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Old 07-04-2020, 12:29 AM
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Thanks. So 4082 or 4092 then if I were to get the EBX? I would just look for a stock 185a ESC out of a Kraton if possible. Something cheap and plug and play in any event..
Yeah 4082 for that "bit extra" you want, or the 4092 for a whole lot more. Keep it around the 1600kv mark and run an 18-20T pinion. That should do the trick
RCjuice has all them, either Hobbystar or Leopard

There is the Hexfly 6S (redcat racing) which seems to be ok from what I've seen. It's a 160amp ESC, and pretty much a re-branded Max6, but 6S only. It's cheap
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Old 07-04-2020, 12:37 AM
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Thanks a lot.

I would not order from RC Juice, as it is in the US and I would get hit with Customs. Looks like a Leopard is about a €100.. I have a nearly new Robitronic Razer 2200kv, and an old MT4 G3 HW 150a ESC out of an MT4 G3, which would get me started... If I were to get the EBX I'd start with that and uprade down the road.. €700+ all at once ain't gonna' happen. And €500 for the kit ain't gonna' happen any time soon either, since I just bought the Kraton V4, and already need a spare and mod or two.... Just trying to get my head around various potential future options - so thanks..
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Old 07-04-2020, 12:44 AM
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No problem

Honestly, if you already have the v4 Kraton, I wouldn't bother with the EXB. There's plenty of HD aftermarket upgrades already, plus I read that the upgrades on the EXB can be used on the earlier model Kratons anyway, so you could just buy them when you have the cash

I only just got the v4 Kraton myself, a day after I found out about the XBE. Surely there must be somewhere in Europe that imports/sells the M2C upgrades, and Leopard motor's??? a guy here in Australia does
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Old 07-04-2020, 12:57 AM
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Yeah, I could find that stuff.

But I'm not spending for M2C stuff.

I already got GPM alu chassis braces, which weren't too pricey. I used to be into nitro MTs and truggies a long time ago, and am very wary about modding - and the inevitable money pit it becomes*. I just want the truck to be solid. I'm not going to try to break any air records or-out-show-off the YT hotshots or anything..

* In my garage I have a race-ready Associated RC8T, an old SC8 and RC8B, an Ofna DM-1, an LST2, and a newly built Tamiya TRF801XT - all nitro.. In addition to countless spares, clutches, engines, pipes, tires, etc etc... It's ridiculous. I've been into planes for the last five years, and it was a godsend how cheap it was to go 100+mph... Cars are such neverending money-pits... So I'm pretty stubborn about trying to resist the urge to buy unnecessary stuff.

Still, I like the idea of this EBX. The problem I see is - according to my thinking - if I were to get one I would want to see the V4 as a potential future spare and backup parts supply. But of course that doesn't make sense. So you basically have two separate lines of parts..(great for Horizon of course.. ) I guess you could slowly upgrade a V4 to EBX spec, but part by part that gets so expensive that at some point it makes more sense to just say screw it and buy the EBX new. Which kind of ultimately means the V4 is basically obsolete in one fell swoop... At least partially. Who's going to want to continue to replace broken stuff with "normal" V4 parts? But just upgrading to EBX diffs would probably cost €100+... Kind of a pickle....
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Old 07-04-2020, 02:30 PM
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There's no need to upgrade as such anyway. When a part breaks, then replace it with an upgrade part

For my v4 Kraton I've got the m2c chassis and braces as I plan on trying some big jumps. If/when the shock towers bend, then I'll upgrade them to m2c
For my Talion all I got is GPM chassis braces as it will just be a general basher/speed truggy

I also bought the GPM suspension hangers for both, that's mainly just to add a bit of bling, and centre diffs for both


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Anyone have the link for the new model?
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Looks like this thing has diff issues out of the box.. Couple threads over on the Arrma forum.

I have become very critical of Horizon over the years, and this kind of thing doesn't change that. That's criticism directed more at Horizon than Arrma though. Similar to what happened with Losi... Horizon just jacks prices up...

I'm happy with my V4 so far. But this thing coming out two weeks later was a bit annoying.. I like toughness. i may consider one somewhere down the line, though I consider it highly problematic that the V4 and EBX are essentially two different part lines, so nothing would really cross over...(in theory, sure, some stuff.. But upgrading the V4 to an EBX would cost a ridiculous fortune, and using V4 spares on the EBX wouldn't make sense.. Diffs, arms, braces, towers, etc...) Now though definitely not. Maybe if they sort the diff thing out %100. I wish the EBX were €100 cheaper and came as a kit...
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