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Old 12-07-2005, 12:07 PM   #631
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I noticed that it had two screws for the shock towers. They must of thought it was better. It makes sense to me. I'm trying to figure out where I'll mount my transponder.
I think so too, I think with just one screw either side, the tower and pivot about one screw inducing tweak.
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The majority of U.S. racers are carpet racers. %90 percent or more would prefer that it comes with two diff's instead of a diff and multidiff. If you consider that you have two diff's and then purchase a multidiff, you can use your extra diff for the rear when the other wears out.
I, think, for the prices of these new touring cars, BOTH should be included.
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I, think, for the prices of these new touring cars, BOTH should be included.
It's all about supply and demand. Think about it for a moment - Xray sold 100% of the FK05's they manufactured in 2004/2005. As long as we are all willing to pay $$$, they'll keep charging us $$$. If everyone runs out and buys T2s, then xray (or any manufacturer) has no reason to drop prices when the next new thing (and beyond) come out. And hobby shops and distributors have no reason to mark down their prices.

But ofcourse, everyone's heard it before .
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It's all about supply and demand. Think about it for a moment - Xray sold 100% of the FK05's they manufactured in 2004/2005. As long as we are all willing to pay $$$, they'll keep charging us $$$. If everyone runs out and buys T2s, then xray (or any manufacturer) has no reason to drop prices when the next new thing (and beyond) come out. And hobby shops and distributors have no reason to mark down their prices.

But ofcourse, everyone's heard it before .
True indeed... true indeed, sir.
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it is my american dudy to buy !
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True indeed... true indeed, sir.
BTW Kew. You still have that RS4 of mine ?
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They will have a 1.8mm 2.4mm & 3.2mm chassis for the T2
Who did you hear this from?
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Old 12-07-2005, 04:07 PM   #638
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so in this computer age, there really is no release date other than....dec/jan/feb maybe???
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so in this computer age, there really is no release date other than....dec/jan/feb maybe???
forget about computers...just go by rc america(cant be far from you) and find out....then come back and let the rest of us know
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Trust me i am trying Word is "before christmas" but that was pretty indirect information....I am pestering most people i think i can pester.
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It's all about supply and demand. Think about it for a moment - Xray sold 100% of the FK05's they manufactured in 2004/2005. As long as we are all willing to pay $$$, they'll keep charging us $$$. If everyone runs out and buys T2s, then xray (or any manufacturer) has no reason to drop prices when the next new thing (and beyond) come out. And hobby shops and distributors have no reason to mark down their prices.

But ofcourse, everyone's heard it before .
I tend to disagree. The simple mathematics of it are the longer they drag out the old car the cheaper it gets for them, and the more profitable it gets. The molds are done and now paid for, the machine work has all been programmed, the "majority" of the R&D is done, catalogs made, part numbers and instruction manuals, even decals are all done. Even marketing has to be re-done with a new car. Advertising, pictures, flyers, box art, instruction manuals, et all.

Had they drug out the FK05 for one more year, it would have still been competetive, and XRAY would have made a TON more money than releasing a new car. Everything is paid for, "just toss parts in a box", to over simplify a very complicated process...

Everybody is sold out of the FK05, and it dominated the very last race major event it was in... They would have sold just fine for another year.

I believe (although speculative on my part) that Juraj is truly interested in one thing, making the best car. There is no other reason to release a new car when the other is paid for and winning, and IN DEMAND... The guy just wants to build great cars, it's almost as if he doesn't care about the money, because the smart money is on using exisiting parts and molds. Not making new molds to the tune of maybe $25k-$50k each, and intentionally obsoleting your own car, not having your competition obsolete your car, which is the way we are used to seeing it.

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I agree 100% with Bob. Alot of people here may not understand the "industrial" or "engineering" side of this and how much money it costs to do molds, etc.
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It hard to argue with that, especially from someone that has been so sucessful in this industry
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I tend to disagree. The simple mathematics of it are the longer they drag out the old car the cheaper it gets for them, and the more profitable it gets. The molds are done and now paid for, the machine work has all been programmed, the "majority" of the R&D is done, catalogs made, part numbers and instruction manuals, even decals are all done. Even marketing has to be re-done with a new car. Advertising, pictures, flyers, box art, instruction manuals, et all.

Had they drug out the FK05 for one more year, it would have still been competetive, and XRAY would have made a TON more money than releasing a new car. Everything is paid for, "just toss parts in a box", to over simplify a very complicated process...

Everybody is sold out of the FK05, and it dominated the very last race major event it was in... They would have sold just fine for another year.

I believe (although speculative on my part) that Juraj is truly interested in one thing, making the best car. There is no other reason to release a new car when the other is paid for and winning, and IN DEMAND... They guy just wants to build great cars, it's almost as if he doesn't care about the money, because the smart money is on using exisiting parts and molds. Not making new molds to the tune of maybe $25k-$50k each, and intentionally obsoluteting your own car, not having your competition obsolete your car, which is the way we are used to seeing it.

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I tend to disagree. The simple mathematics of it are the longer they drag out the old car the cheaper it gets for them, and the more profitable it gets. The molds are done and now paid for, the machine work has all been programmed, the "majority" of the R&D is done, catalogs made, part numbers and instruction manuals, even decals are all done. Even marketing has to be re-done with a new car. Advertising, pictures, flyers, box art, instruction manuals, et all.

Had they drug out the FK05 for one more year, it would have still been competetive, and XRAY would have made a TON more money than releasing a new car. Everything is paid for, "just toss parts in a box", to over simplify a very complicated process...

Everybody is sold out of the FK05, and it dominated the very last race major event it was in... They would have sold just fine for another year.

I believe (although speculative on my part) that Juraj is truly interested in one thing, making the best car. There is no other reason to release a new car when the other is paid for and winning, and IN DEMAND... The guy just wants to build great cars, it's almost as if he doesn't care about the money, because the smart money is on using exisiting parts and molds. Not making new molds to the tune of maybe $25k-$50k each, and intentionally obsoleting your own car, not having your competition obsolete your car, which is the way we are used to seeing it.

Just my .02, Doesn't mean it's right or wrong.
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I think Xray makes everything "In House" and it don't matter as much for them. AE and Losi have everything done by someone else, thus they need to run their products longer to make a profit. That's ok if they put good R&D time in their products. TC3 being one of them. Something like 3 years of R&D? That's the good thing about Xray, they can pump out improvments at a quicker rate. I'm not sure if customers assist in the testing, but I know Xray won't wait if they find that something works better. Now I do very, very, much respect Corrally and how they are doing their business. They do listen to their customer base and fix problems. Unlike AE, they just tell customers their wrong. Bad business and I hope they learned. Just my two cents.
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