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Old 01-21-2014, 06:13 PM
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iv been wondering what i should get... A Losi 8IGHT 2.0 a Mugen mbx6 please lemme know!
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Old 01-21-2014, 06:28 PM
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Six to one and a half dozen to the other... Flip a coin.
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Old 01-21-2014, 06:43 PM
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When you're considering brands, I don't think you're really going to find huge differences in quality or ability although I know Xray enjoys a reputation for supurb build quality. Many factors come into play in picking a buggy which can range from ability/convenience of parts down to the brand that "X" runs therefore it's the one you want to run. We all have different criteria in choosing which brand we like or go with. Think about the two buggies you mentioned and try to be as honest with yourself as you can. You're leaning one way now, you just need some validation to push you over the edge.

The bottom line is there isn't a bad decision in either the two you mentioned or the many others that are out there.
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Old 01-21-2014, 06:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Mike in Bama View Post
When you're considering brands, I don't think you're really going to find huge differences in quality or ability although I know Xray enjoys a reputation for supurb build quality. Many factors come into play in picking a buggy which can range from ability/convenience of parts down to the brand that "X" runs therefore it's the one you want to run. We all have different criteria in choosing which brand we like or go with. Think about the two buggies you mentioned and try to be as honest with yourself as you can. You're leaning one way now, you just need some validation to push you over the edge.

The bottom line is there isn't a bad decision in either the two you mentioned or the many others that are out there.
great thanks
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Old 01-21-2014, 07:10 PM
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Losi will be more responsive and a little more difficult to control for a beginner, but faster.
Mugen will be easier to drive and more stable, but a tad slower for a more experienced driver. The MBX6 lacks corner ability in comparison. Both are durable, Losi plastics wear faster and develop a lot of play in them. Losi also has some issues of stripping diff gears if not shimmed perfectly and servo issues if you don't have the Gen 3 radio tray.
Mugen has a solid drivetrain. Only issue I'm aware of is that the front arms are a bit easier to break.
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Old 01-21-2014, 07:14 PM
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Losi will be more responsive and a little more difficult to control for a beginner, but faster.
Mugen will be easier to drive and more stable, but a tad slower for a more experienced driver. The MBX6 lacks corner ability in comparison. Both are durable, Losi plastics wear faster and develop a lot of play in them. Losi also has some issues of stripping diff gears if not shimmed perfectly and servo issues if you don't have the Gen 3 radio tray.
Mugen has a solid drivetrain. Only issue I'm aware of is that the front arms are a bit easier to break.
Great info thanks!
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I have owned both and would agree with most of what pickle311 has said. If you like to push a car hard in and out of corners you are going to get along with the mbx6. The losi is a aggressive car compared to the mugen and doesn't like to be bullied by the throttle. What I don't agree with is that the mugen front end is easier to break, both are tough cars. Enjoy you purchase either way!
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Neither. Get a Losi 3.0 or a MBX7. Why do you wanna buy old news?
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