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Old 06-16-2008, 08:28 PM   #1
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I took my TL XXX-S out for its first run today with its Mamba 7700 system in it. It ran great, i secured my handheld GPS to it and ran some speed runs with it and it topped at 40mph with the gearing i had.

On my final run today, i had the car topped out and as i was about to turn the car and bring it back the battery shut down and the car hit a light post at full speed



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Old 06-16-2008, 08:35 PM   #2
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I took my TL XXX-S out for its first run today with its Mamba 7700 system in it. It ran great, i secured my handheld GPS to it and ran some speed runs with it and it topped at 40mph with the gearing i had.

On my final run today, i had the car topped out and as i was about to turn the car and bring it back the battery shut down and the car hit a light post at full speed



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Old 06-16-2008, 08:35 PM   #3
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got any vids?
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That is intense. Better than the time I made a 6 foot high half pipe from a piece of sagged MDF and jumped it with my 18T.
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got any vids?
No, but after i fix this, probably tomarrow, i will definately take a video and hope for a clean run
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Old 06-16-2008, 08:42 PM   #6
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I learned graphite is very brittle. Its hard to see in the pic, but the front/right arm cracked, the left/rear arm cracked and the chassis cracked.
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You say time for some new parts....It looks like it's time for a new car as that one seems to be what is left of your previous one.
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And what did the poor innocent lamppost look like?
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I learned graphite is very brittle. Its hard to see in the pic, but the front/right arm cracked, the left/rear arm cracked and the chassis cracked.
The car isn't broken, it just lacks duct tape...
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Old 06-16-2008, 09:30 PM   #10
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man, lamp posts are evil... the car looks like a shark bit it.... ouch...
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ouch that would of hit hard. yeah the xxx-s is a very brittle car, like a pencil
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Old 06-16-2008, 09:38 PM   #12
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Looks like the front bumper survived, even though the rest of the car looks like it's destroyed!
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Did the shock shaft break on the front? usually the bumper bends back and breaks the shock shafts on impact with those cars.
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Looks like it judging by the springs on the ground beside the car....
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Old 06-16-2008, 10:59 PM   #15
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Well, it's time to upgraded!
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