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Old 01-14-2004, 05:50 PM   #8731
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Sorrry miss read the post Where can you get the orange colored alu.....You got me
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got a Question for those who have the Web Speical R2... where did you guys get the orange colored aluminum C-hubs?

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Orange C-hubs...
Dave in Japan had some custom anodized by Alex racing or Speedway Pal.
If you need some done...check with your local anodizers they might be able to do your car in any color.
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Old 01-14-2004, 10:44 PM   #8733
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got a Question for those who have the Web Speical R2... where did you guys get the orange colored aluminum C-hubs?

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Mine were done by Speedway PAL, unfortunately I dont think they do the color anymore.
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Old 01-14-2004, 10:56 PM   #8734
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hey randman
I need to know how many inches pound is gray and silver yokomo shock spring?
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Another quicky question... o-rings in the outdrives? Yes or no.
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Old 01-14-2004, 11:33 PM   #8736
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I need to know how many inches pound is gray and silver yokomo shock spring?
grey 26.38
silver 25.89
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Old 01-15-2004, 02:13 AM   #8737
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CHANGE OF EXPORT POLICY AT ALEX RACING

It appears that Alex Racing has recently changed it's policy on export.

Some months ago I contacted them with a view to importing their Barracuda cars to Malta. I own the biggest RC car shop on the island, and represent most of the big manufacturers.

Their reply was that they had a European distributor and were not interested in distributing to other European countries.

Fair enough. I wrote back saying I was only interested in dealing direct with manufacturers as I do with most other companies I represent - Yokomo, Associated, Corally, Schumacher, Novak, Orion etc. etc. If however they changed their policy I would still be interested.

Now I see they have awarded distribution rights to a new shop, without even having the decency to contact me first.

Great for overseas relations, isn't it.

I'll stick to pushing the ones I've got. After all they are the ones that are doing all the winning.

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Old 01-15-2004, 03:02 AM   #8738
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I think I know who you're talking about but I still think they go through Triox, their kits are definetly the Triox X-Plosion. I think they just have a few Alex Racing parts, probably through Triox anyway.

It is a shame that Alex Racing aren't willing to deal direct, or atleast through Xenon Just adds another middle man who take what looks like a considerable profit
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Old 01-15-2004, 03:05 AM   #8739
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johnbull, I think sometimes manufacturers are more precious about their product than others. Maybe they thought it was better to use someone who could concentrate on selling their brand, rather than have you represent them and all their competitors. Just my thoughts...
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Old 01-15-2004, 03:58 AM   #8740
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CHANGE OF EXPORT POLICY AT ALEX RACING

It appears that Alex Racing has recently changed it's policy on export.

Some months ago I contacted them with a view to importing their Barracuda cars to Malta. I own the biggest RC car shop on the island, and represent most of the big manufacturers.

Their reply was that they had a European distributor and were not interested in distributing to other European countries.

Fair enough. I wrote back saying I was only interested in dealing direct with manufacturers as I do with most other companies I represent - Yokomo, Associated, Corally, Schumacher, Novak, Orion etc. etc. If however they changed their policy I would still be interested.

Now I see they have awarded distribution rights to a new shop, without even having the decency to contact me first.

Great for overseas relations, isn't it.

I'll stick to pushing the ones I've got. After all they are the ones that are doing all the winning.

Regards

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why not contact the European distributor, Triox ?
if they are too expensive, u can just let it be, but why not give it a try ?
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Old 01-15-2004, 06:02 AM   #8741
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johnbull, I think sometimes manufacturers are more precious about their product than others. Maybe they thought it was better to use someone who could concentrate on selling their brand, rather than have you represent them and all their competitors. Just my thoughts...
There could be something in that, but what bugs me is the fact that they said they wanted to do all their European distribution through Triox, then went and appointed a local dealer here who says he is buying direct from the manufacturers - Alex racing, and I have no reason not to believe him.

Actually, from many years experience in the trade I find that people buy whatever car is winning. The TC3 has won the mod national championship here for the last 4 years so I sell more TC3s than the rest put together. It also means more people are recommending my shop as the outlet for winning cars. So it could also work against Alex Racing.

I'm not really bothered.

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for thoes of you with r2's why are some chassis shinyer than others? Did you coat them with something or is their a shinyer chassis?
The kit chassis for the R2 is not shiney, and neither is the Speedwal PAL conversion chassis. Xenon on the other hand make their conversion out of a shinier graphite, so it's down to what they make it out of
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johnbull,

I don't think that shop is buying directly from Alex, most likely he is just buying from some shop out of HK or Japan and claiming that he is buying directly from Alex. In order to buy directly from Alex is a very difficult thing, but once they commit to you, it's a long time commitment. That's how 90% of the Japanese manufacture works, we as westerners (myself included) have to understand their culture and their way of business first before successfully concluding a business deal. If they have a distributor in Europe (Triox I believe) then that's all they'll sell to, period. That's just the way they work

If you have further questions about this, feel free to email me, but lets keep this thread to setups and racer's sharing their experience on the barracuda

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Old 01-15-2004, 11:29 AM   #8744
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I live in Malta and although I enjoy RC racing, there is mainly 1 supplier, i.e. JOHN BULL

John Bull wanted to start importing the Barracuda so that he monopolises the whole market even more

Do you know that a Factory Team TC3 costs Lm 250 (USD 750) from him !!!!!!!

HE SIMPLY DOES NOT ACCEPT COMPETITION
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Old 01-15-2004, 11:32 AM   #8745
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I stopped racing 2 years ago simply because in Malta, prices are too expensive!

Competition is HEALTHY in every sport
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