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Old 09-18-2008, 01:53 PM   #1
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Default B44 vs Jconcepts BJ4 WE

Ok all need some help I am wanting to buy a nice buggy but I am not sure what I should go with
I know my local hobby stores will have parts for a B44 but how about the Jconcepts I have heard the are pretty much Associated parts but not real sure
Also is buying a B44 worth the extra money used versus a used JConcepts which you can find cheaper
Just let me know what you all think I have never ran either buggy to know how good one or the other is or are they about the same or should I look torwards a different buggy
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I have had both cars and I would say the B44 is a way better car and if you are just starting to get into rc, I would get 2wd buggy.
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I have been in and out for the past 8 or so years just havent been around the electric for awhile last time I was running inside the only 4wd was the Losi
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Also whatabout the B44 makes it so much better just curious
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The B44 owes its legacy to the BJ4-WE. Everything Associated learned from the BJ4-WE was applied to the B44... plus a number of modifications to make the B44 easier to work on & maintain, lower overall cost, and improve handling.

That said the B44 wouldn't have been made possible if it weren't for the fantastic effort and dedication of JConcepts (Jason Ruona & Brad Reelfs). They ran their first BJ4 prototype at the Worlds in Florida... back in 2003. It wasn't long after that the A-Team started racing it and took interest in its amazing potential.
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Slipper clutch and servo saver.
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Slipper clutch and servo saver.
If there was anything wrong with the bj4.... its perfected by the b44
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Ended getting a B44 and anybody know about what pinnion size I should start with it has stock spur I am running a Sidewinder ESC and 4600kv motor any thoughts on it would help
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start with a 19. If the car hits top speed before the end of the straight, then you can increase pinion size
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There is no "pat" answer --- too much depends on where you're running it, what type of layout, how you're running it, what sort of batteries you have, and driver preference.

Buy a pack, or a pile, of pinions and start experimenting and find out what works for you.
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Well thanks alot for all the help I will start with the 19 and go on from there
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