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Twenty-Se7en
2005.11.03, 12:37 PM
Hi,

I was wondering can the new Evolution series Xmods pull off cornering on the Mini-96? I know the old ones couldn't do the hairpins on a 22" track so I am curious if I should buy an Evolution. I will be going downtown this afternoon so if you have an answer please do so now :D :D

Thanks

briankstan
2005.11.03, 12:55 PM
Hi,

I was wondering can the new Evolution series Xmods pull off cornering on the Mini-96? I know the old ones couldn't do the hairpins on a 22" track so I am curious if I should buy an Evolution. I will be going downtown this afternoon so if you have an answer please do so now :D :D

Thanks

You shouldn't have any problem making that turn with the EVO, it has a really tight turning radius.

I made a track using 1 tile with from a wide L and the evo will make those turns.

hope this helps

Brian

bda52
2005.11.03, 01:30 PM
You shouldn't have any problem making that turn with the EVO, it has a really tight turning radius.

I made a track using 1 tile with from a wide L and the evo will make those turns.

hope this helps

Brian

Brian is right, it is a night and day difference in turning radius between Gen 1 and EVO. The EVO blows away the old xmod in all aspects.

briankstan
2005.11.03, 02:14 PM
The EVO blows away the old xmod in all aspects.

except the transmitter. it still sucks :(

pHREDD
2005.11.03, 02:37 PM
hhhmmm... we had a guy bring one to our track which is a wide RCP and it didnt seem to turn any better than the gen 1. It wouldnt even make it around the track without running out of range. It didnt seem any better than the gen1 as far as preformance. I did drive it myself but after trying to make it a couple laps around I gave up on it.

briankstan
2005.11.03, 02:48 PM
hhhmmm... we had a guy bring one to our track which is a wide RCP and it didnt seem to turn any better than the gen 1. It wouldnt even make it around the track without running out of range. It didnt seem any better than the gen1 as far as preformance. I did drive it myself but after trying to make it a couple laps around I gave up on it.


here is a video, not to bad I think. just ignore my bad driving. :D

Mini-z vs Xmod EVO (http://www.saltlakemini-z.com/media/Mini-Z_vs_Xmod_EVO.wmv) (the Xmod is the dark blue 06 Mustang)

Brian

bda52
2005.11.03, 02:48 PM
That guy must have gotten a bad one like my first EVO, the replacement I got from RS is much better than Gen 1

bda52
2005.11.03, 03:03 PM
here is a video, not to bad I think. just ignore my bad driving. :D

Mini-z vs Xmod EVO (http://www.saltlakemini-z.com/media/Mini-Z_vs_Xmod_EVO.wmv) (the Xmod is the dark blue 06 Mustang)

Brian

That video is what convinced me to pick one up and try it out for myself.

briankstan
2005.11.03, 03:10 PM
That video is what convinced me to pick one up and try it out for myself.

I have added bearings, and the AWD Kit since then, Oh, and the light kit, and the ground effect lights. It pretty sweet now.

The AWD kit seemed to help alot with the traction rolling, I hardly ever roll it now. I wouldn't have thought it would make that much difference but it did.

I have some good pictures on my website, I need to add new ones with the body kit I added.

http://www.saltlakexmod.com/Mustang_xmod_evo.html

Brian

imxlr8ed
2005.11.03, 04:33 PM
Heard your Core Brian... sent you an email... let me know what you think ! :D

Roketmini
2005.11.03, 08:48 PM
except the transmitter. it still sucks :(

The transmitter is exactly the same except for a shiny new decal.

Twenty-Se7en
2005.11.03, 11:41 PM
How do I know if it is the new generation or if it is the older generation... I was at Radioshack (The Source in Canada) and there were a dozen or or Readysets but I couldn't tell which ones were Evolution models... I loved the look of the 65' Stang though :D

bda52
2005.11.03, 11:44 PM
The new versions are called Xmods Evolution. The price in the US is also $10 more on the RTRs.

http://www.radioshack.com/family/index.jsp?categoryId=2032407&cp=2032062.2032402&allCount=13&fbc=1&fr=StorePrice%2FRSK%2F00005000%2F00009999&fbn=Price%2F%2450.00+-+%2499.99

briankstan
2005.11.04, 12:03 AM
it will also have a blue X in the wrapping around the case, not the clear X, also the chassis is green and gray, the gen 1 xmod is black and grey.

Twenty-Se7en
2005.11.04, 02:55 AM
okay, thanks. I guess they haven't hit Canada yet. Ah well, I guess I was just jumping prematurely at AWD getting ready for Kyosho's release.