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Old 10-11-2007, 11:54 PM   #46
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since about everyone (8) at my track is using those upgraded diff screws and no ne have broke tham yet.
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Old 10-12-2007, 09:43 AM   #47
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Hey is that the old Schumacher wheeler. Looks nice BTW.
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Old 10-12-2007, 11:34 AM   #48
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I have a XX4we with a LRP 4.5 brushless and it is a very balanced and easy car to drive
Now I understand why people in England and Europe are getting these kits and are still using them for rough tracks which we have here in TX
The B44 is already a winner in the hands of good drivers so you can not go wrong with this car too
But for me I'm an old school xx4we fan, it has the best design from 10 yrs ago and it is still going strong
Parts are harder to find but they are out there
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Old 10-12-2007, 12:22 PM   #49
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DRRC,

What other car will handle a rough track better then a XX$. I dont know what other car is better.
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A Cat 2000 has more rearward weight bias than the XX4 and also had the option of the visco clutch so it might have been a better rough track car or at least equal.
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4. Hotbodies D4. Proving to have a lot of potential, some say a BJ clone... but its cheap, drives and behaves similar to a BJ and good parts support. Problem: weak diffs.
Are you talking about the bolt snapping or the crown and pinion gears stripping? I have broken 2 original bolts and that was because the manual tells you to do them upto tight! Since i have change to the upgraded diff bolt i haven't broken any yet! I run on carpet and have a 6.5 brushless some would consider this to be extreme conditions because of such high traction!

If your talking about crown and pinion i have seen all the shaft driven cars blow there gears BJ4, d4 zx5 etc. This is not a problem only associated with the d4.

Alot of blown diffs is cause by driver error some people land with there wheels spinning flat out which doesn't help matters aswell as some people may shim incorrectly, who knows!!

That being said i love my d4 and highly recommend you get one!
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Old 10-15-2007, 04:33 AM   #52
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BuggyKing,

Thanks for the kind words about my old Schumacher.
Its an old Cat 3000 with tall shock towers and long shocks. They sold this car as an American version of the standard 3000. It was suposed to be better for US style tracks. It has no slipper of any kind but is does have a front one way clicker

There is probably no better car for rough tracks than the xx4.
You should take a serious look at an X Factory X5 its like a xx4 with a way more efficient drive train. The best of both worlds !!
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Old 10-15-2007, 06:39 AM   #53
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The x5 can run a stick pack with no problem. Brian Kinwald runs the orion hard case battery in his x5.
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I race in a 1/8 off road track and have found the xx4we to be good and stable in this kind of track
there is an Academy SB4 and it doesn't do so well with the rough stuff
the xxx4 is also ok but still not so able to handle the big jumps and rough track
I would suggest to get a B44 because it is the world champ and just watching the videos even if the track was smooth they still had fast jumps and it handled them well, and because of the technology used in it
The kyosho looks good too but again they are changing the layout to a mid tranny set up
I like the losi and you can get one in Ebay for about $150-200 you just have to choose well
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DRRC: for the guy with the Academy please direct him to DaveyG [email protected] or myself so we can get him hooked up on the track.
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They aren't changing the Lazer layout, only tweaking the front suspension a little...and that's no big deal to update if you want. They just released the RTR, so they aren't going to just dump the whole thing...it's going to be around for a LONG time.

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The kyosho looks good too but again they are changing the layout to a mid tranny set up
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Old 10-16-2007, 05:15 PM   #57
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I'm not going to compare... but I must say I have a Dark Impact (df-03) and it's one fast sweet buggy. Yes it is 4wd, yes it has a mamba 5700, yes it has a 4000mah 3s maxamp lipo and yes I can break 70mph when I want to It is very good racing as well, with a tire change from the photo's below and a 2cell, the 3cell is a bit much for most tracks LOL

Retail kit, +4 cvd's, +decent bearing kit, +aluminum front and rear bearing carriers, +extra front diff housing to rebuild the rear diff so it can take brushless power (carbide balls too), +slipper clutch, +center one-way, +some anaconda tires for onroad and some dirthawg buggy tires for offroad

Couple vids at the bottom, one polished a bit the other a bit ruff both onroad only sorry no offroad video's today.







Stock rear diff after less than 10minutes of the 3cell lipo
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Looks pretty cool. Doesn't look like 70 to me, but still looks might cool...LOL

Nice job keeping under control. Most of those videos end with some type of carnage.

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Looks pretty cool. Doesn't look like 70 to me, but still looks might cool...LOL

Nice job keeping under control. Most of those videos end with some type od carnage.
With the anaconda's I can only get 67.6 mph with the dirthawgs on I can pull about 72 and this is a GPS'ed figure. I have shots w/ the anaconda's but not the hawgs.. The reason for the better top speed w/ the hawgs is simple.. bigger tire = faster top speed



This is how I mount the GPS-full shot (different run though)

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That's cool...either way.

I have a radar gun and I've had several people with 60-70 mph cars that do 40-ish on a gun. I'm not saying is wasn't doing 70 or didn't do70, but it just doesn't look like it on that particular video.

Do you race it? How does it hold up?
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