Originally Posted by rcrevolution
So from experience is the G4S is much more durable then the previous models?
I own am Mongoose, so i am gonna know more about the G4S then a mtx4.
Has the steering servo problem been fixed on the G4S? where the servo horn rubbed on the back of the arm in the front.
Has there been any upgrades to the type of plastic? like is it anymore durable?
Also has the shock issue been completely solved?
Does the kit still use phillip head screws?
This will answer all your questions, and besides, if you have a Mongoose, mosta parts are 100% interchangable with the G4S, so if you have parts plus the car, you save a lot.
Shocks are the same, but if you've read this thread you know how to make them work perfectly with no ssues.
The G4 S main design changes.
1.- Better transmission efficiency. They moved all the shafts a little bit to make all the shafts perfectly parallel to each other. This can largely improve the transmission efficiency.
2.- Better parts fitting. Modified all the nylon parts & metal parts to make them perfectly fit. No more clearance issues. All plastics are made with more resistant materials. No more stripping threads. The nylon used is of two different hardnessís, depending on where itís used.
3.- New 3mm carbon radio plate (new servo, receiver & receiver pack arrangement. You can easily install servos, receiver & receiver pack now. No more hassles.
4.- Single bell crank steering system.
5.- New alum. anti-roll bar with two adjusters on both sides.
6.- K1488 Universal joints.
7.- New front one-way & solid axle. The front pulley & front one-way is a one piece aluminum design. They are not separate anymore. At the same time, it can be adjusted to solid axle as well without removing the axle from the car (Hard anodized to get the best strength)
8.- New K Factory low friction belts.
5.- 4mm Alum. flanged lock nuts for wheels.
6.- All adjustable rods (turnbuckles) made of stainless steel now
7.- 4mm front carbon shock tower
8.- 800mah Receiver pack included now
9.- Special receiver pack plug mount included
10.- Small alum. antenna rod mount included
11.- Large 5mm bearings for side belt tensioner
12.- New type 3mm alum. 7075 chassis
13.- The rear belt tensioner has been moved to the chassis, under the bottom of the rear belt on the slack side where it should be.
14.- New design black color alum. side plate
15.- One piece alum. engine mount
16.- UFO clutch set
17.- New thick carbon rear shock tower with alum. mount
18.- New rear anti-roll bar set
19.- All screws are threaded hex Allen head
Parts like arms, hubs, pulleys etc etc (mainly plastic ones) are direct fit from Mongoose to EVO to S and vice versa. Belts are also interchangeable.
The big change is the top deck and steering. The battery has been moved to the side to balance the car from right to left. the receiver now resides under the top deck where battery used to mount on a cradle bracket. the throttle servo and steering servo have been moved back so the steering servo won't crash the bulkhead.
There you have it.....Buy a G4S...period