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TRF419X or xray T4 2019

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Old 01-03-2019, 01:52 AM
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Default TRF419X or xray T4 2019

Hello Guy,Please Help me choose about TRF419X and X-ray T4 2019.what is car is enduring, durable and not expensive for a spare part.I am a new beginer for RC car.I have a TT02 is a good for me. Now i want to play a rc with belt drive .Thankyou

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Old 01-03-2019, 03:04 AM
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Consider the 3racing Sakura Advance 2k18 Evo, similar spec and much cheaper.
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You will find that Xray is more popular and much more durable.
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I would say - TRF419XR is nice as the package is complete, all bells and whistles. Prices for parts are cheap. The only thing which is delicate are C-hubs but on the other hand - if you hit the wall this is the only part which usually brakes. I think it is on par (esp XR version) with other companies offerings. I would recommend to buy a model you have parts easily available.
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Yes - easy spare part availability is the most important thing. It's not only a crash durability-thing, you have wear too.

And you need fellow racers, who can help you with the right setup (difficult as a beginner) for your car. So look out, what brand most other ppl. are racing at your track. It will make it a lot easier in the beginning.

TRF419XR and T4 are both highend. But spare part prices and hop ups for XRay can become more expensive, especially when you want every option available in your box.
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Xray parts could be 2x more expensive than Tamiya part, but 3x more durable. You may save money on Tamiya spare, but breaking during a race is not fun. At the end, Xray will save you money because it's hardly break, and you have a better chance of finishing every race (priceless).
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Yes - easy spare part availability is the most important thing. It's not only a crash durability-thing, you have wear too.

And you need fellow racers, who can help you with the right setup (difficult as a beginner) for your car. So look out, what brand most other ppl. are racing at your track. It will make it a lot easier in the beginning.

TRF419XR and T4 are both highend. But spare part prices and hop ups for XRay can become more expensive, especially when you want every option available in your box.
Although sometimes I do fall into the option parts game I've been really happy running my T4 2019 car 100% right out of the box this season. No option parts needed so far to make it work wonderfully. I even skipped the basic stuff that I've done with every other Xray I've had and it's been fantastic.

To me, you pick the one that is better supported at your track. If it seems equal, get the more durable Xray.
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Xray>Tamiya
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Xray>Tamiya
agreed. Really no comparison. Especially with the price controls Tamiya have in place making it hideously expensive in most countries.
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Yes, when I had my TRF418, it ended up costing more than the X-ray in the long run, even though I paid over $100 less than my T4 at the time.
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Couldn't the OP just save a bunch of money, and buy an '18 T4? Basically the same thing.
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Thank you everyone.Xray is most durable for long run term.
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I have Xrays and I can vouch for its durability. Option and spare parts are expensive. It's a very popular choice for many tracks. But if you are budget minded, let me offer you another option - Xpress XQ1S. A very competitive car at fraction of Xray and Tamiya's price. If you are serious and is planning to be in it for the long haul, then Xray is a fine choice.
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Performance wise either car would be just fine.

Parts availability wise both are similar I think. You will have to get them online, both will be similar in price depending on location.

Durability wise, Ill give that to the xray. I had the 419X and 419XR both be out of commission a few weeks because something unthinkable broke on the car. I didnt even know things I broke can be broken or did not expect a crash that minor was able to break anything. Another thing is the ball links are better on the Xray. The Tamiya ones will ware out and have unwanted slop. Ive upgraded all of them to anything BUT the Tamiyas. Shocks was another thing I upgraded, I could ever get the stock ones to stop leaking. Maybe I had a bad set.

Upgrading wise, Both cars are good out of the box IMO. Theres no real need to upgrade either cars to get the most performance. The only thing about the Tamiya is the suspension mounts. If you want to do anything tuning on them you will need to buy numerous suspension mounts to dial in the track width, dive, or toe. Xray have different inserts for you to choose.

Looks, IMO, Tamiya > Xray. I hate the orange.
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Thumbs up TA07MS!!!!!!

If you are seriously considering the 419 definitely look at the ta07ms . All three are good but the X-ray is more durable if you hit things ......I have the Ta07 exotek conversion , just picked up the ta07ms & have the 2018 T4.
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