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Old 05-22-2005, 04:09 PM
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Default The best 1/8 scale car

What is the best 1/8 scale rc car? I'm thiking about something cheapest than serpent 950r. Something like Hot Bodies tornado but better and not RTR.
Old 05-23-2005, 12:45 AM
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Default RE: The best 1/8 scale car

i got an mrx3 and its sweet
lots of power and parts are not that bad
compare to a serpent
i would go with the mugen
Old 05-23-2005, 07:22 AM
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Hmmm meaby something new becouse i don't want have a problem with parts etc. I was serching this kind of car but whith no results My idea is simple Get something like hot bodies tornado but little better and not RTR and put in something like sirio 27 racer
Old 05-24-2005, 09:35 AM
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Default RE: The best 1/8 scale car

Pure bashing at 1/8....with the 2-speed upgrade = Ofna GTP.

Also...PRP XR/80...or PRP Katana (beefier, more ground clearance)
Old 05-24-2005, 03:02 PM
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Default RE: The best 1/8 scale car

the ofna GTP looks like a 1/8th scale buggy with on-road setup. If it is for bashing it looks like a durable one...i think. To me it doesn't seem to be really good in performance compared to werpent and mugen
Old 05-24-2005, 03:07 PM
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Huh... but i need something smaller this ofna is big like a Tornado i want hmmm 1/8 but not soo big you now not 70cm only about max 50cm
Old 05-24-2005, 03:59 PM
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Default RE: The best 1/8 scale car

The tornado is 1:10 unless you're talking about the street lightening which is 1:7?
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1/8th for racing or parking lots/street fun?
Old 05-25-2005, 07:14 PM
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For parking almost.. sorry it was my mistake tornado is 1:10. Can i put on it something like sirio 27 with no problems? And do you guys now something beeter than this tornado but cheaper than cars like serpent 835, 950/r, mrx-3, mrx-4, evola etc?
Old 05-25-2005, 07:42 PM
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Default RE: The best 1/8 scale car

Power Racing Products XR80 or whatever it is. The RTR one.
Old 05-26-2005, 05:17 AM
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Wow Nice price and very nice car. It will be the best choice I think. THX GUYS
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No problem man. Take care of it though. Something at those speeds could become lethal.
Old 05-26-2005, 04:39 PM
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Price for parts for XR8 are vey low What about tires? How long can i ride on one pair of tires? I don't think that foam tires will be good becouse they are for about one hour of fun? This is true?
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Default RE: The best 1/8 scale car

Sounds about right, but depends on how hard the compund is. Soft and sticky goes quickly, hard lasts, but doesn't offer as much traction. I haven't seen rubber available for 8th scale. The fact is, these are race cars, often refered to as the "Formula One" of RC racing...they are not as "efficient" to operate as 10th scale. There's a couple places you can get them, most are about $20 a pair, some of the Jacos we run can cost almost $30 a pair for the rears.
Old 05-27-2005, 11:13 AM
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[:'(] It's sounds not good. I must think about it alot.
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Default RE: The best 1/8 scale car

Yup, like I said, 8th scale is not cheap. However, it's only about 20% more expensive after the initial cost, not a big deal. I'll probably replace my wheels a little less than once a month. Not bad considering how often I run the car...
Old 05-27-2005, 04:34 PM
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Soo how many hours can I ride on this foams tires?
Old 05-27-2005, 07:15 PM
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That depends on what type of compound you are using and your driving style...
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Ok hmm but usually how long can i ride on one set of foams tires USUALLY ?
Old 05-28-2005, 11:05 AM
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Default RE: The best 1/8 scale car

[link=http://www.gqproduct.com/products.htm]Look here. [/link]I read that these tires have goog lasting time for money spent.
And price suppose to be $18 for front and $17 for rear.
Old 05-28-2005, 11:00 PM
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I'm running 3 classes of car, 10th scale nitro, 10th scale electric, and 8th scale. The R40, burns up rears about every 3-5 races, and fronts last a couple months. The pro 4 will go a few months on a full set, very even wear. The 8th scale eats tires all the way around, but I've been running very soft compounds, and I'm new to the car, so I chew up the tires figuring out how it handles. Tire wear is based on compund hardness, driving style, track conditions, car type, suspension settings, the balance of down force on the body, and a number of other things. So, it is nearly impossible to give you an acurate estimate of how long foams will last. As you can see, based on my pro 4, they last months, on my 8th scale, so far at least, they last weeks...
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Default RE: The best 1/8 scale car

I got a hot bodies tornado and I love the thing, first break today on the 2-speed. I am thinkin of puttin a SH .28 with 3-speed in it with some real customization on the chassy. It will fly. Just do somethin like that if you want something really powerful and like a hot bodies tornado but better.
See Ya,
Sam

P.S. check out my forum for more info on the SH .28 in the hot bodies tornado it is called SH .28 in hot bodies tornado[>:]
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