Reviews for HPI Racing D8S RTR 1/8 Off Road Buggy (w/TF-40 2.4GHz & F3.5 Engine) [HPI106116]

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Javier Rosa
Wednesday, Dec 21 2011 (about 4 years ago)
HPI Racing D8S RTR 1/8 Off Road Buggy (w/TF-40 2.4GHz & F3.5 Engine)
Very good RTR Nitro Buggy, I only needed to replace the rear plastic pivot plates with metal ones... Went to a race a few days ago, every other racer had problems with their cars and my D8S was still running alone on the track! I highly recommend it !!
chadd steimel
Verified Owner
Sunday, Aug 5 2012 (about 3 years ago)
HPI Racing D8S RTR 1/8 Off Road Buggy (w/TF-40 2.4GHz & F3.5 Engine)
Well i got this kit, i ordered the Hara engine mount, took off the pullstart (must file a small amount from back plate) i took off the back plate and removed the pin that connects the crank to the pullstart, and then left the rod sticking out of the backplate, this way the crank spins free and does not turn the pullstart rod. So i did all this and then broke it in...Can not seem to get the power expected from a .21 engine (possilby needs more breaking in but has 6 tanks already). Comes with a cold plug (hate cold plugs) you MUST shim the HELL out of this thing to get it tight. The rear a arms had 1/8 of an inch gap between the arms and the pivot. I recommend buying the Hara pivot blocks, I ran my 1st race and cased a jump (due to the nose dive effect from the battery in the front) and the arm popped right out. Also, the throttle servo just took a crap out of the blue on the 3rd tank of fuel, luckily i had a spare. This kit has a lot of potential, but it is a good days work shimming and adjusting ahead of you if you have any idea of racing it. Also....switch the battery and receiver around or you will nose dive every time, (it also keeps the battery closer to the center). overall for a RTR kit it is a 6 out of 10, but if you add in the upgrade potential, 8 out of 10, and the radio is crap, i am not a believer in expensive radios (all it does is turn and throttle/brake) but this one twitches like crazy. And your fuel lines will be crossed. Make sure you switch them. I believe the kit is mid way as far as build quality. GO THROUGH EVERY BOLT!!! they are just snug and that's all! Now that i have adjusted and shimmed and replaced a servo...all is well, and it is a contender. But if you plan to race it and have any chance in hell....DO YOUR HOMEWORK ON IT 1ST!
Victor Alcocer
Verified Owner
Tuesday, Jan 7 2014 (about 2 years ago)
HPI Racing D8S RTR 1/8 Off Road Buggy (w/TF-40 2.4GHz & F3.5 Engine)
I haven't used it yet (due to the weather), but I would like to add that it includes everything you need (except for the fuel) but be awere that the things included are not the best, it includes 4 AAA alkaline batteries, 1 NiMH 6V hump pack with wall charger, fuel bottle, glow igniter and a C batterie for it. Nice look so far. But I'm affraid about the rear suspension issue (that seems to be an old issue) of the hinge pin that pops out, it still have the plastic plates to hold the hinge pins. In a future I will add more details.
Keith Bates
Thursday, Nov 7 2013 (about 2 years ago)
HPI Racing D8S RTR 1/8 Off Road Buggy (w/TF-40 2.4GHz & F3.5 Engine)
This buggy performance is great out the box wow!!! I bought two of them one is for fun and the other I race with.
Linden Martin
Verified Owner
Sunday, May 6 2012 (about 4 years ago)
HPI Racing D8S RTR 1/8 Off Road Buggy (w/TF-40 2.4GHz & F3.5 Engine)
Awesome buggy! I have taken it for a bashing and have done some large jumps with it. This buggy is tough, rugged and is well suited for whatever you want to throw at it! Very pleased!
David Fountain
Friday, Apr 6 2012 (about 4 years ago)
HPI Racing D8S RTR 1/8 Off Road Buggy (w/TF-40 2.4GHz & F3.5 Engine)
Yes you can in fact the Hara edition parts will bolt right on to it. Its basically a ready to run D8. :)
dale cuyugan
Verified Owner
Sunday, Feb 5 2012 (about 4 years ago)
HPI Racing D8S RTR 1/8 Off Road Buggy (w/TF-40 2.4GHz & F3.5 Engine)
Awesome buggy! Looks is a 10/10! Tracking it for 2weeks now! Up to now no repairs has done! For all beginners, this a great way to start! Make sure do the new setup guide protocol and you are set for bashing, jumps, and etc!
Dean Wells
Verified Owner
Wednesday, Jan 25 2012 (about 4 years ago)
HPI Racing D8S RTR 1/8 Off Road Buggy (w/TF-40 2.4GHz & F3.5 Engine)
AWESOME! Recieved it this morning and already broken the motor in it is an absolute beast. Checked the steering servo for the torque and it's pulling right around 211 oz/in and its pretty quick. Can't wait to get it on the track. HPI got it right out of the box. Very well worth the $.
Monica Schaeffer
Wednesday, Apr 4 2012 (about 4 years ago)
HPI Racing D8S RTR 1/8 Off Road Buggy (w/TF-40 2.4GHz & F3.5 Engine)
Hey i was wandering if this car was able to use upgrade parts drom the D8 on it?