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What to race? 2wd or 4wd buggy...


Old 01-10-2013, 10:50 PM
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Default What to race? 2wd or 4wd buggy...

I know the best thing is to try both and see which I like better but I was hoping some of you could tell me what each feels like to drive and the handling characteristics of each. Thanks.
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Old 01-10-2013, 11:04 PM
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4wd is forgiving. Not exactly easy to drive, but you can get away with much more.

If you're starting out, definitely start with 2wd buggy. Cheaper kit and less breakage. Plus you're guaranteed a class to race in.
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Old 01-10-2013, 11:25 PM
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Yeah stock 17.5 2x buggy if your new to racing. Most 4x4 classes are more suitable for advanced racers. Unless there's a 4x4 stock class..
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Why not run both? If you are only going to run one I would recommend 2wd. It's a much more common class. It's also cheaper to get started and you normally break less.
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I agree with everyone else. If your starting out and want to have a guaranteed class to race in buy a 2wd. I think the 4wd class will be way too fast for you to be able to jump right into as a beginner and have fun. The 4wd's are crazy fast running anywhere from a 4.5t to a 8.5t motor. I would try to find a 17.5 2wd class to start with and then as your skills progress move to a mod buggy class or 4wd mod buggy class.
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+1 for 2wd, you will improve your driving skills faster too, and throttle control.. As a side note: 2wd is cheaper.
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Is your track indoor or outdoor?
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