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Old 02-28-2017, 10:11 AM   #16
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I wouldn't rule out the Associated 12R5.2, great car, easy to drive, tough as nails, readily available parts - that are also cheap. Most the 5.2 parts you can get on Amazon even.

Before our track closed we had Xray, CRC, a Serpent, I ran VBC, and mostly 5.2's. I would say the 5.2, CRC, and Xray's were the most durable. btw, I ran the Associated before the VBC and went back to it several times as I kept breaking stuff on the VBC car.

Anyway, good luck and have fun.
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Old 02-28-2017, 10:24 AM   #17
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My Roche has proven to be pretty tough. I crashed it at full speed into a metal post (don't ask) It broke the top pod plate, thats all.
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My Roche has proven to be pretty tough. I crashed it at full speed into a metal post (don't ask) It broke the top pod plate, thats all.
That's what I did. I bought a P12-2016. I made an offer to someone and they accepted. Hopping over to the Roche thread now...
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That's what I did. I bought a P12-2016. I made an offer to someone and they accepted. Hopping over to the Roche thread now...
Great choice. I own one of these as well. Not quite as cheap and easy to get parts for as the CRC, but RSD, Roche USA, Roche International, Xenon USA and TQ RC Racing among others carry the Xenon front-end parts. You can also use Associated 12r5 front end parts in a pinch. For all other parts Roche USA ships quick, but they are seemingly out of stock quite a bit. Just placed my first order with Roche International so can not yet tell you how quick they are.
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I put my X-Ray X12'17 to the test last weekend in 13.5. I caught the outside board just right so that the front end picked up and then the whole car came off the ground, which resulted in a tremendous thud into the board right in front of time and scoring. The end result? The axle bearing was the only thing that I had to replace. I took off the left side bulk head, bearing holder and the axle which all appeared to be fine and straight. I went ahead and replaced both bearings and reassembled the pod. The axle spun free and even both hubs were straight. This car is tough!!
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SpeedMerchant Rev. 8 Pro. Still just about indestructible.
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I'm thinking about it...about to drop the hammer. I was also looking at the YRX12, but that's unavailable too! Nobody has anything in stock.

What's the difference between the P12-2016 and P12-2017? And can the 2016 be upgraded?

I should have kept my S120 LTR. If you guys/gals knew what I sold it for, brand new/sealed, you'd die.
Differences front bulkheads, center shock, shock mount. Side tube mounts, rear pod bulkheads but still basically the same car
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Great choice. I own one of these as well. Not quite as cheap and easy to get parts for as the CRC, but RSD, Roche USA, Roche International, Xenon USA and TQ RC Racing among others carry the Xenon front-end parts. You can also use Associated 12r5 front end parts in a pinch. For all other parts Roche USA ships quick, but they are seemingly out of stock quite a bit. Just placed my first order with Roche International so can not yet tell you how quick they are.
If in stock ships quick depends on customs but I got order in a week
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