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Old 02-06-2009, 05:08 PM
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Default 4wd FG Baja RTR Coming Soon

It looks like FG is getting ready to release a more affordable 4wd Baja Buggy [link]http://www.fgsupply.com/[/link]. I would think it would be cheaper since it appears to have the plastic parts instead of alloy parts. From the picture it doesn’t appear to have front brakes either. I guess we will have to wait and see what the price will be when they arrive in the US. Hobbythek in Germany as it listed for 740 EUR, which is around $960 [link]http://www.rc-car-online-shop.de/cgi-bin/cosmoshop/lshop.cgi?action=showdetail&wkid=9957&ls=e&nc=1233957030-10049&rubnum=&artnum=fg_baja_4wd&file=&gesamt_zeilen=0Tsuche4wd%20fg%20baja%20rtr[/link]. Then add the shipping which would probably be anywhere from $150 to $200. That would bring the total somewhere around $1200. Hobbythek doesn’t have any pictures or descriptions, just the price, so I don’t know if it is the same as the picture below.

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Old 02-06-2009, 06:27 PM
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Well, now that would fit my budget perfectly, but on the other hand, i would probaly upgrade everything to aluminum anyway, so the upgraded one might be cheaper for me to have. So many choices so little funds.
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Old 02-06-2009, 09:52 PM
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Great find! I just wish such a beast were out when I bought my first FG, I would have jumped on that in an instant. But I do not regret buying the comp 4wd FG, as Clubin said, I too would have spend countless more buying alum upgrade parts.
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Old 02-07-2009, 09:12 AM
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Well,with an "plastic-rtr" they get to sell a lot of upgrade parts!Its as simple as that.
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Old 02-07-2009, 09:21 AM
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ORIGINAL: clubin

Well, now that would fit my budget perfectly, but on the other hand, i would probaly upgrade everything to aluminum anyway, so the upgraded one might be cheaper for me to have. So many choices so little funds.
i agree 100% but at least you can upgrade over a long time "IF" you need to but will cost more in the end
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There are some close-up photos of the new Sportsline 4WD models on the FG stand at the Toy Fair in Germany here - http://www.rc-junkies.net/toyfair200...s.php?album=17 The FG photos are numbered from 7046 to 7071 inclusive.

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Old 02-07-2009, 02:02 PM
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Nice find there Dave!
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That's a great find! I might be able to talk my wife into that!!
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Old 02-09-2009, 03:04 PM
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what is the difference in speed for the stock 2 wheel drive and the 4wd fg baja? would the 2 wd be faster stock to stock?
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Old 02-10-2009, 11:39 AM
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they're also coming out with a plastic conversion kit, wow fg are really listening these days[link]http://www.rc-car-online.de/kat_2009/076.jpg[/link]
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Old 02-10-2009, 12:51 PM
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Nice find Mooman, the price isn’t bad either. They say is should be available late March and the price is 250EUR, which is about $325 plus shipping. It’s cheaper than the Kamitiro conversion kits and not to mention it is a much better kit.
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they're also coming out with a plastic conversion kit, wow fg are really listening these days[link]http://www.rc-car-online.de/kat_2009/076.jpg[/link]
OMG, that is nice! I know for sure that when that comes out, I am going to buy that to upgrade my non-comp FG into 4WD belt.
I just wish that it will be available in 8-shock version, this one is only a 4shock version. Or I can go 6shock, 4 on the rear, 2 up front.

Where ever did you find this link?
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I don’t know where Mooman got the link, but I did get an email from Hobbythek today with the announcement of the new 4wd kits as well as the new 4wd RTR cars. Mooman’s post was the first I heard of the new 4wd conversion kits, so I don’t know if he received the same email as me or he came across it somewhere else.
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if you put on this 4WD kit will it slow donw the speed on the truck?
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Old 02-10-2009, 05:05 PM
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Default RE: 4wd FG Baja RTR Coming Soon

Did you guys see the FG 4WD Mini Cooper? That is sweet! I'm not a huge on-road fan but a rally car like MCD's is definitely a great addition to FG's lineup.
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Old 02-10-2009, 08:57 PM
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If they are going rally does the 4WD kit fit the on road car's?


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I don't think the Mini Cooper is 4WD - the bodyshell is designed for the medium wheelbase chassis (515 mm) - the Baja/Marder chassis is shorter (475 mm I recall) so I doubt it would fit without major surgery!!

Hopefully the Mini Cooper bodyshell will fit my MCD Rally Car as the wheelbase is 510 mm.

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The RTR Baja kit is perfect. My friend just bought a Comp 4WD Baja which we started to build today. Later on in the year we may just get 2 of the RTR's to have for fall and winter driving. Can't run my Elcon in the snow!
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Old 02-18-2009, 04:16 PM
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does anybody have the fg 4wd comp? and is the belt system does it give any issues ?
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I have an FG Comp 4wd and so far the belt as held up fine. I recently had an issue with a bearing seizing up on me and ruining my cog pulley. Here is my thread, it has all the info on my FG. [link]http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_7772343/tm.htm[/link]
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I've been eyeing the kits. Looks like there will be RTR as well as Buggy only kits. So if you don't want the radio and servos you can choose the Buggy only kit. The RTR kits have an R at the end of the item number. I like the fact that with the plastic kit you can upgrade what you want rather than going full out. The heavier it is the more damge you can cause. No one has one right now to give us a review and when it's time for me to get one by then I'll know what needs to be upgraded, not to mention I'll have the funds saved up.

For now I'll finish my friends 4WD Comp Baja and we'll have some fun with that. Just have the rear brakes to instal on it now.
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Joe you are an animal building all these top notch kits must be nice . I am in too for the winter driving plastic is wicket , no maintenance at all . Light and fast .
We should get three at the same time .

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I'm sure we can Dom. If Advance has some sitting and the price is better around that time it would be awesome.
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4x4 rtr is now avaliable at hobbythek
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I found a link selling the 4x4 upgrade kits. I dont know what the current exachange rate is from Euro to USD though.

http://www.rc-car-online-shop.de/lsh...mi_kit,,,,.htm
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