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Old 03-29-2016, 12:48 PM   #1
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I have the opportunity to pick up an Xray T2 007 foam car in ready to run form, Lipo, brushless, Novak esc and radio for $300. Really my question.... Is the platform capable of being competitive in us world gt racing?
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A great car in it's day, though would likely be difficult to make competitive with the best cars of today in USGT or anything faster. I'm not saying it can't, as if you put enough time into any car you can get the best out of it. In VTA it could definitely be fast.

The better question is, how experienced are you? To get started in on-road it's perfectly good.
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I'm fairly new at on road, that said I currently compete in 1/12 17.5, and 1/10 gt Pan 17.5 and compete at a high level at my local track. I have a T3 VTA car that is a blast, more of a fun class. Brian Wynn sp? Will be in town this weekend and I expect to be competitive in the classes I already run ands maybe USGT too.
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Ok so since you're a competent/experienced driver, and you want this car, my advice would be to turn it into a VTA car and the T3 to USGT. Otherwise I'd wait to get a gently used T4, BD7, 418 or the like for USGT.

There's a fellow on here selling a 2014 BD7 for a good price ($200 with an extra aluminum chassis):
F/S Yokomo BD7 2014
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It's a stiff chassis. Gonna need something softer than old xray yellows, if you want it to perform similar to the cars of today.
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I have a us foam 008 and it is a lot of fun. but im just starting to use rubber tire . only have 1 run and broke a shock. need to change the springs to some softer. maybe some of the more experience guys could post some more info. i was told to use the carpet setup for a starting point
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I have been running a T2 007 in VTA for a little while now. Have concluded that swapping the TRF shocks off of my Tamiya TA07 was the biggest difference that one could make. Yellow Tamiya springs and 40wt in the front with red ones and 35wt in the back. Very smooth with lots of travel to handle the chassis roll. Also, with these new LCG batteries, full length lipos now fit properly. This is still a decent car with most part still easy to find. I have been testing it back-to-back with my TA07 and, well, they both can get the job done.
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