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Old 07-27-2006, 10:42 PM   #1
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looking at getting into offroad and was wondering all the pro's and cons of current buggies. looking for something competitve and that accepts 6cell side bye side packs so no bj4we.
not intersted who uses what just the strengths and weakness's.
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Theres at least 5 threads about this topic. Please do a search. Every couple weeks a new thread pops up asking the exact same quetion and gets the exact same answer. Just search its alot easier.

To answer your question the BJ4WE is the best car out there. Its durable no hop-ups needed and handles everything smoothly and nicely. The Kyosho is second in my book as it is a great buggy and stays on its wheels nicely. It had some durability problems but i think that is fixed. Also the new Yok is a really nice car too. Why dont you want saddle packs? You can run them in all your other cars too.
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There are a couple of threads on this topic already, with that being said I will put in my two cents. I like the bj4 original, probably because I haven't driven the we yet and I use platinum lipo's. But the bj4 is not a forgiving car. It is a race buggy, and to be able to perform well with it you have to know it. That can be said with most cars, however I have found it even more true with the bj4. On the positive side, once you get it dialed in you will be thouroughly pleased. I race against xx4's and xxx4's, and they seem to break more than my bj4, If I break a part it is one of the front arms. I am probably biased considering I drive the bj4, but the people at my track also want one too.
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BJ4 Worlds Edition from JConcepts.
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looking at getting into offroad and was wondering all the pro's and cons of current buggies. looking for something competitve and that accepts 6cell side bye side packs so no bj4we.
not intersted who uses what just the strengths and weakness's.
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I would buy an inferior car just because it doesn't have saddle packs... especially a $350-500 4wd.

The best car is a BJ4 WE. Period.

The best stick pack car is a BJ4.

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if your running 6 cells already (unless your using a stick pack and who does to race), making them into a saddle pack is a non issue. all you have to do is remove the center battery bar and put in it's place a piece of wire you can get at your lhs. don't let a little thing like a battery bar stop you from owning what is the best 4wd on the planet. just because you have saddle packs doesn't mean that you can't use them in other vehicles too. they work just the same in a 2wd just as they do in a 4wd. look.....here's a couple of pics of one of my batteries in my bj4we and the same one setting in my bk2. now go out and get a bj.
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same battery....different car.
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one more in the losi. hope this helps you decide.
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Hey yeah, I second that go out and get the most expensive car you can find....... oh your in Australia??? and you'd have to order parts from overseas and wait to get them and miss being able to drive your car for a few weeks???? Oh and because your in Australia instead of costing twice as much as the competition it costs 4 times as much???? what do they aren't my problems........

Dude get what ever car your shop carries parts for...


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Um thats why you carry spares. All you need are a few spare arms, a shock tower and CVD bones Everything else, that isnt a major break, can be bought in stores. Diff gears, diff parts, shock parts, wheels, steering knuckles spur gears rear hubs bearings turnbuckles etc. can all be bought at stores that carry losi or associated.
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My vote would be either the BJ4WE or ZX-5...the MR4-BX from Yokomo also looks pretty cool too.
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ok with all your in put all of u ive narroed down to 3
bj4we
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dark impact
i like the zx-5 becuase it is metric like my schumacher mi2 and is still competitive.
is 4wd much dearer than 2wd? i do have a limited budget and a bj4 might be pushing it to the limit
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The dark impact isnt even in the same boat as the BJ4WE and the ZX-5. The ZX-5 hardware is phillips head and is recommended that you order a screw kit.
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Tony's screw kit for the ZX-5 is really good and priced right.
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