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Old 05-12-2007, 02:10 AM
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Yea i buy 95% of my stuff from the states, i buy from losi parts house, stormer hobbies and tower, just cant beat the prices they offer, even with freight, actually arrives faster than in oz and a lot cheaper. I used to runa R/C buisness in AUS a long time ago and the prices they ask for stuff today is nearly the same as it was then on most items such as tyres, motors, batteries etc. and the AUS dollar was 52 US cents then so i cant understand how come they charge so much now? They must be making a massive profit because even then it was cheap wholseale for me to buy gear, the prices in the US are the same for most things as they were then as well. Doesnt add up. Sorry for going off topic

What sort of brushless setup did you have in mind K.I.W.I?
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Old 05-12-2007, 05:26 AM
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yeah I find that to, I also buy my losi parts from losi house.
I was thinking of getting a Mamba max 6900, I know where you can buy them for around $200 AUS with free postage.
I saw one on ebay for $350 AUS, so I will save myself $150
I like the Novak ones also, but there out of my price range at the moment.
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Old 05-12-2007, 04:35 PM
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Originally Posted by -[K[i]W[i]-
yeah I find that to, I also buy my losi parts from losi house.
I was thinking of getting a Mamba max 6900, I know where you can buy them for around $200 AUS with free postage.
I saw one on ebay for $350 AUS, so I will save myself $150
I like the Novak ones also, but there out of my price range at the moment.
What $200 new? They cost $213 in America and that's U.S. They retail for $349 in Australia

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Old 05-12-2007, 06:12 PM
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yep thats right
I can pm you the site if you want.
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Old 05-12-2007, 07:48 PM
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i was looking into possibly getting the XXX4 +G. but ive heard a lot of bad things about it not being durable? will it hold up like a plastic chassis in a hard crash? ive heard lots about the chassis and arms breaking on these buggies. is this true?
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Old 05-12-2007, 08:17 PM
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I run a xx4 and have only broken one arm on it. I know it's not a xxx4 which you ask about.. But thing is I'm a B-main driver so I don't try and make
A-main times which keeps breakage down. The added traction of wheelers makes for quicker and faster cars, which lets guys drive above their abilities. Just because the car is capable of quad-ing the big jump doesn't mean the driver is. I think this is a big reason for the durability issues with wheelers.

That said I think most the xxx4's I've seen run aluminum steering parts or something like that. I think guys put the same parts on the bj4. Could be wrong. I'm sure guys here will educate the both of us.
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Old 05-12-2007, 08:26 PM
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yeah id like to be possitive before dropping the money on a new kit and motor
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Old 05-12-2007, 09:05 PM
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The durability problems were with the early model and the plastic shock towers and front arms, the new graphite plus items are much stronger and provided you dont do anything stupid like hit a wall or another car at full noise i dont think you will break it easily, all comes down to how you drive, i raced my old XXX buggy years ago and won many A mains and never broke a single part in the whole time i owned it ( no jokes ) mainly due to concentrating hard on not crashing into stuff, that not only loses the race but breaks your car obviously. A lot of the other guys broke stuff on a regular basis.... Losi cars are very tough cars and can handle a lot of abuse, these days modifieds are stupid fast and it takes a lot of strength in any car to withstand a crash at the speeds the cars go today compared to 5 years ago.
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Old 05-13-2007, 06:22 AM
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yeah. well i was planning on running a 10x2 mod motor in it and probably racing b-main if i race. it will most likely just be playing at the track because we dont have a big 4wd class, but i drive my dark impact at the track and love it, but would like something a little better
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Old 05-13-2007, 07:41 AM
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we have been running a xxx4 graphite car for about 3 years it has been a very strong and reliable car it only breaks when you do something wrong . Straight out off the box they are ready to race the only thing you will need to do is replace the front hinge pin for alloy (only the hinge pin) if you replace the pivot block with alloy it becames to strong and there is no flex with a hard knock you can tear it out of the chassis cheaper and easier to replace plastic pivot block . keep a front diff cover and front shock tower for spares they will and do break but only with a very hard knock
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Old 05-13-2007, 08:40 AM
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it shouldnt take to many hard hits. possibly over the big triple down the back straight, but other then that there is nothing that could break it i wouldnt think. thanks for all the advice. might be getting one. might not. not to sure yet. thanks guys
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Old 05-15-2007, 08:35 PM
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Originally Posted by jrr102486
the only problems i had was the actual fitment and then obviously the body. all i really did was run the amb and servowire along the side first and then mounted the speedo as close to those wires as possible to accomadate the capacitor and extra wires as well. to me it seems balanced for my driving, that and also i got it to drive more like my 8ight. ill post some pics once i get it fixed

here are some pics of my 4. i have the gtb in the middle. i got this thing to feel like my 8ight, and thats friggin kool.

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Old 05-15-2007, 08:50 PM
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don't you mean your 8ight feels like your xxx4?
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actually no, i got my 8ight before the 4. i raced my 8ight all last summer, and i got the 4 in january. so my 4 handles like my 8ight.
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Old 05-16-2007, 07:29 AM
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Check out these cool azz lights... They didn't last too long, I didn't even hit the lid.
Oh well
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