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Old 01-21-2007, 11:10 AM   #46
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I like the way the bj4 is laid out , and considering I wont really be "racing" with it , but more just "racing around a track with a bunch of buddies" I think the ZX-5 is my choice.

He is another dumb question sorry guys,
The ZX-5 uses the standard 1/10th scale wheels right
SO I dont have to make "special orders " through my LHS .



I have a subscription to XRC .
Thanx for the vid !!
Unfortunately, you have to use only Kyosho wheels.
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Old 01-21-2007, 11:26 AM   #47
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Psssst. Wudda bout the Academy V2 Pro (converted from reg. v2 with hop-up parts) or at least a V2 with the Carbon Conversion Kit. Any know how this would hold up against the BJ4 and the ZX-5??
That would be asuming U have tried it and you know what you're talking about...
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Old 01-21-2007, 02:23 PM   #48
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Tamiya 501X and parts ARE cheap
I still haven't even seen spare parts made for the 501x yet

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Old 01-21-2007, 05:22 PM   #49
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I race an academy sbv2 at my track and I can definetly hold my own against ANYTHING. It's definetly the most stable out there. Its got the longest wheelbase and also has the longest arms. The pro version is definetly the best out there. Sometimes price is not the only thing.

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Old 01-21-2007, 05:30 PM   #50
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If the Academy was better supported I think it would be one of the most popular 4wd's out there, but no shops carry parts for them or the cars even for that matter.
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I'm guessing support is only a matter of time. If many more people buy one, they will have to get more support ! furthermore, ordering from modelrec is quite quick. And the academy is a TANK. It almost never breaks. Of course, knowing how to drive is a good thing.. hehehe

I know the no1 at the track ordered one. After seeing me and trying mine.. heheh

Its actually more stable than the xx4 on rough tracks, imagine that.
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Old 01-21-2007, 06:06 PM   #52
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Well then i guess i'll be cashing out... what are you guys running in yours and are yours hopped-up like the pro or at least with the carbon conversion or are they still with the fiberglass. Also how does fiberglass compare to plastic?? thanks
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Unfortunately, you have to use only Kyosho wheels.

Hmmm considering my ZX-5 is on its way here, What is the difference from lets say the Losi xxx4 and tamiya as a opposed to the ZX-5 ?

AS far as the wheel department.
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The ZX-5 has a different sized axle and uses a hex (same size as a touring car uses). So basically good luck getting Losi wheels on. I know that my B4 wheels can't even come close to fitting.

Scyan- I'm thinking that the problem with Academy is the fact that distributors don't carry their stuff. I know that the biggest distributor in western Canada doesn't carry any of their cars because Academy won't give them a good price on parts or the car kits for that matter, although the same supplier get MRC electronics at a good price, so I don't know what MRC/Acacmedy's deal is but they are definately shooting themselves in the foot.
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Stormer Hobbies (http://www.stormerhobbies.com/) carries parts for Academy.
Ultimate Hobbies (http://ultimatehobbies.com/) also sells their cars but I'm not sure if they carry parts.
Stormer Hobbies also has really good prices
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I still haven't even seen spare parts made for the 501x yet

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Top of the line service and cheap.

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http://www.speedtechrc.com/store/ebp...?catmainid=534

One step closer
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Top of the line service and cheap.
They don't have parts for the 501X...
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They don't have parts for the 501X...

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http://www.speedtechrc.com/store/ebp...?catmainid=534

Open your eyes man. I already had my spare parts last week.
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http://www.speedtechrc.com/store/ebp...?catmainid=534

Open your eyes man. I already had my spare parts last week.
Guess it works better 2 look in the offroad parts for offroad cars...
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JERSEY CITY FIRE DEPT... I just sold my ZX-5 after using one of my buddies BJ4WE. Noticeable difference between the two in the rough. the Lazer was great on smooth tracks, but i think the BJ handles blown out tracks like Dirtrunners much better. Plus the BJ can use my B4 wheels. and I thought I was the only one with a 4wd electric around these parts...
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