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Old 03-02-2005, 09:57 PM   #1
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I found the B4 at tower hobbies for 165, i want to BUILD it, yet I have only built one other car in my life and that was a Tamiya M-Chassis...For a beginner and not a hard core racer yet what would you recommend to complete my set?

1)ESC?

2)MOTOR?


3)RADIO


4)high torque servo


I REally don't know which motor to get, I don't know if the 15 dollar Team associated RTR motor is good. And I'm not sure how to complement a ESC with motor.
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Old 03-02-2005, 10:03 PM   #2
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The 15t motor that comes with the kit is for messing around and a serious stock motor is just as fast and you'll be able to race in a stcok class too. The rest is up to pocketbook, plans in future and if you're planning to race. Since you're starting go with stock and gain skills. The motor will be done by the time you want to change classes, if ever.
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Old 03-02-2005, 11:25 PM   #3
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but i thought the kit doesn't come with a motor
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Pick up a Pk2 or a Monster Stock motor from trinity.

Second check Ebay for a Explorer II ESC. Not the best but is forward only and it will handle a stock motor and is cheap on the wallet. The radio is somewhere that I believe you dont want to slack. But assuming your budget is still tight. Check ebay for where you can find a Radio that came from a losi or associated RTR vehicle. I say this because these 2 company's RTR radio equip. is considerably better, IMO. This will run you all in all if your patient another 150 bucks, mabey. Not bad for an entry level B4. I would also look into a used XXX-KE on Ebay. You will find one cheap since its the older model, but its still competitive for someone of your skill level.
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Old 03-02-2005, 11:53 PM   #5
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http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...960448356&rd=1

Thats 160 dollars Buy it Now AND it has quality ESC and good servo. Thats a steal!

Heres another, its RTR

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...960612203&rd=1
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I would recommend starting with a new kit if you haven't build that particular kit before or have little experience building. Also, you don't have to deal with someone elses problems or worry about the condition of the vehicle.

Main thing is you shop around for prices if you are going to do the online thing. I like ultimatehobbies as they have pretty good prices on things, especially if you call in. here is there website www.ultimatehobbies.com and they have free shipping I believe on orders over $50 .

Not sure what you want in an ESC, I run the Tekin G-10 which was a steal when they had the refurbished units for $50. They do sell the G12IIIc for $60. A great racing ESC. Other ESCs that I like for say bashing and light racing would be the mc230CR or MC330CR. The MC230CR can take down to a 20 turn motor ( ran 19T on it and it was fine ) and the MC330CR I believe can do 13 turns. Both have 6V bec which means you have max power to your servos so you get more torque and faster transit times out of them. Also, they have reverse which can be locked out as well and they are tiny.

For radio, there are alot of different units out there that work well. If you can afford it, get one that is FM. I like the Airtronics MX3, great radio for the money.

For motors, if bashing, a 19T motor like the Reedy Quad Mag is a fun bash motor that is quite fast and some tracks have classes for them as well. They run a 19T buggy class in a city about 2 hrs from me that was quite popular. I like the Quad Mag so much I run it in my Academy SB 4wd buggy in the mod class when things get really bad or you can take advantage of a more powerful unit.

If you want a stock motor, the Trinity P2k2 would be the best for balance between RPM and torque, the Monster is more RPMish and the P2k is more torque based. Orion Core is another good torque choice.

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visit www.all-starhobbies.com they stock plenty of B4 parts & hop-ups. As well as everything else you need to get it running.
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thAnks everyone for ur responses!
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