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Old 12-05-2018, 09:06 PM
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Default Xray X1 vs Tamiya TRF103

Looking at getting into F1's. Which would you recommend and why.

Would want one that can be versatile. Running on CRC Black Carpet and Asphalt.

Currently running 1/12 scale cars.

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Old 12-05-2018, 09:17 PM
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Just an FYI. A friend of mine is selling a really nice X1 with some electronics. Let me know if you are interested.
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The Xray x1 is bullet proof. The car is robust and consistent, even after a bad crash. The car is good on carpet and asphalt. The down side is the cost of parts. I currently run both cars. I think both as the same. Iíve run the trf103 on asphalt, but not on carpet. The rear bulkheads can go out of alignment after a bad crash. Itís my aphalt car, lots of grip in low traction asphalt. Iíve have not tried the t-bar setting.
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I know the Xray has Amain for its parts.Who do you normally order the TRF parts from?
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https://www.tqrcracing.com/

They have trf103 parts.
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I was interested in the TRF103 but the price tag is $450?? That's stupid. Is that a tariff price or something
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I was interested in the TRF103 but the price tag is $450?? That's stupid. Is that a tariff price or something
Made in Japan price + protected distributor mark up.
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I considered the CRC and the Roche F1. With the Roche you can get an aluminum chassis kit if you want which is nice. The X1 only comes with the carbon chassis.
I probably would have tried the Roche if the parts were easily available. The CRC and Roche don't come with body/wings and the X1 does so even though the CRC and Roche are a little cheaper for the kit, they are about the same price as the X1 when you add that in. I'm leaning X1. If the TRF103 wasn't priced like a touring car, I'd be getting that. Performance wise, the X1 is probably as capable as any.
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You can check out rcmart.com. Itís much cheaper...but shipping will cost you...I think I got mine for a little under 300 with shipping included.
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got my trf103 from ebay for 300 shipped and came in 9 days from whaawhaamodelshop

I could not be happier with the car....asphalt racing.......for carpet see what they run at your track and see what speaks to you
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Is it true that F1's are very touchy when it comes to tire preparation?
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Yes, saucing is a big deal in F1. How much is applied to the tire and for how long. Can mean a boat load of steering or too little. Traction roll or no traction roll, etc.
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Yes, saucing is a big deal in F1. How much is applied to the tire and for how long. Can mean a boat load of steering or too little. Traction roll or no traction roll, etc.
I am also hearing the gluing the sidewalls and part of the contact surface. Is this on every track or is track specific (carpet, asphalt, etc.)
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On asphalt and gray carpet, I don't glue the sidewalls. On black carpet, I do glue.
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