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Old 03-08-2008, 06:17 AM   #16
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in fact turmoil parts are the best I have ever seen
certainly when you compare prices...
you notice that parts have been developed with great 0.001 mm wise perfection,
fittings and mouldings, I would even say better as the xb8 parts..
metal parts are the best too
normaly the diffs are the same as the Losi's
but they are definitively better with shims inside and milled hard gears
gears, driveshafts and outdrives are very strong

also it features the best ball system of the market since the beginning
with big light weight alu balls

what make this buggy harder to work on is
that you just must get to a point,
where you can remember, where the multiple little parts go in (re-)assembling the front or rear suspensions ... because there are more than other brands and in more out of the common positions
...and the inner C-clips are difficult to reach for re-assemby

but this is a very good buggy
I would buy one, you will adore it..
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Old 03-08-2008, 06:45 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by Cannondale1974 View Post
Are there any facts stating parts will be hard to get in the near future?
Check out the Turmoil thread on RCU. Someone there recently asked Horizon exactly that and was told that there are no plans to discontinue anything...

I got a slightly used RTR last summer and I'm totally happy with it.
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Old 03-08-2008, 06:53 AM   #18
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Horizon make both of them.....why would durability be different??
Durability depends on the person using it.
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Old 03-08-2008, 07:08 AM   #19
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I didn't mean dated as in old, i know cunfusing the way i put it isn't it? I meant the design is old. One thing I can say is if you can win with this car then you are a better driver than the car is alowing you to be. switch to something a little more high end, and you'll be unstoppable.

I know a guy, he's goes by the name steebo on here. he had a turmoil and It consistently held him back. he had to fight out of the bmain every sunday. He switched to an rc8 and has been a force to drive against ever since! Now he's making custom clutch shoes for the RC8 and for the price , nothing beats them www.Impulse-rc.com I think.
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The point is to race for a little bit to get his feet wet. For that this buggy is durable, gets around te track well, is definitly the right price and when he is done he can still use the engine.
That's all.
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I keep hearing that racing is 90% driver, 10% car, is this accurate? If so, whether I was driving an 8ight, MBX5R or Turmoil wouldn't matter right?

I'm sure a better designed, handling car helps some. Question is, "how much" in the real world? I'm simply doing club racing, will be my first year or racing but I've had over 20 years with RC cars, gas and electric. Also over 20 years flying planes too so hopefully my reflexes won't be that rusty.
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If you aren't sure if you plan to stick with it, then the cheaper car is the way to go(nothing really wrong with it) But if you plan to stick with it, then you might want to look at a newer car. Either way, the Turmoil is a pretty decent car, and at a really good price. Plus, you can transfer the bulk of the important parts(motor/radio) to a new car if you decide the Turmoil is too slow for you...

I say go for it! Get your feet wet, and see if you like it enough to invest in a newer car.
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Old 03-09-2008, 06:56 PM   #23
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I say go with the Turmoil! I got my feet wet in 1/8th scale with a mayhem, then upgraded it with the turmoil parts. I basically made my own turmoil. That thing was a TANK! I literally couldn't break anything on it! The only parts I broke came from hitting a building (broke right lower front arm) and from a head on impact with a truggy at full speed (bent upper front hinge pin brace) and thats it! The buggy is nimble and turns with authority! I shouldnt have sold it... I miss that buggy! Another bonus thats unseen... The bodies come pre trimmed, a very nice feature since I HATE trimming bodies! The sportwerks .21 V2 is a very sweet motor too! Good luck with your decision!
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Heck I run a Hyper 7 and sure its old news, but I am a long ways away from having the car hurt my driving and setup ability Unless your a full out hardcore racer, then I don't see how there is ever any way that the car is going to hold you back. Unless you know every single adjustment on the car, and have each one set to perfection and still feel you could go faster, then the car is not holding you back. I know I am a long ways away from that point.
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