Originally Posted by Roelof
Both are good and fast cars but the Xray does have some problems with the gearbox and motormounts (you need to modify some engines...)
Also the Xray can have a to light gearing out of the box.
If you want to avoid these small issues the Kyosho is the better choice.
Can you please expand in more detail on exactly what the gearbox problems are? Just got a kit and interested to know what to expect.
I am aware of engine mount issue with some motors, but not the gearbox.
As for the quirks, I think all cars are affected by this. Some just more than others. An imperfect man or group of men, cannot make the "perfect car" (At least on the budget of an RC company) . But the more persons that come together and offer their suggestions, then you could get pretty close....
For every car that is produced, there are 10 aftermarket companies sitting on the side lines waiting to improve on the original product and many do a very good job at it.
When I purchase a new kit I try to find out all the quirks and address these with aftermarket option parts.
For example, I understand the side belt tensioner on the NT1 has some issues. Even before I have completed my build, I have ordered two differnent optional belt tensioners (besides a list of other parts). I ordered one from a company and then saw another company with one I thought was even better than the first. So I ordered that one as well.