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Old 07-01-2007, 01:26 AM   #31
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i dont know if some people read the original post, but he's a guy coming from years of touring car onroad racing, and people are suggesting he get a 2wd buggy? talk about chalk and cheese, the difference in the way of driving is huge, at least 4wd wouldnt be as big a shock to the system, best 4wd buggy? too subjective, but the ones mentioned will service u well, XX4 / XXX4 and BJ4 / D4 would be what i'd be picking from, i havnt really seen any other 4wd on par with these 4 in the last couple of years where i race, yokomo can be competitive, there's a few guys here looking to run the academy's competitvely here, i'll reserve judgement til i see how they go.
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what hot bodies did was copie associated. I read on another thread that hot bodies was ordering worlds conversion kits that is why they have the sattle pack chassie, they ordered arms, chassies, shock towers alot of the stuff and I guess they based there car of the BJ4 cause there really is no difference in the features of the car.

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if you look at the D4, you will see it's totally different from the BJ4.
D4 is one newer generation, you got to check the car out.

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the car will be available for the public after the holidays. (Should be week of 9th).
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Old 07-01-2007, 03:20 AM   #35
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i wouldnt go as far as saying its totally different.the bj4 body even fits perfactly on the d4.The driveline is identical.Same layout.the only difference is what the bits are made out of.So as not to copy exactly
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i dont know if some people read the original post, but he's a guy coming from years of touring car onroad racing, and people are suggesting he get a 2wd buggy? talk about chalk and cheese, the difference in the way of driving is huge, at least 4wd wouldnt be as big a shock to the system, best 4wd buggy? too subjective, but the ones mentioned will service u well, XX4 / XXX4 and BJ4 / D4 would be what i'd be picking from, i havnt really seen any other 4wd on par with these 4 in the last couple of years where i race, yokomo can be competitive, there's a few guys here looking to run the academy's competitvely here, i'll reserve judgement til i see how they go.
i wouldnt bother with the xxx4,the xx4 is the only losi to consider.i went through this decision about a month ago.it came down to the BJ4 and the 501x.both are awesome cars but i went with the 501x for the durability and looks.the D4 is another good option that wasnt available at the time i made my decision but i really dont think the outcome would have changed.i am extremely pleased with the 501x and do not regret a thing.my .02
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i wouldnt bother with the xxx4,the xx4 is the only losi to consider.i went through this decision about a month ago.it came down to the BJ4 and the 501x.both are awesome cars but i went with the 501x for the durability and looks.the D4 is another good option that wasnt available at the time i made my decision but i really dont think the outcome would have changed.i am extremely pleased with the 501x and do not regret a thing.my .02
501x for the durability?? Is the BJ4 fragile?
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it is an awesome car no doubt,after seeing them both run,i was really impressed with both.the BJ4 seems to stay together if you dont touch anything.i have seen all the cars break but the 501x is the durable one of the group.parts are hard to find locally here so i need to really be careful.my LHS is getting parts for the cars.its just not a very big class around here yet and the support is small right now.both cars are awesome though
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the japanese cars (d4, yokomo, 501, zx5) dont seem to break arms as much as the american cars. i think its something about thier plastic quality.
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i think if you hit something hard enough you will break just about anything
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if you look at the D4, you will see it's totally different from the BJ4.
D4 is one newer generation, you got to check the car out.

plus, Jeremy is on HB!!
the car will be available for the public after the holidays. (Should be week of 9th).
I havnt really checked out the car, but that is just what i read.

and how long has jermey been with hotbodies??
you on hotbodies??
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I think the bj4 does have a design fault in relation to the breaking of the front arms... inherent weakness
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i think if you hit something hard enough you will break just about anything
What he said.
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i think if you hit something hard enough you will break just about anything
i have seen some of these cars break from as little as landing a jump a little off. i am fully aware of the breakage after hard hits and i dont expect them to take real hard hits.i am in no way new to this nor do i hit things very often.i want to finish a race when i dont hit stuff.the 501x gives me that.i have watched 10 4wd cars start a race and lucky if 3 finish.this is with top level drivers.i dont want to be one of the unfortunate ones.
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