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Old 07-10-2010, 10:35 AM   #1
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Default help me pick 4wd or 2wd this winter

In the winter here in Missouri we race electric 1/10 indoors. Wanted to know which off road 1/10 2wd or 4wd will help me prepare best for the summer 1/8 Nitro? I have been in the hobby one year and last winter raced a RB5 sp. This is my first season racing nitro RC8B. Great car! Traveling is out because of my work. Thanks
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Old 07-10-2010, 11:11 AM   #2
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If u can drive 2wd fast, then u will have the foundation to drive anything fast. Electric will make ur driving smoother ans 2wd will teach u throttle control. Others may say 4wd will give u a better feel since your 1/8th buggy is 4wd but it all starts at 2wd.

There's a video out there in youtube land where Mayfield says when he goes to the jconcepts events where they run both 1/10th and 1/8th that he likes to get out there with his 2wd first and as much as he can, it makes driving all the other classes easier
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+1 2wd is more difficult so I would say that would make you a better driver.
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+1 i learned and raced 2wd buggy for years went 2 4wd nitro buggy and amazed people how much control i had of my nitro for the first time driving nitro
learn on a 2wd and u will be able to drive anything 4wd fast for shure
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2wd is how i got fast !
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+1 2wd is more difficult so I would say that would make you a better driver.
ordered one last week. Its my first kit. i opened all the bags. its going to be fun
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I was leaning toward x factory x-6 2wd. Seems 4wd is alot of wrenching. Thanks for your input. Maybe order one early since I know which one. RCTECH RULES!
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Default 1/8 electric will be indoors this winter

I could convert my rc8b to brushless. It seems this class is getting larger.
So, there are alot of choices this winter.
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So you guys think 1/10 2wd buggy indoor this winter will teach me more than 1/10 4wd or 1/8 4wd electric?
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yes.........without a doubt.
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2wd buggy like b4 and so on will teach you how to drive anything since they are really lights and pretty hard to control...Also i would go electric 4x4 like sc10,sc8e,slash 4x4 aswell it will give you a feel for 1/8 buggy but wont teach you like a b4 will.
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I live in NC right now and will be moving back to MO in a couple of months and I bought a 2wd b4. I will be racing at smac I when with 2wd because I tought that it would help my driving. Good luck.
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2wd buggy like b4 and so on will teach you how to drive anything since they are really lights and pretty hard to control...Also i would go electric 4x4 like sc10,sc8e,slash 4x4 aswell it will give you a feel for 1/8 buggy but wont teach you like a b4 will.
How about I convert my rc8b instead of sc10,sc8e or slash? I dont like how the slash drives but, I never drove a 4x4 slash. Still going to get an Rb5.

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How about I convert my rc8b instead of sc10,sc8e or slash? I dont like how the slash drives but, I never drove a 4x4 slash. Still going to get an Rb5.
Looking for inputs.
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