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Old 02-01-2007, 08:38 PM   #1
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I recently purchased a Traxxas Bandit EP. I was wondering what are the best options when talking about 1/10th scale electrin buggies
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Its a beginner buggy not meant for competition. Its a basher. That doesn't mean you can't race it, but you'd be better off owning a Losi XXXCR Buggy or an Associated B4..
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Yep, I own a couple B4's and their great handling and very durable buggies!! One like this one should put you right up front!!

http://www.rctech.net/forum/showthread.php?t=147445
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did you mean actual buggies or parts when you said options?

The top two right now are AE and Losi. AE has been known to have a whole lot of steering. Losi being more stable and beginner friendly. both can be made to work, it really depends on what you like. I was an AE fan so I went with the B4, was happy with it.

If you meant part options, I would say start with good race electronics if you can, and the usual springs, oils etc to get used to setting things up. If you find that AE or Losi springs work on the Bandit, use them from the vehicle you think you will upgrade to in the future.

The main thing is use the right tires for your track, and drive a clean line. Don't worry about not being ballistic fast, doesn't matter if you can outdrag a jet down the straight if you don't survive the first turn.

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I was basically talking about the best overall buggy in terms of handling and speed....I own a few monster trucks and have noticed a huge difference in handling between the buggies and trucks.....Basically I am looking at purchasing the best racing buggy available
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2wd or 4wd?
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BJ4 W.E. Is it a popular class where you live? The 4WD buggy class is really starting to finally get popular

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Here is a link to the BJ4 WE
http://www.jconcepts.net/shop/produc...roducts_id/114
Another couple to look at is the
Losi XXX-4 G+ or XX-4 WE www.teamlosi.com
Kyosho ZX5 www.kyosho.com
Tamiya 501X www.tamiyausa.com
New Hot Bodies 4WD Buggy (not out yet)

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Academy SB V2 Pro. probably best bang for the buck right now.

Pretty much all 4wd race buggies are good, I think the only one I wouldn't even consider would be the XXX-4 but thats my personal preference.
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Pretty much all 4wd race buggies are good, I think the only one I wouldn't even consider would be the XXX-4 but thats my personal preference.
Why's that? Mine is pretty durable, and with the proper setup can perform quite well. I don't know how it'd handle on rougher, rutted out, loamy surfaces though, as I've never ran my XXX-4 on that kind of surface.

Those are pretty much the only counter-arguments for a XXX-4 I can think of...
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Go with the SBV2 Pro. Very durable, top of the line, annnnd CHEAP!!
Or if you're not racing you could even go with the Regular SBV2. More bang 4 the buck!!
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there will never be an answer for this question. Get the buggy you can get parts for at your LHS or the one that you like the best. I got the yokomo MR4 BC and its a good car till you need parts.....but there all good buggys in the right hands
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Academy SB V2 Pro. probably best bang for the buck right now.

Pretty much all 4wd race buggies are good, I think the only one I wouldn't even consider would be the XXX-4 but thats my personal preference.
Why is that?

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I've been looking at several, but I think I am going to go with the sbv pro.....it seems like its pretty well put together and should provide some good speed right out of the box......
When we finally get our spring thaw here I'm going to begin work on a 1/8th or 1/4 mile off road coarse on my property to host races at....IK'm looking for something where I won't be blown away on my home coarse.
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