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Old 02-08-2016, 10:16 AM   #121
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will be here soon, strange nobody noticed the other things on his car

i saw the new shocks towers and he was using shorter shocks. right??

one thing I do not understand is why a company releases a new car , and all the new things such as new shock towers and shock absorbers only about a month after the car is released .. then had might as well been able to develop the car about a month longer to later drop the car with all at once .

i am not writing this to complain,
again supper happy with this car and this is a car and company that's gonna be bigger then what they already is
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i saw the new shocks towers and he was using shorter shocks. right??

one thing I do not understand is why a company releases a new car , and all the new things such as new shock towers and shock absorbers only about a month after the car is released .. then had might as well been able to develop the car about a month longer to later drop the car with all at once .

i am not writing this to complain,
again supper happy with this car and this is a car and company that's gonna be bigger then what they already is
Reasson is that you have to release a car that is great out of the box.
95% of customers are not pro drivers but club racers.
they are better of with long shocks as they are more easy to drive.
And every brand is always looking for ways to improve the car,
at least vbc shows what they are working on.
most brands have a pic's car and a car they drive.
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Reasson is that you have to release a car that is great out of the box.
95% of customers are not pro drivers but club racers.
they are better of with long shocks as they are more easy to drive.
And every brand is always looking for ways to improve the car,
at least vbc shows what they are working on.
most brands have a pic's car and a car they drive.
agree with you completely
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Old 02-08-2016, 04:43 PM   #124
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i saw the new shocks towers and he was using shorter shocks. right??

one thing I do not understand is why a company releases a new car , and all the new things such as new shock towers and shock absorbers only about a month after the car is released .. then had might as well been able to develop the car about a month longer to later drop the car with all at once .

i am not writing this to complain,
again supper happy with this car and this is a car and company that's gonna be bigger then what they already is
Now I understand the general benefits of a low C of G, however, roll also generates grip, not only that but longer shocks do not pack up as much as short big bore shocks (of course long big bores pack up too) - not only this but longer shocks have less spring rate alteration.

I only make this comment because the best handling cars I have seen of late were the HPI Pro5 and the TC7 - both long shock cars.

Trackside discussions with various 'team drivers' whom I won't mention - seem to form the view that the only advantage of short shock cars is when there is mega high grip (carpet with additive - or ETS).

I tried my car with Raceberry towers (and some old Xray shocks) and the car was superb - not sure if it was the fact that I had HPI springs.

I know the Awesomatix has low shocks, but it was designed that way ground up.
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Old 02-08-2016, 05:29 PM   #126
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Well I haven't had mine in my hands yet. Should be here by the end of the week. I had to order from Hong Kong since VBC USA never seems to have anything in stock.... including the brand new car...

I run for a hobby shop trying to promote this brand as well and support has not been very good thus far.
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Well I have a question. I'm a hobby shop in the U.S. And I have tried for two weeks to get in touch with VBC USA. They won't answer their phone, return your email or answer a Facebook PM. I've had a lot of interest in their products but if they show no interest in returning any messages then this is not much of a company.
Whome was the FB contact?
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Chinese New Year could be a factor? Who knows?

Chinese New Year is from February 7th to 13th...

I'll speak with a friend of a friend of a friend who knows the owner.
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Reasson is that you have to release a car that is great out of the box.
95% of customers are not pro drivers but club racers.
they are better of with long shocks as they are more easy to drive.
And every brand is always looking for ways to improve the car,
at least vbc shows what they are working on.
most brands have a pic's car and a car they drive.
This is the opposite of what the guys with the new Yokomo BD7 2016 are saying, the shorter shocks have supposedly made the car easier to drive, I can't comment as after lots of frustration driving Yokomo BD7 14&15 I have switched to Xray
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I was wondering of anyone has already testing the steering rack support in front, with high grip to avoid griproll? (Attach the steering rack at the topdeck)
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I'm getting ready to place a stock order for the shop. What are the most easily broken parts or ones that wear out. Thanks so much
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I'm getting ready to place a stock order for the shop. What are the most easily broken parts or ones that wear out. Thanks so much
Personaly we don't break a lot.
and with silver arm wear will be low.
Would stock the ussual as most brands.
arms, steering blocks, c-hubs,... all silver and some gold. suspention mout inserts.
and for optionals motor mount post, stabilizer set, fan mount
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This is the opposite of what the guys with the new Yokomo BD7 2016 are saying, the shorter shocks have supposedly made the car easier to drive, I can't comment as after lots of frustration driving Yokomo BD7 14&15 I have switched to Xray
only on super high grip they are more easy to drive fast. on medium/low the vbc schocks are beter.
If grip is low long schocks are beter.

Tech tip: if you build your schocks put a 0.2 shim on the white schock piston, and drille the 3 holes to 1.3mm. car will be easier to drive fast. and have the feeling of short shocks.

If you drive outdoor drill the shockcap (1mm) indoor no hole in shockcap
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