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Old 09-26-2013, 04:17 AM
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One of the main reason 4wd 1/10 is dead is because of the amount of maintenance they have required. Ball diffs and belt drive is the same old same old.

Electric 8th scale is off the hook here, not because they are the most suitable 4x4 vehicles for indoors, but because they are nearly maintenance free, and uber user friendly. Many, such as myself, would consider getting a 1/10 4x4 because they ARE more suitable indoors, but not if we are forced to endure the maintenance of ball diffs and belt drive. We ditched all that jazz once, and are not likely to return.
1/8 is popular because they're retarded fast, as close to indestructible as possible, and will tolerate the operators poor maintenance habits. There is absolutely nothing wrong with belts and ball diffs in a lighter vehicle. As for your other comment, people would consider them if they learned how to drive within their skill levels, with motors appropriate for said skill, and who actually enjoyed working on their vehicles. People only "ditched that jazz" because they were lazy, not because the performance wasnt there

As for battery layouts, youre stuck with saddles given the monoque design it looks like.
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The XX-4 was without a doubt the best 4wd car of it's generation. It's actually still competitive now. The issue with the car was always durability. With the improvement in technology, I would have to assume these issues have been handled.

Make no mistakes, this car should be, and probably will be, an amazing performer. I haven't owned a 4wd buggy since the original xx4 was out. I can tell you now that I will have this one.
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Spoke to Todd Hodge about it at the track last night, he was really excited to see what everyone thought. Xx4 was always my favorite car to drive. With today's technology in the manufacturing - I can't wait to drive it.
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Gotta love the haters!! Tyler's car is ordered!! I hope the class blows up around here now like 2wd mod has!!
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Originally Posted by madweazl View Post
1/8 is popular because they're retarded fast, as close to indestructible as possible, and will tolerate the operators poor maintenance habits. There is absolutely nothing wrong with belts and ball diffs in a lighter vehicle. As for your other comment, people would consider them if they learned how to drive within their skill levels, with motors appropriate for said skill, and who actually enjoyed working on their vehicles. People only "ditched that jazz" because they were lazy, not because the performance wasnt there

As for battery layouts, youre stuck with saddles given the monoque design it looks like.
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Nice!

Looking at the photo at the top of the losi product page i thought the car was pointing to the right, not the left, then i saw the giant wing.
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I hope the class sucks until I get back to the states in two years, then it can blow up Undoubtedly be on the decline when I get back though
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Originally Posted by nicholasxuu View Post
why rebuild xx4 but not xxx4?
really? have you driven a xx4 and/or a xxx4? if you have you wouldn't be asking this question
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Awesome , I will be pre-ordering mine today !!!
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So with the release of the 22 2.0, who got their kits faster, those who pre-ordered from Horizon directly, or those who had their LHS order one for them?
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Was expecting a lot more from that. Looks good, but I can't say I'm impressed.
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48 guys on the thread before 8am EST LMAO!!!
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I can't wait to get mine!
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I think it looks great and cannot wait to build and run one!
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I like the body with the exception of the fin running down the rear center. Since many bodies are adopting it, I'm sure it aids with the handling but they look so goofy. At least they didnt go with total cab forward design that I think should be outlawed (I know an El Camino when I see one!).
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