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Old 01-12-2009, 04:31 AM   #1
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hey guys, I'm looking at buying this car. It looks like a 1/8 scale.



The guy says it's a GS Sonic and that he bought it NEW just recently but I can't find anywhere that sells them or spare parts for them.
Is it really a GS Sonic or is it called something else?
Is it worth buying or will it be too much trouble getting parts for it?
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Old 01-12-2009, 07:39 AM   #2
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Don't bother.

Yep, its a GS Sonic but as far as i know, GS hasn't been selling them for years. The last company i know that sold them was Team Magic but with another name. A guy i knew had a TM one and it was difficult to work with and get parts for and didnt support all the ajustments that even a Serpent Vector did.

Try to find a used car but from the more established brands (Serpent,Mugen,Kyosho).
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Old 01-12-2009, 07:15 PM   #3
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Its a GS SONIC. You wont find any new parts for it,unless its on ebay.
I think its 6 or 7 years old.
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Thanks guys, based on what you said I decided not to get it. Might look around for a second hand G4RS.
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Thanks guys, based on what you said I decided not to get it. Might look around for a second hand G4RS.
Khrome,

Just an FYI. Getting the G4RS is a bad idea. That kit has gearing issues. 2 of my buddies and I got that kit in January of 08 and we all had problems with the gears stripping. The other problem is with the chassis. I have seen other racers post on the G4RS forum with photos of cracked chassis. My kit is sitting in a box with a cracked chassis where the engine mounts. Finally, parts support from the US distributor, Wolf Hobbies, is a joke. Our LHS placed an order for us and paid for the parts by credit card. To this day the parts have are still yet to arrive. I am now running the Kyosho RRR Evo 2. It's a great kit and in the 5 months that I've had it I've stripped one gear due to debris from the track which chipped a tooth. Another really good kit is the XRay NT1. I have a couple buddies running that kit and they love it and are always running in the front of the field as am I. Just wanted to help you make a good decision.

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Old 01-26-2009, 02:36 AM   #6
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I ended up getting this really cheap, he said it is a Mugen but didn't know what model? Any idea? How old? Is it even a Mugen?

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I ended up getting this really cheap, he said it is a Mugen but didn't know what model? Any idea? How old? Is it even a Mugen?

That is not a mugenand it has Serpent on the back wingat first I thought it was an HPI with all that purple....
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That's a Serpent Impact, circa 1997 or 98.
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