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nick f
01-08-2007, 12:50 PM
I'm in the market for a new 2wd buggy, mostly backyard bashing but in the future I might want to go to the track and play, nothing serious.

I'm lookin at the Tamiya Sand Viper and the Duratrax Exader BX.

Can anyone give the pros and cons of each and which one is an actually a better buggy.

Personally I preferr to put the kit together but for the you can beat the price of the Evader RTR from Tower.

I really dont care much about the included ESC's I have an aftermarket one that I plan on putting in at a later date.

I'm lookin for mostly durability, driveability, qulaity of the kit, and speed.

Thanks in adavnaced

Nick F

Cicada
01-08-2007, 12:54 PM
havent heard much about the tamiya, but everyone seems to like the evader. good luck!

MarkieMark231
01-08-2007, 01:23 PM
I'm probably going to get flak for this, but whatever. The Evader BX is really a rock solid buggy. From all of my friends just grabbing one cheap when they started the hobby and even have one for bashing. There's nothing wrong with it.

broncobill
01-08-2007, 08:00 PM
The Baja 5B. It is just awesome. Check out the first video I posted in the general section, Pictures of your local tracks. Hassle free running. Once you tune your engine, that's pretty much it. 40 minute run times on a tank of gas ($2.16 @ gallon vs. $26 @ gallon nitro). I don't hardly ever run my MGT any more. it costs more at first, but well worth it.

z-man280
01-08-2007, 08:06 PM
B4.......

MarkieMark231
01-08-2007, 08:20 PM
The Baja 5B. It is just awesome. Check out the first video I posted in the general section, Pictures of your local tracks. Hassle free running. Once you tune your engine, that's pretty much it. 40 minute run times on a tank of gas ($2.16 @ gallon vs. $26 @ gallon nitro). I don't hardly ever run my MGT any more. it costs more at first, but well worth it.Correction $2.89 :p

broncobill
01-08-2007, 08:54 PM
Correction $2.89 :p

Is that low or high for you guys out there? $2.16 is rather low for us.

suckfish
01-08-2007, 09:45 PM
2.39 - 2.79 around here

BTE214
01-08-2007, 10:51 PM
I agree with z-man. B4 for sure

TunaCan Charlie
01-08-2007, 11:32 PM
The Baja 5B. It is just awesome. Check out the first video I posted in the general section, Pictures of your local tracks. Hassle free running. Once you tune your engine, that's pretty much it. 40 minute run times on a tank of gas ($2.16 @ gallon vs. $26 @ gallon nitro). I don't hardly ever run my MGT any more. it costs more at first, but well worth it.

I wish I could get gas for $2.16/gallon!!! :eek:

MarkieMark231
01-09-2007, 12:28 AM
Is that low or high for you guys out there? $2.16 is rather low for us.That is high for us...it just went up again. I thought you have to run with a 87 Octane Rating in the B5 :confused:

loopy
01-09-2007, 02:06 AM
B4, best 2wd out there

balang_479
01-09-2007, 04:55 PM
I wish I could get gas for $2.16/gallon!!! :eek:

Its 1.6$ for a litre here, so dont complain.... Thats 3.9 litres per gallon so

thats $6.24 per gallon in the EU and thats normal

MarkieMark231
01-09-2007, 05:05 PM
Its 1.6$ for a litre here, so dont complain.... Thats 3.9 litres per gallon so

thats $6.24 per gallon in the EU and thats normalOMG!! :eek: :eek: Thats insane!

TunaCan Charlie
01-09-2007, 06:55 PM
Its 1.6$ for a litre here, so dont complain.... Thats 3.9 litres per gallon so

thats $6.24 per gallon in the EU and thats normal

Yeah, but we've been trading American blood for those low prices...

broncobill
01-09-2007, 07:13 PM
That is high for us...it just went up again. I thought you have to run with a 87 Octane Rating in the B5 :confused:

Actually, I run camp stove fuel in mine. That's about 50-55 octane.

Let's see if I can explain this. When fuel is compressed, it gets more explosive. High performance engines have higher compression pistons. So they need a high octane fuel. The higher the octane, the slower it will burn, thus less explosive under compression. When a high performance engine runs a lower octane fuel, it pre-detonates, explodes before the piston hits TDC. That is the "ping" you can hear. The Baja has a lower compression engine in it. when I burn camp stove fuel, it burns more, and gives me better performance.

nick f
01-11-2007, 11:29 AM
Thanks to all for the replies. I decided on the Sand Viper for a couple of reasons

1) Familair with Tamiya qulaity and build.
2) Gear box and diff simplicity (heard a lot of problems with the Evader silpper clutch).
3) After looking through the DT-02 thread in the Offroad forum and seeing a video of a guy with his SV at a skate park doing insane jumps on a half pipe (can we say 20-30 feet in the air and landing on grass and concrete, then driving away with NO damage) that sold me.

Thanks to all
nick f.