 last year.
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My first nitro was the ofna HODR, then I got a Mugen athlete back in ‘93. Then I got I s now Crono Europa, still have a love for that company. RB s7 was my favorite back then
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'member when 13mm shocks were "big bores". doing the moon bounce around the track because your shock oil got so hot it ran out of your rear shocks.
gave away the old ultra comp, original rc8 and gs cl-1 last year.
my buddy greg waller still has his GS racing CL1. Was a nice car
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Haha, good times. My first 1/8 buggy was the Mantua Demon 2wd with handheld airplane starting on engine with a starter cone. Car was awesome running the fuels back then, not so much, lol
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