Go Back  R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Nitro Off-Road
WHAT DO YOU THINK??? >

WHAT DO YOU THINK???

WHAT DO YOU THINK???

Old 11-02-2011, 11:38 PM
  #1  
Tech Adept
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: nsw
Posts: 136
Default WHAT DO YOU THINK???

heeey guys, i a looking for a new nitro 1/8th offroad buggy, and i dont know what to buy, i want it to be a rtr , but not soo expensive, i want it to be fast!.. and good quality.. all opinions wouuld be taken into consideration
thanks james
jamesdas is offline  
Old 11-03-2011, 02:59 AM
  #2  
Tech Adept
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: nsw
Posts: 136
Default

anyone ? :/
jamesdas is offline  
Old 11-03-2011, 03:38 AM
  #3  
Tech Master
iTrader: (18)
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 1,195
Trader Rating: 18 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by jamesdas View Post
anyone ? :/
Are you looking to race or bash it.if you are looking for a cheap racer then used is your best option.
xxxntwv is offline  
Old 11-03-2011, 03:55 AM
  #4  
Tech Adept
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: nsw
Posts: 136
Default

oh sorry i didnt mention that mate, um mostly basher, with a little bit of racing down at the track
thanks james
jamesdas is offline  
Old 11-03-2011, 05:34 AM
  #5  
Tech Elite
iTrader: (3)
 
merdith6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Brazoria, TX
Posts: 2,350
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Default Well

Hotbodies has a new rtr buggy that is pretty much a d8. It looks really nice and you can always buy a nice steering servo, and a good race engine down the road...
merdith6 is offline  
Old 11-03-2011, 03:59 PM
  #6  
Tech Master
iTrader: (18)
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 1,195
Trader Rating: 18 (100%+)
Default

If you are mostly going to bash it and want something cheap then I recomend the hyper 7.if you think you might race more often then the losi rtr is a nice car.the losi is more expensive but you get nicer equipment with it.
xxxntwv is offline  
Old 11-03-2011, 04:11 PM
  #7  
Tech Regular
 
Zao18's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Edmonton, AB
Posts: 367
Default

Originally Posted by merdith6 View Post
Hotbodies has a new rtr buggy that is pretty much a d8. It looks really nice and you can always buy a nice steering servo, and a good race engine down the road...
Yea, it's called the HPI D8S. Both it and the HPI Vorza e-buggy are based on the D8, and if the D8S is anything like the Vorza, it will apparently be very durable, so it'd make a great basher. It also has a pullstart on it, which makes it more convenient for bashing (no starter box or spinstart driver). HPI has a reputation for tough, durable plastic.

For pure racing, go with the Losi 8ight RTR. Great radio gear, comes with a starter box, lots of hop-up racing parts available too. It might be a touch fragile for bashing though.
Zao18 is offline  
Old 11-03-2011, 05:32 PM
  #8  
Tech Lord
iTrader: (148)
 
Frank L's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: NorCal
Posts: 12,522
Trader Rating: 148 (100%+)
Default

It all depends on price and if you are going to be competitive on the track. If the track dosent matter then go for the hyper if it does then go for the Losi.
Frank L is offline  
Old 11-03-2011, 05:46 PM
  #9  
Tech Rookie
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 2
Default

My vote is for the Hotbodies D8S rtr, Hotbodies cars are super durable and you can upgrade it easily to a full out racer if you want to do that later on.
wunderracer is offline  
Old 11-03-2011, 06:04 PM
  #10  
Tech Master
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 1,582
Default

No problem with the Hot Bodies but I'd like to know, why you want a buggy is you plan to mostly bash? Why not a truggy?
Sylvain is offline  
Old 11-03-2011, 11:10 PM
  #11  
Tech Adept
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: nsw
Posts: 136
Default

thanks guys .. yeah um mostly bashing with some races hear and there..

and um im not sure ive never had a truggy, so im not u to them..
thannks james
jamesdas is offline  
Old 11-03-2011, 11:15 PM
  #12  
Tech Adept
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: nsw
Posts: 136
Default

thanks guys .. yeah um mostly bashing with some races hear and there..

and um im not sure ive never had a truggy, so im not u to them..
thannks james
jamesdas is offline  
Old 11-04-2011, 01:27 AM
  #13  
Tech Adept
 
EEL Monster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 242
Default

Truggys are better for bashing
They are less upset by bumps & obstacles with wider track and bigger wheels
Beware of RTR!!!! The kit that you need to upgrade always costs you more in the long run
You'll just end up having to upgrade servos & radio gear in the immediate future and RTR engines are ssslllloooowwww compared to factory tuned race engines
If I were to do it all again, I'd get a Serpent 811 chassis, Savox SC-1258TG servos, Massive Mods MG66 engine & a Spektrum DX3R Pro Race TX/RX
All up, probably somewhere in the vicinity of $1000, but you've got great quality stuff that won't need upgrading any time soon and will be competitive at the races
EEL Monster is offline  
Old 11-04-2011, 08:30 AM
  #14  
Tech Adept
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: nsw
Posts: 136
Default

yes, i know what you mean mate,buying a kit probably would be the best bet, but i dont have that much money, cause im only 14.. i only have a couple of hundred. like $600...
thanks james
jamesdas is offline  
Old 11-04-2011, 09:52 AM
  #15  
Tech Adept
 
ghost68's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Pasadena, CA
Posts: 208
Default

Originally Posted by jamesdas View Post
yes, i know what you mean mate,buying a kit probably would be the best bet, but i dont have that much money, cause im only 14.. i only have a couple of hundred. like $600...
thanks james
For a Buggy the answer is the Losi 8IGHT RTR. Comes with a great radio (the best radio in any RTR period) and everything you need to have fun on and off the track. The only other options I would consider are the Hyper7 or the Ultra LX2. But keep in mind that the Losi is a race kit that will be fun off the track but be very competitive on the track (even bone stock) whereas the Hyper7 and UltraLX2 are basher kits that wouldn't fare so well in a race. Any of them will be fun to drive.

Someone mentioned getting a Truggy earlier and the 8IGHT-T RTR is right around your budget and as stated above will handle bashing a LOT better.

No matter what you get don't forget to budget in a Glow Igniter, Fuel Bottle and NiMH batteries if you get a car with a starter box.
ghost68 is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.