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Old 07-08-2007, 09:56 AM   #76
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The XX-4 and X-5 share the same suspension so the rough track handling is the same but the X-5 is better on smoother tracks than the XX-4. I recently changed the layout of the electronics on my X-5 to the same as what greg hodapp used on his national championship winning buggy. The results was amazing. The X-5 is now extremely hooked up with excellent steering. The extra weight on the rear also helps take the edgeness off the oneway in the front too making the car easier to drive. I really like this buggy. There is a new version of this buggy available now called the X-5 Squared with a revised chassis and prototype looking parts. The new version also has a new more squared body that is designed to be able to clear brushless esc's like novak's GTB.
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Old 07-08-2007, 12:12 PM   #77
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Predator X10 & X11 good ?
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Old 07-11-2007, 07:27 PM   #78
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Get the new AE B44 when it comes out!!!!

4WD Buggy is making a come back that's for sure

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Old 07-12-2007, 04:05 AM   #79
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THE NEW TAMIYA 501X IS BUILT LIKE A TANK. WATCH THIS VIDEO. JOSH NEWMAN FROM TAMIYA GOES BIG ON THE QUADS ON EVERY LAP AND NEVER BREAKS. MOST OF THE OTHER 4WDS TRY IT AS WELL BUT THEY BREAK ON THE FIRST TWO LAPS. IF THEY DID NOT BREAK THEY SLOW DOWN FOR THE QUADS BUT NOT THE 501X..................



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Old 07-12-2007, 09:18 AM   #80
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For the current crop of 4wd vehicles most of them are pretty durable for the speeds they achieve. The main thing we have to keep in mind is that 4wd buggies by default run in a mod class. So guys who are used to 2wd buggies in stock or 19T will see it as if 4wd breaks more, but when you are achieving the speeds they do with the extra stuff a 4wd has moving around, you will see more breakage.
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RED-LINE M03,

Thats because he didn't crash off the jump like others did. that was a brutal jump there.
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For the current crop of 4wd vehicles most of them are pretty durable for the speeds they achieve. The main thing we have to keep in mind is that 4wd buggies by default run in a mod class. So guys who are used to 2wd buggies in stock or 19T will see it as if 4wd breaks more, but when you are achieving the speeds they do with the extra stuff a 4wd has moving around, you will see more breakage.
Your right. I mean, the car weighs another 30% is going fast which equals way more momentum which produces a much increase impact force.

Also something big that people forget is that 4wd generall have 5-10 degrees of front kick instead of the standard 25 on 2wd buggies/trucks. That is a huge difference...
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Thats because he didn't crash off the jump like others did. that was a brutal jump there.
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I replaced my Kyosho ZX5 this year by a Tamiya TRF501X and haven't regretted it for a minute.

The ZX5 is a nice club racer, but in standard trim, it falls a bit short compared to full bread racers like the Yokomo, BJ4, XX4 or TRF501. We mostly race on high grip surfaces here (astroturf, grass) and the ZX drivetrain was a bit fragile. It easely stripped gears.

I can vouch for the TRF501X being a real TANK ! I've seen it survive crashes that would have broken any other 4wd. The suspension parts are so strong, that most BJ4 owners are replacing BJ4 A-arms by the TRF501 A-arms. The geometry is almost the same and it requires only a 3mm drill and a little bit of dremeling. The only real problem with the TRF501 is that in stock trim, the rear diff requires a lot of maintenance. This can be easely remedied by replacing the stock diff balls (ceramic aftermarked or plain old AE thungsten diff balls) and use some self-adhesive diff seals (I cut them myself from unused LRP-stickers)
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