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2G2GOLDENSTRAT
2003.05.11, 10:22 PM
okay lets have all teh info you know bout this thing BLIND has informed me of alot enough to make me order one of these things.:cool:

arch2b
2003.05.11, 10:24 PM
blind, i'd like to see a still shot with the black wheels....

the gold look good and the black look good from the video as well..

2G2GOLDENSTRAT
2003.05.11, 10:29 PM
GOLD WHEELS ON an imprezza is a must.!

BLiND
2003.05.11, 10:34 PM
at your request:

BTW - it's propped up on the included car stand that comes with the epoch charger ;)

without propping it up the *sponge* tires get huge flat spots from just sitting on my table overnight, lmao! That's an example of how fricken soft they are though!

BLiND
2003.05.11, 10:35 PM
hmm I geuss I didn't look at the pic before posting, the rims and tires are very dusty

2G2GOLDENSTRAT
2003.05.11, 10:42 PM
ON TINY rc you say you may sale it let me know before i buy one.

BLiND
2003.05.11, 10:47 PM
I actually decided to keep it, it makes an amazing display model, the detail is incredible on it.

The only complaints I have for it are:
hop ups are expensive ($8 for new springs?!?!)
too slow for my tastes, but I geuss you can make it really fast by adding cells

but if I were to choose between this and say a bit, the bit char-g is a peice of crap in comparison. The only thing you could compare the epoch to is the puchi maru (yokomo) and the mini-z. The epoch is slightly bigger than the puchi, and slightly smaller than a mini-z (ok a lot smaller). It's faster than a puchi, and slower than a mini-z ;) All of them are fully proportional though, which makes the epoch very easy to drive in tight spaces.

I setup a track using bit sized road cones on a 4x8 sheet of plywood, that was pretty fun. Going to have to buy my girlfriend one to race me, heh.

2G2GOLDENSTRAT
2003.05.11, 10:52 PM
cool deal .. i better start figuring how much to come up with to buy a chasis set and chrger .....thanks for all your info man.very helpful:D

2G2GOLDENSTRAT
2003.05.14, 12:56 AM
BLIND i know you have many batteries:) do you have one you can sale me so i can do the 4-cell mod to the epoch.????? please

BLiND
2003.05.14, 01:02 AM
those I don't have sadly - but tinyrc.com has them in his shop, I think under the bit char-g section (exact same cells)

2G2GOLDENSTRAT
2003.05.14, 01:04 AM
ahhh the battery man i thought you were.....j/k man everybody cant have everything.....thanks for the info but what mah rating to get....i dont have teh epoch yet casue i can t make up mind which body to get.........does your impreza work pretty good. like no crapppy steering or anything like that...?

BLiND
2003.05.14, 01:06 AM
it works great, its just a bit slow for my taste, you watched the videos right?


the stock batteries are 120mAH I think, and NiMH

2G2GOLDENSTRAT
2003.05.14, 01:09 AM
yea your videos seem cool .....very fast for teh size to me. wonder if i get a 150 mah battery if itll be okay....do you think?

BLiND
2003.05.14, 01:11 AM
if you can only get a 150, I would buy 4 of them and build a pack with them.

it's not good to mix capacity of batteries, the lower capacity cells might vent when charged, or even when discharged.

2G2GOLDENSTRAT
2003.05.14, 01:14 AM
good thing i asked ...dont wanna tear up a new car already:) soon as i get it ............some reason i bet it dont matter what body i get.....just looks. so im gonna go ahead and order the impreza tonite. thanks for all your help again.... too bad me and you never got along on the hpi micro forum go figure.:D

BLiND
2003.05.14, 01:23 AM
The only bodies that I even considered were the lancer evo and the subaru..and the subaru is blue :)

oh and don't let the bumpers scare you - 2 screws and they come off, as I'm sure you saw in my pics, no bumper on mine...

heh, HPI forums were cool...

2G2GOLDENSTRAT
2003.05.14, 01:25 AM
the bumper will probably stay the impreza is absolutley beautiful....and id hate to scratch it.hehe : hpi forums I made all kinds of people mad worldwide.:cool: i cant find a 120 mah battery anywhere only 150's and up

BLiND
2003.05.14, 01:30 AM
are you looking for bit char-g batteries or the specific type?

the cells are called 1/3aaa

try like www.batteriesamerica.com and www.batteryplus.com or places like them

2G2GOLDENSTRAT
2003.05.14, 01:31 AM
my bit battery in my clone (sad to say) is a 1/4aaa thats why im lost.

2G2GOLDENSTRAT
2003.05.14, 01:36 AM
i dont think the extra 30mah would really matter.......but you are the battery guy so i better listen instead of learning the hard way.;)

BLiND
2003.05.14, 01:38 AM
just be careful ;)

2G2GOLDENSTRAT
2003.05.14, 01:39 AM
i gotcha i find one of the little bast-ards somewhere

2G2GOLDENSTRAT
2003.05.14, 01:48 AM
i found one.... only if you can confirm to me that the bit and epoch use the same size battery.?

BLiND
2003.05.14, 01:50 AM
yea as far as I can tell, epoch just uses 3 of em ;)

where did you find them? I might want to pick up a couple to try a 4 cell - then a 5 cell mod on my epoch :D

2G2GOLDENSTRAT
2003.05.14, 01:52 AM
http://tinyrc.com/qfm/racing/store.htm


for like 2.50 a piece though and 2.00 shipping. its the 6 picture down. i hope they are the same size oh well its 120mah nimh.:)

BLiND
2003.05.14, 01:59 AM
well that's better than $9 + shipping for 3 cells ;)

http://www.apexrc-racing.com/itemrm-bt01.html

2G2GOLDENSTRAT
2003.05.14, 02:01 AM
I ALSO CONCLUDED TO just pay teh extra 5 dollars to buy a ready set instead of tryin to buy one with out the remote and then buy the chrager . i bought one of those batteries. 4.50 i cn handle..:)

2G2GOLDENSTRAT
2003.05.14, 02:39 AM
THERE I finally order one of thes things:) i got the wrc imprezza that came without the remote or charger.for 65 then 20 for a charger and (gasp) 8 for soft springs and 6 for soft tires. and 5 for shipping 105 for everything i need plus mine 2 dollar cell to make the 4th cell.......... just wanna think blind for all his valued info. thanks buddy:D

BLiND
2003.05.14, 02:43 AM
np I just hope you like it!

I love the detail on it, and it does drive very smoothly, it doesn't glitch or anything. On my perfex remote I've only gone about 80 feet away from me with it, but it never glitched and the batteries were on the 2nd light...so with full batteries in the tx the range should be more than enough for anywhere with that car ;)

2G2GOLDENSTRAT
2003.05.14, 02:48 AM
well i work in a 60 ft isles grocery store so i plan on tearing up some tiles.......i hope i like it too after dropping another 100+ in another r/c but then again ive managed to sale them all and get close to everything i dropped in them back. oh well keep me busy for a few weeks atleast. i wonder if teh maiso excess tuner 1/43 bodies will fit it? they have body kits and crap who know s

BLiND
2003.05.14, 02:50 AM
probably, all the custom body jobs I've seen done on the epoch's are too narrow and the wheels stick out though.

the wheelbase is adjustable, so that isn't too big of a deal, there's like 5 settings in the rear

2G2GOLDENSTRAT
2003.05.14, 02:53 AM
im gonna pick up the nsx and rx-7 probably in a day or 2 just in time to mess wtih them and then get em ready for fitting.

arch2b
2003.05.14, 05:44 AM
wow, miss this thread for a day or two and it's at 3 pages...good luck with the imprezza 2g2, i hope you have better luck with it than you did with your ol's! glad to hear you didn't loose all your money and sold everything. the detail on the imprezza is quite amazing....

can you find as many hop ups for these as say the mini z's? like wheels/tires etc...

BLiND
2003.05.14, 05:48 AM
yea, www.intrepidrc.com has a bunch of stuff

prices are a tad outrageous, but isn't it for everything?

2G2GOLDENSTRAT
2003.05.14, 08:35 AM
arch2b: good news the esc in these things is only 8.95 so if i burn one up its not gonna hurt me as bad plus a kid id saleing one fore 45 dollars .....he decided to reply way after i bought mine of course on hes on tiny rc

arch2b
2003.05.14, 09:57 AM
i'm about 1/3 through the epoch section of tinyrc...so if this had been asked before....has no one attempted upgrading the motor? there has to ba an nml of the epochs out there somewhere...

the 4 cell mod looks easy after making one for my tttt using the same batteries, has a charging plug and on/off switch as well.

2G2GOLDENSTRAT
2003.05.14, 12:20 PM
sorry no upgrades yet........that kinda sucks but then it dont cause they say 5 celss makes the car almost uncontrollbale ....haha imagine that and a nml motor it would probably just evaporate.:D :D :D

xNOS Racerx
2003.05.14, 06:13 PM
I have the exact same epoch that u ordered and believe me u will love it. It might not be as fast as a Mini-Z but for its size it performs amazingly.:D And it litteraly flys with that four cell mod.:p

2G2GOLDENSTRAT
2003.05.14, 09:35 PM
im planning on having a good time with it and not worrying to much bout burning it up or dumping tons of cash in it since i already bout the 3 main things, 4th cell soft springs and soft tires.

xNOS Racerx
2003.05.14, 09:53 PM
Man i tried to ride the 4 cell car without the tires and boy it wasnt pretty :D :D

2G2GOLDENSTRAT
2003.05.14, 10:32 PM
is the 4 cell easy to do just time consuming casue everything is super tiny? was ther no traction.?

xNOS Racerx
2003.05.14, 10:54 PM
ya the parts are small and all but if u look at a step to step thread ull be fine.

2G2GOLDENSTRAT
2003.05.14, 11:39 PM
patience and oraganization is key;)

BLiND
2003.05.14, 11:43 PM
Originally posted by 2G2GOLDENSTRAT
patience and oraganization is key;)

well there goes my chances...lmao...

2G2GOLDENSTRAT
2003.05.14, 11:53 PM
mine too;)
garaunteed i break wires from the esc and loose half of the screws and cus alot. and maybe throw some things

xNOS Racerx
2003.05.15, 10:57 AM
LOL u can try just write on a paper paper with the name of parts scattered around and when u take off a part u can put it at the name so u wont misplace it:D I dont know where i got that idea but still it might work lol.;) (but u might need a pretty big paper lol)

2G2GOLDENSTRAT
2003.05.21, 08:27 AM
got my epoch last night ......the detail on the body is stunning, the speed is a little slow but thats what modding is for.....it flies on flat suurface struggles time to time in carpet. works perfect on the foam track i have ....the soft tires are 100% grippier then stock and the soft springs make it drive like a dream, it highly resembles a 1/2 size mini-z i love it:p

BLiND
2003.05.21, 08:34 AM
damn, another person recommending the soft springs...I seriously cant get myself to spend $8 on a set of ball point pen springs...

yes I've seen them, my LHS carries a couple epoch parts, but none of the ones that interest me (different rims, bodies, light kit). Just the stupid suspension sets and the tire sets, I already have the foam tire set, which I gather is hard to get...

glad you like your epoch though, let us know how your 4 cell upgrade goes! make sure your cells are all discharged before you go throwing it in though ;)

2G2GOLDENSTRAT
2003.05.21, 12:33 PM
$8 for springs was rediculous but my girl paid for them so .. you know.;) anyway i cant wait to do the 4 cell but its gonna take some time this thing is freakin tiny and with big hands is a bad combo.....i let you know cause its draggin ass in the speed department.;)

strakka
2003.05.22, 08:27 PM
hey blind, what type of bodies do you LHS carry?

mine has all the ugly ones.... like the old skool skyline.... and the toyota....

but the integra looks good!

mini-z
2003.05.22, 10:16 PM
Guys, we actually have pretty much all of the hop-ups at TinyRC.com - just haven't got them all added to the database yet - so email us if you don't see what you want. Thanks in advance for supporting the TinyRC.com Shop! :)

2G2GOLDENSTRAT
2003.05.22, 10:18 PM
mini-z the reason i bought mine else where is there were no chargers in stock .....i already had a perfex so no need for teh full set........when will you get the bodies in? and 4-cell packs.?

mini-z
2003.05.22, 10:28 PM
2G2GOLDENSTRAT, you gotta email us if you don't see something in stock - chances are it is really! What bodies are you looking for, we'll hook you up! :) Oh, and I forgot to mention, we can set you up a prebuilt 4-cell too. :)

2G2GOLDENSTRAT
2003.05.22, 10:30 PM
the white rsx. and a 4-cell you have too ? tell me more:D sorry i went else where your right i shouldve emailed but i figured they would be awhile before stock so that s my bad i always try to support ya'll

strakka
2003.05.22, 10:31 PM
lol , im soo clumsy w/ soldering that i think i'll need to buy a premade 4 pack. lol how much are they mini-z?

mini-z
2003.05.22, 10:33 PM
Well, we're actually working on 160mAh ones now (previous were 120), pricing isn't finalized but I'll hook you two up! :)

2G2GOLDENSTRAT
2003.05.22, 10:34 PM
let me know and ill paypal ya ive had teh epoch 2 days now and am ready to move on to more speed...the soft tires and springs worked great that i picked up

arch2b
2003.05.22, 10:38 PM
mini z's the man;)

2G2GOLDENSTRAT
2003.05.22, 10:40 PM
hes good about hooking me up and getting it to me in a hurry thats the bonus of living in the state under him;)

strakka
2003.05.22, 10:43 PM
sweet 160s!... that gives us about another .... what.... 3 secs in run time! lol j/k...

yeah you guys rock.... cant wait to get a 4 pack....

whenever i solder i always burn my hands white! lol

2G2GOLDENSTRAT
2003.05.22, 10:45 PM
solder burns smell like dead people.not that i would ever burn myself(everytime)

strakka
2003.05.22, 10:48 PM
its not like i mean to burn myself.... i swear.... its just whenever i grab the metal part.... my hands turn white.... i dont get it! why does this happen!!!! LOL:p :D

arch2b
2003.05.22, 10:50 PM
i can't tel you how many times i've picked up a brass peice i just finished soldering and you get that cartoon burning smell and smoke, hehe

2G2GOLDENSTRAT
2003.05.22, 10:52 PM
face it pain is one thing that almost feels good

strakka
2003.05.22, 10:53 PM
lol..... just as long as you dont lose any body parts! lol

2G2GOLDENSTRAT
2003.05.22, 10:53 PM
MINI-z let us know a 4-cell price i want one real bad.

arch2b
2003.05.22, 11:04 PM
try catching a finger in a belt sander....one fraction of a second and your dancing around like your feet are on fire!

mini-z
2003.05.22, 11:07 PM
2G2GOLDENSTRAT, email me, I've got your 4-cell 160 right here! :)

2G2GOLDENSTRAT
2003.05.22, 11:36 PM
ygm x's 2 ;)

BLiND
2003.05.22, 11:41 PM
Originally posted by strakka
hey blind, what type of bodies do you LHS carry?

mine has all the ugly ones.... like the old skool skyline.... and the toyota....

but the integra looks good!

thats the only ones that mine carries also.

the only bodies that interest me are the WRX, the Evo, and the Lagacy sedan.

I also want the integra style rims, and a light kit though.

2G2GOLDENSTRAT
2003.05.23, 10:47 PM
mini -z please respond to my emails about the 4-cell./


i added a 4th cell same 120 mah and now run time is way low... so i thought it helps to charge the batts in the charger as well......now it hauls booty and even roll on the soft springs very fun.


blind: if you want my soft springs i sale them too you really cheap...i have a crazy idea instore for mine instead of handling already.blind

2G2GOLDENSTRAT
2003.05.28, 12:48 AM
springs are gone now......i love watching it chatter all around on the stock springs......some say im crazy but its more fun trying to perfect my driving instead of it being easy to handle...

Kajoq
2003.05.28, 01:19 AM
Hey MiniZ... How much would a 4 pack of 160s be? I might get one so my Epoch can hold its own a little better on the MiniZ track. TIA!