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Old 01-03-2005, 09:31 PM   #1606
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The hinge pin blocks are not plastic.
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Old 01-03-2005, 09:31 PM   #1607
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I am very interested in the car but was wondering....Is this car worth $350.00. If so, what do you think makes it soo valuable, the hinge pin blocks are plastic...for 350 i would expect something more.
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Why not check out the site, and look at all the images. Then reevaluate.
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Old 01-03-2005, 09:35 PM   #1608
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I am very interested in the car but was wondering....Is this car worth $350.00. If so, what do you think makes it soo valuable, the hinge pin blocks are plastic...for 350 i would expect something more.
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You should expect nothing less from Losi. The new car has race inspired history (experience) and creative engineering (knowledge is power) behind it. And in todays hardcore racing world, ... that's priceless.
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Old 01-03-2005, 10:49 PM   #1609
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I am very interested in the car but was wondering....Is this car worth $350.00. If so, what do you think makes it soo valuable, the hinge pin blocks are plastic...for 350 i would expect something more.
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well seeing as the tamiya 415 ms is about $460

and yokomo worlds replica is about $435

the losi is a bargin

losi plastic is better then some people aluminum
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Old 01-03-2005, 11:57 PM   #1610
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The hinge pin blocks are not plastic.
i think this is what the poster was referring to:

team car pic (aluminum)
http://www.jrxs.net/gallery/displayi...album=1&pos=20

losi web site (plastic, unless it's black anodized and machined poorly)
http://www.teamlosi.com/kits/detail/jrxs/front-full.jpg

i'm too scared to give my personal opinion , except to say i can see where buddy is coming from. in the 350 bracket, from tamiya for instance, you're getting machined aluminum pivot blocks, tranny cases, etc.

tcr - while i still think it's far overpriced for what you're getting, that ms price (speetech) includes titanium screws.
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Old 01-04-2005, 12:09 AM   #1611
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Per the Fab Three...The blocks will be graphite in the kit. Aluminum blocks will be offered as upgrades later on.

If it's anything like the XXX-S graphite blocks versus aftermarket aluminum anodized upgrades, the aluminum will weight slightly more.
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I think those are graphite blocks. They should be excellent because Losi uses good materials anyway.
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Old 01-04-2005, 12:30 AM   #1613
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It does look to be carbon fiber. I wonder what the production kit will come with now.......Have to do some research on this one.

What is your opinion of the car? Opinions are great bashing is not.

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o wait bill answered that question ahahaha....o well

here is a closer look at the the blocks

http://www.jrxs.net/gallery/displayi...up&cat=2&pos=5
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The car looks great, and the track has got a few on order, so i will more than likely be picking one up. Engineering wise the car is totally worth it. Material wise, cost is a little high, but i guess we are paying for the engineering that has gone into this car more than anything...
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I was talking to Todd hodge at the Worlds and he said the reason why they where using the aluminume blocks was to add more weight cause the car was to light. They used them instead of all these weights.
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Just wondering if Losi will have a one way front diff available for the JRX, does any one know yet ???

We run on foam down here and a one way is a much needed part.
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Yes they will have a a one way pulley and/or diff so I have heard.
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Checking on Team Losi's site it says center spool and one way options. Just thought I would update that.
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When will the kit be availble??

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Old 01-04-2005, 02:51 PM   #1620
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JCB, at the top of this page people are saying mid-late Feb.
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