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tamiya sand viper or baja king

Old 12-01-2008, 10:25 PM
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Default tamiya sand viper or baja king

Hi
Which car do you think is best for my first rc car.
I was leaning towards the Baja king because its 4wd but im still not sure.

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Old 12-01-2008, 10:29 PM
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Default RE: tamiya sand viper or baja king

Ive never owned either of these but the baja king looks like a better basher.
Old 12-02-2008, 09:24 AM
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Default RE: tamiya sand viper or baja king

I have 2 Baja Champs. It's the same car as the Baja king with a different body. They are great cars, very strong and reasonably fast right out of the box. You should consider bearing to be a must have upgrade. The change in performance is huge. I don't have experience with the sand viper.
Old 12-02-2008, 09:46 AM
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Default RE: tamiya sand viper or baja king

You can't go wrong with Tamiya no matter which one you pick.
Old 12-02-2008, 03:54 PM
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Default RE: tamiya sand viper or baja king

Meh my ex-m8 lol used to have a baja champ, looked horrid... forgot to paint body... anyways its pretty good... motor gets hot so dunno what to do for that, dunno about sand viper...
Old 12-02-2008, 06:15 PM
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Default RE: tamiya sand viper or baja king

both lol, the baja champ would be easyer to drive (4WD = not as many spin outs on dirt) but the sand viper would be easyer to build
Old 12-02-2008, 09:00 PM
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Default RE: tamiya sand viper or baja king

I've owned a sand viper, it was my second rc car.

It's a great basher, very durable, and handles reasonably well, it would not be a bad choice for a first rc. My only issue with it was parts avabilility (sp?) unless I'm looking in the wrong places I can't find to many parts for it, which can become a serious problem in the long run (IDK though, rcmart probably has a bunch of stuff for it). Nonetheless it was a great buggy and I am starting to regret selling it.
Old 12-03-2008, 09:06 AM
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Default RE: tamiya sand viper or baja king

DT02-MS instead of sand viper.
Old 12-03-2008, 10:17 AM
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Default RE: tamiya sand viper or baja king

I own both the Baja King and Desert Gator (same as sand viper). They are both fun cars. The Baja King is easier to drive because its 4wd and a little slower. It will go through tall grass where the 2WD wont. If you are mainly driving on dirt, or pavement, the Sand viper is a fun car, and a little faster. If I am just going outsde to goof around I tend to pick the Desert Gator. My wife and Daughter always pick the Baja King. Good luck with your new R/C !
Old 12-03-2008, 11:50 PM
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Default RE: tamiya sand viper or baja king

Dylan, what are you doing looking at cars ? have you finished that 16" mono yet ?
As the other replies have said, they are both good cars and were in my top 3 of cars to choose when I bought recently.
The big consideration is 2wd or 4wd.
I have a Tamiya DF-03 Dark Impact that is 4wd, well at the moment it is Rwd only ( waiting on front dog bones )
It is a blast to drive in 2wd but only on a good grippy surface, otherwise it is doughnut city. [sm=thumbup.gif]
keep you eye on T-me as there are always plenty of buggies to choose from.
I get the feeling that mid to late January may be a bit of a bonanza on there with lots of unwanted / unused / broken xmas pressies.
Then I'll be looking for a donor(s) for a crawler project.
Old 12-04-2008, 04:01 AM
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Default RE: tamiya sand viper or baja king

Oh hey Simon. I still have to order some props from America and I havent got around to making that coupler yet.
When I get it finished ill start a thread in the boat forum.
In the mean time I have been looking at getting an rc car. Yea theres a couple of cheep ones on T-me but im not sure of there quality
but i will keep a look out.
Old 12-04-2008, 04:14 PM
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Default RE: tamiya sand viper or baja king

I was looking at this one but im unsure of its quality. Does anyone know if its any good?
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Toys-models...-191598578.htm

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Old 12-05-2008, 03:26 AM
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Default RE: tamiya sand viper or baja king

I would give that one a miss Dylan.
You really want to be looking at Tamiya, Kyosho, or HSP (some will say no to this one)
If you think that 2wd or rear wheel drive is the go then there are a few good deals on some Traxxas buggies on T-me if you have alook about.
I am no expert as to what is the best buggy but I do have a good idea of what parts are available localy.
Keep looking and let us see what you you are keen on and see if it is a god deal.
Always keen to help.

Cheers, Simon.

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