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Old 10-03-2017, 04:12 PM   #16
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Thats cool to know that Mugen built stops into the front end. There is a lot that i like about the mugen. However, i find it to be very unattractive to look at. Function over fashion.
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pre-ordered and awaiting.

have had great fun since the d06. Really happy to see the dynamics coming out at the start of the season.
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Old 10-04-2017, 06:36 AM   #18
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How does VBC compare to the other brands. I've only seen them in pictures. I know no one that's used them. The new T4 model is sounding like it's more of a carpet racer then asphalt. The Mugen looks good. But seem to have some confusion with setup.
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Old 10-04-2017, 08:46 AM   #19
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VBC compares very well:
- Far less slop in the suspension and bearings than Xray.
- Smooth leak free diff.
- Gorgeous machining of all the aluminum bits.
- Quality carbon.
- Great durability since the D06.
- Leading edge design - VBC usually first to have to the latest design trends.
- Sickest cosmetics on a TC since like 2012
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VBC compares very well:
- Far less slop in the suspension and bearings than Xray.
- Smooth leak free diff.
- Gorgeous machining of all the aluminum bits.
- Quality carbon.
- Great durability since the D06.
- Leading edge design - VBC usually first to have to the latest design trends.
- Sickest cosmetics on a TC since like 2012
Thanks. I'll be looking more into it. I almost bought a used Evo Ghost over summer. But wasn't sure about it. I kinda like running different from the rest of the group I raced with.
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Old 10-04-2017, 08:55 AM   #21
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I strayed from VBC mainly to support my LHS but also to compare to other top brands and now I want the Wildfire back in my stable. All the slop in my T4'17 can't be optimal.
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Old 10-04-2017, 09:30 AM   #22
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VBC compares very well:
- Far less slop in the suspension and bearings than Xray.
- Smooth leak free diff.
- Gorgeous machining of all the aluminum bits.
- Quality carbon.
- Great durability since the D06.
- Leading edge design - VBC usually first to have to the latest design trends.
- Sickest cosmetics on a TC since like 2012
You forgot to mention it's nowhere near as strong as the Xray, lets hope the plastics and hinge pins have been made stronger. Looks a nice car though, great value for money
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You forgot to mention it's nowhere near as strong as the Xray, lets hope the plastics and hinge pins have been made stronger. Looks a nice car though, great value for money
Durability hasn't been a issue for quite a while now.
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Old 10-04-2017, 01:02 PM   #24
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You forgot to mention it's nowhere near as strong as the Xray, lets hope the plastics and hinge pins have been made stronger. Looks a nice car though, great value for money
240 packs in 6 months through my D08 on an indoor track without breaking anything, and i do crash hard often. There have been many more incidences of broken xrays at our track In that time, and there are more laps put in by vbc cars than xray lately. Durability has been fantastic going all of the way back to my D06 (which i still podium with in usgt....great car).
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240 packs in 6 months through my D08 on an indoor track without breaking anything, and i do crash hard often. There have been many more incidences of broken xrays at our track In that time, and there are more laps put in by vbc cars than xray lately. Durability has been fantastic going all of the way back to my D06 (which i still podium with in usgt....great car).
The hinge pins bend far too easily. Probably more people running Xray's, not much stronger than an Xray, any car can be broken though.
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It has been hard for VBC to shake off the fragile first impression with the Wildfire D05. But durability has not been an issue since the D06 as many will attest. Some areas such as the plastic spool cups exhibit incredible durability - mine never seem to wear out.
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I bent one maybe 2 hinge pins in like 5 years but this was due to horrific crashes that no car could have survived. I think maybe material quality has varied a bit at times. I have had axles that were over hardened and broke and a rare plastic bit that was strangely weaker. Xray has had some issues over that time period as well - nobody is perfect.
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I'm always about a Generation behind, and it never fails.

Picked up a sweet never run DO8 Dynamic from a local racer who built it and never ran it for a screaming deal....

AAAANNNNNNND A New version is released a month later!


GAH!


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Don't cry you are two generations behind now...
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I'm always about a Generation behind, and it never fails.

Picked up a sweet never run DO8 Dynamic from a local racer who built it and never ran it for a screaming deal....

AAAANNNNNNND A New version is released a month later!


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Don't worry, the d08 dynamics is a good car.
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