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What Do you Recommend: Hyper 8 pro kit or Kyosho Kanai 3 Pro

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What Do you Recommend: Hyper 8 pro kit or Kyosho Kanai 3 Pro

Old 05-14-2007, 08:49 AM
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Default What Do you Recommend: Hyper 8 pro kit or Kyosho Kanai 3 Pro

Hi:
Whath would be best? A New Hyper8 pro kit or an used Kanai III with hop ups?
Old 05-14-2007, 08:56 AM
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Default RE: What Do you Recommend: Hyper 8 pro kit or Kyosho Kanai 3 Pro

which one can you get the parts for the easiest i would probley get the 8 just becouse its new.but the koyosho is a good car to so any one would be a good choice.
Old 05-14-2007, 10:38 AM
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Default RE: What Do you Recommend: Hyper 8 pro kit or Kyosho Kanai 3 Pro

I'd get a Hyper 8 even if the Kyosho was new.
Excellent value performance buggy.
Old 05-14-2007, 10:57 AM
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Default RE: What Do you Recommend: Hyper 8 pro kit or Kyosho Kanai 3 Pro

kyosho comes out with a new kit every two or three months, the kanai will be obsolete in a few months get the hyper 8 u can find a nice used one on ebay or rc tech
Old 05-14-2007, 11:13 AM
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Default RE: What Do you Recommend: Hyper 8 pro kit or Kyosho Kanai 3 Pro

The Kanai III is a good buggy but it is a little old now. There have been at least 3 new versions of the MP777 since then.
Plus the hyper 8 pro is new and not worn. Also the hyper 8 kit is VERY good value and is probably a better buggy anyway.
No contest really
Old 05-14-2007, 01:02 PM
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Default RE: What Do you Recommend: Hyper 8 pro kit or Kyosho Kanai 3 Pro

I would recommend you look at the XRay XB8R too. I and others have found the parts availability for the Hyper 8 to be limited, and my experience with XRay has been nothing short of fantastic! In general, the XRay is a much higher quality buggy than the Hyper 8.
Old 05-14-2007, 01:36 PM
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hyper 8. kanai 3 is already dated.
Old 05-14-2007, 02:15 PM
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Default RE: What Do you Recommend: Hyper 8 pro kit or Kyosho Kanai 3 Pro

if u can find a few extra parts for it (and assuming its in good condition), the K3 is an excellent car. some would argue that is is just as good as the 777 SP2. if u can, drive both and decide.
Old 05-14-2007, 02:16 PM
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one problem only comes up, parts availability for the Kanai.
Old 05-14-2007, 02:31 PM
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Default RE: What Do you Recommend: Hyper 8 pro kit or Kyosho Kanai 3 Pro

Get the Hyper 8 but don't outbid me, loll... im getting one as well off ebay today
Old 05-14-2007, 03:05 PM
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Default RE: What Do you Recommend: Hyper 8 pro kit or Kyosho Kanai 3 Pro

Have not owned the Kyosho but do own the Hyper 8. I now have well over 7 gallons of run time on it and it is one tough buggy. I have broken very FEW parts and I have wrecked it every way possible at least 10 times each. You can get back up parts off ebay CHEAP!!!!! It handles VERY well.
Old 05-14-2007, 03:09 PM
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i'd listen to 46u. That thing has survived his driving... and his vision is definitely not 20/20. hell he'd probably kick my rear end around the track with the buggy i've got.

Yes, I am ashamed of myself cuz i have a hurricane XP
Old 05-14-2007, 03:26 PM
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Default RE: What Do you Recommend: Hyper 8 pro kit or Kyosho Kanai 3 Pro

dont feel bad kemo... you would beat me bacause when I get my buggy I wont even have an engine for it yet..
Old 05-14-2007, 03:30 PM
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lol... what if i towed it for you?
Old 05-15-2007, 06:45 AM
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Default RE: What Do you Recommend: Hyper 8 pro kit or Kyosho Kanai 3 Pro

If i get the kanai... Do you think would be hard to get parts? I'll be using the buggy about 6 month or 1 year, no more. The Kanai also have an engine and an airtronics throttle servo... Which is the best deal? Is the Kanai tooooo old?

Thanks for your opinions.
Old 05-15-2007, 07:49 AM
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Default RE: What Do you Recommend: Hyper 8 pro kit or Kyosho Kanai 3 Pro

The Kanai was a great buggy, but it is too old and parts availability is poor.

The Hyper 8 is new and it is really a good buggy.

Furthermore it is nice to get a new buggy instead of one that is several years old.
Old 05-15-2007, 08:19 AM
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Default RE: What Do you Recommend: Hyper 8 pro kit or Kyosho Kanai 3 Pro


ORIGINAL: UF DUB

if u can find a few extra parts for it (and assuming its in good condition), the K3 is an excellent car. some would argue that is is just as good as the 777 SP2. if u can, drive both and decide.

The K3 is just as good as the SP2. I own both including the SP1 which I didn't like too much.
Parts can still be had and many key parts are the same on the SP2 and Kanai. Drive shafts and universals, diffs, bulkheads + many plastic parts, hubs, wheels, wings, shocks (the SP2 ones are longer but fit fine) so getting parts is not going to be a problem.
If ypu need a-arms (and you will if htey break) they can be had from Kyoshoamerica or amainhobbies.

It's your choice.
Old 05-16-2007, 01:00 AM
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Default RE: What Do you Recommend: Hyper 8 pro kit or Kyosho Kanai 3 Pro

i too still have my K3 and my SP2/WC. I love them both and they are great as u said. in fact, i have yet to break and arm on the K3 (knock on wood).
Old 05-16-2007, 09:57 PM
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Default RE: What Do you Recommend: Hyper 8 pro kit or Kyosho Kanai 3 Pro

I have the Kyosho K3 now, and would say it is a great buggy but parts are hard to come by. Get the Hyper 8, you can get parts anywhere, I know it is on my shopping list for next week..............................
Old 05-17-2007, 12:23 AM
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Default RE: What Do you Recommend: Hyper 8 pro kit or Kyosho Kanai 3 Pro

Kemo you might need to tow me, after my old lady realizes how much I spent on this stuff and shoves the engine right up my (censored).. and shoves the glow plug wrench down my throat, and kicks me over to the start box and sends me flying right out into the yard...

I would go with the Hyper 8... I just found mine brand new in the box for 330.00 lot better than 430.00
Old 05-17-2007, 06:12 AM
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Default RE: What Do you Recommend: Hyper 8 pro kit or Kyosho Kanai 3 Pro

I think im going to put a little more and will get a Kyosho mp777 WC Team Kit. what do you think?
Old 05-17-2007, 07:41 AM
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Default RE: What Do you Recommend: Hyper 8 pro kit or Kyosho Kanai 3 Pro

If thats what you want get it, I think you would be just as happy, but for the Price your paying for kyosho, You could have the hyper 8 plus some spare change for other things.... Just remember its not only the car that wins championships... so just because its the one thats won this year doesnt mean its the best buggy only that it had the best driver...

Do you plan on racing this?... or just bashing?
Old 05-17-2007, 08:55 AM
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Default RE: What Do you Recommend: Hyper 8 pro kit or Kyosho Kanai 3 Pro

Thanks Sput. I will be racing as a Rookie, because this is my first year. But i think the kyosho have mor after market parts, am i right?
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Default RE: What Do you Recommend: Hyper 8 pro kit or Kyosho Kanai 3 Pro

The Kyosho doesn't need any aftermarket parts. It's strong and reliable as it is, unless you need bling.
Old 05-17-2007, 10:55 AM
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Default RE: What Do you Recommend: Hyper 8 pro kit or Kyosho Kanai 3 Pro

Think of it this way... If you want something that has been upgraded for you then the kyosho will work, if your like me and like to do your own hop ups then you need to buy the ofna... There is ton's of upgrades for those buggies.....

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