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Old 12-27-2007, 08:12 PM   #1
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Heard from that x-ray and tamiya have release new 2wd EP buggies but cant find anything on the web about any prototypes...anyone know anything??
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Tamiya has the dt02 and have not heard anything from xray.
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The Tamiya one is the DT-02 MS. Its been lightly shown in R/C mags, and info can be found at www.tamiyausa.com. I bought one when it became available in HK. Tower had a few instock, and horizon and other online shops will have them too. Its been fully TRF..ized with mainly blue shocks, option parts, turnbuckles and other nice things. Parts are plentiful since it shares spares with the desert gator, and sand viper (Dt02).
It builds up like a modular chassis front and rear sections can be removed from the chassis individually without disassembling the entire car, the chassis seems to be ABS and is thin, light and flexible, (flexible) which seems to be the way most manufacturers are going. A-arms and trasnmission are unreal, "Beefy" is the term I'd use. Really the only downside I can see is that there are only 2 pinion choices (17t stock), and 19t (option). The stock 17t pinion is good for stock motors such as the C027, I drag raced my friends B4 with stock gear and we were both dead even. Another note is that it doesnt have a slipper clutch, but uses the limited slip of the ball diff for any gear train shock, it does look like a hop-up one could be added if Tamiya ever maked one.
I havent raced it as of yet, but plan too soon. After having a Losi XXXCr, and 2 B4's I do not see any problem with this car hanging with the best out there. So I guess you could say the B4, losi, Kyosho, and now Tamiya are in the 2wd hunt.
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sounds good, doesn't matter if Tamiya ever release a slipper system, you could always port one over from losi or b4 one? I know my friend uses b4 spur and slipper in his 501X
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Ya, I'm not worried about a slipper on this buggy. It is light weight, and with these extra wide gears it would take a heck of alot of punishment to break them. The shafts in the tranny are hollow and the way the trans goes together like a clam shell, dirt will never be able to enter. Really is a well designed buggy. Its a shame it probably wont take off here in the states since Losi and Associated are the dominate hobby shop sales.
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seems like 2wd buggy is making somewhat of a comeback? wonder if it has anything to do with the lipo and brushless craze?

Where did you hear about xray having a buggy?

That RB5 and GV2 look nice. wouldn't mind giving a new buggy the go ahead.
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Xray NEEDS to make a 2wd and 4wd buggy. Please!
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2wd off road buggy racing is the most fun i have in the 15 years i have been in this hobby.
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I would like to see 2wd buggies shave a lb. off of their weight limit. W/ their tight boddy many escs have trouble keeping cool for a 20 minute main so there is no point in running the larger batteries. You could set up a 2100mah lipo w/ a feigo 380 16s. It would generate around 190 watts of power & the two togather would weigh about 250 grams total. That is less then the weight of a 540 sized motor. So, you just shaved off the weight of a 420gram nimh pack & now you have the option to replace that heavey novak unit w/ a quark 33A esc. You talking about a motor/battery/esc combo that would run for about $120 total & rip. Since your car now weighs about 500grams less (about 1.1lbs) there will be much less stress & wear on all of your parts.
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The Tamiya one is the DT-02 MS. Its been lightly shown in R/C mags, and info can be found at www.tamiyausa.com. I bought one when it became available in HK. Tower had a few instock, and horizon and other online shops will have them too. Its been fully TRF..ized with mainly blue shocks, option parts, turnbuckles and other nice things. Parts are plentiful since it shares spares with the desert gator, and sand viper (Dt02).
It builds up like a modular chassis front and rear sections can be removed from the chassis individually without disassembling the entire car, the chassis seems to be ABS and is thin, light and flexible, (flexible) which seems to be the way most manufacturers are going. A-arms and trasnmission are unreal, "Beefy" is the term I'd use. Really the only downside I can see is that there are only 2 pinion choices (17t stock), and 19t (option). The stock 17t pinion is good for stock motors such as the C027, I drag raced my friends B4 with stock gear and we were both dead even. Another note is that it doesnt have a slipper clutch, but uses the limited slip of the ball diff for any gear train shock, it does look like a hop-up one could be added if Tamiya ever maked one.
I havent raced it as of yet, but plan too soon. After having a Losi XXXCr, and 2 B4's I do not see any problem with this car hanging with the best out there. So I guess you could say the B4, losi, Kyosho, and now Tamiya are in the 2wd hunt.
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I'm sure you could pop a losi or associated slipper on to the car & that would then give you an actual gear selection.
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I too would love to see an xray 1/10th scale offroad buggies.
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I want to see a competitive TYCO 2wd buggy!


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