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Old 04-15-2006, 11:57 PM
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What do you guys think about this kit??? Who has the best price for it?

http://www.teammagic.com.tw/en/profr...2066&pageNum=1

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Old 04-16-2006, 07:28 AM
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RDLogics sells the the Mongoose which is just a renamed G4. You can buy one from [link=http://cgi.ebay.com/RDLogics-Mongoose-NITRO-CAR-N-HPI-EVO-NTC3-SERPENT_W0QQitemZ6050764150QQcategoryZ44028QQtcZph otoQQcmdZViewItem]Mongoose Kit[/link] like I did. If you decide to get one, be aware that assembly is a little difficult and you will need to get a special receiver pack.
Old 04-16-2006, 10:30 AM
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Special receiver pack? What do you mean? Thanks for the mongoose kit. ill look into it.
Old 04-16-2006, 02:21 PM
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The receiver pack is the same one used for the Mugen MTX-3 [link=http://www.rdlogics.com/cgi-bin/category.cgi?item=63008&type=store]Receiver Pack[/link]
Old 04-16-2006, 04:39 PM
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RDLogics sells the the Mongoose which is just a renamed G4. You can buy one from [link=http://cgi.ebay.com/RDLogics-Mongoose-NITRO-CAR-N-HPI-EVO-NTC3-SERPENT_W0QQitemZ6050764150QQcategoryZ44028QQtcZph otoQQcmdZViewItem]Mongoose Kit[/link] like I did. If you decide to get one, be aware that assembly is a little difficult and you will need to get a special receiver pack.
There are really three versions to my knowlege. The RDLogics Mongoose, the EVO (can't remember whether it's TM or RDLogics) which has a few option parts like a cyntex clutch, and the TM G4S which has a ton of hop-up parts and is the latest as of the first of this year (2006).

Any of these three are race-ready and waaayy underrated. The RDL/TM car really isn't that popular in North America, but I think it is on par with the VOne RRR and Mugen from what I've heard and read. I'm planning on getting the G4S as my replacement for the NTC3 I have. (Budget allowing )
Old 04-16-2006, 05:03 PM
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My local hobbie shop has the G4S for $390. Is that a good deal? Have you found any cheaper online?

Thanks for you input guys.
Old 04-17-2006, 07:46 AM
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$390 seems to be the low end. I've seen them running $385-425 online. So $390 w/o shipping is great.
Old 04-17-2006, 09:36 AM
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Yeah i figured that was a ok price. He might try to get me for 6% tax but ill see what i can do about that.

I was wondering why there isn't a lot of info and reviews on this car?

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Old 04-17-2006, 03:28 PM
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Very underated car ,British champ last year and if not mistaken year before as well.
Great reviews and support in RCTECH .NET and 3HOBBY .NET
US distributor is phenixdist .com/
RD Logics use to be distributor.
Am currently waiting patiently for my G4S kit to arrive.
There is a upgrade kit that will update the older G4 EVO and Mongoose cars into G4S spec cars.
Great thing about the G4 is that car has not been redesigned completely but revised and improved on which is awesome as you
can update your car to latest spec by purchasing necessary parts.
New car has started of the season very impressive ,read the news on Team Magics site.
Old 04-17-2006, 04:41 PM
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RC Car Action just did a teaser about the G4S in either the April or May issue. I assume a full review will come. One of the car mags gave the Mongoose a great review last year.
Old 04-18-2006, 07:57 AM
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Hang out here for awhile
http://www.rctech.net/forum/showthread.php?t=92194

You'll find a lot about the car........
Old 04-18-2006, 08:25 AM
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You can buy the rdlogics kit directly from them for $300. [link=http://www.rdlogics.com/cgi-bin/category.cgi?item=99100&type=store]Kit[/link] here are some pictures
[link=http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f234/TPeye/f7a14424.jpg]Bottom[/link] [link=http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f234/TPeye/5feafeb0.jpg]Right[/link] [link=http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f234/TPeye/8a3c799f.jpg]Left[/link] [link=http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f234/TPeye/f8364d53.jpg]Top[/link]
Old 04-18-2006, 11:01 AM
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Thanks for the link. I ordered the g4s yesturday but for some reason i feel like i should have just gotten the rd one because it is a lot cheaper and looks to be the same. Oh well.

On 2 a motor. Any suggestions? I guess i am looking for something under $180. .15 size would be the most i want.


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Hang out here for awhile
http://www.rctech.net/forum/showthread.php?t=92194

You'll find a lot about the car........
Old 04-18-2006, 03:33 PM
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You'll be really happy with the G4s.......I own 2 G4 and might get the G4s Conversion Kit when it comes out or just buy a G4s
Old 04-18-2006, 03:42 PM
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This is my first kit ever. I do not own a setup board. Does the kit come with something basic that will help me? Is it even worth using the shock/diff oils that come with the car?

THanks for everybodys help.

Old 04-18-2006, 04:45 PM
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Being this is your first kit.........you'll love putting it together best part of buying a kit. The G4S comes with a lot of hops as standard parts. After building it.....you'll get to know how it handles and behaves. Aterwards.....then start to mess with ride high. toe in, toe out, camber, diff oils.......etc
Old 04-20-2006, 08:29 PM
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Default RE: Team Magic G4S

What is the difference between the G4S and the Lemans G4 RTR? I know the rtr gets engine and radio, but G4S have more hop ups?
Old 04-20-2006, 08:44 PM
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Yes
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What is the difference between the G4S and the Lemans G4 RTR? I know the rtr gets engine and radio, but G4S have more hop ups?
Old 04-20-2006, 10:25 PM
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Yup.....
Old 04-21-2006, 07:17 AM
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Hey Justxonce what engine should i look into fot this car?
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Old 04-21-2006, 06:16 PM
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It all depends......do you plan on racing competitively?
Old 04-21-2006, 10:57 PM
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Oh yeah...
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It all depends......do you plan on racing competitively?
Old 04-22-2006, 06:55 AM
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If can wait......[link=http://www.ninja-engine.com/content/eng_home.php?lang=0&engID=2]MR Ninja - MR12 T01[/link]
[link=http://www.teamorion.com/products/nitro_access.asp]Team Orion Wasp[/link]

OR

[link=http://www.osengines.com/engines/osmg1995.html]OS TZ[/link]
[link=http://werksracing.com/product.do?sku=WRXLC12PRO3]L Collari .12[/link]

These are a few that come to mind
Old 04-22-2006, 10:54 AM
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Any opinions on the Axe Motor Rossi 173R12 X3 ???
I know L.Collari is based on Axe motors.
Old 04-22-2006, 11:21 PM
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Got the car in on Friday. Car is now built (Saturday) and waiting for a engine... I'll post some picks soon. I will let you know what i decide on getting soon.

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