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Old 10-08-2007, 02:58 PM   #1
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Default Best 2wd buggy to start out with??

I am between the XXX, b4FTE or RB5. I have a xx4 so the losi would be good because they share parts
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I think the B4's on track accomplishments speak for themselves...
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Well if you are really starting out, then the B4 will be your best bet as you can find parts for it all over the place.

And if you don't mind ordering parts for the RB5 then I would consider that buggy as well, how ever set-up info will be to a min as the car is still newer (although Casper, and a few others will help you with a great starting set-up)

The Losi is ok, and you should be able to find parts for it at some hobby shops (also I don't think you can use very many parts from the xx-4 on the XXX-cr)
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one more thing the B4 shocks suck to build compared to the kyosho shocks.
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Get the RB5, i got mine 3 months ago when i started and now i am consistently in the a-main at my races every weekend. My car rarely breaks and is easier to drive then the other offerings.
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I am between the XXX, b4FTE or RB5. I have a xx4 so the losi would be good because they share parts
The Losi would be the best choice if you have and already run the XX-4. Enough parts do carry over that it makes sense to stay with one brand. Shock parts, diff parts, also, if you have a stock of rear wheels/tires, you can still use them, and I know you can use them on the B4, but........ One other thing that's nice is all of the little parts being the same like screws, camber links and ball studs.

I have done the 2 brand thing before with one standard and the other metric, what a pain in the a$$.

The CR is easy to drive and set up too.
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you can use losi rears with the axle conversion. It will be cheaper to start with the rb5 as opposed to buying a losi or a B4 annd then realizing you should ave gotten the kyosho......
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you allready have one losi , keep it simple , and thats from an ae guy , ray
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You already have a Losi, so it would just make sense to get another. Get a XXXCR. You can put that rear suspension on the XX4 if you ever have spares around.
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So many good choices. I love Kyosho, I have had 2 SP2WC's and 2 STR's and they were great. The only losi I have owned and liked is my XX4. I am really happy with the way my new RC8 drives and my GT2 i

Basically I have heard that the xxx is easier to drive but not as fast as the B4. Is this true?

i am running 8th scale buggy now but a few of us are trying to get this class going because it makes you a better driver.
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Basically I have heard that the xxx is easier to drive but not as fast as the B4. Is this true?
For the most part yes. The B4 will be hard to drive at first, but once you get the hang of it it will become fast.

Although the RB5 is know of being easy to drive fast, which can give you a better chance of placing well.
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For the most part yes. The B4 will be hard to drive at first, but once you get the hang of it it will become fast.

Although the RB5 is know of being easy to drive fast, which can give you a better chance of placing well.
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The B4 once setup right is a blast to drive, but, you need to have that setup right.

The XXX vehicles I have seen just seem to work with the setup more off than a B4 at times. Are they always the fastest, no, but if you spend more time fighting the settings, that can get really annoying and slow you down too.

I personally like the B4 over the XXX series, but won't argue with the fact that they are initially easier to drive fast than a B4.

RB5, haven't seen it at all, but would expect it to run well.

You could also look into an X6 or when it comes out the GV2 from Academy, looks to be a winner as well and if its anything like the SBV2 Pro 4wd buggy, will be highly durable.
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A friend of mine lent me an old xxcr. I am putting it back together am will just starts with it for now. How many turns do people run in mod? Will 15t be enough? i really cant imagine driving a 2wd with the 11x2 i ran in my xxx4
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Cool. I have ran 19T turn in mod buggy and was happy with the performance. Only so much power you can put down. 2wd is a different bear compared to 4wd.
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