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Old 03-08-2012, 05:01 PM   #1
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Default XRAY T3 vs. TC6.1 vs. S411 - Which one and why?

Which is the better car and why?

I bought a used T2 XRAY that I messed around with and wasn't the happiest with for several reasons.

No experience with any Serpents

I had a TC3 back in the day and b44 and b4 and am pretty happy with associated products. Always good build quality and tough as nails (B44 and B4 at least)

So which one would you choose and why? I know 100 people have 100 opinions and I am curious as to who has what to say.

Local hobby shops all either support parts or can order anything I need. I am planning to go to various tracks on the east coast and they all run everything.

I am Leaning towards the TC6.1
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How much do you want to spend, and what color aluminum do you prefer?

Any of them can be made to work, if you can get parts for any of them.. rock, paper, scissors?
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This type of thread is getting to me because this type of question has no answer which car is better.... It's not chassis that will make you fast it's up to the driver to make any chassis work for them base on your driving style... Go get a car and make it work that's all I'm saying...
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Just like what you have on your profile "Just drive" the damn car.. Lol
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Which is the better car and why?

I bought a used T2 XRAY that I messed around with and wasn't the happiest with for several reasons.

No experience with any Serpents

I had a TC3 back in the day and b44 and b4 and am pretty happy with associated products. Always good build quality and tough as nails (B44 and B4 at least)

So which one would you choose and why? I know 100 people have 100 opinions and I am curious as to who has what to say.

Local hobby shops all either support parts or can order anything I need. I am planning to go to various tracks on the east coast and they all run everything.

I am Leaning towards the TC6.1
Can you tell us why you dont like the Xray T2? Otherwise it's hard for us to suggest you to get the T3.
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How much do you want to spend, and what color aluminum do you prefer?

Any of them can be made to work, if you can get parts for any of them.. rock, paper, scissors?
Spending as little as possible is out of the question with these 3. I like associated products so unless everyone here will tell me to stay clear cuz XRAY wins every race, it might as well be the TC6.1

I am an on-road beginner but don't want to learn on something low end and then upgrade later on. I have been in and out of the hobby for 10 years so I know what I am doing (more or less). Want to learn on something high end and good quality and something that won't break on a light hit at the track.

Color aluminum is as pointless as Newt Gingrich's campaign lol
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X-Ray is like Ford....Quality is job one. When you build an X-Ray you don't need reamers and the such.This car goes together flawlessly. You can tell when you build one when it just fits perfectly. The car also takes alot of abuse. All of these cars need to be right. Everything needs to be free and Tight where it needs to be tight and free where it needs to be free. If the car is not right it really doesn't matter how good a driver you are. Good luck deciding!!!
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Xray is like Ford ROFL..........
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Can you tell us why you dont like the Xray T2? Otherwise it's hard for us to suggest you to get the T3.
It took a light hit and the center pulley (not sure how else to call it) fell apart, not because of how it was put together but because of the design. As I put it back together (which took me a while and was not happy with the way everything was fit. It was designed around speed and low center of gravity, which is great!!!!!! But if you hit it the wrong way, all falls apart. Maybe the new T3 is better and doesn't have the same design flaws IMO.

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This type of thread is getting to me because this type of question has no answer which car is better.... It's not chassis that will make you fast it's up to the driver to make any chassis work for them base on your driving style... Go get a car and make it work that's all I'm saying...
I know there is not correct answer, you build it, you drive it, you tune it, just want to hear what people have to say, things they like and things they don't like. My preference is the TC6.1, XRAY heads will love XRAY, i am well aware. Maybe someone has a bad experience with one or the other that they can share.
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What surface are you running on.

The S411 would be my pick if running on carpet but on low grip asphalt it seems to perform poorly.
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Mostly Asphalt low grip asphalt. (I do not like saucing) I did it once and thought wow, what a stupid stupid stupid thing to do. Its like while the wheels are drenched you have all the grip in the world and can take your car to the limit and then when it wears off you have to learn how to drive again.
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X-Ray is like Ford....Quality is job one.
Really???????? Quality job one??? The last time I drove a Ford I though to myself, so.. this is what kind of cars a company builds that doesn't care about quality, only profits and meeting quarterly estimates.
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I believe the Xray and the Serpent are better build quality than the TC6.1 however the TC6.1 and Serpent are cheaper to get spares for than the Xray.

No reason why you couldnt get any of these cars to work on any surface.

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On that surface IMO I would be looking at Xray or TOP. If you want a cheaper alternative have a look at the 3 racing XI
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