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Just got the new release list from Ninco for cars arriving in January/February.

New Ford Pickup truck, and another Subaru with Pro Race spec. Other are reliveries that we have details about. Porsche 934 has been mentioned, but we don't have any details yet, Ninco are probably saving that one for Nuremberg, so you'll have to read the reports when I get back !

Some new pictures on the MRE websire in the Future Ninco cars page.

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Hmmm, wasn't there a thread where folks moaned on about the lack of new product from the Nincomeisters?

Where does that pick-up herald from? Don't look like no Raid machine. Might be popular with fans of the blue oval over in the States.

QUOTE 50330 Subaru WRC New Zealand, muddy
Read it like a BBC shipping forecast of old. That's a damning statement on a fine and dandy looking country; well the bits I saw in The Return of the King didn't look muddy.

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When you see Ninco at Nuremberg Gary ask them if they intend to upgrade their drivers to include a visor.

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I agree that the truck looks nice and again adds a bit more variety to classes of car available. Hopefully they'll be bringing out something to race against it


As for the scooby-doo.......do we not have enough of them already!
 

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By MPV I hope you don't mean "people carrier" UGH!! horrible objects! But more serious off road stuff might be fun (stadium trucks, desert racers etc.) Maybe even some of the trucks you see doing off-road trials such as the big Tatras and Tamaz would look great.

The track may need a re-design to challenge these beasts - most racetracks are far too flat


Ahem...back to reality. Sorry about that. I'm a bit of an off-road wannabee (I don't have a real 4x4 or 8x8), hence my username which came about via an off-roading PC game called 1nsane, by Codemasters. I've been racing that online for about 3 years now on and off.


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I think maybe Ninco are slowly realizing historical reality - that suspension falls into the class of novelty or gimmick. Gimmicks can and do sell for a short period, only to a rather small group of buyers and then they die - until someone 're-invents' them to foist on a new generation of unsuspecting novelty seekers.
 

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...the suspension of teh Mitsubishi Pajero and the Renault clio works great - each for it's purpose! If you're driving on a Rally-track you won't miss the suspension if there are hazards on teh track! And teh clio is able to beat any touring-car on a hard flat track - so where is the gimmick?

To have some more 4*4 with suspension would be great - even if it's one with the blue oval (most singel sold car in US has one in front and 4*4...)
 

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I'm playing devil's advocate here. Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't "body rock" a form of suspension i.e. allowing the car to tilt whilst the wheels stay on the track?

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@ Meco - try it - i've not to convince you - it works so well that the Clio has been banned out of one of our touring-car-series on Carrera and routed tracks (no mags)....
 

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QUOTE On a hard, flat track, the supension has no function

I'd disagre with the quote and agree with Thomas because that's what we observe the suspension seems to work in our non-mag races on Ninco track. So much so that one guy has fitted suspension to other cars. He rigs an attachment point much where the rear parcel shelf would be in a NASCAR or tourer using something like balsa wood, and uses Ninco springs. He retunes that car by tightening up the body screws. Its fiddly to reattach the body but he's had lots of practice now. We cannot explain why but his cars handle very nicely, certainly no slower than pre-suspension. We guess the springs isolate the vibration similar to loosening the mounting screws.
 

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Too many posts too fast!
Isolating vibration is certainly an advantage, but body roll is equally certainly a disadvantage.
There are simpler and better means to reduce resonance than a bouncing back axle that creates varying mesh and consequent wear between spur and contrate gear.

If the Clio is as good as Thomas says, then I'll expect ALL new Ninco releases to have it and for their cars to render all others obsolete very soon. Looking forward to Ninco beating all-comers and every other manufacturer introducing suspension in the next few months!
 
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