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Old 01-17-2007, 09:01 PM   #1
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Well, I have a decision to make. I cannot decide if I want to go 1/8 or 1/10 scale for my main car. Basically it's between the Team Magic G4S RTR and the Power Racing XR/80 RTR. Reason I am going to get an RTR to begin with is I want to learn the car and not have expensive carbon parts to break as I learn. I can buy new and better upgrades as needed.

Anyhow...I have a TM G4S RTR and like it. I always thought 1/8 was too expensive to get into. Then I saw the XR/80 RTR and it's pretty damn cheap for a 1/8 scale. So that got me thinking...should I move up to 1/8 or stick with 1/10

quite a choice to make. So here's the brunt of my question. Is there anything I should know about 1/8 scale that is a big change from 1/10 and I should think about first?

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Old 01-17-2007, 09:07 PM   #2
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Tires would be the biggest change. Racing 1/8th pretty much will "require" a tire truer and quite a few set of foam tires.
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Old 01-17-2007, 09:16 PM   #3
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for 1/10 I can go buy tires from like GRP, Jaco and the like. Can you not do this for 1/8? Or do you mean that the quality is better for 1/8 if you mount and true your own?
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Depends on your budget are you willing to spend more on everything ?considering 1/8 scale can be more expensive to keep up than a 1/10 scale I like 1/8 scale but I'm not ready to spend the money right now I'm having a lot of fun with my 1/10 scale right now but later down the road i will be purchasing a 1/8 scale kit also I like building my own kit much more satisfaction when racing it.
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Depends on your budget are you willing to spend more on everything ?considering 1/8 scale can be more expensive to keep up than a 1/10 scale I like 1/8 scale but I'm not ready to spend the money right now I'm having a lot of fun with my 1/10 scale right now but later down the road i will be purchasing a 1/8 scale kit also I like building my own kit much more satisfaction when racing it.
That's interesting...so replacement parts are more expensive for a 1/8 scale car?

If so I'll stick with 1/10. That's good to know.
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Old 01-17-2007, 11:41 PM   #6
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I have both, and think 1/8th is similar in cost. You can get a full set of rubber for $32-$36 bucks, and you can run them for a weekend or 2 depending on the surface and the amount of practice you get. If you have never tried one, do so before making plans. You can get a great deal on a lightly used MRX-3 chassis, parts are reasonable and available, and they are extremely durable (handle excellent). Once you try 1/8th, you will be hooked! Even if you only race it once every 2 or 3 months, far more fun-factor than any other on-road option. There is no substitute for 1/8 on-road.
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Old 01-18-2007, 03:44 PM   #7
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There's 2 things keeping me from jumping right to 1/8. With 1/10 you can get much more varied selection of bodies, although they aren't as aerodynamic as the Lola style bodies I see people run with 1/8. Also that a 1/8 needs a little more room to run in which may be asking too much where I'm at.

Keep the info and suggestions coming. I'm willing to listen to everything and everyone.
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Go with where you have a good amount of races and tracks to run on. Most likely a 1/10th but some have the option of both.

If your bs'ing around p-lots just get something simple.
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Old 01-18-2007, 04:21 PM   #9
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I do plan to get into some racing, but around here I don't see much for 1/8 size. There's a track not far, but it's really not that large. At least it's not as large as some tracks I've seen that host stare/national events. I may just stick with 1/10 since I don't really have to buy anything specific right now.

Although something about the larger scale and higher speeds makes it hard to choose.
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get tenth to get started but eighth is much funner but to have fun you must pay the price 1/8th scale is really pricy
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get tenth to get started but eighth is much funner but to have fun you must pay the price 1/8th scale is really pricy
I have a Team Magic G4S RTR now which is my main car. I became interested in 1/8 after seeing the XR/80 RTR which is very cheap to get into 1/8. However, since I have the TM now it's probably better to get some upgrades for that (engine, UFO Clutch etc).

Thanks for all the advice and whatnot.
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Just keep the g4s. If anything get an off-road truck or truggy or buggy , thats the best bet. Youll get to see how much more areas you can run , virtually anything. As well itll show you what the hobby is about on the off-road side. Will also open up new tracks that might be available to you. Racing on an off-road track is much more fun , just like racing on an on-road track vs bashing around.

Id look for a used vehicle on ebay or something , theres a ton of people parting with them so the initial cost is gone. Use a good eye and you can normally find barely used ones with the needed modifications already done.
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get both
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If only it were so easy...
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I do have both scales, 10th and 1/8.
I have a couple of Kyosho RRRs, and some Mugens.
In 1/8 scale I have an Evolva, and also a PRP XR8
Even though the XR8 is not quite up to par as the Evolva, when set-up right, the car handles great. I actually have more tme in driving the XR8 than I do my Evolva. Parts for the PRP cars, XR8, and the RTR XR80 are very cheap, and very durable. For practice, I buy off-name brands and only pay around $18,00 for a full set at the track. But for racing, you would want a couple of good sets. These cars use the Serpent style wheel. A good set of tires will run somewhere around $32.00 and up for a full set.I would have to say that parts for the XR8 run around a little more than 1/2 of what the Kyosho parts run. Check out e-bay or even some other sites, and you will probably find used Evolvas, Mugens, Serpents and PRP in both 10th and 1/8 scale at a fraction of the cost of new ones.Dont let the "high" cost of 1/8 scale stop you, as there are choices in both used or in the case of PRP new cars to be had. Once you try 1/8 scale, you will find it is a whole different world.
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