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Old 12-19-2007, 08:02 AM   #121
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honda has one which will be my next purchase after the wife's lease runs out
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Old 12-19-2007, 08:16 AM   #122
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Alot of concept cars are being designed on Hydro powered chassis. GM has one that has interchangable body designs.
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Old 12-19-2007, 08:57 AM   #123
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Here is my take on the "Supposed" battery wars:

BUNK.

There is a new greatest ever tc chassis out every other month. Hard for hobby shops to promote and carry the kits and parts when they are outdated in 2 months. There doesn't seem to be any brand loyalty with racers either when it comes to chassis.

And lets face it, TC chassis's aren't the easy to tune car that made them so popular when they came out. They also aren't cheap either.

I own a shop and have thrown in the towel on having TC kits and parts on the shelf. I have enough outdated money tied up, no need to add to it.

Batteries have been crazy for years, even at the height of electric in the mid to late 90's.
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Old 12-19-2007, 09:17 AM   #124
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Carl...I've been watching that Tesla for a long time, wishing I had one. I've built rods since I was a kid, and stiil think about making one electric. But it would take alot to pull this 53 ford panel I have 1/2 built...going big block detuned to 600 horse instead.
No replacement for cubic displacement....

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Old 12-19-2007, 09:20 AM   #125
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I don't understand the "De-Tune".... Crank it up Jim!
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I know this is the on road thread but Jim or Chad could you please address the need for 6.5 and 7.5 assembled brushless motors for off road applications.. I know rotors are available seperatly but who wants to buy a hundred dollar motor scrap the rotor and put another $60 rotor in it? I believe brushless/electric off road is on a major up swing (in my area anyhow) and want to see Trinity be part of this...
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Old 12-19-2007, 09:21 AM   #127
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honda has one which will be my next purchase after the wife's lease runs out
If it's for the FCX, they're new lease terms are calling for 3 years $600 per month...
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Old 12-19-2007, 09:23 AM   #128
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TRI10214 - 6.5T Duo Brushless motor
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Old 12-19-2007, 09:27 AM   #129
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If it's for the FCX, they're new lease terms are calling for 3 years $600 per month...

Yeah... our current lease isnt up til June 2009.. plenty of time for the price to come down..

Orange - I will never own another american made vehicle. I had a GMC truck for 2 years before giving it back.. lets see i went through 2 fuel pumps, at 36,000 miles the entire truck had to be rebuilt, plugs, wires, distributors, 02 sensor. I own 2 honda's. a civic with 150k and all i have done is replace timing belt, tires, brakes, and plugs and my wife drives a 2007 V6 accord that get 30 plus miles to the gallon.
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Orange...pretty accurate on that one. I really dont see a battery war helping the big picture. We just offer the two best cells, and people can decide for themselves. Late 90's ? Seems like the worlds in 98 was the last for one type of cell. I remember that all my packs were impounded in england and compared to everyone elses. We had a meeting with me, reedy, Jurgen, Helbing, a couple others... They graphed all of our packs and made it public only to us. Seems like it was all sanyo if I remember correctly. Cars ? It is hard to stop progress there as well. Things happen too fast, and as you say, things become obsolete in a hurry.
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Orange. I made the frame out of 2 x 6 x 1/4" square tubing. It's on air bags. I dont think the power will twist it, just want to be able to afford the gas...lol
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How bout a 7.5 or 8.5 for tighter tracks..... And getting this stuff on the website.
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You can yell at Dumas for the website LOL

will work on the 7.5 and 8.5 motors and get back to you today or tomorrow with a part number.
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jb.. We havent had requests before, but the racers have spoken...on it..Thanks
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Jim: Yeah, gas is not cheap, lol. But is it going to be a daily driver or a weekend cruiser?

Chad: We own three Fords. Its all I'll buy. But we used to have a Honda and if I were to buy another foreign car, it would definately be a Honda.
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