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Old 12-27-2008, 06:18 PM   #31
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Old 12-27-2008, 08:26 PM   #32
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not really into b44... i want exotics i wana stick to a db01 or bmax.

bmax pro: race ready champion pack edition $209
bmax pro: mid motor sealed gear shaft drive/saddle pack layout
bmax con:no parts support in u.s.
bmax con: no after market 3rd party optional parts

durga pro: many 501x parts compatibillity
durga pro: u.s. hobby shop support
durga pro: many 501x setup options
durga con: very stock out of the box
durga con: no slipper with kit
durga pro: nice hopup support

i guess the durga has more pros but it's hard to ignore the bmax. at $209 it's stock with titanium ti rids, threaded alum shocks right out of the box for barely over $200.
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Old 12-27-2008, 09:06 PM   #33
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bmax pro: race ready champion pack edition $209
bmax pro: mid motor sealed gear shaft drive/saddle pack layout
bmax con:no parts support in u.s.
bmax con: no after market 3rd party optional parts

i guess the durga has more pros but it's hard to ignore the bmax. at $209 it's stock with titanium ti rids, threaded alum shocks right out of the box for barely over $200.
I've been running a Yokomo MR-4BX for 2 years now, and I thought parts would be an issue too. Stormerhobbies carries pretty much everything for the BX, and Yokomo USA has an online store too. I'm not sure if either has Bmax parts yet, but I bet they will. I haven't tried it yet, but there is a place in Japan that I have heard ships very timely and has good prices too. RCCHAMP.

In my opinion the Bmax is more race worthy right out of the box. Neil Cragg's car that won the Euros wasn't much different than the kit car.
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Old 12-27-2008, 09:22 PM   #34
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I've been running a Yokomo MR-4BX for 2 years now, and I thought parts would be an issue too. Stormerhobbies carries pretty much everything for the BX, and Yokomo USA has an online store too. I'm not sure if either has Bmax parts yet, but I bet they will. I haven't tried it yet, but there is a place in Japan that I have heard ships very timely and has good prices too. RCCHAMP.

In my opinion the Bmax is more race worthy right out of the box. Neil Cragg's car that won the Euros wasn't much different than the kit car.
I was trying to check out Yokomo's website the other day, but it wasn't responding.... it still isn't...
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Old 12-27-2008, 10:37 PM   #35
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you know, i really like that bmax. it has the best layout of a plastic 4wd buggy imo. i mean a saddle layout in a budget buggy is almost unheard of.

yokomo rocks for bringing saddle support to the intry level. in theory, bmax should have the best weight distribution. it's pretty much the same layout as b44/bj4/d4 only plastic.
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Lately I've been thinking about getting into 4wd off-road. I've been in love with 4wd buggies since the Hotshot and Optima and 20 something years later the 4wd class is alot more popular now with almost every manufacturer offering something.
In particular are the $200 budget 4wd buggies. The DB01 interests me the most. But it's hard to ignore the Yoke Bmax, HPI Cyber, Academy SV. I'm sure I can include a 2nd hand competition buggy but hopping up a car and feeling the difference it makes is a big part of the hobby for me.
If it wouldn't be for Yokomo parts support it would pretty much be the obvious choice. There's something to be said about an "entry" level car that's won a few nationals since there are some $500 race buggies that haven't.
The Cyber is almost my 1st choice but since I'm a longtime Tamiya geek the DB01 is my car of the moment. I hear nothing but good things about the Academy buggy and my buddy was thinking about getting one. If he gets one i may as well just so we have that pit support thing going on just like we do in nitro on road.
Has anyone here ran a Cyber or SB yet?
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