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speedy2 11-15-2008 08:41 AM

D8 or 808, mbx6, mp9, 2.0
how is the new D8 really up against the other buggys also O'donnell?

rezenclowd3 11-15-2008 08:43 AM

...it all depends on your setup, maintenance and your driving level. It was good enough for Hara to win the worlds.

Mlbracing 11-15-2008 08:47 AM

if your buying one buy the 2.0 :)

but I agree with rezenclowd3

UltegraSTI 11-15-2008 09:05 AM

flip a coin...

...a few times.

eliminate 1s where u cant rely on ur shop to have parts avail or others running them at ur track en mass.


Mister-T 11-15-2008 09:18 AM

808, this buggy is not an expense it's a long term investement. Most racer here switched to 808 simply because it does not need a simple upgrade to be reliable.

Jaz240 11-15-2008 09:19 AM

This is the easiest question I have seen posted in awhile. The answer is....................you have 5 of the top 6 buggies in this list and anyone will be more than capable of winning. It definitely comes down to what your LHS stocks, and what the guys at your track run.

D8 11-15-2008 10:17 AM

Originally Posted by Mister-T (Post 5054209)
808, this buggy is not an expense it's a long term investement. Most racer here switched to 808 simply because it does not need a simple upgrade to be reliable.

did you read the question??

speedy2 11-15-2008 10:23 AM

I mean, does it drive as easy as a 808
does it do highjumps as easy and as far than a losi
the bumphandling of a mbx....?

answers should come from drivers having switched....to D8

I would think
it is more difficult to find a good set-up..
with those little shocks and the weight

blktransam 11-15-2008 10:55 AM

a guy was running the D8 this past race day and said it pushed really bad, he couldnt find a good set-up on it all day. of course it is going to take more then one day at the track to find a good set-up. But he was having prs all day. I see you did not list the Rc8 as a option?

ryanroma 11-15-2008 11:23 AM

He has probably already heard about all the RC8's steering slop problems, etc.

nta01 11-15-2008 11:25 AM

Don't hesitate getting a D8. I am conducting private test of new buggies except the MBX6. This car is worth it's price and more.

D8- I ran Travi's set up from the worlds
Highs: One of the easiest build, good quality materials, stable and consistent on the track so you are able turn repeatable laps. Able to push the car without it biting back.
Lows: Car is heavy (probably why she is so stable) though not a problem, my car pushed but I am sure you can set the car to your liking. Due to it's short rear shocks, it wasn't quite able to absorb the rough stuff like the others.

You won't be disappointed. Parts are available now and are inexpensive. If you do get one, get your usual spares but get multiple packages of servo arms as to the unique layout of the steering servo, you have to use their arms.

Good luck,

blktransam 11-15-2008 11:26 AM

I have had my rc8 for almost a yr now, comming from the losi 8ight, yes it does develope a little bit of slop over time, but its a great buggy has won me several races, and never lets me down. the parts are cheap to fix the slop anyways.

but back to the topic I have heard ppl. running 5-4-1 diffs for better steering.

Thopper 11-15-2008 12:13 PM

I dont understand peeps saying the D8 pushes! A push is one thing the D8 does not do ALL. I could not stop the car from hooking no matter what I did except sell it! The MBX6 is very easy to drive out of the box and very well built.

speedy2 11-15-2008 01:26 PM

like I said ..not so easy to set-up...

and the jumping ability
or very good ??

jpz_67 11-15-2008 01:58 PM

Originally Posted by speedy2 (Post 5054120)
how is the new D8 really up against the other buggys ?

I personally think the D8 is right on par with all the rest of the buggies out there. The car is fairly light, has big bore shocks, revised ring and pinions for aggressive acceleration, and pretty much all the adjustments needed to dial the car in for any track. I have seen the car in the hands of non professional drivers and it looks really good,as we all know the pro drivers can go fast with a box equipped with 4 wheels. I would say go for it, at the very competitive price of the D8 you just cant go wrong. If for some reason you dont like the car your loss would be a minimum, I would think that you could at least get half your investment back. Good luck and I hope this helps. :)

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