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Old 06-07-2008, 09:54 PM   #106
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I should be receiving my buggy early next week.
I'm very excited and have heard only good things about the car!!!
Can't wait to get some laps on it
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Old 06-07-2008, 10:02 PM   #107
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I should be receiving my buggy early next week.
I'm very excited and have heard only good things about the car!!!
Can't wait to get some laps on it
Just use Tony's setup as a starting point, and you should love it.. It' the best buggy I've ever owned!
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Old 06-08-2008, 04:03 AM   #108
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Hi All,

I have the same car but in oz. I drove the car for the first time today, impressed with the handling (mine has the standard 15mm shocks) and it has good steering even on power, very different to the Hyper 7 buggy I had before, this buggy jumps well.

I had a few teething problems, with a few screws braking and main screw that screws into the knuckles from beneath popping out on both knuckles, lesson learned use loctite next time.

My next phase will be to use Tony's set up and save some cash and purchase some Nanda Big Bore shocks.

Nice buggy, like it a lot.
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Old 06-08-2008, 07:09 AM   #109
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Racers we have some more info,we have found that running the car longer seems to give the car more stability,here is the funny part I have seemed to get more rear traction by moving my hubs all the way back.

That goes against my normal thoughts,
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Old 06-08-2008, 09:09 AM   #110
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Binky,

You're not at the ROAR race at the Hut today? I have to help with my newborn or I would have been there. Would have liked to see what you could do with that crowd today.
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Old 06-08-2008, 10:13 AM   #111
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Ive been driving mine for 4 months. It is as good as everyone says, its so enjoyable to drive. Gives you more and more confidence with every run. Now I dont even look at other cars, this is the ONE!
Just need to replace the Nanda stickers with TQ racing
Thanks to TQ for coming through with this great product!
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Old 06-08-2008, 06:46 PM   #112
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Well I finally was able to hit the track with my Buggy for the first time today. The car was awesome when I got it dialed in! The track was about 1/3rd hard packed wet, 1/3rd sandy and 1/3rd hard packed blown out, so it made finding a good setup kind of tricky. The big bore shocks are sooo nice compared to the regular ones, soaked up everything so nicely. This car is the real deal, I can't wait to see what the rest of the season brings!
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Old 06-08-2008, 09:45 PM   #113
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Whew.... we just got back in town from the Sweetwater Nitro Challenge
up in rock springs wyoming..... its been a good weekend for team TQ,
the car was awesome on the wet track and dry.... I changed 3
things this weekend... I went to 3k in the front for a touch more off
throttle steering, rear hubs forward and JP4 on the Vspec for more top end, still pitted at 9mins in the main. Other than that the same exact setup, this thing is rediculous consistent track-to-track. I ended up TQing 3 of 4 rounds
and winning the main, leading from tone to tone. There will be some
vids up soon and a ton of pics. After 3 gallons my car still dialed and
tight... I have 98% of the original plastic on the car (I replaced the
steering rod ends about a gallon ago) All original CVDs and just this
weekend had to replace the rear outdrives.... 3 gallons with a fast
Vspec and my heavy finger is pretty friggin good.

My car was dialed in the 45min main... I made a tiny mistake on tire
choice and it didnt matter, it was still super easy to drive,
consistent and very predictable. The track was super hard packed and
almost "polished" in alot of spots... everyone on the stand commentted
how slick it was for the main, I had no issues..... I couldnt be
happier to have such a rock solid car to have in my pit.... No
surprises .........just results, is all you should expect from an SX8

pics/vids coming this week
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Old 06-09-2008, 01:13 PM   #114
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Great job Tony the kits are flying of the shelves here at work
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Old 06-09-2008, 02:46 PM   #115
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Absolutely should be, best value in the buggy market right now by far.
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I just got my shipment of kits . They will be on some hobby shop shelves here in Canada by the weekend .
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Am I getting this right that you have to glue the blueish green pieces to the break pieces and then face them toward each other to sandwich between the brake pad?? Just checking before I glued them to the metal pieces.

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Am I getting this right that you have to glue the blueish green pieces to the break pieces and then face them toward each other to sandwich between the brake pad?? Just checking before I glued them to the metal pieces.

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Yes the paper pads need to be glued to the metal pads sandwitching the disc. Pay close attention to the oval holes in the metal pads! They need to be on opposite ends from each other. Also after the glue dries I like cut or ream out the excess paper pad from the holes to asure that there will be NO binding with the screws.
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Yes the paper pads need to be glued to the metal pads sandwitching the disc. Pay close attention to the oval holes in the metal pads! They need to be on opposite ends from each other. Also after the glue dries I like cut or ream out the excess paper pad from the holes to asure that there will be NO binding with the screws.
Right, just like Joe said.... make sure to trim them with an Xacto blade to be sure they are free.... Tip - dont run the disc guides on the bottom, they only cause drag

Here's some pics of my car last weekend, on and off the track....
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from the pits
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