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b-man777 09-27-2005 09:40 AM

kyosho electric offroad
 
hi all:i heard that kyosho is getting back into electric racing and i think it is a great thing,don't know why they got out of it in the first place.what i'd realy like to know is why they have no plans on making a new 1/10 electric race truck,because this class could use some more competition?the associated and losi trucks are very good,but more competiters means better trucks and better racing?just my two cents what do you all think?thanks :cool:

bender 09-27-2005 12:29 PM

They may possibly make a new truck in the future but IMO, they haven't shown much interest perhaps because trucks are really only popular in the U.S.

nsr250repsol 09-30-2005 05:20 PM

Kyosho just released a new 4WD Buggy here in Japan. It has a retail price of 50,000 YEN or close to $500. For that reason it probibly wont be released in the states just like their last 4wd buggy never hit the states because it was too expensive and 4wd wasn't popular enough in the states.

cwginkc 10-01-2005 11:23 AM

Shops in the U.S. are already selling the new car for around $330

nsr250repsol 10-01-2005 06:47 PM


Originally Posted by cwginkc
Shops in the U.S. are already selling the new car for around $330

That's good to hear! 4WD class can always used some more competitors!

Doug Gaut 10-03-2005 08:38 AM

What is the part number on the new Lazer ZX5? I would like to see how soon we can get them from our local shops?

http://www.kyosho.co.jp/web/products...ser_zx5-e.html

topgluer 10-03-2005 09:43 PM

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Buff 10-05-2005 09:47 AM


Originally Posted by b-man777
hi all:i heard that kyosho is getting back into electric racing and i think it is a great thing,don't know why they got out of it in the first place.what i'd realy like to know is why they have no plans on making a new 1/10 electric race truck,because this class could use some more competition?the associated and losi trucks are very good,but more competiters means better trucks and better racing?just my two cents what do you all think?thanks :cool:

Well just know that all manufacturers that release electric racing trucks almost always come out with the buggy first, and then design the truck from that. Apparently Kyosho is still working on the buggy (pavidis) as it's still a prototype, so once they have that car finished, they'll lengthen the arms, give it longer shocks and towers, and put a body on it.

Just give them time, it's still a possibility. They just haven't even gotten the buggy done yet. The concept is, if you get the buggy handling right, the truck will fall into place because it's based on the same design geometry.

oople 10-06-2005 02:09 PM

it should have arrived a few days ago, but finally i have my ZX5, just got the rear gearbox built so far.. will have a lil review and test drive soon.. it'll be racing this sunday so ill see how it does there.

theres a few quick photos up of mi progress so far.
www.oople.comwww.oople.com

Doug Gaut 10-09-2005 04:04 PM

If anybody is interested in the Lazer ZX5 I would highly suggest going to oople.com!!! There is a terrific review of the car with superb pictures and comparison details with a BJ4. I am looking forward to getting back into 4wd offroad since the late 80s and I think I found the car. :sneaky:

SpeedTech 10-10-2005 11:18 PM


Originally Posted by oople
it should have arrived a few days ago, but finally i have my ZX5, just got the rear gearbox built so far.. will have a lil review and test drive soon.. it'll be racing this sunday so ill see how it does there.

theres a few quick photos up of mi progress so far.
www.oople.comwww.oople.com

Nice write up on the ZX-5 :nod: I'm currently building mine, and hope to have it on the track soon.

We have just a few ZX-5 left in stock (please email for discounted price as we are required to post the $329.99) Kyosho USA will be sending us spares and hop-ups by mid-week and we are also putting together a titanium screw kit for the ZX-5 as well. :nod:

Steve Wang

Thai3g_Eclipse 10-10-2005 11:27 PM


Originally Posted by SpeedTech
We have just a few ZX-5 left in stock (please email for discounted price as we are required to post the $329.99) Kyosho USA will be sending us spares and hop-ups by mid-week and we are also putting together a titanium screw kit for the ZX-5 as well. :nod:

Steve Wang

I'm looking forwards to purchasing a ZX-5 off of you Steve. By chance would you know if you will have the Titanium screw kit available within a couple of weeks? I would like to start off the assembling process with them and not have to go back and change 'n replace all of the screws. Thanks.

SpeedTech 10-10-2005 11:38 PM


Originally Posted by Thai3g_Eclipse
I'm looking forwards to purchasing a ZX-5 off of you Steve. By chance would you know if you will have the Titanium screw kit available within a couple of weeks? I would like to start off the assembling process with them and not have to go back and change 'n replace all of the screws. Thanks.

Actually, should have that up on the website tonight :nod: I was just working on the screw count and sizes, and it looks like we got them all so we are ready to put together a kit for it.

A total of 95 screws, which from our experience, about every 30 screws you save 10 grams or so. so over 30 grams of saving I believe with 95 screws. :nod:

Steve Wang

Thai3g_Eclipse 10-10-2005 11:46 PM

Excellent! Just make sure you keep those ZX-5's in stock. :D

SpeedTech 10-10-2005 11:59 PM


Originally Posted by Thai3g_Eclipse
Excellent! Just make sure you keep those ZX-5's in stock. :D

I'm trying :nod: and just uploaded the ti-screw kit

Kyosho ZX-5 Titanium Screw Kit

Steve Wang


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