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Old 11-23-2013, 12:36 AM
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I just got mine from Fred'z Dynamic Hobbies in Ottawa Canada.

www.dynamichobbies.com
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Old 11-23-2013, 12:57 AM
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Why is it still in the box? Should be on the track by now~!
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Old 11-23-2013, 02:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Gordie88 View Post


I just got mine from Fred'z Dynamic Hobbies in Ottawa Canada.

www.dynamichobbies.com
How did you get the manual out of a shrink wrapped box lol
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Old 11-24-2013, 10:32 AM
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On kentech blog it is written that the 418 suspension arm are the same lenght of short reversible, I don't think so.
Somebody knows more about this?
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Old 11-24-2013, 10:58 AM
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Also it looks like there is only one shock mounting hole on the arms , does anyone know the equivalent hole on the old arms 1,2,3 or 4
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Old 11-24-2013, 07:03 PM
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my main concern is if the 418 will be a decent car for carpet than the v5???
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Old 11-24-2013, 08:21 PM
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Originally Posted by CraigM View Post
Right on my birthday! http://www.rctech.net/forum/classic_...ies/batman.gif

Craig it's Martin from California; you gonna make it out for Reedy again next year?

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Old 11-24-2013, 09:08 PM
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I saw the 418 for sale at a hobby shop when I was in Tokyo last week on our way back from the Tamiya World Championships. Rather pricey @ $750 though.

I can wait until they hit the US to purchase one. The V5 is a really good chassis and will keep me competitive until then
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I saw the 418 for sale at a hobby shop when I was in Tokyo last week on our way back from the Tamiya World Championships. Rather pricey @ $750 though.

I can wait until they hit the US to purchase one. The V5 is a really good chassis and will keep me competitive until then
I'm sorry to tell you this, but when the 418 hits the US, your car will automatically be 3 tenths slower... proven fact!
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Old 11-25-2013, 06:42 PM
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Hey Guys,

I ran my 418 box stock this past weekend. with minimal testing the car is right on par if not slightly better then my Serpent that we have had lots of track time with!

We use sorex 28 on low to mid grip carpet.

My kit(s) came with extra suspension replacements
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Old 11-25-2013, 09:14 PM
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I may or may not have pre-ordered 2 kits.
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Old 11-26-2013, 03:27 PM
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Originally Posted by StickyFingaz View Post
Right on my birthday! http://www.rctech.net/forum/classic_...ies/batman.gif

Craig it's Martin from California; you gonna make it out for Reedy again net year?
Hey Martin! Man I would love to but I think probably not next year
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Originally Posted by Gordie88 View Post
Hey Guys,

I ran my 418 box stock this past weekend. with minimal testing the car is right on par if not slightly better then my Serpent that we have had lots of track time with!

We use sorex 28 on low to mid grip carpet.

My kit(s) came with extra suspension replacements
The car was dialed and what was even more impressive was that you built it the night before!
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Old 11-27-2013, 09:37 AM
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Hi guys
On kentech blog it is written that the 418 suspension arm are the same lenght of short reversible, I don't think so.
Somebody knows more about this?
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Old 11-27-2013, 10:44 AM
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Originally Posted by NItrox416 View Post
Hi guys
On kentech blog it is written that the 418 suspension arm are the same lenght of short reversible, I don't think so.
Somebody knows more about this?
Where exactly did you read that? In some translated Tamiya info it says "suspension arms of same dimensions". But I would not read into that that the length is exactly the same. I don't have the car yet so I cannot check lengths.
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