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Old 06-12-2011, 10:32 PM
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Thinking of getting a 10th scale 4X4 and would like to discuss pluses and minuses of the different buggies on the market.

Consider the following:
  1. Best handling.
    Easiest to tune.
    Durability.
    Maintenance.
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Thinking of getting a 10th scale 4X4 and would like to discuss pluses and minuses of the different buggies on the market.

Consider the following:
  1. Best handling.
    Easiest to tune.
    Durability.
    Maintenance.
Kyosho Lazer FS2 meets all of your above criteria to a tee
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Go old school.. Losi xx4 ftw
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Originally Posted by TailsNeon556 View Post
Kyosho Lazer FS2 meets all of your above criteria to a tee
agreed for the most part. Parts availability is a big thing for me., and I like my AE cars for that reason (44.1 & 4.1). That said, there's nothing like a K-Car.
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Originally Posted by Sonora View Post
Thinking of getting a 10th scale 4X4 and would like to discuss pluses and minuses of the different buggies on the market.

Consider the following:
  1. Best handling.
    Easiest to tune.
    Durability.
    Maintenance.
Frankly, I think the last thing a new person to the hobby needs is a 4wd buggy. Not the best intro to all this in my opinion.
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This is a typical question for a new racer and a good one!

Always check at your local track and see what your fellow racers are running. remember its easier to ask questions and advice from racers who have had experiance.

And stay with the Typical 3 brands. AE,Losi,Kyosho maybe Durango Cars today are just about created equal. its all 90% driver!

You put a Walmart brand car in Jerod Tebo's hands and id still put my money on him!
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This is a typical question for a new racer and a good one!

Always check at your local track and see what your fellow racers are running. remember its easier to ask questions and advice from racers who have had experiance.

And stay with the Typical 3 brands. AE,Losi,Kyosho maybe Durango Cars today are just about created equal. its all 90% driver!

You put a Walmart brand car in Jerod Tebo's hands and id still put my money on him!
+1 and the 1/10 4wd buggy class can be hit and miss at some tracks, so just check out what everyone else runs and get into that class. 4wd is a tough class to start out in as well.
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Go old school.. Losi xx4 ftw
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The XX4 was a good car. They can usually be had for less than $100 on ebay and parts are still available through losipartshouse. They are a bit fragile though so anyone running one should keep a spare set of a-arms or two and maybe a couple of shock towers.
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xx4 is a FAST car, but has a GLASS front end, stuff a pipe on the sweeper and goodbye arm!....there are mods to beef up the front end on the xx4 but it's still a hassle to keep it on the track, Schumacher medium flex arms are a must have if you are still racing this car....who wants to mess with belt drive when their are much more efficient / intuitive drivetrains available?? I mean a belt drive is not watch building but they are a PITA.....I would go with a Kyosho zx5 FS2 as they are a dream to drive and they are very durable, I hav broken one part after 4 weekends of racing and TONS of practice...........JMO
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All 4X4 cars are fragile, but for durability the Kyosho wins hands down, no need to lightly sand and glue the edges of the shock towers like on the B44.1 to keep it from fraying. Plus big bores... makes all the difference as far as handling goes.
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I would encourage you if your a beginer to start with a 2wd buggy. If you can master that class you can master anything. And unless your track is supper huge! Id throw a 17.5 stock motor run it boosted if you want in both the stock and mod class get some track time.
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Frankly, I think the last thing a new person to the hobby needs is a 4wd buggy. Not the best intro to all this in my opinion.
Who said I was new?

Started racing in the 80s and raced everything 10th scale including Schumacher 4X4 to on road and oval.

Reentered the hobby last year with a Kyosho MP9 TkI 2 which is still my favorite.

Got a 22 and just didn't like it so now I have an RB5 and like it real well. Also did my first race last weekend with this and a new Dingo SC 4X4.

I like buggy the best and love my 1/8 scale nitro but there is more to this than just one class.

PS. I know about the driver thing as I kind of suck at this point but know how to improve. Its called structured practice. I do have certain car caricaturists preferences and the K cars seem to like me and I like them.

Thanks for all the help.
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[QUOTE=Sonora;9249088

Got a 22 and just didn't like it so now I have an RB5 and like it real well. [/QUOTE]
What didn't you like about the 22?
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I've driven a few and they feel long. I like the way by B4 and RB5 rotated much better. That said, I'd love to try a mid-motor setup.
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