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28-02-2013, 10:30 PM

This year i'm moving over to GB MODELSPORT/JQ RACING,i've always admired their car and the way they do things.

I always enjoying building a new kit and giving it a little review!

I know Jimmy has reviewed the first version of this car, and it was a rather good review,but since then THE CAR has changed quite a bit!

I'll be regularly updating this page with pictures/setups and much more!


28-02-2013, 10:36 PM
Engine of choice is a GO GX3R .21 engine+EZP pipe. ( its a spare engine, but i intend to buy a Novarossi engine sometime in the future)

Savox 1256 and 1258 servos.

Spektrum DX3R pro transmitter.

and Racing experience 25 percent nitro fuel.

I'm returning to nitro after a LONG break! i went electric, but missed that nitro buzz,feel,sound and smell!


01-03-2013, 04:03 PM
That sounds exciting good look and remember have fun !!!!

01-03-2013, 04:43 PM
Engine of choice is a GO GX3R .21 engine+EZP pipe. ( its a spare engine, but i intend to buy a Novarossi engine sometime in the future)

Savox 1256 and 1258 servos.

Spektrum DX3R pro transmitter.

and Racing experience 25 percent nitro fuel.

I'm returning to nitro after a LONG break! i went electric, but missed that nitro buzz,feel,sound and smell!


May i take this oppurtunity in wishing you all the best with your build and to become part of the GB Modelsport/JQ Racing team here in the U.K

Please keep us up to speed with the build and most importanly some pictures

01-03-2013, 05:22 PM
Thank you, i appreciate the welcome :) and thanks to the rest of the GB modelsport team for all their help and support.

Will be updated regularly with pictures and reports,

01-03-2013, 06:47 PM
ahhh the urge to build!!!!


01-03-2013, 08:40 PM
Come on mate get it started lol

01-03-2013, 08:51 PM
Arriving on Tuesday!

Can't wait!

01-03-2013, 09:19 PM
Good times !!! Where will you be racing

01-03-2013, 09:38 PM
Slough, Herts,Swindon and will try and do some big events!

02-03-2013, 08:06 PM
Got my Formulux pit buddy today!

certainly isn't cheap but build quality is fantastic! very light and well made,




02-03-2013, 09:31 PM
I'm going JQ aswell this year, and i know what you mean about the nitro. Its difficult to get away from. :)

02-03-2013, 09:54 PM

You also used to have an rc8.2 right?

Would like to see how the JQ handles with its narrower chassis, looks fantastic!!

02-03-2013, 10:23 PM
Yeh, nitro and electric.
Will be running THEeCar too this year. :)

02-03-2013, 10:50 PM

Me too, i'll be running GB modelsport's awesome range of EZ power electronics to go with the E car.

03-03-2013, 06:43 PM
THEecar does look amazing :-) !!! Hope to get my hands on one

03-03-2013, 09:55 PM
With the way the E car is layed out its one of the Best E buggy's on the market right now. You'd have to be insane to get another E buggy!! :D

05-03-2013, 08:43 AM
Are there any good pics of the e buggy?

05-03-2013, 07:30 PM

Nice hay :drool:

06-03-2013, 10:04 AM
sorry guys internets been down for a couple of days! Been using my phone for everything,kit is excepted to arrive today.

06-03-2013, 12:05 PM

08-03-2013, 07:37 PM
Any update

08-03-2013, 11:16 PM
Lots of updates bloody internet still down! Using my mobile for everything.

Internet should be fixed by tommorow,Virgin Media finally Sending someone over!!

I'm really sorry to everyone for the delay,

09-03-2013, 10:46 AM
I'm back online!!!! prepare for a awesome build thread!

09-03-2013, 10:52 AM
Christmas has arrived!


I'd like to thank GB modelsport and the rest of the team for ALL their help and support,

09-03-2013, 10:54 AM
I started building straight after a very long day at college, but i couldn't wait!!!

First step the shocks!

These are unlike anything i have assembled, very very smooth nothing is rough or difficult to put on, kit includes 2 sets of shocks and 2 sets of sway bars!

I'm using 272 pistons as i have heard they make the overall shock performance smoother.


Small ideas like this make THE car a better car, The shock ends have a little bit on the side so they fit perfectly onto the shock spring cup,this will keep the cut inside well secured!


Boom! 4 shocks ready for action,
Very very easy,took me 8 minutes!


I'm using 400cst shock oil for the Slough track, RWMCC

09-03-2013, 11:00 AM
I found Jimmy in THE MANUAL!!


In all seriousness though, i enjoyed reading the manual very much,every page had its own humor which was needed during a long build!

Everything was very clear and understandable,unlike some manuals!

09-03-2013, 11:06 AM
Next step the differentials!

again went on very very smoothly no hassle or fuss at all, but it took me some time to insert the pin which connects to the diff outdrive, but that's mainly because i'm blind!






All the diffs went together super smoothly, i'm using 5,3,3 diff oil as advised to me by one of the GB modelsport team members,

09-03-2013, 11:02 PM
Forward we go!

Righto, time for the front end, wishbones+diff casing and turnbuckles.


The wishbones need a bit of drilling to make the holes larger so the hinge pin can spin freely, you need to do this with every kit (nearly), i have owned Losi's,Associated,thunder tiger,xray and various other kits and in ALL of them you had to drill the wishbone so the hinge pin can spin freely.


All put together with the diff nice and comfortably inside.


Next up the all scary TURNBUCKLES!! Actually these were one of the most EASIEST turnbuckles i have EVER build, i understand the older version of THE CAR's turnbuckles were a little difficult, but Oh my god!,these turnbuckles went on so smoothly and kept on going,didn't cause me any troubles whatsoever! quality of the parts is A class!



and BANG all done!


09-03-2013, 11:16 PM
Next up, the steering knuckles ! along with those sexy CVD drive shafts, once again quality wise everything feels very very light but super High quality little bit like an F1 car actually!



Bang all done!! once again no problem whatsoever! everything was very very smooth and easy to put on,



I sometimes forget how sexy those JQ towers look :wub


10-03-2013, 09:47 PM
THE rear end..

Once again went on super smoothly,no troubles whatsoever. Again drill the wishbones so the hinge pin moves freely.



At this point my table looked terrible! i'm a bit OCD about clean stuff, so i stopped for a bit had a clean than restarted.
I don't normally use the manual! but its good to have on hand just in case..


Ahh thats better!


When you insert the diff remember to push the pinion in all the way,because the bearing is very very tight. This keeps all the crap out of the system!



10-03-2013, 10:42 PM
hi all do we have any more updates on this build ,has it been run as yet ,looking at a car for the summer and checking out all the options

10-03-2013, 10:51 PM
Hi, more to come once build thread is finished.

Full running review and much more.

Stay tuned.

14-03-2013, 12:07 AM
Sorry been quite busy recently!

Right, time for the center differential. Again make sure you use BLUE locktight, i learned from my mistakes by using red locktight :lol: Red won't allow the screws to come out, EVER! :lol:


The manual isn't clear on which way you put the brake cams and levers, but they should be facing outwards,so in the picture i build them wrong. They are supposed to be facing you when the diff brace is facing you.


14-03-2013, 12:15 AM
Time for the side guards and installing the front and rear end+ center differential.

MAKE SURE EVERYTHING IS LINED UP,and Thread lock the differential chassis screws,

(Diff adjustment,all the way forward,86mm dogbone in the front and 110mm dogbone in the rear.

Also make sure to install the bumper in too! i didn't install mine as i always install these small things at the end.

I FORGOT TO TAKE A PICTURE OF THE O RINGS AND THE STEERING PARTS! add a little bit of grease to the Chassis o rings so they stick to the chassis, Build your steering assembly (very very easily, takes 3 minutes!) insert servo saver posts and install steering assembly onto them. THEN add you front end,rear end and Diff.




14-03-2013, 12:32 AM
Next up, Chassis braces!! and steering turnbuckles.

When you insert all the nuts into the braces, make you sure a wee bit of glue so the nuts don't fall out whenever you have to rebuild it.

and if you can't line them up with the chassis hole's get a mini screwdriver and force the brace towards the hole.

Again easy peasy lemon squeezey....







14-03-2013, 01:03 AM
Next up the radiotray,super easy to build and was very very nice, i recommend using hump packs in the front IF you want the front to lean a little more, i myself use sticks in the rear.

used Savox 1258 and 1256 servos,


Transponder in, and wiring+servo's needs to be sorted now!


DONE!,just waiting on the throttle ( 1258tg servo )


All inserted,hmmm it looks sweeet!


21-03-2013, 10:47 PM
Been a long time,sorry! very busy recently. Anyway...

Fuel tank and engine next...

fuel tank took 2 minutes so thought would insert the engine at the same time.
comes with Inserted THE BELL and THE clutch shoes and ready to insert in to the car!



BANG! all installed,



I recommend adding some aluminium tape to protect the side guards from the exhaust heat! I recommend ROSS he sells Aluminium foil tape 70mm x 45meters for a awesome price and the quality is brilliant!



22-03-2013, 04:58 AM
You took your time there mate but it's looking great :drool:

The quality looks fantastic!

Are you going to bring it to Swindon this weekend to break her in? I might even pit for you if you ask nicely :woot:

22-03-2013, 09:39 AM
Haha,I finished the build within 5 hours and already raced her at Slough (running review coming soon)

I was just slow with uploading the pictures, :lol:

25-03-2013, 09:20 PM
Right! sorry for the freakishly slow updates, been building 3 cars for friends!

Onwards we go...

Airfilter and pipe installed!




Before you saying! i know fuel tubing was messed up and is now sorted out! was trying to find the best position for the fuel cooler and filter,

25-03-2013, 09:28 PM
Shell painting time!

This is a VERY rushed bodyshell, it's only a spare anyway! i've send my shells off to my painter,

Its the worst shell color/paint ever known to man kind, this is exactly why i failed art 3 times! i can't even bloodly draw a stick man.


Yeah........... looks like something inside a rhino's arse! although i think the bodyshell's design itself looks very very cool,Good job JQ!


Wing boiling time!!!!

I always boil my wings so they are more flexible=resulting in less broken wings and more saved pennys :)

25-03-2013, 09:34 PM
I always put my shocks on last! no idea why but always do...

You will find the shocks being build in page 2.


look at these beauty's!! silky....






Very very smooth shocks, i'm running 400st oil with JQB 272 pistons but am also trying out CSI pistons.

03-04-2013, 10:05 PM
Some finished pictures!





03-04-2013, 10:20 PM
So i've raced 2 races with her, first time at Slough (rwmcc) and 2nd time at Herts (hnmc)

Please note i try not my make my reviews biased! so here it goes...


First race wasn't all too well, my engine had a failure (well it didn't start at all) so had to swap it out and missed 1 round of qualifying. 2nd round of qualifying was my first time out with THE CAR, i was very impressed with the amount of steering it had and its build like a tank! i crashed a LOT, but THE car's attitude was " Crash me all you like, i aint going nowhere! "

Its got a LOT of corner speed, its brilliant! very fun to drive,

Its a smooth car to drive, once i figured out the correct setup for Slough it felt balanced and very smooth!

Bodyshell works superb! keeps all the crap out but around the ackermann its a little too small,

Very light car, can be good for some tracks bad for others?


I really don't like the shock boots, they are very very weak, my Team Associated rc8.2e had the same problem but they lasted a little longer,

The orange washers which fit under the chassis are too much of a tight fit, meaning the first time you install them they instantly get scratched around the corners and the orange peels off a little.

The instructions aren't clear on which way to put the brake cam and levers,

My throttle linkage was too short (maybe a one off?) other people haven't had this problem.

and had a couple of weak screws, again maybe a one off?

My 2nd race at Hert's wasn't brilliant! as i arrived i noticed i had the setup the car up totally wrong for the track and it wasn't good, If i had the correct setup it would have been amazing!

In my opinion,

This is a fantastic car and has the potential to win a lot of races and maybe the world championship in the future! but at the moment it needs work, like a lot of cars... No car is perfect. Kyosho's don't like to be handled aggressively,Associated screws are made of cheese, Losi's wear off to quickly etc etc

and considering this is a fairly new company,they have done a brilliant job! its truly a engineering masterpiece, with that Thin chassis and sexy looks!

I need to revise my setup and hit the tracks again and get a lot of practice, because this car is TOTALLY different in handling from my previous cars.

03-04-2013, 10:27 PM
I'm very impressed with the bodyshell, it really works very well at keeping dirt out. Must admit not a fan of the design as i prefer cab forwards, but nevertheless it works !



03-04-2013, 10:36 PM
I'd like to thank a couple of people before finishing the build thread!

David Griffiths at GB modelsport for his super support and help!
Bradley Baird for all the setup help with THE CAR
Ilias Arkoudaris for listening to my moaning!
Warren van der Merwe again for helping me find a good setup for THE CAR
JQ for building one HELL of a car,i'm sure i'll be enjoying it for many years to come!
and to Mandy Scott for accepting my friend request on Facebook (i'm joking!!) seriously though,thanks for welcoming me in the team!

I'm trying out a lot of new things with the car, so stay posted for more updates!

Please do not hesitate to ask me for any help if required, if you see me at the track,come over! have a go with my car at a practice session, see if you like it!

I'll be getting the E car later this month,so its build thread should follow,

Hope you've enjoyed this! and more updates to come soon!

Thanks for reading and being patient with my slow updates!

04-04-2013, 12:00 PM
Hi nas where did you end up set up wise at herts ? we ran there last year at the nationals and the proline car was everything from the yellow kit apart from the chassis

we (as in me and dave b ) have been using some of the option pistons the 285's work well when the track is rough or could be worth trying the 272's they are really good over the jump section in the middle of the track its all about what is better for you with the new chassis and steering rack on the way its just something else we will have to try keen to try the rack not sure about the chassis if you read what jq says about who it will suit best may not be for me lol

we had a good run at the bunny boiler last weekend my jq has never felt so good rount the track hope it continues for herts in a few weeks time at the nationals