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Old 02-10-2010, 04:15 PM
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I was looking in to getting a 4wd electric buggy and don't know what to buy I am looking for something that is supported with parts durable user friendly and drivable what do you guys think. Thanks
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Ask they guys at your local tracks, the ones where you like the track itself, the people, and the shop. Asking about support is smart.

Why 4wd? Why not 2wd buggy or short course?

Personally, I'd rather spend some more money and drive 1/8 (4wd) over 1/10 4wd.

2wd buggy is pretty fun, although they tend to be somewhat fragile overall.

Short Course is fun and durable, but not as precise as a buggy.

If you're new to RC, get something 2wd and spend more time driving and less time fixing/maintaining the darn thing.
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I can see why you are asking this question. There are so many to choose from. What is your budget? The new Team Durango DEX410 is probably the highest quality buggy, and by far the most expensive. When I bought my Associated B44 I selected it because that is what most of the guys at my track were running. To be honest, this class is declining. There are fewer and fewer at the track each year where I race. Have you thought about a Short Course Truck? They are cheap, and growing in popularity at the track. They only cost $200. A new 4wd buggy, with radio, motor, esc, batteries, etc. will run at least $500.
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Dex410.
yeah that's one of them, most people dont have $650 to buy one either.
The top of the line 4wd buggy list in no particular order.
1) Dex410
2) Tamiya 511 (not under $400)
3) Associated B44(under $400)
4) Kyosho Lazer ZX5 FS(under $400)
5) Losi XX4(decade old car but it's rumored to still be competitive and durable you can get a roller for under $200 these days, but you can only find used ones, they dont sell the kit new anymore)
6) Schumacher Cat SX (very cool car but it's pricey)
7) TTech Predator X11(one of the sleekest looking cars I have ever layed eyes on again it's not cheap)
8) Hotbodies D4(if you can find one I heard they discontinued the car and it's under $400)
9) Tamiya DB01R (race version of the mega popular Baldre and Durga with all the hopups and it's under $400)

Any other cars I'm missing.....
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Originally Posted by electricguy007 View Post
yeah that's one of them, most people dont have $650 to buy one either.
The top of the line 4wd buggy list in no particular order.
1) Dex410
2) Tamiya 511 (not under $400)
3) Associated B44(under $400)
4) Kyosho Lazer ZX5 FS(under $400)
5) Losi XX4(decade old car but it's rumored to still be competitive and durable you can get a roller for under $200 these days, but you can only find used ones, they dont sell the kit new anymore)
6) Schumacher Cat SX (very cool car but it's pricey)
7) TTech Predator X11(one of the sleekest looking cars I have ever layed eyes on again it's not cheap)
8) Hotbodies D4(if you can find one I heard they discontinued the car and it's under $400)
9) Tamiya DB01R (race version of the mega popular Baldre and Durga with all the hopups and it's under $400)

Any other cars I'm missing.....

Not a bad Post But your opinion on Buggies is a lot diff to others.

But sir you will get a big to a huge diff on this. It is all on what type you like.
Center diff, rear diff, Belt drive, or shaft driven. there are alot of new buggies out there. Take a look at all photos, see what you like, see what parts are available in the area too. but my choice Schumacher Cat SX
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Yes, Yokomo B-max4. There is the high end, with aluminum parts, Factory team car (around 400$ US) and then there is the budget version (around 200$ US). Very very competitive car with outstanding quality. Only down side is you have to order parts from abroad (they take around 7 days to get here is they are in stock).

There are also others.... But I strongly believe the best value/performing/easy access to support and parts 4wd buggy is the B44...

Just my 0.02$

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yeah that's one of them, most people dont have $650 to buy one either.
The top of the line 4wd buggy list in no particular order.
1) Dex410
2) Tamiya 511 (not under $400)
3) Associated B44(under $400)
4) Kyosho Lazer ZX5 FS(under $400)
5) Losi XX4(decade old car but it's rumored to still be competitive and durable you can get a roller for under $200 these days, but you can only find used ones, they dont sell the kit new anymore)
6) Schumacher Cat SX (very cool car but it's pricey)
7) TTech Predator X11(one of the sleekest looking cars I have ever layed eyes on again it's not cheap)
8) Hotbodies D4(if you can find one I heard they discontinued the car and it's under $400)
9) Tamiya DB01R (race version of the mega popular Baldre and Durga with all the hopups and it's under $400)

Any other cars I'm missing.....
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Originally Posted by electricguy007 View Post
yeah that's one of them, most people dont have $650 to buy one either.
The top of the line 4wd buggy list in no particular order.
1) Dex410
2) Tamiya 511 (not under $400)
3) Associated B44(under $400)
4) Kyosho Lazer ZX5 FS(under $400)
5) Losi XX4(decade old car but it's rumored to still be competitive and durable you can get a roller for under $200 these days, but you can only find used ones, they dont sell the kit new anymore)
6) Schumacher Cat SX (very cool car but it's pricey)
7) TTech Predator X11(one of the sleekest looking cars I have ever layed eyes on again it's not cheap)
8) Hotbodies D4(if you can find one I heard they discontinued the car and it's under $400)
9) Tamiya DB01R (race version of the mega popular Baldre and Durga with all the hopups and it's under $400)

Any other cars I'm missing.....
The D4 is not discontinued. They stopped production of the kits until their supply runs low. Also, the XX4 was the least durable car I have ever had. I had mine break after backsiding a jump. Belt drive cars can be a little more work especially if the belts are not sealed. Also, there is a new Schumacher car out the X2.

If it's your first 4wd then I would go with what others have your track just for part and set up support. If it's not then get whatever you want because there are positives and negatives on every car. My favorite reasonable car is the HB D4 WCE, it's an easy to drive B44.
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If budget is a deciding factor the B44 is a very capable contender and will make for a great/fun car to drive!

If budget is out the window then spend the chedda' and get yourself a DEX410. Rugged, capable and damn sexy (at least far as RC is concerned). You can really pound on this little heavy weight and she keeps on motorin'. If you run on anything other than a groomed 1/10th scale track the DEX will be hands down the faster car, once you find the setup!

Good luck and happy hunting as there are some very nice choices out there for you!
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I thought the 511X was just over 900$
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that is a lot of $$$$ Was that just for the roller?

The DEX shipped is actually $675.00 but comes nicely appointed out of the box! How is the 511X's belt system holding up on North American Style tracks?
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Seriously, I'd really consider going 1/8 scale if you want to go 4wd.

You get 4wd, more power than you could possibly use, and greater durability.

Costlier up front, but so much fun!

Same amount of maintenance as 4wd 1/10.
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511x or b44 or d4 we
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THE B44 IS PROBABLY YOUR BEST BET...TONS OF SUPPORT IN THE AFTERMARKET! AND NOT TO BAD ON THE PRICE EITHER!
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Originally Posted by CODMAN View Post
Yes, Yokomo B-max4. There is the high end, with aluminum parts, Factory team car (around 400$ US) and then there is the budget version (around 200$ US). Very very competitive car with outstanding quality. Only down side is you have to order parts from abroad (they take around 7 days to get here is they are in stock).

There are also others.... But I strongly believe the best value/performing/easy access to support and parts 4wd buggy is the B44...

Just my 0.02$
Is yokomo still around. I know the cars are good, but I thought when yokomo usa closed shop americans stopped using thier cars. Maybe I was wrong and
people have found ways to snag parts off the internet.
Nevermind I see you are canadian, so it should be easy for you to get parts.

Everyones opinion can be a bit biased sometimes. I try not to.....
But I have a B44, a 501x and a XX4, so my thoughts exactly...
I enjoy driving all three cars I have.
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