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Old 08-02-2008, 05:12 AM
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Default Which Hyper Buggy to go along with an ST Pro?

I have a Hyper ST Pro truggy, and am considering getting a used buggy roller to mess around with(I have a couple extra engines laying around...) I'll prob just bash around, maybe fun race around a track.. Anyway, I figure it would make sense to get a Hyper, since I have the truggy.. I take it the 7 is old and outdated(plus has the same stupid radio box as the ST Pro..), so what about the 8 and 8.5?? I'm only gonna do this if I find a killer deal, and yeah, IF I do it part interchangeability would be key...

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ps I think next year I might switch the Hyper ST Pro to bashing duty, get a more top-end kind of race truggy, and then, if buggies appeal to me, get a matching buggy to go with it.. But my Hyper is too new at the moment to start all over again..
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Default RE: Which Hyper Buggy to go along with an ST Pro?

I like the Hyper 7's. The 8's are good to. If your just looking to mess around, get a 7. You won't be out much money so if you like it, just upgrade. It would be hard to wrong with a pair of Mugen's.
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Default RE: Which Hyper Buggy to go along with an ST Pro?

Really, the 7 is still a good bug? So there aren't that many differences from 7 to 8 to 8.5??

If I get a buggy, I'll throw in a new Sportwerks 26 V2 I just got - for breakin, and some cheapo servos, just to see how fast it is..

Forget about Euros, etc.., but what would pay for this Hyper 8 for ex??:

http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?...MEWA:IT&ih=017
Old 08-02-2008, 07:10 AM
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Default RE: Which Hyper Buggy to go along with an ST Pro?

the st is based on the hyper 7, same bulkheads, arm mounts and shock towers. diffs, center diff assembly and wing are all the same too. it could be a parts roller except for the arms and cvd's. i had a hyper 7 pbs for about a year and it never broke, my 8.5 always had issues and was more demanding of regular maintenance.
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Default RE: Which Hyper Buggy to go along with an ST Pro?

Really?? Excellent - I guess that's the info I was looking for.. Thanks.. [sm=thumbup.gif]
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Default RE: Which Hyper Buggy to go along with an ST Pro?

Get a Hyper 8 and convert to 8.5... newer is always better.
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Get a Hyper 8 and convert to 8.5... newer is always better.
if newer is better, then dont get a 8 or 8.5, just wait for the 9
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I don't want to spend a ton.. Interchangeable parts with my truggy is also a high-ish priority... For starters I just want a speed-demon to mess around with..
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Get a Hyper 8 and convert to 8.5... newer is always better.
if newer is better, then dont get a 8 or 8.5, just wait for the 9
I was going to say that but the 9 still has no ETA so I Just said 8 to 8.5 conversion
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Default RE: Which Hyper Buggy to go along with an ST Pro?

Does the 8 come in RTR AND Pro?? I'm looking at a used 8 RTR?? Any known weak spots? Thanks..
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Default RE: Which Hyper Buggy to go along with an ST Pro?

What's the lowdown btw on the Sportwerks buggies? Thanks..
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Does the 8 come in RTR AND Pro?? I'm looking at a used 8 RTR?? Any known weak spots? Thanks..
The motor the RTR 8's come with is the same as what is in the hyper st rtr i think. Some people would say that is a weak link. The guy at the LHS swears by turmoils and mayhems. I can say that the SW .26 V2 is a really good sport motor. I have 2. Both are back ups I got really good deals on, but they run strong and the carb is a good one.
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Default RE: Which Hyper Buggy to go along with an ST Pro?

Still after all this searching around - mostly on e-bay - it's not clear which of the Hyper buggies comes in a pro version, and which not.. So, the 8 comes in RTR only, and the 8.5 is like the pro version of the 8??

Thanks..
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Default RE: Which Hyper Buggy to go along with an ST Pro?

The 8 and the 8.5 come in a rtr configuration. The 8,5 is a better buggy....chassis is 7075, longer chassis, comes with diff stiffner etc. I am not sure if the 8 is still avaliable.
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Default RE: Which Hyper Buggy to go along with an ST Pro?

OK it's me again.. There's a Hyper 8.5 Pro going for €339, which seems like a good price..

On the other hand, there's a Losi 8 with Sportwerks 26(gallon..), good Hitec servos, etc.., going from a reliable source, for the same dough.. I'm a little wary of Losis though, cuz I've heard a couple too many times in truggy forums how the 8T wears out pretty fast..., and has a high wear and tear rate.. And does the 8 buggy have the same throttle-servo-eating issues as the truggy?

But in general, how would the Hyper 8.5 Pro stack up against the Losi? Thanks..

ps Compatibility with my Hyper ST Pro truggy is still part of the equation..

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