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Old 01-05-2009, 03:37 AM   #1
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I'm coming from a not so great experience with a durga, and am looking to get a different vehicle. After owning 2 belt driven, ball diff vehicles (durga and trf415msxx) I don't think I will go that route for offroad again.

So that brings me to my question. Is there a 1/10 4wd buggy that can keep up, but that is a bit more durable drivetrain wise. The b44 keeps catching my eye, but it take saddle packs which I don't currently own. I'd like to stick with a stick config.
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I was looking for the same kind of vehicle. However, due to the local track having mostly team AE parts...I naturally got the B44. I had a brand new 5400mah lipo stick pack for my rustler and wanted to use it, but I bit the bullet and bought a reedy saddle pack. I'm happy with my purchase. My advice is to go with the well rounded B44 and start off with either NiMH packs or 1 or 2 saddle packs, it's well worth the investment. Saddle packs can range anywhere from $70-$150
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I'm coming from a not so great experience with a durga, and am looking to get a different vehicle. After owning 2 belt driven, ball diff vehicles (durga and trf415msxx) I don't think I will go that route for offroad again.

So that brings me to my question. Is there a 1/10 4wd buggy that can keep up, but that is a bit more durable drivetrain wise. The b44 keeps catching my eye, but it take saddle packs which I don't currently own. I'd like to stick with a stick config.
The drive-train on the Durga is practically bullet-proof - and sealed too, unlike most belt drives. Not sure how you could have any problems

If you have to have a shaft drive with stick packs, then the Lazer SP or the new Hot-Bodies budget D4 are the only choices.
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If you dont mind ordering parts. They make great buggys.

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+1 kyosho sp


But if u do make the switch to saddle packs the new kyosho fs is where its at
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+1 on this. tough buggy and the chassis layout makes it the most versitile as far as batteries.
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I can't argue with going with Team AE. Parts price and availability make it an attractive option. The battery thing sucks, but I think you're better off getting a car that has other desirable qualities rather than buying just to suit some batteries you already own. I'm sure the Kyosho is a good choice as well, I just don't have any experience with it.
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i bought a conversion for my associated tc3 to a tc3"o" from rcproductsdesign.com look in off road under tc3 "o" for pics
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