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Old 12-06-2006, 05:23 AM   #1
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Anybody have one? Looks like a good deal for 400?
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I have one and it's not bad for a RTR.

Is it race worthy? Yes but some of the metal parts will bend like the rear shock tower, the anti-squat plate and rear brace. Other than that it is very durable and the engine is very strong (and quiet). The truggy handles quite good but the springs are a bit soft. I would swap out the diff grease for silicon fluid and use 10/20/3 f/c/r.

The radio is great eventhough it's 27MHz AM. It is an Airtronics MX-A with digital settings and 12 model memory.
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Got one, will sell roller for $200 shipped. It has less than 1 gallon on it, but blew the .28. Needs a few ST-R upgrades to be competitive, but you'd be happy with it!

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Got one, will sell roller for $200 shipped. It has less than 1 gallon on it, but blew the .28. Needs a few ST-R upgrades to be competitive, but you'd be happy with it!

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Need a GXR28, I have one for sale.
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I have one and it's not bad for a RTR.

Is it race worthy? Yes but some of the metal parts will bend like the rear shock tower, the anti-squat plate and rear brace. Other than that it is very durable and the engine is very strong (and quiet). The truggy handles quite good but the springs are a bit soft. I would swap out the diff grease for silicon fluid and use 10/20/3 f/c/r.

The radio is great eventhough it's 27MHz AM. It is an Airtronics MX-A with digital settings and 12 model memory.

AreCee.

How is that truck out of the box at Leisure? It's price is nice...just wondering about the servos. I'm my Helios still so the radio and RX I could swap.

Is the engine atleast somewhat able to compete. Unlike say a NTC3 RTR...

Just to be sure we're talking about this truck right..


http://www.kyoshoamerica.com/carsand...ars/31354B.asp

Their RTR buggy looks nice as well. Know anything about that?
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I'm curious also. Especially in the buggy since its totally upgradeable to the 777 according to Kyosho. I know the kits are better but this would fit into my xmas list.
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I'd say the must haves would start with a high torque steering servo, an ST-R gas tank, a receiver hump pack, and a sway bar kit. It's hard to start hot, so I'd get a starter box. The igniter is pretty cheap, too.

The radio is excellent, IMO. And the rest of the truggy is very nice, including the engine....it was my fault that I messed my engine up and would not expect that to be a problem normally.
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Need a GXR28, I have one for sale.
How much? Sent you a PM.
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AreCee.

How is that truck out of the box at Leisure? It's price is nice...just wondering about the servos. I'm my Helios still so the radio and RX I could swap.

Is the engine atleast somewhat able to compete. Unlike say a NTC3 RTR...

Just to be sure we're talking about this truck right..

Their RTR buggy looks nice as well. Know anything about that?
I like the truggy and it runs well at Leisure. Too bad I'm not as fast . I ran it with the 777 springs and shocks but the stock ones are good for RTR gear.

The chassis is closer to a 7.5 rather than the 777 and the running gear (drivetrain) is almost the same as the ST-R. The pivot blocks and uprights are 7.5 but the lower arms are STR.

The rear shock tower is a direct swap to ST-R but the front requires some work.

I was going to go to Leisure tonight but it's too cold.

The buggy is the same mix of 777 and 7.5 components.

(You can get a 777SP2 for $510 at A Main Hobby and the ST-R for $599 at Nitrohouse.)
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How about set up tips for this truggy, diff fluid, shock oil etc?
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Diffs: 10/20/3

Shocks: Stock Plastic 35 front, 30 rear. Use ST-R white springs if possible.

Height: Front - arms level; Rear - bones level.

Tires: run what you got.

Camber; between -1 to -3 all around

Toe: front none; rear (no choice unless you buy 7.5 blocks) 3

Anti-squat: 3
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