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Old 06-15-2013, 06:51 PM   #1
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My dad sais he wants to get into the hobby what is the best 1/8 buggy and equipment for it

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Losi 8ight 2.0 rtr period
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JQ The Car RTR
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Old 06-16-2013, 04:55 AM   #4
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serpents new RTR, has a novarossi engine... either that or the JQ RTR
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JQ Products Yellow Edition buggy, maybe the value kit with new wide chassis.
Alpha engine, A852
Savox 1256tg & 1258tg servos will work well with a 6.6v LiFe battery pack.
Mid range Futaba or Sanwa radio.
That would be a decent package & not cost as much as some other stuff.
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Idk if I would want his first car to be a jq because it still a pretty new brand, a serpent because a lot of the drives at my track switch from serpent to another brand and will never go back to serpent. My 1/8 buggy was a rtr hpi d8s it broke even when you breathed on it so I don't want to make the same mistake for my dad I would want him to get a well known kit and well know engine and savox servos
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Kyosho MP9 TKI3, Mugen MBX7, 8ight 3.0 - one of those would be my choice even though any other kit out there is probably just as good or close.

Novarossi Btt or 4c "team" with 9886/41001 or 9901/41001

HiTec 7955tg's <3 Or one of their HV line servos

Airtronics or Futaba radio
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Idk if I would want his first car to be a jq because it still a pretty new brand, a serpent because a lot of the drives at my track switch from serpent to another brand and will never go back to serpent. My 1/8 buggy was a rtr hpi d8s it broke even when you breathed on it so I don't want to make the same mistake for my dad I would want him to get a well known kit and well know engine and savox servos
Then i would recommend the one you like the most.
Other than that local parts support is the most important thing. Also look at what the good mechanics on your track has bought, sometimes its worth it to buy the same brand just to be able to use their tips and tricks to the fullest.
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This is a terrible question to ask. Everyone is going to say the car they have is best. The real answer is whichever car you can get parts for most easily. Just getting into the hobby, he will need parts not performance. In fact for almost everyone on this forum should only worry about parts support. Until you can run tank after tank, at race pace, without a single crash, a car that is 2/10ths a lap faster doesn't mean anything. Most people will never get to that level.
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This is a terrible question to ask. Everyone is going to say the car they have is best. The real answer is whichever car you can get parts for most easily. Just getting into the hobby, he will need parts not performance. In fact for almost everyone on this forum should only worry about parts support. Until you can run tank after tank, at race pace, without a single crash, a car that is 2/10ths a lap faster doesn't mean anything. Most people will never get to that level.
So TRUE! No betterWay to say it!
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