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Old 10-04-2013, 02:35 PM
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So I'm debating between the nimble racing of a Spec 2wd Buggy and the ram your mamma into the wall 4wd SCT's. Below are what I have picked out to build. Let me know if I'm on the right track or totally going the wrong direction. Should I be buying new or will used save me enough money to make it worth my while.

4wd SCT
Team Losi Racing TEN-SCTE 2.0 Competition 4WD Short Course Kit - $439.99
Tekin RX8 GEN2 1/8 Competition Brushless ESC - $219.99
Tekin Pro4 HD 4-Pole Brushless 550 Motor w/5mm Shaft (4,300kV) - $159.99
Savox SC-1258TG Standard Digital "High Speed" Titanium Gear Servo - $70.99
2-Pro-Line Hole Shot 2.2" M3 Truck Tires (2) - $33.98
Futaba 3PL 2.4GHz FHSS Radio System w/R2004GF Receiver - $114.98
Total $1,039.92

2wd Buggy
Team Associated Factory Team B4.2 2WD Competition Buggy Kit - $259.99
Reedy Sonic Mach 2 Spec Brushless Motor (17.5T) - $89.99
Speed Passion Reventon-R ESC Sensored (Blue) - $79.99
Savox SC-1257TG Digital "Super Speed" Titanium Gear Servo - $70.99
JConcepts Bar Codes V2 2.2 Rear Buggy Tires (Gold) (2) - $11.75
JConcepts Bar Codes 2.2 Front Buggy Tires (Green) (2) - $11.99
Futaba 3PL 2.4GHz FHSS Radio System w/R2004GF Receiver - $114.98
Total $547.70

Well with the price of things it looks like I should start with the buggy. Looks like I need a second job to support this new hobby.
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Old 10-04-2013, 02:52 PM
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Originally Posted by ForeverTwoWheel
So I'm debating between the nimble racing of a Spec 2wd Buggy and the ram your mamma into the wall 4wd SCT's. Below are what I have picked out to build. Let me know if I'm on the right track or totally going the wrong direction. Should I be buying new or will used save me enough money to make it worth my while.

4wd SCT
Team Losi Racing TEN-SCTE 2.0 Competition 4WD Short Course Kit - $439.99
Tekin RX8 GEN2 1/8 Competition Brushless ESC - $219.99
Tekin Pro4 HD 4-Pole Brushless 550 Motor w/5mm Shaft (4,300kV) - $159.99
Savox SC-1258TG Standard Digital "High Speed" Titanium Gear Servo - $70.99
2-Pro-Line Hole Shot 2.2" M3 Truck Tires (2) - $33.98
Futaba 3PL 2.4GHz FHSS Radio System w/R2004GF Receiver - $114.98
Total $1,039.92

2wd Buggy
Team Associated Factory Team B4.2 2WD Competition Buggy Kit - $259.99
Reedy Sonic Mach 2 Spec Brushless Motor (17.5T) - $89.99
Speed Passion Reventon-R ESC Sensored (Blue) - $79.99
Savox SC-1257TG Digital "Super Speed" Titanium Gear Servo - $70.99
JConcepts Bar Codes V2 2.2 Rear Buggy Tires (Gold) (2) - $11.75
JConcepts Bar Codes 2.2 Front Buggy Tires (Green) (2) - $11.99
Futaba 3PL 2.4GHz FHSS Radio System w/R2004GF Receiver - $114.98
Total $547.70

Well with the price of things it looks like I should start with the buggy. Looks like I need a second job to support this new hobby.
Get the buggy, it will make you a better driver in the long run. With 17.5 2wd buggy you're not going to be doing a lot of "point and shoot" driving. You're not going to muscle your way around the track with a stock buggy, from there you can move up to Mod 2wd for a completely different animal.
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4WD SCT is a ton of fun, also easier to drive. Dont get me wrong, if you get fast at 2wd, it will help a ton with SCT.

Edit: 4wd SCT hides alot of mistakes that you cant make in 2wd.

You also took the MSRP of everything.

I would suggest buying used and just doing the maintenance on it. You could get SCT way down if you pick up a used truck, and used electronics.

Your also forgetting batteries and a charger.
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Old 10-07-2013, 08:58 AM
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Thanks for the replys.
I have batteries and chargers so that's taken care of.
I'm still doing my homework but I'm leaning towards a buggy for my first build. I see lots of bartering at the track so maybe I can get into a truck cheaper than I thought. I have a Slash. I'll see what it'll take to make it competitive but, I'd kinda like to keep it stock it's a fun little basher and racer in the stock slash class.
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Originally Posted by ForeverTwoWheel
Thanks for the replys.
I have batteries and chargers so that's taken care of.
I'm still doing my homework but I'm leaning towards a buggy for my first build. I see lots of bartering at the track so maybe I can get into a truck cheaper than I thought. I have a Slash. I'll see what it'll take to make it competitive but, I'd kinda like to keep it stock it's a fun little basher and racer in the stock slash class.
At least when thinking in line with the 4WD SCT with that Pro4 4300, a bargain battery will puff up on you. You need one that can handle the discharge that motor will demand. Not sure what you have, but that should be a consideration if you go down that road. And FWIW, that 4300 on my MIP is just mad fast, but my little 17.5 22 is just more fun to run on the track. It does not get hot, it runs forever on a pack and with half the top end it does not take twice as long to get around the track by any means. It is just a nice balance of fun to drive.
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Don't forget a transponder.

You can find some great deals on used B4.2s for whatever reason...I picked one up for like $160 shipped on here and it was in better condition than my own B4.2 plus had a couple of hop ups. If you're going to get into racing consider having a few key spares on hand: front arms, and caster blocks for sure would be my suggestion if you go with the B4.2. They are cheap though.
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