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Old 11-22-2006, 10:23 AM   #181
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so for those here in the "know" is the older version worth buying or should I wait for a couple months and spend another 50 for the NEWER version?? Is the older version "upgradeable" with a new upper deck, or even a new chasis conversion kit? Does the slipper in the original work as well as the new slipper? Any and all feedback is appreciated---thanks
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The price on the original car is a steal. Where else can you get a fully carbon car for that price? While that car did have some issues, with a little tweaking, it can be a competitive car. While the newer car did address a good amount of the issues, it's not a carbon car. You can buy the carbon conversion and other options to make it a "Pro" level car, but then you have a couple of hundred more $ into it. Unfortunatley, even though the SB V2 is based on the original, almost no parts are common. The SB V2 is pretty much a new car from the ground up. If you have any more question, please feel free to contact either Dave or I. My email address is:
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I would consider waiting till you can afford the V2.
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Old 11-22-2006, 11:25 AM   #184
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As oople said get the v2. I have heavily petted beans car and it is a great chassis.
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Old 11-22-2006, 11:26 AM   #185
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Personally I would wait and get the V2 also. But the other car is a steal.
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I would personaly either wait and get the V2 Pro, or get the V2 sport and just upgrade it over time. Better parts availability and support for the new car, and its an improvement over the original SB v1.
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Old 11-22-2006, 01:58 PM   #187
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ok appreciate that, does anyone know the time frame on the new PRO and the cost?? Does anyone on the west cost campaign one now?? havent seen any--
thanks again
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Old 11-22-2006, 04:27 PM   #188
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The word is, February on the PRO V2.
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Agreed on waiting if you can on the V2 Pro or at least getting the V2. I worked on my V1 (had one of the first US V1 Sports) and with minimal setup out of the box my V2 felt better than my race tuned V1 Pro.

One of the main reasons to go with the V2 is gearing options, on the V1 it was an issue, though the new spurs from the V2 can help that.

This is not to say the V1 is a bad car, its just the V2 is better.
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UPDATE!

MRC Academy SB Sport V2 1/10th 4WD Off-Road screw kits are now in stock!



MRC Academy SB Sport V2 1/10th 4WD Off-Road 126-piece high grade 12.9 alloy steel socket head screw kit. Kit includes all applicable cap, flat and button head screws, as well as nuts, washers, and set screws.

Kits will begin shipping tomorrow, Friday November 24th, 2006.

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Tonys screws what does the screw pack weigh?
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Old 11-24-2006, 02:24 PM   #192
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ALL OF SPAIR PIECE ARE OUT OF STOCK FROM MODEL RECTIFIER.

Not burkhead, low-arm, shock tower, rear arm, disk wheel!!, lower arm mount and diff gear for the v2!

Really bad!

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That my v2 before upgrade and body

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Old 11-24-2006, 05:08 PM   #194
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OK...DOSE ANYONE KNOW OF A COMPANY THAT MAKES STEEL OUTDRIVES FOR THE V2. I HAVE GONE THROUGH 4 SETS AND 3 COMPLETE REAR DIFFS. CAIN ?????ANY IDEAS....THANKS
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Old 11-24-2006, 10:11 PM   #195
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what's happening to your diffs? are they melting together or are they just wearing out? If they are melting together you have them set too loose/the slipper is set too tight. Make sure the first thing that slips always is the slipper. Also, after you build the diff and run it a few times it will back out and will need retightened a little. By feel these diffs are a little different than like 2wd diffs I noticed. When they get loose they dont get super free but they slip badly on the track.
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