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Old 09-23-2007, 04:03 PM   #91
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It's going to have some of the best shocks I have ever seen on an RC car!!

I am assuming these are the same damper units as fitted to the Limited Edition G4.
If so. You wont find a better shock damper on the market!!

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hope so coz i'm getting pissed off with my Xray ones
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Old 09-23-2007, 05:50 PM   #92
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I'm really loving the layout and looks of this car. A US spec version would be great, or at least a 3mm upper deck and chassis. Does anyone know if he rear diff will fit in the front?
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Old 09-23-2007, 08:44 PM   #93
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Thats a good question on the diff!

It would be great if the rear ball diff can fit in the front.

I think the U.S spec car could well be an 'upgrade kit' for want of a better phrase.

But I think for now, this is all we have.
Also I think the foam car is declining and the rubber clad races are on the rise. Just like the Li-Po and Brushless stuff.

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Bitish the Us spec car will be a diffrent kit form what I was told,and I am sorry to say but in the Us foam is still the biggest with no sighn of that changing right now.

There is a small push for rubber but they are not having much luck,but they are offering some rubber tire classes at some of the larger races.
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Bitish the Us spec car will be a diffrent kit form what I was told,and I am sorry to say but in the Us foam is still the biggest with no sighn of that changing right now.

There is a small push for rubber but they are not having much luck,but they are offering some rubber tire classes at some of the larger races.
That would be great if they are going with a new kit for foam class.

The push in rubber class must be waht I'm seeing around the MidWest. This country is so big, it's hard to get a real feel of whats happening nationally.

I learn something every day. Thanks Local.

It's all good stuff though with TM getting involved in the Electric scene, I new they would be trying things new and inovative. The guys around here, are really getting excited about this one.

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I see people talking about a foam tyre version?? I hope so because I'm struggling to see how foam tyres will fit on the rear with the current arms shock mounts, width wise as well as diameter wise.

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Old 09-24-2007, 08:08 AM   #97
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I see people talking about a foam tyre version?? I hope so because I'm struggling to see how foam tyres will fit on the rear with the current arms shock mounts, width wise as well as diameter wise.

No. As has been said. The car is designed for rubber class.
Since the magority in the world run rubber class.
They had to start somewhere.....lol

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I noticed too foams wont even fit with the rear arms used now.

For the diff, the rear pulley rides in the centerline, the front rides totally to the left of the car in between the bulkheads.

But, TM will make a front diff aswell.

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I see people talking about a foam tyre version?? I hope so because I'm struggling to see how foam tyres will fit on the rear with the current arms shock mounts, width wise as well as diameter wise.

Hey something else I noticed from this particular photo................
That reae sway bar looks quite thick don't you think?
Looks to me about 2.3 or 2.5mm. Just guessing though. What do you think?

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Although I do like the sway bar mount!! Looks very secure.
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If you go to the early spy shots the car has foam tires mounted on it,dont get me wrong I love racing in general I am just saying that Team Magic is paying attention to all the markets.
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Missed you at Toledo this weekend Tony. Ted made the B with his G4S, Ben had problems.
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So when does it hot the streets, how much, is this the end all for TC's. Looks pretty stout. I really hate to drop some serious coin on a new ride and have a newer version come out before I scuff my first set of tires.
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So when does it hot the streets, how much, is this the end all for TC's. Looks pretty stout. I really hate to drop some serious coin on a new ride and have a newer version come out before I scuff my first set of tires.
It should be out by late october maybe early November.
Price will be around the $400 mark. (I was originally told $385 but Nikko came on from TM and said around $400.............)

They spent some considerable time and money(for a small firm like TM they spent alot) on developing the layout and the car. The 3 belt configuration means you have alot of scope with layout. They tried many different layouts and settled for this one.

As with ALL cars, there will be upgrades, there will be design changes and maybe evolutions. Thats the market and hobby we're in.

When? ........ who knows. I know K Factory are working on upgraded parts as we speek!!

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Missed you at Toledo this weekend Tony. Ted made the B with his G4S, Ben had problems.
I was sad I could not make it to Toledo. I really wanted to go but I had .............shall I say, scheduling problems.

Great news on Ted, bad luck on Ben.

Will get back to you soon. How did you do? Did you enjoy the racing/car?

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