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Old 11-12-2013, 07:19 PM   #31
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Thanks. Whats the part # on the 6 and 6.5 hexes. I would like to get some for my D05. I bought it used about a week before this release. Still prob going to get one though. Looks awesome and at a great price
The parts number is D-05-VBC-0118. Thanks! http://www.vbcracing.com/collections...-d-05-vbc-0118
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Old 11-12-2013, 10:04 PM   #32
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Looks like we got in on the first batch and will have 4 here at the shop for the TZGP this weekend. Will also get them up on the online store as soon as they show up
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Old 11-13-2013, 07:02 PM   #33
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Thanks for the info. Thats what I needed
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Old 11-18-2013, 12:22 PM   #34
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I didn't think you were supposed to see Ghosts? But I saw a few sitting on the the shelf at www.timezonehobbies.com
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Old 11-18-2013, 12:28 PM   #35
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Ghost will be in my hands on Friday (along with the D06)
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Old 11-18-2013, 06:02 PM   #36
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Are we going to see "ghost" Vta specific setups for this car??
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Old 11-27-2013, 10:38 AM   #37
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I have started building the Ghost (slow going due to time constraints). Sorry no pics yet but I can say that I'm very pleased so far. The fibreglass chassis is very nicely machined with well countersunk holes and is surprisingly stiff (I may just be used to my Mi5 which is a wet noodle compared to "standard configuration" touring cars). There is very little sacrificed in this kit to lower the cost - in fact the fibreglass parts may be a performance advantage in the VTA class. Very few additional plastic parts - mostly gorgeous VBC aluminum. This chassis looks to be a contender not only for VTA but also for stock touring - really good value for the money. Anyway I will post pics eventually along with some build details.
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Old 11-27-2013, 08:23 PM   #38
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Thanks for posting. I was wondering if enthusiasm was dying down for this car. I was leaning toward the D06, but I mainly run VTA. I wonder if the ghost might be better for VTA than the more expensive sister chassis.
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Old 11-28-2013, 05:38 AM   #39
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This car seems to be a blend of the 05 and 06. If running in VTA, I would get this car. If the 06 was the ticket, they could have made a VTA version of it. Instead they took their time to design a specific chassis with its own steering components. If I hadnt have just bought a used D05 a week before this came out, I would have one on my hobby table right now. Probably still will get one after tax refund comes in next year and turn the 05 into a 17.5 car. This car shoukd get a lot of VTA focused support from the manufacturer such as set ups and hop uo down the road.

One thing that would be really cool would be a weighted chassis. I know that getting it perfect would be impossible, but something that would get the car to around 1K grams without electronics would probably work. It would allow for minimal weights to be added whether your running ROAR or USVTA. Plus it would keep the weight as low as possible.
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Old 11-28-2013, 08:24 AM   #40
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https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8V...it?usp=sharing
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8V...it?usp=sharing
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8V...it?usp=sharing

...still fidling with posting pics from Google - can never get it to do what I want.

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Old 11-28-2013, 08:41 AM   #41
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Ball joints are very high quality on this kit, shims were included to take out any play in the arms - no slop anywhere on this build so far.

I did purchase the optional carbon fibre tierod adjuster set (so you don't bugger up the ball joints and turnbuckles) - highly recommended! There are two tools included - one holds the plastic ball cup and the other is for the turnbuckle.
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Old 11-28-2013, 08:46 AM   #42
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What size is the spur that comes in the kit??
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Old 11-28-2013, 10:17 AM   #43
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A nice 64 pitch 96 tooth - should be perfect for VTA and stock 17.5 blinky.
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Old 11-28-2013, 10:30 AM   #44
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Interest in the Ghost was quite high at my local track/shop - they ordered one extra Ghost (besides the 2 Ghosts and 2 Wildfire D06's my brother and I ordered) and it sold almost instantly. Xray dominates VTA and touring in my area but there is some appetite for a good alternative at a lesser price point. VBC are looking to fill that slot in my opinion but we'll see once they hit the track. Very tough competion in VTA with many racers using T3's and T4's and myself using an Mi5 (fugging good car). Xray is great but it's getting a little ridculous in my area - they are not the only company to make a great chassis and we need some choice for the sake of the hobby - just more fun.
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Old 11-28-2013, 12:24 PM   #45
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Question for VBC. I notice that the steering rack is horizontal on the Ghost vs vertical like you previous cars. Was this found set-up found to advantagious for VTA, or was it more of a cost savings measure with no real performance difference?
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