RC Electric Off-Road Trucks, Buggies, Truggies and more Discuss electric RC off-road, buggies & trucks here. Also discuss brushless motors, speed controllers aka ESC's, brushed motors, etc

Best 1/8 E Buggy?

Reply

Old 08-17-2009, 01:29 AM
  #1  
reracer
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: , CA
Posts: 3
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default Best 1/8 E Buggy?

I'm looking to get back into racing. I don't see many post for 1/8 scale, and I was just wondering what everybody thought. Right now I'm leaning towards the OFNA Hyper 9 or the Associated RC8. I don't like the Losi becarus they force you to buy their motor and ESC.
reracer is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2009, 01:46 AM
  #2  
Chris_RC
Senior Member
 
Chris_RC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Southern California, CA
Posts: 6,912
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Best 1/8 E Buggy?

They dont force you to buy with it, it simply comes with it.
Chris_RC is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2009, 09:43 AM
  #3  
BuzzBomber
Senior Member
My Feedback: (4)
 
BuzzBomber's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Newton, NJ
Posts: 3,050
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Best 1/8 E Buggy?

FWIW, I have have very good luck with my converted RC8. It started life as the basic nitro RTR, which I ran last season at the local club. I converted it to electric using the AE kit this spring, using a MMMv3 esc and 2200kv motor combo. I have not had a single issue with the chassis all season, it handles well, plenty of power, and I've been finishing mid-pack or better every race I've run, even on the stock RTR tires. I don't think you can really go wrong with any of the current 1/8 scale cars as long as you do your research and get the right running gear.
BuzzBomber is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2009, 01:12 PM
  #4  
reracer
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: , CA
Posts: 3
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Best 1/8 E Buggy?


ORIGINAL: Chris_RC

They dont force you to buy with it, it simply comes with it.
That is the same thing. The Losi is $900, while most other E buggies are around $400. Since you can pick up a Novak(I like Novak) ESC motor combo for around $250, that means that the Losi is $650 for just the car. Is the Losi really worth the extra $250 over the other guys?

reracer is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2009, 01:23 PM
  #5  
For_The_Win
Senior Member
 
For_The_Win's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Tampa, FL
Posts: 623
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Best 1/8 E Buggy?

The front shock towers have a problem breaking.
For_The_Win is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2009, 01:48 PM
  #6  
Chris_RC
Senior Member
 
Chris_RC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Southern California, CA
Posts: 6,912
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Best 1/8 E Buggy?


ORIGINAL: For_The_Win

The front shock towers have a problem breaking.
On what? If you have the old version of the 2.0 you can call up Losi and they will send you the new beefed up shock tower no questions asked.

I think the difference is that the Losi kit is the exact same thing as the 2.0 race roller, but the Associated kits have soem RTR parts on it, thats why it is cheaper.
Chris_RC is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2009, 05:23 PM
  #7  
reracer
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: , CA
Posts: 3
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Best 1/8 E Buggy?

Wow, I though there would be more opinions out there.
reracer is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2009, 09:37 PM
  #8  
GravityJunkie
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: , WI
Posts: 410
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Best 1/8 E Buggy?

Then you should probably post in the 8th scale buggy forum...
GravityJunkie is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2009, 10:03 PM
  #9  
Grease Monkey
Junior Member
 
Grease Monkey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Bedford, TX
Posts: 7
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Best 1/8 E Buggy?

www.nitrohouse.com/catalog/product_info.php

Here's another option....





Cheers
Grease Monkey is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2009, 10:09 PM
  #10  
iTz Nicholas
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Asheville, NC
Posts: 245
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Best 1/8 E Buggy?

I would personally pick any major 1/8 buggy and they convert it using a RCM Motor Mount and a RCM Battery Tray.
iTz Nicholas is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2009, 05:15 AM
  #11  
xxxnt236
Senior Member
My Feedback: (1)
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Kennewick, WA
Posts: 625
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Best 1/8 E Buggy?


ORIGINAL: Grease Monkey

www.nitrohouse.com/catalog/product_info.php

Here's another option....





Cheers
thats looks like a nice car. looks well built
xxxnt236 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2009, 03:08 PM
  #12  
Snaut Rocket
Senior Member
 
Snaut Rocket's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Merced, CA
Posts: 3,304
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Best 1/8 E Buggy?

none of you guys, have ever heard of caster.
I have one and love it.
http://casterracingusa.com/home.php
Definitely can keep up with the losi and rc8's.
Snaut Rocket is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2009, 04:08 PM
  #13  
BuzzBomber
Senior Member
My Feedback: (4)
 
BuzzBomber's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Newton, NJ
Posts: 3,050
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Best 1/8 E Buggy?


ORIGINAL: Snaut Rocket

none of you guys, have ever heard of caster.
I have one and love it.
http://casterracingusa.com/home.php
Definitely can keep up with the losi and rc8's.
Whatcha mean by that? Sure I've heard of Caster, there's one at the local track. One of the guys at our track drives one, but he could probably beat most of us with a converted Ofna Ravager, so it's tough to tell how much of it is the car and how much the driver...
BuzzBomber is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2009, 07:23 PM
  #14  
Snaut Rocket
Senior Member
 
Snaut Rocket's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Merced, CA
Posts: 3,304
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Best 1/8 E Buggy?

Thats true. But i can only say from experience that this thing is tough (countless flips). Keep your own opinion about it, But i all I have to say is, the only problems i have with it, are what would occur on any normal 1/8 brushless buggy.
Ect: The pinion coming loose, somthing happening to batteries or just some freak electronic issue that has nothing to do with the car.
Snaut Rocket is offline  
Reply With Quote

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service