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Old 06-20-2014, 06:58 AM
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Originally Posted by goots View Post
I hope that's not the actual price when its available in the US. Eeek! Any other shops have them in stock
I hope it's WAAAAYYY cheaper then that

rcmarket usually has US prices beat - if that's their price, i'm afraid to see what our price in the USA will be

for $70 more, I can get a brand new complete TCXX

hiro - anything you can add???
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Old 06-20-2014, 01:08 PM
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I think that will be a lower price in US. It's not the price I pay. 190euros.
For the picture I could not put pictures link because I still not enough post in this forum.
I start to build it. I had a problem with my screws. Some ones have a top too high. Original screw are recommended because the hole is to small for other screw. JCI are built. They are small and fells good. Still not start to build shocks.
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Old 06-20-2014, 02:02 PM
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190 euros comes out to around 260usd. Now that seems more reasonable.
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Old 06-20-2014, 08:57 PM
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OK I gave the V1 DCJ another go but unfortunately they have been retired for ever. Second run and I clipped a back marker who was upside down on the track which I did not see and bent one like a banana.I have ordered the Tamiya ones hoping they might be a bit stronger.
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Old 06-20-2014, 10:39 PM
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Originally Posted by stinky cheese View Post
OK I gave the V1 DCJ another go but unfortunately they have been retired for ever. Second run and I clipped a back marker who was upside down on the track which I did not see and bent one like a banana.I have ordered the Tamiya ones hoping they might be a bit stronger.
I doubt it. Any impact that can bend a steel axle will happen again with the right crash. I suggest running a wider and harder bumper or maybe a gear diff in the front, just to save the front end.

Just curious, do you crash often?
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Old 06-20-2014, 11:03 PM
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Originally Posted by goots View Post
I doubt it. Any impact that can bend a steel axle will happen again with the right crash. I suggest running a wider and harder bumper or maybe a gear diff in the front, just to save the front end.

Just curious, do you crash often?
Lol. At the moment I would say a tiny bit. Firstly because of the varied skill levels of the drivers I am racing against and secondly because Im finding my way and seeing how far I can push my car which has lead to a few mistakes but overall getting better and way more consistent with less crashing.
Also learning and trying set up stuff which has been also caused a few offs but overall on track and achieving goals that I am setting for myself.
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Old 06-21-2014, 02:37 AM
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Originally Posted by stinky cheese View Post
Lol. At the moment I would say a tiny bit. Firstly because of the varied skill levels of the drivers I am racing against and secondly because Im finding my way and seeing how far I can push my car which has lead to a few mistakes but overall getting better and way more consistent with less crashing.
Also learning and trying set up stuff which has been also caused a few offs but overall on track and achieving goals that I am setting for myself.
so I started with the pro 4 and cyclone. I use to break something every other weekend. I stocked piled parts because I thought the axles, and carbon parts are weak. Flash forward to the TCXX I still have parts from over 10 years ago I thought I would have used already.

Just practice, and in know time you will start putting in clean runs without touching the boards. Then you will say HB parts are durable

If you need a reference setup I have one for carpet and asphalt.
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Old 06-21-2014, 03:37 AM
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Originally Posted by goots View Post
so I started with the pro 4 and cyclone. I use to break something every other weekend. I stocked piled parts because I thought the axles, and carbon parts are weak. Flash forward to the TCXX I still have parts from over 10 years ago I thought I would have used already.

Just practice, and in know time you will start putting in clean runs without touching the boards. Then you will say HB parts are durable

If you need a reference setup I have one for carpet and asphalt.
Would be good to look at an asphalt set up if you have one handy.
Funny thing is I did not hit any boards as track has nice concrete curbing. I hit a wall trying to do sweeper holding it flat. Rear end broke away have way around sweeper. More laps and more tinkering with set up and I will be fine.
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Originally Posted by stinky cheese View Post
Lol. At the moment I would say a tiny bit. Firstly because of the varied skill levels of the drivers I am racing against and secondly because Im finding my way and seeing how far I can push my car which has lead to a few mistakes but overall getting better and way more consistent with less crashing.
Also learning and trying set up stuff which has been also caused a few offs but overall on track and achieving goals that I am setting for myself.
if you're (and the track itself) is so 'new' and still learning - why not remove the DCJ's from the car until you get better?? replacing a $10/$15 set of dogbones (while the axel is fine) is better then replacing a $40 DCJ

what you 'loose' from going away the DCJ will hardly be noticeable - especially at this stage - while what you gain financially will definitely be felt.. and in all honestly, I wasn't able to 'feel' much of a difference when I put the DCJs on my TCX - and I've been doing this racing this since the 80s
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Originally Posted by goots View Post
If you need a reference setup I have one for carpet and asphalt.
I wouldn't mind taking a peek at either setup I like where my carpet one is at - but don't like the fact that I needed to go to a 3.5 rear toe block (while the TCX only needed a 2.5), but I think that was the track itself
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Old 06-24-2014, 01:37 PM
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Originally Posted by k_bojar View Post
I hope it's WAAAAYYY cheaper then that

rcmarket usually has US prices beat - if that's their price, i'm afraid to see what our price in the USA will be

for $70 more, I can get a brand new complete TCXX

hiro - anything you can add???
I would assume the street price for the upgrade pack should be around $180-170 range.

Thank you.
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Old 06-24-2014, 07:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Hi-LowBlow View Post
I would assume the street price for the upgrade pack should be around $180-170 range.

Thank you.
Now that is a reasonable price. Now where to get the upgrade is another thing
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Old 06-26-2014, 12:27 AM
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RC Market price for TCXX upgrade is something very strange.... I do not understand why is so expensive....
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Old 06-26-2014, 01:10 PM
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Unknown why HB mark JPY40,000 , with Tax JPY43,200
http://www.hpiwebshop.co.jp/SHOP/112285.html
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Old 06-26-2014, 03:08 PM
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Wow thats an expensive upgrade kit. In Hong Kong its $373US.
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