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Old 12-29-2008, 02:19 PM   #1
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Default New B4 Build .... how did I do?

Ok, this is my first post, but after racing a couple weekends with my cough bandit cough I realized that I needed something better.

Uncle Everitt let me run his Losi XXX and use his Spectrum radio and I have to say wow what a difference.

So, I just Ordered the following and will be assembling it for next weekend.

1 Factory Team Associated B4 Kit
1 Spectrum DX3R
2x Orion 300 SLPB 30c Lipo Batteries 3800mah
1 Onyx 230 Charger
1 Hitec HS-5985MG Coreless Digital Servo
1 6.5 Turn Novac brushless with esc combo

Other than the time to put it together and dial it in, what else do I need? Did I buy the right stuff? Should I be a bit more competitive with this equipment than I was with the bandit?
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Looks good.

Sounds like you bought all the right items. You might also look into a Lipo balancer. You can get them pretty cheap and they are very handy to have an keep your batteries in top shape.
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A B4 and a Bandit is a night and day difference. Just get the right tires for the track that you will be racing on and you should be good to go.
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You did good, real good. but thats alotta motor for a 2wd.
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Old 12-29-2008, 02:57 PM   #5
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You did good, real good. but thats alotta motor for a 2wd.
+1 I would suggest a 10.5 BL motor.
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You did good, real good. but thats alotta motor for a 2wd.
Just don't pull the trigger all the way....right?









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...after racing a couple weekends...
If you have only raced a couple of weekends then I would try a Stock motor. 27T brushed or a 17.5 BL motor. I am willing to bet you will get frustrated "trying" to control a 6.5. I have been racing for about six months and can barely control a 13.5 motor.

I mean if you can handle it then I say go for it but I hate to see you get frustrated and quit a fun hobby because you spent so much time spinning the tires on the track.
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little less motor and you will be good to go!
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Old 12-29-2008, 03:53 PM   #9
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i second the 10.5. good luck though. the rest looks good. but seriously ur a 10.5, ur parts bill, ur laptimes, and ur tire budget will thank you.

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I run a 6.5 in my B4 (soon to be an X-6) and am pretty happy with it, It's all about throttle control. If you do find it's too much turn the EPA and EXP down 'till you're happy.

Although, nothin' beats flying past a 10.5 down the main straight
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If you have only raced a couple of weekends then I would try a Stock motor. 27T brushed or a 17.5 BL motor. I am willing to bet you will get frustrated "trying" to control a 6.5. I have been racing for about six months and can barely control a 13.5 motor.

I mean if you can handle it then I say go for it but I hate to see you get frustrated and quit a fun hobby because you spent so much time spinning the tires on the track.
I completely agree with you. I have been racing 4 - 5 years now and i can handle an 8.5 at max. 10.5 is what I would suggest if your running mod. I wouldn't advise running mod after only being in the hobby for a few weeks though. I would run stock buggy with a 17.5 motor. Otherwise the motor, your setup is great.
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Get a set of various pinion gears (smaller than stock, of course). Good set of tools, few extra tire/wheel sets, spring sets, few different shock oils, spare B4 Spoiler/wings which will get banged up. Get a good car stand to work on it too. The 10.5 or 7.5 motor may be right for this buggy. 6.5 is good for 4wd cars typically.
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I agree about not having too much motor. I have a 5700kV in my T4, I can pretty much only use 1/4 throttle around our 1/10 track. Good fun everywhere else though, and on the big track it's a blast. Just too much motor for the small track.
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Ok, this is my first post, but after racing a couple weekends with my cough bandit cough I realized that I needed something better.

Uncle Everitt let me run his Losi XXX and use his Spectrum radio and I have to say wow what a difference.

So, I just Ordered the following and will be assembling it for next weekend.

1 Factory Team Associated B4 Kit
1 Spectrum DX3R
2x Orion 300 SLPB 30c Lipo Batteries 3800mah
1 Onyx 230 Charger
1 Hitec HS-5985MG Coreless Digital Servo
1 6.5 Turn Novac brushless with esc combo

Other than the time to put it together and dial it in, what else do I need? Did I buy the right stuff? Should I be a bit more competitive with this equipment than I was with the bandit?

So where was it that Uncle E let you borrow the XXX? Was that the pretty pink XXX at CRCRC yesterday?

I would recommend the 13.5, or a 17.5 depending on where you are racing, and what the "Stock" class requires.

I also suggest the XXX Losi car over the B4 if you are just starting out. I feel that the Losi car is easier to drive than the B4. Just my opinion and my experience over the past several years.
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if it goes below 13.5, he might have to start gettin into that adaptor that speedtech sells so to get the gear ratio he needs.

10.5 or 13.5, especially if the motor could do double duty in a touring car (if u do that).

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