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Old 02-13-2018, 08:17 PM
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What options do you think is good for 1/8 or bigger size buggy. Was debating on Arrma typhon. Hear a lot of good things about it. Any other ideas?
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Any of the 1/8 scale buggy kits you find around the online hobby shops will do nicely. Do you have plans on racing? If so, I'd suggest a platform that a local track/shop supports parts for. But seeing you mentioned the Typhon, I thinking you are more interested in something RTR and more of a basher type. The Typhon should be on top of anyone's list when looking for a RTR eBuggy. Other RTRs I would mention...Losi 8ight-E, HaBoa Hyper VSe, and probably the Associated RC8.2e.
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All good recommendations there, though I would caution you stick with name brands available through AMain:
https://www.amainhobbies.com/search?s=1%2F8+rtr

Brands to watch out for:
* HPI - went bankrupt after Traxxas sued them for patent infringement back in 2014, company was sold around 2016 and the brand has yet to fully recover, parts supply chain issues have plagued the brand since

* ARRMA - went bankrupt after Traxxas sued them for patent infringement back in 2016, they have 2 more months for someone to buy them or the brand will go out of business, if someone buys them, it will take a while for parts supply chain to be restored and/or may suffer the same fate as HPI

* Associated - known for weak diffs and weak arms, decent for light bashing, but brand is better suited for racers who don't mind high maintenance

If it were me, I'd limit my choices to Losi, HoBao or RedCat, where each brand is comparably priced in quality for what you pay for.

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Good question I may consider both. However not too many tracks in Maryland. Only few that only do 1/10th.
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Old 02-14-2018, 07:23 PM
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Great I just bought new for 500 last year. Didnít know they went out of business. Shame.
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None of the brands discussed so far have gone out of business yet... I would be shocked if ARRMA doesn't get acquired, I'm sure there are some buyers lined up and lots of wheeling a dealing going on to settle agreements for each of the 30 proprietary brands that are to be chopped up under Hobbico.
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Yeah I know. As far as quality Arrma is good stuff. Built well for money. I just wanna platform that some parts are interchangeable. Do they make such kits.
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Most 1/8 brands have parts that are interchangeable between the SCT, MT, Truggy and Buggy, provided you stay within the same brand. The best kit money can buy right now is TEKNO, they are one of, if not the most durable brand and they offer a 50% lifetime warranty for any broken parts you mail into them, no questions asked making them the least expensive brand to maintain by a long shot.

If you're not into racing and just want to get the ultimate basher, then look no further than the MT410:

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