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why would you wand a 2wd buggy instead of 4wd?

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Old 01-23-2010, 05:29 PM
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well yes, i thought i had a 4wd buggy? But it is 1/8th scale? The same as in the sig.. whats the huge difference?
You have a 1/8th scale electric buggy. Not a 4wd buggy. Big difference there. 4wd buggies are 1/10th scale and very much different than a 1/8th scale buggy. For that matter 2wd buggies are 1/10th scale too.

1/8th scale buggies are almost indestructible. Most are actually nitro buggies converted to electric. They are a totally different size and design than a 2wd or 4wd 1/10th buggy.

4wd 1/10th scale buggies are commonly referred to as "4wd buggies" where 1/8th scale 4wd buggies are referred to as "electric 1/8th buggies" or "electric 1/8 scales" or "E-scales".
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Old 01-23-2010, 05:54 PM
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4wd may seem easier to drive, but they are harder to drive fast.

learn 2wd first you will be alot better in the long run
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My opinion, for pure simplicity and maintenance ease...

4wd are much more fun to drive IMO, but they are a PIA to maintain.

I hate having to do the diff in my B44 because it involves tearing the car 59% down...

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Old 01-23-2010, 08:55 PM
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The flat out agility of a lightweight 2wd buggy.
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Old 01-23-2010, 09:26 PM
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My 2WD is definitely a challenge...fishtails like mad around tight curves on a dirt track, but I kind of like that challenge. Clean-up is no particular problem.
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Old 01-23-2010, 10:19 PM
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imho the 2wd is way easier to drive than 4wd.the 4wd requires a bit more finess and is more twitchy.on throttle its very sensitive as well.
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1) 2WD class is bigger (well it use to be)
2) 2WD buggies much cheaper than 4WD
3) 2WD are lighter
4) 2WD more of a challenge
5) 2WD have less parts to break and maintain
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Originally Posted by toyota 2jz View Post
imho the 2wd is way easier to drive than 4wd.the 4wd requires a bit more finess and is more twitchy.on throttle its very sensitive as well.
I agree.
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For beginners 2wd buggy is the way to go. It will teach a driver throttle control and will in a way force the driver to work on setups, suspension tires, gearing etc. As for 4wd buggy they are easier to drive and a driver can get away with alot more driving mistakes. 4wd are more cost maintence then 2wd do to more moving parts.
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Old 01-24-2010, 01:18 AM
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if i drove 1/10th buggy it would sure be 2wd, i hate how 4wd handles.

it just doesn't feel good for me.

but i'm into 1/10 and 1/8 truck so...
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I want to get a B4 buggy since there more people at the track who run them then 4wd Buggys and they look really fun to drive
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personaly i drive my b44 twice as good ass i do my 2wd but thats cause i can lay the power down.... swd has more compitions than in 2wd
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Originally Posted by *BBB* View Post
well yes, i thought i had a 4wd buggy? But it is 1/8th scale? The same as in the sig.. whats the huge difference?
Size, the 1/8 scale are simple to drive in comparison to 1/10 4wd. Then 2wd is the pinnacle of a drivers ability, it is so rewarding when you get everything right lap after lap with 2wd. I never got that feeling with the 1/10 4wd.
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Old 01-24-2010, 06:00 AM
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8th is tough

10th 4wd is more brittle

10th 2wd is less expensive

Personally I dont believe 2wd or 4wd is any harder or easier than the other, its just what your used to, will be easier for you to drive.

4wd breaks easier and is more expensive to purchase and maintain, so starting and learning in 2wd makes sence.

They are both fun in a differnet way, and I enjoy both classes equally when the track is prepped. When the track is dusty and not prepped 4wd puts down traction where 2wd is sliding all over the place.

8th is great because they are tough as nails, but if your not careful shopping around for batteries and or tires / rims (looking for deals) - it can be considerably more expensive.
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Old 01-24-2010, 08:25 AM
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I know what you mean by being careful shopping for batteries.. Ive got (2) 4s and (2) 6s.. If i bought them locally they would have easily cost me over $1000! But since slapping on the Mamba 2200 I HAVE had to replace a few sets of tires learning that I couldn't nail it at slow speeds

That my friends will literally SHRED tires!
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