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Old 01-29-2009, 06:52 PM
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Just wow!

>> http://www.mcdeurope.de/downloads/MCDCatalogue2009.pdf <<
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Old 01-29-2009, 07:41 PM
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Looking very nice, I am sure that is going to be some big $$$$. I especially like their new truck body; I am going to have to get me one of those.
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Old 01-29-2009, 07:53 PM
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I bet an all aluminum Monster truck like that sure does break alot...
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Old 01-29-2009, 09:39 PM
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Surprisingly, the alum used by MCD and FG are very very strong. If theya re 6061 alum, I will not be surprised if they are tempered to T6. But I suspect the alum arms are really 7075 tempered to T6. (Thus the mucho dollars).

I dont have MCD, I have an FG comp with alum susension arms, and due to their geometry and the quality of the alum, they are way tough, even wven comeing down from a 10ft + fall or being rocked about by clipping curbs and all.
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Old 01-30-2009, 04:49 AM
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WOW, nice catalog, still MCD has several issues which are their customer support & manufacturing \ assembly quality, I heard many people that received their EVO3 MT with EVO2 differentials & many other problems.

1. I received my new 2009 MCD MT Competition model but with the previous pro-line catalogs & explosion views…
2. My new 2009 MCD MT Competition version did not came with alloy gears or alloy tray as they mention in this catalog.
3. Even in the catalog (page 10) they mentioned at the bottom that the shocks are heavy duty valve shocks but in the above picture you see the car with the red spring shocks which are a bit different…
4. Finally – they did not solve the issue with the fuel tank, the fuel tank in these cars must be vented, I received my car without any hole in the fuel cap or any ventilation and after 10 minutes the carb couldn’t pump the fuel & the engine just died… you must have this ventilation, although they promised they did not fixed it in the new 2009 versions…

Here are some photos of my 2009 EVO3 MT competition model, it is a bit different than what in the catalog , so don’t count on that what’s in the catalog is what you will get… this is just how MCD works []
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Old 01-30-2009, 06:21 AM
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tom111, the only 2009 spec model released by MCD to date is the Race Runner Evo 3 Competition, the others (Baja 1000, Monster Truck and Rally Car) will be available in the coming weeks/months.

You have a 2008 spec Monster Truck!!!

MCD have been asked this week about the lack of a vented fuel tank cap and we await their reply with interest.

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Old 01-30-2009, 08:16 AM
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Interesting. I sincerely hope this brings the plastic versions down to reasonable prices. MCD does have a lot of 'infrastruture/marketing/support' issues to work on, but the products are good, if drastically overpriced.
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Old 01-30-2009, 11:38 AM
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dgav407 - I have just received my truck few weeks ago, I ordered it directly from MCD Europe which gets them directly from MCD in Turkey, they said that this is already the 2009 version!!! the proof for that is that I got the tires with the inflation valves, this tires were only released in the 2009 versions...
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Old 01-30-2009, 12:19 PM
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tom111, if mcdeurope say it's a 2009 spec model then I'm clearly wrong. However, I would point out that the 2009 models have steel and not plastic drive gears, upgraded shocks, alloy servo tray, alloy centre diff mounts........

The inflation values were included in some of the last 2008 model year Monster Trucks produced.

Foxy, unfortunately the Sport and Competition (the mainly plastic ones) models are unlikely to come down in price. Maybe if there was more competition for MCD (in europe) they might reduce the prices but I don't expect the situation to change unless that is the new FG Sportsline 4WD off roaders are priced below the MCDs........

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Old 01-31-2009, 09:58 AM
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Hi dgav407,

My point is that with MCD you never know what you get… of course I am a bit exaggerating here, but I have encountered too many cases where people just did not get what they were suppose to, these guys are not well organized, I received my MCD EVO3 MT Competition model in a box of MCD EVO2 Pro-line box, at first I was surprised, but when I opened the box the EVO3 was there… though, the manual & explosion view are of the EVO2 Pro-line version, they didn’t even make one for the new EVO3, this is the least you could expect when a company releases a new model… the cars have no ventilation for the gas tank & on the www.mcdrc.com forum you can find some guys who received the MCD EVO3 with EVO2 diffs…

My point is that with MCD, you never know what you get so I wouldn’t count on the trucks to look like in the catalog, not only till I will see them…

Tom

BTW – look at what I got at first, these are the tires that came with my car – out of the box!! (and I have many more of these...) Of course that they had to replace that, but it was sure a lot of trouble… as I said with MCD you never know what you get [sm=confused_smile.gif]
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Hi dgav407,

My point is that with MCD you never know what you get… of course I am a bit exaggerating here, but I have encountered too many cases where people just did not get what they were suppose to, these guys are not well organized, I received my MCD EVO3 MT Competition model in a box of MCD EVO2 Pro-line box, at first I was surprised, but when I opened the box the EVO3 was there… though, the manual & explosion view are of the EVO2 Pro-line version, they didn’t even make one for the new EVO3, this is the least you could expect when a company releases a new model… the cars have no ventilation for the gas tank & on the www.mcdrc.com forum you can find some guys who received the MCD EVO3 with EVO2 diffs…

My point is that with MCD, you never know what you get so I wouldn’t count on the trucks to look like in the catalog, not only till I will see them…

Tom

BTW – look at what I got at first, these are the tires that came with my car – out of the box!! (and I have many more of these...) Of course that they had to replace that, but it was sure a lot of trouble… as I said with MCD you never know what you get [sm=confused_smile.gif]
Holy krap tom, that is a quality controll issue for sure. I know what you are talking about with customer support, I have had some issues with various things and you can not deal with MCD they WILL NOT RETURN A E-MAIL. Prety krappy considering they manufacture one of the most expensive rc's money can buy.

I have sent so many e-mails trying to get a answer regarding hte tank venting, maybe they don'tthink they have a problem?
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Hi dgav407,

My point is that with MCD you never know what you get… of course I am a bit exaggerating here, but I have encountered too many cases where people just did not get what they were suppose to, these guys are not well organized, I received my MCD EVO3 MT Competition model in a box of MCD EVO2 Pro-line box, at first I was surprised, but when I opened the box the EVO3 was there… though, the manual & explosion view are of the EVO2 Pro-line version, they didn’t even make one for the new EVO3, this is the least you could expect when a company releases a new model… the cars have no ventilation for the gas tank & on the www.mcdrc.com forum you can find some guys who received the MCD EVO3 with EVO2 diffs…

My point is that with MCD, you never know what you get so I wouldn’t count on the trucks to look like in the catalog, not only till I will see them…

Tom

BTW – look at what I got at first, these are the tires that came with my car – out of the box!! (and I have many more of these...) Of course that they had to replace that, but it was sure a lot of trouble… as I said with MCD you never know what you get [sm=confused_smile.gif]
I know what you are saying....

I have been lucky with my MCDs, the only defective part I have purchased was a spare wishbone and that was replaced without question and for my trouble I was given an extra one as well.

MCD do continuously update the spec of the models during the year - for example last year they introduced left and right hand threaded axles to stop the wheel nuts working loose, reinforcement rings for the wheels/rims and locking wheel nuts. A Evo 3 model purchased late in 2008 would have been different to one of the earlier Evo 3s.

They have designed a vented fuel tank cap although it only appears on the alloy Race Runner in the new catalog!!!

At the very least they could update their website with exploded diagrams, part numbers and so on.

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Clive, even updating the website won't help people very much, Both of my EVO III's have EVO II diff's in them. If I didn't know the difference physically the cars don't have any identifying #'s on them how am I supposed to know what I need for part's and that is just one small part.
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Clive, even updating the website won't help people very much, Both of my EVO III's have EVO II diff's in them. If I didn't know the difference physically the cars don't have any identifying #'s on them how am I supposed to know what I need for part's and that is just one small part.
Good point!

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I have paid for my MCD over 2500$, you would at least expect for an explosion view, now if I need to replace any of my part I will have to explain what it is using pantomime…

Cars that cost 1/3 of what I paid have better customer support & better overall customer interfaces, the quality control of these trucks is much better & you can sleep well at night knowing that what you ordered is what you goanna get…
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