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Old 09-14-2003, 07:50 AM   #46
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1. I never even heard of a yok electric buggy. the ae drivers in 4wd are driving some sort of small time hybred chassies (which seems to do quite well).

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Erh, you sure you never heard of the Yokomo MR4BC? Or how about the MX4? I dun think they sell it in the States but that dun mean they dun exist :P

But you are right abt the AE drivers, they seem to favor running the Durago (German buggy conversion of the TC3).

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Sorry about the lack of pics, I am back working on it right now. I got sidetracked with the rest of the site and that whole thing with Big Jim. Luckily the truth came out in the end and -- surprise -- I wasn't lying after all. Go figure.
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Sorry about the lack of pics, I am back working on it right now. I got sidetracked with the rest of the site and that whole thing with Big Jim. Luckily the truth came out in the end and -- surprise -- I wasn't lying after all. Go figure.
Shane, what doyou mean? That there "was" a cobalt? Explain.
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1. I never even heard of a yok electric buggy. the ae drivers in 4wd are driving some sort of small time hybred chassies (which seems to do quite well).

2. associated/reedy routienely denies the existance of anything which they havn't announced is ready for release, like the cobalt motor or the 1/8 scale which is in development.

more pictures please shane.
Yokomo has made off-road buggies for longer than the 9 years I've been racing... The problem is that their MR4-BC release was a piece of junk basically, more of a toy than a racing buggy. They have a hot buggy avalible in Japan though, and it propably wouldn't be too hard to get over here. Steve at SpeedTech would be the first person I'd contact if you wanted to try and get the buggy.
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. They have a hot buggy avalible in Japan though, and it propably wouldn't be too hard to get over here. Steve at SpeedTech would be the first person I'd contact if you wanted to try and get the buggy. [/B]
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You talking about the MX4?
Last I checked, it was only released in very small quantity and only thru YMP in Japan. The price I believe was astronomical

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Randman :
Check out this link
http://teamyokomo.com/ymp/pastproducts/index.html

the MX4 Millenium is listed at 65 000 yen !!!!!!!!

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Check out this link
http://teamyokomo.com/ymp/pastproducts/index.html

the MX4 Millenium is listed at 65 000 yen !!!!!!!!

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It is listed at 65000 yen, but look at the side of an Associated vehicle's box, they are listed at around 400...
Hobby shops sell them much cheaper than the manufacturers list price.
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Randman, that "MR4 BC piece of junk" has won many races recently in Europe and Japan and most of the Associated guys will be running them at the worlds next month.
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Everything that I've heard about the MR4BC indicated that it was quite a capable buggy. You just don't see it much in the USA because 4WD buggy racing in the US is either (a) dominated by the Losi chassis or (b) somewhat nonexistant, depending on your location.

AE has always had a partnership with Yokomo when it comes to 4WD buggy racing. That dates back to the early 80s as far as I know.
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Futureal,

I believe AE and Yokomo's relationship started around (roughly)1988 or so, prior to that Yokomo was being imported by Losi. Does anyone remember the RPS Yokomo Dogfighter. RPS = Ranch Pit Shop. Losi also used to import Serpent gas cars.


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Randman wrote:I dont know why people want AE to make a 4wd buggy so badly, if people wanted them enough, they would buy the XXX4, then AE would see that there's a market for them and make one to compete...
That's because AE/Losi are the Ford/Chevy of the industry. It seems that a lot of people wouldn't be caught dead driving the other; thus, if AE doesn't have a 4WD car, they'll just drive 2WD truck as a second class instead.
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That's because AE/Losi are the Ford/Chevy of the industry. It seems that a lot of people wouldn't be caught dead driving the other; thus, if AE doesn't have a 4WD car, they'll just drive 2WD truck as a second class instead.
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I dont know why people want AE to make a 4wd buggy so badly, if people wanted them enough, they would buy the XXX4, then AE would see that there's a market for them and make one to compete...
Right now most do not want to buy a car that break’s almost ever run and still brakes to much in the Pro hands too.

Right now I know a lot of people who would put their money down to buy an AE 4wd, but do not want to waste good money fowling you idea on buying an XXX-4. Now that Yokomo USA going to bring in the MR4-BC SP and if Schumacher get off they butt and get some good driver here in the US to race there car and to work on parts support they would take a bit out of the XXX-4 hold on the US 4wd market.

I know in my area there going to be 6 picking up new kits and convert over some of they Yokomo MR4-TC to run off road.

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