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Old 10-24-2016, 01:10 PM
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Hahaha! Yeah, figured for less than $90 I'll build'em and let my kids run them. Or, there are a few people at our local track that runs them, I can always sell them for $50 bucks each.

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aracefan, I just noticed the five minute time difference between your "I almost ordered two but just bought another 1/12" post and your "I just ordered two of them" post. Couldn't resist, eh?
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just ordered 2 of them... they were $39.03 /ea. $88 with shipping for 2 of 'em.
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Here ya go.
Make sure it says: Shipped from USA East Warehouse above the quantity.
Tried, but get the following message and they won't sell me the kit. I'm south east Ontario and don't understand why I cannot buy from the east warehouse.

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You are located in CA but one or more products in your cart are from the USA East Warehouse or Store Front and cannot be shipped to your country. Remove the product from your cart and add the International warehouse item with the same SKU.
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HK chat rep advised that the east coast warehouse is US only sales. Thanks for nothing HK.
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If anyone bought a kit or two too many, please send me a PM
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sent you a PM brother.
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don't understand why I cannot buy from the east warehouse.
'Cause you're one of them danged Canadians!

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So the car came in the mail yesterday. It'll be a while before I get to put it together, but I did open the box and look at the parts. I was surprised to see the diffs and the shocks prebuilt. The differentials don't feel completely smooth, so I will strip them down and rebuild them. I wish they had come disassembled in the first place. The shocks don't seem to have oil in them, so they too will be disassembled and checked before the oil is added.

I'm keeping it running brushed, so I picked up a Reedy sc550 ESC. I don't know its limit, but I'll be running either a silver can (possibly a 4-slot) or a Tamiya lightly-tuned motor. If it can't handle that...

The wheels are so cute! That's not a term used often in this hobby, but when put next to regular touring car wheels, the little dishes and small tires are adorable. I'll have to come up with a good paint scheme for the body to match.

I'll plan on adding bearings to the steering while I build it. I've seen in this thread people talking about what size fits, so before I start the build, I'll order some. Other than that and some spring changes, it looks pretty good right from the box!
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I thought the dampers came pre-oiled...? I can't remember for sure..
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I guess it's possible they are; I didn't open that bag. But next to them in the bag was a bottle of shock oil, so I assume they are empty. If they do have oil, it's nice to get the extra oil!
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They're not pre-filled with oil. If they were, I'd junk the rubber (o-rings, diaphragm) and replace with new cos you don't know how long they will have been sitting in that silicone oil
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I have oil dampers that are over 15 yrs old that don't leak, so I'd think they would be fine even if they came pre filled.
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Originally Posted by sakadachi View Post
I have oil dampers that are over 15 yrs old that don't leak, so I'd think they would be fine even if they came pre filled.
Thats good for you.

For the person asking, if they are pre-filled, I would at least 1 check if they still have oil in them and 2 replace the oil with weights you know are in there. Or just do what you want.
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Originally Posted by WagwanBumba View Post
Thats good for you.

For the person asking, if they are pre-filled, I would at least 1 check if they still have oil in them and 2 replace the oil with weights you know are in there. Or just do what you want.
Yes it is. And it does come pre-filled. I checked my spare kit just now just for you. And it is not leaking nor does it really need anything else to get the kit to dial in as it is. While it is a cheapo kit, they did a good job with the basic setup.
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I just checked in my kit too, and indeed, the shocks are filled with oil! They're not leaking either. Since the kit included the extra oil (of unspecified weight), I'll run it first (once I get around to building it) with the shocks as they are. As long as the car handles well and the shocks continue not to leak, I'll leave them be. As said before, I bought the different springs, so I can tune with those.
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