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Old 04-21-2009, 12:53 PM   #1
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im getting the zx-1r buggy from caster and is there anything i should watch out for...and where could i buy a motor plate so i can make it a bump start..anything that breaks easily or if its heavy wat can i buy to replace it? thx

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im getting the zx-1r buggy from caster and is there anything i should watch out for...and where could i buy a motor plate so i can make it a bump start..anything that breaks easily or if its heavy wat can i buy to replace it? thx
The ZX1R originally had some problems with ring and pinion gears, but I think they have that resolved. It is very similar to a Mugen MBX5, lots of the parts actually will interchange. There are several threads on here about the Caster, do a search... or post a thread mentioning the Caster buggy specifically and I'm sure you'll get a better response. I know a few of the team guys and they're really nice folks.

Good luck with the new car and have fun.
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im getting the zx-1r buggy from caster and is there anything i should watch out for...and where could i buy a motor plate so i can make it a bump start..anything that breaks easily or if its heavy wat can i buy to replace it? thx

Congrats in getting a Caster!

BA Racer, are you getting a used zx-1r or the 1.5r?

To my understanding both models are bump start (starter box) ready.

Its a fairly decent car; now with that said if you're like me and only race off road this season you should pick up typical parts that you may find yourself breaking often, its different for everyone.

As for weight, I wouldn't worry about that being a factor especially if you are worried about breaking parts. Out of the box its a fair contender.

Check out casterracingusa.com for more information.

I hope I was able to answer all your questions.

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its the rtr version cuz i dont feel like spending money on motor and stuff so it is a pull start
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There is a very small number of mugen parts that will interchange with the caster.
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well, change the steering servo for a better unit. If you have the extra budget, get an MX-3 and ditch the original radio.

Car is just fine However it would be awesome if you visit your track and see what shock oil weight is appropriate. Oh yeah don't forget the diffs too
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well i already have my DX3R and i would be getting a conversion for a bump start..would that be it?
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The Caster RTR's are setup to use either the pullstart OR a bumpbox from the factory. The motor sits low enough that you do not have to modify or even remove the pullstart to use a bumpbox. Very simple. It is a very solid car and you will enjoy it.
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u can use a bump box ona rtr zx-1r...really? if so can i use any bump box or just the caster made fusion 750
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If you flip the car over and see an opening under what is the flywheel; then yes you should be able to use a bump box.
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u can use a bump box ona rtr zx-1r...really? if so can i use any bump box or just the caster made fusion 750
You should be able to use any 1/8 off road bump box. The motor sits low enough they way it comes so you can use it or the pullstart. Your choice.
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im gonna be using a box for sure
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