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Old 05-02-2010, 01:29 PM   #16
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New Scion body for the Switch.
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Old 12-20-2010, 11:42 AM   #17
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I read the RC Mini review, they didn't have too many kind words for the Switch but I think it could be a good little racer with some R & D time on the racer's end. I want to get my girlfriend one for her birthday, she loves the Fiat and wants to try mini-class racing occasinally (our local club races MO2,MO3,MO4,MO5, HPI cup racers) together with really good results. I think with a silver can motor this car will run with the M's.

Anyone who bought an early-run Cup Racer knows they were a total POS until you learn the tricks. The one I race was bought new in kit form by a friend, it was his first kit build and he put it together perfectly, but the drivetrain was binding. He thought he put it together wrong. Turns out the diff case halves bind the diff pinion & ring if tightened down all the way. Solution? run them 1/4 turn loose, no problems. Crappy, inconsistent handling? ditch the kit tires! He got frustrated and bought a TC instead and sold me the Cup Racer, which I struggled with just like he did (for a few weeks). With better tires and non-binding drivetrain, the car is taking on the world and can run faster laps than a 25.5 Trans Am car (granted my cup racer has a no-boost, no timing ESC & 21.5)

For the price I want to give it a go. We all know that RTR means Rebuild-Then-Run. I'd like to give this little guy a fair chance.
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Old 12-20-2010, 12:10 PM   #18
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From everything I've read I would buy an M03 or M05.
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Old 12-20-2010, 12:19 PM   #19
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i say bring back the micro rs4. I used to have a blast with those when they first came out
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Old 12-20-2010, 12:51 PM   #20
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Well, we've since tried the 'revised' version of the Switch (they kept it rather quiet that they did some hasty revisions on the car) and our opinion still hasn't changed...

It's not quite as noisy, but still handles like a POS and has the vaguest steering we've ever encountered in a car.

And dont forget Hara abandoned his at TITC last year it was so bad.

Sad to say it's not even half the car an M05/05 is....
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Old 12-20-2010, 02:28 PM   #21
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Too bad the car seems to be a POS. HPI really missed the boat on this one. Could have been REALLY cool but they went [email protected]$$ it seems. Being HPI though, I'm not THAT surprised.
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Originally Posted by VooDooPH View Post
With some DIY modifications from scrap parts and i got it to run better (more predictable handling).
What modifications did you make?

I have been running a Switch now for around 2 months. I've got it running very well now and is quicker than M05/06's, competing with Xevo's etc...

The only problem I am having is the Bevel gear isn't lasting very long at all! Has anyone tried a different bevel or a completely different gearbox a Switch at all?

Tamiya FF03 Pro ~ Tamiya M06 Pro ~ Tamiya M05L JCW Coupe
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