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    Thinking about building first kit Truggy

    I considering building a kit truggy as a winter project...

    It would be a conversion to electric (don't want to hear nitro vs. electric arguing) which limits me to the following due to motor mount availability:

    Mugen MBX5T
    Xray XT8
    Kyosho ST-R(R)
    OFNA Jammin CRT Pro
    OFNA Hyper ST Pro

    I could also do an Eight-T but that would be a race roller/tear down, rebuild which I don't really want to do.

    I have decent RC experience - I've built a UE lightning from the ground up, built a custom LST2, and I've rebuilt shocks, diffs, trannys etc... but never a kit.

    I know these are all quality trucks. What would you recommend based on ease of assembly, fit/finish of parts, clarity of instructions?

    Steve

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    I spent What? Nitronaught's Avatar
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    I had no problems assembling my MBX5T. It was easy, took me a weekend on and off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve050773
    based on ease of assembly, fit/finish of parts, clarity of instructions?

    Steve
    XRAY hands down based on those
    nitro or nothing

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    Given your experience, any of the trucks instructions will be adequate..... Although Xrays are the best.

    I'd recommend the MBX5T just cause my Mugen buggy has been extremely durable and the high stress parts (diffs, cvds, etc) will last longer than pretty much anything else...... and way longer than any OFNA(jammin) product.


    Please keep us updated on your progress!!
    Gidddy up.........

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    sorta...

    Are the drivelines on the BCE or updated CRT Chassis's allowing longer wear, or is the issue with the materials? I was thinking the decreased angle of the centers benefited longer wear.
    Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.

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    my brushless XT8 i just built went together beautifully. i've built kits before too - very easy, detailed instructions and the way the parts fit together are just flawless. really quality materials too (that plastic is THICK!)
    ...bAttERy aCiD iN mY VeInS...

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    MBX5T...done
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    CRT should be releasing a newer version sometime soon
    ST-RR seems to be the way to go, but i myself prefer the MUGEN PRO

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    Xray XT8 based on fit, finish and quality of parts used. I've built most all of them and the Xray by far is the best plus it includes a excellent color manual that is easy to follow if your new to assembling a kit.
    Go Tech Powered Xray XT8
    Go Tech Powered Xray XB808

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    Hyper ST Pro... nuff said

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chad Knorr
    Hyper ST Pro... nuff said


    ~Eric

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