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Old 10-08-2011, 09:15 AM
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Default Recommend me a 1/8 nitro buggy

Hello all,

I am mainly into electric RC's (I have a e-firestorm and cup racer) but I am thinking about getting into nitro. I have never owned a 1/8 buggy, but I have owned nitro on road cars about 10 years ago- but no nitro since. I am looking for a buggy strictly for bashing on bmx tracks/jumps etc. so I want something that is durable.

I am also looking for something that has a strong aftermarket following as far as hop ups are concerned.

I have the opportunity to buy some losi 8ights- one without a motor, and one with no suspension and possibly a blown motor- both are a really good price but Iwant to make sure that those are what I want.

the money isn't an issue- although I am not looking to spend 1700.00 on a race roller or anything like that- and I am not afraid of buying something used and making it a project.

I have only owned HPI in the past so I am not really looking for an HPI- and a kit is preffered.

I have searched online for things like "best 1/8 buggy" etc but I never get any clear answers and everyone around here knows there stuff (especially all the guys in the E-firestorm thread )

Thanks alot!!!

Old 10-08-2011, 09:21 AM
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Default RE: Recommend me a 1/8 nitro buggy

I here the ofna hyper 7 is good. then theres the losi 8ight and the 8ight-t
Old 10-08-2011, 09:32 AM
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Default RE: Recommend me a 1/8 nitro buggy

It might be me, but I'd think I'd find more viable information by using the right section of the forum ......... like the "RC 1/8th Scale Buggies "
Old 10-08-2011, 09:36 AM
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Default RE: Recommend me a 1/8 nitro buggy

Whoops you are right! I spend so much time here, and there is no specification that says 1/10 scale only.  Maybe a mod can move the thread?
Old 10-08-2011, 09:58 AM
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Default RE: Recommend me a 1/8 nitro buggy

jammin x1x CR is pretty good. Comes with one of the better RTR engines
just they are usually back ordered.
Old 10-09-2011, 10:53 AM
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Default RE: Recommend me a 1/8 nitro buggy

I have had 3 hyper7's and they are very tough and handle very well as well. you can find them RTR for under $150 on ebay if you keep your eyes open.
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ORIGINAL: yakfish

I have had 3 hyper7's and they are very tough and handle very well as well. you can find them RTR for under $150 on ebay if you keep your eyes open.
the hyper 7 looks good, do they have a strong aftermarket support as far as hop ups etc

Old 10-09-2011, 12:39 PM
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Default RE: Recommend me a 1/8 nitro buggy

I recently got a new ofna ultra lx2 and for the money i was surprised with the quality of the buggy,

just swaped out the stock servos and put an ofna 053 pipe on it and it runs real good,

its a tough buggy ive been jumping it alot lately, flies level and is easily landed,

comes with bigbore alloy adjustable shocks,
large fuel tank and an ofna branded force 28 motor,

also the stock 2.4ghz radio is pretty decent for a rtr radio,

parts are easily got and dont cost much either.

Old 10-12-2011, 10:15 AM
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Default RE: Recommend me a 1/8 nitro buggy

Bashers arenot kitsand kits arenotbashers. Since you're bashing and not racing, get the LX2 and take it apart from time to time.
Old 10-12-2011, 04:32 PM
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ORIGINAL: nitroexpress

Bashers arenot kitsand kits arenotbashers. Since you're bashing and not racing, get the LX2 and take it apart from time to time.
Im sorry I don't understand what you are saying. I was under the impression that a "kit" is something that is not RTR, or ARR. Part of the fun for me is building the kit from scratch. Just because I don't regularly race doesn't mean I don't want something high quality. I also want something that has strong aftermarket support as well.

I should have stated that I might be interested in racing in the future.

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Default RE: Recommend me a 1/8 nitro buggy

Ahhhhhh. Now your adding racing to the mix. So the following is true?

High performance
Very durable
Race competitive
Kit
Aftermarket support (hopups)
Not HPI
Cheaper than a Kyosho (pretty much the highest priced buggy)
Old 10-12-2011, 06:17 PM
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Default RE: Recommend me a 1/8 nitro buggy

Race competiive is not a requirement. I might be interested in the future- but by no means does it need to be a top of the line racer.

I also understand that anything higher end might equal "race quality" and I am ok with that.

I never ruled out kyosho OR mugen for that matter. I just basically want something that is:

good quality/ higher end
kit
aftermarket support

If a hpi kit is the right thing for me, then so be it. I just wanted to expand my tastes if you will.

Ive been doing a lot of research latley on 1/8 buggys- mostly the TA rC8 and the losi 8ight 2.0.
Old 10-13-2011, 02:02 AM
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Default RE: Recommend me a 1/8 nitro buggy

Stick with the top, KYOSHO, MUGAN or X-RAY.
All have aftermarket parts easy to find e.g. KYOSHO has the WWW.INFERNOSONLY.COM or A-MAIN HOBBIES.com.
Prices for the Kyosho line up are also pretty good not like most people tend to think.
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Default RE: Recommend me a 1/8 nitro buggy

i say xray or hotbodies if you want a kit and plan on bashing. the xray is about the most durable, however, if you do break something you may be out for a few months. hotbodies is cheap and very durable. i ran one all year last year, all i broke was 1 tooth off of two spurs. and one axle. but parts are cheap. Agama is another one to look at.


i run mugen.

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