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Kyosho DBX vs. CEN Talon NX

Old 03-26-2009, 12:15 AM
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Default Kyosho DBX vs. CEN Talon NX

I'm in the market for a new RC car after selling my old one a while back. I've narrowed it down to the Kyosho DBX:
http://www.kyosho.com/eng/products/r...duct_id=102632

or the CEN Talon NX:
http://www.cenracing.com/cars/nx/talon.html

I know I want to get a 1/10 scale buggy.


Has anyone heard anything about either of these cars in the way of quality or durability or anything? They are nearly the same price so that doesn't matter. Any suggestions on which one to get?
Old 03-26-2009, 09:05 AM
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Default RE: Kyosho DBX vs. CEN Talon NX

There are no quality 1/10 nitro buggies. 1/10 buggies are for racing only (electric) and the ones you listed are very cheaply made. Look into Losi, Associated, Hot Bodies/HPI, Duratax, and maybe Traxxas.
Old 03-31-2009, 08:27 PM
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Default RE: Kyosho DBX vs. CEN Talon NX

The quality of CEN's plastic leaves a lot to be desired, we have two CEN MG 16s and while they are fun,fast, and have a great engine we are always breaking things like bumpers,wheels, body mounts, you name it. Do yourself a favor and buy a 1/8 buggy if you want a tough, reliable, and fast 4wd.
Old 04-01-2009, 11:46 AM
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Default RE: Kyosho DBX vs. CEN Talon NX

Traxxas only makes the bandit, not even remotely close to what hes looking for
Old 04-01-2009, 12:22 PM
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Default RE: Kyosho DBX vs. CEN Talon NX

The kyosho is very well built. If you choose to go that route, you will not be disappointed.

Also, have you considered 4wd corr trucks? Kyosho has a new one off the DBX chassis and Traxxas has one based on the revo chassis (traxxas slayer) Both are very cool!
Old 04-01-2009, 02:16 PM
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Default RE: Kyosho DBX vs. CEN Talon NX

I think the kyosho is a nice looking buggy myself. if you are wanting to go fairly cheap, and you can easily get parts for the kyosho, then go for it. The videos i have seen of them, they seem a little undergeared, but look to be built decent.

If you like buggies, a 1/8 is a much better choice if you can afford it though. They are built much tougher, including the drivetrain.

Good luck with whatever you get[8D]
Old 04-01-2009, 07:23 PM
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Default RE: Kyosho DBX vs. CEN Talon NX

ORIGINAL: NitroVette

The quality of CEN's plastic leaves a lot to be desired, we have two CEN MG 16s and while they are fun,fast, and have a great engine we are always breaking things like bumpers,wheels, body mounts, you name it. Do yourself a favor and buy a 1/8 buggy if you want a tough, reliable, and fast 4wd.
CEN actually has the strongest carbon fiber I have seen on any RC[>:]Some parts may break but when it comes to a-arms or carbon fiber frames,CEN has the most durable.I am a big fan of CEN 1/8 vehicles,but their 1/10 vehicles are garbage in my experience.If you choose between the two,my advice would be to go with Kyosho,and thats coming from a CEN fanDuratrax is a BIG NO NO.

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