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Old 03-21-2009, 03:54 AM   #1
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I am close to buying a 4WD 10th Buggy and don't know what to choose. I like the look of the CAT but read mixed reviews (as with all cars), it also looks over egineered to me.
I use trakpower lipo stick packs and from looking at pics of cat it seems that these batteries may not fit as one of the power lead holes the esc plugs go in would be under the centre chassis brace.
Don't want a B44 as I have had one before (yes I know they're good) but can't bring myself to buy another one.

That leaves the Losi or Hot Bodies.....aaaargh HELP.
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Old 03-21-2009, 05:08 AM   #2
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How about the academy? It's a fast car and can take sticks...
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Old 03-21-2009, 08:07 AM   #4
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the thing with schumacher's being over engineered is actually a good thing..there isn't a zillion of adjustments on the car above the standard ones. the car is simple to work on and is just plai sexy
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kyosho fs, its not to pricey and will handle as good and probley better than most others.
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After 2mons study, I got myself a Yokomo B-Max...
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I wish they would redesign these 4WD 10 scale buggies around 2S lipo stick packs now. I'd be all over a B44 if I didn't have to buy saddle packs.
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Old 03-21-2009, 10:55 AM   #8
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I wish they would redesign these 4WD 10 scale buggies around 2S lipo stick packs now. I'd be all over a B44 if I didn't have to buy saddle packs.
But a B44 wouldn't have the handling it does if it was a stick pack car! It's not for nothing 4wd buggys have most often had the saddle configuration. Going for a stick pack buggy is sacrificing function for commodity (at least in my oppinion; to each his or her own) and that's not what the B44 is about. It's about best performance possible.

But I understand not wanting to invest for saddles when you already have sticks...

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The TrakPower packs fit just fine. No issues at all. If u want to see pics there a few pages back in the thread for it. I'd post them but I'm posting this Off my phone
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Old 03-21-2009, 11:18 AM   #10
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Thanks guys. Never considered kyosho due to poor spares in uk. Glad to hear trakpower fit in cat, that might swing it as I can buy spares direct from Schumacher
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sbv2 would also be a great choice because you can get them for so cheap 2nd hand.
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I think I would go with HB over Losi. Don't get me wrong I LOVE my XXX-4, but it's a much older kit and there is almost NO aftermarket support, everything has to be had through Losi/Horizon. The D4 is still pretty new and there are a lot of other companies that make parts for it other than HB.

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kyosho is the key. id go with the sp cause the fs has a weak chassis. ive seen 10 broken chassis on the fs. remember you have all the part support you need on the internet if your lhs doesnt have the parts. just buy some spares. my sp doesnt really break besides a front arm but my track has pipes and I beams all over other wise i dont really break.
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Please don't forget the Tamiya 501x. Its tough and it can beating.. I would know as i just started driving off road in my favorite class from when i was younger. It handles well and respondes to chassis changes well.
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