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A800 Information
New Parts
  • June 2016: A800-SPR01-98 - The version of SPR01 springs with reduced angle of the tips bending. Recommended for using with new SPR02H3 Shock Rod Guides.
  • June 2016: A800-SPR01S-98 - The version of SPR01S springs with reduced angle of the tips bending. Recommended for using with new SPR02H3 Shock Rod Guides.
  • May / June 2016: A800-AM14A - includes new optional "longer" hole on steering arm
  • May / June 2016: A700-AM14-3 - removes the prior "longer" hole on steering arm
  • May / June 2016: A800-C04AL+0.5 - 0.5mm wider alloy suspension arm
  • May / June 2016: A800-C01B-2.25 - 2.25mm carbon main plate (best suited for asphalt racing)
  • May / June 2016: A800-D2.2 - Dampers that support a thicker SPR02H3
  • May / June 2016: A800-SPR02H3 - Thicker Shock Rod Guides for the D2.2 damper
  • May / June 2016: A800-AT41-2 - Damper vane for the D2.2 damper designed to work w/ SPR02H3
  • May / June 2016: A800-SPR02H - Stronger Shock Rod Guides for the D2.0 and D2.1 damper versions
  • May 2016: A800-AM19-4 - Currently used in the rear of a kit. With AM19-4 the top link effective length is 0,7mm shorter compare to AM19-2. Also with AM19-4 the flex of suspension is smaller ( similar to more stiffer arm and c-hub of normal cars). The screws on dampers are more accessible for adjustment.
  • January 2017 - SPRO2X - new for dampers and do not require a 98 degree bent spring.
  • January 2017 - New A800X and A800XA kits now available featuring 0.3mm longer front and rear wheelbase.
Kit Updates
  • May - Current: Kits now including DT10-2-1 bearing holders for increased side play and durability of the differential and spool.
  • May - July 2016: bearings within kits require oil before use
  • May / June 2016: C01B-AL (Khaki) Chassis with 0.5mm/side wider front arm mounts
  • May / June 2016: 2x ST17-1-S replace ST17 - See page 21 of manual
  • May / June 2016: Updated damper, D2.2, introduced
  • May / June 2016: Thicker Shock Rod Guides for the D2.2 damper included with kits, A800-SPR02H3
  • Jan 2016: GD2 Output Axle (ST31-1) update to use blue foam (P46) instead of set screw (used on each side of Axle after assembly)


Setups
Major Race Wins
  • 2016 Reedy Race of Champions - Modified - Julian Wong
  • 2016 Mile High Championship - 17.5 - Kyle Klingforth
  • 2016 Mile High Championship - 13.5 - Kyle Klingforth
  • 2016 ROAR On-Road Carpet Nationals - 17.5 - Mike Gee
  • 2016 ROAR On-Road Carpet Nationals - 13.5 - Mike Gee
  • 2015/6 ETS Season 9 Round 3 - Xray Pro Stock Division - Tony Streit
  • 2015 US Indoor Champs - 13.5 - Mike Gee
  • 2016 Roar On-Road Asphalt Nationals - 13.5 - Mike Gee
  • 2016 Roar On-Road Asphalt Nationals - 17.5 - Sam Isaacs
  • 2016 International Indoor Championships (IIC) - 17.5 - Mike Gee
  • 2016 Halloween Classic at the Gate - 17.5 - Brad Johnson
  • 2016 US Indoor Champs - 17.5 - Sam Isaacs
  • 2016 US Indoor Champs - 13.5 -Matt Lyons
  • 2016 Stock Wars - 17.5 - Mike Gee
  • 2016 Hudy Indoor Championship - 17.5 - Brad Johnson

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Old 10-02-2015, 03:19 PM   #46
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Yes, no thumbnail would be better. Or perhaps an Awesomatix logo.

Putting an image of the wrong car is only going to mislead people.
Not only that but the thumbnail is titled a800
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Not only that but the thumbnail is titled a800
On that particular shopping cart software the thumbnail is given the same label as the title of the product itself automatically. There's no intent to deceive. It's actually called an "alt" tag which is supposed to be alternative text for an image to be displayed on devices that can't display images, or for impaired people using screen readers.

As this news dropped a day before a huge US race of which Awesomatix USA is the primary sponsor, I'm guessing they wanted to get something online quickly and didn't have time to give critical thought to what thumbnail was used on the pre-order page.
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Yes, no thumbnail would be better. Or perhaps an Awesomatix logo.

Putting an image of the wrong car is only going to mislead people.
Hopefully nobody is basing their buying decision on the contents of a 500 pixel image.
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Hopefully nobody is basing their buying decision on the contents of a 500 pixel image.
Anyone that buys an unknow item without any product details is a fool. That picture is actually out of order as it doesn't do anything but potentially mislead a buyer. At least show the fuzzed out A800 pic on the pre-order page.
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Or maybe JDblog hasn't gotten the car yet. He has usually been doing their promotional photos and builds. Hah
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All- you're reading into things a bit too much.
Cannot make everyone happy. Now back to racing...
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Anyone that buys an unknow item without any product details is a fool.
The innovation, quality of build materials and attention to details of Awesomatix won't deter me to buy (or pre-order) despite not having seen the actual photos of the A800.

Awesomatix drivers know this will be great.

We ain't fools. We like innovation.

As per Mike, back to racing talks.
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All- you're reading into things a bit too much.
Cannot make everyone happy. Now back to racing...
LOL, I concur!
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I'm curious what you think the thumbnail should be considering there has been no formal release of any information or photos of the A800. Once information and photos are made public, I'm sure the thumbnail will be corrected. Would you have preferred no thumbnail? Also, is it really that big of an issue?

How fickle and uptight people are about an image.....
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I'm kind of surprised how many people have opt-in already with only a fuzzy picture shown. There was a lot of good buzz about at least the price of the car.
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I like the picture Mike.. Leaves something for the imagination
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When will info be released?
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price of the car is def great. I'm excited to see it. I still have a USA spec that needs some track time.... but if I were to need a new car or could race more I'd be looking very carefully at this. It will not disappoint.
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i wonder who might record the first big win with the A800?
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Let's get some chassis information! Your killing me smalls
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