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Old 01-28-2009, 12:10 PM   #1
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Questions?? associated b44, a basher?

hi i really love 4wd. i have a 8ight, a lst2, and a mgt 3.0 all nitro.but i also have a bandit vxl. well my bandit is one squirrily buggy off-road( n i dont use a lipo, only 7 to 9 cell nicd or nimh). anyway. i was looking at the b44 the other night and thought "id really love to have one of these". only debate i had was thinking about how an top of the line electric buggy would handle me bashing it. cause i really dont like sanctioned racing. im not planning on any extreme bashing w/ it. but bashing none the less. what are any of you guys opinion on bashing the b44. or is it too delicae for everyday bashing. or would it be a good car to add to my line-up. thanx and all opinions welcome. clay unruh
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Old 01-28-2009, 12:15 PM   #2
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Best thing you could do is convert a 1/8 buggy
The b44 is plenty durable but not for bashing.
Get a b44 and a 10.5 system and get into some club racing. (You'll enjoy it )
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I'd only bash a B44 if I had a healthy stock of parts handy!
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Old 01-28-2009, 12:21 PM   #4
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Not gonna be as rugged as your 1:8 scale cars but mine puts up with a good backyard beating once in a while. crash parts are pretty inexpensive so you should be all right, nothing beats a nice dirt track though!
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If you wanna bash you should get the hpi brama 10b. I also agree, I love offroad racing, especially indoor.
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you could custom make aluminum parts for your b44 but that takes a lot of time and money. i costomized aluminum front arms for my xx-4 and its freaken awesome to bash now, but as long as your careful you shouldnt have a problem, but they are definitly right about converting your eight, its the best thing you could do, or if you want to get rid of it I'll take it
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Old 01-28-2009, 02:07 PM   #7
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I'd want something with gear diffs for bashing. Tamiya and HPI make 4WD's that would more suitable.
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the b44 is strong...thunder tiger will be releasing a 4wd truck that might suit you better...
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