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Old 01-01-2007, 10:04 PM   #16
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X-5 is X-factory
ZX-5 is kyosho,
BJ4/BJ4WE is Jconcepts
X10 predatoris tenthtech
XX4 and XXX4 are Losi,
SB V2 is MRC Academy.
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Old 01-02-2007, 06:15 PM   #17
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Yokomo has a very good car and Tamiya's looks like it will also be very good.

I think that they will all work good for you, but you should keep in mind that you will need parts!!
In most areas of the U.S. the Losi XX-4 and XXX-4 along with the JConcepts BJ4 and BJ4 Worlds seem to be the easiest to find parts for.
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Old 01-02-2007, 06:27 PM   #18
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ive been told that the 4-wheel buggys dont do very well at the track and they tend to break very easy... They said u get better traction on the track with front wheel drive.

ive been looking for a while for an electric and ive been told over and over again that the Team Losi XXX-CR and the Team Associated B4 are the best ones on the market right now..

If not then lemme know what you think is the best.
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Old 01-02-2007, 07:39 PM   #19
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-The 4wd buggies do very well at the track, fastest thing off road that is not nitro.
-They do break, but if you think about the fact that these 1/10 4wd buggy turns lap times very similar to 1/8 nitro buggies, and have arms that are half the diameter of those of a 1/8 buggy, of course they arre going to break. It is never the wrecks that you think are going to cause the break, it is the little nicks and glances.
-They are usually too hard to control when you have them powered beyond your driving ability, a slower motor will remedy the control issues.
-I have never heard of a front wheel drive buggy, but the rear wheel drive B4 and XXX CR are about the best 2wd buggy on the market, the X6 is supposed to be very good as well, using parts of the b4 and the losi, IIRC.
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Old 01-02-2007, 08:29 PM   #20
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-I have never heard of a front wheel drive buggy,
Many years ago, Kyosho made one based off the Optima Mid.



but that was years ago... so.. its a bit out of date...

but on dirt oval, it was the bomb! ;-)
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Old 01-02-2007, 08:43 PM   #21
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4wd electrics do very well because of their traction advantage. Mine is not any weaker than any of my other 1/10 scale electric vehicles. I am running the X-factory X-5 and really like it. It is only fair to point out that this car shares a majority of its parts with the Losi XX-4 so parts are plentiful. The buggy is pretty tough too and very fun to drive.
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Old 01-03-2007, 01:11 AM   #22
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A new one on the market to look at is the Tamiya TRF501X but is abit more expensive than the other models

http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/ite...oduct-id=49401

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Old 01-04-2007, 09:01 PM   #23
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Top three choices..

XX-4 Losi

BJ-4 Jconcepts, World Edition

Kyosho Laser


1-Yokomo MR-4BX

2-BJ-4 Jconcepts WE

3-Tamiya TRF501X

4-Kyosho ZX-5

LOL!!!
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Old 01-04-2007, 09:21 PM   #24
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Quote:
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1-Yokomo MR-4BX

2-BJ-4 Jconcepts WE

3-Tamiya TRF501X

4-Kyosho ZX-5

LOL!!!
You forgot the Xfactory X-5!!!
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You forgot the Xfactory X-5!!!
And Losi

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Old 01-05-2007, 02:16 AM   #26
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In 2006 I had

Losi XXX4
Yokomo MR4BX
Predator X10

and settled on what is definately hands down the best car I have ever driven - JConcepts BJ4

My reasons are simple, the XXX4 was a good car but not great, the MR4BX required too much maintenance with the open diffs (like the tamiya) and the predator did not work on aussie tracks.

The BJ is unbelievable, ZERO maintenance for 6 months.... I just rebuilt the diffs for the first time and it works on every track. Turns on a dime, jumps like carl lewis and is faultless.

You cant go wrong.
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Old 01-05-2007, 02:24 AM   #27
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Go for the ROAR National Champ & the IFMAR World Champ - The BJ4-WE
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The Kyosho ZX-5 is the best bang for the buck!! The BJ4 worlds edition is the best, but good luck finding one.
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The Kyosho ZX-5 is the best bang for the buck!! The BJ4 worlds edition is the best, but good luck finding one.
Yes, you could but two of them for the price of the BJ4

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Where do you race? See what most are racing. Check your LHS to see what parts are stocked.
I bought one of the first ZX-5's in the Houston area (2-2005). Until just recently, I had to be my own stocking dealer. We now have about 5-6 racing every week. The LHS has 2 of most everything now. Much easier!
Do your homework, you will be much happier.
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