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Old 02-13-2007, 05:01 PM   #1
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Hey guys and gals. I have a quick question......im did some searching but didnt really find any results. i do alot of 1/10th scale racing but im looking to get into the 1/8th scale on road scene. the track would be a big asphalt road corse. what are some good cars and what would you recommend. i see alot of threads on the serpant cars are they good to get.....thanks in advance
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there are small differences between those cars. i dont think it doesnt matter what brand you go for. Maybe try them and them make your choice.
My choice is definitly serpent because of their parts...
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All of the big names are good, Serpent,Mugen,and Kyosho.
If you are just starting out with 1/8 scale, I dont think you will be able to tell much difference until you improve your skills
I have the Evolva, and love it.
But I also have the PRP XR8, and if it is dialed in, it handles great, and you can get into 1/8 scale for much less.
True, it is not an Evolva, MRX-4 or Serpent 960, but if you want to try 1/8 scale before you dump a wad of money into it, and would rather have a new car over a used car, you should check out the XR-8. The XR-80 is an RTR, and is more for bashing, but the XR-8 would let you get into 1/8 for much less
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Old 02-13-2007, 05:27 PM   #5
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Thanks for the replies guys. i appreciate it. ill deff look into it a lil more and i have untill spring to decide.....how much different is it than 1/10th scale carpet. ive never raced on asphalt but it looks awesome thanks again
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Now i really got the BUG to get one. Ive been lookin around and man i cant wait. thanks for the replies again
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I would find something slightly used to start with. Look up Mugen mrx or Kyosho evolva on ebay, and you might find some good deals on used stuff. If you are going to race, 1/8 can be very costly!! If have $$$ burning a hole in your pocket, go to your LHS and get some new stuff. I run an Evolva/RB setup, and I've been 100% happy w/it.

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All of the big names are good, Serpent,Mugen,and Kyosho.
If you are just starting out with 1/8 scale, I dont think you will be able to tell much difference until you improve your skills
I have the Evolva, and love it.
But I also have the PRP XR8, and if it is dialed in, it handles great, and you can get into 1/8 scale for much less.
True, it is not an Evolva, MRX-4 or Serpent 960, but if you want to try 1/8 scale before you dump a wad of money into it, and would rather have a new car over a used car, you should check out the XR-8. The XR-80 is an RTR, and is more for bashing, but the XR-8 would let you get into 1/8 for much less
If you have the parts support, I would highly recommend the Power Racing Products XR8. If you plan to race the car, do not purchase the PRP XR80 RTR and upgrade. I went that route and I spent more upgrading the car. I will say that it is an awesome car for the money. Good luck.

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