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RB6.6 Kyosho America Product Page: http://www.kyoshoamerica.com/ULTIMA-...T_p_24505.html

RB6.6 Manual http://www.kyosho.com/jpn/support/in...A_RB6_6_IM.pdf

RB6.6 Kyosho Youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vW_sR667utY

MSRP $639 MAP $399.99

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New RB6.6 parts (compared exploded views, prices and links are Kyosho America):

Chassis:
  1. Main chassis - UM731 - $125.99
  2. Side guards - UM732 - $9.99

Battery Holder:
  1. Battery plate - UM733 - $8.99
  2. Battery foam - UM741 - $7.99

Rear Bulkheads:
  1. MM3 and Laydown - UM740 - $9.99
    • MM3 bulkhead
    • Laydown bulkhead
    • Swaybar Holders

3 Gear Transmission (MM and RM):
  1. Transmission - UM734 - $10.99
    • transmission cases
    • spacers
    • caps
    • plastic FR & RR suspension hangers

  2. Gear Cover - UM735 - $6.99

Laydown Transmission (3 and 4 gear possible):
  1. Transmission - UM736 - $10.99
    • transmission cases
    • spacers
    • caps
    • required extra hardware
    • pastic FR suspension hanger

  2. 40T idler - UM737 - $6.99
  3. Motor plate - UM738 - $18.99
  4. Gear cover - UM739 - $6.99

Body:
  1. Blade body - UMB05 - $27.99

Optional Parts:
  1. Lightweigt Blade body - UMB05LW - $31.99
  2. Aluminum FR suspension hanger - UMW705B - $28.99 (may be able to file UMW705 to fit)
  3. Brass FR suspension hanger - UMW725B - $30.99 (looks more different than UMW725..someone confirm?)

Typical Upgrades for new RB6.6 Buyers

UMW701 Aluminum Steering Plate (RB6)
UMW702 Aluminum Crank Arm (RB6)
UMW704-0 V2 Aluminum Rear Hub Set(0/RB6)
UMW705B Aluminum Rear Sus. Holder (RF/RB6.6) or brass UMW725B
UMW707 Aluminum Rear Sus. Holder (RR-Mid)

Nice to have:

UMW723 Aluminum Front Sus Block (Type B/10g/RB6/RT6/SC6).


Aftermarket Parts:

Front Wing: https://www.prolineracing.com/perfor...mount-alum-rb6

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Old 07-31-2012, 04:22 PM
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I just put it live on the Amain site.

KYO30068B
449.99


Seems I dont post enough to post links, oh well...
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Man I reaLoy want one but 200 more than my B4.1 and 100 more than RB5 WC.

That seems crazy.
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I just put it live on the Amain site.

KYO30068B
449.99


Seems I dont post enough to post links, oh well...
wow, when the sc comes out, it will be $500!!!! Crazy!!!
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i have to admit, the price is staggering at first but knowing how nice kyosho stuff is, i'm surprisingly okay with it. I have tried other brands only to be disappointed in plastic quality, metal quality, even the coating on shock shafts rubbing off, parts being just as expensive as kyosho parts, etc.

I'm sure this thing will be rock solid out of the box and the body is already the same style as what everyone is currently running.

Lastly, lets be honest here..... THE T PLATE IS GONE and the aluminum extends to further support the front bulk head!!!! that alone will save you a few bucks!

I'm getting one for sure, even at $450.

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Originally Posted by K_King View Post
It's inevitable it would be more expensive. New car. New molds R&D costs etc. I'm excited I should have mine the day it is released.

Plus I save more than that in parts that never break. I've had my current car since the SP was released and just changed to updated parts. Rarely broke them

I hope the rear hubs work on the new car though.
The hubs look the same,I have my same car before the sp, and just did a few upgrades...I hope some hobby shops can keep the price at around $400..Its high but not toooo bad,I guess?
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Kyosho Ultima RB6 1/10 2WD Competition Electric Buggy Kit
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Low Price: $449.99

Excuse me while I die laughing. lol
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......On the list of things I don't expect to say in my life.....

"Hey the new Kyosho car just hit the market and it's not expensive!"
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I am stunned you guys are trying to rationalize the price.

I can't even contemplate spending 8th scale e-buggy money for a 10th scale 2wd.
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Originally Posted by Rfury View Post
I am stunned you guys are trying to rationalize the price.

I can't even contemplate spending 8th scale e-buggy money for a 10th scale 2wd.
if your signature is correct, you already bought the most expensive 10th scale buggy along with the most expensive SC truck.....

I think the new sct truck coming out shortly is overpriced for what you're really getting.... just my rationale.
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Yeah, and I told myself I would not go any higher than that for the next ones.
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Originally Posted by Cpt.America View Post
Im curious as to what the inside of the gearbox looks like, as well as if there is going to be a new diff.
I was told that the gearbox/diff is the same except for the fact that the wing mounts now mount to the gearbox as well - at least in rear motor. The mid motor option took me by surprise.
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Originally Posted by cnelson3 View Post
i have to admit, the price is staggering at first but knowing how nice kyosho stuff is, i'm surprisingly okay with it. I have tried other brands only to be disappointed in plastic quality, metal quality, even the coating on shock shafts rubbing off, parts being just as expensive as kyosho parts, etc.

I'm sure this thing will be rock solid out of the box and the body is already the same style as what everyone is currently running.

Lastly, lets be honest here..... THE T PLATE IS GONE and the aluminum extends to further support the front bulk head!!!! that alone will save you a few bucks!

I'm getting one for sure, even at $450.
amen on the t-plate and front bulkhead support..I have bought a few over the years
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IMHO the 1/8 ebuggy/nitro rollers are a loss leader for most manufacturers excluding Kyosho. Take for eg xray, quality on par with K cars (shocks not so much), but parts cost are the same as kyosho maybe a bit more. Durango tried to push their 1/8 to K car price but failed and now its back to 500ish but their parts are dirt cheap cos they are not on par with serpent kyosho and xray.

Plus people go through a couple of chassis in nitro at least so cost wise I do not think 1/10 electric is even close to 1/8 buggy. I think we might see price hover around 400 eventually though, I am buying it nonetheless.
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Regarding pricing: this should not surprise anyone. Kyosho's quality is far better than any other kit I've ever built. You get what you pay for. All of Kyosho's race kits are manufactured in Japan - everyone else builds in China. That results in higher production costs but higher quality parts.

Kyosho's race kits are premium kits. Are they worth the added price? That's impossible to answer definitively or without bias. I'll give you my experience: I've run Kyosho stuff for the last two years and I almost never break parts. I can't even remember the last time I broke anything on my RB5. I built a B4.1 WC to try out and see what all the fuss was about (plus I collect 2wd buggies to sit on the shelf). No exaggeration: I broke something on the B4.1 during each of the first three battery packs I ran through it (it drove extremely well, btw). Two front arms, front tower, rear U brace, and a turnbuckle. Now, replacing those parts was a lot cheaper than replacing parts on an RB5 - but I NEVER have to do that. So... YMMV

So it's up to you. There are great reasons to buy a premium quality kit at a premium price, there are great reasons to buy a lower priced kit that still races incredibly well. But don't throw a fit because a kit that has far higher build quality and is manufactured in Japan is more expensive than stuff made in China. Just buy what suits you best.
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