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Old 06-22-2009, 10:50 AM
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Hey guys. I have some rtr bashers but I want to get into racing buggys. I dont need top of the line but would like a buggy that can advance as I do. Any advice on models? Thanks
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You are about to get slammed with opinions.. just remember this..Make sure it's durable, and has parts easily available. Consistency is the key in offroad racing, you can't win if you don't finish. Good Luck!
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Old 06-22-2009, 11:00 AM
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go to the local track and see what most ppl are running check
out your lhs for parts availability then pick a car in the price
range you have and have fun getting parts is a big thing
you will brake things if you cant get parts you cant race
and that is no fun
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My local shop basically only has traxxas stuff. I have a slayer and rustler and want a different make. Is the losi 8ight 2.0 rtr a reasonably competitive buggy? Would it be better to get a kit type ? Thanks
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HB D8 there a great buggy at an unbeatable price. Check one out you will love it
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Old 06-22-2009, 11:37 AM
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HB D8 there a great buggy at an unbeatable price. Check one out you will love it
+1 i love my D8
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People always say to get the buggy with the best local parts support. On the other hand, 9/10 cars around here are Losi 8ights, I started with a Losi 8ight, and all the parts support in the world didn't help. I just was not happy with the durability of that car.


I switched to Xray with their 808 buggy. It is more expensive and you literally cannot buy parts anywhere in the entire province. Luckily, I haven't needed to. It is the lightest and most durable buggy there is. The only other buggy I considered was the Mugen MBX-6. It is difficult to find parts for that also, but it's quite durable.

Best thing I ever did for saving money was setting up an account at A-Main Hobbies. They can get anything I need to my door, in Canada, the next day for considerably cheaper than local shops.

Either way, it doesn't matter. You'll be spending thousands to get yourself up and racing.
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What do you want out of your buggy? How much do you want to spend? Well if your hobby shop dont stock buggies - parts are not that much of a concern, because you will probley be ordering everything anyway. Do you want a kit/roller or a RTR setup?

Just trying to narrow it down a bit.


I NEVER broke anything on my Losi 8T , 8B - 8T 2.0 or 8B 2.0 - Never had problems getting Mugen parts either
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Assuming you are a good driver, can a rtr car be competitive with built buggys?
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Assuming you are a good driver, can a rtr car be competitive with built buggys?
yes but not as durable..
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Wow A-Main has a big selection of buggys thanks Semple
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Wow A-Main has a big selection of buggys thanks Semple
http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...gy-Kit-Updated
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My local shop basically only has traxxas stuff. I have a slayer and rustler and want a different make. Is the losi 8ight 2.0 rtr a reasonably competitive buggy? Would it be better to get a kit type ? Thanks
Losi really did a great job with this package, that includes radio and starterbox. I'd have to say that this would be the quickest way into racing. However, one of the first things people do when buying rtr is up-grading the steering servo.
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Old 06-22-2009, 01:05 PM
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A RTR uses cheaper parts to complete - but for a beginner it is a awasome way go get in to the game, and you will have two choices - either upgrade parts as you go or just buy an up grade.

The Losi 8B RTR is the BEST RTR ON THE MARKET

Hands down.
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I have been ran the losi 8ight 1.0 and now running the Losi 8ight 2.0 and loved them both i still have the 1.0 that i play with at the house and use my 2.0 racing. I have never had any probs with my buggys. i would say the Losi 8ight 2.0 or The xray buggy. The parts for the Losi 8ight will not brake the pocket book. The only parts the i carry are the from and rear arms and have yet broken one. So my votes for the Losi 8ight for sure and if you looking at a rtr i would Say losi for sure hands down.
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