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Old 02-06-2007, 08:39 PM   #1
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Talking Your Favorite "Indestructible" Cars...

Hey speedfreaks!

I was just wondering what on-road car everbody likes to drive with wreckless abandon. You know, that car on your shelf that is overly used and abused, looks like it should be in the junkyard or got destroyed on an episode of Mythbusters! It's the car that just won't die.... and you just don't care... it will always be there to run another day!

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Bolink Legend... an old sturdy beast I can't seem to kill.

Tamiya Mini Cooper... It gets tore up from jumping it or Mini Demolition Derbies with friends.... can't kill it as well, way too many spare parts laying around.
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Old 02-06-2007, 08:45 PM   #2
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Well I have a TL-01, and that thing just keeps on going, over jumps, into puddles, and a lot of curbs. It has been a fun car though, all you need to do is put motors in it, and tire's. oh and put all bearings in place of the bushings.
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Old 02-06-2007, 09:08 PM   #3
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So far mine would have to be either my M03 Mini or my old Traxxas 4-tec.. The traxxas was my first real car bought as a RTR and it's had everything from the stock stinger 20T to a 7T Mod in it and it's hit EVERYTHING from lamp-posts to parked cars and is still going.
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Old 02-07-2007, 01:51 AM   #4
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I have old HPI Sport 2 it's simply worn out, but never failed. And I still haven't been able to break my X-Ray FK05, well there was on part, but it turns out the previous owner had used screw that was too short.
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Old 02-07-2007, 04:14 AM   #5
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HPI Pro 2. was my first car that i bought to learn to race. raced indoor carpet and never bought that first "spare" or broken part. no "aftermarket" bumpers needed back in the day. sure it handled like a tank compared to the cars of today, but what if they built reliability like that into the new cars? Ruh Roh, that would be scary.
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Old 02-07-2007, 05:48 AM   #6
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XRAY T1 with the pillow-ball suspension. It takes real talent to break this car under normal conditions. I know of only one person that has been able to do it during a race. This car just doesn't tweak, break, or get out of shape.

Still my favorite car in the XRay line-up.

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Old 02-07-2007, 05:52 AM   #7
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Tamiya M-03 mini and HPI RS4 Sport w/gear diffs. Both are virtually bullet proof and no ball diffs means minimal maintenance. Should anything break, parts are cheap and plentiful. My HPI RS4 Micro has also been 100% reliable and I've never broken a single part.

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Old 02-07-2007, 06:16 AM   #8
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Definitely HPI Pro2. I broke the electronics in the car but never any parts. I dont even recall stripping a spur gear, nor ever bending a dog bone.
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Old 02-07-2007, 06:25 AM   #9
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...I snapped the lower carbon chassis on a pro2 twice years back

The tall mounts for the stick packs were the reason, if they take a hit the chassis usually splintered.

I melted a gearbox in a tl01, but I didnt run ballraces, so that was my own fault, but I would say it was the strongest car i've had.
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Old 02-07-2007, 06:27 AM   #10
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Tamiya TL-01. the only time i ever had to fix anything on it was when hobby Town gave me the wrong pitch pinion gear. I trashed that thing day and night. on the bushings I might add It just kept taking my abuse. Another tank was my Rustler. I crashed that thing into so many trees when I first got it (I think i was 10, or something like that) And nothing ever broke. Ran it on the streets and replaced the tires and went right back to bashing on it. Ah... good times
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Old 02-07-2007, 07:01 AM   #12
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built like a tank.

I'm trying to find a JE version for my son to drive..
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Old 02-07-2007, 07:48 AM   #14
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Originally Posted by rc-zombies
built like a tank.

I'm trying to find a JE version for my son to drive..

How about Pro4???
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