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Old 04-05-2006, 11:01 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by R/C Anonymous
Myself and another guy at the track came to the conclusion that X-Ray and Schumacher make extremely durable cars
I have a schumacher axis-2 with tons of spare parts only because I never broke a part and believe me that car was air born a lot of times.
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Old 04-05-2006, 11:06 AM   #17
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From what I've seen after years of racing R/C, including TC's on some very rough parking lots with curbs, boards, etc...

You can make a TC3 BULLET PROOF by using the RPM front bumper, then adding on the BRP (Bud's Racing Products) Kydex bumper on top of the RPM... Then at the rear, add the BRP "nerf wings" to the sides of the chassis, and the A-arms are about as protected as possible, yet it's all hidden under the body....
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Old 04-05-2006, 11:22 AM   #18
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I have an FK04 and a T2.

The FK04 in 8 months of racing broke only one or two parts. And thats with some pretty big hits.

I have had much more break on my T2 than the 04 and I have only had it a few months.

I think the 04 is also a VERY durrable car.
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Old 04-05-2006, 11:25 AM   #19
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tl-01 baddest tank of them all my 10 yr old been racing it for 5 year one or two turn buckles and tires,
had the pro 4, and know an X-ray fk'05 both good never broke or have twealed the x-ray ,pro4 will tweak but almost indestructable.
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Old 04-05-2006, 11:31 AM   #20
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Here's a vote for ANY later Tamiya (04, 05, Evo-III, IV, 415) with the standard suspension. Never once broke an arm on anything...at most a bent hinge pin ($3.XX a set for the whole car) or stripped upright.

X-rays are pretty tough from what I've seen, but parts are kinda steep. I've also got a friend on here that's had fairly minor "incidents" a couple times...and broken the corner of the chassis both times...$$$

Tamiyas are REALLY stout and the parts are REALLY cheap.
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Old 04-05-2006, 01:14 PM   #21
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I just stopped using my TC3 and bought a used XRay 05 for this very reason. World of difference. Im no pro driver but the 05 took the hits my TC3 would easily have broken. I really didnt want to get rid of my TC3 but it was just too fragile, especially on carpet. If you had the TC4 you could get a PDub bumper and that would help a bit. Associated needs to make sturdier parts for on road stuff, maybe a carpet spec stuff or whatever.
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Old 04-05-2006, 01:27 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by rc-zombies
The most durable car I've had was the HPI Pro2..
car was built like a Tank.
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Old 04-05-2006, 01:48 PM   #23
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edit and forget it.
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i brok the dish wheels of my pro 4 thats how tough the pro 4 is everything else was fine.
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I would agree that the TC3 is fragile, especially with graphite parts. I ran the TC3 until this year, and just got tired of constantly fixing this and that from the smallest of impacts with boards / cars.

I switched to a FK05 mid season, and would have to say it is a tank, especially with a P Dub bumper. I broke four front rims, and no sign of any damage to the car.
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The MI2EC has to be the most durable TC and I think that I did prove it at the carpet nats
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Old 04-05-2006, 03:33 PM   #27
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Default I have to disagree about the Pro4

The Pro4 is my third TC in a year. First was an AE TC4 that was pretty solid, but I couldn't get it to handle well, so my 6 year old son drives it now. Second was a Losi JRX-s. It was also fairly strong, but I got tired of waiting for upgraded parts that were needed to fix the handling. I also got tired of adjusting belts.

I finally got a Hara Pro4. It is a great car. It handles well and is well built. However, with either the 1-way or the spool in front, it will destroy dog bones in the front even with fairly gentle crashes. My driving has improved quite a bit since I raced the TC4, yet I have broken / bent far more dog bones on the Pro4 than on the TC4. I also managed to wreck a set of front diff gears on the Pro4 and never had this problem on the TC4.

Based on nothing other than looks, I'd guess the stock Tamiya TA-05 is pretty tough. It's also fairly cheap although replacement parts may be expensive.

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Originally Posted by STLNLST
The MI2EC has to be the most durable TC and I think that I did prove it at the carpet nats
if you let Scotty drive it...it will be a different story..
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If you want a durable car just to run around get a 4-tec I would try to all these crazy stunts with mine but never broke anything.
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Default Yea...the old pro 2 was great for durability.

I wish HPI would bring it back with the current belt layout and Pro 4 arms. I would be all over it.

If you have a Tc3 get the Penguin bumper and a good foam bumber. You won't break anything there after.

Xray05 held up very well and it was very easy to drive. Another great car. I liked the larger wheel bearings and hubs that I wish were carried over to the T2.
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