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Old 11-23-2014, 03:33 AM   #46
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Best Choice of T4'15 & BD7'15
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Old 12-04-2014, 08:49 AM   #47
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Old 12-04-2014, 11:11 AM   #48
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The best touring car is a TC4, but it has to have a Novak motor in it.


Actually, for most people, the best touring car for 2015 is the one they didn't get.
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Actually, for most people, the best touring car for 2015 is the one they didn't get.
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Old 12-04-2014, 02:38 PM   #50
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I think a lot of people don't get the point of this thread. It's for people like me looking at making a choice between cars in 2015. Not that a new car will be significantly better then previous or that a new car will make you a driver. But hey it's time for a new car, of the 2015 choices what's best.

I went with the xray 2015. I hate orange, but I like quality and parts availability.
I'll add something to this thread on my opinions in comparison to my old car one I get it built.

Any guys with experience or opinions of the new crop of cars post up!


Btw, there is a guy at my club who got the new bd7 and he is ripping it up. Although he's also a gifted 10+ year rcer.
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Old 12-04-2014, 02:46 PM   #51
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I don't think you'll be disappointed with the XRay car. I, though, went for the Yokomo BD7 2015 and found it better suited to my driving style than my XRay 2014. I never could get it perfect... I think most of the opinions come from there, as driving styles varies and some cars suit better than others.

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Old 12-04-2014, 02:47 PM   #52
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You made a good choice. I hate orange too, but the Xray is a lot of fun to drive!
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Old 12-04-2014, 03:03 PM   #53
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i think serpent put a really nice car together, but again like every other manufacturer they looked at the car that wins the most, and make a similar design to it.
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Old 12-05-2014, 06:35 AM   #54
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a couple questions.. first though, ive rever raced onraod, but id like to in the coming year..
1. will racing on road improve my off road driving skill?
2. what is the most popular class to run? I don't wanna get ready for a mod class to find it is dead
3. electronics for said most popular class? fastest servo needed? is there much difference than off road?
4. whats a easy to find, durable, inexspeniveish car..in that order
5. just want to apologize for being an on road newb lol

ive been an associated kind of guy, but keep looking at losi after driving my b44 lol,
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Old 12-05-2014, 07:19 AM   #55
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Best advice... go to the track your going to race at most, and talk to those guys. Out west people actually run mod. Down south its unheard of (except Florida). People on the forums will give lots of good, but biased advice. Again go to the track (or at least the track specific forum). You should be able to get better, more specific to your needs information there.

But to answer question #1. Yes it will definitely improve your offroad skills. On-road, regardless of class requires alot more precision.
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Rog, well they are done for the winter but im itching for one to get all the bugs worked out before racing..ill keep looking around
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Best advice... go to the track your going to race at most, and talk to those guys. Out west people actually run mod. Down south its unheard of (except Florida). People on the forums will give lots of good, but biased advice. Again go to the track (or at least the track specific forum). You should be able to get better, more specific to your needs information there.

But to answer question #1. Yes it will definitely improve your offroad skills. On-road, regardless of class requires alot more precision.
Yep, agree that you should check out what the guys at your track are using. The fast guys are usually very helpful and approachable.
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Just went from Tamiya TRF418 to Xray T4'15 and both cars are good.

The T4 kit is cheaper, but ends up with the same price after you buy ECS's, alu servohorns, carbon bumper stays etc. that all are standard in the TRF kit.

But I like the plastic quality and finish better in the Xray kit.
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To be honest it comes down to

1.What colour anodising do you like
2.What brand name when you say it, gives you the tingles in the "pringles"
3. Repeat question #1
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If color doesn't suit you, then buy the chassis that your local hobby store stocks parts for. I've tried a lot of cars now and I unfortunately get the same exact lap times (as verified by an AMB lap counter). I typically don't hit anything. So additional speed comes down to me picking a better racing line. Just to make a point, I've had the same exact lap times as my old 15 year old HPI RS4 Pro as my TCX(X), Schumacher, Xray T4, Associated TC6.2 / TC4 and Tamiya 418 (thanks to my friends who trusted me with their car!). Note, though, that each car had to be driven differently. But I've had a solid ~30 min driving and tweaking the cars to try to get the best lap times.

However, having said that, for 17.5 racing, I have a funny feeling that if I spent more time tweaking with the TC4 which is a shaft drive, I bet I could go ever so slightly faster with that... For 17.5, it just felt better to me. I'm actually researching the Tamiya TB EVO6 car (which is a shaft drive version of the 418) for this reason.
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