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Old 08-25-2011, 02:33 PM
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Originally Posted by hotdognobun
which color and new or used. What is your price range?
i am looking for used... prefer blue.. but gold is ok... blue looks faster

PM me if you have one for sale
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Old 08-27-2011, 07:51 AM
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Gold VDF supply seems to be drying up... no more out of HongKong,
Japan online sellers appear all out (might be some in local shops)
and o/s shops elsewhere don't seem to be restocking anymore.


Blue has celebrated its 1st birthday... and scarily prices are going UP

In recent weeks they've been fetching MORE than what the kit cost new.

Nothing scientific, just personal observation.


Originally Posted by hotdognobun
I was just gonna buy the blues and strip the paint and get it anodized gold only if I can do it for cheap?! Suspension blocks are important tuning parts and i cant believe no aftermartket is making them?
be very careful about stripping anodising with caustic chemicals

it eats into the metal and by the time you've also buffed it shiny again
you've lost quite a bit off the surface... and your original precision is gone

if you're doing something like hingepin mounts, i'd suggest stuffing some
blutac into the hingepin cups and masking off the flat bottom surface.
Leave them coloured... & slopfree.

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Where are those black blocks from?
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Old 08-27-2011, 07:11 PM
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they're not black, its khaki green
all the ones on left (A-E no "1") are from TBevoIII.

With "1" they are 1mm lower.

There's another newer design when TB03/ff03 came out
with the italic outline font... but geometry wise
they look the same as older version.
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luckily i managed to grab this kit till they run out of stock. some site have stock but the price is too high, i think omnimodel still have some stock...
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Thanks. Ah, I'm aware of the greyish evo3 blocks.
Originally Posted by WC
they're not black, its khaki green
all the ones on left (A-E no "1") are from TBevoIII.

With "1" they are 1mm lower.

There's another newer design when TB03/ff03 came out
with the italic outline font... but geometry wise
they look the same as older version.
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i want some GOLD ones dammit

no black either, T made a whole swag of ltd edn black TA05 hopups
coupla yrs back but never issued any black hingepin mounts
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Originally Posted by WC
i want some GOLD ones dammit

no black either, T made a whole swag of ltd edn black TA05 hopups
coupla yrs back but never issued any black hingepin mounts
+1
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in relation to past kerfuffle re hopup optional Ackermann steering bar

std & std+OTA:-



with Ackermann kit:-

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Old 09-04-2011, 06:34 AM
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I picked up a gold ta05 vdf from Phil's hobby shop 2 weeks ago for $335 in case anyone was looking.
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Originally Posted by dcaprilia
I picked up a gold ta05 vdf from Phil's hobby shop 2 weeks ago for $335 in case anyone was looking.
you must of gotten the last one. I checked and there sold out and price seems high $533

http://www.philshobbyshop.com/catalo...t_gold_edition
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Originally Posted by transplantlife
you must of gotten the last one. I checked and there sold out and price seems high $533

http://www.philshobbyshop.com/catalo...t_gold_edition
speedtechrc and ultimatehobbies have them under $400!
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Originally Posted by hotdognobun
speedtechrc and ultimatehobbies have them under $400!
speedtech sold out!
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I should of pulled the trigger when i had the chance
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Originally Posted by transplantlife
I should of pulled the trigger when i had the chance
Sorry its my fault I just picked another one up as a spare!
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