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Old 11-02-2007, 10:13 AM   #16
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for bashing get a tamiya dark impact or 2
I agree dark impact or something in its level is good. Those car are tough enough for hard crashes and 501 is also darn tough.
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zx5 is strong and cheap for bashing too
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Old 11-02-2007, 04:40 PM   #18
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zx5 is strong and cheap for bashing too
I don't know about cheap...but they are strong. You can't get one under $250 still. And that's just the kit. So...that's not cheap to me. To me, cheap would be Academy SB buggy going for $180 RTR. And yes, they are great bashers.
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Old 11-02-2007, 04:56 PM   #19
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you can get a ready set zx5 for under 250 RTR
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Old 11-02-2007, 04:59 PM   #20
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its cheap comared to the d4 and 501 anyway
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Old 11-02-2007, 07:30 PM   #21
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between the two as far as durability in crashes, you will get a variety of opinions. I have heard both are durable and both have some issues.

I would say however since you are wanting a basher, These vehicles really wouldn't be on my list just for the amount they cost. Seems like putting a lot of money into a basher electric buggy.

If you have your heart set on a 4wd electric buggy, I would seriously give a used SBV2 pro a look. You will get durability at or better than the other vehicles, and save some money too. A good used 4wd buggy at least will save you some up front money. Just give them a good teardown and cleanout and they usually are good to go.

Another nice thing about the SBV2 series, you can run truck wheels on them. So if you want to rumble over rougher terrain or make a 4wd truggy, its a possiblity.
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B44 would be a good option (coming from a losi guy haha), good parts availability, cheaper, and reliable like the bj4. Shaft drive is the best option.
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Old 11-03-2007, 08:01 AM   #23
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thanks guys.

I was thinking of the b44.

How does it compare to the cyclone d4?
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Old 11-03-2007, 08:07 AM   #24
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I read a forum and they said graphite breaks easier than plastic because it does not flex.

What do you guys think?
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Old 11-03-2007, 04:51 PM   #25
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I read a forum and they said graphite breaks easier than plastic because it does not flex.

What do you guys think?
You are correct.
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If you're looking for plastic, the soon to be released Tamiya DB-01 Durga is like a plastic brother of the 501X, but it runs all the cells on one side. Might be the one for you but you might spend quite a bit of money on hop-ups (at least a slipper clutch and better shocks, I think).
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Ive got carbon chasie on the D4 and the cyclone and never broken one,,even with serious crashes and i run mod
but ive neverr had graffite cant tell????I use the D4 for bashing as well ,,,,its all good
please dont get one just to try destroy it tho,,,,awsome elec basher with brushless 5.5 , i thought only nitro goo's likr that.......
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thanks guys.

I was thinking of the b44.

How does it compare to the cyclone d4?

Both the B44 and D4 have pretty similar designs...Get either one and you won't go wrong, it all depends on the availabilty of parts...so it all depends which brand your LHS stock mores. The 501x is a very tough buggy too, the arms are so beefy, have not heard anyone breaking it yet...it's a very well made buggy and the quality is tops...
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Ive got carbon chasie on the D4 and the cyclone and never broken one,,even with serious crashes and i run mod
but ive neverr had graffite cant tell????I use the D4 for bashing as well ,,,,its all good
please dont get one just to try destroy it tho,,,,awsome elec basher with brushless 5.5 , i thought only nitro goo's likr that.......
yeah, what he said ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

i took my d4 to a bash with 6.5r speed passion (awesome'est motor!) with 2s lipo and it absolutely hammered! it even could hang with the bajas and does hill climb and jumps just like a nitro. up a loose sand cliff with bald tires at a slope of around 70 degrees or more! INSANE.

but yeah, theres a point in bashing which is stupid. trying to break it for fun is stupid and if your gonna bash a pro level car bash considerably plus saves u money in broken parts
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