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Old 10-25-2010, 10:10 AM
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Back in the day what buggies were winning? How long has the worlds been going and where have the worlds been held back in 'the day'
Basically I'm just looking for background info on the world when some of you old men were rc freaks when u were young. I wanna hear stories from people who were there. Thanks
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2008 Atsushi Hara; HB D8

2006 Mark Pavidis; Kyosho SP2

2004 Guillaume Vray; Mugen MBX-5

2002 Greg Degani; Kyosho Kanai II 7.5

2000 Yuichi Kanai; Kyosho 7.5

Actually...you can find a really good year by year (and class) directory here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interna...el_Auto_Racing
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Originally Posted by mblgjr View Post
2008 Atsushi Hara; HB D8

2006 Mark Pavidis; Kyosho SP2

2004 Guillaume Vray; Mugen MBX-5

2002 Greg Degani; Kyosho Kanai II 7.5

2000 Yuichi Kanai; Kyosho 7.5

Actually...you can find a really good year by year (and class) directory here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interna...el_Auto_Racing

Looking through that list. Kyosho really shines on the world stage.
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Thats why they cost so much......
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Thats why they cost so much......
Haha 'race proven' gives them the perfect excuse to rape everyone buying there stuff.
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I think the reason kyosho has really done well over the years is due to support within their country (japan). Japan is a small country with not alot of space. They don't mind spending money to support their own. Its kinda like nascar over here. We have space to race full scale autos, over there they race smaller scale vehicles. Its also a hobby that deals with miniature parts and they seem to gravitate twords smaller things. Maybe i'm way off, i don't know but it makes sense to me
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Kyosho knows how to pack a field with good drivers too

They like to win
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Originally Posted by mblgjr View Post
Kyosho knows how to pack a field with good drivers too

They like to win
Doesn't hurt, thats for sure. Most of the racers who run kyosho are asian, or at least thats what it seems to me by looking at the list of winners. They've stuck alot of time and money into this hobby thats for sure. I'm just not a big fan due to older vehicles i have owned.
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Originally Posted by Matt Piva View Post
Haha 'race proven' gives them the perfect excuse to rape everyone buying there stuff.
Have you seen the parts for that mp9 buggy almost $70 for a shock tower and it's not even fioroni.
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Have you seen the parts for that mp9 buggy almost $70 for a shock tower and it's not even fioroni.
40 bucks a ring gear i blew through 12 of them before i sold my truck.
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40 bucks a ring gear i blew through 12 of them before i sold my truck.
Marcus I didn't think you had that much trouble with them? I remember asking you about it, and you saying you hadn't had a problem with it..
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Marcus I didn't think you had that much trouble with them? I remember asking you about it, and you saying you hadn't had a problem with it..
everytime i raced the st-rr i blew through a diff.

it was so tough at one race, i had Ryan Lutz do a 7min rear diff/diff case change (because i won the c main and my b main was after the next c main.)
and i got back on the track, and blew a front diff a few laps into the b main.

it was great when i had a stock chassis on it. as soon as the bce st-rr chassis was on it, i had problems every time i raced it.

i had Tyler vik help me build a couple diffs and shim them a few times, still blew em.
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that's a heck of a list of WC races. Thanks for that.

That Mugen super sport was the first time old Kyosho was trumped. Ahh memories, and I wasn't there, just loved racing....

I found this....

http://www.twf8.ws/new/other/museum/museng.html
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Hi.

1986: Yankee (the first WC).
You MUST see this video from WC 1986
http://www.dailymotion.com/swf/video...986-parti_auto

1992 Kyosho (I participated in that race )
Mugen driver Sanada was the fastest driver. TQ and in the lead af the A-main. Had the fastest laptime in the final. Due to the HEAVY rain in the entire main, his car broke down and Kyosho won. Crono and several Kyoshos had 5 shocks!! The chassis were in two parts, where the whole rear suspension
could move up and down due to a hinge between the two chassis parts

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Originally Posted by smokinu View Post
everytime i raced the st-rr i blew through a diff.

it was so tough at one race, i had Ryan Lutz do a 7min rear diff/diff case change (because i won the c main and my b main was after the next c main.)
and i got back on the track, and blew a front diff a few laps into the b main.

it was great when i had a stock chassis on it. as soon as the bce st-rr chassis was on it, i had problems every time i raced it.

i had Tyler vik help me build a couple diffs and shim them a few times, still blew em.
I didn't realize you had run the BCE chassis.. I remembered asking you about the diff problem, cause a freind of mine has the same trouble, with ST-RR diffs.
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