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Old 02-16-2012, 12:18 PM
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Default Noob 1/8 truggy hunting.(kyosho?)

I'm looking to get into the 1/8 truggy scene. I want to eventually race but not immediately. Also i'm not looking to put a whole lot of cash into it right now.

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...-Engine-Type-2

This is right in my price range. I've looked in all my local hobby shops and they basically don't carry any 1/8th truggy parts in stock so no matter what i get i will have to order parts online. Does anybody out there have any experience with this kyosho truggy? I'm really looking for somebody to give me a specific reason NOT to buy this rtr kit. I've been looking all over craigslist the past weeks but nobody seems to be wanting to sell their truggys lately(except for this one d-bag that got smart with me when i tried to ask for some information about what he was selling which no i refuse to give him any money for anything he has no matter how good a deal it may be but thats another story...). I know these seem to be random facts but i'm just answering some questions up front that i've been advised to in previous posts.

But i really don't want to get over $5-600 in all i've got to buy. If you guys have got any other suggestions for me i'm all ears. Thanks in advance for any advice you can send my way!
Old 02-16-2012, 07:15 PM
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Default RE: Noob 1/8 truggy hunting.(kyosho?)

I would only buy from someone who accepts PayPal. Buying used can be tricky with all the scammers. At least you have some protection with PayPal. Best place to buy used is RCTech for sale forum.
Old 02-17-2012, 12:58 AM
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Hong Nor is just bringing out a new RTR truggy that will surely be tougher than the Kyosho..
Old 02-17-2012, 06:33 AM
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http://ofna.com/nexx8t.php
Old 02-17-2012, 06:46 AM
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Default RE: Noob 1/8 truggy hunting.(kyosho?)

Thats an upcoming truggy? Where do i find information about when it will be released? Is that an updated model or a completely new design being released?
Old 02-17-2012, 06:50 AM
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That's a bit of an older design they have put a fresh face on is all.. Still, Hong Nor always had a rep for making tough RC's.. I personally would feel more confident buying it than the Kyosho.

The .32 engine is kind of dumb, but hey, maybe it'll be alright.. (Truggies don't need huge engines, they need decent torque and more the revs that smaller engines produce..) It also has 1/2 offset rims, which isn't great, as 0 offset seems to have become the truggy standard among all the producers..

Go to facebook and search for Hong Nor.. I'm sure the question as to when it will be released will be addressed...
Old 02-17-2012, 06:56 AM
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Default RE: Noob 1/8 truggy hunting.(kyosho?)

Hong Nor is the parent company of OFNA?


-Fingers crossed, but i may have found a LOSI 8ight 2.0 rtr for sale at a decent price. As long as everything goes correctly this should probably be my best choice...right?
Old 02-17-2012, 07:03 AM
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Yeah.. If it's in good condition. The Losi is a pretty complete package..
Old 02-18-2012, 06:19 PM
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Any quick opinions on an OFNA Hyper st truggy?
Old 02-19-2012, 08:39 AM
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Default RE: Noob 1/8 truggy hunting.(kyosho?)

I've been eyeing the Ofna range for a bit now and am attracted by many different aspects, but it seems like a common weak point is the plastic pillow blocks on the front end. Many many people complain about constant breakage, and there are no alu upgrade parts available. It's not that big of a deal overall, but I still hesitate because I think I'd eventually get really irritated by having to replace the same part over and over again...

Don't own one, just read a lot, wouldn't mind being separated from my anxieties

ETA: Note well that the NEXX 8T in the supplied link went to a front C-Hub with an alu knuckle...

Old 02-19-2012, 09:57 AM
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The Hyper ST is a good solid truggy. Outdated for racing against the newer ones, but solid and tough. Heavy, with good steering.
Old 02-22-2012, 05:02 PM
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Default RE: Noob 1/8 truggy hunting.(kyosho?)

Check out the Caster truggies.....they have the E pro kit, Nitro pro kit, and the Nirto RTR..
casterracingusa.com
Old 02-22-2012, 06:27 PM
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And just so it is said...the OFNA Nexx 8t is already for sale on horizon hobby but it says backordered(idk if that is code for not available yet). Only thing is it is listed under the GAS offroad vehicles instead of nitro.
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http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...#ht_500wt_1194
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Default RE: Noob 1/8 truggy hunting.(kyosho?)

I 2nd the Kyosho Neo ST. It's upgradable from some parts of the ST-RR
Old 04-26-2012, 06:11 AM
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Best of the best, KYOSHO.[8D]
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Guess your still busy trying to make babies to catch up.
Old 04-26-2012, 09:06 AM
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OFNA stuff is great for a beginner. Tough as nails. I like Kyosho's really expensive kits, but not their cheap stuff, sorry Les, but then, you know this.
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Old 05-13-2012, 10:22 AM
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Default RE: Noob 1/8 truggy hunting.(kyosho?)

I personally own a Caster F8T pro. I've replaced the body rims and tires. The rims/tires couldn't handle 6S. Otherwise its a really great deal. No worrying about upgrading to tougher parts. You build it up right and it will really last.
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As far as the Kyosho goes they are $400.00 shipped conus or thats what I've aways sold them for. 1/8 GP 4WD R/S INFERNO NEO ST RACE SPEC TRUGGY TYPE 2
Old 05-18-2012, 07:50 PM
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Default RE: Noob 1/8 truggy hunting.(kyosho?)

I just bought a Jammin CRT X-1 on ebay 8minutes after it was listed for $125 with everything but a radio. (BOOYEAH!!) I will comment on how i like it when it arrives, I have a ofna 9.5 buggy (hong nor) and i know from experience that hong-nor is almost unstoppable, everything is overbuilt hence the heft, but honestly the heft is good, it makes the car stable, forgiving and durable, and really eats washboards, not a single weak spot on em. I run full pbs because of all the quick adjustments and even greater durability.

the only thing you might break is the aluminum hub in the front, mine was stripped when i got it so who knows what kind of hit it took.

OFNA is not a manufacture, they are a distributor, hong-nor and hobao are the brands they sell, and those two are completely different, hobao/hyper being more cutting edge, hong-nor/ultra, nexx being more traditional and robust, both are great manufacturers.

since Jammin is no longer a line, the higher end OFNA's now go by hong-nor...

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