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Old 12-29-2006, 05:50 AM   #1
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Ok, Gonna get a new toy. I know this is like a Ford v. Checy question, but what is better a T-Plate car like a Corally or L4 or a Spring car like a Speedmerchant or CRC....? And why?
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iv run the L car for a very long time(when it was the E car) and now i run the gen X, its a very easy car to drive and tune,a T plate car is harder to tune and you will break T plates easy, both T plate and link cars are good but i think the link car is better oh and on bumps and ripples on the carpet too, the gen X 's front end is just the best.
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its all depends on driving style and personal preference you cant say one car is better then the other because it is not look at cleveland THIS YEAR STOCK A MAIN 10 cars nine spring cars and one t bar car and the t bar car won
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I use to run the 12L4 "T"bar and now I run the Darkside Mx2 which is a link. At 1st I didn't like the link car. But know I love the link car over the T-bar. It is easier to adjust, ie side springs, damper oil and does handle the bumps and ripples like was just said.
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ok the T plate car is a faster car than a link but the link car is easier to drive and tune, so i think a new driver to 1/12 will drive better and have more fun with a link than a T plate car.
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You are right, It is what fits your driving style. Its the same as setup.
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Ok, Gonna get a new toy. I know this is like a Ford v. Checy question, but what is better a T-Plate car like a Corally or L4 or a Spring car like a Speedmerchant or CRC....? And why?
get this this will be the both of both worlds!!!
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get this this will be the both of both worlds!!!
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this is like a T force wright. a T plate car the T plate dos side to side spring.
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I'm also new to 1/12, so spring car = tweakability?
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my new car is not like a T force or any other T plate car for that matter.what it does is free pivot forward like a link car due to the 3 pivot balls mounted to the lower rear pod,now when it twists,it acts like a T plate with the progressive side spring tension.so as marcos said,it takes the high points of a link car and the high points of a T bar car and allows you to get the benefits of both.
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another thing i forgot to mention is that it does not use coil springs.i did not want to use coil springs due to there linear spring tesion at the given size they are.i went with 2 flex plates that give you the side spring tension and also are at this point,unbreakable given the structure they form.
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reminder that that pic is of the first rough prototype.i am working on the production version now and will have pics up on the 1/12th thread shortly
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