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Old 12-05-2003, 04:43 AM   #1
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Talking Team Magic 1/8th Onroad Car - Dirt Cheap!!??!

A quick browse on the net landed me on this Singapore online hobby shop - ROTOR

I managed to find something similar to the discontinued GS Racing Sonic ARR 1/8th onroad kit - Team Magic Shock GT made by Team Magic over in Taiwan.

There are next to no sites which give any decent information about this kit. It seems a little on the cheap side by a quick scan of the pictures on the Team Magic website.

But its the price that is the seling point approx U$320 for the assembled kit, with foam tires including an engine and radio.

For a few dollars more there is the Shock GT Pro kit. It does not include tires but wheels are included and there is no engine and pipe in the kit. However they claim all the optional hop-ups are included in the Pro kit.

Does anyone have any info, comments, etc. on this model?

It seems to be an excellent area to start off in the 1/8th On-road arena.

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Old 12-05-2003, 11:30 AM   #2
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320 WITH engine & RADIO??!?

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Old 12-05-2003, 12:46 PM   #3
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I have heard from some racers that the car is not very good at all.
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Old 12-05-2003, 12:56 PM   #4
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I have heard from some racers that the car is not very good at all.
Buy MUGEN!!! Hahahahaaa ... I mean you get what you pay for la.
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Old 12-05-2003, 04:26 PM   #5
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Sorry my mistake - it is U$320 with kit + engine + pipe = NO RADIO gear included.

The reason I am considering this kit is - sure its not going to handle very good (or even good at all).

But look at the price folks - U$320 + radio gear and ur at the track racing.

Now, lets pick the *cheapest* standard 1/8th on-road available we can buy.

That would be

* U$429 for a Fantom 2001 Evolution from RC Mart in HK
* U$200+ for any sort of .21 on-road engine
* U$50 for any kind of pipe + manifold combo set

TOTAL = U$679

That price implies if you live in HK - everyone else must add further postage cost to shipping that kit.

We all know Mugens, Kyosho, Serpents perform - but at what price?

I certainly would not learn to drive in the *real world* in a Formula 1 open wheeler. I'd start with a Toyota Corolla.

I sense that all that replied here are seasoned racers and I realise you guys don't give much compromise with your cars.

Look at it from our point of view - the n00bs - we don't need a kit which offers infinite adjustments. That would probably stun and frustrate a n00b to death.
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Old 12-05-2003, 04:43 PM   #6
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well, if cheap cheap price is what you are looking for, I dont see why not.

Plus, the engine is quite bad as well, it is no competition for all the others out there

This car is old, and did not have much success at all when it first came out.
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Old 12-05-2003, 04:45 PM   #7
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Nevertheless, what you have said does have some sense to it.

I am sure that you will have fun with this car as well
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Plus, the engine is quite bad as well, it is no competition for all the others out there
Sure of course, I wouldn't expect anything more in a RTR kit and I am expecting power equivalent to Duratrax TORQ .21 or those type of engines. Not to mention that most of you competitive guys pay more than U$320 for your engine

Remember, no point giving a noobie a JP Black since he'll be more likely spinning the car or worse - having a good confrontation with the wall.
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Thats great

As long as your expectations are within reasonable range you'll have a blast


Cheers! and Hope you have fun
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Doesn't look too bad, esp. for the money. I wonder if they got parts too.
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Buy MUGEN!!! Hahahahaaa ... I mean you get what you pay for la.
...Then again.. Serpent is the more expensive one..
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Default Team Magic 2004 Shock 1/8 On-Road

Give it a try!! 2004 New Type!!



2004 New Type, pre-assembled 1/8 Shock On-Road Car

The 2004 Shock is pre-assembled. Just add a radio system, it is ready to go.

580001--Shock (with Lola VDS body, engine, manifold & pipe)
580002--Shock (with Porsche 962 body, engine, manifold & pipe)

Click the following link for more information.
http://www.teammagic.com.tw/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=168
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