Everyone knows we have been ARRMA fans since their beginning. Well we just got word, and a few pictures that ARRMA is releasing a 1/8 scale buggy! They are taking the popular RAIDER BLX and making an XL version, officially called the ARRMA Raider XL BLX.
It’s going to be 2.8″ longer and 1.7″ wider than the original Raider. We don’t have many other details yet, but as soon as we do, we will relay the information.
Below is a comparison image we were sent. Click for full size.
There isn’t any official info yet on the ARRMA Website, but check back soon.
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The crew at Schumacher has unveiled Stagger tires for 1/8th buggies. While these are intended for use on AstroTurf, they can be used on a wide variety of surfaces. Their Stagger design gives them good steering while reducing traction rolling. Best used on the front of an 1/8th buggy, they can also generate good forward bite when used on the rear do to a center row of horizontal bars.
The 1/8th scale Staggers come in two different compounds and are also available pre-mounted. They are street priced from £12.99 to £18.99 and you can hit up This Link for more details.
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JConcepts has announced that their popular Dirt Webs tires are now available for 1/8th scale buggies. The Dirt Webs are designed for use on indoor clay tracks as well as treated outdoor tracks. Dirt Webs are known for having loads of forward bite while a single rib around the outside edges gives more side-bite in the corners.
* 83mm bead mounting size
* Comes with closed cell inserts
* Vertical and horizontal bars for more side-bite
* Web-bars for more stability and forward traction
The Dirt Webs are available in four different compounds and are street priced around $28. Click Right Here for more details over on the JConcepts website.
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THE Losi 8IGHT-E RTR with AVC Review
8th scale buggies are prime bash machines, they are fast, corner well, and can make the biggest of the big jumps. We’ve been bash testing the new 8th scale Losi 8IGHT-E RTR for weeks now. Is it a burly bash machine? Can you go huge with it? Does it come with big power? How easily does it break? Hit the “Read More” to find out…
While the 2015 Edition of the XRay XB8 isn’t all new, it does feature a slew of updates to make it easier to go fast and to increase its durability. An all new chassis is the big news, it has been designed to give the buggy more traction, while new 7075 aluminum shock towers are more durable and yield better handling. Another important upgrade is longer outdrives, these help keep the driveshafts from popping out during big crashes. Some of the other upgrades include-
* All new side guards
* Redesigned air filter w/ optional rain guard
* New 6, 8 & 10-hole shock pistons
* Updated shock springs
* New steering ball-joints
* Now comes with medium clutch springs
* New reinforced pivot balls
To get more details simply hit up This Link over on XRay’s official website.
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15' XRay XB8 Gallery
For all you nitro burners, Graupner has released information on the new SOAR Seiki 998 nitro buggy. The 998 comes with a 3mm thick hard anodized 7075 aluminum chassis, 4mm thick shock towers, and easy access differentials. 3 aluminum clutch shoes are used to put the power to the ground, while lightweight spur and bevels gears are used to help make it fast off the line.
Length- 500 mm
Width- 310 mm
Wheelbase- 320-328 mm
Approximate weight- 3320 grams
The 998 starts shipping later this month and you can hit up This Link for more details over on Graupner’s website.
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SOAR 998 Gallery
There is one style of vehicle that can be a great bashing machine one day, then can bust out nuclear fast laps at the local outdoor track the next, an 8th scale buggy. The latest RTR 8th scale buggy to hit the bashing market is the 8IGHT-E with AVC from Losi.
As we unboxed our 8IGHT-E RTR we took a bunch of pictures to show everyone at home what it looks like when you crack the box open. You’ll notice from the pictures that the 8IGHT-E comes RTR, but does need to have its rear wing put on. This is very simple to do, requiring just two body clips. You’ll also notice that it does come with AA batteries for the transmitter, but it doesn’t come with a battery pack for the buggy. If you don’t already have a 3 or 4S LiPO sitting around, you’ll need to pick one up before you hit the local bash spot.
Our full review of the 8IGHT-E RTR goes up about a week from now, if you are looking for more details Click Right Here to visit the official Losi website.
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Losi 8IGHT-E RTR Unboxing Gallery 1
Losi 8IGHT-E RTR Unboxing Gallery 2
The latest warrior to enter the battle for 8th scale buggy supremacy is the Mugen MBX7R ECO. The ECO is based on the MBX7R but offers refinements to improve its handling and durability. Big 16mm shocks improve stability, while a new chassis increases strength. New wing mounts, drive shafts, and front hub carriers are among other changes.
The 7R ECO starts shipping next month and you can get complete details over on the official Mugen Seiki Website.
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Mugen MBX7R ECO Gallery
Losi has announced that you can now get the convenience of their race winning 8IGHT-E buggy in a Read To Run. The 8IGHT-E has always been a strong performer on the track, as well as being a fast and durable basher. The RTR version comes with Horizon’s AVC stability control, as well as a powerful Dynamite brushless system.
* 130 amp ESC
* 1800kV brushless motor
* 16mm shocks and tapered springs
* Sealed Viscous Diffs
* Spektrum DX2E V3 2.4GHz transmitter
The part number is #LOS04003, they have a street price of $659, and you can get complete details At This Link on Losi’s website.
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Losi 8IGHT-E RTR Gallery
When we go to bashes we see more Pro-Line Badlands tires being used than anything else. They have big gnarly lugs for getting traction on loamy dirt, plus they have a cool motocross inspired tread design. The latest Badlands are 1/8 Buggy Pre-mounts. These feature Badlands XTR compound tires already glued up on Pro-Line’s Velocity V2 white wheels. The pre-mounted Badlands save you a bunch of time and can totally eliminate the hassle of the gluing process.
The part number is #9021-18, they are priced at $35 per pair, and you can get complete details Right Here on Pro-Line’s website.
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As a reminder that the ARRMA Typhon is going to be making it’s way to shops soon, we got a sweet looking picture of this 6S beast that seemed worthy of sharing. It would probably make a nice desktop photo.
You can get more info on the official ARRMA webpage.
The part number for the ARRMA Typhon is #AR106001 and they have a street price of $429. To be the first person on your block to get one simply hit up This Link to get one on pre-order.
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We are big fans of the Thunder Tiger G3 platform. G3s are typically rugged, drive well, and they don’t break the bank. The latest vehicle in Thunder Tiger’s G3 line-up is the EB4 G3 Brushless Buggy. The EB4 uses the G3 chassis and comes ready to run right out of the box. Some of the highlights of the EB4 G3 include-
* 2000kV 1350 watt brushless motor
* Suspension based on ROAR Championship winning EB4 S3
* High torque metal gear servo
* Comes with ACE race spec ESC
* Heavy duty steel diffs
* Front and center CVDs
* Comes with Deans connector
The part number is #6400, these are available right now, and you can get complete details by hitting up This Link over on the official Thunder Tiger website.
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Thunder Tiger EB4 G3 Gallery
The 8th scale buggy World Championships are quickly approaching. As such, expect to see a lot of new products being announced for debut at the big event.
Mugen knows what it takes to win world championships and they have just announced their latest uber race machine, the MBX7R. The 7R is based off the highly praised MBX7, with updates and refinements to make it an even more lethal racing machine. Some of the highlights of the 7R include-
* New 16mm big bore shocks
* Re-designed front hub carriers
* More camber adjustability in front arms
* Front and rear universal driveshafts
* New rear wing mounts
* Re-designed baffle in fuel tank
The part number is #E2015 and you can get complete details at This Link over on the official Mugen website.
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Mugen MBX7R Gallery