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Old 09-21-2004, 01:58 PM   #811
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ultimate sells them for $145 shipped.. it's nothing personal, but i am tired of seeing folks try to gouge, or maybe take advantage of folks.. ask anybody about the ultimatehobbies.com price. sorry you took itas a personally attack as i certainly don't mean it that way..
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well the sport sells for about 25% less that msrp, but 25% less than $375 is still like $280... zoiks.
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i'm excited about the pro, but i'm not going to pay more than about ~220
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Old 09-21-2004, 02:13 PM   #814
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Thats cool with me. So I could have saved a few bucks.
Anyway. That is an outstanding price for the SB shipped. As far as gouging goes....people need to be informed consumers....if you are looking on the net at an item, just surf to a few sites and check out the retail price. I never understood why people will pay more then retail for something on Ebay?
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Does the Pro version have items on it that are not available as hop ups for the sport or is it just the hop ups are included in the retail price all in one box?

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Old 09-21-2004, 02:20 PM   #815
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as far as i can tell looks like the pro will just be "hopped up" like a factory team by associated. all the goodies are in the box.
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Old 09-21-2004, 07:23 PM   #816
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I think the current crop of SB Sports don't have the revised steering arms which are stiffer.

I would like to see the aluminum hingepin mounts on the kit, but I am not sure if they will put them in there.

I contacted Tim and hope to get word tommorrow on what officially it will come with.
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Old 09-22-2004, 01:57 AM   #817
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Well, if these are the final specs for the SB-Pro. I'm a bit dissapointed

Why?

- Carbon Chassis parts:
- expensive, just add "bling bling" factor... a glass fibre chassis together with an extended top deck (as discussed a few pages before) is at least as stiff as the 3-piece carbon chassis.

- Turnbuckles, dampers....
- to be honest - who doesn't have them already? Sure, the PRO Dampers look interesting, but these are "accessoires" almost everybody has different brands & favourites of (Associated TBs, Losi shocks...)

- machined motor mount
why? Just using the machined cam or doing the mods discussed a few pages back, will get you into no trouble with "just" the cast-alloy one (which may dissipate the heat better btw ) so aganin bling bling


The only things, that make the SB-Pro interesting to me are

- the steering arms (yay!)
- Slipper
- and perhaps the UJs all around


Why does Academy not include the suspension parts of their velox buggy?

- the steering knuckles / rear hubs with the large bearings will make them last much longer (talking from my experience, the small 10c5mm bearing close to the wheel always goes first for me, the larger 15x10 survives at least 2-3 small bearings.

- why not make a solid one piece top deck (as some here already run) and use the steering rack of the STR based nitro cars? Makes the chassis much stiffer, sparing expensive carbon parts and the manufacuring of new arms that would fit into the current setup.

- a workover of the gearboxes would also be nice, the fit - compared to 1/8th buggies' gearboxes is just poor (pinion gear bearings get compressed, whereas the diff bearings have ~ 1mm play in their place.

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I agree I would like to see more from Academy. But the main thing I am looking for is that they fix the current issues, namely teh diff hub wear and get out some better steering arms ( should have some in soon to test ).
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like i said before, it's fine, as long as it's not more than about $220..... i just want to get it "all in one box" rather than buy a stripped car and have to make a million changes to it to get it to work. i had just about given up on it and bought a used xxx-4 g+ cause i was tired of waiting and of hearing all the problems..
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My Diff hubs didn't wear at all - they're a very darkish colour (almost black) and seem to be the WT-24 that I mentioned above.

- They came with the kit I bought in the beginning of June

... driving on grass with a brushless (approx 13 turn power on 6 cells but much more torque) may at least show some signs of wear after 30+ packs if my hubs were faulty.
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I agree on that part, but I got the pics and the hubs look worn pretty hard.
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Am I blind??? I can't find the STR-4 Pro on MRC's site! What happened?
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Old 09-27-2004, 03:30 PM   #823
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They took it down for some reason. If you kind of play with the numbers in the address bar you can see it. I have contacted Tim about this as its still being produced.
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HELP!! Can't figure out what size the bearings are inside the diffs...I am having a hell of a time finding the right size bearings for this. Getting a little frustrated...
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Cain,Try a hobby shop or Wal-Mart.hope to have helped.
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