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Old 11-14-2006, 08:47 PM   #1
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I am thinking of getting a 4WD buggy. What do you all recommend.
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Old 11-14-2006, 09:08 PM   #2
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There are alot of good 4wd buggies available. Of them all I think the Jconcepts BJ4, Xfactory X-5, and the new Yokomo stand above the rest. Of course that is my opinion. Here is a good place to readup on the available buggies.

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Old 11-15-2006, 02:08 AM   #3
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the new tamiya looks good.
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Old 11-15-2006, 02:22 AM   #4
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the new tamiya looks good.
For the price it will won't to be ($560). And there will only be a limited run of them which will also mean parts may be hard to get

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Old 11-15-2006, 02:30 AM   #5
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46290Yen at futaba pro.

49000Yen at RCChamp

i really doubt they would make this car and just leave it without support and further development.

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Old 11-15-2006, 07:44 AM   #6
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This is my taste. IFMAR World Champ 2006 -7th time Champion - Inferno MP 777SP2
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Old 11-15-2006, 08:08 AM   #7
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XXXCRRacer,

Are you wanting a 1/10 electric 4wd buggy or a 1/8 scale nitro buggy?
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Old 11-15-2006, 09:27 AM   #8
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Sport 10's list are probably the best no holds barred race machines. They will be the most current, fastest cars you will find. Another good choice is the Losi XXX-4. It is very fast around the track and probably makes for the least wrenching (all 4wd's require more maintnence) and it allows for use to the same battery configuration as you would run in 2wd or stadium trucks. The X5 is a conversion for the XX-4 that makes the drive train more like the XXX-4. The older XX4 design has regained popularity since the last world's was on a rough track but it is a tough car to work on (3 belts and an elaborate sealing system) and maintain.
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right now I'm thinking 1/10 scale buggy. Thx guys for the help.
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If you have support for TEAM ACADEMY in your area you could consider the new SBV2 which is proving very durable, competetive and very easy to work on.
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JConcepts hands down. They not only offer great support, but a large portion of the car is AE parts so pretty much any hobby shop carries/can get them.
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Xfactory is the same way. Excellent customer service and the X-5 uses mostly Losi parts so parts are readily available at most hobby stores.
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If you can't finish the race, doesn't matter what bling is on your vehicle.

SBV2 is one of the most durable vehicles hands down. A V2 Pro will be available in February as well, competitive in price with the ZX-5 . You can check MRC's site for some of the recent results as well. Its proving to be a very capable racer. With its latest team editions, more podium spots in the future.
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Goto your local track and see what people are running and talk to them to see what cars work best on your track. Trust me when I say a few of the opinions in this thread are biased (check the signatures). None the less some of the team drivers are right anyways, the J concepts MJ4WE seems to work very well, the Kyosho is popular among people who don't have tons of cash, the X factory is supposed to hanle very good. I've seen a few people who like the XXX-4 but most guys stay away from it, none the less its the easiest car to get and get parts for.
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I love my XXX4, it just has to be driven correctly..it doesnt react to being duffed alot well at all, as the season progresses so does my driving and the # of broken parts has gone down to reasonable for a track vehicle.. the usual arm or carrier when ya clip a pipe or a shock tower on a nasty dart over the triple..
The car is unreal fast! I think that makes it seem so fragile or unreliable, the car is going that much faster, parts break...
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