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Boss302
2005.08.09, 09:56 AM
Ok, well I got this info from another forum(Source CJ'shobbies.net).

New Xmods are coming out under the "evo" name, probely like the 02 version of Xmods, and 2 offroaders Heresd the product list......

60-8015 infiniti g35 Evo style
60-8016 Lancer Evo 8 old style or evo style not specified
60-8017 67 firebird Evo style new price of $59.99
60-8018 06 mustang Evo style
60-8019 F150 truck
60-8020 H2 truck
UPGRADES
60-8556 evo suspension and steering upgrade
60-8557 evo lighting kit
60-8558 evo turbo
60-8559 mustang body kit
60-8560 g35 body kit
60-8561 lancer body kit
60-8562 evo all wheel drive
60-8563 firebird body kit
60-8564 evo racing suspension........wait wasen't that mentioned above?
60-8565 evo underbody lights
60-8566 evo motors
60-8567 evo bearings
60-8569 truck racing and lowering kit
60-8570 F150 body kit
60-8571 H2 body kit
60-8572 truck off road and lift kit
60-8574 truck wheel kit


Pics will come soon! These will be out around Xmas!

I reallly want the F150, I wonder what color it is. Along with the G35.

Boss302
2005.08.13, 01:52 PM
PICS!!!!!It seems no one belived me!

Pics are courtesy T2Fast4U from xmodrc.

bda52
2005.08.13, 10:01 PM
Any clue if they have upgraded the steering radius? Any pics of the new chassis without the bodies on them?

Draconious
2005.08.13, 11:16 PM
an actual new chassis.. or just the same chassis that happens to come with the awd kit?

arch2b
2005.08.13, 11:24 PM
not realyl impressed with the bodies at all. in my opinion they look worse than iwaver bodies, much more toyish if that's a good descriptive word... i hope those are just prototype pictures

HammerZ
2005.08.13, 11:48 PM
I want to see if it is a better chassis as well, from the pictures the F150 look's to have some depth in it's bed. Also in a few pictures the rear wheel is cambered some, I was looking for a more solid rear suspension system. I may have to do a Mini Z mod with that Firebird body when it come out.

Ken Mifune
2005.08.14, 04:44 AM
Maybe this is the HPI inspired chassis many were hoping for.

Boss302
2005.08.14, 08:10 PM
Hokay, thar was a big increase in posts! :p

Bda52: Those are the only pics out not, Im Very sure they'll come with a better turning radius seeing as they're new Chassi's.

Draconious: NEW CHASSI'S!!!! An offroad version and an better (Hopefully) Chassi then the first one that came out.

Maybe like an OL Chassi and Mr-02 chassi???If you see my point.

ARCH2B: The pics are throne off because he took pics off his comp screen :rolleyes: . These are most likely proto's, I hope the 150 will look better. :(

HammerZ: I see what you mean buy the rear suspention, these are PROTO'S remember, so it may not be that way.

Ken Mifune: Xmods were allready made by HPI (See 6th button down on left) http://www.hpiracing.co.jp/ . If you meen a Chassi that Seems it was MADE by HPI I know what you mean, if they did A nice job on the savage WTF is up with the Xmod? :rolleyes:

arch2b
2005.08.14, 08:13 PM
i'm not sure hpi actually produces teh xmods but mearly distributes them overseas. i have never seen anything documenting hpi's involvement in the production

if anyone has real info on this please post it.

Boss302
2005.08.18, 08:45 AM
i'm not sure hpi actually produces teh xmods but mearly distributes them overseas. i have never seen anything documenting hpi's involvement in the production

if anyone has real info on this please post it.

Well you may be right Arch. Time will tell. ;)

New chassi info at Xmodsworld.......
http://www.xmodworld.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=13481

Looks like in has the motor set up in an MM position, and a battery tray as well, i wonder how many cells these will run on?

HammerZ
2005.08.18, 09:40 PM
This pic looks like a huge bearing for such a small chassis.

http://mini-zracer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=16947

briankstan
2005.08.18, 11:58 PM
I don't really care if they fix everything else on the car, the absolute first thing they should have looked at was the steering. just a better steering car would impove the design in my mind by a 100%, leaving it about 50% of what you get with the Mini-Z.

Only time will tell.

Brian

HammerZ
2005.08.22, 07:42 PM
The universals do look promising. The bushing/ bearings look like they are inside a case that can help keep the dirt out. I also wonder how long it would take for the Mini-ZRacer/TinyRC shop to release the dry bearing set for this chassis.

machine
2005.08.23, 03:01 AM
Well I still have my "original" xmod and it gets some us. Maybe RS will do the car justice this time and make it to be comptetive with the Z cars on the track. One can only hope and time will tell. But if they are the same price point i don't see this happening.

JustinL42
2005.08.24, 04:03 AM
AtomicMods has Good Pictures of the new Xmods Chassis (http://atomicmods.com/projects/Evo%20Xmod/Evo_Xmod.htm)

I'll have to say the new chassis looks better in many ways than the old one. For one the center of gravity looks to be much lower, front and rear suspension look better executed and the whole thing looks sturdier while not gaining much weight.

http://atomicmods.com/projects/Evo%20Xmod/Evo%20WeightX400.jpg

williams F1#3
2005.08.24, 12:11 PM
Just in time to compete with the AWD Mini-z......

bithed
2005.08.24, 12:12 PM
i'm not sure hpi actually produces teh xmods but mearly distributes them overseas. i have never seen anything documenting hpi's involvement in the production

if anyone has real info on this please post it.

...CORRECT...HPI merely distributes...Here in Japan Xmods are basically lined up beside the bump'n'go cars at the toy store ;)

Boss302
2005.08.24, 03:42 PM
A lttle bit more info from atomicmods, the sad thind is the evo is only 25% faster stock then a stock gen 1 xmod.

http://www.atomicmods.com/projects/Evo%20Xmod/Evo_Xmod.htm

Goku
2005.08.24, 07:09 PM
Note that the steering is a lot sharper too. I think I'm gonna have to pick one up.

HammerZ
2005.08.24, 09:30 PM
A lttle bit more info from atomicmods, the sad thind is the evo is only 25% faster stock then a stock gen 1 xmod.

What's so sad about that, if it's faster stock vs stock it is a good thing. It has better gears I also noted that the AWD kit has the shafts that go to the front. I have seen some stuff floating on th(e) bay.

HammerZ
2005.08.28, 05:51 AM
I would have to say that this one is what the Xmods should have been from the start. The original chassis to me felt like, the person that designed it didn't know the difference between a set of legos or an RC car. This chassis look's alot more like a more solid RC car chassis. You may not be able to put this suspension on a CF plate (yet anyway), but then again what is the purpose of putting a crappy (original Xmods) system on a CF plate anyway. I think this is one case of carbon fibre being a waste of time and money IMHO.

bda52
2005.08.31, 10:14 PM
Though I am dedicated to Mini-Z and Iwaver, I could just not pass up the deal RS currently has on the Xmods. They are sending members of there web site a coupon for a starter set + body kit for $35. A savings of $27.98 off of retail.

briankstan
2005.08.31, 11:26 PM
Though I am dedicated to Mini-Z and Iwaver, I could just not pass up the deal RS currently has on the Xmods. They are sending members of there web site a coupon for a starter set + body kit for $35. A savings of $27.98 off of retail.

if this is the orignal xmod, I would say it's not even worth the 35, maybe the new one will be.

bda52
2005.08.31, 11:52 PM
if this is the orignal xmod, I would say it's not even worth the 35, maybe the new one will be.

Yea, it is for version 1. It is pretty cool for drifting, that is the only way I can get it to go through the corners of the wide RCP decent. I will invest the $6 for the tighter turning radius and see what that does.

I just wanted a beater car to run outside. I have run my Z's on the driveway but would rather keep them for the track instead.

will3kgt
2005.09.01, 12:44 AM
Me & a few friends might buy some XMODS for drifting...That's about all they're good for.

TNB
2005.09.01, 01:45 PM
Just in time to compete with the AWD Mini-z......
Hopefully, the AWD Mini-Z goes faster than the new Xmod (Speed: 880 fpm (feet per minute) or 10mph). If not, I doubt if I will be purchasing a new AWD Mini-Z even if I can use my own transmitter.

http://www.radioshack.com/product.asp?catalog_name=CTLG&category_name=CTLG_006_009_001_000&product_id=60-8017

Boss302
2005.09.03, 01:53 PM
There was a report of the coupon working for The new EVO. I tried it a week ago , didn't work. And 10 minutes ago I tried to direct2U order the Firebird, no luck again.

So im gonna try on the 13th (1 day before the coupon expires) to re-order the EVO.

Or the RS people might have been smart for once and made the release date after the coupon Expires, to make shure NO ONE gets an EVO for $35.

arch2b
2005.09.03, 03:33 PM
when is the release date exactly? i read reports the people are buying them from where on just about all the forums. just want to save myself a wasted trip to rs.

RCPMini-z
2005.09.03, 06:03 PM
EVO will be launched in October 05.

bda52
2005.09.03, 10:03 PM
when is the release date exactly? i read reports the people are buying them from where on just about all the forums. just want to save myself a wasted trip to rs.

I have seen them listed for sale on ebay but not in RS stores as of yet. RS's site lists the starter set at $59.99. If it is a major improvement over ver. 1, I might have to pass on the K AWD until the price drop for Christmas '06.

solartech
2005.09.04, 12:02 AM
I think I might have to get one. Any word on the type orf remote?

HammerZ
2005.09.04, 12:38 AM
I think it uses the same transmitter as the older Xmods.

briankstan
2005.09.04, 01:16 AM
why would they upgrade the unit and then make you still use the crappy transmitter, they should have made them work with any AM transmitter. that way if you have a good one, or even the stock Mini-z transmitter you can upgrade to it.

Brian

bda52
2005.09.04, 01:40 AM
I think it uses the same transmitter as the older Xmods.

In the description of the Evo it does say it comes with a folding controller. Being able to use the K or IW Tx would be a nice improvement. Who know's, maybe (but doubtful) you might be able to.

HammerZ
2005.09.04, 01:48 AM
I figure that RS had to keep something Xmods about it.

Boss302
2005.09.05, 09:24 AM
Iv'e heard the remote has about 100 more steps then the last remote, and its black, instead of that weird silver :rolleyes: .

bda52
2005.09.05, 11:34 AM
Iv'e heard the remote has about 100 more steps then the last remote, and its black, instead of that weird silver :rolleyes: .

In ebay item #5996991672, the controller is still silver.

Boss302
2005.09.05, 02:11 PM
Strange, my buddy's Evo 8 Came with a black one. He also showed me It in a Video. Ill try to get his approval to show it.

Em&em
2005.09.07, 07:46 AM
I own both a Mini Z and the new Evo xmod and the xmod seems to be JUST as good to me,radioshack really did a great job with it, I thought it was going to be just as crappy as the gen. 1 xmods but wow, it drives like a mini z for 60.00 :eek:
the Evo also has 9 amp FETs , I still upgraded them tho, BUT I did burn out my rear diff. running a nuke 130sm so thats something to watch out for!

HammerZ
2005.09.07, 09:09 AM
In ebay item #**********, the controller is still silver.

I don't trust pics I see on ebay.

TNB
2005.09.07, 02:42 PM
I own both a Mini Z and the new Evo xmod and the xmod seems to be JUST as good to me,radioshack really did a great job with it, I thought it was going to be just as crappy as the gen. 1 xmods but wow, it drives like a mini z for 60.00 :eek:
the Evo also has 9 amp FETs , I still upgraded them tho, BUT I did burn out my rear diff. running a nuke 130sm so thats something to watch out for!
Since you own the new Xmod, try using a standard AM transmitter with the Xmod on a "tight turn" course and let us know how well it works, if it works. Thank you in advance for the non-bias feedback.

T-Bolt
2005.09.08, 09:25 PM
I own both a Mini Z and the new Evo xmod and the xmod seems to be JUST as good to me,radioshack really did a great job with it, I thought it was going to be just as crappy as the gen. 1 xmods but wow, it drives like a mini z for 60.00 :eek:
the Evo also has 9 amp FETs , I still upgraded them tho, BUT I did burn out my rear diff. running a nuke 130sm so thats something to watch out for!

WEhat fets did you use? I'm gonna pick up an OL-killing one soon and might need them.

Em&em
2005.09.09, 05:18 PM
the FETs are IRF9910 and IRF7324 ,here to make it easy for you,check out the pic thanks to p2ht for thet pic btw

Roketmini
2005.09.15, 08:09 PM
Being the Devoted xmodder that i am, I too have noticed the new cars. I plan on ordering the G35 or the F-150. I am simply disgusted that they made a hummer instead of a Nissan titan.

Roketmini
2005.09.15, 08:16 PM
EVO will be launched in October 05.

You are very wrong there. They were offically released September 9th, (says the fat person at radioshack). Why they aren't in stores yet i do not know, but th warehouses don't have them because ive been trying to order one for the last 2 weeks.

bda52
2005.09.15, 09:08 PM
You are very wrong there. They were offically released September 9th, (says the fat person at radioshack). Why they aren't in stores yet i do not know, but th warehouses don't have them because ive been trying to order one for the last 2 weeks.

Well, they are no longer shown on RS's site. Just went back to the link that TNB listed on page 2 of this post and it is not active.

TNB
2005.09.15, 10:04 PM
If this is RS's method of "cheap" advertisment about new products--sell a few Xmods (to employees?), list them on the site, pull it, and then let the "few" owners spread the word on the forums... Let's put it this way, no wonder most of the electronics I see in the local RS are old models.

Mirage
2005.09.16, 10:50 AM
Here are some great pics of the new F-150.

CLICK HERE (http://p221.ezboard.com/fxmodrcfrm18.showMessage?topicID=1064.topic)

briankstan
2005.09.16, 11:36 AM
anyone have any information on how the new xmod turns? is it greatly improved?
will the old bodys fit the new chassis?

Brian

RCPMini-z
2005.09.16, 11:42 AM
You are very wrong there. They were offically released September 9th, (says the fat person at radioshack). Why they aren't in stores yet i do not know, but th warehouses don't have them because ive been trying to order one for the last 2 weeks.

EVO will be launched in October 2005.

HammerZ
2005.09.16, 04:03 PM
Here are some great pics of the new F-150.

Look's like the truck chassis is way different from the car chassis.

Em&em
2005.09.16, 05:08 PM
anyone have any information on how the new xmod turns? is it greatly improved?
will the old bodys fit the new chassis?

Brian
WAY better, its about just as good as the Mini Z steering, believe it or not :)

beanoman
2005.09.16, 07:56 PM
anyone have any information on how the new xmod turns? is it greatly improved?
will the old bodys fit the new chassis?

Brian

turning is better than a 'tite turned' xmod- i think i have heard 22 inches is the radius.

old bodies fit.

unfortuanatly, it uses a different layout on the rx- but the same coding/tx. but for those who think it is worth it, real electronics are only $60 away..

beano/bth

lowondermaker
2005.09.17, 02:19 AM
awsome. i found a video of the new evo racing chassis.(still looking for a truck vid)
well here it is here (http://www.woahnelly.com/stuff/xmods/evo_28tmzw.wmv)

TNB
2005.09.17, 03:15 AM
I own both a Mini Z and the new Evo xmod and the xmod seems to be JUST as good to me
WAY better, its about just as good as the Mini Z steering, believe it or not :)
I noticed it went from "just as good" to "about".
awsome. i found a video of the new evo racing chassis.(still looking for a truck vid)
well here it is here (http://www.woahnelly.com/stuff/xmods/evo_28tmzw.wmv)
I'd like to see a video of the new "stock" Xmod on a "tight-turn course" RCP Track Mini-Tile 96. Anyone?

bda52
2005.09.17, 04:02 AM
I noticed it went from "just as good" to "about".

I'd like to see a video of the new "stock" Xmod on a "tight-turn course" RCP Track Mini-Tile 96. Anyone?

I must agree. Nothing too impressive, at least not yet. And as far as speed goes, at the beginning of the video it says it has a hot motor in it - not stock.

Em&em
2005.09.17, 11:51 AM
I must agree. Nothing too impressive, at least not yet. And as far as speed goes, at the beginning of the video it says it has a hot motor in it - not stock.
here ill put it like this, kyosho is always going to be better but if you want somethin JUST as good, for litterly half the price and theres probably a RS less than a mile from you, and the uprgrades are cheaper,and its 4wd, then a Xmod EVO is the way to go.

my list-
1.Mini Z MR 02
2. Xmods Evo
3.Mini Z MR 01
4. any Iwaver
5. original Xmods

briankstan
2005.09.17, 11:54 AM
I have been looking and have yet to find a video of a xmod running on a rcp road course track. I hear all this talk about how its better. all I have been albe to find is videos of cars running on the street, any car can do that, even one that turns with a 12ft. radius.

blakmoose1234
2005.09.17, 12:10 PM
Supposedly, these things turn better than a gen1 with tight turns. The only issues with these things are that they are heavy, and they are not out yet.............. DAMN!!! :mad:

Lionblade
2005.09.17, 03:40 PM
here ill put it like this, kyosho is always going to be better but if you want somethin JUST as good, for litterly half the price and theres probably a RS less than a mile from you, and the uprgrades are cheaper,and its 4wd, then a Xmod EVO is the way to go.

my list-
1.Mini Z MR 02
2. Xmods Evo
3.Mini Z MR 01
4. any Iwaver
5. original Xmods

Well then, here's my list.

1. Mini-Z MR-02
2. Mini-Z MR-01
3. iWaver 02
4. iWaver 01
5. Any xmod.

It's true that XMOD stuff is half the price, and it's cheap for a reason- uselessness. Do you ever hear of any XMODers competeing in anything but drag most of the time? An RC doesn't have to be quality to go 50 MPH.

Supposedly, these things turn better than a gen1 with tight turns. The only issues with these things are that they are heavy, and they are not out yet.............. DAMN!!!

That's not the only issue. The weight issue is something that should've been resolved in the EVO, 'cause a lot of guys hate that the original XMOD was a brick.

All in all: The evo was the opportunity to fix all the XMOD problems, yet it's still fundamentally flawed. I guess if you want to show off to all the 12 year old girls in the neighborhood, a riced XMOD with a Stage 286810583 motor works...but don't try to ever race an iWaver/a Mini-Z on a course with actual turns.

bda52
2005.09.17, 07:31 PM
Here are some great pics of the new F-150.

CLICK HERE (http://p221.ezboard.com/fxmodrcfrm18.showMessage?topicID=1064.topic)

I do like the BF Goodrich tires! Hope they will fit the OL.

Roketmini
2005.09.19, 05:31 PM
Supposedly, these things turn better than a gen1 with tight turns. The only issues with these things are that they are heavy, and they are not out yet.............. DAMN!!! :mad:

They are out, but because of the high demand not many people have recieved them.

HammerZ
2005.09.19, 05:43 PM
RS sounds like they opened a can of worms with this one.

Em&em
2005.09.19, 10:41 PM
They are out, but because of the high demand not many people have recieved them.
technically no they are not out, RadioShack only put them on the D2U list for a few days, only a few people got them including myself,the F150 and 05 Mustang were only on the D2U list for ONE day,the Evo 8 and Firebird were on for about 4 days, they are coming out for good in "mid" october
I will post pics of mine if wanted :p
right now it has a blown Diff. tho :(

Boss302
2005.09.20, 06:38 PM
A stupid RS employie put them on RS-D2U by accident, it was no can of worms, again RS forgot its own plan, for it to be the #1 RC toy this Xmas.

New Release date is OFFICIAL OCT-20-05, confirmed by RS employies.

Xmods arent really a RC , just a marketing Campain thought up by Radioshed.

Em&em
2005.09.20, 11:09 PM
A stupid RS employie put them on RS-D2U by accident, it was no can of worms, again RS forgot its own plan, for it to be the #1 RC toy this Xmas.

New Release date is OFFICIAL OCT-20-05, confirmed by RS employies.

Xmods arent really a RC , just a marketing Campain thought up by Radioshed.
:mad: people really need to bad mouthing xmods, just cuz kyosho has a little compititon you all get defencive, theres no need for "O MY CAR IS BETTER THAN YOURS!" its all in good fun people , are you all forgetting the point of a HOBBY!???!
F.U.N., from a person who has owned both a Mini Z MR02 and a Iwaver 04/02, the Evo will really give them a run for there money , believe it or not!

and NO I cant spell so dont yell at me :rolleyes:

TNB
2005.09.20, 11:24 PM
I didn't "bad mouth" Xmods. As a matter of fact I purchased 2 new Xmods the other day and two new body kits. I also recently purchased an Iwaver Tank to go with my other 2 Iwavers. And quite frankly, I only asked you a very simple question prior to purchasing my latest toys and that was if you could use a standard AM transmitter with the new Xmod, yet I had to get the "NO" answer on another forum since you didn't answer the simple question. Thanks anyway.

arch2b
2005.09.21, 06:16 AM
lighten up a bit.... :p it wasn't even that bad of a slant. i've read far worse on other forums. besides.... this is a mini-z forum. that doesn't mean i want to see trash talking but you will find far more z bashing on xmods forums than you will xmods bashing here.

besides, most complaints are related to it's quality rather than it being any competition. competition iw always welcome! look at the stuff coming out this winter.... new iwaver platform, xmods awd revisions, new awd kyosho! regardless of whom makes what though, if it turns out to be less quality than others within the same scale (not necessarily price range), expect to hear about it is all.

and yes, i own xmods too :p

bolter9
2005.09.21, 11:58 AM
Here's something I posted on RCuniverse regarding my opinions of what to expect with the new xmod...


Ok I'm going to post what's bound to be a controversial opinion- and it's not intended as a flame, so take it easy. First, let me say that my xmod experience is limited to owning 2 xmods (one stock, one hopped up including tight turns kit). I also own 7 mini Zs, an Iwaver 02, and have spent time around 1/18 buggy, 1/8 buggy, nitro truck and planes.

While the new xmod may fix a lot of basic problems with the old one, I don't think we're going to see a new class of car simply because RS's business plan has never been to produce hobby-class RC products. Now I don't claim to have the inside track on RS's intentions, but it's obvious when you consider RS's price point and target audience accross their entire RC line- these products are not in the same class (and aren't intended to be) as hobby-class RC. If they were then RS would at a minimum, include higher-grade, industry-compatible electronics in their products. (i.e. even mini z and iwaver will run on my Airtronics M11). There are a lot of people on this board who know much more then I do about the specifics of RC electronics, but this much is obvious: If you don't have good electronics, then you're not competing in the same class as RC products that do.

I'm not here to diss xmods- they play an important role in the general RC hobby... and they're a blast to upgrade and rip around with- but they are in their own class, and unless RS changes their business plan, then I don't expect anything different from the new xmods.

Boss302
2005.09.21, 04:58 PM
:mad: people really need to bad mouthing xmods, just cuz kyosho has a little compititon you all get defencive, theres no need for "O MY CAR IS BETTER THAN YOURS!" its all in good fun people , are you all forgetting the point of a HOBBY!???!
F.U.N., from a person who has owned both a Mini Z MR02 and a Iwaver 04/02, the Evo will really give them a run for there money , believe it or not!

and NO I cant spell so dont yell at me :rolleyes:

That wasen't a "diss", I don't even have a Z ,just 2 Xmods!(Have ya read my sig? :rolleyes: ). So I don't have the RIGHT to diss Xmods. Hell I haven't even touched anything by kyosho (Besides a Crushed MR-02) let alone driven.

My remark Is clearly a fact, Do you think radioshack put any thought into the XM gen 1?

Em&em
2005.09.23, 05:55 PM
That wasen't a "diss", I don't even have a Z ,just 2 Xmods!(Have ya read my sig? :rolleyes: ). So I don't have the RIGHT to diss Xmods. Hell I haven't even touched anything by kyosho (Besides a Crushed MR-02) let alone driven.

My remark Is clearly a fact, Do you think radioshack put any thought into the XM gen 1?
no way they didnt :p but i think they are really trying with the Evo, you will be surprised when the come out turst me...

HammerZ
2005.09.23, 11:43 PM
I think all the thought in a gen 1 Xmods, if anything was marketing and that is about it. They had the bells and whistles, like the adjustable battery boxes for weight ballance and the plug in light kits. Mostly surface stuff that looked good, but the basic design was a joke. Also they could have revised the suspension at any time, but never did.

This new one from the pictures I have seen look's more like it was designed as a real RC car, mostly looking at the suspension layout it makes way more sense to me. It also look's alot like an MR02 was used as a starting point for the design, looking at the batteries and motor placement.

Ken Mifune
2005.09.24, 01:00 AM
...looking at the batteries and motor placement.I thought it was more like the F1.

A CF chassis kit looks like it might be more simple than the 1st gen. There will probably be more upgrade parts from the other companies too.

I wonder what the Mega-Prize will be for the X-Mod Championship in '06? Maybe another super-car. With a new chassis and a huge 1st place prize, the number of contestants for this event could easily get out of control. Maybe they'll even race on the traction side of the RCP this time.

Random Insanity
2005.09.29, 04:06 PM
Hmm, I wouldnt mind having one of those trucks as something cheaper than a OL... Skimming through the thread I never noticed if anyone said anything about a lift kit... Any links?

HammerZ
2005.09.30, 12:40 AM
There are a few threads over on Tiny RC in the Xmods section and one with some pictures. I have seen a lowering/lifting kit for the Evo Xmods, I think it is for the truck chassis. I am not sure how much a lower or lift it will give you.

Roketmini
2005.10.05, 11:45 AM
They are out, but because of the high demand not many people have recieved them.


I apologise for my stupidity. They should be in most stores this week. You should also be able to order some of the stuff now (the people at my radioshack are really nice and are glad to take my money). I ordered the F-150, so I'll try and get some pics posted when it comes.

Roketmini
2005.10.06, 08:27 PM
lighten up a bit.... :p it wasn't even that bad of a slant. i've read far worse on other forums. besides.... this is a mini-z forum. that doesn't mean i want to see trash talking but you will find far more z bashing on xmods forums than you will xmods bashing here.

besides, most complaints are related to it's quality rather than it being any competition. competition iw always welcome! look at the stuff coming out this winter.... new iwaver platform, xmods awd revisions, new awd kyosho! regardless of whom makes what though, if it turns out to be less quality than others within the same scale (not necessarily price range), expect to hear about it is all.

and yes, i own xmods too :p


Coming here from an xmod forum, i have had a first-hand experience with whiny, lactose-intolerant 9 year olds who think that their xmods with out-of-wack suspension components and a 11 tooth pinions will smoke a MR-02. Seriously this is what they sound like on www.xmodsrc.com (yes people are dumb enough to type all caps):


I JUST GOT A WORKING MOTER IN MI XMOD!! ITS SO FAST NOW!



Theres also...

i just gott stag 2 in my xmod, and dang is it fast. i was racing my cuzzins mini-p ("p" for poop, get it?) and i almost beat him in the dragg raice. it was so close so afterwords i went and tried his car and it was bad. dont buy a mini-z anyone because they are bad.


:eek: DISCLAIMER: by reading this you agree not to take offense from my strong opinions about people who complain too much :eek:

HammerZ
2005.10.06, 09:21 PM
I have to be the first to admit that there is a "learning curve" from running my Xmods and then I go back to my Mini Z's. The fact is these two cars drive so much differently it takes alot to find your "groove" again. so I can somewhat understand MINI-ZEEKIL33R's point about it handling bad. The bottom line is these things are like the apples and oranges in the way these drive. My biggest hangup with an Xmods is those things are so high geared it takes a while to get the speed, and then takes forever to slow back down. The Mini Z out of the box with the stock fets I think has the best throttle control and the gearing is perfect. This is just my opinion, and I'd still like to see what the new Xmods has to offer.

landmine55
2005.12.02, 07:58 PM
I have to be the first to admit that there is a "learning curve" from running my Xmods and then I go back to my Mini Z's. The fact is these two cars drive so much differently it takes alot to find your "groove" again. so I can somewhat understand MINI-ZEEKIL33R's point about it handling bad. The bottom line is these things are like the apples and oranges in the way these drive. My biggest hangup with an Xmods is those things are so high geared it takes a while to get the speed, and then takes forever to slow back down. The Mini Z out of the box with the stock fets I think has the best throttle control and the gearing is perfect. This is just my opinion, and I'd still like to see what the new Xmods has to offer.


hey i have the g35 and the f150 and the 06stang the evos can beat a mini-z in a rcp track :cool: and the g35 is so cool i would get the awd evo if i had the choice of the mini-z with awd and bearing so they are good. :cool: :cool:

bda52
2005.12.03, 12:17 AM
hey i have the g35 and the f150 and the 06stang the evos can beat a mini-z in a rcp track :cool: and the g35 is so cool i would get the awd evo if i had the choice of the mini-z with awd and bearing so they are good. :cool: :cool:

Spoken like someone that has never driven a Mini-Z.

CHEVY_454
2005.12.03, 06:09 PM
I Think Somebody Should Terminate Landmines Sign In Name Lol

T-Bolt
2005.12.03, 06:39 PM
If a skilled driver is driving an xmod evo with bearings, AWD, and an S2 motor, an average driver with an MR02 will get beaten. That comment above was spoken like a true priss who has never driven an evo. Yes, it wouldn't happen if driver are equal, but it'd be close enough where the MR02 owner will be getting nervous.

CHEVY_454
2005.12.03, 07:11 PM
first of all this is a mini z site. i dont see me on xmods site dogin there product. and ya i have a evo f150 and i wouldnt piss on it if it was on fire.

bda52
2005.12.03, 08:09 PM
I Think Somebody Should Terminate Landmines Sign In Name Lol

That is quite a bit extreme.

T-bolt, why do people always say a hopped up Xmod v. stock MR-02? Many Xmodders come on this site and say the same thing. I just do not get it. If the EVO is so great then it should be able to run stock and give the MR-02 driver a scare.

BTW, I do own 2 Gen 1's (one of them has AWD)and one EVO (hopped up like you suggested, bearings and AWD). The EVO seems like a great car when compared to the Gen 1. It is a very good car compared to the MR-02. Still stock v. stock the MR-02 is a better car. If the EVO could use a commercial controller w/o mods, it would be just a hair short of the MR-02 in my eyes. The controller and the lack of response compared to the MR is where it falls short to me.

landmine55
2005.12.12, 04:01 PM
hey bda 52 i have a monster and a overland hopped up with bearings and wheels but the monster broke i have 6 xmods 3 evos and 3 gen1s hey i'm not dissing miniz but there too much money and my friend bought an iwaver02 and broke when he was driving aroud in his drive way the nuckle just broke right off.
And t bolt some 1 should delate ur namei like xmods minizs suckor not u t bolt srry i ment chevy 454

byebye
2005.12.12, 04:32 PM
......i have 6 xmods 3 evos and 3 gen1s hey i'm not dissing miniz but there too much money........

Really? There is a difference between "too much money" and "too much money wasted ".

-Byebye

bda52
2005.12.12, 04:40 PM
Really comparing Mini-Z to IW is like comparing Ferrari to Yugo. (see bottom paragraphs)

I agree with you that Kyosho Mini-Z's are a bit overpriced. All but 2 of the Mini-Z's I have were purchased were new. The AWD and a Toyota F1. All the rest were from ebay and one, that started my addiction, was a Christmas gift last year. Other than the new 2 new Z's, I have not payed more than $75 for any of the Z's. So far I have only put bearing in about 4 of the cars. I have a set comming for the AWD at the moment.

I did buy a Xmod gen 1 new when they were still $50. I also got the AWD kit($20), Drift tires ($15) and bearings ($20). So that one Xmod ended up costing $105. I did pick up a second Gen 1 when RS had the sale of the RTR and body kit for $35. I had to return that one because it was DOA.

I got my EVO about a week after it came out and there were decent reviews on this site. Again it cost as much as an average Mini-Z, with all the hop-up's you have to have to make it competitive with a stock Mini-Z. RTR was $60, AWD kit $20, bearings $20. Total was $100. Again, the first one I had to return do to it not steering.

No matter how you cut it, either Z or EVO, you are looking at about $100/car to have a decent running car. Bearings are a must for the EVO and Gen 1 to take the slop out of the front end. AWD can be done without to save the $20. The bushing that come with Z's are well made and do not allow slop so bearing, though a great upgrade, are not necessary right off the bat.

I look at it this way:

Kyosho Mini-Z's are the Ferrari's of the scale. Built to go fast and race hard.

Evos are like Subaru WRX's. They can handle more abuse, rougher roads and very decent performance.

IW kind of like Yugos. Seems like alot of people have had more than their share of problems with them. Personally my 4 IW run great but then I do not have anyone to race against, run all of them on smooth indoor surfaces, and take care of them.

** added note, I have broken part on my MZM too. Hit a rail on my RCP and snapped the tie rod. Another time I broke the upper mount on the body support at the sway bar. Couple of alloy parts took care of it. I am sure those happend due to rough driving from the previous owner. Since I have replaced those parts I have not had any problems with it at all.

machine
2005.12.12, 06:43 PM
I've got a gen 2 xmod with the high spped motor and bearings. It's much improved over the gen 1's.

Last weekend I had the chance to race it (the gen 2) around with Iwavers and mini-z. Once i got it setup it was alright on the track. Stock to stock i suppose you could race it with Z and Iwavers fine enough, but the remote is so toyish it hurts. I'm kinda impressed that they addressed all the problems with the gen 1 xmod. The steering is much better, the CG is alittle better, and the handling is good now. But the deal killer for me is the remote. BLAH! You really need to adapt to the remote to drive the car anywere near a clean line.

It is a more robust car so it can take the rookie drivers smacking everything in site and keep on driving. Heck if there is enough of them around my area i'll host races for them no problems. But they will need there own class as the remotes tend to interfer with everthing else.

Seems everyone has an opinion on this, as a shop/track owner you can drive anything on the track so long as it doesn't cause and track damage or interfer with an other cars.

landmine55
2005.12.13, 04:50 PM
hey i only spent about 50$ on the gen1s halfoff sale the gen2 i was saving for.My
mini z monster broke because sum guy took it out of my bag and steped on it.
oh and my evo can beat an miniz just not an awd there just to good i just got mine in the mail from ************

michvin
2005.12.13, 05:33 PM
Boy, i love these "XXX vs. YYY" threads!
There's couple of dosens of these on this forum alone, and each new is as entertaining as the others!
Keep doing good work! :D :D :D

michvin
2005.12.13, 05:35 PM
oh and my evo can beat an miniz just not an awd there just to good i just got mine in the mail from ************
eeeh....what?

bda52
2005.12.13, 05:55 PM
... i have 6 xmods 3 evos and 3 gen1s hey i'm not dissing miniz but there too much money ... i like xmods minizs suck

Not dissing Mini-Z's but later in that same post there is the highlighted in lime statement...LOL

hey i only spent about 50$ on the gen1s halfoff sale the gen2 i was saving for.

Your totals do not match up. You said you have 3 Gen 1's but only spent $50 on them during the half price sale? Would be aleast $75. But more importanly, why spend the $50 on the Gen 1s? Why not just save up the extra $10 and get the much improved EVO?

Mymini z monster broke because sum guy took it out of my bag and steped on it.

Well that has nothing to do with the quality of the MZM, sounds like it was more intentional than anything. And, yes even your EVO would break if you did it to it. Please do not say 'oh i have steped on my and it was fine heck even better after i did'. We already know alot of the weak points of the EVO just from gentile hits against RCP rails. You knuckles would crack. Read Arch2b's review.

oh and my evo can beat an miniz just not an awd there just to good i just got mine in the mail from ************

Like I said, the EVO is a great step forward for Xmods. Their weakest link was the controller before and it still is. If you are used to running a Mini-Z, you will notice the minor lag in the controller. As machine said in his post, it is the sticking point for the EVO. If you could use aftermarket controllers with it, it would be darn close to being equal to the Mini-Z's

michvin
2005.12.13, 06:04 PM
I never been to x-mods forum before, but there's some serious wisdom over there!
we, at least, know what we're talking about...

below is copy/paste from there
"
Yeah, give them real disc brakes like the MiniZs have. The fiber disc is in the middle of the axle and pads squeeze it from either side. They could at least have one on the driveshaft to better simulate engine braking.

Um, NOOOO!!!! There are already plenty of gas powered RC cars, like the gas powered MiniZ's for example. Just go to any hobby shop, they even have cool bodies like Skylines and NSX's and all.

You guys seriously got it wrong a "turbo" is a miniz slang term for stacked FETs. NOOBs!!

what is a miniz?

MiniZ's are faster stock, but an Xmod with the right parts can blow the doors off any 'Z. My cousin's got a MiniZ, so I know what I'm talkin' about.

no effense to xmods but minizs r faster trust me i raced my neighbor and that thing flew right by my hooked up skylin

minzs r cool to there r more bodies but not as many performance upgrades xmods r1/3 the price and have more upgrades a website and an overall better group of people ( im pretty sure) xmods r the better deal in my mind so if u think u like minizs more go make a website about em and talk there
"

One more reason to go mini-z, and it's price, considering that you don't hear the above mentioned crap is well justified :D

machine
2005.12.13, 07:22 PM
i have 6 xmods 3 evos and 3 gen1s hey i'm not dissing miniz but there too much money

Can someone tell me why people buy more than 1 Xmod kit? Seeing as we can only run 1 chassis at a time, why not just buy more bodies instead? Well is suppose you could have one for every class....

I do have a few Iwavers and Mini-z but each has it's own purpose, Stock, mod etc. I do have a ton of bodies for the cars.

landmine55
2005.12.14, 05:22 PM
hey srry about that i ment i got 2 on the half off sale and i had the other one pleas i dont have all the money most evos were presents i did not get them and i still drive my miniz overland on snow with my cousins f150 and i could beat him but i need all wheel drive and my brother has 4 minizs and iwavers 04s so i know sum stuff about them i just like my f150 right now because it has awd and i have sum ice and snow i drift alot.Srry i like minizs but my dad does not like to buy me expensive stuff.oh and i know about the lag thats y i put my miniz monsters board and know its more fun than a bucket of monkeys. :)

T-Bolt
2005.12.14, 07:16 PM
I just read up on the LSSM mod, and the guy says he got 1.75 inches of travel. I just measured my articulation with the live axle and independent front and rear suspension maxxed out with the xmod travel mod, and recorded a high of 2.5 inches. Not bad for a toy.

bda52
2005.12.14, 09:07 PM
hey srry about that i ment i got 2 on the half off sale and i had the other one pleas i dont have all the money most evos were presents i did not get them and i still drive my miniz overland on snow with my cousins f150 and i could beat him but i need all wheel drive and my brother has 4 minizs and iwavers 04s so i know sum stuff about them i just like my f150 right now because it has awd and i have sum ice and snow i drift alot.Srry i like minizs but my dad does not like to buy me expensive stuff.oh and i know about the lag thats y i put my miniz monsters board and know its more fun than a bucket of monkeys. :)

Bud, I am sorry too. I did not know you meant the EVO truck vs. OL. I that thinking EVO car vs MR-02.

On the EVO truck I have no clue, I only have a car. I have read only arch's post about the troubles he has had with his. I do also know that his is probably an exception to the rule. Yes, I can see how an EVO truck with AWD could beat an OL on an outdoor course. That I could easily see. The little I ran one of my OL's outside. I was a disappointed in the OLs performance on a patch of dirt in my yard (now covered in snow here also).

I understand your Dad not wanting to spend too much money on the scale for you. It does sound like you are a little rougher on them than I am on mine. If I were that rough on mine, I would rather spend EVO money than Z money just to beat them to death, so to speak. You could go through 2 EVO trucks for the price of one new OL.

landmine55
2005.12.19, 09:23 PM
Bud, I am sorry too. I did not know you meant the EVO truck vs. OL. I that thinking EVO car vs MR-02.

On the EVO truck I have no clue, I only have a car. I have read only arch's post about the troubles he has had with his. I do also know that his is probably an exception to the rule. Yes, I can see how an EVO truck with AWD could beat an OL on an outdoor course. That I could easily see. The little I ran one of my OL's outside. I was a disappointed in the OLs performance on a patch of dirt in my yard (now covered in snow here also).

I understand your Dad not wanting to spend too much money on the scale for you. It does sound like you are a little rougher on them than I am on mine. If I were that rough on mine, I would rather spend EVO money than Z money just to beat them to death, so to speak. You could go through 2 EVO trucks for the price of one new OL.



yeah i know my dad was verry happy that i was happy but my z (ol) broke in about a day because i was rock crawing and it srtiped the gears.

Taazz
2005.12.19, 11:09 PM
Refering back to a previous post my experience has been that the Xmod radios do not interfere with any other radios rather the other radios interfere with the Xmods.

I have noticed it more so with the new EVO. Whenver any other 27 band Kyosho or Futaba radio is on the line at the same time as the Xmod I have constant and unpredictable radio hits. When it is just my Xmod alone or mine with other Xmods there is not a problem.

For this reason I can't really make a fair comparison between the Z and the Xmod because they can not be run together on the same track without converting the Xmod which I haven't done yet.

It is really a shame that RS went to the trouble of upgrading the car and leaving the crappy radio the same.

landmine55
2005.12.21, 12:21 PM
yeah i know i wish i could get my iwaver controler to work wit my xmods but i dont have a board so i stuck wit a controler that wont do anything

briankstan
2005.12.21, 03:34 PM
It is really a shame that RS went to the trouble of upgrading the car and leaving the crappy radio the same.

This is my biggest complaint about the xmods. I feel that for the price it's still a good value, but it would be a great value if they would fix it so you could at least use a different AM radio, if it comes with a better one or not. It should at least be compatable with them.

Taazz
2005.12.21, 11:00 PM
I agree Brian, give me the crappy radio to keep costs down, but at least make it so I can use a hobby quality 27 band AM radio with it if I want to do so.

Evidently they don't realize how many more Xmods they would sell to true hobbyists if they would just make this simple change.

A case of wanting to make sure nobody can use anything that doesn't come from Radio Shack and shooting themselves in the foot by doing it.

Unfortunately, I doubt that they will ever see it our way.

Ken Mifune
2005.12.22, 04:30 AM
The big radio manufacturers i.e. Futaba and Airtronics have some cross compatibility problems with other Rx/Tx. It's mostly proprietary usage in this case but I think for RS it's a cost/production issue... Keep it cheap. It seems like the minimum requirement for RS is "Just get it to run. Let the consumer deal with how it runs." So I doubt RS will ever sell a chassis set or something that will work with an AM radio of our choice. and it's a shame.

briankstan
2005.12.22, 01:18 PM
Ruf: I agree with what you said. My first recomendation is always The Mini-z MR-02. However alot of people don't know if they want to spend that much to see if they are going to like racing and would like additional choices.

With the Quality of the new Iwavers I wouldn't recommend those to anyone.

That Leaves the Xmod as the next available choice. For someone that is starting out it's not too bad, that's how I got started. :) I hadn't even heard of a Mini-z. I was just looking throught the local RS and saw them. Thought they were cool and bought one. I look at the xmod as a possible first step in the evolution of small scale racing. As a driver inproves then he can always match his skill with a higher quality Mini-z. If he decides it's not for him has has spend lots of money on it.

Me Personally I love the Mini-z. I have the Xmod EVO and it's great to mess around on the track with, but when it comes to competitive racing there is really only one choice. The Mini-z

edit: there was a post by Ruf. I don't know what happened to it. :eek:

TuNeR1989
2005.12.22, 02:35 PM
Ruf: I agree with what you said. My first recomendation is always The Mini-z MR-02. However alot of people don't know if they want to spend that much to see if they are going to like racing and would like additional choices.

With the Quality of the new Iwavers I wouldn't recommend those to anyone.

That Leaves the Xmod as the next available choice. For someone that is starting out it's not too bad, that's how I got started. :) I hadn't even heard of a Mini-z. I was just looking throught the local RS and saw them. Thought they were cool and bought one. I look at the xmod as a possible first step in the evolution of small scale racing. As a driver inproves then he can always match his skill with a higher quality Mini-z. If he decides it's not for him has has spend lots of money on it.

Me Personally I love the Mini-z. I have the Xmod EVO and it's great to mess around on the track with, but when it comes to competitive racing there is really only one choice. The Mini-z

edit: there was a post by Ruf. I don't know what happened to it. :eek:

Well said ;)

landmine55
2005.12.28, 05:05 PM
whell i just got a monster (yellow mad killer yay)and its good on the hard snow but the evo truck has awd so it can pull its self out in soft snow.

Lothen
2005.12.31, 02:33 AM
Well, I have an evo and a gen one with a Overland waiting to be ordered. I just got my two Xmods three days ago and I already have the AWD kits for both, full bearings, motors, ect. I have never driven a mini-z but I can't wait to get my overland! I was once involved in 10th scale racing during my teenage years and do understand the quality of a true hobby quality model. I know that a mini-z is a great / better platform out of the box, and that with the money I "waisted" I could already have a Z in my hands right now.

I would still rather have my onroad Xmods.

Why? Simply put, I feel that there is more that a do it yourselfer can do to xmods than with mini-zs. I am not afraid to break my xmod gen one or evo doing rediculous things to it b/c it is so affordable. Its absolutely hilarious to see some of the things on xmod forums being done to increase the performance of Gen 1s. Double wishbone suspension set ups, monoshock set ups, trishock set ups, mini oil filled shock builds, ect.

The gen1's arent designed very well, and it is both fun and interesting to see people come up with homebrewed designs to make their car competitive with the mini-z benchmark. I am one of these people who is currently making my own fiberglass chassis components just to do it. The peices of the gen 1 xmod are so darn simple I can make them in the time it takes fiberglass to dry. Pretty fun cars IMHO. Dont know what the heck I am going to do with my Overland. Wouldnt touch the xmod trucks with a ten foot pole though... I shudder when I think of the pics of that dudes hummer with so much slop. Eww.

Roketmini
2005.12.31, 04:31 PM
I couldn't help it really...I had to buy an Evo car to stay competetive (with my xmod buddies that mostly have Evo's now). Anyways I got a good laugh when I opened the case. It included a package of extra steering knuckles and an apology, apparently beacuse "..in the earlier product these parts were found to be defective.." The rear suspension arm also lacked screws and the tie rod holder was crooked, but other than that my car seemed fine. Twitchy when driven, but fine.

Ken Mifune
2005.12.31, 04:40 PM
...in the earlier product these parts were found to be defective...LOL! Evo recall!

arch2b
2005.12.31, 07:02 PM
that is hilarious!! i should go back and get some of those since they broke on my evo (long time ago)

landmine55
2005.12.31, 08:48 PM
whell finaly i nned new knuckls cause i broke them flipen in the street

Roketmini
2006.01.01, 01:44 PM
Mmmm...more mistakes. Not sure if anyone here keeps those little "Super Street" mags that come with xmods, but whenever I go through them, I ALWAYS find mistakes. In the new Evo mag, they have "Articles" on "Proejct cars". Anyway I was looking at the pics of the Evo (Lancer Evo not Evo Chassis) , but I noticed something under the car:

The Reflection of the Gen 1 Xmod Chassis.

It was true, they used a Gen 1 Chassis to stage ALL the Pics in there. Look between the spokes of the wheels. No grey or brake disc covers, just little yellow suspension arms. On the 2nd page, look at the lower edge of the car the guy is holding. It's not grey like an evo, but instead its biege like a Gen 1 chassis.

Anyways here's what the apology said:

To our Valued Customer: We have discovered a problem with a few knuckles from our earlier production Lots. We reccomend that you replace the Knuckles in your starter kit with the reinforced knuckes we included. We regret any inconvenience. Thank you.

Boss302
2006.01.01, 05:24 PM
Mmmm...more mistakes. Not sure if anyone here keeps those little "Super Street" mags that come with xmods, but whenever I go through them, I ALWAYS find mistakes. In the new Evo mag, they have "Articles" on "Proejct cars". Anyway I was looking at the pics of the Evo (Lancer Evo not Evo Chassis) , but I noticed something under the car:

The Reflection of the Gen 1 Xmod Chassis.

It was true, they used a Gen 1 Chassis to stage ALL the Pics in there. Look between the spokes of the wheels. No grey or brake disc covers, just little yellow suspension arms. On the 2nd page, look at the lower edge of the car the guy is holding. It's not grey like an evo, but instead its biege like a Gen 1 chassis.

Anyways here's what the apology said:
I also Knowticed that. Those 5 Spoke rims they ad on the G35 Showed alot of Gen 1 A-Arm.The chassi must of NOT been developed when the body was. Also in the truck mag i see loads of mistakes.Like the Headlights on the hummer were painted silver, instead of Clear plastic, and if you look at the pic of the Hummer articulating you can see Clear A arms.

Weird, Is it just with the cars the note came in? Because no Extra parts came with my new Hummer. Just about 6 Side mirrors :p .

ALSO! No news has come in on the turbo, I wonder if it was a load of BS......

Roketmini
2006.01.01, 05:47 PM
Weird, Is it just with the cars the note came in? Because no Extra parts came with my new Hummer. Just about 6 Side mirrors :p .


I bought the car yesterday (New Years Eve). When I picked up the case it looked like it was returned because the plastic outer wrapper was taped together. I think they added the bonus knuckles at the last minute. But I'm glad they included them, I already destroyed the front right when a screw snagged on a loop in the carpet I was running on. Oddly enough, my truck hasn't broken anything (yet). If you go to Radioshack with a handful of broken knuckles they may give you some new ones...I think.

TuNeR1989
2006.01.01, 06:54 PM
I bought the car yesterday (New Years Eve). When I picked up the case it looked like it was returned because the plastic outer wrapper was taped together. I think they added the bonus knuckles at the last minute. But I'm glad they included them, I already destroyed the front right when a screw snagged on a loop in the carpet I was running on. Oddly enough, my truck hasn't broken anything (yet). If you go to Radioshack with a handful of broken knuckles they may give you some new ones...I think.


I doubt it most radioshack guys are lets just say a little slow.

Boss302
2006.01.02, 08:55 AM
I doubt it most radioshack guys are lets just say a little slow.
A little bit of varity at my Radioshack, theres 3 guys that work there, one was A WHIZ at everything that was in radioshack, when I tried to preorder my evo he didn't even check to see it they were at the warehouse, he just said "The new Evo units will be in stock around mid october". One Knew were everything(as far as I know, he pointed to the Xmods when I asked without a thought :eek: ) was located, and a little bit about the xmods. The other guy had trouble typing in my giftcard's
pin numbers, and didn't add my change properly, i only got 70 cents instead of 88 cents back :( .

I aslo bought my truck on new years eve, i missed the ball drop whjen I was installing the lift kit :p .

If I break something im going for GPM, So I don't really care about extra knuckles.

BTW The grill gaurd on the hummer is extreamly Flimsy, I think i cracked mine.

landmine55
2006.01.03, 06:09 PM
whell the book has prototypes in it and i do not know why the g35 has yellow a arms it does not fit the chassies so ?????????? oh and kamkaziz watermelon is cool blast off woosh it hit 300mph omg :cool: ;)

Boss302
2006.01.20, 10:12 PM
I thought you guys might like some pics......

I Still have $164 , more then enoth for a Mini-z. :)


http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b211/zipzapguy/DSCN1287.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b211/zipzapguy/DSCN1286.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b211/zipzapguy/DSCN1288.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b211/zipzapguy/DSCN1257.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b211/zipzapguy/DSCN1272.jpg
lego tires add good grip in loose surfaces.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b211/zipzapguy/DSCN1258.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b211/zipzapguy/DSCN1267.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b211/zipzapguy/DSCN1245.jpg
You can see a mini-z add in the backround of this pic of one of my gen 1 chassis.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b211/zipzapguy/DSCN1261.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b211/zipzapguy/DSCN1260.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b211/zipzapguy/DSCN1255.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b211/zipzapguy/DSCN1282.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b211/zipzapguy/DSCN1284.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b211/zipzapguy/DSCN1285.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b211/zipzapguy/DSCN1281.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b211/zipzapguy/DSCN1254.jpg



My kitty cat :).

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b211/zipzapguy/DSCN1250.jpg


Weeeeee.......

Boss302
2006.01.21, 08:59 PM
I thought you guys might like some pics......

I Still have $164 , more then enoth for a Mini-z. :)


http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b211/zipzapguy/DSCN1287.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b211/zipzapguy/DSCN1286.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b211/zipzapguy/DSCN1288.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b211/zipzapguy/DSCN1257.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b211/zipzapguy/DSCN1272.jpg
lego tires add good grip in loose surfaces.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b211/zipzapguy/DSCN1258.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b211/zipzapguy/DSCN1267.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b211/zipzapguy/DSCN1245.jpg
You can see a mini-z add in the backround of this pic of one of my gen 1 chassis.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b211/zipzapguy/DSCN1261.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b211/zipzapguy/DSCN1260.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b211/zipzapguy/DSCN1255.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b211/zipzapguy/DSCN1282.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b211/zipzapguy/DSCN1284.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b211/zipzapguy/DSCN1285.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b211/zipzapguy/DSCN1281.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b211/zipzapguy/DSCN1254.jpg



My kitty cat :).

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b211/zipzapguy/DSCN1250.jpg


Weeeeee.......

Now with articulation Mod......
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b211/zipzapguy/DSCN1328.jpg

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b211/zipzapguy/DSCN1325.jpg

I still cant articulate that far with the body on but im working on it.

marc
2007.01.18, 01:45 PM
So what's the latest bodies to be released? I already have the Scion TC and it's ok. Front sits a bit high and headligt area looks a bit short. I know about the red Titan pick up truck, but not interested in those.
Only curious about the next car.

jmg123
2007.04.25, 09:00 AM
Xmod have their purpose, they get people into the hobby as they are cheap, and widely available in shops. I started with a gen 1 Xmod a few years back, really enjoyed doing it up with GPM alloy, it looks imo great internally (handles like a piece of poo though, and the body shell's arent great). My evo handles better, and is a good development of the gen 1, whilst still being a cheap hobby car.
Now I'm into the hobby more and have moved on to iwaver and Kyosho MR-02's, but I still have my xmods to do crazy stuff with. But the difference between even my IW02 (which I have never had any problems with) and the EVO is still great, the EVO is like a toy against the Relatively hobby like IW02