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Old 06-06-2006, 10:59 AM   #601
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Looks like the TF-5 Stallion will be released in August.

http://www.kyosho.co.jp/web/new_prod...t/kit00-j.html
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actually, it says "info coming in the next few days for schedule", or something close for the exact day.

By experience, stores sometimes receive the cars a little bit before so you may hope for last week of july.. possibly.
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Why does the TF-5 on the front page have hex screws?

Is it a sign?
Nevermind that....Nothing to see here.......keep moving........LOL J/k
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Looks like the TF-5 Stallion will be released in August.

http://www.kyosho.co.jp/web/new_prod...t/kit00-j.html
same thing is reflected here:
http://www.kyoshoamerica.com/rcx2006/tf5.asp

August is the tentative date
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It says that it carries a street price of $549. They must be making a lot of the parts out of gold and platinum.
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It says that it carries a street price of $549. They must be making a lot of the parts out of gold and platinum.
Ouch!
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Old 06-07-2006, 11:36 AM   #607
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[QUOTE=GrandeGixxer]It says that it carries a street price of $549. They must be making a lot of the parts out of gold and platinum.[/QUOTE Must be mde from plutonium or from some space age material only found in the rings of Saturn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 06-07-2006, 11:52 AM   #608
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Anyone seen the new site? I just absolutely love it!!

Already place my first order on it for some parts. Its about time!!
(Hey 5thscale, got my motor mount, did you get yours? The KX1 is ON!)

Given this new site, I have no worries about parts support for the new cars comming in August. I'm in!!

As for the $500+ price on the Stallion, C'mon we all know that is the full pop MSRP for the car. The ultimate (no pun intended) street price will be much less. In fact, I am quite surprised to see the ZX-5 to sell at $329 from the Kyosho website instead of some crazy $400+ price. Did anyone check out the RCX show special on the Yokomo offroader?? It was $496 and they said that was 35% off. OFF what?????

Before you guys squawk anymore about Kyosho pricing, settle down! They're not gonna sell these cars like Great Planes did, at least they better not! I'm sure the price will settle around the same price for an equivalent XRay or Tamiya 415 MSX Refine 2...4...6.......247
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If they get the price in line with all the other top cars then no doubt they will sell plenty of these cars. Anything is better than not using Great Planes to!!!!!!!!!!!!
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YR4, it does not say retail though. It says Street Price. I am not bashing, I just hope it is much less than that.
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i havent seen any pricing info on the belt car, but Steve @ Speedtech has a preorder going on the shaft car for MUCH less than 549..... his retail is listed at 424, but if you put it in a cart for a preorder, discounted price applies!
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Speetech has the TF-5 for $55 under Kyosho's street price, so I expect to see the Stallion right around $500(OUCH). Considering the top cars, Xray, Corally, Hotbodies etc.. are all around $400 to $460.

Hopefully the Stallion will be closer to $400.

Can't wait.

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Don't care how much it is discounted - not spending my money on copied old technology and design that is suspect......maybe somebody will get it right someday. It will be interesting to see what the comments are once the "stallion" is released and how difficult this will be to drive.
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Don't care how much it is discounted - not spending my money on copied old technology and design that is suspect......maybe somebody will get it right someday. It will be interesting to see what the comments are once the "stallion" is released and how difficult this will be to drive.
please elaborate on your statement by saying that the design is suspect & the car will be hard to drive
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From what Josh told us last weekend. The shocks that were designed for the EP cars are top notch. All new internals and I think a narrower shock body. He described it in great detail, but I have a short term memory . He said he liked the shocks so much that he'd like Kyosho to consider them standard for all their models (gas & electric). His theory to why Tamiya was winning so many races was because their team's suspension was always dialed and consistant, which meant they could focus on other tuning aspects to lay it down.

He mentioned that the Kyosho Japan's belt car was still a work in progress, but it's getting really close. Their testing mid motor and motor towards the rear (like the other cars today). His suggestion to them is to supply both motor mounts with the kit as a major tuning and layout option. He is still racing and doing R&D on his own design which I'm sure the majority of us state-side would prefer to run.

Josh also mentioned that his 14 month old is climbing 8' high glass blocks in the house and likes to chill where it freaks him out the most. So basically he's saying that her motor skills are pretty much dialed. Can't let your eyes off them for a second.
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