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Old 06-26-2004, 11:06 PM   #1
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Default X - 5 Kits To Be Shipped

We expect to have the first full production run of the X - 5 Conversion kit on Monday. If all goes well, we will be shipping kits on Wednesday June 30. We will leave for the Hot Rod Hobby Shoot-Out on Friday morning.

If you want an X - 5 for the Shoot-Out or the Stock Nats, order now. If you wait to order, we can not ship until we return from California, about July 15th.

We have just now returned from extensive testing of the second-generation X - 5 at an undisclosed location. Two travel-team drivers drove the car.

Lap time were impressive. We ran a dozen battery packs. The track had a major quad jump, and no X - 5 parts broke. There were a number of major crashes, and parts broke on three of them. Two front control arms and a rear pivot block -- all Losi parts.

Test session info will probably be posted at www.4wdrc.com tomorrow.
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Old 06-29-2004, 05:55 AM   #2
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Great to hear you guys are shipping soon. Should be nice to see more guys around the tracks running there 4 wheelers!

Have you guys thought of making your own version of XX-4 parts with improvements in durability? Seeing as you guys are good at finding areas to beef up, releasing your own set of X-5 durability parts would be cool.
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One thing at a time, Cain. We've got to get the kits shipped, get to the Hot Rod Shoot-Out, be at the Stock Nats to help our customers, then ship the orders we recieve while we're gone, then try to spend some time with the wife. Shouldn't put her off even that long.

As to re-making the Losi parts, we'd have to sell them dearly to make our money back. Producing the molds and then making graphite parts is insanely expensive.

There really isn't much that breaks on a XX-4, mostly front control arms & hub carriers, rear pivot blocks, and the odd shock tower. In every case you've got to give it an enormous whack to break it. I'm not sure the extra weight would be worth it.

XX-4 parts will be around for a long time, as the class and car are very popular in most other countries, especially in Europe.
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