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Old 08-05-2002, 01:14 AM   #1
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Cool XXX4 vs. TC3 "o" - What do you think?

Need to liven up the off-road forum, so...

How do you think the new cars compare? Design? Maintanance?
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Old 08-05-2002, 09:14 AM   #2
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hi quality losi craftsman ship or an associated pile of crap the dog chewwed up?

just having fun, but i dont think the tc3 gear boxes could stand upto offroad beatings. then again neither can the losi front oneway. so? if u ran dual diffs in the losi i think its going to be a better car.
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hi quality losi craftsman ship or an associated pile of crap the dog chewwed up?

just having fun, but i dont think the tc3 gear boxes could stand upto offroad beatings. then again neither can the losi front oneway. so? if u ran dual diffs in the losi i think its going to be a better car.
Hmmm, Hi quality craftsmanship eh? is that why i had to buy a arms and front shock towers from my LHS when i bought my XXXT and XXXNT? Seems to me losi needs to practice bagging every part before making new cars!

Anyhoo, Im going with the shaft driven cars...just 'cuz i love me tc3.
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Old 08-05-2002, 10:58 PM   #4
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I have only had one Losi kit, but I have never had a problem with it, and all parts that I buy are great.

The TC3 "o" does seem like it would have the advantage as far as performing maintanace, but due to the non-sealed design you may have to peform such maintanance more frequently.
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Old 08-06-2002, 06:02 AM   #5
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Not wanting to drag the whole thing down, but you're talking about a prototype car vs. a non-factory aftermarket conversion.

I would guess theres a couple of dozen of each car in existence.

All the talk about the Losi particularly is pure speculation.
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Have I gone and killed this thread off?

Please feel free to ignore me - speculation is better than no speculation when it comes to 4wd off-road!
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Old 08-08-2002, 11:36 AM   #7
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nah...I don't think you killed it. I do, however, think it is a valid comparison. If the Losi was in production, it would not be fair, but since the TC3 "o" probably didn't have nearly as much R&D as Losi can offer, but on the other hand Losi is still working on their car, so I would say it is fair.
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with the sealed drive train of the xxx4 its much easier to run a full day or outdoor racing away from good workspace or much of anything and not end ur day early w/ a gunky drive train. that and losi has more 4wd expierence so they know how to design the suspension geometry.
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I have only had one Losi kit, but I have never had a problem with it, and all parts that I buy are great.
I must have gotten the bad kits, they were missing stuff and i wasnt happy with that, aside from the missing stuff the cars are great
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i have had my first losi kit, the xxx-s for over a year now. The chassis is of high crafstmanship and I havent even touched the drivetrain since i got it.(except for belt tensioner+spur gear) Now that I know how Losi makes good kits, I will probably stick with them.
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Once again James(Shrekar) you have no idea of what your talking about.
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with the sealed drive train of the xxx4 its much easier to run a full day or outdoor racing away from good workspace or much of anything and not end ur day early w/ a gunky drive train. that and losi has more 4wd expierence so they know how to design the suspension geometry.
So what happens when its time to change parts or rebuild your diff. thats when you curse that sealed drivetrain.
and just wondering what does having 4wd experience have to do with designing suspension geometry. I dont want to start any car vs. car wars, but which company has more world championships? I rest my case.
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2 3/32 screws, 2 1/16 screws and the diff covers come off. 3 1/16 screws and the belt tensioner/gearmesh/idler gear are accessable. has that said company ever won a 4wd world title?
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Has that company had a 4wd buggy to compete with? Didnt think so.
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Like I said earlier, it is possible that the XXXS will last longer between rebuilds, but when time for a rebuild comes up, the AE car will be much more pleasant
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