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Old 04-08-2004, 01:32 PM   #1
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Anyone see this vehicle? Looks very interesting. They probably will be releasing a pro version as well.
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pretty impressive first try, i hope it has some kickup though since it is derived form a street car.
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I doubt it..
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where can you see it at ?
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just search for mrc's website. its on there.
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Anyone know of a online shop that sells MRC vehicles and Academy Vehicles? I am very interested in this vehicle.
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I think my local hobbyshop is trying to get the cars. I'll keep you posted.
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read a forum in europe about the cars. From what they are saying the vehicle is very strong and very competitive out of the box. This may be the answer for the guys who want a low cost 4wd buggy and don't have to go losi.
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here is the link:

http://www.rcracechat.com/vb/showth...age=1&pp=15
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Anyone else with opinions on this vehicle?

Got word that B4 front turnbuckles and B3 rear turnbuckles will work on the vehicle. no real breakage issues yet. I got an id coming from that european board to get some more info on the vehicle.
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....one thing to remember...european tracks and american tracks.....very different. US tracks ...almost motocross like layout.
European tracks......flat ...less and small jumps....different surfaces....almost for rally type racing.
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I called up MRC and they said the kit will be available thru' them at the end of April. I am looking for a 4wd buggy to bash around dirt lots. One concern I have about this car is the unsealed drivetrain. The spur and pinion are exposed. Even with the provided under tray, I don't think it will be 100% bullet proof.
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True about European tracks, but looking at the suspension it seems it should do better than the CAT style laydown suspension.

For bashing, this would be a great vehicle from what I can tell. Or, a used XX4 would be great too.
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