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Old 09-23-2006, 12:21 PM   #196
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Well, I've had mine for just over a week, and I haven't gotten to run it yet it (my LHS' track is under renovation). Anyways, the car went together great and those diffs are incredibly smooth. The design reminds me of Associated, but I've never had an Associated diff come out that smooth. This car is all T2, but for the FRP parts, the solid layshaft, the lack of standard chassis braces, and the plastic diffs. I'm itchin' to run this thing. Here are some pics to prove that the car is here in the states.
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Old 09-23-2006, 03:17 PM   #197
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new springs already? and you haven't even tested it?
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Old 09-23-2006, 04:07 PM   #198
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new springs already? and you haven't even tested it?
Yep. I'm running on carpet, so why would I run the stock springs that are WAY too soft?
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Old 09-23-2006, 05:30 PM   #199
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Well, I've had mine for just over a week, and I haven't gotten to run it yet it (my LHS' track is under renovation). Anyways, the car went together great and those diffs are incredibly smooth. The design reminds me of Associated, but I've never had an Associated diff come out that smooth. This car is all T2, but for the FRP parts, the solid layshaft, the lack of standard chassis braces, and the plastic diffs. I'm itchin' to run this thing. Here are some pics to prove that the car is here in the states.
What track?
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Old 09-23-2006, 06:56 PM   #200
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Yep. I'm running on carpet, so why would I run the stock springs that are WAY too soft?
do you think it's more geared for asphalt racing?
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Just the springs. The chassis has the same adaptability as the T2.
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Old 09-23-2006, 10:16 PM   #202
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What track?
Larry's. They've got the boards pulled and are painting everything, including the benches. Its getting nice and cleaned up. Friday night racing starts in a few weeks.
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ep. I'm running on carpet, so why would I run the stock springs that are WAY too soft?
Foam or rubber? I'm running on a nice ozite track and the stock springs are dialed with Sorex 28's.
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Old 09-24-2006, 07:11 PM   #204
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so what makes this new car so much more less expensive then the normal one. the only diff i can see in the picks is that its not carbon. it looks like it still ahs the spring steel stuff. so what i am getting at is that you can buy this car get yourself a multi diff and ur got urself a t2 only with carbon? the only differance between the cars is the carbon?

i ask because i know nothing about xray. i have never had one. just wanting to learn.
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Old 09-24-2006, 07:27 PM   #205
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i am interested in this car for a similar reason. i have always known that Xray produces the highest quality cars in the business, and i've always wanted to own one, whether it be one of their minis or the buggy. i didn't get their buggy because i already have 2, and i don't want a mini because i have two of them also. i once had an HPI Sprint, and as most of you may know, it was a pretty crappy car. i own all off-road rigs now, and i've been itching to get back into on-road racing. however, my LHS has decided to stop racing until next year, so i wouldn't be racing it for a couple of months anyways. but when i saw that Xray was offering their championship winning T2 as a Raycer kit, i immediately began the research. up to this point, this car looks like it's the best bang-for-your-buck. as mentioned before, i wanted to get back into road racing, but with something a little better than what i had before, but not have to spend 500 bucks for a decent ride. the T2R is the factory T2, minus the woven carbon and some other features which honestly i don't need. i have a birthday coming up and i'm trying to decide between a monster truck or the T2R, and both have their drawbacks in terms of getting the actual kit. the MT isn't even available yet, but will hopefully be by the time my b-day rolls around, and not many T2Rs are left (i want to get one before they have to order more). decisions decisions....
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so what makes this new car so much more less expensive then the normal one.
- No carbon fiber - topdeck, bottom deck, shock towers. Big savings right there.

- Layshaft is solid .. but that doesn't really matter overall.

- Diffs are composite instead of aluminum, slightly cheaper thrust assembly too, more like a Pro4 diff - not as easy to adjust, with the metal diff you can adjust it without removing the wheel, with the composits you have to remove a wheel and loosen a link just like a Pro4.

- Composite wheel hexes instead of aluminum ones.

- No chassis posts from the top to bottom deck, makes care more flexible and takes probably $30 from the total cost.

- Does not come with tires like the T2 which comes with a set of Jaco foams, so lower kit cost.

...I think that is it. Basically its a smart way for XRAY to blow off some old inventory since the T2'007 is now out.

So if you were building a rubber carpet racer, you'd want a one-way ($50) you'll probably want the stiffer chassis so you need the posts ($30) and you may want a battery strap if taping isn't your think ($40) Other stuff can be added on later as you want to pimp your ride, but for a guy like me who had another one way and extra parts, or someone who races outdoors or foam, it's a cheap way to go.

The one way or multidiff is kind of a moot point though since if you were buying a US release T2 graphite you'd end up buying one still since it doesn't come with one...but its added cost to consider if your thinking of buying one as a carpet rubber car.
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is there any extra equipment one might need for racing on asphalt with foams?
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Has anyone tested the car on capret with foams?
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is there any extra equipment one might need for racing on asphalt with foams?
Yea a Nitro TC Kit to go with them.......LOL
J/K....
I found foams on asphalt just get beat up so quick....they aren't worth the effort...
Besides rubber last longer and doesn't require the tires to be trued after every run...
As far as equipment....
1) Tire Truer
2) Power supply
3) Maybe some sway bars
4) Firmer springs might also help

Hope that is usefull....
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Old 09-26-2006, 09:43 AM   #210
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ok, maybe i should use rubber tires for my asphalt racing.

now that i've changed my mind over tire choice, do you still recommend the sway bars and different springs? should i invest in a multi-diff or is the stock ball diff fine for asphalt?
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