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Old 09-14-2012, 07:13 PM
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For the price of this car if you have to buy a set of Spec-R DCJ's you are not going to break the bank doing so. Everything that Spec-R sells is sold at a reasonable price. I would be interested in getting one when they come out just to see how well it works. Also from the looks of it one could "assume" that its made by the same people who are making the car for Kyosho...either that or they are just getting the alum parts from the same place?

Doesnt Spec-R make some arms for the X-ray cars? maybe someone whos used them can say how well the plastic is.
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If it performs as well as it looks, WINNER!!! Especially at this price point. Even if the plastics suck you can probably fit X-Ray or TRF suspension on it.
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Old 09-15-2012, 03:54 AM
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Is it that cheap?

The whole car seems to be composite rather than carbon fibre. Not saying it's a bad thing in some situations, however that's where they have saved money...
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Originally Posted by steveonamission View Post
Is it that cheap?

The whole car seems to be composite rather than carbon fibre. Not saying it's a bad thing in some situations, however that's where they have saved money...
From the pics i saw the chassis and top deck and shock towers are carbon fiber...and all the bulkheads are aluminum and the rest is plastic.....and thats how every touring car comes even the 500 dolllar kits....with the exception of the A700 of course.
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Old 09-15-2012, 05:12 AM
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Originally Posted by theatriks View Post
From the pics i saw the chassis and top deck and shock towers are carbon fiber...and all the bulkheads are aluminum and the rest is plastic.....and thats how every touring car comes even the 500 dolllar kits....with the exception of the A700 of course.

Features in Detail:

- High strength and high precision anodized alloy parts for added durability and style
- Ultra narrow chassis design with high quality Carbon composite 2.5mm main chassis;
2.0mm upper deck and 3.0mm shock towers.
- Slimmer transmission/motor mount components and design for improved handling and smoothness
- Dual bellcrank steering for precise cornering performance
- Front/Rear Suspension Arm mounts are adjustable for a variety of fine tunings for different track conditions
- Lightweight and smooth rear gear differential is included
- Enhanced acceleration from the use of lightest transmission components
- Improved material and stronger plastic parts
- Lightweight and anodized alloy turnbuckles and ball studs
- Full metal oil shocks for best performance
- Balanced chassis design
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Old 09-15-2012, 05:31 AM
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"Composite" is a term for anything that combines a number of materials. All carbon-fibre plate chassis are a composite, because they also include a resin.
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Old 09-15-2012, 06:33 AM
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Yep, but it gives me the impression there is less carbon atoms and more a mixture of glass fibre etc, which is cheaper. Otherwise they would just label it as carbon fibre. There is alot of cheap nasty chassis material coming out of that part of the world is all.
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Old 09-15-2012, 06:10 PM
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This is worth it, just to try it out.
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Old 09-15-2012, 06:30 PM
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as a pancar rc'er and occasional offroader, i toyed with the idea of a TC. I asked around my local track and found that around $500 gets you a competitive TC kit. Ya, most of us can afford it, but to just try it out, $500 seems pretty high to me! $300 should be the sweet spot with some lower priced entry level kits.
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Originally Posted by I.T.Guy View Post
as a pancar rc'er and occasional offroader, i toyed with the idea of a TC. I asked around my local track and found that around $500 gets you a competitive TC kit. Ya, most of us can afford it, but to just try it out, $500 seems pretty high to me! $300 should be the sweet spot with some lower priced entry level kits.
If so this seems like the kit. It has a lot of awesome features from the cars put in on this one. It looks like it could be very competitive out of the box.
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Old 09-15-2012, 08:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Kevin K View Post
For the price of this car if you have to buy a set of Spec-R DCJ's you are not going to break the bank doing so. Everything that Spec-R sells is sold at a reasonable price. I would be interested in getting one when they come out just to see how well it works. Also from the looks of it one could "assume" that its made by the same people who are making the car for Kyosho...either that or they are just getting the alum parts from the same place?

Doesnt Spec-R make some arms for the X-ray cars? maybe someone whos used them can say how well the plastic is.
I've used and am using some Spec-R parts in both my VTA and 17.5 sedan. I'm not the greatest driver by any means, and I hit boards all day long.

Haven't broken a part in a while. Spec-R's quality has really gotten pretty decent. This car should be an excellent entry level sedan, kinda like the Sakuras.
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Old 09-15-2012, 09:41 PM
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any idea on release date interested for 21.5 boosted racin
Edit Any idea who will stock the bits
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i am going to pick one of these guys up just top try it out. hell everything now is so close geometry wise there is no way you couldnt get a car to work. its just finding the sweet spot. it looks good and is just what this hobby needs. too me tc cars are over priced as they are. i see no reason for them to be $500 because to me if its not american made then its not worth top dollar. im fine with $289 for something made overseas.
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Old 09-18-2012, 06:11 PM
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so when do you think they will release it?
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Originally Posted by theatriks View Post
From the pics i saw the chassis and top deck and shock towers are carbon fiber...and all the bulkheads are aluminum and the rest is plastic.....and thats how every touring car comes even the 500 dolllar kits....with the exception of the A700 of course.
Dude give it a rest, every tc thread has you in it complaining about all the cars looking the same. What would happen if someone took some ideas from the a700, then you'd complain out that?
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