Wow! What a great run on the Basher BZ-888 from BSR Racing! The drive system was flawless, the brushless system just performed and the RTR tires were some of the best RTR tires I’ve seen! I powered it up with some Turnigy Nano-Tech 6500mah 2s Lipos and it was a blast!
Take a look at my unboxing video here:
The BSR Racing BZ-888 “Basher” 1/8th 4wd scale Buggy is such a GREAT value for what you get in the box! The traditional Buggy driveline is matched to a very decent brushless system that has battery boxes staged on either side of the chassis. The massive shocks have aluminum bodies and caps! Wow! In this video, I show you what comes in the RTR version (There’s also an ARTR as well) and how it looks upclose in HD!
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The Basher BSR BZ-888 1/8 4WD Racing Buggy is the latest addition from the Basher design team and this time they’ve out done themselves again with a truly race ready 1/8 scale buggy straight out of the box.
Everything you asked for in a race buggy has been included in this model: low profile cab forward body, big bore shocks, oil filled metal gear diffs (front, centre and rear), 3mm thick aluminium chassis, big beefy front and rear arms with equally tough camber links to dial in your suspension tuning, easy access battery tray and one of the simplest motor mounts you’ll ever have the pleasure to use. This buggy ticks all the right boxes!
Not only does it look good on paper it also has the performance to back up its credentials. The plush big bore shocks soak up the bumps like they were marshmallows and allow for infinite adjustment by using the threaded shock collars and the hop-up spring sets. For even more fine tuning you can use our great range of TrackStar shock and diff oils. Front and rear sway bars help to reduce body roll and you can also fine tune grip using the droop adjustment in each arm. There are 3 shock mounting holes on both shock towers and the front and rear arms to get your shocks working just right for track conditions on the day.
While this buggy can carve up the corners and track true on the straights it’s on the jumps that it really comes alive, floating straight and level in the air it responds incredibly well to brake and throttle inputs to adjust your angle of attack for the landing.
All this straight out of the box, but we know you won’t be able to resist tinkering with it to get it just right for your local conditions so there are dozens of hop up options available and spares for those “whoops” moments when that concrete column jumps into the middle of your path.
Unlike many race buggies the BZ-888 is also great off the track and can be just as fun as a park basher or just to get your dog chasing it for exercise (for those with particularly large back yards).
The BZ-888 is the best value 1/8 race buggy you will ever find, with all the options you will ever need.
• 4WD with soild Shaft Drive system
• Front/Center/Rear Metal Gear Diff.
• 18mm aluminum adjustable big bore shocks
• Fully adjustable chassis for precision set-up
• 2 x 2s side by side battery layout for perfect weight distribution
• Full ball bearing supported drive train
• Front CVD drive shaft for smooth action
• Hard coated 3mm aluminum alloy chassis
• 4mm aluminum front and rear shock tower
• One-piece aluminum motor mount for better heat dissipation
• 100A waterproof brushless ESC with a 3665 size 1965KV brushless motor
• 15kg standard size steering servo for better steer support
• Front and rear stabilizer set
• 17mm Hex, fit for all 1/8 wheels
• 43mm front and rear pre-glued buggy tires
Height (with rear wing): 210mm
Ground Clearance: 30mm
Motor Size: 3665 Brushless Inrunner
Motor KV: 1965KV
Servo: 15kg High-Torque standard size steering servo
ESC: 100A waterproof brushless
Battery compartment: 144.58mm x 48mm x 48mm max size
Charger for LiPoly battery
2 x 2S 7.4V LiPoly Standard/Shorty pack
4 x AA batteries for transmitter
Music used by permission from SoundCloud. Music in this video is by Jeff Kaale