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Old 11-29-2007, 04:47 PM   #1
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what are some of the bad points of both of these cars, I know the pro is about $40 cheaper , but does it make it any less compeitive?
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Old 11-29-2007, 04:52 PM   #2
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Ask the guys at my local track.....Since I have got my SBV2 pro and the B44 has come out I think the b44 has won one club night and myself and another SBV2 driver have won every club race including our state champs...

nuff said SBV2 all the way, its way more durable to boot...B44 shock shafts, front arms and slipper parts have all had issues with breaking
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They are both great buggies but the b44 should be easier to get parts for.
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I Have a B44 (used to have a BJ4) and to be honest i dont like it lol.... i keep breaking parts left and right... i Race with Tony Newland and the Academy is a great car.... and it also cheaper lol.... the academy has been doing great at our track and the bj's and b44's cant keep up with it great car.... my next car will be a Kyosho Lazer SP when they hit the shelfs and just try it out and see how i like it .. if its anything like the RB5 then it will be a great car for me ......
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Old 11-29-2007, 05:24 PM   #5
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Ask the guys at my local track.....Since I have got my SBV2 pro and the B44 has come out I think the b44 has won one club night and myself and another SBV2 driver have won every club race including our state champs...

nuff said SBV2 all the way, its way more durable to boot...B44 shock shafts, front arms and slipper parts have all had issues with breaking
Don't mean to bust your bubble Tony, but this picture says alot about the B44!


Kind of hard to top the ole 1-2-3 domination of a the World Championship 4wd Buggy Class this year in Japan right before the B44 came out. I quess they had to wait to put this picture on the box!
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Craps,

I'm sure any of those 3 could win with a Losi, or Academy, or Kyosho, etc... Brand has very little to do with why sponsored professional drivers win races. Once the car is setup, it's all down to driving skill.

The Academy is proven to be durable. The B44 is too new to tell yet to be honest. Historically Associated generally makes a tough buggy so it basically comes down to price and parts availability in your area. Either would make a top quality race vehicle.
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You still have to admit the 1-2-3 domination is impressive!

Just like Tony dominates where he is from because he is probably the best driver and not the SBV2 that won him the races. In other words give Tony and the other SBV2 driver a B44 and they would have won with it too.
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You still have to admit the 1-2-3 domination is impressive!

Just like Tony dominates where he is from because he is probably the best driver and not the SBV2 that won him the races. In other words give Tony and the other SBV2 driver a B44 and they would have won with it too.
Yes it's impressive, but you do see my point. You're right that he (Tony) probably could with with a B44 as well.

Just like Derek can mix and match Losi and Associated here. He's just a good driver regardless of the vehicle.

But that begs the question, other than brand loyalty what makes the associated worth the extra $$ out of the box for club level racing?
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Yes it's impressive, but you do see my point. You're right that he (Tony) probably could with with a B44 as well.

Just like Derek can mix and match Losi and Associated here. He's just a good driver regardless of the vehicle.

But that begs the question, other than brand loyalty what makes the associated worth the extra $$ out of the box for club level racing?
You can buy AE parts at just about any RC retailer.
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All the cars are capable... If its durability your after I have to pump the SBV2, Judging what I've bounced off of, its bomber
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You can buy AE parts at just about any RC retailer.
yeesh heaven forbid anyone run anything but AE. I seem to recall Associated LOSING about every race in our area, Like ECNS rnd 8, cherryvilles points race, ECNS 7. And my money wouldn't be on an AE this weekend at the fall brawl. I like the looks of the MRC but I havn't seen anything wrong with the AE. You will be happy with whichever car you get and I would say get the car thats easier for you to get parts for.
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Old 11-29-2007, 09:14 PM   #13
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Any car I have ran in the past I get parts for it when I get the car.... whether or not the LHS has them or not, I make sure I'm prepared.... Hell I ran an X10 last year and I had a 100% deal with TTech and had a hell of a time getting parts...usually once a month I got a parts order, whether I needed them or not. I bought a car after that to simplify my life... Chose whats best for you and makes racing fun at the same time
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One thing to keep in mind guys, its great to have parts on the shelf, no doubt, its also great NOT to have to keep running to purchase them to replace stuff that broke
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