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Old 08-28-2005, 02:40 PM   #811
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If you see quality of Aluminium parts, you'l know why the price is higher than other car.
I don't care if the thing uses Nasa Shuttle Aluminum on it, I still say it is way too much compared to other comperable cars.
I also don't buy the fact that Hara and Surikarn are winning, so it is expensive.
Fact is, those guys could win with a Losi Street Weapon, let alone ANY current car.
I think the fact of why I was so upset about the price was because I was really looking forward to this car. I supported it from the beginning. Maybe thats what drove up the price. But I also didn't think that HB was going to turn X-Ray on us and jack up the price. I actually thought since it was their first car, that it would be reasonable.
oh, well. I guess this is all just speculation since the street price is not yet official.
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Old 08-28-2005, 02:47 PM   #812
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This is why i got me an xray. Nothing compares to it's customer support and its innovations.

This is where HB/HPI test their loyal customers i guess???
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Old 08-28-2005, 05:29 PM   #813
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This is why i got me an xray. Nothing compares to it's customer support and its innovations.

This is where HB/HPI test their loyal customers i guess???
No other company has a car with quite as many hopup parts on list for it out of the box as Xray have, despite the car been a race winner out of the box (or so xray say).
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Old 08-28-2005, 06:08 PM   #814
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i saw the new car bieng built as socal rc raceway yesterday the cars chasis is the same with as the pro4 looks pretty kool
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Old 08-28-2005, 10:37 PM   #815
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I don't care if the thing uses Nasa Shuttle Aluminum on it, I still say it is way too much compared to other comperable cars.
I also don't buy the fact that Hara and Surikarn are winning, so it is expensive.
Fact is, those guys could win with a Losi Street Weapon, let alone ANY current car.
I think the fact of why I was so upset about the price was because I was really looking forward to this car. I supported it from the beginning. Maybe thats what drove up the price. But I also didn't think that HB was going to turn X-Ray on us and jack up the price. I actually thought since it was their first car, that it would be reasonable.
oh, well. I guess this is all just speculation since the street price is not yet official.

Nobody say you MUST buy this car. Nobody kill you if you are not buy this car. If you think it's too expensive, you buy the cheaper one.

I'm 99% sure that Hara and Surikarn cannot win with street weapon while other factory drivers use 415msx or Yok BD.
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Old 08-28-2005, 10:45 PM   #816
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lol. they could probably beat us with a street weapon but not the people they race with lol. also that street price is the release price. if you want the car and dont feel like payingthe money. breathe and wait. it will go down in price within a few months like most kits. they know release time is the time to make the money because the people who really want are willing to pay the price. but if you really really dont want it the second it comes otu. just sit back and wait. hell who knows you might be able to find one used on here withins a few weeks or a month and save your selft the $$$
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Old 08-29-2005, 12:59 AM   #817
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Nobody say you MUST buy this car. Nobody kill you if you are not buy this car. If you think it's too expensive, you buy the cheaper one.

I'm 99% sure that Hara and Surikarn cannot win with street weapon while other factory drivers use 415msx or Yok BD.
Your missing my point, and my humor for that matter.
What I am saying is that when I got back into this hobby after a long layoff, I got a nice car in the Pro4.
Which at the time was expensive at $300. Not the most expensive, but not far off the rest. Fast forward 1 1/2 years later and the norm price is now $400.
All I'm saying is how long before they start pushing it to $500 and $600?
I'm also sure the release price will be somewhere in the neighborhood of the X-Ray. However, X-ray set a benchmark and we leveled up to it. How long before they test us again?
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Old 08-29-2005, 01:11 AM   #818
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how till they tst you. lol FK06 i would have to say, just give it a few months and that in it self is the problem with xray, expenisve yes but also new car all the time
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Old 08-29-2005, 09:21 AM   #819
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eventhough xray set a bench mark...you still have to buy a ton of running parts for it...doesn't even come with swaybars...and the battery brace is over $40.00
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Old 08-29-2005, 11:00 AM   #820
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xray is like tamiya new car every six months its getting sick allready and oh yeah XRAY blows
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...and the battery brace is over $40.00
Not sure you can hold that against Xray seeing as though from what I've seen the only way to hold the batteries in in the Cyclone is tape.
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Old 08-29-2005, 11:56 AM   #822
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now days it looks like the only way to do it
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yea i am not to happy about that, i just the simplicity of the bar, all you have to use is a body clip.but seeing how the chassis are pretty much the same, you can just drill a few little holes in the chassis, like the pro4s and use a pro4 battery bar. i think i might just do that and see how it works since i have a extra pro4 battery bar assembaly.

also for a FK05, it cmoes with a normal diff so you have to go out and buy a Multi diff, another $65... at least the cyclone comes with a oneway
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You guys in the USA must have a different spec Xray to us in the UK then as ours comes with the multi-diff for the front and not a ball diff. It's also considerably cheaper than most other competition cars.
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we haven't seen any production details yet.

we'll have to just wait and see if it comes with the pro4 battery bar.
if it doesn't...I'm sure the pro4 battery bar can be made to fit with no problems...
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