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Old 08-03-2008, 09:29 PM   #16
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thanks for all the info guys i think i am goin to go with a b44 just got to sell some onroad stuff first
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good choice...
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Old 08-04-2008, 04:17 AM   #18
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most 4wd scenes, even now, are a couple cars at best. if u wanna race, prolly dont wanna get caught with somethin that runs a couple cars at best for a few races til season ends then fizzles out or flounders ongoing. 2wd most places is always the bigger deal. so might need to focus more on which platform u want b4 u wonder which bug. do stay away from the CR, its a step back.

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The CR is a step back ? Whatever ,it`s far better then a B4 .
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Shaun.. for mikes I would suggest a 2wd. You can run the 17.5 class, 13.5 class or mod all with just changing your motor.
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do stay away from the CR, its a step back.

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I understand you had a terrible time with the CR, but I constantly see you telling other people to run away from it--I don't think that is fair. You act as if its the worst car for EVERYONE. Everyone has their opinions but some guys love the CR, some love the B4, others dig the rb5. If one car was truly the "best" for every driver, you would see the entire 2wd class composed of that car. Some people like the forgiving nature of the CR, some guys need a car that carves and can rotate well--B4, other people like the balanced nature of the rb5--good rear bite, nice turn in.

The CR is my favorite car I own--out of truck, 4wd and buggies. I never break any parts--once you put graphite front arms on it its pretty bulletproof. The main thing that guys break are the ea3 front arms. It actually made 2wd my favorite class. It needs work (in terms of setup) out of the box to get it steering nicely--once you nail the setup though the car is incredible to drive.

I have a B4 but even with a "forgiving" setup on it its not nearly as planted as my CR. I can turn a better lap in the B4 but I can qualify and run a better race in the CR. Crazy fast single laps don't win races.
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Old 08-04-2008, 04:58 PM   #22
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That is the problem with the b4. It is too tail happy and inconsistant in stock form. Once you add the lead to the rear of the B4 to make it more consistant it drives very similar to a well setup XXX-CR. Thats my experience with both these buggies. It is all in the setup.
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yeh i dont usually go this route but. 1. i gave the car 4-5mths and tons of tires to try and sort out. 1st run in the b4 with base setup from box and carrying over the tires and elecs (yes even the losi rear rims). i was 2sec quicker on that current layout 1st crack. 1/4sec best lap.

2. last 3 world titles...for a car of that age, somethin must be right. the b5 will sit on the shelf in cali til it loses.

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how does the

hot bodies d4 compare to the b44 they look the same anyone
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I love the d4, and wish I would have gotten one a year ago. It is durable, and pretty quick. The b44 is definitely a good car as well, but I have never driven one so I cannot offer any personal experience.
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The D4 hinge pins are captured with rubber style grommets. I have had my D4 for 4 monthes and have no slop at all in the arms. The rubber grommets also help relieve some impact. The bulkhead is aluminum so it won't break like all those B44 plastic bulkheads.
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yeh i dont usually go this route but. 1. i gave the car 4-5mths and tons of tires to try and sort out. 1st run in the b4 with base setup from box and carrying over the tires and elecs (yes even the losi rear rims). i was 2sec quicker on that current layout 1st crack. 1/4sec best lap.

2. last 3 world titles...for a car of that age, somethin must be right. the b5 will sit on the shelf in cali til it loses.

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At that level of racing it is the driver more than the buggy. Both the CR and the B4 are capable of champonship level performance.
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At that level of racing it is the driver more than the buggy. Both the CR and the B4 are capable of champonship level performance.
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after alot of thought all your guys advice i have decided not to get a b44 but to get a xxx cr thanks for all your advice
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after alot of thought all your guys advice i have decided not to get a b44 but to get a xxx cr thanks for all your advice

You will like the XXX CR .
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