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Old 02-28-2003, 06:48 PM   #166
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well i already got the Evil III so im all out of cash right now...
Yok gonna be outta my range
when Pro 4 comes out i should be back up financially hehehe
what the @#$% is happening to belt cars?Even the 414M2 is suffering a drop ...hope the corally can pull some back.
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Old 02-28-2003, 07:01 PM   #167
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what the @#$% is happening to belt cars?Even the 414M2 is suffering a drop ...
It's called there getting the Shaft *DOH*

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Old 02-28-2003, 07:39 PM   #168
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well the belts can whip some ass is what i say
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Old 02-28-2003, 07:59 PM   #169
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well the belts can whip some ass is what i say

Yea I have 2 belts ... but all they do is support my Shafts

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Old 02-28-2003, 08:32 PM   #170
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when you can buy a TC3 sport for $150. Its also proven itself. There are only a select few that have to have the newest thing on the market, and less will pay that much.

I still think HPI should redesign the Pro 2, but give it the Pro 3 motot layout with the long belt down the center. Make it easy to work on, and give it the durability of the Pro 2. Then have a 'Sport" and "Team version." Just wait, it will happen, after the Pro 4 fails.
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Old 02-28-2003, 08:36 PM   #171
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I don't think you can count belt cars out. At my local track the xxxsg+ is really popular. The reason shaft cars are good is becasue of the KISS method. Keep It Simple Stupid. I really don't have a favorite. Yes the new yok looks cool but with my experience with yokomo is in my area they are kinda hard to get parts for and in the past have been fairly fragile. I like the idea of a real "pro"4 because HPI usually pumps out the parts and they are usually cheap.
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Old 02-28-2003, 11:26 PM   #172
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They make you spend a fortune on molded graphite parts and they don't make a full kit graphite option. If you want one part, you have to buy a tree of parts for a higher price. Given you have extras, but you paid a higher price to get that one little part that WOULD have cost much less. Jeesh... What do you mean buy that?
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Old 03-01-2003, 01:45 AM   #173
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Old 03-01-2003, 04:30 AM   #174
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Does anyone have pics of the YOK???
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Old 03-01-2003, 09:32 AM   #175
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They make you spend a fortune on molded graphite parts and they don't make a full kit graphite option. If you want one part, you have to buy a tree of parts for a higher price. Given you have extras, but you paid a higher price to get that one little part that WOULD have cost much less. Jeesh... What do you mean buy that?

I ran the crap out of my pro, pro2 and for one barely ever broke a part and when I did the parts were no more than the U.S. companies. ( Have you ever priced Tamiya or Yok parts ) The pro 3 was a different story you could have spent $1000 and it still would have sucked. Who ever said you need a whole graphite kit most people don't they just buy them becasue they think they need them. I could come out with a line of parts that were made from cow sh-t and some stupid a$$ would buy them because they think they are going to go 2 laps faster with suspension arms. And no the hpi parts trees are not out of line at all. At least the few that I have had to purchase.
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when you can buy a TC3 sport for $150. Its also proven itself. There are only a select few that have to have the newest thing on the market, and less will pay that much.

I still think HPI should redesign the Pro 2, but give it the Pro 3 motot layout with the long belt down the center. Make it easy to work on, and give it the durability of the Pro 2. Then have a 'Sport" and "Team version." Just wait, it will happen, after the Pro 4 fails.
PRO3's motor layout with a long belt down the center..
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Hopefully the Pro4 stays with the double decker graphite chassis. I think this will help with the chassis tweak found on AE's tub chassis. I'm sure that the Pro4 has droop screws made into the design (probably the arms) The new Yok doesn't seem to have any from looks of the pics. The Yokomo driver's in my area are always saying that they hope the new car has droop screws. It was a pain in the backside for them when we ran foams on carpet. If all Yokomo did was add a shaft to the car the Yok will continue to pull over as my XXX-S and the TC3, Mission lap it. Just my $0.02

If the price is pretty good I'll still play with the Pro4 when it comes out. I just hope that the parts support is on the same page as Losi and AE.
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"Who ever said you need a whole graphite kit most people don't they just buy them becasue they think they need them. I could come out with a line of parts that were made from cow sh-t and some stupid a$$ would buy them because they think they are going to go 2 laps faster with suspension arms."

Hey if the cow turd parts were stiffer than what came on that car they should have sold....

If the new car is like the Pro/Pro 2 in terms of durability, and they back off the parts tree concept, the car should do well. They seem to be doing a lot of testing on varied surfaces and that is key.
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Old 03-02-2003, 07:06 PM   #179
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Most of all the double deck graphite cars I've seen have a higher center of gravity compared to the TC3. I wonder if they plan to have 7th battery slots. From what I've seen the Pro 4 does not have this extra tunning option. I'm more excited about the TC4. I should say the "Sport" TC4.
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Old 03-02-2003, 08:21 PM   #180
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Most of all the double deck graphite cars I've seen have a higher center of gravity compared to the TC3.
The Barracuda's is quite low..

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