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Old 09-27-2007, 12:53 PM   #1
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What is the consensus on the top cars for 4WD buggy. I know there is the BJ4...which is pretty much going to be the B44. So it's pretty much between the B44, XXX-4, and ZX-5. Am I missing some?

Opinions on these cars? Pros and cons?

Parts support will definitely be in favor of the Associated.
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I have been pretty happy with my zx5 so far. Part support aint bad, car is pretty durable and very fun to drive.
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Can't go wrong with Associated's parts support. I also like the fact that Associated typically doesn't completely revise their cars very often.
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Old 09-27-2007, 01:29 PM   #4
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Yea, your missing the one above these, the Tamiya 501X!
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I'm excited for the Tamiya DB01 to come out as long as it has ball diffs I might pick one of those up and and throw some hop ups on it to use on the rare occasion a 4wd race comes up.
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Old 09-27-2007, 03:05 PM   #6
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Don't forget the Hotbodies buggy.

But I would choose the B44.

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Old 09-27-2007, 05:43 PM   #7
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Well I ran the XX4 which was considered the best rough track car.
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+1 for a XX4WE. 10yr old design still kicks ass.
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thats to bad Losi discontinued them. Such a great car
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I had an xxx4 and it broke alot of towers and pivots, it was annoying, the drivetrain was also falling apart with the mamba in there, also annoying...
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I personally liked the Academy SBV2 Pro buggy. I would say for the money, its one of the best bangs for the buck, and is highly durable.

Most of the buggy designs today in the right hands can win, I would say see what about the various vehicles you like and don't like, and base your decision on that.

For me personally, other than the XX-4 and X-5's belt setup, I am not big at all into belts. But I know guys who swear by them.

From a parts support side of things, you best bet would pretty be the B44.
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Do not forget the Xfactory X-5 it is a better XX-4.
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I would go with an associated B44, I have a losi xxx4 and it breaks something all the time, the losi xx4 is a great buggy VERY DURABLE buggy, not the best transmission though.
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What's everyone's thought on the flat carbon chassis (BJ4, B444, etc.) versus the graphite tub (ZX-5, XXX-4)? The carbon chassis was referred to as a TC style chassis by a local. Kind of true huh?
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What's everyone's thought on the flat carbon chassis (BJ4, B444, etc.) versus the graphite tub (ZX-5, XXX-4)? The carbon chassis was referred to as a TC style chassis by a local. Kind of true huh?
I'd much rather a "TC" style chassis than a tub style. Why? I don't quite know.

They sure seem to be doing better now though, Kyosho has even adopted that style of 4WD now. Losi should do the same.
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