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Old 02-25-2016, 05:27 PM
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I have been wanting a buggy seince I first started club racing at my local track. I race 2 wd super stock sct but the buggy classes at my track are 17.5 stock buggy with no mod and mod 4 wd buggy with no stock. What do you recommend.

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Old 02-25-2016, 08:33 PM
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You will hear a lot of opinions. 17.5 stock class isn't necessarily a beginners class as everyone is looking for the edge whether it be weight, speed, power, all the above.

I've been contemplating 4wd as well and from what I've read it's a lot easier to drive and handle even if it is mod. Mod isn't about speed, it's the most consistent and best handling that will win the race.
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Old 02-25-2016, 08:54 PM
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I'd say try both and see what you like better and make sure that the class you pick is popular so it doesn't die out when you have the buggy.
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I'm interested in 4wd so I am looking to see what others think. I am an Associated guy buy have read good things about the 22-4 and even better things about the new Dex410V5. Also I hear the X-ray chassis' do great in carpet.
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Old 02-26-2016, 05:16 AM
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If you want to become a better driver 2wd is the go. You have to learn how to use less traction. It's cheaper too, less tyre wear.

More rewarding for me. Though stock can become expensive to ensure you have a decent motor. I'm not at the front but I also want to know I have the same grunt as the fast guys. I use a schuurspeed v3 which is just as fast as everyone else (down the straights at least) My Tekin redline gen3 is great in my 4wd stock as well. There are other popular fast motors too. Trinity, team powers, etc...

Importantly, think about the car you will love to drive. Make sure whatever you choose keeps calling you back for more.
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I think i am going to run 4 wd. I will have the ability to run my sct in 13.5 class and put the mod motor in the buggy.
For club racing and for bigger events i can run 13.5 4 wd buggy and mod sct.

I think i am going to get a 22-4 as i am a big losi fan. I have also herd good things on sct world about it.
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I drive a 22 3.0 and a B44.2. I have not had much wheel time in quite awhile, and have only really driven the 3.0 maybe 6 times, so for whatever this is worth. I really enjoy driving the B44.2. I've got a 5.5 in it. It's a fun car to drive. I have not driven anything else, so I do not really have anything to compare to, but I really enjoy driving that car.

I think a lot of that has to do with just being a 4wd vehicle. It is easier to drive than the other 2wd buggies I have driven. Crap, 2wd ST's as well. 2wd is fun, but you are coming from 2wd SC, so you should already have a basic understanding for throttle control. 2wd buggy, may be a pretty easy switch for you.

That all being said, if I was to only drive one class, it would be 4wd.. I'm sure of it.
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Im really not sure which way im gonna go. What ever i get it will be a losi. 4 wd has a huge number of guys who race that at my track. 2 wd still has a modest size class as well. ThaT being said i am leaning toward 2 wd strictly becaues its cheaper to get and coming form 2 wd sct i wont have to switch driving styles.
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Originally Posted by Volition View Post
Importantly, think about the car you will love to drive. Make sure whatever you choose keeps calling you back for more.
This.

I've run both over the past 30 years but my first RC car in 1986 was a 4WD Kyosho buggy and that is still what I race today. 4WD with a big-ass motor is awesome. Some people like finesse (2WD) while others like brute force....
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Im gonna get the 2 wd unless i get a great deal on a 4 wd buggy roller... Like less than $150.
I have a very tight buget. And being a kid it is hard to earn money.
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And being a kid it is hard to earn money.
No it's not. You just have to work for it. I largely paid my own way at 12 years old. I shoveled a lot of snow, cut a lot of grass and cleaned a lot of shit for not a ton of money but I made it work.
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Here in michigan i run apex landscaping and recently made 70 bucks snowblowing 4 driveways and plowing a large lot with my nebihor.
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Here in michigan i run apex landscaping and recently made 70 bucks snowblowing 4 driveways and plowing a large lot with my nebihor.
There you go. Keep it up. Set a goal and start saving for it. It took me about a year on average to save up enough to buy a new car back then (since I was buying $400-$500 kits back in the 1980s).
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IMO I became a better driver by driving a 2wd buggy. I started stock 17.5 and I love it. Very competitive class but our track shut down and dropped a mod motor into it and still a lot of fun to drive. BTW I ha a VBC Firebolt DM buggy and it was one of the fastest stock buggys in my track. Now I own a DEX210v3 and I love it. Ill say get a 2wd buggy is cheaper and bigger class in most tracks.
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I have it narrowed down to losi 22 2.0 3.0 a losi 22-4 or a hot bodies d413.
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