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Old 01-31-2013, 08:57 PM
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Hi guys I'm fairly new to the rc world and only have short course at the moment . I'm looking to invest in a buggy (roller) and slowly build it up and start running buggy class at local track . (hard packed dirt )

Iv looked at :

The rb5
The Hb d8 with electric conversion
The losi 8ight 2.0
The te8 v.2
And the 8.2c


Being that I'm new I don't want something very complicated to work on it maintain . And frankly I'm a crappy driver at the moment too . So I'm looking for some input from you guys .
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Old 01-31-2013, 09:24 PM
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Are you looking to run 1/8 scale or 1/10?
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Old 01-31-2013, 09:26 PM
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go with a caster or Team Durango.. best of the best..
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So none of the ones
I listed were any good ?
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..The ones u listed are OK.. one thing u need to know ..WHO caries parts for what buggy in your area.. I make my choices on that one fact alone ..If i break do i have the parts or do i need to order them and wait ..

Driving skills come after track time alot of it and often..plan on spending alot of money as you will break ur gear no matter what u buy.. New drivers break parts..

you also listed a 1/10 scale in ur post.. maybe the kyosho inferno mp9 instead of the rb5.. or zx
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Ok well I'll check with lhs and see what they carry parts for I'm leaning toward getting the team c te8 v.2 / I found a good deal on one any pros and cons on that set up ?
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Caster? pfft, budget brand I had an EX1 and could barely get $150 for it as a RTR with a Brushless combo in it!

VE8 if you like the D8 style but thats been updated to Vorza Flux

Hyper 9e is an exceptional buggy once set up right
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You will very rarely see Castor and/or Team C parts stocked at a local track/shop. You won't see many of them in the pits being raced meaning you're going to be more on your own for arriving at setups or for asking for help if you just can't that one last shim to fit for example. A better way to often go is to buy one of the "big-brand" cars, i.e. Kyosho, HB, Xray, Mugen, used for about the same as what the budget brands go for new.
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GO with a mugen mbx6 eco .
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Originally Posted by TheRcKid17
GO with a mugen mbx6 eco .
+1 on this. I race Losi products and love my 8ight E 2.0 and the 3.0 was just announced, but regardless the MBX6 Eco is an awesome buggy and I'd recommend it to anyone. I would disagree with the Durango and Caster being "better than all the ones you listed" though. You have to take into consideration local parts support. Not many tracks support Durango and Caster, and mugen is a hit or miss too. Keep in mind the Losi and Associated buggies because they are still very competitive and every Hobby shop has the parts for them.
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Ok thanks for all the input guys I found a nice used 2.0 roller on here with tires wheels a body a wing .

As I am new to this I don't know what I'm looking at . Could y'all say around about what this would be worth





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If you don't know how to tell if the car is in good shape, don't buy it used.

For an eBuggy, the top contenders in my mind for racing are the Tekno EB48, Serpent 811, HotBodies D8 with Tekno conversion chassis, JQ TheCar with Tekno conversion chassis.

That being said, you're unlikely to have great parts support for any of those at most shops. If you don't mind keeping your own parts instead of walking into the shop after you crash horribly, then I highly recommend the Tekno EB48. It is an easy and precise build, more nimble than pretty much any other 8th scale buggy, and built like a tank.
If you do mind keeping your own parts, then I recommend either the Losi or Associated, as their parts will be fairly easy to find at most shops that support 8th scale.
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Well in the case of a used
Buggy are the parts So expensive tht if a few things needed
Replacing would it cost me a fortune .
I'm new to 1:8 buggy so I didn't exactly want to
Jump out and drop 550$ on a roller but I haven't
Ruled it out was thinking or getting something used
And cheaper to see how I like it but then again I don't
Want to waste money and buy someones junk , that's why I am
Asking for you guys advice
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How much ou plan on spending!

I run the AE FT rc8.2e and it's awesome I love it.


Btw are you close to flowood ms?
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