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Old 04-02-2009, 09:56 AM   #16
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Get the Caster buggy... huge bang for the buck!
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Old 04-02-2009, 10:03 AM   #17
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What does your LHS have in stock? Thats the biggest factor that influences what I run. If the LHS does not have parts and has to order them all the time it can be frustrating.
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I really like my Caster Fusion Pro. I can get any part I want from www.casterracingusa.com in 2 or 3 days. The car is so easy to go fast and is very forgiving. I will be running a Caster for a long time.
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What are the differences between the Fusion EX-1 Race and the Fusion EX-1R Factory Pro Buggy?
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What are the differences between the Fusion EX-1 Race and the Fusion EX-1R Factory Pro Buggy?
The Pro buggy has big bore shocks, full CVDs, and all 7075 aluminum... that's the big ones. Also it has a one piece motor mount, alum battery straps, and front swaybar included.

I would recommend the Pro version if you plan to race. Nothing wrong with the Sport though. It has the same drivetrain, minus the rear CVDs, and it handles very good too. But the big bore shocks are sweet... much nicer than the sport shocks imo.

Whoever said the Fusion is not competitive either has no clue, never driven one, or has an agenda. It's been well proven in a limited time that the cars are VERY competitive. We have several guys that immediately began turning faster times when they switched to the Caster car.
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Old 04-02-2009, 09:33 PM   #22
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btw, you can get the Pro car for $400 from www.bluegroovehobbies.com

the website is just getting put together but the cars have been in stock for a while...
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The one thing I do not like about the castor is the two batteries. Th wt balance looks like an advantage but really is not. Too much wire/connectors and the speed control to high .
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Are you by norcal? I heard that JH is really tearing it up with a Caster pro there.....
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Old 04-03-2009, 11:02 PM   #25
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Th wt balance looks like an advantage but really is not.
How can you be sure about that? You should ask some of the guys that run them to see what they think.

Having the esc mounted about an inch off the chassis isn't a great thing if it's a big heavy esc and a mess of wires. But keep in mind that the two 2s packs have lower overall cg than any single pack car, which has a battery that's around 40mm tall. Having the two packs sitting lower in the car more than compensates for the raised esc.

I run a MM and it's pretty light, maybe 3oz w/wires.... vs. about 8-9oz of battery weight that would be raised to about the same height in a single brick battery pack.

Food for thought anyway.
Btw, I have nothing against single pack cars. I have one myself that I also designed and built. It was the first electric 8ight...
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