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Old 11-15-2014, 05:41 AM   #1
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Default Need a new car. Schumacer, Xray or Tamiya?

Im interested in having a car that i can get parts to for a long period after it has been replaced with a newer model.

Is Tamiya the way to go? For instance do you still get 414 parts today?
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Old 11-15-2014, 11:03 AM   #2
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Im interested in having a car that i can get parts to for a long period after it has been replaced with a newer model.

Is Tamiya the way to go? For instance do you still get 414 parts today?
Tamiya suspension parts are pretty much universal from one tamiya car to another. Belts, gears, bulkheads stuff like that become hard to find after a while.
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Old 11-15-2014, 11:04 AM   #3
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Thats nice i guess. Bu what brand has part support for the longer time?

Edit: guess my question is a bit dated. Not that huge a issue with ebay and such i guess.

But what car i guess still remains uncertain.

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The xray cars seem to have support for quite a while. I run a 2012 T3 and there are quite a few guys at my local track that run older T3s that seem to have no problem getting parts. Of course you have to order just about everything from online, but that just comes with the territory.
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Old 11-15-2014, 11:43 AM   #5
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I notice Schumacher still supports their older cars through their page. MI-2 seems to be from 2004 and they have alot of parts still.
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big factor for me is if the parts areavailable localy..
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Thats fairly crap regardless of brand actually. Schumacher good on carpet? Say vs Tamiya.

Edit found the Mi5 thread. asking there.
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Bought a schumacher because of the parts availability through the schumacher web page. They have parts for all their older models still. Which is simply impressive. ofc it does not hurt either that they are very progressive, innovative and have all lot of smart solutions.
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Old 11-23-2014, 12:52 PM   #9
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Yokomos are pretty good with part being interchangeable
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Im interested in having a car that i can get parts to for a long period after it has been replaced with a newer model.

Is Tamiya the way to go? For instance do you still get 414 parts today?
I started racing 1 year ago. First car was a HPI, then tried AE, then Tamiya 417v5.... this winter i sold both 417's for 2 Awesomatix A700 Evo. I want to give you my honest feedback.

One of the most annoying things that i did not like about a traditional car like you named is they will release a newer car yearly. Which most of the time, the new one is better. Most of the time, you cannot convert your last years to the new updates. This would require for you to sell your car every year.

A few pro drivers in my area told me that it is recommended to switch cars yearly anyhow because of slop developing a year later. It is more cost effective to sell your 1 year old car then buy the new release.

Awesomatix may cost more from the beginning, but long term it is way more cost effective.

- it is the only car in the market that doest not release a new car yearly. They make updates on parts that is compatible to upgrade even the first generation kit.

- the car is mostly aluminum and carbon fiber which makes the car very durable. Slop develops mostly in Plastics.
Aluminum and carbon = no or less slop.

- I have never broken a piece since i have owned it and i crash hard very hard. Some mod guys have T boned me full force on a straight. Things might pop out, get loose (mechanic error lol) but have yet to actually break a piece.

Something to think about since you have concerns that a new kit comes out every year....

Me as an Awesomatix owner dont have to worry about that.

Also, Awesomatix from what i have seen and hear is prolly the only car where you can have the very first generation and still compete and beat the newest and greatest kits currently out.

Hope this helps.
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