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Old 03-26-2008, 04:19 PM   #16
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anyways im gonna go with a bj4 cuz i've seen more wins from them and have not heard much from the 501x
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Well, I will say this about the 501x, after 2 practices I had with it,
it's a durable car. I flipped it and landed upside down and everything.
NOT EVEN A SCRATCH. I couldnt beileve it myself and I pretty much abused
the B44 also when I raced it and the 501x is a tank of a machine just like the B44.
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Weather a car has won a big race isn't the be all end all. The Bj4 has more wins simply because that is what the Associated team was running before the b44 came out. If they were running the 501--I am pretty sure it would have been teh Tamiya on top.

The Kyosho zx5 sp hasn't won any major races (has it?)--but I still think its as capable--if not more--than the b44 and bj4 we.

I don't want you to think I am biased, I own and race both bj4 we and 501x WE.

I don't think the b44 is as durable as the 501. Not at all.
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Old 03-26-2008, 06:32 PM   #19
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I wonder how the Hotbodies Cyclone campares to the BJ4.

The cyclone I know has metal diff gears, and you have to break them in
when you buy the car. That's what RC Driver's magazine said when they had the review of it.

The BJ4 worlds became the B44....I would think so.
Doesnt the Bj4 worlds use saddle packs like the B44?
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Who told you that the d4 uses metal diff gears? That doesn't sound correct. The D4 is very similar in materials, build, and layout to both the b44 and bj4 we. I would think it uses nylon/plastic diff and drive pinion gears.

Bj4 we is saddle--original bj4 uses stick packs.
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what part are the weakest on the bj4? i know the front arms and front towers but i can double that up. can i replace the 501x arms with the bj4we arms? anyways i've been wanting a bj4we for a long time so i'ts gonna be hard to change my mind
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what is the 501x, anyone have a photo?
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There is no real "weak" parts on the Bj4--at least not in my experience. I would however get some front arms, a front tower and some rear arms. Maybe a rear tower. The only thing I have broken in a bunch of race weekends is front arms.

The BJ4 is an awesome ride and its nice not having the same exact car as everyone else (b44). All that aluminum does make it pretty durable too.

Get a good servo--since there isn't a servo saver. There is no output shaft mounted servo saver that I am really a fan of, so I don't run any saver on my BJ.

You might have to try slightly different setups than what a B44 would run on the same track as they do drive slightly differently. It seems the BJ struggles for on power steering a bit more than the b44, so you will have to tune the car around that.
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http://www.rcscoringpro.com/photos/m...g2_itemId=1056

http://www.rcscoringpro.com/photos/m...g2_itemId=1053
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http://www.rcscoringpro.com/photos/m...g2_itemId=3798
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I know this is a 501x vs bj4 thread but......

Why not consider the latest Kyosho lazer zx-5 sp it is a really great car and handles awesome. Quite durable as well.

If you can get past not having aluminum stuff all over your car you should look into this chassis.
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Ive seen Lazer's run they are decent cars.

The SP version is supposed to be tough, I've heard nothing but
good things about kyosho cars and trucks as I have a Twin Force
and that is kyosho at thier best.
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but the only thing that stops me on the 501x is the high price and part support at my track so i won't get that, but i've been eyeing the b44, but don't know which one bj4 or b44 will handle the best. i heard that the b44 likes to be pushed hard and i really push hard. i want a tough tranny too cuz im gonna put in a 7700 in it. i know it's overkill , heck it's fun!
plus is the 501x arms stronger than the b44's?
b44 is SUPER easy to drive and push hard the harder you push it the better it is.

i loved the b44 when i drove it it was outta the box setup. and had plenty of steering.

the 7700 is a drag motor.
i had the 6900 in a 4wd buggy and it overheated. i played with gearing and everything no avail went to a 5700 and it was ballistic.. plus you can gear it higher for more speed and it will pull and pull and pull.. do the right thing dont get the 7700 .
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why is your car wired like a dumbass. ?? why are all the motor wires cut and very poorly soldered?

ps put the rx on top of the servo. you shouldnt have it next to the motor.
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