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herman
2010.10.14, 11:30 PM
anybody see this?
too small to see the details...
http://frederic.devautour.free.fr/Blogtrp/img288.jpg

herman
2010.10.15, 12:03 AM
more pics from here (http://www.mini-zworld.blogspot.com/)
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_kEwsDHh-V2w/TLeNdD6NEKI/AAAAAAAAFys/26GVpX9p2mk/s1600/CA390339.jpg
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_kEwsDHh-V2w/TLeM55LLxBI/AAAAAAAAFyc/UGCpUJ6ran4/s1600/CA390340.jpg

color01
2010.10.15, 12:24 AM
Very well done Kyosho.

:eek:

yasuji
2010.10.15, 12:49 AM
verry nice.... :cool:

CristianTabush
2010.10.15, 12:54 AM
The only thing is I hope the oil shocks are better than the R246 center shock. The R246 shock is terrible, and impossible to bleed right. If the front shocks are the same, this front end will be just dead weight on the car.

Notice how they did go away from the inboard spring set-up ;)

mugler
2010.10.15, 01:30 AM
Wow oil shocks are an overkill & much added hassle, why not go with oil-less damped friction shocks. xray M18 is a much larger and heavier car and that's what it uses on all 4 corners.

in the looks department the slanted shocks are violent looking, in a good way.

Skv012a
2010.10.15, 01:52 AM
Xmods much lol? But either way, hope this idea tops our current choices if its cheaper (hard to beat RR long pins + 02 spring re-use).

color01
2010.10.15, 03:24 AM
Notice how they did go away from the inboard spring set-up ;)
Geometrically it is practically an inboard spring setup... they just tilted the shocks out for more space.

You bring up a good point about the oil shocks though, being aluminum they're probably going to weigh down the front a good bit.

EMU
2010.10.15, 04:05 AM
Interesting... i would definitely like to try it out... the alloy shocks are definitely a minus... I wonder how it will be priced...

herman
2010.10.15, 05:46 AM
if the pricing is right in the first picture...
2,352.00 JPY = 28.9584 USD
from xe.com

sure hope somebody can post a review here when they do try it out... :D

CristianTabush
2010.10.15, 10:59 AM
Geometrically it is practically an inboard spring setup... they just tilted the shocks out for more space.

You bring up a good point about the oil shocks though, being aluminum they're probably going to weigh down the front a good bit.

Maybe I mis- spoke. They went away form having the spring inset INTO the chassis. This was what my statement should have said. Better watch out or the thread police will get me ;)

I don't find an issue with the weight so much as the quality of the shock. You just can't get all the air out due to really crappy shock bladders. This is the case with the 3Racing and R246 aluminum oil shocks. What you end up with is a really notchy shock set-up.

Felix2010
2010.11.06, 09:05 PM
CT - Is the issue only with the crappy shock bladders on the R246 shocks? Can the bladders from Kyosho Yellow Oil Shocks be swapped-in in place? Would that make the R246 Oil shocks any better?