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Old 12-30-2009, 03:24 PM
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Default Good inexpensive buggy

Hey,
Had a Revo 3.3 had to sell it due to financial reasons. Now looking for something else nitro. Done a lot of reading and I'm leaning towards the Ofna Hyper 7 Black. Gonna use it for bashing about on my property which is mostly short cut grass and my friend has a couple of empty dirt lots from the housing bust across the street from him.

Any reason not to get it? I got the Revo because I thought I wanted a MT but really not sure I would have kept it very long. It's cool and all but too big and top heavy. I was thinking about a MGT 3.0 but it'd be more of the same, big tall silly wheels and top heavy. I want something sporty and fast so I'm thinking 1/8th buggy is for me. I'm not into crazy 20 foot jumps and stuff, don't have that kinda budget. I'd love to go truggy but the budget for them seems to start about $400 instead of $270 ish.
Old 12-30-2009, 03:32 PM
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Default RE: Good inexpensive buggy

That car should fit your bill well. It's an older design, rugged and proven, you should have lots of fun with it.
Old 12-30-2009, 08:47 PM
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Default RE: Good inexpensive buggy

by far the most suggested buggy for someone shooting for under the $300 range....I think you will like it way more then mt's....you diff cant go wrong with the 7 black
Old 12-30-2009, 08:56 PM
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Default RE: Good inexpensive buggy

OFNA makes a VERY good product for the money. something built on the 9.5 frame will be very durable, i have the ravager, and its a rugged, well rounded little buggy.

buggies will far out handle and go much faster than a MT but you will loose some bashing possibilities because buggies are lower to the ground and have less of a tire patch.
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OFNA makes a VERY good product for the money. something built on the 9.5 frame will be very durable, i have the ravager, and its a rugged, well rounded little buggy.

buggies will far out handle and go much faster than a MT but you will loose some bashing possibilities because buggies are lower to the ground and have less of a tire patch.
The 9.5 is newer I guess. How much more expensive is it? I like the MT for a little while but the flipping over got old. I want something sleeker and more sporty.
Old 12-30-2009, 11:03 PM
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this ravager? http://www.ofna.com/ravager.php

How much better is it than the 7 Black? it's about $80 more.
Old 12-30-2009, 11:15 PM
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Default RE: Good inexpensive buggy

HB D8
Old 12-30-2009, 11:23 PM
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The D8 is nice but it's a bit more than I have in my budget
Old 12-30-2009, 11:31 PM
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Default RE: Good inexpensive buggy

the hyper 7 TQ black is the best bang for your buck.i think its about the best cheap RTR buggy out there. i had one and its tuff as nails never broke a thing. its great for bashing and if you want to race its capable of racing. theravager is not half as good as the hyper 7 IMO, they just look cheap i would spend the extra $80, its well worth it. but if you do go with the hyper 7 order the roto start or bump box because the pullstart sucks the cord breaks and it will get on your last nerves pulling it to start same with every pullstart engine.
Old 12-31-2009, 01:34 AM
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The ravager is actually $80 more than the hyper 7 TQ black
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Would this rotostart work for the 7 black rtr?

http://www.nitrohouse.com/catalog/pr...ducts_id=12742
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How about a used top end race buggy? MBX5R, Xray XB8, something that's a generation old? cheaper and better than a hyper 7
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Default RE: Good inexpensive buggy

that one should work but im not 100% sure.


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Would this rotostart work for the 7 black rtr?

http://www.nitrohouse.com/catalog/pr...ducts_id=12742
Old 12-31-2009, 05:56 PM
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you can get a db8 at stomer hobbies for $268
Old 12-31-2009, 07:02 PM
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Also look at the ofna picco RTR It's as good as the hyper 7 plus has the 16 mm big bore shocks which would be better if you plan on racing at all. Haven't had one but i think the picco engine may be a little better than the hyper .21 . I'm sure someone will chime in on that.
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you can get a db8 at stomer hobbies for $268
True but by the time I get a motor, servos, radio, reciever I'll be well above my budget.
Not arguing that it's probably a great buggy, but above my budget
Old 12-31-2009, 09:25 PM
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Default RE: Good inexpensive buggy

I did see that Stormer Hobbies has a good price on the ravager and violater. Both are built off the Hyper 9.5 chassis aren't they? Only down side is they come with a .26 motor, but I don't plan on doing sanctioned racing anyways, just casual racing with friends.
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yeah, the violator and ravager is built on the 9.5 frame. i just got done running a ravager on a short circuit off road track, with a few little upgrades to the suspension (shocks springs, chassis brace) it really does well, nice and flat and easy to maneuver. very very durable, first time on a track and got dog piled by a truggy and a buggy and cart wheeled at 35mph and only broke a tie rod end after 3hours of running.
Old 01-01-2010, 07:24 PM
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Default RE: Good inexpensive buggy

I'm mostly looking for something to bash with and do some casual racing.

out of the 3: Hyper 7 Black; Ravager, Violator

Which has the better motor? Reliable, powerful, easy to tune
Which is the most durable
Which is the best Value for $$ since I only have 2 gallons of fuel and a couple of Onyx 230 chargers for it. (ie, tools, rechargable reciever pack etc)
Best value since the Hyper 7 Black is $269, and I've found the Ravager for $309 and the Violator for $339. I was hoping for a budget of under $300 but if the extra $$ really buys me more truggy I'll have to save a little more.
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9.5s are gross.

If it's out of those three

Get the H7. Even if it was $50 more than the others, that'd be ThunderbirdJunkie's pick.
Old 01-01-2010, 07:37 PM
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What's wrong with 9.5's? I'm new to Buggies and figured higher number meant newer and better.

And thanks for your input
Old 01-01-2010, 08:17 PM
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The 9.5 is a 15 year old buggy...it's heavy and nowhere near the solid performer the hyper 7 is.
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no, its all confusing. the 9.5 shines in durability and proven design. but its main issue- its a tank, its heavy and cumbersome in some areas, but it does very well on washboards and rough terrain.
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Oh wow I did have it all wrong. then I figured teh 9.5 meant like generation 9 or something. I'll definately go with the 7 black now. Thanks
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no, its all confusing. the 9.5 shines in durability and proven design. but its main issue- its a tank, its heavy and cumbersome in some areas, but it does very well on washboards and rough terrain.
This is news to ThunderbirdJunkie.

The 9.5 chassis is good at something?

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