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Old 09-08-2002, 04:41 PM
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Joe- I second your statements!! I got back into r/c the beginning of last year, and got a XX4WE about mid year. I took it to Jackson, MS and ran it in the State Chamionships race. I forget where I placed in the A main, but I was HOOKED!!! I have a XXXTMF and a XXX buggy, but for off road, my favorite is the 4WD buggy class. I tend to take my aggrssive on road driving style to the off road track with me, so the 4wd buggy really works well for me. I mean, not only is it the fastest electric class, but it's soooo much fun to be able to have all that power and still be controlable if you push it too hard once in a while. And for those of you who have never run the 4wd buggy class, you should try it!!! It's not like 2wd buggy at all!! I love it when I hit a big tabletop and adjust the attack angle of the car in the air!! When you do that to a 4wd car, it kinda weird when you're used to the way a 2wd adjusts because the 4wd rotates on the center axis of the chassis, not the back or rear since all four wheels are under power. Trust me, you just have to drive one to feel it...

I'm REALLY looking forward to the 4wdc class coming back!!! Heck, I'm so excited about it I'm gonna paint me a new body for my XX4WE after I catch up with the ones I'm working on now....lol
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Old 09-09-2002, 01:58 PM
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I don't race 4wd yet (only 2wd) but it won't be long until I get one. There are about the same number of 4wds as 2wds at my club so ther's plenty of competition and they look like so much fun to drive, especially when the 2wds are getting no grip and the 4wds are still flying round the track. I'm going to go for a XXX-4, maybe the graphite version if it comes out before I get impatient.
The top drivers at my local club race 4wd in the summer when there's very little grip for poor old 2wds but change to 2wd in the winter when there's more grip, it allows them to run both cars and those of us that aren't so good can do the opposite
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Old 09-09-2002, 02:37 PM
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I wonder how hard it would be to convert an MR4TC SP into a 4wd car like the BC if you could get the shocks like the new Factory BC has...?

You would need:
shocks
shock towers
front and rear arms
longer upper camber links
driveshafts (maybe just the longer dogbones?)
hub carriers
front bumper


Not including wheels, tires, body etc., what else would you need?

Since the SP is a lot narrower, I would probably attatch a piece of lexan to the bottom that would seal to the body to prevent dirt from entering...
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You can use a MX4 body with the under shell.
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Old 09-10-2002, 02:16 AM
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Originally posted by BigDogRacing
I wonder how hard it would be to convert an MR4TC SP into a 4wd car like the BC if you could get the shocks like the new Factory BC has...?

You would need:
shocks
shock towers
front and rear arms
longer upper camber links
driveshafts (maybe just the longer dogbones?)
hub carriers
front bumper


Not including wheels, tires, body etc., what else would you need?

Since the SP is a lot narrower, I would probably attatch a piece of lexan to the bottom that would seal to the body to prevent dirt from entering...
Out of that list, you wouldn't need the hub carriers, as the TC one's fit in the buggy arms.

You would need new front and rear bulkheads to mount the arms on.

You would need the hubs the wheels mount on.

Wing and wing mount.

Possibly the buggy hinge-pins for the arms.

Associated or Losi shocks would fit, because I'm not sure whether Yokomo have decided whether to put the Factory shocks in production - if not, you can use the Yoke Plastic one's, or those from the MX4.

The list of parts is quite long - in my book, it makes more sense to buy a BC or a second-hand MX4, and mix and match the best parts from the special with it.
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