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Old 01-14-2010, 01:32 PM   #1
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Default Losi 8ight Racer on a budget (Roller vs RTR)

I am looking to build up a 8ight buggy to race on my local track. I am on a tight budget, so what I was thinking is that I would buy the RTR version and run that first and then when funds are available purchase a rolled on eBay for cheap and get the upgraded parts that way....plus have back-up parts.

I know the servos are supposed to suck, but won't they be fine for a month or two?

Lets say I got straight to a race roller, aren't I looking at something like this:
Roller $500
Engine and Pipe: $300
Servos and Receiver: $250 (I have a good Spektrum radio from my Losi Ten-T)
So, something around $1,050 versus $700 for the roller.


Are there any flaws in the above? I am going to have to budget a while either way, but I figured I could map out my plan now.
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I am looking to build up a 8ight buggy to race on my local track. I am on a tight budget, so what I was thinking is that I would buy the RTR version and run that first and then when funds are available purchase a rolled on eBay for cheap and get the upgraded parts that way....plus have back-up parts.

I know the servos are supposed to suck, but won't they be fine for a month or two?

Lets say I got straight to a race roller, aren't I looking at something like this:
Roller $500
Engine and Pipe: $300
Servos and Receiver: $250 (I have a good Spektrum radio from my Losi Ten-T)
So, something around $1,050 versus $700 for the roller.


Are there any flaws in the above? I am going to have to budget a while either way, but I figured I could map out my plan now.
Wrong thread dude. This is the onroad thread and you will probably get better and quicker responses if you post this over there.
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Wrong thread dude. This is the onroad thread and you will probably get better and quicker responses if you post this over there.
Doh, no clue how I screwed that up. Please Delete this thread admins.
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