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Old 03-06-2008, 10:14 PM   #31
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I guess the real question is, can the RTR be decently raced without too many (if any) hop-ups?
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Old 03-07-2008, 08:40 AM   #32
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I guess the real question is, can the RTR be decently raced without too many (if any) hop-ups?
You might want to change the tires but I don't see why it could not be raced. If you want to run a hot motor, you might want to upgrade the universals to the metal ones. Other than that, for only $250 rtr, it's hard to beat.
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same opinion here... I'd change to steel universals, and probably upgrade to the front aluminium chassis brace.
The RTR should be using all the updated plastics (same as those found in the zx5), these includes the beefier shock towers and bases, although I cannot tell from the pictures if that is the case. seems swaybars are missing, but you'd probably be able to get them separately.
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Old 03-13-2008, 10:44 AM   #34
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picked one of these up with a orion 3200 lipo and orion avionics charger from carolinarc for 226 bucks shipped after discount code if anyone is interested.
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Old 03-13-2008, 11:03 AM   #35
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thats really great that they are offering the ZX5 RTR with lipo ready to go.

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If there was a class for it here, I wouldn't mind picking one of these up.

For the lipo version you got, does the ESC have lipo cutoff at all, and what is the motor?
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Old 03-13-2008, 03:26 PM   #36
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I haven't received mine yet, just ordered last night.

I doubt the esc has lipo cutoff. The charger is the cheaper of the orion avionics chargers that only charges at up to 3 amps, but the charger still retails for around 40 bucks.

Forgot to mention, you also get reward points for purchases there and around 250 you get a $10 gift certificate. It's really like paying 216. Great deal.

Looks like the are sold out as of now. I have no idea if they plan to do this long term.
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Anyone know the motor limit on the esc? My wife saw this car at the lhs and loved it. Hey any excuse to buy a new rc is a good one.
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The ZX-5 Ready Set is a great performing package. If someone is looking for a performance based ready to run outfit on a budget, this package (especially with the Orion 3200 Lipo and Charger) is ideal.

And its easily updated to the top end ZX-5.

I witnessed several of these in the hands of Novice Racers this weekend. Only one failure and it was from a severe impact with a retaining wall (Front Universal joint)
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hi guys, just got the zx5, i was wandering what other wheels will fit the car, ie tamiya rims? or i must still stick to kyosho rims. thanks
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