Originally Posted by HELLION
All RC gas tanks leak. Do you really believe this??? Do you know what a leaking gastank does to a 2 stroke engine???? I was asked if it would have ben better if they held the G4 back untill they fixed the problems it has then ask a higher price for it instead of selling it at a much lower price? YES would be my reply. First when you buy this car it is a good idea to get another one for parts. Say what? it was suggested that this is normal with Mugans and Serpents too but that's not realistic! Second by the time you shell out for the upgrades to make it compete you find your self spending more on this car then you would a Serpent 710 and if you did buy the parts car then you surpassed the Mugans price tag too. Third a diegrinder comes in very handy making the parts fit on the G-4. The G-4 could be a amazing car with more development it has the best C/G I have ever seen in a 1/10 but instead of developing it's potential they build all these high dollor upgrade bandaids but in all fairness it really is a nice bag you can buy for the car and using the reciever as a bumper for the side of the car not only will take it out if it gets hit but should short out the servos too. I'm sure they are going to come in here and try to discredet what I have just posted like they tryed before but you got to ask your self what do I have to gain by telling you this
i concur, i raced a g4 for around 3~4 months. i didnt want to shelve out and get a 710 or mugen or the likes at the time because i wasnt sure if i would like gas or not after 9+ years of electric racing... but it turns out i love it more lol
as you say the CG on the g4 is awesome... and when its going the car is balistic... but the parts dont fit well and required alot of "gin-ing" around and extra expense in k-factory parts to get the car that should have been supplied to begin with... and against my better judgement i went for the cheaper g4 when i should have went for kyosho, mugen or serpent straight up.
my advice wouldnt be not to buy one, but be realistic and realise to get it into decent race speck will more then likely cost you the same if not more then a mugen prospec, i know when i sold my gold brick i mean g4 i got next to nothing for it lol compared to outlay...
i race a rrr now, which i have found a hell of alot better in build quality, tunability and in the end drivability, which is what matters. also parts are cheap and options are options... not "fix it bandaids" as hellion says.