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Old 07-27-2014, 03:49 PM
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I am thinking about getting into 1/10 2wd buggy and wanted to get your opinions on what you think is the most durable of buggy out of the top brands?
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I would have to say the tlr 22 is the most durable buggy out there. Having looked over the new b5/b5m, I have to say that it is actually starting to look pretty good as well. I wasn't sure at first, but it seems very good.

The b5 line is cheap as well, so you can hop up basically everything and still be under the price of a rb6.
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2wd xb4 for me no questions from a 22 2.0 owner. The 22 is surprisingly sturdy but I did break some arms and hubs and one front tower. My xb4 (the 4wd which is 90%+ the 2wd) hit several time walls (and fast) with absolutely no breakages. The xb4 had a reputation of having problems with the conical gears but since the 2014 it appears to not have this issue and my 2014 is still perfectly fine. The nickname for my xb4 is "the tank" .

B5 I don't have any experience but usually there's a lot of shops who holds spares which is a good argument for it.
I own a kf which is holding pretty well so far (2 months) but comes pricey when you add hop ups (which some are really too useful and shouldn't be an option) and very few shops.
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Xray XB4 2wd is one of, if not, the toughest out there.
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Most of the current models are very durable, I personally chose the Serpent SRX-2 as it's rock solid (hudy spring steel, high quality plastic etc) and almost infinitely adjustable out of the box.

I couldn't say it's the most durable as I've not had first hand experience with any of the others. Most opinions you get here are going to be biased toward what each individual already owns. You're probably best to go down to your local track, find the most friendly, helpful person there and get whatever they're running.
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It's been a few years since I had a 22 but its not nearly as durable as RB6 or b5/b5M. I have both versions of both cars and haven't broken either. The new cars coming out are pretty amazing in that respect. The guy that convinced me to buy the B5 has never broken his either. You're more likely to wear something out than break it. I had such bad experiences with the drivetrain parts on the 22 that I will never buy TLR again. The 22 just flat wore out drives out in couple weeks...I had pins coming out of the dog bones and axles bending and breaking everytime out. The TLR plastic was ok. The only thing that broke more than once was the rear bulkhead.
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The TeamC tc02 evo has proven to be a very durable buggy. I don't remember the last time i had a part fail on mine
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Worlds re-re is pretty bomber.
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Nothing is durable hitting a stationary object at high speeds. That's the biggest issue that people have.
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RB6 if you have the cash. B5 series if you don't.
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I just upgraded from the B4.0 to the Losi 22 2.0 and the Losi is far more durable. No breaks after 3 weeks. I cannot speak for any other cars. Personally if I were you I would not worry about durability. Pick a car for performance and just buy the parts. If you break something it costs a fraction of the total cost of the vehicle. I think it is a lot better to have what you want than to worry about spending $5 here and there.
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Yokomo b-max2. Super durable..
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all of them are durable enough. But the RB6 with upgraded steering rack and hinge pin holders is bomb proof.
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I'll have to throw my support of the RB6 in. My son and I have had these cars for a few months and the only thing that has broke has been the rear shock eyelets and that's because Tebos setup has you unscrew them a few turns. I am by no means a smooth driver so this has been a nice change coming from my B4.2. As a matter of fact I had my ESC glitch on me, full wood down the straight, running mod 7.0 hit the wall and only broke my inner hinge pins, not even the a arms!!!
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I can only speak for the AE B5 Series and the Durango 210. Although I don't crash very often, I'd say both are almost equally durable and even harder impacts normally don't result in a DNF...
Hinge pins a prone to bend in crashes at the DEX - in that area the B5 is definitely the tougher car.
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