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Old 05-04-2006, 03:15 AM   #271
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$195 at my local store. but they are the distributor for hobao, so it may be a bit more if ur not in adelaide. i cant see it being more than $250 though. alot of gear for the money.
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How much is the Pro kit in Adelaide and is it from Hobby Habit as I have bought gear from them before and they were OK.

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How much is the pro kit at some regular shops? This seems to be a great car for those who don't want to break the wallet, but how is durability? I mean sure mugen or kyosho is expensive, but say after breaking two of the same parts it would be the price of ONE mugen part that didn't break for a while no? I like the R40, but the only kit thats available with all upgrades is the price of the MTX-4.
the kit is quite durable and from personal experience oh yes it really is... One time i ran out of gas and the car stopped 3/4ths of the stretch. You could expect cars to be running at really high speeds at this point and this car crashed into mine. Nothing got broken and only the lexan that i place under the electronics flew off. Another incident was when i let a guy who was thinking of shifting to nitro drive my car. At the stretch, he didnt apply the breaks when he was coming on to the apex so what happened was my car crashed on to the metal bump stop, flew, and landed on top of a mound that was about 2 feet above the track surface. Surprisingly everything was still intact nothing broken or cracked.
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Taffy, 195 is hobbyhabits price. seems like good value for what u get. chassis' one way, carbon fibre parts, new pulleys, new tank i believe, and the rest.
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Is that for the full pro kit or just an upgrade kit and in AU$ seems cheap to me for a full pro kit.

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sorry i see what u mean now. the pro kit itself is $495.
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Old 05-16-2006, 09:11 AM   #277
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Well folks I finally started to smooth out my transmission after running 1 lap off of the fastest driver at my track this past weekend. I love this car and now have the confidence to go even faster. I tilted the front pulley block to loosen up the front belt and changed them over to L/F belts. The transmission is so much smoother now then before and will test this weekend. See you folks at the finish line.
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are there any aftermarket brands that do alloy parts for the gpx4. i find that i'm having the big locating threaded thing that locates the pillow ball in the outside of the rear arms, always stripping itself. and the front arms break too easy also. anyone know i there are stronger parts out there. or even compatability with another brand?
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are there any aftermarket brands that do alloy parts for the gpx4. i find that i'm having the big locating threaded thing that locates the pillow ball in the outside of the rear arms, always stripping itself. and the front arms break too easy also. anyone know i there are stronger parts out there. or even compatability with another brand?
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although i havent tried this, but if there are parts for mugen seiki mtx3 pospec that are cheap, try those.
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I agree with Mychel. Try and use Mugen parts. I currently use the gears, all the 2speed parts, side belt, front belt, and pivot balls from Mugen. I use these parts because my lhs has the parts.
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cool, thanks for that. will most mtx3 parts fit? i'm especially sick of replacing the rear uprights and steering knuckle things.
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the kit is quite durable and from personal experience oh yes it really is... One time i ran out of gas and the car stopped 3/4ths of the stretch. You could expect cars to be running at really high speeds at this point and this car crashed into mine. Nothing got broken and only the lexan that i place under the electronics flew off. Another incident was when i let a guy who was thinking of shifting to nitro drive my car. At the stretch, he didnt apply the breaks when he was coming on to the apex so what happened was my car crashed on to the metal bump stop, flew, and landed on top of a mound that was about 2 feet above the track surface. Surprisingly everything was still intact nothing broken or cracked.
I agree with this one 100%! I have a hobao kit... it may not be a pro kit but it survived one hell of a crash! It did around 3-6 summesaults and it was able to drive away safely with out any damages... another was when i wasnt so used to the power of its hyper 12 engine and it slammed on the concrete barrier at full speed! When me and my friends approached it, its side pipe was banged up but luckily, nothing got destroyed. Thank You Hobao!
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I also agree to that... Even though I'm a Kyosho fanatic,I still like how Hobao makes their products... As what Chancello6630(my broyher) said,it did 4-6 summesaults and still nothing broke... I was shock on how durable this kit is... And,also to mykel's incident,I was a witness. Wen that guy run full speed at the straight area,it crashed,flew and went on to a mound... Amazing!!!
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Well, I am quite satisfied with GPX4 Pro as the car is lighter and easily handle very well, very stable. I think its comparably low CG does play a great role.
This car is good for race, but have to get some area fixed and "reinforced" first.

As I had second thought, I bought a VOne RRR, thinking of trying out this well known Kyosho car and make a comparison. Anyone here have experience both cars and what is you finding? can share with me....? 1st impression between the 2 is GPX4 looks more rugged-built.
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Iam just asking your oppinion, since hobao was been winning championships lately (Cyprus and others), do you think it might win or top the IFMAR or ROAR?
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