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Old 04-02-2007, 03:41 AM   #16
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I think they will come with prepainted bodies in two different designs, the ZX-5 RTR is in the 2007 Kyosho Catalogue so it should be on its way this year sometime! I haven't heard a release date though.
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Old 04-02-2007, 10:32 AM   #17
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Looks good. We need more 4 wheel drivers!!!
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Old 06-08-2007, 03:40 PM   #18
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Finally they have the specs and pics out for it

Features:

Completely factory assembled and painted - just install batteries (not included) and you're ready to go!

Low-maintenance, high-efficiency shaft-drive that gets power to the ground fast.

Shares the same basic platform as the ZX-5 racing buggy, so all of the replacement, factory option and aftermarket parts fit, giving the ZX-5 ReadySet owner hundreds of choices to modify and customize their car.

Includes high-power 20-turn motor and a compact electronic speed controller.

Chassis layout features excellent balance using a straight six-cell matched pack or a stick pack - no complicated and annoying saddle packs.

Full set of 20 ball bearings are included for smooth running and long lasting performance.

Equipped with oil shocks that feature threaded spring pre-load adjusters for quick and easy adjustments for racers that want to fine-tune performance.

A standard competition-developed slipper clutch protects the drivetrain and gets power to the ground more smoothly.

Front and rear ball differentials, developed specifically for racing, are included in the Lazer ZX-5 ReadySet, which means this machine is ready for the racetrack.

High-quality materials are used in the main chassis and upper support, which ensures durability and maximizes performance.

Double-wishbone, four-wheel independent suspension soaks up the biggest bumps and includes turnbuckle type upper links for quick adjustment.

Body is painted, decaled and trimmed right out of the box - no custom fitting or detailing is required.

Factory-glued tires eliminate a messy and difficult job for newcomers - just install the batteries and you're ready to go!

Compatible with virtually all factory and aftermarket Lazer ZX-5 option parts.


ReadySet contents:

Factory assembled chassis with installed electronics

Painted and trimmed body complete with decals

KT-3HS wheel-type transmitter

* AA-sized batteries (8) for transmitter, and six-cell Ni-MH sub-C battery pack and charger are sold separately


Chassis Technical Data

Length: 14.96 in. (380mm)

Width: 9.76 in. (248mm)

Height: 5.71 in. (145mm)

Ground clearance: 1 in. (25mm)

Wheelbase: 10.63 in. (270mm)

Tread (F/R): 8.27 in. (210mm)/7.87 in. (200mm)

Tire (F/R): 8634mm/8642mm

Gear ratio: 8.85:1

Approx. weight: 58.2 oz. (1650g)

Motor: 20-turn G20 motor


Lazer ZX-5 ReadySet

No. 30861

Available: August 2007





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Old 06-08-2007, 06:55 PM   #19
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i like the tires
what are they
and i hope you can get the bodys

hate doing bodys.
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Old 06-08-2007, 07:06 PM   #20
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i like the tires
what are they
and i hope you can get the bodys

hate doing bodys.
Probably will but would probably be $70 for the painted body

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Old 06-08-2007, 07:16 PM   #21
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i doubt that....AE sells their prepainted t4 and b4 bodies for like $30....its not "custom painted" its "robot painted" prob.
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i doubt that....AE sells their prepainted t4 and b4 bodies for like $30....its not "custom painted" its "robot painted" prob.
Well if you would like the painted body for the Inferno ST it is $81.99
http://www.shopkyosho.com/product/pr...2069.12072.0.0



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Old 06-08-2007, 07:33 PM   #23
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Come on its the brushless age. I wanted one till I seen the motor.
Dang it.
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Old 06-08-2007, 07:48 PM   #24
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Come on its the brushless age. I wanted one till I seen the motor.
Dang it.
Something stopping you from buying your own motor?? Brushless is a more expensive technology and most RTR's are designed to have a low entry cost...

Yes, I said most, I know Losi is doing it...
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Something stopping you from buying your own motor?? Brushless is a more expensive technology and most RTR's are designed to have a low entry cost...

Yes, I said most, I know Losi is doing it...
TRAXXAS went brushless RTR too.
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Old 06-08-2007, 07:53 PM   #26
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Something stopping you from buying your own motor?? Brushless is a more expensive technology and most RTR's are designed to have a low entry cost...

Yes, I said most, I know Losi is doing it...
Yeah heres my motors and I have a Mamba 7700. And I have a losi RTR.
Brushless.
It would be a waste for me to buy it unless it had a Mamba or a Novak.
Maybe seems how they bought out Orion they will venture into it some day.

The way I see it RTR's are good you get the system to add to your current system. And you get it at the same or lower cost than a team kit.

They should call Mamba or Novak.

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Old 03-06-2008, 05:35 PM   #27
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Does anyone know what the main differences between the regular kit and this RTR kit are? Thanks!
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Stitchy,

Depends on whether you are comparing the RTR to the standard ZX-5 or the ZX-5 SP.

Iwould suggest looking on the Kyosho America website for a comparison but I do know that the RTR uses plastic shock bodies, at the very least.

In this regard can anyone tell me if you can jsut upgrade the composite shock bodies to alloy without requiring shafts, pistons etc?

Curious as I am looking to get an RTR in the near future and would like to work out what cost I would be up for for this upgrade, once I am over the composite bodies.
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Old 03-06-2008, 05:53 PM   #29
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Yeah, comparing to regular ZX-5, not 'SP' version. From what I can tell, the ZX-5 has better shocks, 3 choices for front diff, universals, and sway bars.

Can anyone verify and/or add to the list?
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Old 03-06-2008, 08:51 PM   #30
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The RTR has univerals, but they are made out of plastic...so far they are holding up. The motor mount is cast, not machine. BTW, the tires does not have any foam inside...kinda strange why they did that.

One more thing...the body is a real looker. The real thing is much better than the picture.
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