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Old 02-10-2004, 11:55 PM   #166
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The Kanai 3 is really a much differnt car than Warpig makes it out to be.

The Kanai 3 is out of the box going to be a better car for the hard pack tracks and larger tracks than the Kanai 2 for many reasons. The Kanai 1 lacks many important features of the Kanai 2. The Kanai 2 is going to be a better car for your more typical U.S. style tracks.

The Kanai 3 has a differnent front end roll center geometry wich will help make the car more stable and predictable on a blue groove track now couple that with the added droop in the rear of the car it will be alot eaiser to drive in lower traction situations. The car also comes with a standard center diff wich the k2 doesn't it also has a single single brake setup.

I have chosen to stick with the K2 for local club racing and will use my k3 for national races that they purposly blue groove.
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Old 02-11-2004, 07:20 AM   #167
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but, it sounds like those are things that I've modified K2's to do and have seen others to many times.. w/o having to spend lots of money.. just a dremel.. but, get the K3.. it's a good car.. just cost $$.. I just don't think it's worth getting if you have a K or K2 when you can modify and most people that are serious have alread updated their cars and do not need to get it.. mabye just a front end upgrade... I think the K cars are good.. just not as easy to drive as the mugen.. and cost more
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Old 02-11-2004, 07:21 AM   #168
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I just got a kanai 3 and will be running it on the weekend.
May i ask what blue grove means?
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Old 02-11-2004, 07:33 AM   #169
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when the line is in hard pack condition.. they call it blue groove because the tires acually leave rubber on the track and it visible.. usually smooth conditions.. easier to drive.. but, can be driven very fast with a good driver
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Old 02-11-2004, 07:37 AM   #170
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just to clarify.. sounds like I'm one sided.. the K3 is a great car.. anyone should be happy to own one.. but, in my thinking it isn't worth the money... and I've driven both cars... that may not be how you think.. I bought the X5 because after driving one I couldn't believe how easy it drove.. and now that I have one and dialed it in I'm still amazed at it.. and it's very durable and inexpensive to upgrage and buy parts for... the car just works.. so, I try to influence people on that... and I do have kyosho parts on my mugen.. if that means anything
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Old 02-11-2004, 08:57 AM   #171
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Hi,

I'm running 22 degree hubs on my K2.... wanted to see what most people are running on their toe in/out on the front end, and rearend.

Mine is currently setup with 3 degrees toe in in the rear, and 1 degree toe out in the front. Haven't had a chance to try it out yet but I wanted to have it somewhat setup before hitting the track.
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Old 02-11-2004, 08:01 PM   #172
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just to clarify.. sounds like I'm one sided.. the K3 is a great car.. anyone should be happy to own one.. but, in my thinking it isn't worth the money... and I've driven both cars... that may not be how you think.. I bought the X5 because after driving one I couldn't believe how easy it drove.. and now that I have one and dialed it in I'm still amazed at it.. and it's very durable and inexpensive to upgrage and buy parts for... the car just works.. so, I try to influence people on that... and I do have kyosho parts on my mugen.. if that means anything
no problem i have the mp 7.5 inferno and like it very much just would like to upgrade to a newer version of the kanai but it's a little bit expensive (USD 650 here in our lhs). have seen the mbx5 and like the layback steering servo dont know the performance but have seen good reviews and feedbacks from owners anyway thanks for the info and your opinion be posting whichever kit i might buy thanks again
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Old 02-11-2004, 08:01 PM   #173
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Until now, I have not paid much attention to Ofna's 1/8 scale buggies. Can someone tell me their preference between the 9.5 pro and the hyper 7 pbs? Is the hyper 7 the newer of the two? Thank you for your help. In all actuality, I'll probably end up with one of those "other brands" anyways.
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The hyper7's are of better quality than the 9.5's. Even though both are badged as ofna, they are made by two different taiwanese companies - H7 by hobao, and 9.5 by hongnor. I think generally the hobao stuff is of better quality.
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Old 02-12-2004, 09:25 AM   #175
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definetly go for a hyper 7 instead of 9.5 ive seen them both and my opinion is the hyper seems to look better on the track

the new paul coleman hyper 7 pbs looks really nice check the new rc car action
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xray has plans to come out with a 1/8 buggy...should be interesting....
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should be expensive too.. and hard to get parts.. but, we'll see...


check out the new GS buggy... it looks rad!!
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should be expensive too.. and hard to get parts.. but, we'll see...


check out the new GS buggy... it looks rad!!
I know.....wonder how much those things are gonna cost?
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Yeh im in Sydney. Im in last year of highskool too, but lucky for me im only 20 mins down the road from the track.
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Old 02-16-2004, 03:26 AM   #180
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Just got done building my K3 last week but I need a basic set up to start with. Any suggestions????
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