Pro-Line has a new Trifecta Wing for your 8th scale buggy or truggy. The Trifecta was designed for three things – performance, style, and durability. The futuristic design uses large center fins to add stability while dimples are used to create a “golf ball” aerodynamic effect to increase low speed downforce.
The part number for yellow is #6249-02, black is #6249-03, and white is #6249-04. Street pricing is $16 and you can get complete details Right Here on Pro-Line’s website.
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First seen at the Nuremburg Toy Fair over the winter, the mid July release date for the ARRMA Typhon buggy is quickly approaching. The Typhon is big news not only because it is the first 8th scale to be released by ARRMA, but also because it will be their first 4wd.
The Typhon was designed to be a high speed-high power bash buggy, but perhaps more importantly, it was also designed to handle the rigors of constant 6S LiPo operation. Some of features and specifications of the new Typhon include-
* BLX 2050kV brushless motor
* Heavy duty gear diffs w/ steel outdrives
* Waterproof receiver box
* Adjustable battery tray with velcro straps
* Adjustable steel turnbuckles
* Aerodynamic body and wing
* High-impact knuckles, arms and hub carriers
* Pivot ball front suspension
* Center diff with ultra-strong spur gear
* Aggressive dBoots tires with foam inserts
* Waterproof BLX180 6S ESC with fan
* 2.4GHz ATX-100 2.4GHz transmitter w/ ARX-100 receiver
* Waterproof ADS-15 15kg metal gear servo
* Width: 12″
* Length: 20″
* Wheelbase: 12.9″
* Height: 7.2″
* Weight: 6.6lb
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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ARRMA Typhon Gallery
The Pro-Line crew has a new 8th scale race tire called the LockDown that will be debuted at the Lone Star Nitro Challenge and will start hitting hobby shops next month. The Pro-Line LockDowns were designed to give you that extra edge on high bite surfaces, and come in a wide variety of compounds for different conditions and temperatures.
The part numbers are 9051-002 for X2 compound, 9051-003 for X3, 9051-004 for X4, 9051-02 for M3, 9051-03 for M4, and they all have a street price of right around $23 per pair.
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If you want to go “really big” and “really fast”, an 8th scale brushless buggy is hard to beat. The latest to be announced is a new USA Edition of the SWorkz S350 BE1 EVO 8th scale buggy. What makes it the USA Edition? A number of upgrades for our style of tracks. These upgrades include-
* 2.0 Pro Shocks w/ 4mm shafts & tapered pistons
* FCSS 7075 Chassis set (also includes standard chassis)
* Updated rear lower toe-in inserts
The SWorkz USA Edition has a part number of #SWX-910020, a street price of $469, and you can hit up This Link to head over to the official SWorkz website.
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The World Championship winning Hot Bodies D8 is now available as a ready to run. The D8S comes fully assembled with big nitro power to go fast and jump long. Some of its features include-
* Nitro Star F3.5 engine
* 2.4GHz radio system
* Waterproof brake/throttle servo
* Oil filled big bore shocks
* Full bearing set
The part number for the HPI/HB D8S ready to run is #HPID0918, it has a street price of $479, and they are available right now for your bashing enjoyment.
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If you want to go really fast on dirt, brushless 8th scale buggies are the weapon of choice by many a basher. The guys over at Ofna have a new brushless 1/8th scale buggy hitting the market, the Hyper SSe. The SSe comes with a high performance brushless power system and has a deep battery tray with velcro straps that allow for a variety of battery pack configurations. The SSe also comes with a tough anodized aluminum chassis and big bore shocks to handle the roughest terrain at your local bash spot.
The part numbers for the SSe are #14360 for orange, #14361 for blue, and they have a street price of $459. To get more information simply Click This Link to visit the official Ofna website.
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Ofna SSe Gallery
Back in the day, the first XRay nitro buggies were named XB8, now they are bringing back the name for their latest creation. The 2014 XB8 is a high-end 8th scale buggy that is made from high grade materials and is designed with all the latest performance tricks. Some of its highlights include-
* Unique XPBS front pivot ball suspension
* Multi-Flex chassis adjustment system
* All new big-bore shocks
* Beefy carbon fiber towers
* CNC-machined 3mm Swiss 7075 T6 aluminum chassis
* SFA graphite stiffeners on a-arms
The 2014 XB8 has a part number of #XRA350009 and a street price of just under $700. Hit up This Link for more information over on the official XRay website.
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XRay XB8 Gallery
Check out the video of the Durango DEX408v2 Buggy we just posted. This footage was shot during some of our extreme testing procedures during the review process. You can check out the review at This Link if you haven’t already.
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We teased this a while back, but now it’s official. Check out the ST Racing Concepts Slash 4×4 1/8th E-Buggy Conversion kit. Some people call a conversion like this the backslash, but STRC is going with E-Buggy. It’s been a year since their 4×4 LCG Conversion kit, and this conversion is looking just as cool!
Advantages of this conversion are that it’s light weight. Almost 3lbs lighter than most 8th scale buggies, meaning you can use your 2S Lipo, and 550 motor setup and still have a blast. It’s available in blue, red, silver and black. You’ll need to supply the body, tires, wing, and 17mm hex adapters along with some other stuff, but this kit will get you started.
ST Racing Slash Buggy Gallery
The part number is ST6808(B/BK/S), and has a MSRP of $69.
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And the Friday Mystery Link, kicking it old school from ’05. It seemed like a good idea…
After some teasing, Team Durango has released full information about their updated DEX408V2 8th scale electric buggy. The highlights include-
* New 3mm hard anodized chassis
* New 16mm big bore shocks
* New rear shock tower
* Machined aluminum bulkheads
* New tapered shock pistons
* New lighter diff gears
* Straighter rear diff output for greater efficiency
* New dual position rear hubs
* New rear a-arms
* New pre-load nuts
The part number is #TD102029, street price is $549, and they should start hitting hobby shops in early November. Hit up This Link for more information over on the Durango website.
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Durango DEX408V2 Gallery
The crew over at JQ Products has been teasing their new White Edition 8th scale buggy for a while, now they’ve released press photos and more information.
* 16mm shocks
* Ultra long gearbox screws
* Equal length universal driveshafts
* CNC machined C hubs, knuckles, and rear hubs
* 47/13 center gearing
Pricing for the White Edition buggy is $599 and it should be available starting in November/December. Hit up This Link for more information.
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JQ White Edition Buggy Gallery
The original Team Durango DEX408 buggy was fast and handled like a dream. Today the Durango crew released a Teaser Shot of the upcoming V2. The biggest change shown in the picture is the location of the rear shocks, they are now mounted behind the tower instead of in front. Full details and more pictures are coming later in the week, until then you can hit This Link to visit the official teaser page on Durango’s website.
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Mugen are known for making some of the best 8th scale buggies that you can buy, now they’ve introduced their MBX7 M-Spec. The M-Spec comes pre-assembled with a race set-up and a clear body, perfect for getting on the track in no time flat. Some of its other features and specifications include-
* Clear mid-cab body
* 5mm front and 4mm rear tower
* 3mm A7075 chassis
* Straight cut conical & ring gears
* Heavy duty clutch shoes
The part number for the Mugen MBX7 M-Spec is E2011 and it should start hitting hobby shop shelves next month.
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Mugen MBX7 M-Spec Gallery