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Old 02-17-2005, 04:21 PM   #1
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I've not seen much talk of this buggy on this site. Anyone get one? What do you all think?
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Old 02-20-2005, 10:53 AM   #2
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Hmm....several days and I've still not seen too much talk of this buggy.
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Old 02-20-2005, 05:11 PM   #3
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HeY hEy!!!


Out by me i know someone who's sponsered by thundertiger, and he just loves it, only thing is that his front shock tower bent kinda easily, and it's built up so bulky, and strong.
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Old 02-20-2005, 08:26 PM   #4
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There isn't much TTR activity here that is for sure. It is very active over at sgrid though.
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I just put the car on the track for the first time Saturday and it is FANTASTIC!!! This was on a slick,tight indoor track but the only thing I felt was a slight push, no loss of rear traction whatsoever. Jumps sweet, no clutch slippage, etc. It is going to be a popular car at our local raceway.
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All the nitro guys are posting on Sgrid, this board seems to be more for onroad racing in general if you look at the post counts.
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Old 03-19-2005, 01:49 AM   #7
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I just picked mine up today. I am almost done with assembly. The only problems that I had was the manuall was a little vague. I didn't have too hard of a time, but I have put together many kits. I am assing the options of the steering link, and shock towers right away. Other than that this is one very awesome car. I drove another one last weekend and I just loved it. It is made for a really aggressive driving style ( liike a 2 wheel truck) and you can brake into the corners, slide the rear around and hammer down to pull out of the corner. I didn't notice a push that much, bit I was on a large outdoor track.

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Old 03-19-2005, 03:59 AM   #8
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If you are adding the TT shock towers, double them up with the stock shock tower up front, as in a hard roll over the option front shock tower can break..

Doubling up makes it very strong like this..



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Old 03-19-2005, 05:57 AM   #9
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I opted for the Racers Edge towers and steering bar. The rear tower has an inner set of holes farther in than the two rows on the stock ones for more options. They are stout and are the same color as the chassis.

Gotta say those pics look sweet though!

Glad to see some talk about the car over here too. Did you guys see that Richard posted three or four new setups on Sgrid for the buggy?
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First race out and I have to say this buggy is going to be a thrill to drive all year! Ran it on a tight indoor, slick track with Saxton's setup minus Mugen pistons and the short front drive shafts. It was close to dialed even with XTR compound crime fighters. Looking forward to finishing the setup and trying it outdoors.
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Old 03-24-2005, 05:46 PM   #11
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IM THINKING OF GETTING A S3..WHAT SHOULD I LOOK OUT FOR (BREAKING...HOP UPS ECT.............. I SAW SAXSON RUN THIS BUGGY IN "04" AT SILVER STATE AND WAS AMAZED..I SITLL DRIVE A MBX5 MUGEN TURN ED INTO A PROSPEC. WANNA TEST OTHER GOOD BUGGIES..ANY SUGESTIONS?
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The only things I have heard of are the stock front shock tower bends as does the steering link. I replaced both shock towers and the steering link with Racers Edge ones. Thats about it as far as I have read so far. Time will tell but I am extremely pleased with my car.
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thanks for the shock tower info, i also heard that the center diff braces crack, how true is that?
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There are 4 of us with the cars but no time outdoors yet. I read something about that as well but I would think as long as the screws are all kept tight and you glue the outside edge of the graphite which strengthens it quite a bit that we should not have any problems. I did pick up a spare graphite plate and Kingz Headz are making an aftermarket aluminum piece that is all one, the graphite part as well as the two aluminum brackets. Its a cool looking part.
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