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Old 01-08-2019, 11:46 AM
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I have noticed just in general that 2wd buggy is dying off in atleast my area. 4wd is king around me with atleast 4 full heats of 13.5 . Where stock and mod 2wd only have 4 or 5 entries. I think itís just tricky for some to get the rear grip in a laydown car. I personally love laydown but to get the car dialed it does take some setup work. Where as 4wd you can juts hustle it around the track. I seen the biggest 2wd crowd say when the 3.0 mid motor cars came out.
With all the newer 4wd buggies, the class got big here to. Then our Stadium Trucks went from 17.5 & Mod, to just a 13.5 class. Then that class got big. Now things are setting down a bit. More 4x4 buggies are separating out to mod, as I don't think the Pro's want to run with slower drivers. And the Pro's want to run their 4x4 buggies at more than just the big races. Our 2wd is still good sized. But when you start breaking down to 2wd 17.5, 2wd Mod, 2wd Pro Stock, 2wd Mod Old people, it does cut down on the 2wd class size.
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Old 01-09-2019, 12:46 PM
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Any update on availability? Must've had a setback? Been awfully quite past couple weeks, seems like there should be a lot more buzz with release being so close!
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Any update on availability? Must've had a setback? Been awfully quite past couple weeks, seems like there should be a lot more buzz with release being so close!
I don't think the release has been setback at all...I do believe they have always said mid to late January.
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Old 01-10-2019, 09:18 AM
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Any update on availability? Must've had a setback? Been awfully quite past couple weeks, seems like there should be a lot more buzz with release being so close!
These should be shipping next week.
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Any chance the AC is shipping before the end of February Frank? Whatís the delay on the AC compared to the DC? Is it the new gear diff manufacturing?

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These should be shipping next week.
Awesome! Thanks for the response Frank, canít wait to get mine! Will the be shipping from CA, IL or both?
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Who said the new buggy won't make you faster. Lies!! We run mostly mod class and that keeps it cheap. Some guys want to run stock, and if enough show up.
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These should be shipping next week.
Looking forward to doing an unboxing video of it. Will be my first 22 buggy, got tires glued up, pretty excited!
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Do we have to buy springs? What springs are in the DC kit setup?
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Old 01-13-2019, 12:43 AM
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Will the new 5.0 gear diff and new steering fit on the 4.0 car?
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Will the new 5.0 gear diff and new steering fit on the 4.0 car?
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The gearbox is the same so I assume the new gear different will fit. I was thinking about getting the steering arms - looks like they require the different turnbuckles for clearance.
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Will the new 5.0 gear diff and new steering fit on the 4.0 car?
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You might be able to run the steering arm, but I believe it goes hand in hand with the new steering assembly which does not work on the 4.0. Gear diff will work.
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You might be able to run the steering arm, but I believe it goes hand in hand with the new steering assembly which does not work on the 4.0. Gear diff will work.
Damn...did hope for the new steering to mount on my 4.0.
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Any chance the AC is shipping before the end of February Frank? Whatís the delay on the AC compared to the DC? Is it the new gear diff manufacturing?
Yes, hopefully it will be shipping in February. It is the gear diff, yes.

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Do we have to buy springs? What springs are in the DC kit setup?
No, the 5.0 include TLR LF Green front and White Rear springs.

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Gear diff will fit, steering parts will not.
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When I checked my pre order on amain it said theyíll get them Monday January 21st
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