Best nitro buggy to buy
+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 22
  1. #1
    R/C Apprentice mick270 is on a distinguished road mick270's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    142
    Rep Power
    5

    Best nitro buggy to buy

    Hi guys
    I'm looking at buying a 1/8 or 1/10 nitro buggy what's the best and most reliable one I can get I want something easy to tune and strong.

  2. Remove Advertisements
    AUSRC.COM
    Advertisements
     

  3. #2
    R/C Novice bazbert is on a distinguished road
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Endeavour Hills, Victoria
    Posts
    46
    Rep Power
    0
    Hey mate I'm no expert and you will prob get a different answer from the more experienced guys but my first buggy was a hyper 7 and I've had it for about 2 years now an still going strong.
    Goodluck with purchase.

  4. #3
    R/C God mickieboy is on a distinguished road
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    1,022
    Rep Power
    6
    as you can see now there heaps out depond on what you want and how much you wanna spend you look at losi 1/8 scale buggy rtr ome with all that you need good radio starter box the lot
    then you got hotbodies d8 then lrp sxb ae buggy mugen buggy just depond on how big your pockets are
    Serpent 811Be 2.0
    Serpent 811T-E
    All power By SMC Lipos

  5. #4
    R/C Apprentice mick270 is on a distinguished road mick270's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    142
    Rep Power
    5
    Hey guys what are the HRC buggies like. I had a look at them the other day at a hobby store I stopped in at they look quite good but iv never heard of them.

  6. #5
    R/C God mickieboy is on a distinguished road
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    1,022
    Rep Power
    6
    well mate don't buy a buggy unless you are sure that you can get parts ezy for them thats main thing when you bashing racing buggy's to get parts quick instead waiting very long time to get them
    Serpent 811Be 2.0
    Serpent 811T-E
    All power By SMC Lipos

  7. #6
    R/C God Stoogey will become famous soon enough Stoogey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Australia - Sydney
    Posts
    3,703
    Rep Power
    11
    Quote Originally Posted by mick270 View Post
    Hey guys what are the HRC buggies like. I had a look at them the other day at a hobby store I stopped in at they look quite good but iv never heard of them.
    If it's the same company that did some of the baja clones then its pure junk. Forget spending cheap on the ebay special hrc/hsp stuff.

    One thing that would help us help you would be to give us a rough idea of what your budget is.

    Also, where abouts are you located too mate?
    Last edited by Stoogey; 02-02-2011 at 03:17 PM. Reason: spelling

  8. #7
    R/C Apprentice Stuart74 is on a distinguished road Stuart74's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Pakenham, Vic
    Posts
    150
    Rep Power
    5
    +1 for the hyper 7 very easy to tune, great fun to use, parts are everywhere, I have always found the hyper to be seriously tough I have jumped mine, flipped it, rolled it, crashed it and it has always kept coming back for more


    By the looks of all the talk ATM the best thing is when you get jack of the nitro its very easy to convert to brushless
    Hyper 7 Brushless, Traxxas Rustler VXL
    HPI Vorza, Savage X .28 converted to XL with Mods
    Dad's chopper, Boy's Choppers, Several Planks
    Savage X Brushless project, Boy's Boat

  9. #8
    R/C Apprentice mick270 is on a distinguished road mick270's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    142
    Rep Power
    5
    Not fussed about budget I have 2 bajas and an MCD and am going to sell the MCD and put some of the money to buying a buggy the HRC buggy I looked at looks real strong all alloy with steel gear and the shop had lots of spare. They definitely look the part I just don't know what the motors are like. Also the price tag is about $900 so I thought it couldn't be all that bad.. But think I will stick with something well known.. Is there anyone that makes a buggy with billet arms and steel gears?
    Last edited by mick270; 02-02-2011 at 07:33 PM.

  10. #9
    R/C God mickieboy is on a distinguished road
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    1,022
    Rep Power
    6
    well you can get few different model of buggies
    here what you can get
    for under $900
    this from amainhobbies
    Hot Bodies D8 Atsushi Hara Edition 1/8 Off Road Competition Buggy Kit $399
    just add engine and radio and starter gear
    Team Losi 8IGHT 2.0 1/8 4WD RTR Buggy (w/DX3S Radio, Telemetry Installed & Starter Box) $699
    Team Associated RC8RS Race Spec RTR Buggy $479
    from frontline hobbies
    LRP 1/8 S8 BX $409
    Serpent 811Be 2.0
    Serpent 811T-E
    All power By SMC Lipos

  11. #10
    R/C Apprentice mick270 is on a distinguished road mick270's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    142
    Rep Power
    5
    What would be your pick of all of them?

  12. #11
    R/C God mickieboy is on a distinguished road
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    1,022
    Rep Power
    6
    well i been intreasd in running the Team Losi 8IGHT 2.0 1/8 4WD RTR Buggy becouse it got every think you need like starter box very good radio good engine come with it and it great for the money
    Serpent 811Be 2.0
    Serpent 811T-E
    All power By SMC Lipos

  13. #12
    R/C God BIG-block will become famous soon enough BIG-block's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    3,942
    Rep Power
    9
    I am a big Team Associated fan so no point me giving you my opinion as it will be very biased but I will anyway. What I love about Team Associated? All metric hardware, exceptional build quality, very good parts support in Aus (even better on ebay), look very good and tons of upgrades if you want to take that path.
    BASH-BREAK-FIX-REPEAT. ALWAYS REPEAT.

  14. #13
    R/C God Stoogey will become famous soon enough Stoogey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Australia - Sydney
    Posts
    3,703
    Rep Power
    11
    Quote Originally Posted by mick270 View Post
    Not fussed about budget I have 2 bajas and an MCD and am going to sell the MCD and put some of the money to buying a buggy the HRC buggy I looked at looks real strong all alloy with steel gear and the shop had lots of spare. They definitely look the part I just don't know what the motors are like. Also the price tag is about $900 so I thought it couldn't be all that bad.. But think I will stick with something well known.. Is there anyone that makes a buggy with billet arms and steel gears?
    You would have been ripped off hardcore if you bought that hrc thing for $900. It's not even a mainstream branded buggy like Team Associated, Losi etc and they want $900 for it, tell them they're dreaming.

    Sure they might have spare parts for it in the shop but they'd better be the only shop your going to use. Chances of you finding spare parts for hrc stuff at most other GOOD hobbyshops would be small.

    Being all alloy does not mean its awesome in any way, sure it might look the part, but it is in fact worse. If an all alloy vehicle was so good why aren't world championship quality buggies like the AE, Losi or HB full of alloy?. Even bashers that know what they are doing now don't go for alloy. It's all bling no sing.

    Example scenario. You break a suspension arm replace them with alloy ones, next time you crash there will be no plastic to flex and absorb any of the impact so there goes your diff case/hub/sussy block/shaft/shock.

    Don't play into the mindset like many other people do that the more alloy means the better a vehicle becomes.

    Quote Originally Posted by mickieboy View Post
    well you can get few different model of buggies
    here what you can get
    for under $900
    this from amainhobbies
    Hot Bodies D8 Atsushi Hara Edition 1/8 Off Road Competition Buggy Kit $399
    just add engine and radio and starter gear
    Team Losi 8IGHT 2.0 1/8 4WD RTR Buggy (w/DX3S Radio, Telemetry Installed & Starter Box) $699
    Team Associated RC8RS Race Spec RTR Buggy $479
    from frontline hobbies
    LRP 1/8 S8 BX $409
    Grab any of those and you will not be dissapointed. Grab the hrc one however, i cant gaurantee you wont be dissapointed, but i will gaurantee you just blew $900 on something nowhere near on par as any of those buggies.

    They also all have good distributors in australia meaning you will never be stuck for parts no matter which hobby shop you go to.

    Quote Originally Posted by BIG-block View Post
    I am a big Team Associated fan so no point me giving you my opinion as it will be very biased but I will anyway. What I love about Team Associated? All metric hardware, exceptional build quality, very good parts support in Aus (even better on ebay), look very good and tons of upgrades if you want to take that path.
    This man speaketh the truth

  15. #14
    R/C God Dr freedom has a little shameless behaviour in the past Dr freedom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    2,032
    Rep Power
    0
    paulmd came back from the US recently with a brand spanker MBX6 Mspec .. he paid US475

    its one of the best buggies Ive seen to date

  16. #15
    R/C Apprentice seanyboyrulz is on a distinguished road seanyboyrulz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Mortdale, Sydney
    Posts
    177
    Rep Power
    5
    Quote Originally Posted by Dr freedom View Post
    paulmd came back from the US recently with a brand spanker MBX6 Mspec .. he paid US475

    its one of the best buggies Ive seen to date
    Everything looks better when it's brand spanking new.
    Thanks,
    Sean

  17. #16
    R/C God dvestate is on a distinguished road dvestate's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    1,093
    Rep Power
    8
    There is a 2.0 up on the RC Tech Aussie section For Sale, the guy is also a member here that would be a good pickup - http://www.rctech.net/forum/australi...2-0-buggy.html
    LRRCC - Vice President
    Mugen MBX6e (Tekno v4) / Hobbywing
    Mugen MBX6T / MG66
    Mugen MBX6 / OS Speed
    Sponsored by: RC King Hobbies - Blacktown

  18. #17
    R/C Apprentice mick270 is on a distinguished road mick270's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    142
    Rep Power
    5
    Is that a buggy or trug

  19. #18
    R/C God dvestate is on a distinguished road dvestate's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    1,093
    Rep Power
    8
    It's a Buggy
    LRRCC - Vice President
    Mugen MBX6e (Tekno v4) / Hobbywing
    Mugen MBX6T / MG66
    Mugen MBX6 / OS Speed
    Sponsored by: RC King Hobbies - Blacktown

  20. #19
    R/C Apprentice mick270 is on a distinguished road mick270's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    142
    Rep Power
    5
    Thanx mate.. Had a quick look but can't reply as I'm notba member. What dose it need? Radio great anything to start it with like a starter box?

  21. #20
    R/C God dvestate is on a distinguished road dvestate's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    1,093
    Rep Power
    8
    LRRCC - Vice President
    Mugen MBX6e (Tekno v4) / Hobbywing
    Mugen MBX6T / MG66
    Mugen MBX6 / OS Speed
    Sponsored by: RC King Hobbies - Blacktown

+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Best nitro buggy
    By mick270 in forum Truggies - Nitro
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 03-02-2011, 10:48 PM
  2. Buggy Or Truggy Which To Buy???
    By BuggyBoss in forum General Talk - R/C
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 15-04-2009, 06:20 PM
  3. What buggy to buy
    By Panicroom in forum Buggies - Nitro
    Replies: 23
    Last Post: 29-07-2008, 08:46 PM
  4. Where to buy painted buggy bodies
    By trent collins in forum Buggies - Nitro
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 21-02-2006, 09:32 AM
  5. 1/8 buggy... is this a good buy???
    By fst57l in forum Buggies - Nitro
    Replies: 40
    Last Post: 15-01-2006, 06:14 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts