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Old 04-21-2008, 09:10 AM   #1
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I can buy a Losi xxx b2k for 125.00 all it needs is a radio. I am pretty new at this. I am looking for durability and performance. I want to race later on after I get decent. Would this do the job.
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It may do the job. However, I believe that if you plan on racing then the 1st car you get should be a kit. The electronics may or may not be any good, for racing too. You would have to list those.
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post the specifics on what all is included.
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I got a BK1 when I started racing and it was great - but just to reinforce partywagons point, I only ever realised when I sold the car a year later or so that there were different degree castor blocks on the front left and right & because I didn't build it I never even knew you could get different degree blocks for the Losi cars. So all that time I'd been driving a crazy uneven setup.
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If you really know what your looking for then you can find great bargains on used cars. If you don't know whats your looking for then you can also get ripped off. When you build that 1st kit you will know your car top to bottom so you can easily repair & maintain it too.
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here are some of the parts. Also is this the newer model or the older version.

TEAM NOVAK XRS SPORT ESC With reverse
JR Z590M SERVO WITH ONLY 2 RUNS ON IT
THREADED SHOCKS, TITANIUM TURNBUCKLES, GRAPHITE ALL AROUND, AND TWO EXTRA SETS OF REAR TIRES AND ONE EXTRA SET OF FRONT TIRES, ALL WITH GREAT TREAD LEFT
COMPLETELY REBUILT DIFF.
Body is in great shape.

Any help is appreciated
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Old 04-21-2008, 04:28 PM   #7
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That doesn't seem to bad to me to get started. Lots of guys will point out that this isn't what won the last worlds or whatever, but that stuff cost a lot more than 125 bucks. Well, actually less, since those guys don't pay!

Check the suspension and steering for excessive slop, might need to get someone to help you as excessive is in the eye of the beholder. Decent used chassis only usually go for about 100, you are getting mid perfomance level but quality electronics, reverse is good for starting out and playing.

It's one version old, the CR is the latest. But many prefer and still run the BK2. Main difference is the rear suspension, somewhat different Gen II tranny I believe. Parts are readily available in any case, if you are just starting out you will probably be replacing a few things as you go anyway, pretty much with any kit.

Good luck, and welcome to the insanity.

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xrs aint the greatest esc, but hey 125.00 aint bad tho
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Recommendation for ya:

Go on ebay and search for each of the items that will come with your purchase in the completed section to see how much they have been selling for. An easy way to see if what your price is for what you are getting is a good one.

I do know however that brushed ESCs are going pretty cheap. I remember a time I could get easily about 50 - 60 for a nice Novak C2 cyclone. Probably novaks best racing ESC in my opinion since it had solder posts.

Now, seen them go as low as 30 dollars shipped.

By the way, does it include a charger, battery, and motor? If so, what exactly are those?

As for starting with a kit, I can see merit to that, but, if you have an RC experience, its not that hard to do a full dissassembly of a kit, and rebuild it.

I highly recommend you do that for ALL your used kit purchases, and even the RTR kits that are new as you have no idea how it was built.
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If it has speedo, servos and motor that all work for $125 I'd grab it to get started. The BK2 is perfectly raceable, but probably not the most durable basher. Don't wait too long to get to the track and begin practicing on a surface the car was built for.
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I agree with Cain. I searched a couple days and picked up an Almost ready to run XXXT MF1 with 2 bodies, radio, extra tires/wheels and a motor for $60. All it needed was the ESC from my son's buggy we sold. I have found some great deals on ebay, it just takes a little time to look.
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