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Old 05-17-2004, 12:14 PM   #1
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I saw these on a web site. They look like electric 4wd buggies, but Kyosho? Could they be another buggy, just Kyosho logos? I don't recognize the front shock towers.
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Old 05-17-2004, 12:15 PM   #2
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Another one.
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That thing looks cool. For a second it looked like my yokomo mr4 bc. It would be cool to get another 4 wheel in the game.

I remember my first car was a Kyosho optima. I would rock a kyosho again.
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I thought it was a Yok too, but the body is different, so is the back wing and front shock tower is different. I'd like to see the inside.
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Its a LAZER ZX-S evoooooolution.
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Heres a pic of mine, its a ZX-S from 1995. It made its debut in yatabe arena in the hands of Derek Furutani and Greg Hodapp. They both made the "A". I never ran mine, nor have I seen one run, but I heard it was "slow" compared to the "worlds yz10" that won the worlds in 95' in the hands of Mark Pavidis.
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Actually the one you saw is a newer version of mine, its based on the early ZX-S. The newer evolutions arent imported over here. They have a new shaft drive 4 wheel buggy. Hope my info helped, I dont post too often on here, I choose to just read up. I just built a new Academy buggy, called the SB-sport, its shaft drive and will post a pic if anyone wants to see.............
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What's the deal with it? Any good? Shaft or belt? Since it seems fairly rare, I'm assuming its not very good.
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I just saw the phot of the inside, so I guess its belt.
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Yes, very smooth too I might add. An awesomely built and designed car. Too bad 4 wheel has diminished like it has.
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I have a Yokomo and love it. You're right, it is a small class, but luckily I have been able to race it a little. It would be great to see other buggies besides Losi XXX4. Love to see and get feedback about the Academy. Pics... yeah!
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I just finished building it. Didnt paint the body yet, its nothing special as far as quality. Doesnt come with a complete set of bearings, shocks are plastic, no rear universals. Some minor custom fitting had to be done in some areas. Looks great, we shall see how she runs. I changed the shocks to associated and threw on some titanium turnbuckles, and had to order bearings. Lets see what you think......
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Yok's were always my favorite cars to run. I ran the first dogfighter and still have it. I also have a brand new one, I also have a yokomo "SE". I have many yoks here brand new. Among them are hmmmmm....lets see. Brand new 834B, which is the "dogfighter" the first "super dogfighter", yokomos first YZ-10 distributed by associated, a "JD-Beckwith sparkle graphite chassis yz10", an MX4, superdogfighter 2, works 93, 95 worlds car.
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I'm sure that's why its marked as "sport." No doubt they'll be coming out with later versiuons in all bearings, etc. How do you plan to keep dirt out of it? With the bottom being flat/no tub, it seems vulnerable to letting extra stuff get in.
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It comes with an undertray, apart from the spur, its pretty well sealed. They are supposedly coming out with a "team" version. I know its a sport, but for the amount of cars they are building and putting out a few more bearings wont break them. It was rather inexpensive at 199.00, but xxx-4's (not G+) were @229.00 when they first came out and included a full set of bearings.
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