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Old 07-08-2007, 09:47 AM   #16
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I like the Mugen mtx-4(r). I've never driven any of the other cars. I love the way the mugen handles and I see no reason why to change. But all the cars list are great.
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i might buy a rolling chasis and whack a new mugen ninja engine in to it
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Old 07-10-2007, 09:25 AM   #18
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I am a die hard Kyosho owner, and have quite a few cars at the moment.
I have owned Mugens, up until last year when I went strickly with the RRR and now run two RRRs, plus the Evolva.<among many other cars>
About 2 weeks ago, I came across a fantastic deal on a basically new MTX4.
First thing I did was to convert it to the MTX4r on a Friday afternoon, and by Sat.<next morning> I was running much faster lap times than I had been with either of the RRRs.
I plan on keeping the RRRs, with the Mugen, but they drive completly different.
The Mugen does seem to be much more planted.
I started off using the set-ups from a couple of the other drivers for the MTX4, so I was pretty close at the start.
With just very fine tunning of the set-up, the Mugen is really dialed in now.
One of my RRR does compare with the MTX4, while the other RRR is far from being as stable as the Mugen, or the other RRR.
I think most of the kits can put you out front with the right set-up.
It really depends on parts, and being able to support your car of choice.
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Old 07-10-2007, 10:22 AM   #19
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I am a die hard Kyosho owner, and have quite a few cars at the moment.
I have owned Mugens, up until last year when I went strickly with the RRR and now run two RRRs, plus the Evolva.<among many other cars>
About 2 weeks ago, I came across a fantastic deal on a basically new MTX4.
First thing I did was to convert it to the MTX4r on a Friday afternoon, and by Sat.<next morning> I was running much faster lap times than I had been with either of the RRRs.
I plan on keeping the RRRs, with the Mugen, but they drive completly different.
The Mugen does seem to be much more planted.
I started off using the set-ups from a couple of the other drivers for the MTX4, so I was pretty close at the start.
With just very fine tunning of the set-up, the Mugen is really dialed in now.
One of my RRR does compare with the MTX4, while the other RRR is far from being as stable as the Mugen, or the other RRR.
I think most of the kits can put you out front with the right set-up.
It really depends on parts, and being able to support your car of choice.
BRC358,
When you say the Mugen was much more planted than the Kyosho, what was the track surface like? Smooth/rough? High/med/low grip?

Thanks,
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Old 07-10-2007, 11:02 AM   #20
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BRC358,
When you say the Mugen was much more planted than the Kyosho, what was the track surface like? Smooth/rough? High/med/low grip?

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Both of the tracks that I was running on were medium grip.
One thing I did notice in the difference of the Mugen and the Kyosho, is the Kyosho does have more steering, which can be a bad thing if you dont dial some of it out with the radio. If the RRR is put on the track along side of the Mugen with the same radio imputs, the RRR will "overdrive" itself due to the steering. But by dialing out some of the steering on the radio imputs, it does settle the car down. A lot of drivers will say the RRR is "twitchy" because they will have too much steering dialed in. I really enjoy both cars,and can honestly say, that either car<including Serpent> can be a winner. You just have to make sure that you can get the parts that you need when you need them. One of the tracks I go to, does not carry any RRR parts at all, but a huge inventory of Mugen parts. I have learned that when I buy parts for either of my cars whether it be 10th scale or 1/8 scale, I ALWAYS buy two or three of the same items, so as I dont have to depend on a track to carry the parts that I may need. I probaly have enough parts to rebuild every car, at least two to three times over, without ever stepping foot into a shop.
I am sure that you would be happy with any of the top three cars.
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Old 07-10-2007, 12:26 PM   #21
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I'm just gonna repeat what everybody else is saying here. You will have to be the deciding factor in what car is better. I run with Serpent, Kyosho, and Mugens all the time. They are all good! It is all up to your skill in setup and feel when it comes to a manufacturer. I have all Serpents. Reason, great cars and great product support. Parts are almost everywhere in my area. If I lived down south, I would most likely go with a Mugen, (maybe not) but the point is that you must choose a chassis that you feel good with and can support!

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Old 07-10-2007, 05:11 PM   #22
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i run an old g4 thats been updated afew times its my version of a g4s. at our track we have parts for mugen & all g4's. there is only 2 guys running the kyosho & they look good. there is about 10 ppl running the g4 & afew g4s & afew mugens & they all look great out there. i would get what car you can get parts for with no problem. the guys running the rrr have to order & bring all there parts with them all the time. for them they have to almost have 2 cars.
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Old 07-10-2007, 05:19 PM   #23
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here is a pic of my g4
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Old 07-10-2007, 05:38 PM   #24
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it was to big the first time
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it was to big the first time
I can't see the car to much color tubing lol J/K
there all great cars best advice parts support @ the LHS & what is most commonly used @ your local track but don't be afraid to go with your gut feeling
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at the track that i race at the are a lot of mugens with the new ninja and rb engine i supose that i should go with that then
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hey guys have you noticed that no one bashed any cars on this thread.
kinda cool eh
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Old 07-10-2007, 08:27 PM   #28
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Just for insight on your choices Team Magic America will be supporting the Team Magic,H.A.R.D. Racing,KFactory products with live inventory in the U.S.

contact your LHS for pricing
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Old 07-10-2007, 09:27 PM   #29
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hey guys have you noticed that no one bashed any cars on this thread.
kinda cool eh

Must be all the heat or a full moon outside! lol
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SERPENT 720 IS THE BEST IN MY OPINION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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