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Old 06-03-2007, 02:49 PM   #16
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Most important choice when choosing any car is to make sure you can get parts and support for your car at your local track/hobby shop. The BJ4 and TRF501X are very expensive for what they are IMO, you can buy a Losi 8ight for the price they are asking for these electric buggies and thats a joke...

There is nothing wrong with the Losi XX4 WE and XXX4 G+ if you are a capable driver and can set it up right, and it is half the price and marginally cheaper than nearly all the other top end 4wd`s, can buy nearly 2x XXX4G+`s for the price of a BJ4 or TRF501X. I honestly prefer to run cars that have easy parts replacement and cars that are well supported, that said, i have been racing for many years so i can drive and set up most cars to handle perfect for me regardless of brand and championships it has won.
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Old 06-03-2007, 05:02 PM   #19
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if you have alot of money go with the BJ4 WE....if your working on a bit of a budget ZX5 all the way....
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The BJ4WE is first, Yokomo MR4BX, and Losi XX-4.

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Old 06-03-2007, 05:44 PM   #22
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Either the Losi XX4 or the BJ4. Both are very good buggies.
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The BJ4 and TRF501X are very expensive for what they are IMO, you can buy a Losi 8ight for the price they are asking for these electric buggies
BJ4 WE = $475
TRF501X = $520
8ight = $600

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There is nothing wrong with the Losi XX4 WE and XXX4 G+ if you are a capable driver and can set it up right, and it is half the price
XXX4G+ = $330
XX4 WE = $350
1/2 BJ4 WE = $237.50
1/2 TRF501X = $260

*All prices are from Horizon, except the BJ4. The BJ4 price is direct from JConcepts.
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Losipartshouse has the xxx4 and xx4's for $290 and $285 respectively. Just a FYI......
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Tamiya's buggy isn't worth it IMO. Expensive and hasn't been proven.

BradR-The Losi's are way better for the price.
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with the BJ4 and the 501X you are getting precision quality products.the losi is a very nice buggy and will work fine but you will get what you pay for.this area of the hobby is now going through the same thing that TC did about 3 or 4 years ago.the TC3 factory team was a great car and you could buy one for under 300 dollars.it had minimal machined parts,not very accurate but performed extremely well.now the TC's are sniffing 500 for a few of them and have outragous machining done on them.the cars are 100 times more accurate,it cost alot more money to make but the end result,you have a much more precise machine.honestly i dont think that it is necesary but hell,this is a hobby.i can go fast with all of them,they all handle well,but 2 of them make the rest look like toys.i will want to have one of the 2 that are pleasing to look at.this will not be everyones choice but it is mine.i am very pleased with the 501X.the looks,performance,and the accuracy of the car make me a very pleased customer. The BJ4 is in the same boat.extremely accurate,nice looking,handles extremely well.it is never a waste of money if that is what someone is looking for.i personally had a hard time deciding between the BJ4 and 501x.they were the only 2 i was deciding between.i went with the 501x because the look of it just edged out the BJ4 for me.both are kick ass cars.as are the losi,kyosho and mrc.i just prefer the high quality.
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Tamiya's buggy isn't worth it IMO. Expensive and hasn't been proven.

BradR-The Losi's are way better for the price.
What does "way better for the price" mean? It implies that they are not as good, but pretty good for what they cost. The problem with that is most racers want the best car, even if it's more expensive. How many racers would say, "I'm satisfied with 8th place, because I saved over $100 when I bought my kit last year."

Why is price even being discussed on this thread? The original question that started this thread was,

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What is the best buggy 4wd that money can buy?
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also,my LHS has the 501x for 469.99.
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what he said,
I really like my 501x, I got mine right when they came out just because I had seen the Tamiya touring cars and how sweet they were. I also run an electric powered Losi 8ight and the handling is very similar.
I ran an www.rcproductsdesigns.com TC3 O V2 4wd buggy and a XX4 before I got my Tamiya and I would never go back.
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