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Old 09-22-2006, 01:23 PM
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Interested to see thoughts and opinions on this vehicle. I'll be looking for next year for a 1/8 buggy and this is one I am very interested in, though, if AE comes with a buggy, will have to look hard at that as well.
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Old 09-22-2006, 01:56 PM
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I called my LHS..and they want 579.99 for them..looks like losi house is the way to go...
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Old 09-22-2006, 03:05 PM
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I can't believe I'm about to spend close to $600 on a toy car kit...

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Old 09-22-2006, 06:48 PM
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Originally Posted by sepirts
I think they have one or two kits left on their first preorder batch - or they did a few days ago. They will be getting in more really soon. Call them, they will give you a the lowdown.
sweet.. just orderd mine.. got one of the last two they have on the shelf... 544 shipped... amazing price.
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Old 09-22-2006, 09:01 PM
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mine got here today at 10. then i had a doctors apointment and that stoped me from building from 2-5 then i was finished building the car at 7. here is a pic
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Old 09-22-2006, 09:17 PM
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looks like the buggies fit and finish is nice..how hard was it to build???
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Old 09-22-2006, 09:22 PM
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it went together very smooth! it was just weird useing the standard hardware cause im not good inch and fractions. i like the metric stuff better, but i have no proplem with the standard stuff just have to get used to it.
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Old 09-22-2006, 09:25 PM
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im seriously lookin at gettin the 8ight..or X-ray..the main reason i would take a 8ight over the x-ray is because of the parts supply..and its built here in the USA...how well do you think it will do on a medium to long track..
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Old 09-22-2006, 09:27 PM
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I really do think this car will be the 'must have' for a while in this class... Cant wait till mine gets here.
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Old 09-22-2006, 09:28 PM
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SO are those turnbuckles titanium or steel? They look like Lunsords???
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Old 09-22-2006, 09:32 PM
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It seemed to do pretty well at the Nats (TQ all 4 rounds of qualifying) and that track was so big they could hardly see their cars!

I was just looking through the parts pricelist in my kit and was blown away at the cost of clutch shoes ($24.99 for comps and $29.99 for alus in bags of 4) that means $55 the first time you need a clutch rebuild? I see a boom in clutch sales in Werks Racing's future. Oh, a new chassis plate goes for $124 so don't run the thing anywhere with rocks or abrasive dirt. I'm lucky here in the midwest. The dirt at most tracks here is very easy on stuff. THe rest of the parts costs seem to be a bargain and the quality of the kit is tops.
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Old 09-22-2006, 10:29 PM
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for those worried about the plastic braces.

From a different thread here


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I just got one today. I'm not sure if i should post the price though cause it might tick off some retailers and some consumers. And my LHS has sold all three they got this week.

Ok... I can't help it. four hundred ninety-nine bucks, and ninety five cents. That's right folks. Sweet huh? PM me if you want their #.

The Eight parts are $$$$$ wow.... pair of front arms... $14!

The Jammin has front AND rears for $12....

That's the biggest problem I have with the Losi.... hope the car is tough cause the parts will kill you.

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Old 09-22-2006, 10:40 PM
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Originally Posted by glassdoctor
I just got one today. I'm not sure if i should post the price though cause it might tick off some retailers and some consumers. And my LHS has sold all three they got this week.

Ok... I can't help it. four hundred ninety-nine bucks, and ninety five cents. That's right folks. Sweet huh? If you think I'm full of it you can call them... I don't know how many they have coming it, or when they will be in. 515.276.8785

The Eight parts are $$$$$ wow.... pair of front arms... $17!

The Jammin has front AND rears for $12....

That's the biggest problem I have with the Losi.... hope the car is tough cause the parts will kill you.
http://www.amainhobbies.com/index.php/cPath/25_352

These guys at A-main are on their game, fast shipping and reasonable prices!
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Old 09-22-2006, 11:56 PM
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Hows it look for putting the Ballistic AA rx pack in it, is there enough room?
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