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Old 07-11-2017, 04:27 PM
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Anyone have an Apex? I didn't see a thread for them. I recently put together the kit. I added a Goolrc brushless combo and a Supra shell. I'm very impressed with everything so far!

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Old 07-14-2017, 12:41 PM
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Its a good car to have a little fun with in a parking lot . Its not a Racer though.
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Originally Posted by Lone Drifter View Post
Its a good car to have a little fun with in a parking lot . Its not a Racer though.
If there was just a way to get the gearing right. Especially since Associated has been offering it as a roller. It's a excellent way to try on road, and hard value to beat at under $300.

Until I started racing I didn't understand the whole internal gearing thing. We had one try to run last year. Inexperienced driver plus fast car didn't go well.
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It had what I was looking for, shaft driven with gear differentials. I got it from Omnimodels on Ebay for $114 shipped and it was fun to put the kit together. I still haven't had time to take it out and see how it drives in a large area. I'm hoping it goes straight and handles reasonably well. I don't race so its non-competitive design doesn't bother me. The crowd on this forum is a little more serious about racing than they are on UltimateRC.com, aren't they?
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Are the Apex and TC4 related and/or do they share parts? The TC4 is only $150 for a roller.
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Originally Posted by JatoTheRipper View Post
Are the Apex and TC4 related and/or do they share parts? The TC4 is only $150 for a roller.
The TC4 has ball differentials, I know that much. They probably have different gearing too because the TC4 is considered suitable for racing while the Apex is not.
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Originally Posted by St. George View Post
It had what I was looking for, shaft driven with gear differentials. I got it from Omnimodels on Ebay for $114 shipped and it was fun to put the kit together. I still haven't had time to take it out and see how it drives in a large area. I'm hoping it goes straight and handles reasonably well. I don't race so its non-competitive design doesn't bother me. The crowd on this forum is a little more serious about racing than they are on UltimateRC.com, aren't they?
The Apex is a great car. The car lacks adjustment for steering but that is an easy fix by replacing the linkages with adjustable ones. Personally I live by the motto "if you have two of something you can race them!! Enjoy the car...it looks great.
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Originally Posted by Tonkatrucker View Post
The Apex is a great car. The car lacks adjustment for steering but that is an easy fix by replacing the linkages with adjustable ones. Personally I live by the motto "if you have two of something you can race them!! Enjoy the car...it looks great.
Thanks, couldn't agree more!
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Originally Posted by JatoTheRipper View Post
Are the Apex and TC4 related and/or do they share parts? The TC4 is only $150 for a roller.
Unrelated, they don't share any parts.
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The Apex is a rebranding of the Thunder Tiger Sparrowhawk. It shares some driveline parts with the Thunder Tiger 4wd buggy
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Originally Posted by Lone Drifter View Post
The Apex is a rebranding of the Thunder Tiger Sparrowhawk. It shares some driveline parts with the Thunder Tiger 4wd buggy
Wow, I had no idea!
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Enjoy the car of your choice. Always have fun with the hobby. I have one also good luck
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