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Old 08-23-2005, 09:50 PM
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Default The New Xmods.

Move over MiniZ. Better faster Xmods are in town.


Lancer Evo 8 anyone?


The new chassis... much better than the old ones... and it has AWD which makes it better than MiniZ's with a SMALLER price tag.


The batteries lay low, so it has a much better center of gravity.


New ESC too... all one PCB... it looks like it will be much eaiser to mod... plus it's better from the start.

The old with the new... the new chassis is by far better. It also has new suspension which is very well designed, or so I heard.
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Old 08-23-2005, 09:54 PM
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Default RE: The New Xmods.

Although I heard about the new Xmod months ago, did the Shack get rid of the Transmitter yet?
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Old 08-24-2005, 01:46 PM
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Although I heard about the new Xmod months ago, did the Shack get rid of the Transmitter yet?
No... but from what I know, the improved on the current design of it... futher range... better response.
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Old 08-24-2005, 02:21 PM
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Default RE: The New Xmods.

Until Radio Shack does something about that Xmod transmitter or until I can run an Xmod with my Futaba T3PK without any problems, I doubt if I'll be adding another Xmod to my collection anytime soon. To me, that is one of if not the largest flaw.
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Old 08-24-2005, 05:12 PM
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Default RE: The New Xmods.

why not just add a new receiver and esc tnb?
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Old 08-24-2005, 05:38 PM
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why not just add a new receiver and esc tnb?
If it were a Kyosho brand, then it would probably be more than an Xmod since they are about the price of a Kyosho Mini-Z. And if I were to purchase an Iwaver brand, then I might as well just get another Iwaver since they are supposed to be releasing updated models as well. The other alternative would be to tear apart a working Kyosho Mini-Z that I own or a working Iwaver that I own to fix up a new Xmod which is something I choose not to do since the "gutted" RC would not work then. I also simply don't want to waste time and money purchasing another Xmod and try to install micro-electronics since I could mount those in my 1/24th scale 4WD ABC DTMx4 kit instead. Basically, I'd rather wait and see if Radio Shack Xmods are upgraded enough so I can use my Futaba T3PK.
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Default RE: The New Xmods.

good luck I would rather buy a mrs4 then do that and I am not a big on road kinda of guy either
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pric?e please not let it be high
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good luck I would rather buy a mrs4 then do that and I am not a big on road kinda of guy either
I already own an Xray M18 (Mamba-25, 11.1v 3-cell LiPo, CM2080 8000kv brushless), so I don't plan to get an MRS4 either.
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the only micro I will ever own is ae's for know the rc18t is tuff and the mt is great for my little brother he is 3 I will get in racing by the time he is 5 hopefully
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Default RE: The New Xmods.

I try not to limit myself to one RC brand just like I don't limit myself to one automobile brand. After all, joint ventures and out sourcing takes place all the time. Even if it didn't, some R&D personnel may work for one company and then switch to another company.
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I like traxxas nad xtm and other companys but for driving I only have so many because if I break something I would like to get it running that day and not have to wiat I made a list of like 30+ trucks that I wanted then figured that I can only have these ones because of the parts
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PRICE? SPEED? idk how low just how fast? can it drift with the regular x mods kit?
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If u ask me it doesn't look as good... and in micros like that thats all that matters,


i luved the old 1s
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gogita502, they will probably be $60.
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Default RE: The New Xmods.

Actaully new price is $60, But with the new $35 coupon you can get one and the body kit for $35 and put it on direct2u order which will ship it to your house.[8D]

Speed is 25% faster then the oringinal stock.

Trucks anyone?
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Default RE: The New Xmods.

Those remind me of Kyosho bodies. Where is the photo of the new transmitter?????
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Default RE: The New Xmods.

good they finally upgrade them,but how fast are they?
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Default RE: The New Xmods.

Perhaps, it will be a race between the new Xmod, the new Iwaver, and the new Kyosho Mini-Z.


http://alain.galluser.free.fr/Z/AWD.jpg

Approximate ETA is late November/early December
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Default RE: The New Xmods.

nooooooo dam it mini z is in the game now dam it. but which 1 can be upgradable with just an engine??? i wont 1 to be fast for cheap which 1?? how about the ebay 1 v-12??? is it good? check v-12 on ebay
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Actaully new price is $60, But with the new $35 coupon you can get one and the body kit for $35 and put it on direct2u order which will ship it to your house.[8D]

Speed is 25% faster then the oringinal stock.

Trucks anyone?
You cant use that coupon with the Evo xmods, only the older ones, since RadioShack want to get rid of them.
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^^^ dam uhh whats the speed then??like 7 mph?? or faster. i think im getting the evo.since mi old xmod broke.
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nooooooo dam it mini z is in the game now dam it. but which 1 can be upgradable with just an engine??? i wont 1 to be fast for cheap which 1?? how about the ebay 1 v-12??? is it good? check v-12 on ebay
Supposedly the electronics in the Z has been upgraded as well and it will still be able to use the standard AM transmitters. However, being Kyosho, I wouldn't expect it to be cheap. Myself, I'm also wondering when an 02 model will be released since that model appears to be based on the 01/015--in other words, an 02 style with a lower center of gravity. Consequently, for those who don't want to spend more, it may still be back to the Xmod or Iwaver if they eventually still end up cheaper than the Kyosho.
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^^^ dam uhh whats the speed then??like 7 mph?? or faster. i think im getting the evo.since mi old xmod broke.
I don't know... The old ones did about 15 MPH, so I would say these do about 20 MPH... not sure though.

Also who cares about the new MiniZ's, they cost too damn much. For what I pay for a stock MiniZ I can buy a Xmod with full Xmod upgrades and beat a stock MiniZ.

Now more info:
The new EVO xmods will retail for $59.99
The new chassis has 1/3rd less parts
The new electronics come stock with 7 or 8 AMP FETs
The motors are more like MiniZ, one motor, tons of gears and pinons
AWD comes with all three driveshaft sizes
The diffrentials are much better
The new chassis has the batteries at the bottem laying flat.
The new xmods have one ESC and reciver combo like a MiniZ, only larger. One big PCB
The servo is much better, doesn't even need tight turns
Old bodies will still work with new Evo chassis, the Evo kit comes with 2 rear clips
The range on the new Xmods is atleast 10% further (about 60 or so feet)
There will also be "XTrucks" which are like MiniZ overland trucks.

If you think Xmods are stupid. Then shut up and don't post. Because no one cares what you have to say!
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The old ones did about 15 MPH, so I would say these do about 20 MPH... not sure though.
You may want to have this person correct his speed test. Then again he only used a Stage 1 with an 8T pinion to get 5.67mph.
http://www.freebmw.net/carter/xmods

Either way, based on your post--at least the Xmod turning radius should be better than the original and if the range is greater, the new and improved Xmod may make a better track RC car. If that is the case, I wouldn't be surprised if Radio Shack started selling the RCP Track Mini-Tile 96 in addition to the standard 50cm standard track. Myself, I'd love to see more people involved in small scale racing since I probably wouldn't have to drive out-of-state for serious small-scale racing.
http://www.radioshack.com/category.a...4%5F000&Page=1
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