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Old 05-16-2009, 04:36 PM
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I'd like a FT B44, but I'm not going to run saddle packs. I want a 4WD 1/10 scale that I can run regular hard case 2S lipo in. Kyosho makes one...anyone else?
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The Kyosho zx5 is a good buggy and the Tamiya Durga/Baldre also takes stick packs. It is a good entry level buggy at a good price.
Lots of blokes will tell you that you have to buy heaps of hopups to make it work but it is best to get one then make up your own mind on what you need. We had a racer at our club try one out of the box with a 3.5t brushless and the only thing extra it had was a slipper. It was easily competing with the b44s etc and very seldom out of a place with the occasional win. The only real problem was way too much power for our small track.
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Of course I have to plug the SBV2 as one of the most versatile allowing you to run stick on either side of the car, or saddle or whatever configuration you can come up with.

The Kyosho is also a good choice.

My problem when I ran a Tamiya, besides the $30 slipper upgrade being required, was the battery box was a bit limited and wouldn't fit a few brands of LiPo due to wire location and parts availability was spotty in the states. Have to order most common parts from hong kong. It's a capable car if you are willing to overcome some of these concerns.
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Sounds like my options are limited. I guess the Kyosho ZX5 SP is the way to go unless I decide to spend the dosh on saddle packs for the B44. It's doubtful so I'm going to buy my first Kyosho in over 15 years.
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Sounds like my options are limited. I guess the Kyosho ZX5 SP is the way to go unless I decide to spend the dosh on saddle packs for the B44. It's doubtful so I'm going to buy my first Kyosho in over 15 years.

zx5sp is the way to go. parts are cheap, car is neutral.i use the batts for my zx5 & touring cars
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The Kyosho is nice but the Losi XXX4 uses stick pack and I think its a much better race buggy! I have the cheaper version with a couple of hop ups and it runs great and I can't seem to break anything no matter how many times I accidently try. I run it with XX4, B44, and Kyosho competition and it runs just as good as any other on the track. Just my 2 cents.
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J-Concepts BJ4 non-worlds also.
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Originally Posted by racerj3 View Post
The Kyosho is nice but the Losi XXX4 uses stick pack and I think its a much better race buggy! I have the cheaper version with a couple of hop ups and it runs great and I can't seem to break anything no matter how many times I accidently try. I run it with XX4, B44, and Kyosho competition and it runs just as good as any other on the track. Just my 2 cents.

I was drawing a blank on that one when i read this before, I know the sbv-2 can use a stick pack but i wouldn't recommend that piece.
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The Schumacher Cat SX can also use a stick pack I believe, but I'd vote for the Kyosho ZX5 SP hands down.
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xxx-4 is a great buggy. uses stick packs and is much more durable than a lot of people say. I havent run one for very long and I can get pretty close to the fast guys and Im not near the driver they are. With a good setup it can be just as fast as anything.
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The xxx-4g+ is a good buggy. It is extremely fast on a smooth track but lacks alittle on rougher ones due to limited downtravel.
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HPI recently released one - the Cyber 10B. Think of it as a plastic Hotbodies Cyclone D4 for the club racer. They share a lot of common components.

If you want a closer look, I posted a few photos of the one I'm building in this thread.

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I know the sbv-2 can use a stick pack but i wouldn't recommend that piece.
really? I just saw them finish 1-2 this weekend. Those were the only buggies that didn't break at least once all day.
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