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Old 01-17-2005, 01:52 PM   #31
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Aluma: how much is the gravel hound? The SB Sport goes for about 145 shipped at ultimatehobbies in the USA.

Sorry to hear about the Academy shortage in the UK. Haven't had problems in the US market. Great vehicle for the money.
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Old 01-17-2005, 03:07 PM   #32
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Was talking to an Academy team driver yesterday, and he was short of parts, but it is a good car for the money, and when you can get parts they are very reasonably priced. Shame cos its a really good car.
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Old 01-17-2005, 06:35 PM   #33
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The cheapest price for Gravel hound in the net is USD99.00
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Old 01-23-2005, 10:20 AM   #34
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The Jconcepts BJ4 is the best on the market right now. shaft drive, all carbon fiber and aluminum, and the best thing is that it uses all B4 and TC3 parts. So its not hard to find parts. Mine is coming in tomorow and i cant wait to take it out and drive it. It is expensive but very much worth the money.
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Old 01-23-2005, 10:27 AM   #35
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Nice looking car that, don't know tha availability in the UK though, but have seen it on US websites, brilliant this web searching!
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Old 01-23-2005, 11:11 AM   #36
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get onto the preorder list. they ship to the uk
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Old 01-23-2005, 11:35 AM   #37
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Yes I know, but when I was looking for a buggy, it was a choice of that or the Yokomo, MR4BCS, the Yokomo won on spares availability really.
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Old 01-23-2005, 10:57 PM   #39
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Still can't beat a XXX-4
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Still can't beat a XXX-4
Sure you can; with a XX-4.
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Old 01-23-2005, 11:42 PM   #41
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Strap identical motors into each and tell me that!
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Put the X-5 conversion on the XX-4 and you get the best of both, the single belt of the XXX-4 and the handling characteristics of the XX-4.

From what I have seen, XX-4 is a better handler than the XXX-4 on rough tracks.
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Last year I ran an SB almost stock with a 19T Super Stock and regularly kicked XXX4s running low wind mods.

Cracking car but parts are an issue in UK. My club is becoming very nitro based so most of us are switching to rallycross. My SB, STR4 and a bucket of parts are making there way onto Ebay to fun my rallycrossing.

Great car though for the money.
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Old 01-27-2005, 09:20 AM   #44
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I've had my XX4 forever and have the XXX4 too, its a close one but I like the way the XX4 handles more.
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Being a Tamiya fan, I just have to throw my $.02 in. Take a look at the kits built on the DF-02 chassis. It's a derivative of the TT-01 bathtub touring chassis. Shaft-drive, oil shocks, long-arm, long-travel adjustable-height suspension, steel skid plate. Looks really good, but slightly pricey (compared to touring cars; probably well worth it)

I'd recommend against anything with the TL-01B chassis. The touring version of this chassis is alright, but I really don't think it'd stand up to any hard off-road punishment.
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