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Old 12-05-2007, 01:08 PM   #16
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I don't know what Associated's life cycle is for a kit (6, 7 years?), but any good company is not going to wait until they are getting beat to release a new one. As soon as they start getting beat, they start losing market share. They (Associated) probably already know when the next kit is going to be released albeit maybe 2 or 3 years down the road. Ideally they will release a new car while the B4 is still dominant so they can continue their winning with an even better kit. My .02
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Old 12-05-2007, 02:30 PM   #17
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I think that if they were going to release an update to the B4, it'll be around the time of the '09 World Champs. They are being held in the US and AE will want to dominate more than ever. Still, how good would it be to see the B4 win at the next WC?

You can already fit lipo's in without too much fuss.
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Old 12-05-2007, 04:28 PM   #18
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Chris,

Why Are you giving up on the Kyosho? Thought you dug that car?


As for AE, Its like everyone has said. AE will make subtle changes, perhaps slight changes to geometry but they have been refining products for YEARS.




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Old 12-05-2007, 07:18 PM   #19
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someone mention we just got the B-44 ?

forgot the mini MGT , MGT90 & rc-8 ? woops...

now we know a rc8 truggy is coming soon

so


you would think a updated 1/10 2w line is in coming soon...
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Old 12-05-2007, 08:27 PM   #20
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I would like to see this one and only change.
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Old 12-05-2007, 08:30 PM   #21
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New coated top shaft already available..

opps , spider gears ?

I don`t think so ...
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Old 12-05-2007, 08:42 PM   #22
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New coated top shaft already available..

opps , spider gears ?

I don`t think so ...
You don't think they would be good? It would have to oil filled huh?
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You don't think they would be good? It would have to oil filled huh?
The ball diff offer`s superior performance, more even power distribution between both wheels on the bumps..
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Old 12-05-2007, 08:54 PM   #24
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The ball diff offer`s superior performance, more even power distribution between both wheels on the bumps..
Have you ever tried the gear the type? I would think with the torque coming from the brushless motors these days they would be an awesome change.

I'm sure there could be some design flaws. And less diff rebuilds.
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Have you ever tried the gear the type? I would think with the torque coming from the brushless motors these days they would be an awesome change.

I'm sure there could be some design flaws. And less diff rebuilds.
Have I tried ?
In The old days ...

The Kyosho`s came standard with spider`s, cost extra for optional ball diff...

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Have I tried ?
In The old days ...

The Kyosho`s came standard with spider`s, cost extra for optional ball diff...

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Are they spring tension? I would like to try one.
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Are they spring tension? I would like to try one.

They were just like 1/8th ones done today.....


Cept they would leak oil..(no O-rings)


Back then we just used the black grease .....
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They were just like 1/8th ones done today.....


Cept they would leak oil..(no O-rings)


Back then we just used the black grease .....
Thats pretty interesting then maybe it was the grease being to thick. The only way it would be worth trying is if they made one with a seal some way, in order to use a thinner oil.
Oh well. I'll stick to my 1/8th for now. They sure do last.
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Why not just updated b4 and t4 kits instead of new ones?? we all know they are extremely fast the way they are but offer them with all the updated goodies now available.
t4- Quickchange hubs, gt2 front arms, gt2 castor blocks, gt2 steering blocks, and b44 rear hubs with the bigger outer bearings!!!

b4- Gt2 castor blocks, b44 rear hubs with the bigger bearings and updated steering arms to be tougher

I already switched all this stuff on mine and they all work great!!!
its the b4 and t4 ft2's
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There are various diff greases available from Kyosho ....


The spider performs best on smooth surfaces ..

Then bumpier it gets, the ball diff has quite a advantage in traction & staight acceleration....
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