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Old 11-10-2023, 06:37 AM
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So tempted to buy one, I just wish the kit was updated with the optional parts that should be standard like the front turnbuckles instead of upper a arms.
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Old 11-10-2023, 07:51 AM
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I have the conversion coming to try. Is this necessary because of a fragile upper arms or feel? My only gripe was that they should come with the rubber radio tray grommets. Lol.
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Old 11-10-2023, 08:37 AM
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Originally Posted by ROSCOE
I have the conversion coming to try. Is this necessary because of a fragile upper arms or feel? My only gripe was that they should come with the rubber radio tray grommets. Lol.
it seems to be the more durable setup, regardless Tyler Jones is running them as well as others.

option parts that should be standard. Understandable with a new platform but the kits should be updated with the popular setup parts.
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Old 11-10-2023, 10:38 PM
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Originally Posted by ROSCOE
I have the conversion coming to try. Is this necessary because of a fragile upper arms or feel? My only gripe was that they should come with the rubber radio tray grommets. Lol.
Iíve run it on a difficult bumpy track and Iíve nailed the front end super hard a lot of times. Lawn darted it, bad crashes havenít broke it yet. Car is durable. I did make my own link to try and tried that the past 3 times Iíve practiced but I didnít break the upper arm and nailed the front end where I thought it would break and it didnít. Feel free to send me messages with any questions etc or If you wanna talk about buggy!
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Old 11-12-2023, 04:26 PM
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Originally Posted by wely324
So tempted to buy one, I just wish the kit was updated with the optional parts that should be standard like the front turnbuckles instead of upper a arms.
They are optional tuning parts that are driver / track dependent. If they swapped them out, others who want the other way would be saying what you are. You cannot keep everyone happy!

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I have the conversion coming to try. Is this necessary because of a fragile upper arms or feel? My only gripe was that they should come with the rubber radio tray grommets. Lol.
Driver and track dependent. High grip, smooth track with a good driver I think you will find people running the arms instead of links. Links are better in the rough / bumpy conditions and easier to drive (more forgiving)

The fact that the optional parts are available and giving the user the choice represents great value to me.

Installed the newly released Sparko front turnbuckle conversion kit recently myself:



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Old 11-14-2023, 09:07 AM
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In the Us what high bite smooth track is there?
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Originally Posted by Goof
In the Us what high bite smooth track is there?
No clue, I don't live there. The US is not Sparko's biggest market at present.
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Originally Posted by Adam007
No clue, I don't live there. The US is not Sparko's biggest market at present.
it might not be their biggest market, but Iím sure they would love to break through in the US market.
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Old 11-14-2023, 06:15 PM
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The US market is the smallest with only around 11 cars at present. The local distributor got 20 kits, and can't even sell out of the first batch.
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Old 11-18-2023, 09:50 AM
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Originally Posted by silence360
The US market is the smallest with only around 11 cars at present. The local distributor got 20 kits, and can't even sell out of the first batch.
Usa 2024 itís gonna take off more in some areas, some areas now in USA there is no 1/8 for winter. My area the season goes April to October for 1/8 off-road outside. But youíre gonna see more guys come 2024. I think having the Ebuggy out and available will help too, a lot of people want to run both buggyís in same brand. Having both cars out before the start of 2024 season will be good. I think a truggy would be good to eventually to have as well, I think for usa market it helps grow brand cause some people wanna run all the same brand of cars. For me sometimes Iíd run a different nitro truck brand than nitro buggy so I donít mind, I havenít run Ebuggy for a couple years but now I will with F8E.
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Old 11-20-2023, 06:06 PM
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Winter won’t help the car currently other than some in the far south still running so it will take all the exposure it can to get peoples eyes on it even if it’s bench testing with your buddies. Bring on a truggy! As Jersey said we want em both or none! Lol. I would like to see a truggy along with a few other locals that are interested because of just seeing my buggy. See what happens I guess.
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If there was a truggy option, I would drop HB and give Sparko a try.
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Originally Posted by kruzracing169
If there was a truggy option, I would drop HB and give Sparko a try.
Rumor is HB is going out of business so may drop them no matter what.
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Where can I buy this buggy in the US?
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Old 11-22-2023, 11:10 AM
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Originally Posted by BMOC
Where can I buy this buggy in the US?
Currently sold out


https://www.powerhobby.com/phbf80001.html
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