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D8T compared to Losi 8T 2.0

Old 07-15-2009, 04:42 PM
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I'm wanting some feedback on the D8T if anyone has got one and tried the Losi 8T 2.0. I can get a brand new D8T off a fellow racer for 250 or wait 2 months for another racers used losi 2.0. I really want a losi as I run losi buggy but cant afford a new one and the RC8T I have now is the worst truggy I have ever had but that's another story and don't want to run it anymore so it's forsale.
So basically are the stories of broken drive shafts on the D8 a real problem and will it go as well as the losi. I would only like responses from people who have ran both or atleast tried both otherwise it will turn into a fanboy thread.
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Old 07-15-2009, 04:46 PM
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D8T doesn't break drive shafts.

You already have the losi buggy, so you should get the losi truggy. Plus odds are that you have a lot more support for the losi that the HB.

They both handle about the same, but I think that the losi is better through whoop sections.
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Old 07-15-2009, 05:34 PM
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The only experience I have with the HB is observation. But what I will say is the losi is AWESOME!! I wouldn't drive anything else right now. With that said, they both seem to be great trucks. The only doubts I have with the HB are the rear center driveshaft, and the maximum droop setting it has(IMO not enough).
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Old 07-15-2009, 05:43 PM
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The D8 T is a great truggy, it will steer with the Losi, jump with the Losi and accellerate in straight line with the Losi. The 2.0 edges ahead because it puts power down in corners better than anything to hit the market. If your track is bumpy or has a large whoop section you will gain many feet per lap against the competition. You can overpower the losi with a nasty .28 and be able to use it with the proper set up. If you overpower the D8 T you will lose distance as you pull in the trigger.
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Old 07-15-2009, 06:11 PM
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From the folks I have talked to the D8T is an awesome truggy and pretty much VERY similar physically to the Losi. The whoop section handling is cured by lighter oil...as the Losi runs thin shock oil versus everything else. Also don't rule out the MBX6T as well. Alot of people seem to think its the best truggy out now above the Losi. Leave the doors open.....I don't think you can really go wrong with any of them. Also curious why the RC8T didn't perform. Right now almost all the BIG races are swapping wins with the Losi or the RC8T.
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I run the D8T and haven't had any problems with the shafts so far. I also run the buggy so it was natural to get the truggy since they share so many of the same parts. If you already have the buggy, I'd wait and get the losi since that would mean less spares you'll need and the knowledge should carry over to the truggy from what you have learned from the buggy. Both are good vehicles, but in your case I'd say go with the losi.
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This is probably the most civil 'This VS That' thread I've ever seen on here!
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Originally Posted by slumlord View Post
This is probably the most civil 'This VS That' thread I've ever seen on here!
Yeah, I have to agree that the responses have been pretty easy. Maybe cause the hardcore racers at that big roar race or on their way there now.
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