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Old 03-25-2004, 11:30 AM   #2716
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thats what you get for wanting orange
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Old 03-25-2004, 11:34 AM   #2717
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thats what you get for wanting orange
the price we pay for toys...
now I'm glad I sold it for almost the same purchase price... and got the Pro4..much better car!
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Old 03-25-2004, 11:37 AM   #2718
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sad thing is you can get everything re anodized for under 50 bucks
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Old 03-25-2004, 11:47 AM   #2719
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the price we pay for toys...
Very true, very true.

Its funny, I paid around 300 for my Yok SD, and was absolutely disappointed in its fit/finish/quality control.Same goes for the FT TC3... I look at it this way:

Say you shell out 3 bills for a car. You should NOT have to dremel diff cases, arms, carriers etc, to get the car to work. Stuff like that should have been figured out by the manufacturers, before hand. I don't mind a little "hand fitting", but when you have to do a majority of the car; that is ridiculous.

Its a good thing that the Pro4 had NO problems with any of that.

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Old 03-25-2004, 12:11 PM   #2720
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Very true, very true.

Its funny, I paid around 300 for my Yok SD, and was absolutely disappointed in its fit/finish/quality control.Same goes for the FT TC3... I look at it this way:

Say you shell out 3 bills for a car. You should NOT have to dremel diff cases, arms, carriers etc, to get the car to work. Stuff like that should have been figured out by the manufacturers, before hand. I don't mind a little "hand fitting", but when you have to do a majority of the car; that is ridiculous.

Its a good thing that the Pro4 had NO problems with any of that.

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as long as there are molded parts there will be 'fit' issues.. to some degree.. ...that is just the way it is...


every kit i have owned and assembled has need a little trim in at least one place or another... most likely not the way the kit was designed, but just the way it comes out...

I personally think the YOK SD was one of the best i have assembled..

The PRO4 is also ...

all aside, i do feel your pain too..
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Old 03-25-2004, 12:15 PM   #2721
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Osherman all except for xray I build two kits and both were on the money fit and finish. perfect!!
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Osherman all except for xray I build two kits and both were on the money fit and finish. perfect!!
The quality and fit of the Xray is one of the best... looking forward to the Shaft 10th scale sedan to come out...
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Old 03-25-2004, 12:20 PM   #2723
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I do have to say though the nice thing about the Pro4 is that the way it was designed it doesnt need too much triming the arms are very free because the way the blocks are design to do the movement not the pin being stationary and the arm moving on it.
does that make sense
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Old 03-25-2004, 12:24 PM   #2724
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The quality and fit of the Xray is one of the best... looking forward to the Shaft 10th scale sedan to come out...

I think we are all looking forward to that
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I just spoke with speedworld hobbies and they claim that nobody in the US will have bevel gears till mid to late April. On a good note they claim they should be able to make a spacer allowing you to use a Yokmomo gear that is both stronger and readily avaiable. I sure hope they come through on this. I don't want to have to wait a month before I can get my pro4 back out there.
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Guys,

Let me make this clear: I'm not trying to characterize all the other cars on the market, just the two shaft drives I've built previous to the Pro4. Just so that we all understand each other...
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On a good note they claim they should be able to make a spacer allowing you to use a Yokmomo gear that is both stronger and readily avaiable.
You'll be better off waiting for HPI gears unless your shop already has the Yokomo gears in stock.

A racer at my track was out for a month while Yokomo lagged on sending an order out.
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Old 03-25-2004, 12:44 PM   #2728
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RainbowTen in Japan has beveled gears in stock...and shipping is approx the same if you were ordering online in the US.... I have 5 sets coming...
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Old 03-25-2004, 12:46 PM   #2729
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Fyi I do have a brand new one for sale in the forums
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Old 03-25-2004, 12:48 PM   #2730
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