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Old 08-06-2009, 02:34 PM
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Default best beginner 1/8 scale nitro buggy

hey i was just wondering what the best 1/8 scale nitro buggy for a beginner. this would be my first one.

any suggestions?
Old 08-06-2009, 02:45 PM
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Ofna hyper 7 TQ black, you'll love it
Old 08-06-2009, 03:58 PM
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Definately a Hyper 7! tough as nails, and has alot of upgrades available, great for bashing, and can even be modded to be a full on racer...
Old 08-06-2009, 05:06 PM
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I run a Mugen MBX6 now, I've had my hyper 7 for a long time and don't want to part with her...

BUT, if you're going to race, get a Jammin X1 as it has been a more popular for racing (since I've been in...) and more people can offer help with chassis tuning. If you're a basher... 100% Hyper 7!
Old 08-06-2009, 07:14 PM
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Default RE: best beginner 1/8 scale nitro buggy

sweet thanks for the replies. any others?

and is the jammin good for bashing too?
Old 08-06-2009, 07:45 PM
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I will go with a Storm EVO CL-1..this car is just amazing and can take a loooot of bashing and the gs motor is pure power and  simple dont die never ever
Old 08-06-2009, 09:30 PM
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Check out the CEN Matrix. It's very tough, handles very well for the track when set up right, and it's inexpensive. You can get an R2 for under $300.
Old 08-06-2009, 10:09 PM
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how does the cen r2 compare to the hyper 7?
Old 08-06-2009, 10:43 PM
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electric - http://s7d5.scene7.com/s7ondemand/zo...8&sku=p5444913
Old 08-07-2009, 09:29 AM
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ORIGINAL: shnebo

how does the cen r2 compare to the hyper 7?
My friend have the CEN matrix, it's a good buggy, but it's heavy, more heavy than my Hyper 7.

Personally, i prefered the Hyper 7, i have the PBS model, and it's a tank, absolutly bulletproof.

If you can put a little more than $300.00, go with the PBS version.

And for the Jammin, it's a realy good buggy too, part a eazy to find, and this is a solid buggy, but a little more $$$ than the hyper 7.
Old 08-07-2009, 12:01 PM
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alright im thinking about getting the hyper 7. i just gotta save up $300 lol
Old 08-07-2009, 12:56 PM
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Can you race a .28 motor in the 1/8 buggy class for sportsman/novice or does the motor size not matter?
Old 08-07-2009, 02:00 PM
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I think this class is open, so you can run any engine size, but realy not 100% sure.

Old 08-07-2009, 02:50 PM
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Default RE: best beginner 1/8 scale nitro buggy

I am also new at this and open class is not where I would want to be. I was looking at the Matrix R2 but, it comes with a .28. So that would not work.
What does it take to go from buggy to truggy?
Old 08-10-2009, 06:27 PM
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Default RE: best beginner 1/8 scale nitro buggy

if i got the hyper 7 what else would i need to buy?
Old 08-10-2009, 08:16 PM
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The hyper 8.5 rtr is alot more buggy for just alittle more money. just something to think about.
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I have just broken in my new Hyper 7 TQ and couldn't be happier with it.  Have already broken a lower front hinge pin, luckily, the local hobby shop had them in stock.  Seems like a tough buggy, plenty of adjustability, good engine. I am pleased. 


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Can you race a .28 motor in the 1/8 buggy class for sportsman/novice or does the motor size not matter?
i wouldn't race with a .28, too much gas consumption and overkill on power, a good .21 are reasonably priced and you have plenty of motor for the buggy
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Definately a Hyper 7! tough as nails, and has alot of upgrades available, great for bashing, and can even be modded to be a full on racer...
I misspoke here, if you are on a budget then definately go hyper 7, IF on the other hand, you can afford it, get the Losi 8ight 2.0 RTR kit and you will have THE best RTR setup available right now... bout a 250.00 price difference tho...
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ORIGINAL: 300XCRider

I have just broken in my new Hyper 7 TQ and couldn't be happier with it. Have already broken a lower front hinge pin, luckily, the local hobby shop had them in stock. Seems like a tough buggy, plenty of adjustability, good engine. I am pleased.


I would recommend lundsford titanium pins... order them you won't be disappointed...
Old 08-11-2009, 07:18 PM
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Default RE: best beginner 1/8 scale nitro buggy

ok. i mean is the extra 250$ worth it for the losi 8eight? and would the hyper 7 be a better beginner buggy?

and i know the losi8eight 2.0 is for racing but im just wondering what is the top speed?
Old 08-12-2009, 02:31 PM
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ORIGINAL: djzachtyler


ORIGINAL: 300XCRider

I have just broken in my new Hyper 7 TQ and couldn't be happier with it. Have already broken a lower front hinge pin, luckily, the local hobby shop had them in stock. Seems like a tough buggy, plenty of adjustability, good engine. I am pleased.


I would recommend lundsford titanium pins... order them you won't be disappointed...

Thanks for the info. It looks like the Lunsford pins do not have the groove cut for the clip. How would they stay in place? If they will stay, titanium seems to be the stronger option than the chrome-vanadium looking stock pins.
Old 08-12-2009, 02:44 PM
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Default RE: best beginner 1/8 scale nitro buggy

Hyper 7 all the way.
Old 08-12-2009, 04:15 PM
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Doent beleave the hype(Hyper).KYOSHO's the way to go, MP7.5 inferno.
Old 08-12-2009, 04:28 PM
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If you read some of the posts here there are a few busted hypers after the first day(or during break-in.) I've had a Kyosho inferno now for a couple of years and the only thing's needing replaising were the fuel and tyres. The price is fantastic considering the amount of R&D and time that has been put in them, not to forget 20 odd years of championship experiance. Doent mess around, if you want to start, start at the beginning but at the top.:-)have fun. Check out the net and you'll see.

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