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Old 09-02-2006, 07:36 AM   #661
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Hey Guys,

Found these during my net ventures thought you might be interested.

http://www.rcmodz.com/cgi-bin/ikonbo...&st=10#entry18

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Old 09-02-2006, 01:09 PM   #662
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Heres a little funny story for you all. I heard that the 8ight parts were in stock at Losi parts house. When I told my LHS that they were in stock he called Horizon. Horizon stated it was IMPOSSIBLE AND THEY WERE MISLEADING PEOPLE because they were not available to Horizon until the 15th (making 18th release date in stores) I decided to order some spare parts from losi parts house to see if they really had them. They showed up in the mail today!! It's gonna be fun hearing my LHS owner calling Horizon on Monday!! At any rate if parts are out it's only a short wait for the car now!!
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Old 09-02-2006, 03:30 PM   #663
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Losi Parts House is great! I don't know what connection they have with Losi / Horizon, but it's a good connection to have!
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Djg, when you go into the local LHS to brag that you bought them someplace else, the "Parts house" will no longer be the place to go. Horizon may shut them down for selling earlier then the release date.

If I were you, rather then trying to get your dealer fired up, order as many parts as you can now, instead. This protects the availability and tricks the shop owner you deal with into thinking you are really a "good" customer.

"Two weeks"!

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Found these during my net ventures thought you might be interested.

http://www.rcmodz.com/cgi-bin/ikonbo...&st=10#entry18

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Old 09-02-2006, 09:14 PM   #666
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maybe that's something track owner's could try here. it looks to be beneficial for more than several reasons......

vehicles stay clean

glue like traction

no track maintainance

one of the drawbacks i can readily think of is if it rains......i'd think it'd be a pain to clear the water prior to racing without a wet/dry vacuum. also, if you wanted to change the layout, pulling up all that carpet and then laying it back down couldn't be all that much fun either. but for the racer in general, it looks to be a winner.
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maybe that's something track owner's could try here. it looks to be beneficial for more than several reasons......

vehicles stay clean

glue like traction

no track maintainance

one of the drawbacks i can readily think of is if it rains......i'd think it'd be a pain to clear the water prior to racing without a wet/dry vacuum. also, if you wanted to change the layout, pulling up all that carpet and then laying it back down couldn't be all that much fun either. but for the racer in general, it looks to be a winner.

you bring up good points, but the whole point of off road is throwing dirt, and you know that your car is not going to stay clean anyway. Besides, blue groove/clay tracks give you benefits simialr to these.
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Old 09-05-2006, 02:06 AM   #669
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maybe that's something track owner's could try here. it looks to be beneficial for more than several reasons......

vehicles stay clean

glue like traction

no track maintainance

one of the drawbacks i can readily think of is if it rains......i'd think it'd be a pain to clear the water prior to racing without a wet/dry vacuum. also, if you wanted to change the layout, pulling up all that carpet and then laying it back down couldn't be all that much fun either. but for the racer in general, it looks to be a winner.
not wanting to go too far off topic, but the astro turf it normally layed on top of sand so unless its a complete monsoon the water just drains through the AT and the sand and you don't get puddles.

to stay on topic, even on the UK specific 'unique' style tracks it seems the 8ight was dominant.
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Old 09-05-2006, 03:20 AM   #670
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I can't wait any longer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Our league is about to open in a month and I wish to get it ready by than.

Does anybody knows about any spare parts that one should by with the kit?
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Old 09-05-2006, 06:42 PM   #671
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recieved my losi 8ight parts in mail from losi parts house today.I guess they were lucky to get their parts early.now if i could get my kit i would be happy.
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Djg, when you go into the local LHS to brag that you bought them someplace else, the "Parts house" will no longer be the place to go. Horizon may shut them down for selling earlier then the release date.

If I were you, rather then trying to get your dealer fired up, order as many parts as you can now, instead. This protects the availability and tricks the shop owner you deal with into thinking you are really a "good" customer.

"Two weeks"!

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Maybe your missing the whole point. I don't want to TRICK my lhs owner into thinking I'm a good customer, I really am a good customer and want to support my local track. I want my local track to be there for me and getting beat by the internet houses really sucks. Horizon should know better. With the internet companies, they offer no support, in the ways of help, tracks, and racing. I think all hobby shops should be on a level playing field in this department, and let the services determine who gets the business.

I only bought a couple of small $$ items to show my lhs owner and prove to Horizon. I will save the buggy purchase and other parts to support my LHS!!
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I agree, I have my 8ight ordered through a local hobby shop and will pay 20 to 50 dollars more for it than i might have to pay getting it through mail order but i realize i need to purchase it there so i will have a place to race.
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I don’t get you guys…..
What is your problem with LPH???
First, it has a store front so it is NOT just an internet store (not that there is any thing wrong with that).
Second, it has one of the better services. As appose to Stormer-Hobbies and Tower-Hobbies, which are considered to be two of the bigger hobby shops, that I had problem and difficulties in getting service, with LPH the communication is grate the information is liable and product service is excellent.

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but i realize i need to purchase it there so i will have a place to race.
If you wont buy the car or on other car for that meter, I wouldn’t be able to race at your local track?!?!?!?!?! Or it is just that you will feel shame for not letting your LHS to rob you blind.?!?
People should make there own calculation and buy where ever they feel is good for them. If your local dealer is your friend and you wish to support his business – that is you choice, but keep in mind that there are more than some people that relay on these internet shops to get parts etc..

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Maybe your missing the whole point. I don't want to TRICK my lhs owner into thinking I'm a good customer, I really am a good customer and want to support my local track. I want my local track to be there for me and getting beat by the internet houses really sucks. Horizon should know better. With the internet companies, they offer no support, in the ways of help, tracks, and racing. I think all hobby shops should be on a level playing field in this department, and let the services determine who gets the business.

I only bought a couple of small $$ items to show my lhs owner and prove to Horizon. I will save the buggy purchase and other parts to support my LHS!!
I feel like you don’t get the point…
What you did was spite and spite alone!!! There was no gain for you LHS nor you from you act.
What you did was pure trashing another guy's business buy trying to demolish LPH relations with HORIZON.
Did you think for once that maybe this guy is worth while for HORIZON to give priority to??? Could be his turnover is much bigger with losi part than your LHS???
I'm sorry to disappoint you but it sound you don’t know jack in the business world.
Your action with the parts will not get your LHS the parts/kits any faster, it will just cause damage to a lot more people that the LPH group.

And by the way, there is a big disappointment in your future, LOSI PARTS HOUSE will not be shut down…
Not only that, it is allowed by law to sell everything in there store.
If Horizon wanted to holed delivery dates to final consumers they should not have shipped it anywhere and hold it in their warehouse.
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Old 09-06-2006, 05:33 AM   #675
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no problem with LPH, great service fast shipment ect. ect. but they will not be there on race day when i break something that i do not have a spare.i would gladly order from them again and will in the future, but i do not deal exc. with mail order.not picking on LPH. in fact just the opposite.
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