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Old 10-23-2013, 07:37 AM
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Not racing just playing around. Looking at the Ofna Buggy8, Ultra LX2, Duratrax 835B, JQ the car RTR, and so on. Any setup under $450 for a RTR setup.

Or would it be better to buy a roller and build it say under $500.

Durability is number 1.
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If you want a tough buggy then get a JQ, tough, good & great customer service & back up.
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For $500 you could get the Team Associated rc8.2e, thats a tank! If that's to much i would go with the OFNA, they are a great rtr built like a tank, but there servo is weak.
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Out of that list, jq
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JQ For sure!
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JQ, no question.
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Old 10-23-2013, 06:34 PM
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Serpent 811 RTR
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I know OFNA uses Shit servos but I have some hitec I could swap in. Minus the obvious servo issue is the rest of the OFNA setups durable. I am leaning mostly toward them for the simple reasons its the cheaper setup and I am looking for something to play with. No racing just beat around.

Literally it is $200 less.

Also I am not a noob when it comes to nitro's. I have 10 total right now but I am looking to move into the 1/8th scale from 1/10th.
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Originally Posted by zandrew View Post
Not racing just playing around. Looking at the Ofna Buggy8, Ultra LX2, Duratrax 835B, JQ the car RTR, and so on. Any setup under $450 for a RTR setup.

Or would it be better to buy a roller and build it say under $500.

Durability is number 1.
Get an older xray xb8 for cheaper and put in your quality components if you want super durability/ reliability. Or from that list, JQ
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I would see what each kit offers.. JQ seems solid he's supplying you with Savox servos and people seem happy plus he has great service.. Also take a look at the serpent rtr comes with a Novarossi engine comes with decent electronic and it's durable.
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Losi 8eight RTR
JQ THE CAR
Serpent 811 RTR I've seen it it looks like te best deal novarossi engine,it's a serpent so yi know it very high quality, and no this isn't biased I am not a serpent driver
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Originally Posted by Alexnailey692 View Post
Losi 8eight RTR
JQ THE CAR
Serpent 811 RTR I've seen it it looks like te best deal novarossi engine,it's a serpent so yi know it very high quality, and no this isn't biased I am not a serpent driver
I'd vote for the JQ or the Kyosho ready set personally. The Kyosho is going to handle better than the JQ which I think is based off the "Yellow" version which isn't the most amazing handling, but it's relatively "higher" end components included offset that slightly. Though lets be honest, Savox servo's aren't high end really to begin with... even their most expensive servos.

IMO I wouldn't bother with the Serpent. It comes with a low spec Novarossi, which isn't worth any more than the Alpha -- so just because it's a Novarossi doesn't mean too much.

The Serpent is durable (I owned one of the Cobra 2 kits previous to the Kyosho I now run) in that the plastics don't break easily, but be warned the radio tray tends to strip out, the front steering plate screws will strip out if you don't have a brand new tip on your tools, and the radio tray is a PITA, and without the Aluminum chassis braces there's a ton of chassis flex to the kit... just a heads up.
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