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Old 04-06-2005, 11:47 PM   #1
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Default On Road Racer looking into Off road racing.

I've started with Nitro 10th and 8th scales gp and 10 and 12th ep on road. What would you suggest what class and kit to get that would suit an on roader easily into off roading?
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I'd say get a 1/10 4WD kit. The BJ4 form www.jconcepts.net is a really good alternative. Throw in a 10x2 and you'll have a blast with it!
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I'd say since you have the engine and driving experience, get a 1/8th scale buggy. There is always somewhere to race them, and they can take the punishment.
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The BJ4 looks nice but I wonder how durable the carbon fiber chassis and parts are. I've been thinking about getting a buggy. What chassis and motor combo would you recommend that'll be cost effective?
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If you've got the cash, just go with XRay, Kyosho, or Mugen right off the bat. The Jammin car looks good too. If you want something fun that won't break the bank, check out some of OFNA's RTRs.
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get a b4 or bk2, any good mod motor probably want a V2, its a totally differnt driving style than running onroad, but you have to be smooth like running 12th mod

edit: i saw cost effective in there, i personally ran many a speed gems motor running mod 2wd and did just fine, dont go cheap in a kit tho, get a factory team or a bk2, you will regret if you dont
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I've started with Nitro 10th and 8th scales gp and 10 and 12th ep on road. What would you suggest what class and kit to get that would suit an on roader easily into off roading?

you are used to the power, speed, and 4wheel drive of onroad cars (except the 12th of course). but going to offroad, i suggest you get a 1/8th buggy. it's the only one that is close to onroad. it got the speed, power, 4 wheel drive just like onroad.
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trust me dont get a 4wd electric car, there fun and all but not many places have races with them. if you live around a lot of outdoor tracks i would recomend a nitro car 1/10 truck or 1/8 buggy. if there are indoor tracks i would recommend getting a 1/10 buggy
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you are used to the power, speed, and 4wheel drive of onroad cars (except the 12th of course). but going to offroad, i suggest you get a 1/8th buggy. it's the only one that is close to onroad. it got the speed, power, 4 wheel drive just like onroad.
You are totally right on. I'm thinking about getting a Mayhem Pro.
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I agree with crazi,
I would suggest you first find a place to race, and then see which class/vehicles they run. It's easy to buy a car, it is almost impossible to buy a track and racers to race against

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Very true. I'll go to RESCUE and see who runs what. Thanks.
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2wd buggies... b4 or bk2 It would make a change from what you're used to and be more of a challenge.
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im also looking into getting into offroad and a friend has a brand new xxx buggy for sale, worth getting or should i save up for a b4?? just gonna do local for a while as im still heavy into the onroad scene
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T4 or B4? Which is better and why? Or is it like apples and oranges?
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I would say visit the track and see what is big. If you see that nitro and electric are both run and have good amount of racers, see how the track is maintained. Some tracks don't do enough work to keep the track in electric buggy friendly running condition, and those 1/8 scales beat the crap out of the track.

If that looks like what is happening and I wanted to do electric, you will just need to get a Stadium truck. Buggies can be made to work on that, but, it is a real pain and they do take a beating.

as for going gas, 1/8 scale seems to be the hot thing, also monster truck racing. I would probably go with 1/8 scale buggy if doing nitro.

4wd electric buggy can be a great and fun class but is just now starting to pick up with all the latest vehicles being released, if it looks like this class would interest you, make sure you feel ok with running with low turn out at times unless you track has a great support for it.
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