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Old 03-26-2006, 08:03 AM   #136
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I made the Corally decision at last years Carpet Nats. Was still up in the air when I went to watch and it was just before the FK05 went public. the Corally drivers made time to talk to me and show me different things on their cars. They even took a local kid who was 12 under their wing to help him with the setup. At the same time, the Xray drivers were relatively unapproachable. Granted, the FK05 was still "under wraps" by the mod drivers. For me, it was local parts support and seeing first hand the quality of the team drivers. Cuffs, Tosolini, and the other drivers there made it very easy to ask questions and they had solid answers. I now have 2 RDX's and wouldn't trade them for anything. Race what you like and are comfortable with and you will be a better racer as you won't always be second guessing your decision and fighting with setups! Just my 2 cents....
I have both cars and all I can say is they are both great cars. Never made it to any big races, but there was a race 3-10-06 in Billings that had Blackstock and a sponsored Associated driver. Xray drivers not being approachable is not what I saw at the Billings race. Not only did Blackstock give me advise, he took my car for about 40 minutes and proceeded to set the whole thing up pretty much duplicating his setup. The man is truly what sponsored drivers should be all about. I have never been to other races with big factory drivers, but I would bet it is the same at every camp unless perhaps they had a proto type car there.
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Old 03-26-2006, 09:37 AM   #137
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I finaly got a chance to run some packs through my RDX and I am amazed at how well the car responds and drives. Out of the box and over geared it was equal to my FK05 but it did not feel like it it was so much easier to drive the car without feeling like you are overdriving it that i actualy thought it was slower but the lap times showed otherwise. When i got the roll out figured out and with a fresh motor I beat my best time with the FK05 by 8 tenths and was on the verge of besting my total laps by a full lap agian pretty much right out of the box.
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Old 03-26-2006, 05:26 PM   #138
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Guess I'll chime in.Got one.Very impressive.That's all I'll say.
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Old 03-26-2006, 05:44 PM   #139
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All cars are fast, and I think all of us agree on it. The way I see it, a lot boils down to support, and what your faster friend drives, and also a lot on how easy or difficult a car can be.

I have won with rubber tires on carpet in modified with several cars, TC3, Xray T1, Pro4 and my current RDX.

The TC3 was the car that gave me my first win, three days after switching from a Losi XXX-S G+. The Losi was what made me a better driver, and it was easy both to drive and work on, so I learnt a lot. When I then switched, I knew what I wanted from a car, and I won straightaway with my TC3. The difference was that the TC3 was faster, but also a sharper and more tricky car on carpet, where the Losi more felt like a boat. Just floating steadily around. Later on I switched to an Xray, never really liked it, although it was easy to drive, and I won with that too....

I had a long break from racing, and came back when the Pro4 had been around 6 months. Was fast straightaway, and won with it, but on some tracks it was a handfull. Changed to my current Corally, and damn was it easy to drive, won with that too...

As of today, I don't race touring anymore, but I have been lucky enough to test a few other cars. Tamiya is winning a lot with rubber tires, simply because it is very easy to drive out of the box. And it seems to be quite the same with the HB Cyclone.

I think my Corally had the potensial to be faster several times, but it required more work. By doing that work, it was faster.

In my mind, that tells me that any car is good, it's the mind behind the setup that matters. And for beginners who want an easy car to drive, it might be easier if you can follow your local hotshots setup.

So I say, If you're experienced with setup, and know what you want, then choose a car you like. If your a beginner, choose what your experienced friend chooses
That pretty much wraps it up But I would also like to add that knowledge of set-up is KEY. Many of us know what we would like the car to do but have little in form of manipulating the car to get there. Once you've mastered set-up I feel only then can you justify a particular car working with you or against you. Some cars just don't respond the same, to the same changes.
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Speaking of quality has anyone seen the new Corally SP12X....?

This has to be the coolest looking 12th scale I've ever seen..! (I guess I'm gonn have to buy it!) Check it out...!!

http://international.corally.com/pdf/sp12x.pdf
I'm with you on that Brah... it's held up right now but the new Corally SP12X is a thing of beauty AND it's mine
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Geez,All's I did was make a simple observation based on the people I race with.Never said one was better than the other.Just thought it was/is interesting to see so many people switch so fast.
It is an interesting observation... I've witnessed the same thing with our 12th-scales here. We race on an indoor asphalt track and our local/regional/national/sponsered fast guy found a good deal on a link car and was fast with it. So what happens, everyone that wants a 12th scale buys a Carpet Knife. I sit back and observe but in the meantime pick up a T-bar car. Sooner than later everyone that have a link car switches to a T-bar car or doesn't run the class anymore. Why? Cause our fast guy runs a T-bar car now. You will always have leaders and followers- I just choose to be the former until following the leader becomes beneficial
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