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Old 04-04-2008, 07:17 PM   #1
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I`m looking into racing buggies so first I can only run 4wd if its mod but i already have a mamba system so thats not a problem, I`ll probably run lipo packs in either one anyway so it must fit a lipo pack and what do 2wd and 4wd drive cars handle like as a group anyway? This will be a start and i`ll probably ask more questions thanks, Joe18
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What's your question? Lipos are designed to fit in all buggies. Check the other threads for more info on specific buggies.
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Old 04-06-2008, 12:11 PM   #4
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I would go with a 2wd buggy 1st. They are the best class to learn to drive with. You will probly want to start out w/out alot of power available(you can turn your epa down). With 2wd buggies you have to use throtle control or you will be all over the track. 4wd buggies will not teach you this, but they still greatly benefit from it.
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First off go to your track and find out how the turnout is for the classes they have.

Next, decide which of those classes you like in what order.

From there, go with the one that is the best balance of the two.

It doesn't make sense to do a class where you are pretty much in a 3 person class running.

But, if you hate the vehicles, doesn't make sense either.

Starting out pretty much any of the vehicle types should be fine. 2wd will be easier to maintain because its less moving parts, but, 4wd has gotten pretty good on reliability too.

If you find you are stuck pretty much in a mod class, go with a slower motor and get used to driving the vehicle.
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Old 04-06-2008, 01:57 PM   #6
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Go with a 2wd buggy or truck as your 1st car. They will teach you to drive the correct way. If you have a li//bl setup then you should be able to get plenty of pracitce time.
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start out with a 2wd not a 4wd, get the basics down first, and then when you get good with those then get into the 4wd.
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Definitely 2wd. 2wd breaks less and is easier to maintain. Youíll burn thru less tires in 2wd too. Considering youíre in Dallas I should point out that the 4wd doesnít often have enough vehicles to make their own class. At that point the 2wd and 4wd mods will be mixed. Rookie class is race what ever you brought. During the summer people seem to find other things to do so you probably wonít find too many 4wd cars on race day. 2wd truck is more forgiving than 2wd buggy. Considering our track gets very rough a truck would be a good platform to learn from but I think youíll learn to be a better driver with a 2wd buggy. 2wd buggy seems to be more of a driverís race.
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which track do you race at? And if I do go with a 2WD buggy which one?
AE B4, Kyosho rb5 I dont know why but I`m not a fan of losi, are there any other options?
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Go to your local track and purchase what ever they have the most of. If a car is popular in your area then you should have great parts support & great setup help available.
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you know that sounds like a good idea I think thats what i`ll do.
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definitely get either the B4 or the RB5. these buggies have very similar handling
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you know that sounds like a good idea I think thats what i`ll do.
Get the rb5 its a good mix of a losi and a b4, very easy to learn on. The rb5 is also alot more durable then the b4. The b4 isnt weak it just isnt on par with the kyosho plastic.
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Here are a few other things to consider when you are trying to get into racing.
-you need a good set of hex drivers(nut drivers are nice, but hex are a must)
-a servo w/ 80+oz. of torque is pretty much a must for 2wd off road these can vary in cost from $30 to $120.
-you will need the right tires to be fast(fronts will last a while, but you can go through rears every race day w/ the right race conditions). You can find out what tires you should be running from the locals.
-stick to the main brands, don't go out on a limb w/ something else
-when you decide on a car you can come onto these forums & figure out which version of the kit & what aftermarket parts you need.
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Old 04-07-2008, 10:51 AM   #15
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Are these parts suffiecient?

Car-ultima RB5 (thats what i`m going with)
Hex drivers- http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXUGR2&P=0
Servo- http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXDWF8&P=ML
My track is medium hard clay, Tires- rears- http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXFHL9&P=0 fronts- http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...6-02&search=Go

There`s only one version of the kit that i`m aware of, so what aftermarket parts are a good idea?
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