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Beginner Nitro Buggy

Old 04-17-2010, 02:19 AM
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Hello!

For a while now Ihave been looking around for a nitro 1/8 buggy. My budget is around $500-$600 Australian dollars. So far I've found these buggies.

GP4 MP7.5 RSET INFERNO Mk3 GX21

http://www.hobbyone.com.au/product.asp?ProdID=69010


1/8 DOMINATOR BUGGY

http://www.hobbyone.com.au/product.asp?ProdID=82815

GP4 MP7.5 RSET INFERNO US SPORTS GXR28

http://www.hobbyone.com.au/product.asp?ProdID=66116

GP4 RSET DBX BUGGY GXR18

This one is just a 1/10, but i'd just like to know what you think of it:

http://www.hobbyone.com.au/product.asp?ProdID=79456

Caster Racing ZX 1.5R

I've had a drive of this one, seems pretty good.
http://www.hobbytime.com.au/Products...at=16&subcat=5

And the Thunder Tiger EB4 S3.

http://www.tracksiderc.com.au/catalo...roducts_id=183


S8BX RTR

http://www.tracksiderc.com.au/catalo...roducts_id=187

Could you experts please give me your opinions on these cars or recommend something around that price range?

Thanks

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Hello
It is nice to see that more people are starting in on the sport of remote control racing so i am more than glad to help you out on your choice of rc cars.
I will start from worst to best
In my opinion the least raceable car is(if raceable is a word)would be the 1/10th i could not even be bothered to look at website couse you wanted what i would buy i would not even look at it for the price i am guesing it is just add a few hundred and get a proper one!
The gv dominator looks to be built a bit crapy and i would just rather the other ones over this.
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sorry i pressed enter accidently sorry
i will finish up nice and fast in case i accadently do it again.
I would rather the caster racing over the Infernos because it is just a nicer buggy it is so nice it is the buggy i have bought for my son to get into the sport with.
i hope you take into consideration Thank you.
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Could you please reply on your thoughts.

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Hello again.

I thought the same about some of the Kyosho's. I also read somewhere that parts for kyosho cars were hard to come by?

the Caster Racing one seems to be a great quality buggy, and so does the S8BX.

Thanks for the reply.

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Yer I have heard that kyosho part's are hard to come by depending on where you live. 
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What do you think of the EB4?
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Oh sorry just realised i had not answered that.
It is allright but what i have heard it has some plastic parts that i would not recomened to be plastic.

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Do you know of any clubs in your area that you can race at.
I saw you were from australia so i found a website of racing clubs in brisbane for when you get your buggy.
just incase you didn't know that there were any around.
http://www.rcracer.com.au/directory.php
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Were you interested in racing your car
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Thanks. I really only want one to race (not seriously, just around in a paddock or something) with my friend or just play around with. After saying that, I still want a durable buggy that can take some thrashings.
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You said that you tryed the caster racing zx1.5r and you have hobby times,brisbanes website address did carl there let you have a go at it.

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You should race you can get great sponser ships and if you are just a begginner people there will help you on what to buy and what to do to get the best performance out of your car

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No, and as far as i know Hobby Time don't sell the ZX1.5 R. I had a go with it at a mates place. And when you say Brisbane's website address, where did you get that from?
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Hobbytime brisbane is the website you sent me a link with on buggie of
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Thanks for your help, how old are you?
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51 But i think that is a bit rude asking my age

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ok.
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Sorry mate
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Anyone else know anything about these?

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Bump. Does anybody have any more information that would be of use?

Thanks in advance


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You should get the caster racing one it would be your best bet!

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i dont like to bash any brands but caster is far behind IMO. not very durable either, i have seen people run them at the track and never finish a race. but i have heard there new ones are pretty good but still a little behind. they look almost just like a Mugen MBX5. but i dont know much about caster except that i have seen them break alot.
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Hello Yer i agree the old caster's were Not the best bet.
As i have got my son the new updated type the zx 1.5 it has had no problems.
Yes i agree the old ones did break down a lot but i am glad they brought out a new upgraded one.
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ORIGINAL: StrickenHAWK

Anyone else know anything about these?

A mate of mine has the EB4 and is a very good buggy but came as a roller and by the time he finished it owed him a fair bit of $$$
As far as the GV Dominator goes it is just a rerelease of my GV XT2 but with the Force .25, my one over the last 18 months has taken a beating like a redheaded stepchild time and time again with very minimal damage ie $30AUD bucks in parts.
Just for info I am 31 lol.....

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