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Old 01-20-2003, 02:38 AM   #16
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does he mean 230 RTR or a kit?
if just kit i think he can get many things already.
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Old 01-20-2003, 02:59 AM   #17
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me would go with yokomo MR-4TC custom.
cheapest around-even cheaper than Sprint(locally...i mean).fully upgradable to a special.
also durable as hell.
You're right, the Custom are very durable and affordable. And it's much more upgradeable than the Sprint.....

But I strongly recommend, that you look after kits with good locally support. It aint fun having that nice car standing still, while waiting months for spare parts.... And even though many of those cars are durable, then one can be unlucky and brake something....

If you tell us which brands, that are good supported where you live, we better can help....
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Old 01-29-2003, 07:10 PM   #18
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Where can you purchase the mr4-tc custom on the internet?
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Old 01-29-2003, 07:15 PM   #19
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try www.hobbymanic.com.hk
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Old 01-29-2003, 07:34 PM   #20
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http://www.hobbymania.com.hk
it's more expensive than at my place.
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Old 01-29-2003, 07:48 PM   #21
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let's c...
there r a couple of versions for the mr4tc...
the special,custom etc...which 1 do u have at ur LHS?...
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Old 01-29-2003, 11:48 PM   #22
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the custom goes for under RM580=USD152
the special goes for US$315.
i dont know which version of the special they have...but the custom only has one version.
they even sell the upgrade kit..
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Old 01-30-2003, 12:20 AM   #23
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I bought a TA-04R as a beginner in october. I have to say I like it a lot. But you must realize that if you aren't limited by classing and what types of hop ups and cars you can run. A Losi XXX-S Graphite+ is only $270 street price. It comes with titanium turn buckles which alone makes up the difference, not to mention there's better parts support for the XXX-S.

And I personally think that the sealed drive train is better for bashing than the open one. My TA-04s spur gears get chewed up after a few minutes in open parking lots. I can put a new one in and it'll have a pebble stuck in it after like 2 minutes.

I just don't like spending so much money on hop ups. My TA-04 after hoping it up with a few simple things, is now more expensive than even a 414M2.

I'm not sure about the durability of a Losi, but what I've discovered is that you don't hit much in a parking lot. I only started breaking parts on my TA-04 when I started racing and it was those damned nasty boards. So the point is you don't really hit that hard until you race at a track. But yes, the TA-04 is very much bomb proof, only major parts I've broken so far are one suspension arm and a few hub carriers.
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And I personally think that the sealed drive train is better for bashing than the open one. My TA-04s spur gears get chewed up after a few minutes in open parking lots. I can put a new one in and it'll have a pebble stuck in it after like 2 minutes.
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Just thought I'd make a comment on your above statement. I have a TA04R and an Xray T1 which both have basically the same open Spur gear set up and I often go down to the local parking lot for a bit of a bash and to be honest I have never had my spur gear chewed up by pebbles.... Ever....And that is the honest to god truth...My brother also has a TA04 and he runs his car on the road outside his house as well as parking lots in his area and he still has the original kimborough spur that I gave him....
Perhaps you should choose somewhere better to run your car...
On the other hand there is no disputing that the sealed set up of the Losi is excellent requiring much less cleaning and maintainence...

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Old 01-30-2003, 12:54 AM   #25
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well even at my track which is asphalt but only for rc cars,pebbles still get stcuk in my spurs...and they ruin very fast.
i still havent seen a losi in my place(yes it's unpopular here) and how it would hold up in the tough conditions..
and well if u's got a mr4tc u dont ever have to worry cos the track is attached to a yokomo hobby shop.
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Bizarre,
I have honestly never had a problems with pebbles in my spur..
Must be lucky I guess

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boy r u guyz lucky without the problem of pebbles being struck in the spur...it really chew off the pinion n spur gear...

lee82gx:
come down 2 jb,...i run the xxxs with u.yes,i agreed that the losi xxxs is unpopular car here,i guess it's due to lack of parts n no dealer for this otherwise good car.the seal drive train really save mi lots of problem...
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ijnek:
think ill be heading to jb soon.it's the next industrial capital of m'sia...
see u there..
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let mi know...
try 2 arrange a weekend n i'll get some of the JB RCers 2 run with u,...mostly tamiya ta04rs n 414m...
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