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Old 09-29-2016, 10:41 AM   #1306
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I am seeing the DETC410v2 kits for sale in the UK for 139.99 ($180 USD) and this is a red flag that there is something brewing for sure.
I've seen that price at MB. Discontinued or not, it must be very tempting for some to take a risk on it at that price. It's a hell of a lot of kit for the money. If you can buy a decent supply of spares then it's a hell of a deal.

I saw one running at Halifax last weekend and it looked fast and won the 17.5 class.
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I've seen that price at MB. Discontinued or not, it must be very tempting for some to take a risk on it at that price. It's a hell of a lot of kit for the money. If you can buy a decent supply of spares then it's a hell of a deal.

I saw one running at Halifax last weekend and it looked fast and won the 17.5 class.
That was the place and they are nice kits.
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Old 09-30-2016, 08:31 AM   #1308
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Its an amazing deal for this kit, and all the Tamiya parts fit it so if you do damage something, you can just replace with tamiya
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Well, I went ahead and picked up the car from MB. For the price it can't be beat and Tamiya 418 steering arms are WAY cheaper than the TDs since I dont have to buy rear uprights too. I'll be running 2 cars USGT and 17.5 so only having one parts box to bring will be great. Im debating whether or not the aluminum servo mounts are necessary as they are a bit expensive.
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Well, I went ahead and picked up the car from MB. For the price it can't be beat and Tamiya 418 steering arms are WAY cheaper than the TDs since I dont have to buy rear uprights too. I'll be running 2 cars USGT and 17.5 so only having one parts box to bring will be great. Im debating whether or not the aluminum servo mounts are necessary as they are a bit expensive.
The alloy steering servo mounts were my first upgrade. Too much stress on the plastic in a high-end sedan in my opinion.
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I knew you'd say that! Well, just to confirm, will the Tamiya suspension arms also fit? They are also a bit cheaper than the TD arms.
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they fit with no problem
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I've seen that price at MB. Discontinued or not, it must be very tempting for some to take a risk on it at that price. It's a hell of a lot of kit for the money. If you can buy a decent supply of spares then it's a hell of a deal.

I saw one running at Halifax last weekend and it looked fast and won the 17.5 class.
That was mine you saw at halifax and its a superb chassis
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Well, I went ahead and picked up the car from MB.
Does mb have a Web site?
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Does mb have a Web site?
https://www.rccarshop.co.uk/race-kit...ring-car-kit-p
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and they say in general rc shops have a profit margin of $20-30 on kits haha

it's very tempting, however what happens when you run out of belts/pulleys, diffs and other wear items....
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Just like any other touring car, you buy another later car. I have LOTS of parts for the DETC and evidently Tamiya parts fit so Im good. For me, I will never outperform the car so this deal is perfect. Heck, I can still find/make/substitute parts for my HB Cyclone so Im not worried.
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Hi Guys

I don't know if I build the car correctly but, I have a lot of play and slop in the front wheels and steering, is this normal?

I've compared the play with my 3Racing XI Sport, and there is almost no play and very little slop in the XI's front wheels and steering?

Any help guys.
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Hi Guys

I don't know if I build the car correctly but, I have a lot of play and slop in the front wheels and steering, is this normal?

I've compared the play with my 3Racing XI Sport, and there is almost no play and very little slop in the XI's front wheels and steering?

Any help guys.
Is this a V2 chassis or the vanilla "V1"? Up to this weekend I was running a V1 then I had the bright idea to use a pole to brake and tore off my left front wheel. I plan on rebuilding the car with the V2 parts. From what I have heard there should be less slop with them especially the ballcups. That said although I had the slop in my V1 I did not really notice it during the race.
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Is this a V2 chassis or the vanilla "V1"? Up to this weekend I was running a V1 then I had the bright idea to use a pole to brake and tore off my left front wheel. I plan on rebuilding the car with the V2 parts. From what I have heard there should be less slop with them especially the ballcups. That said although I had the slop in my V1 I did not really notice it during the race.
Just an update on this one. The V2 ballcups are NOT part of the V2 package so you have to buy them separately.
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