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Old 11-24-2002, 05:05 AM   #1
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i was wondering if yokomo is coming out with a new gt4 soon. im thinking of getting the yok gt4 rtr pretty soon, or maybe the pro kit, but if yokomo is planning on coming out with a newer one soon, i think i'll wait for the new model. does anyone know if yok is planning to make a newer model and if so, when?? thanks guys
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Old 11-24-2002, 12:06 PM   #2
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I've got the Yokomo GT-4 RTR and I've heard through the yokomo boards that they might come out with a new model next year. Its not for sure though. I've also heard that you can easily upgrade to the new model by just buying a couple hop up parts if you have the gt-4 pro kit and a little more hop ups if you have the gt-4 rtr. Either way you can always hop up to the new model somehow. Remember that yokomo coming out with a new model is just a rumor but keep in mind that the yokomo gt-4, r-spec, and pro are basically just hop ups from each other. So most likely they'll have interchangable parts.

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Old 11-24-2002, 01:00 PM   #3
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Speculations say a new GT4 is due out mid or late 2003 and should be totally re-designed.
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i have not idea but the yokomo gt4 R is good
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Old 11-24-2002, 05:35 PM   #5
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thanks for the replies guys.

so mid to late 2003? i think i should just get the rtr now and once i get better, i can just get the new model next year. i still dont know if i should get the ntc3 instead of the gt4 though cuz the ntc3 is a little cheaper in price. what u guys think?
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ill still get the yokomo cuz its known for racing and i dont like how the ntc3 pipes r
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Old 11-25-2002, 01:11 AM   #7
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get more for your money and a more durable chassis

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Old 11-26-2002, 08:21 AM   #8
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Hi Guys,

I've asked Yokomo USA several times about a possible new nitro car, and they said no new nitro cars anytime soon. They have other project that's due out mid 2003, but it won't be a nitro car. They just released several key hop-ups to enhance the performance of the GT-4 even more, so I personally don't think they'll release another car soon.

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Hey Steve, so what does Yokomo have coming?
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It's gonna be a new 1/8 on road car..........geeeshhh....yeah right!!!!hahahaha
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Nope. All wrong. The new Yokomo being released is called the Sonic and it is 1:24th scale. After that they are finishing off the new MR4. No 200m IC for a while, just a couple of major updates to the existing chassis.
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Hi Guys,

I've asked Yokomo USA several times about a possible new nitro car, and they said no new nitro cars anytime soon. They have other project that's due out mid 2003, but it won't be a nitro car. They just released several key hop-ups to enhance the performance of the GT-4 even more, so I personally don't think they'll release another car soon.

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mugen said the same thing last year and now look there will be a new v1r next year also on the same lines as the mtx 3 well thats my guess and O.S. will release a new tr 15 and also a new re hot rod 12
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Hi Guys,

Modellor is right! There are a few refinements to the GT-4 coming, but NO new nitro TC kit. I did hear something about a micro kit and a new ELECTRIC TC in the works. But nothing has been confirmed yet

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Old 12-07-2002, 05:40 AM   #14
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I noticed on the Yokomo site just now that there is a new version of the GT4 out. The GT4S... it seems you can get just the chassis kit or a kit that includes the RBX12 engine. Here are the new updates included in the kit.

Included: New Shoe-Type 2-Speed Transmission, New Compact Centax-Type Clutch, New Low-Friction Aluminum Shocks, Front Universals, Front & Rear Aluminum Shock Towers, One-Way Diff, Front & Rear Sway Bars, Belt Tensioner, Mounted Foam Tires.

The GT4S-RB includes the same as above with the additon of:

Included: RB X12 engine, RB Air Cleaner, YOKOMO Black In-Line Tuned Pipe set

I dont own a GT4 myself, but I've always got the impression that its an under-appreciated car for some reason.

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Yeah, the GT4S is basically a GT4R with the new 2-speed gearbox and centax clutch. I am not sure but they do not mention a rear solid axle so maybe it will include a rear diff instead. Time will tell. I personally prefer running solid axles front and rear with foam. Far faster if you know how to drive it and understand the theory of overdrive.
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