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Old 08-21-2009, 03:07 PM
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im looking to get into buggies and saw the hyper 7 tq black was only 300 bucks. is it that cheap because its junk or is it a fairly decent rig. im no pro i just want to get my feet wet in buggy racing and wondered if this was a good rig to start on or not.
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I myself was in the exact same situation you're in 2 months ago. I got the black and it's AWESOME !!!! there's nothing cheap about it. I've broken a few suspension arm shafts and had an unfortunate incident with a glow plug coil falling out... but yeah the car has been really good.

If you buy here's a few things to do.

1) Drop some after run oil into the engine FIRST THIGN YOU DO. Try not to play with the thing by yanking the pulll start before you do this.

2) Make sure all screws and such are tight and in position... on mine the engine was slightly loose, and alos the front right drive shaft wasn't seated properly so i had to seat that.

3) make sure you check your tune before you start. Mine came out of tune (a bit lean) so read the manual, and set however they say in the manual.

4) In case you haven't started nitros before... a new engine is pretty hard to start because it's all tight like a tiger... the best way to fire it up is to use a hair dryer. Just point a hair dryer or heat gun if you have one at the engine casing and let it heat up for 30 seconds to a minute. Note you'll probably have to do this for the first couple of starts (prolly 10 or so). Once the engine is nice and warm you'll notice pulling on the pullstart becomes a LOT easier then starting car is very easy.

5) Break in properly !!!! This is most important thing about new engines...jsut follow the break-in bible in this thread.

6) Have fun !!!!

Hope it helps.
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well if its that good then to tell you im no newb to rc's i use a hybrid break in method its a mix between the traxxas method and the heat cycling method. oh and i have a nitro revo e revo brushless and a slash. but im selling the nitro revo to fund the hyper 7
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the hyper 7 is not a "cheap" buggy. its a really good buggy. my brother has one and it does awesome on the track. he does real well with it too. i would definatly get one. when you do, get a starter box for it and throw the pull starter away. on my brother's, you could hardly get it started the motor was so tight. and the pull starter half the time wouldnt turn the motor over. but its a great buggy. the engine in it is pretty good too. real fast. good luck with it!
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Originally Posted by LordAnubis View Post
I myself was in the exact same situation you're in 2 months ago. I got the black and it's AWESOME !!!! there's nothing cheap about it. I've broken a few suspension arm shafts and had an unfortunate incident with a glow plug coil falling out... but yeah the car has been really good.

If you buy here's a few things to do.

1) Drop some after run oil into the engine FIRST THIGN YOU DO. Try not to play with the thing by yanking the pulll start before you do this.

2) Make sure all screws and such are tight and in position... on mine the engine was slightly loose, and alos the front right drive shaft wasn't seated properly so i had to seat that.

3) make sure you check your tune before you start. Mine came out of tune (a bit lean) so read the manual, and set however they say in the manual.

4) In case you haven't started nitros before... a new engine is pretty hard to start because it's all tight like a tiger... the best way to fire it up is to use a hair dryer. Just point a hair dryer or heat gun if you have one at the engine casing and let it heat up for 30 seconds to a minute. Note you'll probably have to do this for the first couple of starts (prolly 10 or so). Once the engine is nice and warm you'll notice pulling on the pullstart becomes a LOT easier then starting car is very easy.

5) Break in properly !!!! This is most important thing about new engines...jsut follow the break-in bible in this thread.

6) Have fun !!!!

Hope it helps.
My brother and a buddy of mine has these buggys and for the price you cant beat it!
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Originally Posted by Quad Racer 34 View Post
the hyper 7 is not a "cheap" buggy. its a really good buggy. my brother has one and it does awesome on the track. he does real well with it too. i would definatly get one. when you do, get a starter box for it and throw the pull starter away. on my brother's, you could hardly get it started the motor was so tight. and the pull starter half the time wouldnt turn the motor over. but its a great buggy. the engine in it is pretty good too. real fast. good luck with it!
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I love my hyper 7.
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I love my hyper 7.
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whats with all the faces?..
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whats with all the faces?..
Dont know!
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Dont know!
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Keep them on all four!
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have you had to many beverages tonight?
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Originally Posted by Quad Racer 34 View Post
have you had to many beverages tonight?
No, not enough! Well we are getting a little off topic!

If your looking for a body that will fit the TQ go with a jammin x1cr body
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No, not enough! Well we are getting a little off topic!

If your looking for a body that will fit the TQ go with a jammin x1cr body
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