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Old 07-29-2008, 10:26 AM   #1
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hey all: Just woundering if the yokomo b-max 4 4wd buggy is concidered a basher/entry level type buggy then why are many of the yokomo team drivers using it? Is the b-max 4 that good out of the box or are team drivers modifing them for racing? Thanks
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from the reports I have seen so far, its pretty quick out of the box.
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European and Japanese National Champions with it already, looks pretty stout to me.

Oople said, at the Euros Neil used the Pro Shocks, but the rest of the car was B-Max. He said it was easier to drive consistantly with the B-Max compared to the MBX World car (sorry if I missed the exact name of the race kit).

Sounds interesting, entry level styling with race level performance.
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The car Cragg used last weekend had an alloy front pin brace - not sure if that's in the final kit but I would have thought so. Apart from the alloy shocks there was no difference from the standard car. The car won the UK National at the weekend in convincing style, taking all qualifiers and the first two legs of the A.
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The car Cragg used last weekend had an alloy front pin brace - not sure if that's in the final kit but I would have thought so. Apart from the alloy shocks there was no difference from the standard car. The car won the UK National at the weekend in convincing style, taking all qualifiers and the first two legs of the A.
meh.. I guess its an "ok" car

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It also just won the Japanese nationals too.Looks really good.
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It will be interesting to see how Yokomo handle the release of this car given the racing success it is having. It appears to be pitched at entry level, yet it is winning some of the biggest races in the world! It's almost a bit embarrassing for Yokomo that their entry level car is outperforming their high end car.

It's like when Porsche introduced the Cayman, which had the potential to be a far quicker car than the 911. The common belief is that Porsche purposefully made it a slower car so it would not embarrass the 911.

So, Yokomo has a dilemma. Release a US$200 car that outperforms their US$500 high end car, or add some bling to the B-Max, up the price and position it as their new 'high end' car.

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Hey Tamiya has done this.The Durga/Baldre DB01 platform rocks.With choice options its easily as fast if not faster the the 501x or any other high end 4wd car.They should make a version with some options like they are known to do.Start small and then upgrade to a higher Spec version.Either way its apparent what car is getting replaced.
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Isn't this car just a way for Yokomo to come through the back door and build car very similar to the B44. Buy doing this way they will eventually bring out a pro version and say that is an update of there current car and they won't get the flack that Hot Bodies did.
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Nah, probably not.
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