Originally Posted by AzBobby
well for me one major point is not to have a 4 whell drive off road car that is a t/c conversion from the manufacturer.
Well thats going to be very difficult now isnt it as most current generation offroaders have some parts lifted from that manufacturers TC.
About the only one that doesnt is the Predator, so where does this leave everyone. As much as you have beasted the Tamiya it is a very well designed car (open diffs or not, and I race offroad in the UK in winter and have not had any major problems that I havent had with other cars) it is fast stable and easy to work on. Top car tamiya or not. I have seen a couple of drivers have real problems with the lazers transmission last year, Bj4 but here in the UK parts are an issue, Losi, plastic pig (xx4/xxx4)been around a long time, even though they go well over here they are just plain nasty to work on. X factory x6 posh plastic pig!!! Yokomo, nice car but very expensive.
I think that this boils down to 2 issues, how is your spares support??? and which one do you like, I would suggest getting to a local track and see if there are any drivers who will give you a go.