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Old 03-31-2008, 01:39 PM   #16
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I guess I didnt understand the question the first time. Out of the box I would have to vote for the B44. I have only owned the lazer and B44 so I may not have the experiance as the others here.

The only different thing that I did, that was different from the "stock" set up was I went up 5w in the rear oil. Other than that it's stock and incredible easy to drive. Ive been back into RC for a year now, and I have only been running 4wd for the past couple of months.
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Old 03-31-2008, 03:28 PM   #17
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Obviously the best by all counts the best car out the box is the SBV2 Pro.

Because this is just another "The car I own is the best" thread......
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Old 03-31-2008, 03:29 PM   #18
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B44 OR BJ4 OR THE CYCLONE D4
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Old 03-31-2008, 03:54 PM   #19
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B44 OR BJ4 OR THE CYCLONE D4
Yah becouse they are all the same.
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Old 03-31-2008, 03:56 PM   #20
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Old 03-31-2008, 04:04 PM   #21
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4wd buggies are generally going to be easy to drive. When they are setup properly they will generaly go in the direction you want them to & you can always give them gobs of throtle if you need to.
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Old 03-31-2008, 04:05 PM   #22
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I have run XX4, XXX4, BJ4 and preferred the XX4.
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Old 03-31-2008, 04:09 PM   #23
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Obviously the best by all counts the best car out the box is the SBV2 Pro.

Because this is just another "The car I own is the best" thread......
I see your point on this

Seriously though, how can anyone answer this question with out being biased. Of course it will always be the car that, that paticular person owns, and it usually is for one of two reasons.

First is that most people dont have enough money to buy all of the cars and use all of the cars to determine which one is the best out of the box.

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Second, if they did the chances are its the one there driving now.

I kind of see where 4 times wanted to go with this thread, but its almost impossible for your average, even above average person to be able to answer.

This one is best left to the RC magazines who can do a 4wd shoot out, test all of the cars side by side, on the same track under the same conditions.
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Old 03-31-2008, 05:10 PM   #24
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well, If someone wants to supply me with 10 or so of the latest and greatest 4WD cars, I'll quite happily spend a few hours with each one and report back on which was the easiest for me to drive.

Though I can't say I have found any RC car particularly hard to drive....and I would end up categorising them all as sweeeeeeeeeeeeet.

Unless the criteria is actually consistency under race conditions, Which I would place firmly on the head of the driver, rather then on the "ease to drive" of teh RC, being as I said, easy to drive.

Perhaps if the question was to be, which is the best race car?, then we could just look at some race results, Though I would still take my SBv2 over and above all others.

At the end of the day opinions are subjective, and all those cars are easy to drive, But only the best drivers will turn in the best times come race day.....
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Ah, I see the thread starter has shown his maturity by throwing his toys out of the cot and leaving.
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The few times I have driven the Lazer SP it was with a near box stock setup and the car was very good--pretty easy to drive fast.

I have a bj4 we and that car is pretty good out of the box--it gets twitchy as you start pushing it, sometimes feels unbalanced.

501x WE in box stock trim is kind of aggresive and twitchy. I have made it alot less nervous and I am quite sure the more I work with the setup it should be really good. Built to kit spec though it does take some attention to drive it.

I still think the XXX4 is one of the easiest cars to drive fast. The out of the box setup isn't that great--so setting it up properly will take some time, but there isn't any drama even as you really start pushing hard with it.
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I always love the "plug your sponsor thread"
I wish. For the record, Dustin's D4 was just crazy fast yesterday.

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Obviously the best by all counts the best car out the box is the SBV2 Pro.

Because this is just another "The car I own is the best" thread......
Actually only a few used the word "best"....but yeah, of course, few racers have experience with enough different cars to do otherwise! I guess we could say nothing, but that's no fun.

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Ah, I see the thread starter has shown his maturity by throwing his toys out of the cot and leaving.
That's mean, but kind of funny.
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Old 03-31-2008, 06:45 PM   #28
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That's a shame that he did that.... This was actually a fairly decent discussion. I think after everything I have read on this site that my choice is pretty clear.

A ZX-5 SP will be in my very near future!
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I have run XX4, XXX4, BJ4 and preferred the XX4.
Belt drive can always be faster than shaft drive.
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SMOOTHER OR JUST AS SMOOTH AS SHAFT DRIVE

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HEARING ROBBIE'S BJ4 GO DOWN THE STRAIGHT WAS THE WORST SOUND EVER.
#1 RUNNING A SUPER FAST MOTOR DOESNT ALWAYS MAKE YOU FASTER

ROBBIE WHAT WAS THE PROBLEM WITH YOUR BJ4? MAKING ALL THAT RACKET>?
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Belt drive can always be faster than shaft drive.
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MINUS'S-
BELT DRIVE INDOORS ONLY

SHAFTDRIVE
SMOOTHER OR JUST AS SMOOTH AS SHAFT DRIVE

MINUS-
MORE FRICTION AND JUST PLAIN NOISY
HEARING ROBBIE'S BJ4 GO DOWN THE STRAIGHT WAS THE WORST SOUND EVER.
#1 RUNNING A SUPER FAST MOTOR DOESNT ALWAYS MAKE YOU FASTER

ROBBIE WHAT WAS THE PROBLEM WITH YOUR BJ4? MAKING ALL THAT RACKET>?

I agree. Shaftdrive is exactly as smooth as shaft drive. ...and everything in between!
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