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Old 08-08-2010, 11:14 PM
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I am looking for a buggy dont know what scale to get or if i should get 4wd or 2wd what will be the difference. Also which models are better please include full names thanks!!
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Old 08-08-2010, 11:25 PM
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It depends on your driving style, or what u are going to do with it.

If u dont like to break to turn, Team associated B4 would be for u.
that is a 1/10 2wd buggy

If u like to brake to turn, Kyosho RB5 SP2, Team Losi XXX-CR.
Both are 1/10 Buggy

2wd is more of a drivers Class in my opinion. 4wd more or less drives it self.

Those are the cars i personally have driven.

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More than your driving style it depends on your wallet

If you dont have money dont get an eighth scale.

The upkeep is 10 times that of a 1/10 scale
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Originally Posted by zanernator View Post
It depends on your driving style, or what u are going to do with it.

If u dont like to break to turn, Team associated B4 would be for u.
that is a 1/10 2wd buggy

If u like to brake to turn, Kyosho RB5 SP2, Team Losi XXX-CR.
Both are 1/10 Buggy

2wd is more of a drivers Class in my opinion. 4wd more or less drives it self.

Those are the cars i personally have driven.

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A xxxcr doesnt need brakes to turn if its set up right...
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Old 08-09-2010, 12:19 AM
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Are you planning on racing? Is there anyone at your track that will let you take a lap or 2 with each perspective vehicle?

1/10 are more fragile unless you get a mini 1/8 style one like Durango or Caster.

1/10 are twitchier and harder to drive.

Which is more popular in your area?
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A xxxcr doesnt need brakes to turn if its set up right...
Dont me jc told me that he uses alot of brake
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Originally Posted by hakmazter View Post
Are you planning on racing? Is there anyone at your track that will let you take a lap or 2 with each perspective vehicle?

1/10 are more fragile unless you get a mini 1/8 style one like Durango or Caster.

1/10 are twitchier and harder to drive.

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Ahh , I`ve seen the Durango cars break just as easily as the rest . Be nice to have the Caster to test and see how it holds up
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Originally Posted by zanernator View Post
Dont me jc told me that he uses alot of brake
Just because he using a lot of brake doesn`t mean that is how the cars have to be driven . Everyone has different driving styles and your basing off one person . I rarely ever use brake in my XXX-CR as well as others .
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how come one person is saying 1/10 has more upkeep and the other is say 1/8 has more?


Originally Posted by R-E-A-P-E-R- View Post
More than your driving style it depends on your wallet

If you dont have money dont get an eighth scale.

The upkeep is 10 times that of a 1/10 scale
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Are you planning on racing? Is there anyone at your track that will let you take a lap or 2 with each perspective vehicle?

1/10 are more fragile unless you get a mini 1/8 style one like Durango or Caster.

1/10 are twitchier and harder to drive.

Which is more popular in your area?
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Nah. Every car needs brakes Only XXX-CR is more understeer so need to be set right ( I found it understeer at exits with throttle). Anyway I think that 2wd is really a drivers class as cars wont forgive you nothing. If you brake too much or accelerate too much you will lose. In 4WD buggys you still have chance to get out from your faults and it looks like a mess on track then... But also 4wd needs skill but its less common.
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Originally Posted by wantboost View Post
how come one person is saying 1/10 has more upkeep and the other is say 1/8 has more?
No, hakmaster said 1/10 buggies are more fragile, meaning you'll break more parts, especially if you're a noob. Reaper said 1/8 buggies cost more to upkeep, which is true. Tires cost more. Rebuilding shocks cost more. Maintaining the three diffs cost more, etc. And when you do break a part, the parts cost more, etc...

Pick your poison. A 1:10 buggy that is difficult to drive and breaks easily or a 1:8 buggy that is built like a tank and very easy to drive, but needs a lot of cash to maintain. Some good compromises are 1:10 short course trucks and 1:10 stadium trucks.
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If your new to R/C I`d get a 1/10 stadium truck or 1/10 short course truck as mentioned . 2wd and even 4wd buggy can be a handful for a newbie .
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SC is a good starting point for a new driver. I started with one a few months ago. It's generally more durable and easier to drive than a buggy. Once I was comfortable with the SC, I moved to 2wd buggy because I wanted to actually learn how to drive, and spend some time tuning. Moving to 2wd buggy has increased my skill level tenfold, especially driving an asshappy Cougar.

I've decided to give 4wd a try and will be taking my Durango for it's first laps this week.
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