Originally Posted by sosidge
There may only be two competitive 2wd cars - but at least you can actually BUY them!
All the 4wd A-finalists are not available to the man on the street - they are all prototypes (Yokomo/Kyosho), limited production (Durango/X-5/BJ4) or discontinued (XX-4)!
For me, the 4wd class has become something of a joke. I know it is not popular numbers-wise, but if the manufacturers can't be bothered to use mass-production kits, maybe they shouldn't even bother competing?
I totally agree with what you say!
You can't get the cars as raced in the 4wd final.
But, isn't this the same in all race classes?
Maybe the 2wd off-road competition is the only one where "normal production" cars are used!
You see in all major races, on and offroad that the top drivers all use prototype parts and kits, that mostly won't hit the streets
99% of the people that race, will race at club-level, so we don't need these parts. I don't need a new chassis every 2 months!
Go and buy yourself a good chassis, and race it. When you want to have all the parts used by the PRO-drivers, then you will get very frustrated!
These parts will never be available for us, so see the worlds and other big events as a race between manufacturers!
They want to show eachother their capabillity!