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Old 01-09-2006, 06:13 AM   #16
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If your Local track runs electric buggies, then get one right away! (But if most are trucks and fewer buggies, still get a buggy! )
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Old 01-09-2006, 07:53 PM   #17
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I think i know what your driving ...... ha
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Old 01-09-2006, 08:11 PM   #18
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I drove a buddies BK2 and was sold. I ended up buying two different Buggies. I have my ruck but haven't run it since the end of 2004 season. That was just to be a filler class. I far prefer the buggies.


That being said, I like the 4wd better than the 2wd. More forgiving but faster around the track. My old XXX will do stuff that my BK2 won't, especially on rough tracks but the BK2 is more than capable.

I still have my RC10 gold pan from a long time ago. I was never really impressed with the AE then, still aren't. I'm Losi for the forseeable future.
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Old 01-10-2006, 10:01 AM   #19
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I see that you are from Wisconsin, and I'm asuming that you(if you get an off road car/truck) will be running at Trackside. Since I race there almost every week, I can tell you that the Associated B4 is the buggy of choice, and the Losi MF2 is the truck of choice for Scotty's tracks. We have been getting a large turn-out for Thursday night club racing the past few months, so you should be able to race either one or both on any Thursday night. For example, the Thursday before New Years, we had 83 racers in attendance, enough for 14 heats. That was enough for 7 classes of cars, sporstman, stock buggy, stock truck(this is by far the largest class), brushless truck, mod buggy, mod truck, and mod 4 wheel drive.

I personally have a B4 and a T4, and I love both of them. Parts are readilly available, and both do extremely well for me on the track. I got the B4 team kit and assembled it myself, and I bought the T4 off of Ebay for $70 bucks. So, stop on up at Trackside Thursday night, and check out the scene.
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I'd get away from the b3 t3 thing and go with a b4 or t4. you can get those off ebay for a little more but you'll get a better kit. The losi kits are going for a little bit more. I run both the b4 and t4, both are great kits. the t4 like most trucks over buggies are a little easier to drive. But definatly spend a little more and go with the b4 or t4.
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So, stop on up at Trackside Thursday night, and check out the scene.
yah i've been planning on checking it out this thurs...
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I'd get away from the b3 t3 thing and go with a b4 or t4.
is there really that much of a difference between the two models? For someone looking to mess around and practice and race once and awhile... dont you think the B3, T4, older Losi ones would be fine? The newer models are well over 100 on ebay and the older ones can be had for alot less...
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Well, I can't really explain to you what the difference is since I personally have never owned a B3/T3. However, I do know that a few T3's still pop up from time to time at the track, and seem to run fairly well. But I have never seen a B3 in a race. If it has to come down to cash, then you either have to be patient, and wait for a good deal on a T4/B4(remember, I found my T4 on Ebay for $70, so they are out there for under $100) or go with the older T3/B3.

I would also suggest looking through the for sale section of this forum. I took about ten minutes, and was able to find some pretty good deals on T4's, like this one...

http://www.rctech.net/forum/showthread.php?t=96339

Sure, it might be the RTR version, but in the short run, it would work fine, and would allow you to see if you really wanted to dive head first into off-road RC racing.
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Old 01-12-2006, 09:54 PM   #24
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Hey Buck, the trucks really out numbered the buggies tonight..... were you running?
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Yeah, I ran stock buggy and stock truck. I ran decent with my buggy, finished 4th. The truck was running really good, but I got caught in a pile up on the first lap of the A-main, and couldn't catch back up. Subsequently, I finished 6th.

Trucks always out number buggies at Trackside. Stock truck is by far the most popular class.
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I am happy to say I have a new RC10T4 kit on the way...
it was only $85 shipped..
He said it was the team kit.... still waiting to here back if he meant Factory Team...
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