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Old 12-30-2010, 10:02 AM   #286
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My last Dinball order cost $17 to ship and it took 7 weeks. That's unacceptable. The Expedited shipping option for me was $40+ for 6-10 day delivery.

I guess the Netherlands has different shipping options from Hong Kong.
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My actual goal is to have a brand new onroad car, relatively inexpensive, to run 21.5 GT and 17.5 RCGT.

I have a TC3 and TC4 that i bought used. While nice, i want to get away from shaft drive and ball diffs.

Given my level of driving skills, i don't want or need to spend over $300 for a kit.
I got my kit to race 17.5 TC. After I tried it I was so happy with it I got another one to replace my TC3 to run 21.5. Also I only need 1 extra supply of spare parts. Keep in mind that 3 cars are still cheaper than a TC6.

Upgrades: I got the vertical motor mount, a must if you race and need to change pinions quickly, stock top deck needs some mod to fit. Aluminium shocks are nice, easier to set ride hight. I also got 4mm aluminium hubs, aluminium steering, narrow lipo graphite chassis but these are not really needed to run the car.
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At ease with your LHS would be the best thing you can have,but when i buy a new or different car then i have at a shop i want to know if that same shop holds spare parts for the car so i won't have to order overseas.
I got the car second hand just 3 months old with all options with it
Paid only $215 for the car with all it's spares
Sad part here in Holland is that there is no shop that holds the Sakura at all so i always have to order abroad.
I just started shopping online and had only 1 bad experience with a US seller that took 3 months to settle.
For the rest of the shopping i had only positive experience with it.

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Imagine telling a total noob to the hobby that they need to order online from Asia...

Some of us who have been around a while don't really have a problem ordering online or from overseas. I've ordered from dinball on eBay and had no issues at all. But, i've been at this a while and knew exactly what i wanted.

I think beginners would be more at ease ordering from Tower, Stormer, A-Main or even a LHS like Superior Hobbies in Florida who have an online ordering system.
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Old 12-30-2010, 10:14 AM   #289
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Heck, 3x $110 = a WHOLE lot cheaper than a LOT of current touring cars.

Granted, all that aluminum and carbon fiber is nice, BUT, what noob wants to drop over $300 or even $400 on one car for their first attempt at touring car racing.

Thanks for the info!


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I got my kit to race 17.5 TC. After I tried it I was so happy with it I got another one to replace my TC3 to run 21.5. Also I only need 1 extra supply of spare parts. Keep in mind that 3 cars are still cheaper than a TC6.
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$17 sounds about right to for shipping it to the Netherlands but it didn't take 7 weeks to arrive tho

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My last Dinball order cost $17 to ship and it took 7 weeks. That's unacceptable. The Expedited shipping option for me was $40+ for 6-10 day delivery.

I guess the Netherlands has different shipping options from Hong Kong.
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My last Dinball order cost $17 to ship and it took 7 weeks. That's unacceptable. The Expedited shipping option for me was $40+ for 6-10 day delivery.

I guess the Netherlands has different shipping options from Hong Kong.
It is possbile that there is much more "posttraffic" in the US than here in the Netherlands. Xmass here starts after december the 5th since we first cellibrate Sinterklaas (a dutch youthfest same as Santa Claus). Holliday season starts in most other countries in October.
When I order at RCMart it takes 10 days from ordering to receiving. Depends also on the size of the package. If I order a kit it takes a week longer.
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Old 12-31-2010, 04:45 AM   #292
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1 x SAK-66/PK Vertical Motor Mount For 3racing Sakura Zero $12.77
1 x Center Pulley Set 19T For 3racing Sakura Zero SAK-07A $2.27
1 x Aluminium Gear Adaptor For 3racing Sakura Zero SAK-05 $7.10
1 x Spur Gear Shaft Set For 3racing Sakura Zero SAK-06 $5.68
1 x 3 RACING Sakura Zero S 1/10 Touring Car KIT-SAKURA-S $109.99
1 x Upper Deck (Soft) For 3racing Sakura Zero SAK-38/WO $17.03
1 x Aluminium Oil Damper Set For 3racing Sakura Zero SAK-48/PK $28.40
1 x Damper O RING Replacement For #SAK-48/PK SAK-48B $4.26



So anything else you guys recommend before I hit the buy button ?

Onroad newb, Well I drive that way anyhow

Compared to a tc3 which is what I have now, Is this a better car ?

Thanks for the help.
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Old 12-31-2010, 05:12 AM   #293
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front and rear alum bulkhead covers and 44mm rear CVD!!!


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1 x SAK-66/PK Vertical Motor Mount For 3racing Sakura Zero $12.77
1 x Center Pulley Set 19T For 3racing Sakura Zero SAK-07A $2.27
1 x Aluminium Gear Adaptor For 3racing Sakura Zero SAK-05 $7.10
1 x Spur Gear Shaft Set For 3racing Sakura Zero SAK-06 $5.68
1 x 3 RACING Sakura Zero S 1/10 Touring Car KIT-SAKURA-S $109.99
1 x Upper Deck (Soft) For 3racing Sakura Zero SAK-38/WO $17.03
1 x Aluminium Oil Damper Set For 3racing Sakura Zero SAK-48/PK $28.40
1 x Damper O RING Replacement For #SAK-48/PK SAK-48B $4.26



So anything else you guys recommend before I hit the buy button ?

Onroad newb, Well I drive that way anyhow

Compared to a tc3 which is what I have now, Is this a better car ?

Thanks for the help.
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Old 12-31-2010, 05:41 AM   #294
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You should buy the SAK-U05.
This is the one that secures your spur with screws and eleminates wobble of your spur when not correcly shimmed out.

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1 x SAK-66/PK Vertical Motor Mount For 3racing Sakura Zero $12.77
1 x Center Pulley Set 19T For 3racing Sakura Zero SAK-07A $2.27
1 x Aluminium Gear Adaptor For 3racing Sakura Zero SAK-05 $7.10
1 x Spur Gear Shaft Set For 3racing Sakura Zero SAK-06 $5.68
1 x 3 RACING Sakura Zero S 1/10 Touring Car KIT-SAKURA-S $109.99
1 x Upper Deck (Soft) For 3racing Sakura Zero SAK-38/WO $17.03
1 x Aluminium Oil Damper Set For 3racing Sakura Zero SAK-48/PK $28.40
1 x Damper O RING Replacement For #SAK-48/PK SAK-48B $4.26



So anything else you guys recommend before I hit the buy button ?

Onroad newb, Well I drive that way anyhow

Compared to a tc3 which is what I have now, Is this a better car ?

Thanks for the help.
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front and rear alum bulkhead covers and 44mm rear CVD!!!
I cant find the pn# for rear aluminum cover or the 44mm rear cvd

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You should buy the SAK-U05.
This is the one that secures your spur with screws and eleminates wobble of your spur when not correcly shimmed out.

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Old 12-31-2010, 06:31 AM   #296
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Where are you shopping??

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I cant find the pn# for rear aluminum cover or the 44mm rear cvd



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Aha that is the shop in the US who sells the Sakura?
BTW parts number for the rear alu bulkhead covers is SAK-37/PK and the rear 44mm CVD are SAK-40E

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Thanks for the pn#, but they are out of those right now.

Anybody in the U.S. order from Stellamodels ?


Havnt got a new car in forever and can hardly wait
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You could try mushroom for those parts.
They have them in stock.
Also have seen some one who had the front bulkhead covers at the rear and had a TRF416 shocktower mounted on it.
It gives you a more rigid rear end.

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Thanks for the pn#, but they are out of those right now.

Anybody in the U.S. order from Stellamodels ?


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