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Old 09-30-2007, 01:36 PM   #16
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I'd much rather a "TC" style chassis than a tub style. Why? I don't quite know.

They sure seem to be doing better now though, Kyosho has even adopted that style of 4WD now. Losi should do the same.
Kyosho uses a graphite tub design.
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Kyosho uses a graphite tub design.
They have a new car that might come out soon (the zx5 is about to get replaced)
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Old 09-30-2007, 02:27 PM   #18
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Yea, your missing the one above these, the Tamiya 501X!
Yea the Tamiya 501x is a awesome car. there are many great 4wd's but the Associated B44 is probably the most reliable. Parts support is awesome, just about every hobby website has parts. So if I had a Choice I would take the B44, or the BJ4 WE SE.
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They have a new car that might come out soon (the zx5 is about to get replaced)
Yes, Kyosho has a new 4WD that uses the saddle pack design layout.

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Old 09-30-2007, 04:05 PM   #20
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I have been happy with the zx-5 had it now since it has come out. Bought about $100 worth of spare parts and still have most of them, It's Durable, and runs great and feels very stable on the track. Great car and great parts support.

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Old 09-30-2007, 08:04 PM   #21
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Yes, Kyosho has a new 4WD that uses the saddle pack design layout.

The new Kyosho looks very good!!. I cant wait to see it in person.
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Old 09-30-2007, 08:45 PM   #22
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So is this Carbon ZX-5 out yet??
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Old 09-30-2007, 09:10 PM   #23
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So is this Carbon ZX-5 out yet??
No, this is the first time the RC world has seen the prototype.
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No, this is the first time the RC world has seen the prototype.
Any word on when it will be out?
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flat carbon chassis lend theirselves to low volume or frequently changing car designs.

moulded tub chassis cost a hell of a lot to tool, and if you want any changes to the design then it can be a huge cost...
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I think it looks kind of like a losi bj4 hybrid. All cool in the end though I would like one.
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Hi guys, i am looking at getting my son into RC racing (i run 1/8th buggy) and am keen on the ZX5. Have looked at prices and want to know if the RTR is a worthy car or should i go the kit option. Are they a good car, i am hoping a
4wd car with a 540 silver can motor would be the easiest combination to learn on. Are tyres and rims interchangable with other makes. Any help would be appreciated.
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Don't forget the Yokomo MR-4BX

It's an awsome buggy and very reliable. I have about 10 race with mine and anything broken yet.

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Any word on when it will be out?
I'm guessing end of '07, beginning of '08.
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Hi guys, i am looking at getting my son into RC racing (i run 1/8th buggy) and am keen on the ZX5. Have looked at prices and want to know if the RTR is a worthy car or should i go the kit option. Are they a good car, i am hoping a
4wd car with a 540 silver can motor would be the easiest combination to learn on. Are tyres and rims interchangable with other makes. Any help would be appreciated.
depends on your budget. the rtr would be ok to start with.
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