Originally Posted by not home
the xray is a much higher quality car but it breaks easier and parts are stupid expensive and are not the easiest in the business to find.
I doubt you can quantify this statement, as I having owned both a TC5 and an Xray, I can verify 100% that the TC5 breaks easier and parts wear out (get sloppy) much quicker.
Give me a list of what's wrong with the Xray and compare to the TC5 issues:
Integrated Servo Saver, sloppy design, easy to strip.
Wheel Bearings are thin/narrow 6x10x3, which go bad quickly.
Plastic Diff outdrives wear quickly
Shocks are hard to bleed, shock body and shaft wear quickly
Steering knuckles top/bottom screw strip out easily
Aluminum ball studs and ball cups wear quickly
Diffs are open-like design, flinging diff grease out and all over the place
Carbon Fibre chassis is lower quality and cut poorer than Xray.
Suspension Arm hinge pin holes wallow out creating sloppy suspension
Chubs and Rear hubs break easily and screw holes strip easily (all AE stuff)
Shocks are not externally adjustable
Belts are super stiff and not flexible, creating drivetrain drag
Motor mount bulkhead is offset of main bulkheads, offsetting motor weight to one side
Motor mount bulkhead attaches to lower chassis and other bulkheads, not top and bottom chassis