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Old 12-04-2004, 08:25 AM   #976
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The only drawback with the Kyosho buggies is that they are imported and distributed by Great Planes.

Great Planes seems to jack their prices up sky high on parts. Sure, the Kyoshos are quite durable, but when you do break it'll cost ya.
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Old 12-04-2004, 09:07 AM   #977
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Some parts yes, others no. It's strange how the parts are priced. Take the front hubs; Kyosho $10, OFNA $14 both are very similar cast alloy. Now buy the steering pins and the bushings, $8 for two shoulder screws and two flanged bushings.

However most of the parts are about the same price as Mugen and others and since they don't break so much the cost of parts is moot.
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Old 12-04-2004, 10:58 AM   #978
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Old 12-04-2004, 12:21 PM   #979
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how good is the sportwerks pro for raceing i was offer one for an unreal deal is this something to buy to keep saving for a mbx-5 or 777 sp1
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Old 12-04-2004, 06:34 PM   #980
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Watch the language guys, there's no reason for it.
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Old 12-05-2004, 07:14 PM   #981
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how good is the sportwerks pro for raceing i was offer one for an unreal deal is this something to buy to keep saving for a mbx-5 or 777 sp1
The Mayhem is a very competent buggy. I own 2 of these with RB engines and they are very competive. I've already beat both the Kyosho 777 and the MBX Prospec driven by experienced drivers on 2 different tracks. It's all a matter of chassis setup and driving experience. The Mayhem is overlooked as a good sportsman buggy in my opinion. Sportwerks has tons of options and upgrades for this buggy. Although, out of the box, the Mayhem has a good chassis setup for most tracks, for a short track with lots of tight turns and no big jumps, you'll want to shorten the wheelbase, change the diff oil to 3,5,.5, change to lighter springs (option part), move the upper front A arms back by moving the caster shims to the front of the arm and change to lighter anti-roll bars (option part). For a larger, more open track with large jumps, try the standard wheelbase, regular stock springs and 40 wt shock oil (30 wt is stock).
The Mayhem represents really good bang for the buck. 3 versions are available and all are prebuilt: the RTR version with JR Xs3i radio and .26 engine, the PRO version with .21 7 port engine and the PRO version without radio or engine. All are preassembled.
For those with their own radio and engine, the pro version without either is a really good deal at around $369 which is way under the MBX5 or the Kyosho 777. If you need the engine, it's only $100 more and includes the pipe. That engine is no slouch either, it really screams.
The RTR version is winner also. It REALLY puts out the power!
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Old 12-08-2004, 05:55 AM   #983
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I am building my Hyper 7 pro and the front upper wishbones touch the steering arm. The screw that holds the pivot ball at the end of the arm scrapes the wishbone.

Anybody had this or have i got it on wrong?

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Old 12-08-2004, 04:22 PM   #985
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my mayham pro rocks..my freind races kyoshos and i smoke em` i have the wasp .28 in mine..jammin fun..kyosho is great for super heavy duty crashing..i just go fast and try not to crash too bad..although my mayham will take a wide open barrel roll and drive away?!
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I have another problem with the buggy. There is a pin that goes through the front shock mount and is the front upper wishbone hinge pin. It locates in the hole in the rear support.

There are 2 holes in the shock tower and rear bracket. Low and High. The when I put the hinge pin in the lower hole the wish bone touches the steering link the upper holes are not the same in the bracket and the shock tower. The shock tower one is further up so making the upper front wishbone tilt backwards. Is this supposed to be like that?
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hello....sorry if this question has been ask b4...but no time to run through every posting....anyway what is the major differences between these 2 buggies.

and i notice there is 3 version of these 777....what r the differences..
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hello....sorry if this question has been ask b4...but no time to run through every posting....anyway what is the major differences between these 2 buggies.

and i notice there is 3 version of these 777....what r the differences..
i show u MP777 SPECIAL...

http://www.towerhobbies.com/products.../kyoc0564.html

and

http://www.kyosho.co.jp/web/products...mp777sp-e.html

go for the BEST.... MP777


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What are your reasons for naming the MP777 the best car?
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Old 12-09-2004, 10:43 AM   #990
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He either owns one or wants to own one.

It's called pride of ownership.
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