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Old 07-08-2010, 08:37 PM   #1
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Default Which 1:10 buggy is the most popular and competitive?

I am helping a friend to find the best 1:10 Electric Off road vehicle.

He is looking for the most popular/competitive vehicle and wanting to know which kit has won the most championships lately. Money is not an issue to him.

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The associated b4 is the most popular.
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Old 07-08-2010, 09:19 PM   #4
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I think the rb5 and b4 are the best. I suggest waiting for the b4.1 factory team with all the bling. Mamba Max pro and a 10.5 motor.
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I hear a lot of people buying Mamba ESCs and buying a cheaper alternative motor to go along with it; is that pretty common?

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Old 07-08-2010, 09:39 PM   #6
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I would say the RB5.
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It is, but not for racing. Bashers might because they dont need all the bells and whistles that racers do. Racers want the fastest(and are paying for it with the POS that is the SXX stock spec). Most racers don't need the option of 6s, or even 3s and it is rather large speedo compared to the Tekin and LRP stuff.

B4 is the most popular and parts are stocked almost everywhere. Kyosho parts have a huge cost to get the parts if you can even find them. The RB5 is not a bad buggy at all, but for the first timers it is not the best, too hard to get parts and they change them up so often that you need to put lots of money into them to keep them current.

On another note, I would not recommend a 10.5, it is alot of motor if you are not used to driving something that small and agile. 13.5 is my limit personally, it is just as fast for the most part and wears out/ breaks less parts.

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It is, but not for racing. Bashers might because they dont need all the bells and whistles that racers do. Racers want the fastest(and are paying for it with the POS that is the SXX stock spec). Most racers don't need the option of 6s, or even 3s and it is rather large speedo compared to the Tekin and LRP stuff.

B4 is the most popular and parts are stocked almost everywhere. Kyosho parts have a huge cost to get the parts if you can even find them. The RB5 is not a bad buggy at all, but for the first timers it is not the best, too hard to get parts and they change them up so often that you need to put lots of money into them to keep them current.

On another note, I would not recommend a 10.5, it is alot of motor if you are not used to driving something that small and agile. 13.5 is my limit personally, it is just as fast for the most part and wears out/ breaks less parts.

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You have a good point, But the reason i said the mmp and 10.5 is because he can gear it low for the same speed as a 13.5 and when he gets better he can just gear it up. And to get a 13.5 to go fast enough youh have to gear it high which causes heat. A 10.5 will run cool and also have power being geared low. The mmp also has the many many more tuning options than most. It also has a great price.
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I've owned both the B4 and RB5. RB5 is the way to go.
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I've owned both the B4 and RB5. RB5 is the way to go.
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I am helping a friend to find the best 1:10 Electric Off road vehicle.

He is looking for the most popular/competitive vehicle and wanting to know which kit has won the most championships lately. Money is not an issue to him.

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I would get a Team Associated B4. I love mine. I've got a sidewinder 5700 in it. Its a lot of fun.
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I am helping a friend to find the best 1:10 Electric Off road vehicle.

He is looking for the most popular/competitive vehicle and wanting to know which kit has won the most championships lately. Money is not an issue to him.

Thanks.
get the new rc10b4.1 factory team kit. If u are doing racing use novak 17.5 or 13.5 or whatever matches your race rules. If you are doing mod races i would recommend to throw a mamba max pro 5700 or 4600 in there. anything above that is too much for the b4.
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I'm partial to the Associated cars but for your friend, I will mention that parts availability may help keep him in the hobby. So check what the most popular cars are at the local track and ask the hobby store what cars they carry parts for. Even though on-line purchases can be made, we have to support our local hobby shops too.
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At our track its hard to say which is the most popular. The B4 was about a month ago, then I convinced a friend to get a x6, and he started winning many A's in a row, then another guy got sponsered by xfactory and he got 2 cars, ran one and sold the other one, which was for his son, to another guy, so there was 3 of them, now we're up to about 6 x6^2 car, 3 of them are always in the A. With tamiya releasing the trf201, there's a bunch of those floating around but non have yet to win the A. I actually think the most popular car list locally goes like this: Tamiya, Losi (mostly new guys, non where in the A or B main last week), Xfactory(the best car), AE, PSI(what I run, its a mid motor losi, very fast, a team mate ran the fastest lap in the B, I had the 2nd fastest lap, we finished 3 and 4) and the least popular in the TQ sx10, with 1 of them, but he's always in the A and tries alot of stuff, he has 1 test car, 1 race car, the test car has a custom saddle pack chassis) If money wasn't an issue, I'd get the xfactory x6^2 ec kit, its pricy, but since they have shown up locally, I think they've been nudefeated, some of the drivers had B4's so thats why they aren't as popular. 1 guy has set the fastest lap of the night every week with his, sometimes 1/2 secong faster then everyone else
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