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Old 11-03-2017, 09:57 AM
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Are the shock pistons still an odd size or same diameter as Mugen pistons? Noticed car had new springs so was wondering if they revised shocks as well.
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same pistons as before, new springs and perches.
speaking of springs there are now tons of options available from soar. different turn counts and wire diameters.
The car is as durable as anything on the market and a car you dont even really have to push to get good laps but its ready to kick it up a wick when you are.
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Are the shock pistons still an odd size or same diameter as Mugen pistons? Noticed car had new springs so was wondering if they revised shocks as well.
The pistons are still 16.7mm but SOAR offer Tapered 8x1.2, 8x1.3, 6x1.6, 6x1.5, and 5x1.5. But what all the team drivers are using now if the VRP V3 5x1.5 or 6x1.5 flat pistons. They are simply amazing in the Soar shocks along with the new rubber X-rings. And emulsion shock caps are coming soon which also makes the SOAR shock work even better.

The 2017 SOAR 998 TD1 had 3 faults that have all been fixed on the 2018 buggy:
1. Durability - the 2018 998 TD1-R has the 2017 running change parts and new redesigned carbon fiber pieces that are stronger.

2. Lack or rear traction on loose tracks - front & rear CVD's fixed that.

3. Shocks never felt just right - new shock springs (progressive, standard, and low frequency available now that are the same size as Mugen), Vision Racing Products V3 flat pistons, and Imbue X-rings makes the SOAR Big Bore shocks smooth as butter with proper rebound, pack, and dampening now.

Before with my 2017 TD1 when I made a mistake, the buggy would spin out, crash, or break. Now when I make a mistake the buggy soaks it up, doesn't ever break, and if it looses traction, it gathers it right back up so you can get back on the gas and keep going.
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Chris Marrant's 2018 SOAR Fleet ready for The Battle of the Sikest.





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Gene 'the machine' Hickerson's 2018 998 TD1-R buggy with 3 different body options. Each body affects the side bite traction and rotation.





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The new 2018 SOAR 998 TD1-R is almost here!





2018 SOAR Seiki 998 COMING SOON
SOAR Racing is pleased to announce the new generation of the 998 - the 998 TD1R. After intensive testing of the new buggy parts and an adjustment of our inventory/packaging system, we will be releasing the new 2018 TD1R kits on December 1st, 2017. Our goal was improved product performance and superior quality control.

Big Step in the 998 Evolution
The new TD1R will have extensive changes such as new differentials, redesigned shocks, low profile carbon fiber shock towers, stronger upper arm mounting plates, front & rear CVD's, light weight wing mount, and more. The new 998 has evolved into a top notch racing buggy with all of the durability updates and our driver's suggestions incorporated into the kit.

Worth the Long Wait
2018 will be a new Era for SOAR Seiki Racing. We will face past problems bravely. From our brand management to our packaging, restocking and race support; we have made big changes. We have completed the parts stocking system around the 5 continents. A huge thanks to all of our distributors for their patience. We have not stopped in our foot steps and will always move forward. 2018 will see SOAR scale greater heights!

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Meet the Team that you can contact for support with your SOAR vehicles. Click the link below to see all of Team SOAR Seiki Worldwide.
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looking forward to big things with soar and dialed in 2018.
If you see me at the tracks please come by and say hello, usually ill let you drive my cars!
you will agree its one of the toughest fastest cars on the market.

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looks like chris marrant put his truggy and buggy in the big show at thornhill battle of the sikest this weekend. congrats- things are looking dialed!
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any eta on the truggy yet
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any eta on the truggy yet



I am not sure what the holdup is. I think we are just waiting for a manual.
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The pistons are still 16.7mm but SOAR offer Tapered 8x1.2, 8x1.3, 6x1.6, 6x1.5, and 5x1.5. But what all the team drivers are using now if the VRP V3 5x1.5 or 6x1.5 flat pistons. They are simply amazing in the Soar shocks along with the new rubber X-rings. And emulsion shock caps are coming soon which also makes the SOAR shock work even better.

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1. Durability - the 2018 998 TD1-R has the 2017 running change parts and new redesigned carbon fiber pieces that are stronger.

2. Lack or rear traction on loose tracks - front & rear CVD's fixed that.

3. Shocks never felt just right - new shock springs (progressive, standard, and low frequency available now that are the same size as Mugen), Vision Racing Products V3 flat pistons, and Imbue X-rings makes the SOAR Big Bore shocks smooth as butter with proper rebound, pack, and dampening now.

Before with my 2017 TD1 when I made a mistake, the buggy would spin out, crash, or break. Now when I make a mistake the buggy soaks it up, doesn't ever break, and if it looses traction, it gathers it right back up so you can get back on the gas and keep going.
Nice, TD1R Looks good may be pulling trigger on one for 2018. Like all the revisions.
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Does anyone have a list of parts required to do an e conversion and can i use the longer option chassis to build an ebuggy? Can i use 2 7.4 packs or do Ineed a 4cell? Thanks
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