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17' XB8E vs 17' EB48.4

Old 11-14-2017, 01:35 PM
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Which would you pick and why?

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Old 11-14-2017, 04:09 PM
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I would go sworkz s35'3e buggy
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Old 11-15-2017, 05:53 AM
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Both are comparable in durability and performance, however the Tekno parts are less expensive and will generally be less expensive to maintain over time. I would pick the brand which offers best local pro support to get setup help from guys who have already spent the time tuning the chassis for your track.

In my area, both brands are well represented by the pros... I originally went with a 2015 XRay a couple years ago but recently switched to a EB48.3 about 6 months ago and the Tekno geometry has been working better for me. I'm seeing more local pros jump to Tekno which is by far becoming the most popular brand in my area because of all the right reasons. If your track is dominated by XRay support, then I would probably go that route, I don't think you can make a bad decision either way you go.

I will say that when I ran my XRay, some parts would go on back order from time to time, never had a problem getting parts for my Tekno. A typical break on my XRay would be anywhere from $30-$100 in parts... only thing I've broke on my Tekno so far has been an occasional bent shaft here and there for under $20.
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Old 11-15-2017, 09:28 AM
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Originally Posted by billdelong View Post
Both are comparable in durability and performance, however the Tekno parts are less expensive and will generally be less expensive to maintain over time. I would pick the brand which offers best local pro support to get setup help from guys who have already spent the time tuning the chassis for your track.

In my area, both brands are well represented by the pros... I originally went with a 2015 XRay a couple years ago but recently switched to a EB48.3 about 6 months ago and the Tekno geometry has been working better for me. I'm seeing more local pros jump to Tekno which is by far becoming the most popular brand in my area because of all the right reasons. If your track is dominated by XRay support, then I would probably go that route, I don't think you can make a bad decision either way you go.

I will say that when I ran my XRay, some parts would go on back order from time to time, never had a problem getting parts for my Tekno. A typical break on my XRay would be anywhere from $30-$100 in parts... only thing I've broke on my Tekno so far has been an occasional bent shaft here and there for under $20.
Don't forget to mention that with tekno's guarantee, if you send them the broken parts they will give you a 50% discount towards the purchase of the replacements.
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Thank you for the responses Gentlemen.
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