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Old 04-27-2004, 08:06 PM   #16
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I've never broken my XXX-T with a stock motor in it. The XXX-T is going to be easier to drive around the track vs. the T3. And it's no more expensive than anything else out there!

In fact..XXX-T's and even the MFE kits will probably drop in price with the MF2 in the near future.

Using a 10x2 to try and jump everything on the track is going to break parts, no matter what car you have. You can't break if you don't crash!
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Old 04-27-2004, 08:27 PM   #17
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Dylan-d: If you're a beginner (I'm gunna get beat down for saying this) I'd DEFINATELY go with a RC10T3... and if you're a noob, perhaps the RTR version... I have one and for 2 years I have yet to break any arms, shocks, towers(well... cracked the rear one in a bad endo; got a Graphite one and never happened again), etc
Well, I can't find any T3 RTR's for sale anywhere, but I am seriously considering the new T4 along with the XXX-T.
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Old 04-27-2004, 08:47 PM   #18
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I ahve been running Losi since they came out with the JR-X2 about 13 years ago. They always seem more consistent. An AE may be faster in the hands of a really pro driver, but an average driver can usually seem to drive a losi consistently faster than they could drive a similarly set up AE.

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Old 04-27-2004, 08:49 PM   #19
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One thing to keep in mind when buying RTR versus a kit. The RTR have a different material for the arms and components than the kits do. I don't mean just that it isn't graphite, I mean that it is different than the standard material that came on the non-graphite original kits. Seems to break easier on the RTRs.
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Old 04-27-2004, 09:10 PM   #20
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Mako I agree, my T3 seemed to have really weak arms and towers, so I replaced most of it with graphite and/or Carbon Fiber
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The Losi RTR plastic is softer than the stock plastic and graphite parts, and it holds up better when the ambient temperature is cold.

If you live in the colder states of the U.S., the RTR plastic might be a good idea for bashing.
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I have no problem building one. In fact, I'd prefer to build it so I'm more comfortable taking it apart. I'm just such a noob I don't know what parts to get with the kit
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I think RTRs have overall hurt R/C. Too many people buy them and then when they break they don'tknow how to fix and they end up in the closet collecting dust.
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Old 04-27-2004, 09:35 PM   #24
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But at the same time..RTR's like the Traxxas line of cars (and especially the T-Maxx) have introduced more people to the hobby than any other car on the market.

And many of those RTR buyers come back for a second car.
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Old 04-27-2004, 09:40 PM   #25
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I agree with aaron, if it werent for Traxxas' RTR line, I wouldnt have as many R/C friends as i do
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I can see both sides of it. Depends on the person.
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I can see both sides of it. Depends on the person.
very true
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Old 04-27-2004, 10:04 PM   #28
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you guys have a good one.

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well someone from the forums has PMed me to offer me a XXXT MFE for 100+shipping.... which I might go for... but first I have to get to the hobby shop and grab a turnbuckle for my X-C and get it on ebay and I'll be set besides electronics!
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Old 04-28-2004, 06:39 PM   #30
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Sounds like you're set!
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