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Old 06-10-2011, 07:41 PM   #15106
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N00b here... Been on the fence watching mini racing for a few years, the C in Frederick MD just picked up the July TCS race, and well I want to run

Lots to read up on, but in a nutshull, opinions on easier care to set up and drive for a noob, m05 or m06 pros? TCS rules so will be all tamiya and silver can
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The ABC Gambado/Grid FWD Mini. We ran it for the first time today.

Full review on rc-mini.net in a few days time. But we'll tell you now, it's good...real good.

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why wasn't i told about this running today???
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The ABC Gambado/Grid FWD Mini. We ran it for the first time today.

Full review on rc-mini.net in a few days time. But we'll tell you now, it's good...real good.

Not much point for us Tony .... another illegal car for racing In Australia
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It's allright Brad, you get to play with it after Velo on Monday..I've already teed it up with Timmy..
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Old 06-11-2011, 07:36 AM   #15111
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Tony,

Can you let us know what you think of the Gambado in comparison to the other cars you've tested, what is it like compared to the M-03, M-05, Xevo, Tech CF-R etc? It would be legal in the UK (I think) so I'm really interested in how you get on with it.

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Curious about that car too. It'd be nice to have more option with gear ratios and able to run my other 2S lipos that won't work with my M05.
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You are actually a long way off now days. Both 3 Racing and Yeah racing have changed a lot in the past few years. Their knuckles are very high quality now and far cheaper than the Tamiya parts
Greg is right on this one. 3 racing in particular really have their act together these days. I'm running their steering blocks and steering rack setup, both of which I have tried my hardest to destroy. I also run the steel kingpins with the alloy insert (yeah racing I think), with a dot of thread locker, they don't come loose.
Tamiya genuine parts are very expensive and soon outprice the original kit !!
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Curious about that car too. It'd be nice to have more option with gear ratios and able to run my other 2S lipos that won't work with my M05.
Getting one? I will as soon as Tony reviews how the friction shocks are.

You can always get an m06 if you just want to run your rectangular packs.
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Getting one? I will as soon as Tony reviews how the friction shocks are.

You can always get an m06 if you just want to run your rectangular packs.
Yeah, I have so many lipos but only two fit my M05 right now. The M06 will let me use all my 2S lipos I'm assuming. Plus the fact that there is a 1st gen RX7 body coming out, it may have sealed the deal for me.
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The Gambado/Grid review is online now - HERE



To save yourself some pain, don't read it unless you've got some spare cash hanging around...
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Great review, Tony. I agree 100% about the design. It's nicely laid out, logical and has easy access for adjustability. Very smart. I especially like that rear toe can be adjusted without having to buy new uprights.

It's a damn shame the market's so limited for it.
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Provided you can get the ride height down when the car is fitted with 60D size tyres, the Grid would be a great chassis for TITC, provided it is allowed to be used.
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Ride height is bugger all on the car anyway Cal. I don't think it'd be an issue.
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Great review Tony, I too love the symmetry of design and engineering on this car.
Now why couldn't something like this car be legalised to mix it up a bit and to add some competition? Yes we could be opening up a can of worms, but gee talk about politics there's always the red tape to get around and it spoils it every time.

Here in Australia we have our 1:1 V8 Super Cars getting around and its Ford vs Holden(Chev), now just imagine all Fords or just all Holdens .............boring

Time for a change or a review on introducing some competition I reckon
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