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Old 02-09-2005, 07:46 PM   #16
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Well the first info and specs have been released! And the most imporant piece of info, $592! This better be one freakin' sweet car.

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I would rather get the BJ4, than spend that kind of money on a car that works on flat euro tracks with small jumps. I wasted $400 bucks on the XK98 and only got to run it in my front yard becouse anytime I would go to a track it would break, thats with going slow around the track! I even let one of the local fast guy's at the track drive it and on the 3rd lap it would be broken and every time it would be the front rocker's. It is a fast car, but with the large jumps here in the us, it'S to hard on the front of that car. Now it is sitting in a box collecting dust, and from what I seen so far about the new car it's the same thing with some changes and a new label. That just my opinion on this car and if you buy it, good luck and I hope it works better for you than it did for me! Later.
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Old 02-09-2005, 11:30 PM   #18
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Are European people afraid of heights, or is it just their vehicles?
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Old 02-10-2005, 04:22 AM   #19
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No wonder it costs so much $592, The web Designer Must of been paid a fortune for tha web site/intro I'am very happy with half ofa X10 (X5) Reborn XX4
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Old 02-10-2005, 05:13 AM   #20
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Are European people afraid of heights, or is it just their vehicles?
No - we're not afraid of heights at all. However, sheer size of available space for racing in the UK compared to the US means that most tracks are located in residential areas, and space is limited.

A lot of tracks share their venues with other hobbies - for example our club races in a village hall - and that is very common over here. Thus having huge ramps is not practical - they have to be setup, removed and stored all during the course of an evenings racing. What is a far easier option to keep the "off road" element to the racing is to race on a multi-surface track. Indoors this means polished floor, carpet, marine ply, etc - whatever we can to keep you on your toes. Outside this means astroturf, grass, dirt, carpet, etc.

One other major consideration in the design of our outdoor tracks is - climate. It's all very nice racing on dirt if it's dry, but with the UK and European climate we would be mud plugging half the year.

Just because we're not getting "big air" all the time doesn't mean we're any less "off road".
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the last versions of the pred were and still are very good cars on UK tracks, with the bulk of our tracks being on natural laying land which involves multi surface (grass, clay, tarmac, cobbles, astro, etc) and the nature of our tracks are rough offroad, this car handled these tracks the best. the international offerings all struggle over here, the losi's are vry fragile and break alot, the yokes dont break as much but have grip levels set for dirt so handling is an issue, BJ4's dont look to bad but seem a little skippy, XX4's handle well but break if you look too hard at them and they were the closet to the pred as far as i remember. this new car is fully loaded and has a far stronger spec than the previous car lets just hope its spec matches its actual use.
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Old 02-10-2005, 12:35 PM   #22
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Outside this means astroturf, grass, dirt, carpet, etc.

One other major consideration in the design of our outdoor tracks is - climate. It's all very nice racing on dirt if it's dry, but with the UK and European climate we would be mud plugging half the year.

Just out of curiosity, does this mean a lot of people in Europe run rally cars? Small jumps, astroturf, grass, dirt, clay and whatnot would seem perfect for rally cars, that and the fact that the real sport is huge in Europe anyways.
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the jumps are not that small, we all run buggy's ...
there are rally competitions but that's an other thing.
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anyone know when they will get pics of this thing?
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Are European people afraid of heights, or is it just their vehicles?

I refer you to this photo

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Oh man, that looks way more fun than anything we've got in the U.S.(Or atleast anything I've seen in the U.S.)! Maybe I'll just have to move to Europe...

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Oh man, that looks way more fun than anything we've got in the U.S.(Or atleast anything I've seen in the U.S.)! Maybe I'll just have to move to Europe...
You fancy some mub plugging for half of the year than having constant warm sunny days? you gotta be nuts

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You fancy some mub plugging for half of the year than having constant warm sunny days? you gotta be nuts

Been there, done that, wore the shirt. And not coming back.
I prefer sunny cali-4-nia any day
I live 4000ft up in the mountains. It's 43 outside right now, 50 was the high today (It would be 25 outside right now if it weren't for the clouds keeping the heat in). It's been raining almost constantly for the last 3 weeks. It snows often. I realize I already live in Europe, except maybe even colder, lol. My backyard has a couple trees, and a lot of mud and some weeds. During the Summer, we get 120 highs, so hot that grass dies (that's why I have a mud backyard, lol).

Europe would be a pleasent change for me, atleast there is grass to keep the mud down somewhat, lol.
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That doesn't sound too bad. I just moved from San Diego to the resort town of Park City in Utah. Summers are pleasant, but no chance of seeing ground without snow on it this time of year. That's why our track in Salt Lake is indoors.
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Awesome Pic Jimmy !!

I have raced off road both sides of the pond now, don't prefer 1 over the other, but both are very different.
To get back to the original topic though, I do wonder if the new Pred will be able to do the crossover and work on both styles of track?? I can see it being dominant in UK and Europe, but to work in North America as well would be quite an acomplishment
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