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Old 08-01-2014, 09:52 AM
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Okay, so I know this question will get subjective opinions as opposed to objective facts. And that's cool. I'm looking to get into the 1/10 4wd buggy class, and wondering what the top of the line kit is these days. I love my Tekno stuff, and would totally buy one if they made a 1/10 buggy (but they don't, do nevermind).

The obvious one I am looking at is the TLR 22-4, but would love to get multiple opinions. To me, the "best" 1/10 buggy is as much about durability as it is about speed/handling. So please provide your opinions knowing that durability is of equal importance as driving ability.

Thanks for the advice!
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Old 08-01-2014, 10:04 AM
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Since you mention durability you may want to check out the Xray XB4. I recently got back into things and have found this car to be super durable and competitive. I've always been an associated guy too. Was also looking at the TLR car before getting turned onto the xray.

Good luck and have fun!
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Old 08-01-2014, 10:08 AM
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Anything that looks like an AE B44 but is more durable.

Hotbodies and Xray seem to be that.
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If I were to buy a new 4wd 10th buggy it would either be the b44.3 or the X-ray. Leaning slightly towards the b44.
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I've owned a LOT of different 4x4 buggies including the xray, associated, and a tamiya db. I've raced along with almost all the others. The only car that took the beating and kept going was my Schumacher K1.

Associated/Kyosho zx5 were the ones always breaking.

I now currently own a db01rr and a lazer zx6.
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D413, DEX410v4, XB4, K1 Aero, Team C TM4 (this one is REALLY interesting in that it combines many top features from various cars in a single platform).

While the Associated wheeler has racked up countless wins, it can break, but I wouldn't call it brittle.

I run a 410v3 and it is a solid car and had no issues until I ran into a pipe at speed that caught the front wheel nut flush and the arm snapped, it was a B-Spec Arm. At the time only A-spec times were in stock anywhere so I bought 2 sets and they all snapped, one after the other. The A-spec arms used a set screw to hold the hinge pins and it placed a bit of sprung tension on the ends and when you'd hit something it would snap with little effort. The B-Spec arms remedy this issue and the car is as durable as anything else, less maybe the D413.

Personally after getting a Hobby-Pro PRS1, I am eagerly awaiting the release of their HB401.
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D413, 22-4... in that order. have driven both alot. dont waste your money on anything else.
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Originally Posted by JasonR/C View Post
D413, 22-4... in that order. have driven both alot. dont waste your money on anything else.
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The 22-4 is the heaviest wheeler currently and is therefore not as durable as one would've hoped. It's a great car otherwise.
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But with the folks starting to do the shorty conversion (which is pretty simple), it would reduce the weight by 80 or so grams. I think the 22-4 is still heavier but much closer to others.
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TM4 takes a beating and is well balanced. I think you'd like it. Also runs a shorty, which is nice. Lighter than a b44.2.
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you want durable? get a D413. I can bump many SCT's of the track and dont break anything on my buggy.
I drive one hard for 4 months now. nothing broke
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I'm in the market for a 4wd buggy. I've narrowed it down to the d413 vs zx6. I'm back and forth between the two. D413 has great reviews on durability. Zx6 is new but looks much more durable then the old zx5.

It comes down to if I want gear diffs vs zx6 ball diffs though k is making gear diffs but the center is a slipper. Tough....
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the d413 and XB4 are the new frontier. durango third. the others, meh.
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I think I have "narrowed" it down to three options: D413, 22-4, XB4.

Reading the specs, am I correct that the XB4 is substantially lighter than the others?

Decisions, decisions. Any Tekno guys run one of the above for 1/10 scale class?
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