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Old 03-01-2009, 03:45 PM
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Default most durable buggy

all I'm going to use the buggy for is bashing i have 300 to spend no more. what would be the best buggy to buy
Old 03-01-2009, 05:01 PM
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Default RE: most durable buggy

maybe a hyper 7 black edition?
Old 03-01-2009, 05:04 PM
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i read that theya re discontinuing the hyper 7 i think u should get the ofna lx1 its a great basher
Old 03-02-2009, 02:11 AM
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I second the Ofna Ultra series. I have an old old ultra gt, and an ultra lx pro and put them through some serious abuse with minimal parts breaking. I actually have never broken anything on the Ultra Gt, and the only thing I broke on the LX pro was the front right suspension when I hit some black ice bashing in the snow and hit a pole at full throttle. And even then it only cost $30 bucks to replace the upper and lower arms and some linkages. So, I guess what im trying to say here is, ULTRA SERIES FTW (in bashing at least)
Old 03-02-2009, 05:00 AM
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Friend of mines broke an Ultra GT LX front shocktower on a rollover. Wasn't doing any crazy jumps. Aside from that, hes crashed it a few times and its held up great.

I've always heard great things about the Hyper 7 durability.
Old 03-02-2009, 05:40 AM
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i say the hyper 7 .. i give mine alot of abuse and she still goes hard
Old 03-02-2009, 09:42 AM
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hyper 7.
dont get the lx,it does not have the hardened diff/bevel gears.
Old 03-02-2009, 04:03 PM
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It will depend on how you drive. If you like high speeds like I did, watch out. As a rough guide, after 2 gallons things need replacing and those parts will fail. Clutch bearings go, plastic parts break, things strip and settings like camber and toe go out.
Old 03-02-2009, 06:44 PM
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is their anything really different in the black edition from the non black edition
Old 03-06-2009, 02:51 AM
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Hyper 8 is stronger than the Hyper 7 IMO. Had both and never ever broke or bent a part on the Hyper 8 dispite some mega stacks:P The Hyper 7 is stong tho but its a old design. Those old Hong Nor LX's are really past their usebydate, even for bashing.
Old 03-06-2009, 10:49 AM
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there all pretty durable if you know how to drive them
Old 03-07-2009, 06:18 AM
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ORIGINAL: foxfloat

is their anything really different in the black edition from the non black edition
The old one had red/green wheels/wing and internals, it has new 16mm shocks and they got rid of that crappy macstar .28, thats all I can gather...
Still a good buggy, be better if they finally upgraded the battery box.
Old 03-07-2009, 09:32 PM
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check out the duratrax raze. i have 2 of them, bought one to actually use and a second for a parts vehicle off of ebay. i got the second one because i didn't know what would be the most likely thing to break and instead of waiting for parts or ordering a bunch of parts that i may not use this was the cheapest option. I have since not used the second as a parts vehicle but a buggy for my wife. the first tank after brake in i was driving it at full speed on pavement just to see what kind of speeds it could produce, got some interference from something in the area, lost control of it and it went full speed into a curb. 15 feet + in the air, hitting a tree then slamming to the ground after inspection all i had was a bent dog bone. used it with the bent bone and no issues. i have since lost that bone (loc tite the front knuckle screws good) and that is about it. I have at least 8 gallons through the engine and it is still strong. there are reports of people having glitchy steering servos but contact duratrax and they will send you a new one free of charge. I am not gentle with this vehicle neither is my wife and they ARE durable. No plastic shock towers like the ofna's so if you bend one on a duratrax take it off and flatten it again with a hammer.
Old 03-08-2009, 02:09 AM
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Default RE: most durable buggy

rather go for the hyper 7.5 over the black edition.

got 20mm super big bores as they call it....its the same ones as the hyper 9

http://www.cmldistribution.co.uk/cml...tId=0000004132
Old 03-08-2009, 02:58 AM
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i think i would go with either a hyper 7 or 7.5 but would i have any problems with waiting long to get parts at a hobby town USA

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