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Old 08-24-2011, 08:21 PM   #3496
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I've seen that this car doesn't like being anywhere near a fence lol.
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Old 08-25-2011, 12:00 AM   #3497
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its not brittle then any other car out there...
Yes it is, I find that my XRay is extremely robust in comparison.
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I've seen that this car doesn't like being anywhere near a fence lol.
The only weak points on the TCX are the front and rear arms. Just replace them with the Pro4 or Tamiya front and rear arms. I only had to change the front arms out, they are way more durable, and the car is still less costly than an XRay and most other cars.
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Old 08-25-2011, 08:18 AM   #3499
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Yes it is, I find that my XRay is extremely robust in comparison.
hmm...seems my brain went faster then my fingers...

i meant to say its as strong as any of the top-line cars out there

yeah, some are more robust (like your xray), but all-in-all, its as durable as anything out there...if you got a 'car killer' joint/corner/section of the track - it'll go down like anything else
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Old 08-25-2011, 08:19 AM   #3500
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All cars will break if you hit ...

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Old 08-25-2011, 09:02 AM   #3502
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Yes it is, I find that my XRay is extremely robust in comparison.
Well, as far as high end touring cars go, the Xray is an abnormally durable car. Nothing comes close to it as far as durability. They use a very high nylon based plastic that has a good amount of give (and heavy in my opinion).

The TCX uses a high performance carbon reienforced composite material that is extremely light and rigid for best performance. That all comes as a cost of durability as expected. For the most part, the TCX is on par with the other touring cars on the market as far as durability and as others have said, there are some more durable options available to you as well (pro 4 arms are TANKS!!!).

Also trimming the excess axle length that protrudes past the wheel nut helps a lot as well. Keeps that part from snagging on boards and such.

Hope that helped some!

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Old 08-25-2011, 09:12 AM   #3503
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Well, as far as high end touring cars go, the Xray is an abnormally durable car. Nothing comes close to it as far as durability. They use a very high nylon based plastic that has a good amount of give (and heavy in my opinion).

The TCX uses a high performance carbon reienforced composite material that is extremely light and rigid for best performance. That all comes as a cost of durability as expected. For the most part, the TCX is on par with the other touring cars on the market as far as durability and as others have said, there are some more durable options available to you as well (pro 4 arms are TANKS!!!).

Also trimming the excess axle length that protrudes past the wheel nut helps a lot as well. Keeps that part from snagging on boards and such.

Hope that helped some!

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It seems that every cyclone, tcx, hb racer forget to do that, and use a wider foam bumper !!!!!!! You can't hit anything without these two basic mods !
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Dude, I ran xray from 04-2010 and I NEVER broke an arm like that. I cracked a couple and broke rear uprights. But never that bad. Did you strap a nitro engine in it and have a runaway into a curb at 60?

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Howdy, any one know where I can get my hands on one of these HBS68705 - Hot Bodies 20T Center Pulley Big meeting in a month, mine looks rather secondhand so would be good to replace before then.
If you can wait till 8/30/11 the guys at Speedworld in Roseville, CA will be back from racing and they can ship you one. They had atleast 1 on the wall last week. I can send you there contact info if you need it.
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Dude, I ran xray from 04-2010 and I NEVER broke an arm like that. I cracked a couple and broke rear uprights. But never that bad. Did you strap a nitro engine in it and have a runaway into a curb at 60?
I'm not saying that the Xray is fragile, just like is broken any other model
The indestructibility of Xray is an urban legend

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No need to change the hardness of nylon / graphite unless you change the design of the arms
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Old 08-25-2011, 01:11 PM   #3509
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I'm not saying that the Xray is fragile, just like is broken any other model
The indestructibility of Xray is an urban legend




No need to change the hardness of nylon / graphite unless you change the design of the arms
Both statements are incorrect , Xray is the most durable race car around. They briefly had an issue with screws pulling through the chassis but that was quickly update. The flexi plastics for the xray provide a wide setup window. But at the expense of that last couple %.
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Old 08-25-2011, 01:48 PM   #3510
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Im looking to get a new chassis and i cant decide if this new narrow chassis is right for me..... i mainly race indoors on high grip carpet......I have always found my car to be quite aggressive with lots of steering!!

From previous posts it looks like the new chassis will make the car more aggressive and more of a handful to drive which i assume is aimed more at outdoor racing? Is this right......does anyone have any more info on how this new chassis will affect the cars handling?
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