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Well ive been into truggies for about 3-4 years now. I own a mugen mbx-5t prospec and a HB LSP. I still love my mugen and run it but i was looking into adding another truggy to my collection. i like to build my own so i definatly want a prospec kit. Which of the truggies is of the better now? Ive been looking at the mbx-6t, xray xt8, 8ight t, rc8 t, jammin x2 crt pro, and the kyosho inferno. Of you that own them what are the pros and cons?

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One YOU may also want to consider is the Team Caster K8TPro Kit! Basically, IF it dont come with it, you do NOTneed it!


http://casterracingusa.com/home.php

Here's the link.


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Well ive been into truggies for about 3-4 years now. I own a mugen mbx-5t prospec and a HB LSP. I still love my mugen and run it but i was looking into adding another truggy to my collection. i like to build my own so i definatly want a prospec kit. Which of the truggies is of the better now? Ive been looking at the mbx-6t, xray xt8, 8ight t, rc8 t, jammin x2 crt pro, and the kyosho inferno. Of you that own them what are the pros and cons?

i would get a MBX6-T since you already have a MBX5-T. mugen are good, i like them alot but they break arms to much for me. but i think they have updated ones now that dont break. i run D8T right now but thinking of switching to Odonnell Z01T when the SG truggy comes out. the X2 is good and all but not much better than what you have now. the xray and Kyosho is just over priced IMO. not the best handling IMO but good quality. and the RC8T seems easy to drive but hard to drive fast, seems to have its limits with out upgrades. losi 8ight 2.0is great and all but not for me, i only like them if they have the center and front smart diff in them. my advice is to try and drive them and see which one fits you best.

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Well ive been into truggies for about 3-4 years now. I own a mugen mbx-5t prospec and a HB LSP. I still love my mugen and run it but i was looking into adding another truggy to my collection. i like to build my own so i definatly want a prospec kit. Which of the truggies is of the better now? Ive been looking at the mbx-6t, xray xt8, 8ight t, rc8 t, jammin x2 crt pro, and the kyosho inferno. Of you that own them what are the pros and cons?

Why limit yourself? Caster, Tamiya, XRay, O'Donnell and Z Car are in the mix. Agama and JQ Products will eventually have truggys. No one can name the hands down better vehicle.
Old 08-10-2010, 01:32 AM
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well i know most arent better than the other. Its all preferance and opinion. I like the caster and all but it just seems like its goinna be a whole lot like my mbx5-t
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Well, 1st & foremost there is no similarities from the 5 series & 6 series. The 6's are all REDISIGNED & handle a lot BETTER than the 5's ever dreamt of. As for the Team Caster line, their similarities to the Mugen 6 line are close, but IMO they handle BETTER& are less expensive than the Mugens. & the K8T&ZX 1.5R pro kits COME with added extras that NONE of the Mugens do. I.E. Glass brake discs, brake pad return springs, & customer support that is unbelievable!

Go to the Team Caster forums & just talk to the 1's who race Caster.

THEN, make up your mind.
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Well ive been into truggies for about 3-4 years now. I own a mugen mbx-5t prospec and a HB LSP. I still love my mugen and run it but i was looking into adding another truggy to my collection. i like to build my own so i definatly want a prospec kit. Which of the truggies is of the better now? Ive been looking at the mbx-6t, xray xt8, 8ight t, rc8 t, jammin x2 crt pro, and the kyosho inferno. Of you that own them what are the pros and cons?

i would get a MBX6-T since you already have a MBX5-T. mugen are good, i like them alot but they break arms to much for me. but i think they have updated ones now that dont break. i run D8T right now but thinking of switching to Odonnell Z01T when the SG truggy comes out. the X2 is good and all but not much better than what you have now. the xray and Kyosho is just over priced IMO. not the best handling IMO but good quality. and the RC8T seems easy to drive but hard to drive fast, seems to have its limits with out upgrades. losi 8ight 2.0is great and all but not for me, i only like them if they have the center and front smart diff in them. my advice is to try and drive them and see which one fits you best.
&jmaxey51: I know the CURE for your breaking a-arms. STOP running into stuff & land CORRECTLY!

I had a MBX6T& MBX6 for almost 2 years. NEVERBROKEan a-arm!

One of the top drivers at our local track exploded his right front a-arm on his 6T, but he was at FULLSPEED & hit the starter pole.



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Any reason on no Losi? I have been running the Kyosho ST-RR and overall it's pretty good, kinda pricey in my opinion, the front end is sorta fragile, I've broken mine a few times but I don't crash a lot either..Kyosho is really "proud" of their parts (expensive)..I would give Caster a look, pretty good overall, they seem to hold up, parts are not to much money, but they do have the fugliest bodies..ha..the Mugen's are not as tough as the old 5T but the 6T does turn..On the Caster..They have been around for a while now and they do have a pretty active management team that wants to make a top tier Truggy, so support is their, some of the lesser known brands don't seem to be as active as Caster here in the US. Most hobby shops are NOT going to carry parts for your Kyosho, Xray, Caster, or any of the other "off brands". like a few have said, drive a few around and see what you like.
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man all the major brand truggy's are capable of winning. the main things to look for are mainly parts availability in your area .. but from the most competitive point of view your driving skills will come into play more than the truggy ya run. since you already have mugen gear i would most likely go that route like a 6T. there are a few Xray truggy's at our local track and they seem to be like a porcelean egg ... any major crash and they seem to be out!! ..
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Well ive been into truggies for about 3-4 years now. I own a mugen mbx-5t prospec and a HB LSP. I still love my mugen and run it but i was looking into adding another truggy to my collection. i like to build my own so i definatly want a prospec kit. Which of the truggies is of the better now? Ive been looking at the mbx-6t, xray xt8, 8ight t, rc8 t, jammin x2 crt pro, and the kyosho inferno. Of you that own them what are the pros and cons?

i would get a MBX6-T since you already have a MBX5-T. mugen are good, i like them alot but they break arms to much for me. but i think they have updated ones now that dont break. i run D8T right now but thinking of switching to Odonnell Z01T when the SG truggy comes out. the X2 is good and all but not much better than what you have now. the xray and Kyosho is just over priced IMO. not the best handling IMO but good quality. and the RC8T seems easy to drive but hard to drive fast, seems to have its limits with out upgrades. losi 8ight 2.0is great and all but not for me, i only like them if they have the center and front smart diff in them. my advice is to try and drive them and see which one fits you best.
&jmaxey51: I know the CURE for your breaking a-arms. STOP running into stuff & land CORRECTLY!

I had a MBX6T& MBX6 for almost 2 years. NEVERBROKEan a-arm!

One of the top drivers at our local track exploded his right front a-arm on his 6T, but he was at FULLSPEED & hit the starter pole.



first of all MBX6 hasnt been out for 2 years because they came out a good bit after i started racing and i havent even been racing 2 years. second i landed on a downside of a big triple and snap!! i dont run into stuff, and i know how to land. i have some hard get offs with my D8T (freakin lappers turning up faces of jumps) and never broke an arm. never even replaced a arm on it. mugen are great, i may be switching to them or O'donnell. but i was just giving him an honest answer and what ive seen and what has happened to me.

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Well ive been into truggies for about 3-4 years now. I own a mugen mbx-5t prospec and a HB LSP. I still love my mugen and run it but i was looking into adding another truggy to my collection. i like to build my own so i definatly want a prospec kit. Which of the truggies is of the better now? Ive been looking at the mbx-6t, xray xt8, 8ight t, rc8 t, jammin x2 crt pro, and the kyosho inferno. Of you that own them what are the pros and cons?

i would get a MBX6-T since you already have a MBX5-T. mugen are good, i like them alot but they break arms to much for me. but i think they have updated ones now that dont break. i run D8T right now but thinking of switching to Odonnell Z01T when the SG truggy comes out. the X2 is good and all but not much better than what you have now. the xray and Kyosho is just over priced IMO. not the best handling IMO but good quality. and the RC8T seems easy to drive but hard to drive fast, seems to have its limits with out upgrades. losi 8ight 2.0is great and all but not for me, i only like them if they have the center and front smart diff in them. my advice is to try and drive them and see which one fits you best.
&jmaxey51: I know the CURE for your breaking a-arms. STOP running into stuff & land CORRECTLY!

I had a MBX6T& MBX6 for almost 2 years. NEVERBROKEan a-arm!

One of the top drivers at our local track exploded his right front a-arm on his 6T, but he was at FULLSPEED & hit the starter pole.



first of all MBX6 hasnt been out for 2 years because they came out a good bit after i started racing and i havent even been racing 2 years. second i landed on a downside of a big triple and snap!! i dont run into stuff, and i know how to land. i have some hard get offs with my D8T (freakin lappers turning up faces of jumps) and never broke an arm. never even replaced a arm on it. mugen are great, i may be switching to them or O'donnell. but i was just giving him an honest answer and what ive seen and what has happened to me.
Maxey:

Sorry IFI ruffled your feathers.

BUT, Neither have I been racing for only a couple of years. I've probable been doing this since BEFORE you were born! Somewhere about 30 years or so.

The MBX6 series came out when I started BACK racing, just a bit over 2 years ago. Do YOU remember the 1.0 MBX6? I do. THEYWERECRAP! The later version was released & is what is on the market NOW. THESE have been out for more than a year & a half. Fortunatly, I didnt ever get the 1.0 (version 1) MBX6. I too was racing the MBX5R&5T.

Ok, but enough for a history lesson. LOL!!!

Heck, anyone can ask 10 racers what vehicle THEY recommend, & you'll get 10 different answers. THIS decision HASTOBEMorris1's decision. BUTMorris, DEFINATELY go with a company that has parts support & tech support. THAT is & will be a big plus! IF you like the 5's keep with something Mugen OR try the Caster line. I did & wont be going to ANYTHINGelse!

My 2 cents worth & now I'm going back to MY corner.




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Maxey:

Sorry IFI ruffled your feathers.

BUT, Neither have I been racing for only a couple of years. I've probable been doing this since BEFORE you were born! Somewhere about 30 years or so.

The MBX6 series came out when I started BACK racing, just a bit over 2 years ago. Do YOU remember the 1.0 MBX6? I do. THEYWERECRAP! The later version was released & is what is on the market NOW. THESE have been out for more than a year & a half. Fortunatly, I didnt ever get the 1.0 (version 1) MBX6. I too was racing the MBX5R&5T.

Ok, but enough for a history lesson. LOL!!!

Heck, anyone can ask 10 racers what vehicle THEY recommend, & you'll get 10 different answers. THIS decision HASTOBEMorris1's decision. BUTMorris, DEFINATELY go with a company that has parts support & tech support. THAT is & will be a big plus! IF you like the 5's keep with something Mugen OR try the Caster line. I did & wont be going to ANYTHINGelse!

My 2 cents worth & now I'm going back to MY corner.
i didnt recommend any one of them. i just gave him feed back from my experience. i run HotBodies as of right now and kinda told him he should get an MBX6 since he has a MBX5 already. i like mugen alot, i like how they drive and handle. but when i see so many people getting DNFs because of broken arms i went with HB. maybe its our tracks, who knows. i know some of the fastest drivers here in GA are having arms break left and right but a beginner that crashes left and right and hits everything on the track never have that problem. mugen are great buggy and truggy. you just have to watch your arms. HB dont break, except the stock bearing and servo horn. but you have to keep your eyes on the pins in the drive shafts and wear. any of the main brands are good, just pick your favorite and dont look back.

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well im stuck between the mbx-6t and the caster now
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I have been beating the hell outa my XT8 for the last 4 months and now finally the spoiler has broken off (just the bolts failed).. This truggy is amazing. If it can handle the bashin' ************ style then it should hold up to anything a 'racer' will be able to put it thruogh. And acctualy it does perform very well on the track too, after all cum'on it is an XRAY luxury right outa the box..
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Just a quick $.02, but on my side too, I've seen more arms break from Mugens than anything else easily. I'm sure they're good, but they're not THAT good. The longer-chassis 6T doesn't look all that nimble or sharp in the turns either, at least on a lot of the really tight tracks I have to run on..

I just sold my RC8T, mostly just because I don't get the chance to race often enough to justify having a high end race truggy. The RC8T was really very, very good though. Tough, fast, agile, and compared to the competetion, fairly priced.. If I were to get a new trug, I'd get the RC8T CE.. 'Course, that's partially because I still have parts for it... Also, with all the RC8 buggies, SC8's, etc out there, parts are all over...
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Just a quick $.02, but on my side too, I've seen more arms break from Mugens than anything else easily. I'm sure they're good, but they're not THAT good. The longer-chassis 6T doesn't look all that nimble or sharp in the turns either, at least on a lot of the really tight tracks I have to run on..

I just sold my RC8T, mostly just because I don't get the chance to race often enough to justify having a high end race truggy. The RC8T was really very, very good though. Tough, fast, agile, and compared to the competetion, fairly priced.. If I were to get a new trug, I'd get the RC8T CE.. 'Course, that's partially because I still have parts for it... Also, with all the RC8 buggies, SC8's, etc out there, parts are all over...
THAT is the 1 thing that I can tell everyone about the Caster K8T!The a-arms are FLEXIBLE, & really beefy!


I am in no way defending Mugen, just that I have found a company MUCHBETTER!

I had a chance to drive a Caster F8T Fusion at our track a while back. I was so impressed, I applied for sponsorship. GOTIT too! I was so impressed with the K8T, I bought the NEWCaster ZX 1.5RPro kit. Cant wait to get this baby on the dirt!





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I run the Mugen 6T...i have no issue carving inside a RC8T, but handling is 100% setup , and no issue with the current control arms.....there were issues with the original lower arms, but Mugen has addressed that and released new updated arms........... On a track with jumps the Mugen is much more stable then the RC8T....... and I have seen the Castor run and its better then the Mugen 5T, but sure doesn't look to be better then the 6T, , the Castor is almost a 100% carbon copy of a 5T...nice machine, but it aint no 6T thats for sure ! .............. Lots of Mugen hate here, and I don't buy it one bit..... Mugen is a top notch company putting out some of the highest quality offroad RC's on the market....step over to RC Tech where there is a much stronger presence of RC Racers and ask about Mugen, they know the truth and will tell you exactly what I am saying here.....


since Mugen is such a popular highly recommended product there is always going to be haters......If you listened to what these guys are saying Mugen isn't even as good as the Chinese knockoff's LOL ...which unfortunately isn't anywhere near accurate !
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I run the Mugen 6T...i have no issue carving inside a RC8T, but handling is 100% setup , and no issue with the current control arms.....there were issues with the original lower arms, but Mugen has addressed that and released new updated arms........... On a track with jumps the Mugen is much more stable then the RC8T....... and I have seen the Castor run and its better then the Mugen 5T, but sure doesn't look to be better then the 6T, , the Castor is almost a 100% carbon copy of a 5T...nice machine, but it aint no 6T thats for sure ! .............. Lots of Mugen hate here, and I don't buy it one bit..... Mugen is a top notch company putting out some of the highest quality offroad RC's on the market....step over to RC Tech where there is a much stronger presence of RC Racers and ask about Mugen, they know the truth and will tell you exactly what I am saying here.....


since Mugen is such a popular highly recommended product there is always going to be haters......If you listened to what these guys are saying Mugen isn't even as good as the Chinese knockoff's LOL ...which unfortunately isn't anywhere near accurate !
If anyone goes to RCTech, they might read things like this.

"The Team Caster K8T Pro kit is definately [b][i]NOT a Mugen copy! THIS is a all on it's own Truggy! PERIOD!

After I day of T & T HERE is what I have so far:

After today, here is what I found out! Bumpy, slick loose track!

FINALLY got to hit the track today! Absolutely awesome truggy!

I went almost to the letter on the setup, EXCEPT I went 10K fr., 7K C., & 3K rear. 3 K IS TOO FREAKIN much! 1000 wt REAR diff oil is PERFECT! LOL!

45wt REAR shock oil & 35 wt FRONT has massive steering & nice drift!

PERFECT jumping ability: nice & LEVEL without touching the throttle or brakes!

Oh, droop was set EVEN by the length of the longest shock! The Werks B5 & OS 2060 pipe is great also!

So IF you have a Mugen & it wont TURN like you want it to, by the Caster K8T PRO!

Sooooooo much steering I went from 100% on my 6T to 78% on my K8T!

LOVE it & MY MBX6T is for SALE!"

Or this.

"BASED ON? Maybe. BUT I'll be the 1st to say it is NOT a Mugen! I got to do a bunch of R&D on my K8T Pro yesterday, & anything I did like a Mugen, did NOT work. THIS is it's OWN KIT! Yea, I know there are a few similarities, but definately NOT the same at all in any way! Driving on a bumpy, slick, track with lots of bigger jumps & long straights, this truggy is AWESOME! Just take anything you know about a Mugen, & put it in the shredder in your head. TONS of aggressive steering & just the right amount of "drift" thru the sweepers. LOOSE IS FAST! I turned on average 2-5 second FASTER lap times with MY K8T than I ever had with the 6T! Steering D/R (Futaba 3PK, Fasst system!) went from 100% on the 6T DOWN to 78%. It has THAT much steering!!! The inst. manual says to use 1000 wt REAR diff oil, I used 3000. After the 1st run, SWITCHED to 1000 wt. FREAKIN DIALED!!!!!!!!!!!!"

I'm not a Caster Fanboy. Don't have one and don't plan on getting one, but this Mugen conparison is not true.






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I run the Mugen 6T...i have no issue carving inside a RC8T, but handling is 100% setup , and no issue with the current control arms.....there were issues with the original lower arms, but Mugen has addressed that and released new updated arms........... On a track with jumps the Mugen is much more stable then the RC8T....... and I have seen the Castor run and its better then the Mugen 5T, but sure doesn't look to be better then the 6T, , the Castor is almost a 100% carbon copy of a 5T...nice machine, but it aint no 6T thats for sure ! .............. Lots of Mugen hate here, and I don't buy it one bit..... Mugen is a top notch company putting out some of the highest quality offroad RC's on the market....step over to RC Tech where there is a much stronger presence of RC Racers and ask about Mugen, they know the truth and will tell you exactly what I am saying here.....


since Mugen is such a popular highly recommended product there is always going to be haters......If you listened to what these guys are saying Mugen isn't even as good as the Chinese knockoff's LOL ...which unfortunately isn't anywhere near accurate !
If anyone goes to RCTech, they might read things like this.

''The Team Caster K8T Pro kit is definately [b][i]NOT a Mugen copy! THIS is a all on it's own Truggy! PERIOD!

After I day of T & T HERE is what I have so far:

After today, here is what I found out! Bumpy, slick loose track!

FINALLY got to hit the track today! Absolutely awesome truggy!

I went almost to the letter on the setup, EXCEPT I went 10K fr., 7K C., & 3K rear. 3 K IS TOO FREAKIN much! 1000 wt REAR diff oil is PERFECT! LOL!

45wt REAR shock oil & 35 wt FRONT has massive steering & nice drift!

PERFECT jumping ability: nice & LEVEL without touching the throttle or brakes!

Oh, droop was set EVEN by the length of the longest shock! The Werks B5 & OS 2060 pipe is great also!

So IF you have a Mugen & it wont TURN like you want it to, by the Caster K8T PRO!

Sooooooo much steering I went from 100% on my 6T to 78% on my K8T!

LOVE it & MY MBX6T is for SALE!''

Or this.

''BASED ON? Maybe. BUT I'll be the 1st to say it is NOT a Mugen! I got to do a bunch of R&D on my K8T Pro yesterday, & anything I did like a Mugen, did NOT work. THIS is it's OWN KIT! Yea, I know there are a few similarities, but definately NOT the same at all in any way! Driving on a bumpy, slick, track with lots of bigger jumps & long straights, this truggy is AWESOME! Just take anything you know about a Mugen, & put it in the shredder in your head. TONS of aggressive steering & just the right amount of ''drift'' thru the sweepers. LOOSE IS FAST! I turned on average 2-5 second FASTER lap times with MY K8T than I ever had with the 6T! Steering D/R (Futaba 3PK, Fasst system!) went from 100% on the 6T DOWN to 78%. It has THAT much steering!!! The inst. manual says to use 1000 wt REAR diff oil, I used 3000. After the 1st run, SWITCHED to 1000 wt. FREAKIN DIALED!!!!!!!!!!!!''

I'm not a Caster Fanboy. Don't have one and don't plan on getting one, but this Mugen conparison is not true.





I am right on this one sorry to say ! Castor is a Mugen knockoff ! still a dam nice machine, but nearly a 100% copy of a MBX5T.....look at the pictures yourself before you came blast me in bold text buddy ! I know you hate Mugen but your taking it a little far don't ya think ? i mean nearly 100% of all the parts interchange, most Caster guys are buying Mugen parts as upgrades.. Just like how their Grenade motor was some special Mario Rossi designed race engine, while all it was is just a 100% stock rebadged Go 5 port, that was a ripoff of a Novarossi P5X< which so happens to be a Mario Rossi design.......... All it takes is to look at both trucks side by side and its plain as day the Caster is nearly identical to the Mugen 5T, so much so that nearly 100% of all the parts interchange ! Now the Caster is a nice machine, but hey it should be, Mugen designs some of the best offroad racers in the world !





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Didn't say the Mugen was bad. Just that it's not all that over, say, an RC8T for ex.. They're all very, very much in the same league IMO - Mugen, Losi, Asso, X-ray, whatever.. You have lovers and haters of everything, and bringing the lovers back down to earth a bit(i.e. just saying their fave thing is not all that much better than everything else..) does not necessarily = "hating"..

All that said, if I didn't already have Asso parts galore - and also had a decent local track.. - and were to switch brands, I'd go Mugen for the buggy and truggy..

Though I still maintain, I don't like what I've seen so far from Mugen truggy handling... Great for big open tracks maybe.. But not for the stuff I (have no choice but to...) run on...

Nothing as razor-sharp from what I've seen as an RC8T when in the right hands...
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Didn't say the Mugen was bad. Just that it's not all that over, say, an RC8T for ex.. They're all very, very much in the same league IMO - Mugen, Losi, Asso, X-ray, whatever.. You have lovers and haters of everything, and bringing the lovers back down to earth a bit(i.e. just saying their fave thing is not all that much better than everything else..) does not necessarily = ''hating''..

All that said, if I didn't already have Asso parts galore - and also had a decent local track.. - and were to switch brands, I'd go Mugen for the buggy and truggy..

Though I still maintain, I don't like what I've seen so far from Mugen truggy handling... Great for big open tracks maybe.. But not for the stuff I (have no choice but to...) run on...

Nothing as razor-sharp from what I've seen as an RC8T when in the right hands...

If i remember correctly you attended some onroad asphalt style truggy race and the new Mugens weren't handling that great....But if i remember correctly that was back when the first 6T's appeared.... All I can say is the track video's you showed from that race are nowhere even remotely close to the type of racing we do in North America... The Mugen handles excellent, it wouldn't be so popular if it didn't....Is it as sharp as a RC8T ? I am not sure, but it sure is a hell of a alot more stable in the rough and over the big jumps.... I mean a X2 CRT will out carve any other Truggy I have driven, but its ass end is soo loose you have to be a pro to drive it fast... I mean Mugen isn't the end all be all of Truggies, but it is a dam good product and very well proven..I mean it was only last year a HPI booster was trying to claim a Hellfire was a better machine then a MBX5T...talk about hate and denial ! truthfully some of you guys take your brand loyalties way too far...my god we are talking about toy cars here, bloody grow up already !
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I will add that I have Team Drivers for my company Clockwork Racing Engines running every brand under the sun..I got Caster, Hot Bodies, Mugen, Losi,Serpent, AE,Kyosho,Agama,Jammin and Hyper....All the modern machines are good, and no one machine blows away the others.... All the machines can do pretty much the same things, they just need to be setup properly to do what you want them to do.....Myself I could care less..I run em all... I do like Mugen alot due to the low maintenance, but it still doesn't stop me from owning and driving them all.... IMO the worst mistake anyone can make is getting soo attached to one brand that they become blinded and refuse to recognize that many brands bring a good product to the table....Does caster make a good product ? absolutely, and improving all the time...but does Caster blow Mugen out of the water ? sorry but not even remotely close ! I am friends with the Team manager for Caster Racing Canada and know all about the machines, the ins and the outs.... IMO dam nice machines and certainly worth looking at....
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Patrick the AE is a top notch machine ! a little aggressive handling for some drivers, but in the right hands its a scalpel..truth be told it likely can out carve almost any other Truggy on the market in the tight twisties....Some drivers can handle it, some cannot.....In the right hands it has amazing capabilities, but in the wrong hands its way too loose......I could believe the Mugen doesn't have the same extreme turning capabilities , especially so in a high traction environment....The 6T turns extremely sharp compared to a 5T, but its still not as sharp as a RC8T or Jammin X2.... So in your conditions I can definitely understand your preference to the RC8T over the Mugen....... The AE truck also has some very nice features and is really easy to work on, with a few upgrades its extremely reliable ....I got nothing bad to say about the truck at all ! and would definitely consider a AE when they release the next gen machines ....

On my side of the pond, on the conditions I run in the Mugen 6T,HBD8T are my two preferred right now.... Both are very stable and can be driven very hard without worry..Which really works well with my heavy trigger finger and modified engines....I can just blast with my Mugen and it rarely spins out or does anything unpredictable...To me it turns really sharp, but I came from a 5T which was a snow plow, so I am used to having to setup my corners...I tried driving some other brands but I found I was far to aggressive and lacked the finesse to keep the sharper machines tracking straight.. I prefer a more neutral machine, especially in the conditions I run .... the long chassis really helps in keeping the truck tracking straight, I guess it helps in some conditions and hurts in others.....

In the end I stick to that all the top brands are good...there is no one supertruck that is going to be the best at everything, all the machines have faults, strengths and weaknesses...Finding the truck that suits your driving style and track conditions is what matters most, tho arguably having local parts and technical support should come first....As well for some of us budget also has to be considered l..even tho I will say the Caster is a copy of a Mugen, its still a dam nice machine and priced very good..and apparently they have improved upon the original 5T design and made the truck much better handling then the original was....The original was a dam solid truck, it just lacked the handling of the modern machines..If Caster has kept the durability and reliability of the original design but improved upon its handling it would be a killer machine for the money....
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ive been looking really hard at the rc8t and mbx 6t. They both seem like very nice truggys, well i know the mugen will be im just unsure about the durability of the rc8t because ive never driven one befor. Not many people are into rc right here localy the closest track is about an 45 minutes away. But unfortuneatly no one but me my brother and friend are into rc right here around me. so i dont relaly get t0o drive other than what all 3 of us own. Thats why its hard to make a final decision

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also whats a good engine to run because i see people using so many different engines these days. like 2 years ago it was all about the O.S. .21 v spec and stuff. price really isnt to big of an issue im willing to spend a pretty good amount on an engine since i plan to race with it. I want something thats got a lot of grunt and good top end. and for a pipe i have an os t-2050 sittin in my basement but idc to get a new one that fits the power of the engine better. so im open for suggestions. Thanks guys!

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