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Old 11-19-2014, 10:18 PM   #1
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A new year will be upon us soon, and many of us will be upgrading our chassis.
I am personally thinking about upgrading myself.

I know this is a subjective question, but I would love to hear some conversation on what chassis is in your opinion the best bet for racing in 2015. What will the top chassis be?

I have been leaning toward the xray t4 2015. Are xray vehicles really the most durable? The parts sure are expensive. Sometimes 2x what other brands are. What do you guys think?
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If you guys are going to post please tell us why you think a certain chassis is the best. No need for 1000 fanboy #1!!!!! Posts.

Tell us what advantages, improvements and your rationale behind your opinion.
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Old 11-19-2014, 10:35 PM   #5
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Ofna H4E, just bought one for $269.99 brand new on EBay, great deal, cheap parts, nice car, all I need for USGT
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Old 11-19-2014, 10:43 PM   #6
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There is no "best" chassis imo. Any competition grade car is capable of winning in the right hands. Even the same exact kit will feel different when built by two different people. If anything you should look for the car that you can get parts relatively easy. Some people even base it on the color of the anodizing
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Yokomo is a great car, but not so durable. I really like my arc r10, very stable and easy to drive. And by easy to drive i dont mean it has little steering. It handles great. Also havnt broken it yet.
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Sorry I didn't realise this was a serious thread.

Because drives yokomo.
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If you guys are going to post please tell us why you think a certain chassis is the best. No need for 1000 fanboy #1!!!!! Posts.

Tell us what advantages, improvements and your rationale behind your opinion.
No need to do that over and over again. In the last three months there were a lot of "Which car to buy and why?" threads...

@ the thread starter: Please search the forum for these kind of threads. I am sure you will soon find your answer.

But to give my two cents :
You cannot make a mistake with any of the pro chassis. Only "problem" is that some chassis need more setuptime to become fast on a track. The 6.2 for example needed a lot of testing from my side to make it fast. When I bought the T4'15 it needed just small adjustments (one day) and was instantly fast. Now both cars have the same speed.
So I recommend the BD7'15 if you rarely touch the boards and the T4'15 if you sometimes have hiccups (like I do ). Both are proven brilliant out of the box and are up to the time design wise.
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But to give my two cents :
You cannot make a mistake with any of the pro chassis. Only "problem" is that some chassis need more setuptime to become fast on a track. The 6.2 for example needed a lot of testing from my side to make it fast. When I bought the T4'15 it needed just small adjustments (one day) and was instantly fast. Now both cars have the same speed.
So I recommend the BD7'15 if you rarely touch the boards and the T4'15 if you sometimes have hiccups (like I do ). Both are proven brilliant out of the box and are up to the time design wise.
Agree with Kevin completely but would include ARC R-10 2015 into the list (strong like an Xray with Tamiya type suspension mounts & many quality features)

In all seriousness, the new car thing is a myth, my last race a few weeks ago I qualified 4th out of 23 with a 3rd hand T3'12 after much time out with health problems, that race final btw was won with a T2009, 2nd was a TA05, highest place "new" car was third... so unless you're at the very pinnicale perhaps you can think of other options also... just a thought

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Old 11-20-2014, 12:26 AM   #11
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Have a T.O.P Photon EX on the way. Not a 2015 chassis but will be looking to add another class for the 2015 season.

- Part availibility still looks good. (Online HK Stores mostly.)
- Layout of chassis looks clean, comes with spool and gear diff.
- Some issues have been ironed out since initial release.
- Has a large knowledge base. (Wiki, RC Tech Thread and reviews.)

Looking forward to the build when she arrives... Hobao H4E would have been my second choice or even CSO One V2.
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We have had much luck with the TRF418, and are going for the TRF419, as soon as it becomes available, simply because we are now "tuned" in on Tamiya.

We would probably do just as well with any other top brand car.

It would probably be easier to rule out a few rather than naming one best car.

Guess you can't go wrong with either Tamiya, Yokomo, X-ray, maybe even Schumacher.

The debate is probably going to be about the "discount" brands, are they really offering the same performance at their lower prices, or?
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Have a T.O.P Photon EX on the way. Not a 2015 chassis but will be looking to add another class for the 2015 season.

- Part availibility still looks good. (Online HK Stores mostly.)
- Layout of chassis looks clean, comes with spool and gear diff.
- Some issues have been ironed out since initial release.
- Has a large knowledge base. (Wiki, RC Tech Thread and reviews.)

Could you please share the wiki link for TOP RC ?

I've been browsing this T.O.P brand, and it seems it does not regularly being sold in Japan (online retailers), albeit available internationally.
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hey there

defiantly a battle between yokomo bd7 2015 and the Xray t4 2015. these cars both look really good and previous versions are great. the yoko bd7 is a great car, lots of parts and support in aus and internationally. although i can say anything for the xray coz i don own one lol. i do know that it is a great car though with plenty of support in aus and worldwide. these cars are pricey though. but we will have to see.
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