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Which 1/8th buggy for racing?

Old 02-08-2015, 11:23 AM
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Hey everybody. Getting into the racing scene with a buggy for the spring. Been looking and reading about the different models. What do you all think is the best to get into. I really like the look of the Xray XB8 but do you guys think the Mugen or Losi buggies are better? What do you all think? Money is not really to much of a factor. Want something that will be competitive and a lot of fun to race. Thanks in advance.
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Old 02-08-2015, 12:24 PM
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I think youll get the same answer from everybody around here.....get whatever your lhs carries the most parts for. Hard to find a BAD buggy, and the 3 youve picked probably have the best support you can get. Of the 3 youll likely find that Losi has the most parts in your lhs. My lhs's mainly deal with them but i know they can also order pretty much anything.

It boils down to what you want. If you read the different threads on here about the buggies you are interested in youll find lots of info on the handling characteristics of each one as well as set up help. That will go a long way in choosing the right car for you.
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Can't go wrong with either. I don't have a lhs so everything is ordered online but the mugen or losi would be the best. I recently had to pick between the two and went with the losi 3.0 buggy.
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I run team durango and I love it would not drive anything else

That's my opinion
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Hotbodies D812 for sure
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I run team durango and I love it would not drive anything else

That's my opinion
What makes you say this? What do you like about it?
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Hotbodies D812 for sure
What makes you say this? What do you like about it?
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Sworkz s350 evo 2. I say this because it handles extremely well and has very plush suspension and its durable. Parts are also cheap and its amain.com in house brand for off road 1/8 vehicles. Marty korn is the team manager for amain.com and I believe they just signed Adam Drake so that's a reason to try this car in itself.
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Also the 2014 version of the XB8 is on clearance right now for 496.99. This seems like a good deal. What do you think?
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Old 02-09-2015, 05:12 AM
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Also the 2014 version of the XB8 is on clearance right now for 496.99. This seems like a good deal. What do you think?
XB8 is a great buggy, for that price I'd get it. The 14' isn't really that different than the 15' either.
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Mugen. Great quality and service. Decent price and the website, although older is very informative. Parts are everywhere and durable unless you drive like a banshee.
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whatever is popular and easy to get parts for locally....that is the only correct answer! lol
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All the major brands are quality machines, they are all durable and race worthy. I would say, look at what is driven at your local track. This will make it easier to get parts and support.
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Just a 2014 Xray Xb8 over the holidays and love it. I ran the 2012 Xb9 for two years with no issues. The Xb8 is much better buggy. Responds to setup changes nicely. So you should be able to find a set up to fit your driving style. Best owners manual in the business.
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Well I went ahead and pulled the trigger on the XB8 that was on clearance. I am so excited to get started. What do you guys think of one of the picco .21 engines for my XB8?
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