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Old 11-25-2003, 07:53 PM   #466
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Pro 4 at Cleveland???
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Old 11-25-2003, 09:48 PM   #467
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I would hope it shows there again. The proto was there last year Hara let me touch it! LOL the car pervs!

wish i was going again this year,
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Old 11-25-2003, 10:06 PM   #468
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Is this car next?
hopefully by end of next month... I heard they're already being shipped to distributors... don't know if that is true or not...we'll see...
It definately interests me... The ones I've seen at SoCal look very fast.
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Old 11-25-2003, 10:19 PM   #469
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Randy, you haven't even built the Yok yet and you're already looking at replacing it?
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Old 11-25-2003, 11:01 PM   #470
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Randy, you haven't even built the Yok yet and you're already looking at replacing it?
Well I have my mill coming next week, which means I'm going to be able to make parts for cars, I think a stronger chassis for the Pro 4 would be a huge hit with the carpet guys...
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Old 11-26-2003, 01:34 AM   #471
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lol,your modifing it already yet you havent got one yet.
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Old 11-26-2003, 02:52 AM   #472
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i'm desperate for some money!!!any takers for my tc3?
my LHS is taking preoders and price is est. USD300 thereabouts.

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would love to know ur pricing.
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Old 11-26-2003, 07:12 AM   #473
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yeah robk,

hara was out at our champs warm up race on sunday. in my opinion, the pro4 is gonna be the real deal. he was only running 12th that day, but has been at the track (as well as all the other pro freaks) these past few days.

i did get to play with the car a bit as well as talk some to the designer for it as well. it's seems almost production ready, and it appears to have many of the bases covered that some of the other manufacturers missed.

the plastic is very rigid. it looks like the charcoal swirled variety of the american cars (high graphite content??). but the arms are fairly beefy looking.

the bulkhead's camber link mount is vertical, so that it can be shimmed up/down instead of choosing from a few holes that are too much of a change.

i was led to believe that the car will be released with aluminum hingepin mounts and motor mount. not sure about the threaded shocks.

it was as stiff as any top/bottom plate car i've felt, so maybe it will tear it up indoors.

well, i apologize if all of this was old news, but it was the first time i took a detailed look at this car, and really got to see firsthand the quality of the kit.

i am excited for it's release. and prior to seeing it on sunday, i hadn't even read a thing about it as it is another attempt to dethrone the mystical tc3. because of the recent craze of the shaft vehicles and conversions, i've grown bored with them. but i will say this hpi looks very logical and may have the best shot at becoming the next carpet king.



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Old 11-26-2003, 09:01 AM   #474
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I just received word from Champ Hobbies in Japan for pre-order price: " Standard price 43000YEN Our price 28000YEN "

That's $238.00usd...plus $50+/- for shipping and Paypal fees.
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people were saying about how this car is the same as all the other shaft drive cars. when you think about it there isnt many other wasys it could look, unless they went for a pan chassis. then it would look like a TC3. They went for a flat chassis, Looks like an SD the only way they could chage it is if they put the shaft in a different position maybe, but it must be better to have a rotating mass in the middle the design Yok have used is obviously a good one and there aint no point changin a good design
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Old 11-26-2003, 11:24 AM   #476
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Latest news: The Pro4 has been relesed! Finally!....
on HPI Japan new release page.

http://www.hpiracing.co.jp/contents/...tion/0312.html
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Wow that's cool, will still probably be about 2 months til we get it in the UK
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Old 11-26-2003, 03:24 PM   #478
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Hi Guys,

We will start a pre-order tonight for the Pro4, we are estimating a price of $289.99 (this was the street price given to us by the HPI Staff at the Las Vegas show last month) it might be cheaper, but no more than that I believe.

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Old 11-26-2003, 03:58 PM   #479
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So is the new Pro 4 going to be worth it or should I go for the cuda R2? There's one on ebay i'd like to bid on...
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Go for the R2. The car performs and it can take a lot of abuse. The chassis on the HPI looks real suspect to me
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