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Old 01-07-2014, 03:41 PM
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I know the question has been asked a thousand times, but I am ready to spend my hard earned money on new rigs & I am not sure what to buy. I am parcial to the mbx7 because of the durability of Mugen but have never owned 1. I keep my equipment in excellent condition & I am not lazy about maintenance. I'm looking for durability, long term parts & upgrades, fast cornering and ease of driving. I will be racing truggy & buggy. I currently run the old OFNA X2 & X2 CRT cars W/ buku & werks clutches. Engines I run are the Nova 21 -4, 21-7 fms & P5 Monty Houston tuned, TQ 501'S, Grp,s & Werks B5,B6 pro engines. I also run Hitec 7950, 7955 servo's w/ airtronics m11x transmitter.
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Old 01-07-2014, 04:24 PM
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Check out the Team C rides. They are very dependable and they have all the steering you want. They have plenty of upgrades available as well.
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Old 01-07-2014, 04:47 PM
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Don't overlook the new JQ White Edition either, very good reports on this buggy, it goes & handles great & the JQ stuff is pretty tough to. Although JQ don't do a truggy so if you want both then better off with the same brand.
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If I was starting over and getting a Buggy and a Truggy...then personally I'd be looking at Tekno right now.

I know for a fact that the buggy is really great to drive and tough, plus they just came out with a new Truggy that looks crazy good too.

Really nice stuff.
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Im very happy with the tekno. I have an order placed for the truggy as well. Tekno has never let me down and they provide exceptional customer service.
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since you say you like mugen, why not go with that? although…the x7 has some problems i hear with breaking lower front arms.
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Old 01-07-2014, 09:32 PM
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X-Ray for Off-road !!
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I have the Xray xt9 truggy and my brother has the xb9 buggy. I've put mine through some pretty hard bashing and its stood up to it well and i've seen my brother put his xb9 through some tough times with only a shock retainer broken. they drive well too.
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Originally Posted by ThePanda View Post
since you say you like mugen, why not go with that? although…the x7 has some problems i hear with breaking lower front arms.
Mugen is a great buggy. I have never broken an a-arm that didnt deserve to be broke. It takes a good hit to break.

go with Mugen if you like Mugen. I made the switch from Losi and HB to Mugen and couldnt be happier with them.
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IN no particular order.

1) Kyosho. Bomb proof, easy to drive/setup/adapt quickly to conditions.
2) Mugen. Smooth, high quality
3) Losi. High parts availability, easy to drive, both platforms drive really similar. 3.0T on the way "One setup wonder"
4) Serpent. Like a more aggressive Losi in feel, but with a higher quality metals/plastics.
5) Tekno. Newer designs, but can be tuned to taste. Slight lack of "team" setups, but not a hard car to setup either. Can be made to suite MANY different driving styles bc of all the roll center/shock location options.
6) Xray. Great durability. Truck needs updating a little.
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From my recent experience watching the Kyosho cars... they are far from bomb proof. All of the ones I have been watching have broken several times. Just sayin'
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'Twere me it'd be Agama or X-ray..
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Old 01-08-2014, 10:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Ben Burtle View Post
From my recent experience watching the Kyosho cars... they are far from bomb proof. All of the ones I have been watching have broken several times. Just sayin'
not to get into a argument with the K car guys but I agree. They are fast as hell but I have seen so many break lately it's not funny.
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Originally Posted by ThePanda View Post
since you say you like mugen, why not go with that? although…the x7 has some problems i hear with breaking lower front arms.
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Is Mugen working on a re-designed front lower arm that is not cut-out where the hinge pin goes through?
We have new updated arms but they are still cut out where the hinge pin goes thru
We have little or no failure now
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Mugen has had that problem for 10 years..its the pillowballl front end..it will always have that problem..
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