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Old 11-28-2018, 11:31 PM
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If you wrench a lot you learn how to work smarter not harder
Power tools for the win
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Old 11-29-2018, 06:35 AM
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Originally Posted by Robbob View Post
LOL Power drivers ...... now thats a snowflakes tool.

Real men (and women) twisting all those screws in, that'll make you really respect working on your cars.
As an owner of a 22-4, and only MIP hand tools, I can attest to this.
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Old 11-29-2018, 07:35 AM
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LOL Power drivers ...... now thats a snowflakes tool.

Real men (and women) twisting all those screws in, that'll make you really respect working on your cars.
Have you ever used a power driver while working on a car? I built my first kit four years ago without a power driver, I built the next 3 with one. Having a powerdriver cut my build time in half. I don't respect the last three kits any less for using a power driver.

When you have to screw in a 2 inch wood screw or drywall screw, do you use a screwdriver or a drill? Will you respect the project any less by using a drill? Tell a roofer to put every nail in the roof by hand with a hammer instead of using a nail gun and see what he says. It's time and efficiency, not being a real man or a woman by only using hand tools.

I've been at the track in the past, and had to change out a rear diff. It's a heck of a lot quicker taking those screws out with a power driver ,than by hand.

I'm sorry for the rant, and I mean no disrespect by it but please don't disrespect those of us that choose to use a power driver for the speed and efficiency of it and call us less of a man for using it.. I don't want this to turn into a pissing contest as arguing on the internet is dumb. These are the only comments that I will say on this subject.
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Old 11-29-2018, 08:10 AM
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Sooo...... how boutí that 5.0 !!!

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Old 11-29-2018, 08:33 AM
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Other than the name, what is all different from the 4.0?
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Old 11-29-2018, 09:14 AM
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I took a little break from RC but have been keeping an eye on the TLR advancements and will be picking up the 5.0 AC as soon as it drops to get back in.
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Originally Posted by packhntr View Post
Other than the name, what is all different from the 4.0?
From what I've seen so far looks like new chassis, new steering rack/bulkhead, new battery retention system, new shocks. A lot of small improvements that, together, will likely make a nice package.

I'm in no need of a new 2 wheel, I love my 4.0, but after seeing how much nicer things felt on my local track when removing the battery brace I'm excited to see how the engineered chassis flex benefits the 5.0.
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Old 11-29-2018, 01:42 PM
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Originally Posted by packhntr View Post
Other than the name, what is all different from the 4.0?
it seems like a small detail refresh, just like they did on the nitro 8ight 3.0 to 4.0. However I believe the there are some new front knuckles. Since an official release has not been announced we can only speculate by the slow release of details. I think the shock changes are really minor. Some like the idea of a plastic shock cap some of use like aluminum. I think the only real advantage to anyone with plastic caps is TLR. The cost of manufacturing plastic caps is a lot less than aluminum.

the car is going to be good. I wish TLR handled releases like Xray. Xray announces a new model and 2 weeks later one can buy it. I need a new buggy and dont want to buy a 4.0 if the 5 car is being sold sooner than later
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Old 11-29-2018, 03:07 PM
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I've never owned a Xray, but as I hear more and more about a refresh every year, it sounds good. I'm thinking about picking up a Second, 2nd buggy, and not sure if this new 5.0 or trying xray. I love my B6.1d, but would like a different one to try. I have not raced Modified, just stock. So need to practice for a future Modified class.
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There's a lot of detail in the FB Jconcepts interview with Frank Root and Reno Savoya. The buggy is very different from the 4.0, I suggest watching the video to get more info.
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What do you think Price is going to be for the new kit?
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Old 11-30-2018, 07:08 AM
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Originally Posted by Burton_riley View Post
What do you think Price is going to be for the new kit?
it should be in the same price range of all other brands , 330-360. To be competitive it should be around there.
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Old 11-30-2018, 10:13 AM
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I Suppose that there will be a Carpet 5.0 kit and a 5.0 dirt kit , Then later a SR (Search for more Revenue) version for each
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Old 11-30-2018, 11:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Lone Drifter View Post
I Suppose that there will be a Carpet 5.0 kit and a 5.0 dirt kit , Then later a SR (Search for more Revenue) version for each
The 4.0 sr is not recommended for carper due to the lightweight driveline so I would have thought that it would only be a dirt sr.
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Old 11-30-2018, 11:43 AM
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I race the 4.0sr on carpet. Most carpet racers like to use the gear diff instead of the ball diff. So add the gear diff and 67mm bones and it's an awesome carpet muncher.
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