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Old 07-04-2007
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That car looks nice, will the parts be readily available in the uk and what sort of hop ups?
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That car looks nice, will the parts be readily available in the uk and what sort of hop ups?
form what i know HPI Europe/ mirage will be stocking full spares and options when anounced which means any model shop can get hold of parts.
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I saw the car in the flesh yesterday, VERRRRRYYYYYY NICE!!!!!!!
Looks as if it is worth every penny to me, i have a 501x but am still considering giving one of these a go as i was that impressed.
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Old 19-04-2007
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is this car out yet?
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Old 19-04-2007
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Late this month I was told, so should be any day I guess.
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Old 20-04-2007
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A lot of people are making the switch to the D4 fro JConcepts due to the price difference..

I hate saying it but it is the same car essentially but a lot cheaper..

Not trying to offend anyone, in fact am very impressed with the pricing of the D4 and parts... well done in that department

I just dont think JConcepts can compete with the pricing and the parts availability can they?

Not in Aus they cant anyway
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Old 20-04-2007
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not having a stab back at you but the D4 is no BJ. with almost the same setups on the D4 and BJ they handle nothing like each other! i know just by looking at the D4 everyone has come to the conclusion that ooooooo its a BJ but i will point out again as someone from experience its not lol
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Old 20-04-2007
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What sort of handling differences are there? I like quite a twitchy car(i know setup could get this) so which is better? I am in the market for one of these two, so any help on decision making would be greatful(non biased)
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Old 20-04-2007
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well if you like steering my car is not short of that! i am running a oneway in the front as i have always done in my 4WD cars as i like lots of steering but even with a diff it is not short of steering. I am still learning alot about the car as its nothing like i have driven before but i really like it.
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Old 20-04-2007
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with almost the same setups on the D4 and BJ they handle nothing like each other!
That's odd. At the Cactus Classic last month, Hara said he was running the "Tebo" setup he found online.
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Old 20-04-2007
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Adam & Tony are running their D4 cars on English style tracks and doing a lot of development for the European style tracks they are not doing for it for the American Market.
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Old 20-04-2007
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Did Hara run a BJ setup (Tebo's) all the time he was at the cactus? he didnt just use it as a start setup? you have to remember this is a new car and you need somewhere to start.
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We all know different people like different set-ups....
I have Hara's from cactus and Hayato's from Yatabe..... the desinger now has ours from EU grass and dirt tracks and we're quickly working to sorting the set-up out..
So far I've been well impressed how easy the D4 responds to small changes... It doesn't bite you in the ass when you make a change...

Personally, I hated one-ways in the Losi... Always snapping them made me take 'em out and suffer the consequences.. After Tivvy. I don't think the One-way will be coming out of the D4....

TT: I have a set-up sheet to send you...

Jimmy: Any chance of setting up a set-ups page... I have pdf's to post????
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My one way isn't coming out of the 501X or the BJ4we either, its just so nice to drive. Harder for sure, but I don't like the numb feeling of a diff up front.

Ofcourse Adam, I will set that up now.

When is the car released?
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Old 23-04-2007
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Hara did run the TEBO setup at Cactus which in the nature of things of course will change due to driver etc, if it is a starting point for a driver with the team backing and R&D of Hot Bodies, does that not assume they are very very similar.

Do you not think after the huge amount of hours put in by the Japanese drivers in practice and leading up to the event at places like SoCal, HotRod etc mid week, they would have a "whatever his name is in japanese" setup

There was a D4 recently at our Aust Nationals and guess what, the TEBO setup was the starting point and basis of which ALL D4 setups are based..
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Old 23-04-2007
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Hi

I have just ordered my D4 from RC-Champ ~ 383 USD plus shipping etc..
Now the wait for delivery and when can I get to Hong Kong from the mainland to pick it up.

Jeff
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Saw one yesterday, damn it looks nice
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My one way isn't coming out of the 501X or the BJ4we either, its just so nice to drive. Harder for sure, but I don't like the numb feeling of a diff up front.

Ofcourse Adam, I will set that up now.

When is the car released?
Anyone got an answer to that question for the U.K., is it still 1st May as intended?
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Anyone got an answer to that question for the U.K., is it still 1st May as intended?
Expect 1st of May or very near....
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Hi

I have just ordered my D4 from RC-Champ ~ 383 USD plus shipping etc..
Now the wait for delivery and when can I get to Hong Kong from the mainland to pick it up.

Jeff
Do you have a link for this as I did a search on their site but couldn't find anything from HB only Tamiya?
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