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Old 12-08-2011, 09:02 AM   #21
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No prob. All the stuff I have used has been semi-transparent, I guess i will see what I think of there stuff when my RR V4 Buggy comes in today as it has a NIB body with it.

largescalerc: Will you guys be carrying the plastic body shocks as shown on the vehicle (at least I think that is what they are) or only the alloy ones you do now?
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I doubt those are plastic shocks. They are probably Teflon coated aluminum.
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Those could very well be plastic shocks. I wonder if it has plastic gears as well? If so, I am sure there will be a competition version very soon.


It does have hardened steel gears.

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Old 12-08-2011, 09:46 PM   #24
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My RR V4 came in. Wow is all I can say. Man you can just feel the quality!

As for the shocks on the W5, wouldn't be surprised they are still heavy duty.
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My RR V4 came in. Wow is all I can say. Man you can just feel the quality!

As for the shocks on the W5, wouldn't be surprised they are still heavy duty.
Post up some pics man, I'd love to see it.
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I have to right now find room to even take pics LOL. I'll post some on the RR V4 thread.
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I have to right now find room to even take pics LOL. I'll post some on the RR V4 thread.
Never seen plastic shocks on even the earliest MCD models, the shock mount eyes and the lower fork mounts come plastic, I have always swapped out for the alloy forks, never worried about the top eyes, only ever had one split and the impact was so hard it probably would have busted the alloy ones
The MCD's have come a long way since I first got one an Evo 2, I now run a EVO3 monster truck converted to a Short Course truck with a Pro-Line Desert Rat body,but it still spends more time on the workbench than my HPI's and my Smartech, the only ones that beat it for down time was my FG's, they are now cleaned sorted and collecting dust in my workshop.
As for the gears I always fit metal or metal alloy gears, I know that plastic is like a fail safe they strip and save other parts, but they have let me down on occassion so metal it is from now on, the other part that has given me constant trouble are the dogbones and CV's, but the later parts seem better made and the design changes have helped.
I was thinking of getting the W5 and putting a BZM motor in, as MMR have done this and the mod is minor, but the price of the MCD W5 when first posted on Rossmod was just under 600 now it is just under 800 so not so sure if that is the route to go, or bung the BZM in my Losi or 5T watch this space in the new year.
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They are indeed plastic. From what I learned today they are the choice of the pro level racers. The V4 platform is a different beast than the Evo 1,2, and 3 versions.

I stopped in to lsrc today to have a look around. I have decided to go with an RR V4 and a W5 conversion a little later on.
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Old 12-10-2011, 08:23 PM   #29
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Man I wish I could just stop on in like that here LOL.

You and I have a similar plan for sure!
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They are indeed plastic. From what I learned today they are the choice of the pro level racers. The V4 platform is a different beast than the Evo 1,2, and 3 versions.

I stopped in to lsrc today to have a look around. I have decided to go with an RR V4 and a W5 conversion a little later on.
Thats probably a good way to go that way it can be a truck one weekend and a buggy when racing on another
Over here there used to be an outlaw class for circuit racing and you could run the MCD Baja 1000 with tarmac or gravel tyres, and run with the tin tops it looked the part when the wing was fitted, a bit like running a super moto RC bike along side the circuit guys, fun but some object to a Supamoto beating their highly tuned pocket rocket's.
If my EVO was not so old I think I would buy the conversion, but I think it will probably need more parts than is already in the conversion for the RR V4, wheel base may be different, I seem to remember this from when I was going to turn my MT into the MCD Baja 1000 or Cheetah, as at the time I was thinking with the Cheetah body if you cut the roof off, and make a cage to take an alloy roof plate the right paint scheme it could be a Class 1 Baja buggy.
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from what I understand the buggy can run the longer shocks upfront as a regular hopup, so its pretty easy I would think to turn it into the truck as needed. heck, I would if some sort of inner body could be made to keep the crap out when running the truck configuration.
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from what I understand the buggy can run the longer shocks upfront as a regular hopup, so its pretty easy I would think to turn it into the truck as needed. heck, I would if some sort of inner body could be made to keep the crap out when running the truck configuration.
They used to do a cut down Evo 3 buggy body to fit under the saloon bodies and the Baja 1000, have a look on the MCD site they may be doing the same for the V4 chassis.
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cool thanks!
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Anyone know the stock numbers to do the shocks for the W5 in the front (ie- rear buggy shocks) by converting a set of front buggy shocks?

I looked on MCD's website but there search function I can't get to work, nothing comes back even with part numbers that I know are good.

From what I can tell, to convert a front buggy shock to rear length using plastic bodies, you would need:

050703P0 Front/rear Shock Body Set. (sport) 07/2010
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051103A0 Shock Absorber Spring Adjustment Wheel (sport) 07/2010
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050602S0 Rear Shock Shaft Q5x86mm 07/2010
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It also looks like they are running the stock buggy rear spring on the front from the pics:

050402S0 Rear Medium Spring 07/2010 (black) 0.24kg
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Also, looks like we need the long shock tower as well:
100102P0 - Front Long Shock Tower Inner Outer Set
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If largescalerc carries the stock W5 shock bodies, could make a set of shocks needed for a decent price.
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Are there any other body shells that fit onto the W5
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