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Old 08-21-2007, 06:39 PM   #1
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associated team b4 or losi xxx cr, which is better and why, pros & cons of each etc etc,

i have read that the lossi chasis is prone to breaking.
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Old 08-21-2007, 06:41 PM   #2
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Both cars break, both cars can be upgraded... Check and see what your local hobby shop backs better so you have little to no problem getting parts
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Old 08-21-2007, 06:47 PM   #3
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My opinion is they are great. I raced both. I think the Losi car is better for stock and Associated better for mod. Well there was a part in the rear of the CR in front of the shock tower that was prone to breaking when casing the car off jumps. The Associated seems to have issue with front arms and bulkheads. I had more issues later on with Losi with quality and reliable with the buggy. I would recommend going for the B4. One for drivibility and other part support. Thats my 2 cents.
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The B4 is great and really easy to work on. Besides occasional broken arms, only problem I've had recently is bearings. After 2 years, bearings need replacing, so it's fairly reliable.

My friend just got a used XXX-CR on here to round out his Losi 1/10 buggy line up, so we can compare them.
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Old 08-21-2007, 07:52 PM   #5
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I had the b4 for two years and liked it very much. I have no experience with the Losi cars but I was once told that they are easier to drive if you are new. The b4 can be a little more on edge. Regardless, not to confuse you more, but I now drive a Kyosho Ultima RB5 and I am much happier with it than I was with my b4. It is fits my driving style much better. Regardless, as another poster said, local parts support can be an important decision maker. However, if you think ahead and order parts that are prone to breaking ahead of time (arms, hubs, suspension towers) you can get away with remote parts support.
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Old 08-22-2007, 05:10 PM   #6
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Both vehicles have there pluses and minuses.

I would say go to your LHS track, and ask if you can wheel some peoples vehicles who say they have it feeling right. Keep in mind your setup may be different, but at least to get an idea what to expect. Make sure and offer to pay for anything you break.

Know this isn't a common reason to get a B4, but I like the way it looks over the losi buggy. I figure if they both work about as well as each other, doesn't hurt to have one that looks good too.
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For your first car, see what other people are running in your area and your LHS carries. That way if you have a question they can help you easier since they are familiar with the car. No reason to get a B4 if majority runs XXX, and vice versa.

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what dose your lhs carrie the must part's for ? both are very good r/c buggy's...
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i think you will want to get a RTR buggy. losi doesnt make a RTR xxx-cr, but associated does. the associated RTR isnt bad, but when you get going in r/c, dump that associated and get something respectable, like LOSI!!!

lol, jk. but seriously, the B4 RTR is not a bad idea. you wont have to struggle to build your first buggy as a kit, and then figure out how to put electrics in. so, go with a RTR.

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