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Old 11-17-2013, 09:04 AM
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I have a rc8.2e and like it and have a HB d8 nitro and like it I'm about to buy a new nitro and torn between the rc8.2 or the d812? Have not drove the d812 so anyone have some input to help in my decision
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Old 11-17-2013, 10:38 AM
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I think AE will be revising the RC8 yet again so don't go in that direction. From what I have been witnessing on the tracks top buggies seem to be (in no order) the Losi 3.0, D812 and the MP9. You can't go wrong with any of those 3, although the new JQ white looks amazing we really don't know anything about the performance.
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Old 11-17-2013, 11:20 AM
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Yeah I haven't really thought about the losi 3.0 I guess that's another option I've never had a losi though and know I like associated and hb
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Old 11-17-2013, 11:25 AM
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I'm doing slightly faster laptimes with the D812 than I was with the Mp9, and it's impossible to break anything on it, this thing is indistructible.

I can't decide for you, you need to make up your own mind.
However this place is like a beehive, you want advice, now watch as the crows gather round chirping stuff like "buy a JQ!", "get an Agama!", "did you forget about the Hyper 9?" or whatever.
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Old 11-17-2013, 12:28 PM
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I picked my first buggy 13 years ago because it had the coolest looking paint job and big giant motocross tires!
I don't regret a second of it. Even the pull start and AM radio
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Old 11-18-2013, 06:01 PM
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It's nice to have the same buggy in nitro and electric, most parts are common and setup will be similar. If you like the ebuggy, I would say get the nitro version.
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Old 11-28-2013, 10:17 AM
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What are common issues with the rc8.2 I have heard problems with the fuel tank? What exactly is happening to them
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I'd go with the D812.
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Of those the HB car would be the best fit. Reasonable $$$ and they seem to handle well on the track. The kyosho is a great car that performs well on the track, but initial cost is high and replacement parts are spendy too. Switching to a new buggy is one of the things that keeps my interest in this hobby.

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There are no issues with the AE fuel tanks..

I do agree - stick with the same brand as your electric. The 8.2's flaws are only really going to be noticeable to people really seriously into racing.. And those "flaws" are basically just a loose rear end/overly agressive steering geometry.. The RC8.2 thread here is 500+ pgs of talking about all the possible mods to address it.. The RC8.2 is a tank among buggies though.. - AE makes very tough RC's.. If you're towards the beginner end of the racing spectrum, go for it.. But make sure you get a deal on it..

Straight up against the HB the HB is probably the better call.. I just like the part availability with AE - and having the same car to share parts is a nice advantage...
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Old 11-28-2013, 12:15 PM
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D812 is the choice.
The rc8.2 is the most outdated car on the market. Why we're even having a discussion is beyond me, it's new car vs obsolete car.
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Originally Posted by Frank L View Post
Of those the HB car would be the best fit. Reasonable $$$ and they seem to handle well on the track. The kyosho is a great car that performing a well not he track, but initial cost is high and replacement parts are spendy too. Switching to a new buggy is one of the things that keeps my interest in this hobby.
+1 well said.
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Old 11-28-2013, 06:55 PM
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Just get the d812. You can use some of the spares from your old d8.
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the d812 looks like great value, especially with the aluminum hubs and uprights.
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