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Old 11-08-2009, 04:43 PM   #31
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So like I said when THEY FIRST CAME OUT THEY SEEMED FRAGILE.

As the owner of Z car usa it doesn't seem like a good idea to tell a possible client that they don't know anything.
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Old 11-08-2009, 05:35 PM   #32
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The link to www.z-carusa.com is in my signature did you miss it?
I was trying to tell the history of the cars since they are so relatively new and came out just as the recession hit; talk about poor timing, lol.
We are not the manufacturer, but a specialty shop. We are sponsored by Z-Car (our race Team is), sell directly to the end user and to other hobby shops as well. We work with 3rd party aftermarket suppliers to make parts and accessories for the Z-Car products, and with SH Engines/Z-Car and Greg Degani on product development and feedback.
We also have sponsored several large events, like the Psycho Nitro Blast II and the Wiregrass Indoor Nationals, we are currently sponsoring the Psycho Nitro Blast III, and the Alabama Manufacturer's Cup, and of course Degani is already qualified for the Worlds.
I became intrigued by the out of the box thinking of the Z-Car design when it first came out and reading about it in RCCA and Extreme RC. I knew it was a tough market to get into and there was basically almost no promotion being done, so the car was basically unknown and really only being sold by Hobby People.
I got a Z-Buggy, built it and was blown away by its quality, 7075 alum everywhere, and the extreme attention to detail the designers/engneers put into it. I raced it a few local races and was amazed by the steering, lightness and performance it had. Not to mention the durability!

I saw that nobody had taken this car and promoted it, or really done much with it so I decided it was a great opportunity to get in with a young product that had made a believer out of me, and open Z-CarUSA a online and physical hobby store that would specialize in these vehicles and give them support above and beyond. We have a solid client base and any of them will tell you we are a great company to deal with. Our Team Drivers are winning series and races wherever they race, and locally in Georgia we have been breaking track records and pretty much dominating at the local tracks!!

We are a small company compared to the established heavy hitters, but I will put Z-Car quality up against anything made!
Want something that is artificially priced low that is ludicrously durable, light and fervently supported? Give the Z-Car a try, there are a lot of happy troops in the Z-Army
What happened to Degani I have not seen his name in any of the big races is he just doing testing for the Z car or is he still racing
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He had a major house remodel he has been dealing with and missed the Nats, but he is racing locally in CA again and will be at the Alabama Manufacturers cup, the Worlds, probably the Psycho Nitro Blast and sev others I am sure.
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Old 11-08-2009, 08:27 PM   #34
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Actualy I went to both sites and even looked up the price of the buggy and truggy. how come you went with FM and not a 2.4 ghz
It wasnt my choice or I would have, but it is a nice Airtronics radio the RTRs come with, and their engines are nice too (.21 for the buggy and .28 for the truggy). I am sure in the future it will be included, they all will be 2.4 one day.
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I have seen these on the net it looks to be a cousin to a XTM never seen one in a hobby shop or at a track. I would say if you plan to race it you better get you 2 or 3. One to race and the others for parts because the parts just won't be there. But a Hot Bodies is just as bad not one track i have been to has a single HB part and from what ive seen you going to need parts and lots of them
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WOW..I'm still shocked that some people have never heard of Z-Car

They have some awesome ideas implemented into their chassis design. I've also never heard of one breaking. If I wasn't so heavily invested in my AE cars, I'd certainly look at a Z-Car for my next RC.
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I have seen these on the net it looks to be a cousin to a XTM never seen one in a hobby shop or at a track. I would say if you plan to race it you better get you 2 or 3. One to race and the others for parts because the parts just won't be there. But a Hot Bodies is just as bad not one track i have been to has a single HB part and from what ive seen you going to need parts and lots of them
The only thing Z-Car has in common with XTM is they are both sold by hobby people.
They are as seperate as XRay and Losi and have ZERO in common with any of XTMs vehicles.

Why get 2-3 if they dont break?
Parts are pretty cheap, and I have Team drivers that bought a whole lot of extra parts for a "just in case" but they havent needed them. When they joined the Team they were like what backup parts should I get?
Other than wear, our Z-Car buggy and truggy have proven to be "as tough as woodpecker lips"
One of our Team Drivers has 19+ gallons on his Z-Buggy!!
several z-car racers have close to 15 gallons
My personal one which I have put through hell has almost 10 gallons, all orig, except two pinions, bearings (though the stock bearings lasted a looong time) and 2 sets of shoes and 2 cvds from truggys slamming me in practice.


Have the standard wear items, brake pads, clutch shoes/springs, pinion, maybe a bushing sprue, but thats all you would need.

edit: and a fuel tank, since I saw one get speared at the PNB II last year and leak

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Ofna jammin x2 is a great truggy!
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Team Associated RC8 is also a really good truggy
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Just picked up the ZMXT-8 rtr, they have them on sale for 249.99 what a deal.
This seems like a great truggy. Will be breaking the engine in this weekend and then give her double L.
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Just picked up the ZMXT-8 rtr, they have them on sale for 249.99 what a deal.
This seems like a great truggy. Will be breaking the engine in this weekend and then give her double L.
Finally broke these z-cars in, yes I bought one for my son and we are having a blast. What a great hobby!
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