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Old 07-03-2007, 04:56 PM   #1
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I thought it's time this forgotten class of cars had their own thread. Please feel free to share pics of your buggies and tips and arrange meets on this thread. Thanks.
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Old 07-03-2007, 06:49 PM   #2
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HELLO SIM600, GREAT TO SEE SOME 1 START ON EP BUGGY.
PLANING TO BUY A OFF ROAD CAR, ANY RECOMAND?
WHICH CLASS IS BETTER FOR MALAYSIA OFF ROAD, CAUSE TRACK ON HERE IS TOO BUMPY..........
2WD OR 4WD?
BUGGY OR TRUCK?
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Frankly it's inappropriate to use the word "forgotten class of cars". I believe the main objective is to revive the EP buggy class. There are always reasons behind this.
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Im also thinking of getting an EP buggy..the product that catch my interest is 2wd buggy- Tamiya Sand Viper(Dt-02)..price is quite reasonable..
Its not a new buggy, so I will expect some problem with parts...

Btw, do you guys know any good 2wd buggy around the same price as Tamiya Sand Viper?
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Old 07-03-2007, 11:20 PM   #5
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WHY NOT JUST PICK UP THE NEWER VERSION OF KIT LIKE DARK IMPACT OR KEEN HAWK.
BOTH OF THIS ARE VERY COOL LOOKING KIT AND REASONABLE PRICE ALSO.
THIS IS THE KIT I KNOW IN LOWEST PRICE OLEDI. OTHER KIT ALMOST COST U AROUND RM1400-RM2000
IF ANY LOW COST KIT PLEASE INTRODUSE HERE LAH. I LOOKING FOR IT ALSO
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hehehhe...dark impact and keen hawk?
Thats 4wd buggy..im lookin for 2wd...higher speed and easier to mantain...
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WHY NOT JUST PICK UP THE NEWER VERSION OF KIT LIKE DARK IMPACT OR KEEN HAWK.
BOTH OF THIS ARE VERY COOL LOOKING KIT AND REASONABLE PRICE ALSO.
THIS IS THE KIT I KNOW IN LOWEST PRICE OLEDI. OTHER KIT ALMOST COST U AROUND RM1400-RM2000
IF ANY LOW COST KIT PLEASE INTRODUSE HERE LAH. I LOOKING FOR IT ALSO

U wanna EP offload meh ???? ......... not like you woh.......
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I really like the DF-03 as well. But for low maintenance bashing, the DT-02 Sand Viper should be a lot of fun. Parts should be okay since the DT-02 is still in production, as far as I know. Tires should last a long time as long as you don't run it on the road. Only problem I hear is that the gearing options are really limited on the DT-02.

Here's a pic of my DF-03 Dark Impact.
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Here's a pic I took of someone's DT02 while I was in Shizuoka last year.
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Mr Sim, if you said so...I think its okay if I buy Dt-02..
The price is quite cheap, and it seems like a good buggy, also.

Btw...do you think DT-02 parts is tough?Or is it easy to break?
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HELLO SIM600, GREAT TO SEE SOME 1 START ON EP BUGGY.
PLANING TO BUY A OFF ROAD CAR, ANY RECOMAND?
WHICH CLASS IS BETTER FOR MALAYSIA OFF ROAD, CAUSE TRACK ON HERE IS TOO BUMPY..........
2WD OR 4WD?
BUGGY OR TRUCK?
Choon Meng,
So far, I've seen both 2WD and 4WD run quite well at Titiwangsa and Glenmarie. I have a 2WD stadium truck (XXX-T) and I like how the big tires soak up the all our Malaysian track pot holes.

The Team Associated RC10 series are really fast too. In fact, was it you who was driving an RC10B3 about 2 months ago, a few days before the MNC round 1 at Titiwangsa? I forgot lah.

You need different sets of tires to suit track conditions for both 2WD and 4WD but it's more crucial for 2WD because the buggy/truck will be very hard to drive if there is not enough traction. For my truck, I only have 1 set of pin spikes, so I use that everywhere but that's not the best way.

4WD of course much easier to drive, at least for me because my throttle skills not that great (I just hammer the throttle coming out of every corner. haha). But I've heard that 2WD cars are better at the jumps. Not sure how true this is.
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Mr Sim, if you said so...I think its okay if I buy Dt-02..
The price is quite cheap, and it seems like a good buggy, also.

Btw...do you think DT-02 parts is tough?Or is it easy to break?
Hi Roy,
There is a thread for the DT-02 on radiocontrolzone here...
http://forums.radiocontrolzone.com/s...d.php?t=195821

The manual is here...
http://forums.radiocontrolzone.com/s...d.php?t=195821

From what I see, the buggy looks quite durable. Like many Tamiya cars, the suspension arms are attached to plastic bulkheads, so you might want to get spares of those bulkheads if you can. They should be dirt cheap.

Main concerns are probably motor overheating because it looks like it doesn't get much airflow, and also gear ratio options (looks like it can only run 19T or 17T pinion and nothing else), which kind of also limits your motor options.

Other than that, the buggy looks good.
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Choon Meng,
So far, I've seen both 2WD and 4WD run quite well at Titiwangsa and Glenmarie. I have a 2WD stadium truck (XXX-T) and I like how the big tires soak up the all our Malaysian track pot holes.

The Team Associated RC10 series are really fast too. In fact, was it you who was driving an RC10B3 about 2 months ago, a few days before the MNC round 1 at Titiwangsa? I forgot lah.

You need different sets of tires to suit track conditions for both 2WD and 4WD but it's more crucial for 2WD because the buggy/truck will be very hard to drive if there is not enough traction. For my truck, I only have 1 set of pin spikes, so I use that everywhere but that's not the best way.

4WD of course much easier to drive, at least for me because my throttle skills not that great (I just hammer the throttle coming out of every corner. haha). But I've heard that 2WD cars are better at the jumps. Not sure how true this is.
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mr sim...there many things that you mentioned which I dont understand(Im a newbie, thats why)
now...ill get the car first, then ill refer to you if I need information...
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This is an intersting thread. With the demise of the Buggy class in MNC(not sure if it will be relived again by Bigguy), Hopefully this thread will generate some due attention to EP off road.

TTwangsa track is a sweet track for EP buggies and its under utilised. Why not we have our own meet there to do some bashing!?!?!?

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