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Old 06-19-2009, 05:45 PM
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My son & i currently run jammin x1, he has buggy & i have the truggy. We want to try something different , he is thinking of the odonnell buggy & i like us to run the same brand for parts compatability. I am interested in the z01 T. they seem pretty good. Any problems or shortcomings ? i just read the test in xtreme r/c cars & it did pretty good except it did say it had a push into turns at slow speed. Haven't heard much about the mugens but we are interested in those also. I've seen a few at the track & they seem to work well . Take parts availability out of the equation as we have to mail order just about everything so we will have spare parts on hand & at the track is losi country. Any help would be much appreciated , thanks alot.
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Old 06-19-2009, 06:18 PM
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have you also looked at the tamiya 801xt and 801 they are just as good as the truggys and buggys you mentioned. just and idea.
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Mugen, hands down IMO. Better parts support and from what I've read the MBX6T is a great truck!
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I am running the Z01-T now, but have ran the MBX5T in the past. They are both excellent choices. O'Donnell has finally gotten their parts supply in order, so you do not have to worry about that issue. Z01-T turns, jumps, and accelerates well. It comes with some extremely nice CNC parts. The only week point of the MBX5T was steering, and they corrected that with the 6T. I do not think you can go wrong with either vehicle. To be honest, there are very few high end vehicles that are not capable of winning. (OD, Losi, Mugen, Kyosho, AE, Jammin, X-Ray, Tamiya, and HB) It boils down to preference. Flip a coin and go for it.
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Mugen hands down.
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being I drive a mugen I will have to say moooooooogen
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I spent almost 3 years driving the 5T and I now have the Z01-T. I think the Z01-T will be more durable in the long term based on what I saw with the 5T. I have not seen a 6T run yet so I cannot comment on the handling. I will say the Z01 is more consistent and faster than the 5T. I would expect the 6T to close that gap. The biggest problem I have seen with all my Mugen buggies and truggies was that after about a season of running they seem to slow down a little, and I never figured out which parts I had to replace to get it back to new performance.

I have seen parts availability issues with the Mugens before. Not to say it will be a problem again, but I think that is a potential problem for all brands. One knock on the Z01-T is that you are probably going to want to buy some machined steering knuckles so that will drive up your out of box price a little. It does come with 3 sets of sway bars and 3 sets of shock springs and to buy that for the Mugen will cost quite a bit. OD parts prices are also the best (lowest) in the business. Just check out the prices on things like shock boots, shock rebuild kits, hubs, etc and you will see that the parts you need to replace most often are really affordable.
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MBX6T is better all around IMO.
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I would go with Mugen
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My opinon is that both trucks are great but since I run mugen vehicles obviously the 6T would be my choice. I have seen the OD truck in action and it looks like it has all the right stuff as well and it is a well made kit, no cheap parts, nothing but high quality. I dont think you could do no wrong with either but which ever one is easier to get parts for is what I would choose.
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Old 06-21-2009, 02:22 PM
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I think the mugen is a better vehicle all around also. Don't wear as fast,and doesn't break as often.!!!!

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so many "I think" and "I've read" that mugen is better LOL..

take advise from those who have actuallly driven the cars.. not people who's heard about it.

I have the z01B and it's absolutely superb in handling and durability.

Best is to read the car specific threads and hear read the people's experiences
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