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Old 01-18-2008, 06:02 PM   #1
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what would you guys get? D4 or B44?
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They both have the same type of platform. If you want to be different get the D4. Just make sure you can get parts where yor at. I don't think you could go wrong with either car. Hot Bodies is def. on the rise.
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Thumbs up B44

Defintly. Due to being cheaper than the D4 and being more user freindly.
Gota love those blue aluminum thumb screws keeps your pack tight.
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i heard that hot bodies rig is really nice.
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what would you guys get? D4 or B44?
Depends if you want to be able to buy parts locally or off the net. I'd be choosing what the LHS is supporting.
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I would get the one that you have parts readily available for.
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B44:
Pro: Less expensive kit, cheaper parts, wider parts distribution, uses industry standard AE/Losi style wheels right out of the box.
Con: Much less durable, certain easily breakable parts are really hard to find.

D4:
Pro: Much more durable than B44, Parts last longer, can be modified to use AE/Losi style rear wheels with no optional parts.
Con: More expensive kit, Parts more expensive (but you don't break nearly as often), requires optional hexes to use Losi style front wheels.

I chose the D4 because it's a much more durable car, and requires less maintenance. Handling-wise both cars are nearly equal.
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Defintly. Due to being cheaper than the D4 and being more user freindly.
Gota love those blue aluminum thumb screws keeps your pack tight.
Since the D4 doesn't come with the blue thumb screws then you should ABSOLUTELY get the B44...

Like others have said, go for parts support locally and also see what others at your local track are running. If someone else is running the same buggy then you can get setup advice and/or spare parts if you're in a bind.

Never buy a car because it does or does not have thumb screws...that would make you beyond retarded.
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Old 01-18-2008, 07:14 PM   #9
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B44:
Pro: Less expensive kit, cheaper parts, wider parts distribution, uses industry standard AE/Losi style wheels right out of the box.
Con: Much less durable, certain easily breakable parts are really hard to find.

D4:
Pro: Much more durable than B44, Parts last longer, can be modified to use AE/Losi style rear wheels with no optional parts.
Con: More expensive kit, Parts more expensive (but you don't break nearly as often), requires optional hexes to use Losi style front wheels.

I chose the D4 because it's a much more durable car, and requires less maintenance. Handling-wise both cars are nearly equal.
What makes the D4 much more durable???

I've seen a guy on here put the B44 through hell and back (got video to prove it) and I don't think he broke a part on the car all day.

I must admit if I were shopping for a new 4WD I'd look at the D4 just to be different (drive academy now) but as stated above. If you want good parts support go with the B44 unless your local tracks are also stocking D4 parts.
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Show them my race just for good measure.
I wanna see, please Robbie...everyone else got to see it but me.
I need the footage for RCunivese. Up to you?
I swear I will not comment on it, just post it on my 4WD Buggy World Championship Thread.
I didnt beat stallard, I do know that much.
I really dont think many people can anyhow, he just never makes a mistake, even in Nitro. I see his moves all the time.
I'm not gonna worry about beating Stallard I just want good laps and that's all.
The D4 is pricey it costs about as much as a 501x and the 501x looks much better in my humble opinon.
Yet that B44 I have is an impressive car, It takes all the abuse I give it and comes back for more.
I broke a cooling fan because I put the esc in a bad spot, but its been moved to where it's supposed to be.
And my rear CVA pin has been shoe gooed properly so it shouldnt fall out again.
Dont laugh at this solder job its sloppy but it wont come off.
And I made sure no wire strands on the motor were not touching each other because
it would void my esc's warrenty and ruin my esc.
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It's like saying "Wrangler or Levi?". I personally would choose the Wranglers because I like my jeans dark BLUE and they keep my nuts nice and tight. Personally I wouldn't purchase a set of a jeans that weren't capable of a nice nuthuggin'. Wranglers are cheaper too.....Comparing my Wranglers and the B44 is like comparing bananas to bananas IMO. Did you paint those wheels with finger paint?
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Thats the work of his blue sharpie.
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It's like saying "Wrangler or Levi?". I personally would choose the Wranglers because I like my jeans dark BLUE and they keep my nuts nice and tight. Personally I wouldn't purchase a set of a jeans that weren't capable of a nice nuthuggin'. Wranglers are cheaper too.....Comparing my Wranglers and the B44 is like comparing bananas to bananas IMO. Did you paint those wheels with finger paint?
Dude, wtf are you talking about? Once when I was little my dad made me choose between a bananna or his thumb, we'll the rest is history as Jeffrey and I are now life partners and we are trying to adopt a child from India.

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Show them my race just for good measure.
I wanna see, please Robbie...everyone else got to see it but me.
I need the footage for RCunivese. Up to you?
I swear I will not comment on it, just post it on my 4WD Buggy World Championship Thread.
I didnt beat stallard, I do know that much.
I really dont think many people can anyhow, he just never makes a mistake, even in Nitro. I see his moves all the time.
I'm not gonna worry about beating Stallard I just want good laps and that's all.
The D4 is pricey it costs about as much as a 501x and the 501x looks much better in my humble opinon.
Yet that B44 I have is an impressive car, It takes all the abuse I give it and comes back for more.
I broke a cooling fan because I put the esc in a bad spot, but its been moved to where it's supposed to be.
And my rear CVA pin has been shoe gooed properly so it shouldnt fall out again.
Dont laugh at this solder job its sloppy but it wont come off.
And I made sure no wire strands on the motor were not touching each other because
it would void my esc's warrenty and ruin my esc.

bmaglinger come on man, this is another useless posting in a thread. Your rambling on about nothing just like you clogged up the b44 thread. Cut the crap out, were seriously getting sick of you and youre wasted mumbling.

Post usefull conversation, on topic, and quit rambling about nothing.
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B44:
Pro: Less expensive kit, cheaper parts, wider parts distribution, uses industry standard AE/Losi style wheels right out of the box.
Con: Much less durable, certain easily breakable parts are really hard to find.

D4:
Pro: Much more durable than B44, Parts last longer, can be modified to use AE/Losi style rear wheels with no optional parts.
Con: More expensive kit, Parts more expensive (but you don't break nearly as often), requires optional hexes to use Losi style front wheels.

I chose the D4 because it's a much more durable car, and requires less maintenance. Handling-wise both cars are nearly equal.
I've had a D4 and now a B44. I think the B44 is a much more forgiving car to drive and as for durability I've found the B44 to be same if not more durable than the D4.
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