R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Electric Off-Road

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-27-2009, 06:39 PM   #1
Super Moderator
 
racer1812's Avatar
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: RIP 'Chopper', 4/18/13 miss you bud:(
Posts: 14,892
Trader Rating: 31 (100%+)
Default Best 4wd buggy without saddle packs

I know all the new 4wd buggies are set-up for saddle packs but I'm thinking about trying 4wd buggy and don't want to invest in more lipos, I have too many standard hard case packs to invest in anymore. What is out there for a 4wd buggy that will take a standard pack? Which ones are still in production, if any? Which ones are new enough that I would still be able to get parts for a while? I'm an AE guy but I'm open to other options.

Thanks guys
__________________
Stand for the flag, kneel for the fallen.

Thank you to all of our service men and women!

racer1812 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2009, 06:52 PM   #2
Tech Master
 
trx450racer174's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Moreno Valley,CA
Posts: 1,261
Trader Rating: 7 (100%+)
Default

Kyosho Lazer ZX5
Academy
Tamiya DB01,DF03
BJ4 non-worlds
XXX-4 G+
I am sure i am missing a few.
__________________
E.K.D. RC Paint Work
Team Serpent USA, Desoto Racing , Team DE Racing, Team Hitec, Team Trakpower, Futaba, Team AKA, TrackstarRC.

Last edited by trx450racer174; 03-28-2009 at 03:01 PM.
trx450racer174 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2009, 06:59 PM   #3
Super Moderator
 
racer1812's Avatar
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: RIP 'Chopper', 4/18/13 miss you bud:(
Posts: 14,892
Trader Rating: 31 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by trx450racer174 View Post
Kyosho Lazer ZX5
Academy
Tamiya DB01,DB03
BJ4 non-worlds
XXX-4 G+
I am sure i am missing a few.
My choices would be in this order, BJ4 non-worlds, Losi xxx-4 then the Kyosho ZX5, my only worry is being able to get parts.

Can these compete with the new saddle pack cars???
__________________
Stand for the flag, kneel for the fallen.

Thank you to all of our service men and women!

racer1812 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2009, 07:10 PM   #4
Tech Champion
 
Briguy's Avatar
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Ottawa , IL
Posts: 8,128
Trader Rating: 125 (100%+)
Send a message via Yahoo to Briguy
Default

Schumacher Cat SX



I thought the BJ4 used saddle packs ?
__________________
At Your Service Vinyl Works
Royal R/C & Hobby
Leisure Hours Hobby & Raceway
Briguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2009, 07:20 PM   #5
Super Moderator
 
racer1812's Avatar
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: RIP 'Chopper', 4/18/13 miss you bud:(
Posts: 14,892
Trader Rating: 31 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Briguy View Post
Schumacher Cat SX



I thought the BJ4 used saddle packs ?
The worlds edition does but not the original BJ4
Schumacher is a little spendy for somethin I can't use all the time.
__________________
Stand for the flag, kneel for the fallen.

Thank you to all of our service men and women!

racer1812 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2009, 08:45 PM   #6
Tech Fanatic
 
CNC Racing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Manitowoc WI
Posts: 819
Trader Rating: 23 (100%+)
Default

I ran the original BJ4 at Dirt Heaven for quite a while. It's a good car, and can be competitive with just about anything else out there. The car uses a mix of JConcepts custom parts, a bunch of AE parts, and also a few Losi parts.
All of the parts are available, either direct from JConcepts, or DH stocks some of the common parts for the car.
__________________
Curt Cayemberg
Dirt Heaven Hobby and Raceway
CNC Racing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2009, 09:07 PM   #7
Tech Fanatic
 
xDaRReLLx87's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 836
Default

I'd say the Lazer overall!!! There aren't to many choices for you to choose from as of now. The Losi XXX-4 is nice, but it takes some moding to keep parts from breaking on it such as the A-Arms. Although belts are always better I'd get the XXX-4 and just buy some XXX-CR front arms and reverse them and they will fit. As in the EA3 side or graphite side facing towards the rear. So go with XXX-4 , It can produce some pretty fast lap times.
__________________
Hyper 9E 2000KV T8/RX8- 4S Turnigy 4500 mah
Ko ProPo EX-1 UR 2.4 ghz, Hitec-7950TH
xDaRReLLx87 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2009, 09:43 PM   #8
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 398
Trader Rating: 7 (100%+)
Default

I would have to agree, I really like the Kyosho's for soe reason, I was going to get one myself untill I fell into a to good to be true deal with my B44.
JoshM20 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2009, 10:02 PM   #9
Tech Elite
 
tom_chang79's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Southern California
Posts: 2,591
Trader Rating: 13 (100%+)
Default

While I'm certainly not one of those that gets bugged by multiple threads of the same topic, you can find some recent feedback to this question from this thread:

http://www.rctech.net/forum/electric...tyle-lipo.html

topic has been discussed many times before, but the gist of my own response was to find out what your local track supports most. If your local track doesn't support any of the stick-pack 4wd vehicles, such as Tamiya Baldre/Durga, ZX-5 SP, Academy SB2, and etc., you might want to check out any of those vehicles. Just prepare to become your hobby shop if your hobby shop doesn't support it!!!

Frankly, I love my DF-03MS buggy (it's the MS version of the Dark Impact/Keen Hawk/Avante MkII). There is some finicky part of the buggy that some may not like, but all 4wd in nature have some weak point in their buggy... The DF-03MS places the battery down center, which is the most unique layout IMO since other 4wd have the weight distributed to the sides of the center driveshaft.

If you're a Tamiya freak and don't mind belt drive, Baldre/Durga is for you, if you want shaft, the DF-03 buggies are for you.

Forgot to mention. There is another quite unique stick-style 4wd that's coming out soon. The HPI/Hot Bodie's Cyber 10. The stick pack is orthogonal to the drive shaft, kinda reminds you of some of X-Factory's 2wd vehicles...
__________________
RIP TAP RC
tom_chang79 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2009, 12:45 AM   #10
Tech Elite
 
Syber Serulean's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Riverside
Posts: 3,656
Trader Rating: 28 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to Syber Serulean
Default

Might wanna check this out...

http://www.hpiracing.com/kitinfo/100702/

essentially, its the Hot Bodies Cyclone D4 Sport, but able to use stick packs. They share parts and geometry of the suspension and stuff is the same too so setups should also transfer over.
Syber Serulean is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2009, 01:53 AM   #11
Tech Master
 
gweed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: crimelawn
Posts: 1,045
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default

zx-5 sp all the way. kyosho is the key...
__________________
kyoslo RB5/ novak motors/ LRP sphere/ m11/ orion 4800,3800,3600/ blazin chronic racing/wphukuall radio/ raikkonen body/ mongoosed km-mini inferno with the multiplex red ass servo that owns johnny b-main and drew/ now at lir the JDM zx-5 sp mugen edition

"team bad guys"
gweed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2009, 12:55 PM   #12
Tech Addict
 
mog ruith's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Spiritual Black Dimension
Posts: 502
Trader Rating: 6 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by trx450racer174 View Post
Kyosho Lazer ZX5
Academy
Tamiya DB01,DB03
BJ4 non-worlds
XXX-4 G+
I am sure i am missing a few.
is there a db03?
mog ruith is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2009, 03:02 PM   #13
Tech Master
 
trx450racer174's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Moreno Valley,CA
Posts: 1,261
Trader Rating: 7 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mog ruith View Post
is there a db03?
Sorry thinking of the DF03 typo.
__________________
E.K.D. RC Paint Work
Team Serpent USA, Desoto Racing , Team DE Racing, Team Hitec, Team Trakpower, Futaba, Team AKA, TrackstarRC.
trx450racer174 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What is the best 4wd Elctric Buggy? george_georgoul Electric Off-Road 88 06-19-2007 01:56 PM
new losi 4wd buggy????? b-man777 Electric Off-Road 60 06-12-2007 09:22 PM
NOOB battery questions beast95451 Electric Off-Road 9 03-16-2007 07:53 PM



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 11:17 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net