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Old 03-24-2007, 10:53 PM   #1
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Default xray t2r. Is this a car to consider

I was just after some experiences people have had with this car . I run mod on asphalt so relise the diffs will need to go . Is this a race bred car?or better suited to the car park. And would it out perform a tired fk05.
Can the t2 shock towers be used on this car also/
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Old 03-24-2007, 11:22 PM   #2
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I have the same questions. I went nitro back in '93 and haven't owned an electric since so I'm pretty much in the dark on the electric scene. How ever my LHS has started carpet racing recently and I've stopped by to watch a few times. The cars rock

I've been thinking either a used T2 007, RDX, or simular or maybe a new T2R.
I doubt I would race both electric and nitro on the pavement. The nitro consumes too much time to have any left for electric, but it would be great indoors on the carpet during bad weather and winter time....
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I have the same questions. I went nitro back in '93 and haven't owned an electric since so I'm pretty much in the dark on the electric scene. How ever my LHS has started carpet racing recently and I've stopped by to watch a few times. The cars rock

I've been thinking either a used T2 007, RDX, or simular or maybe a new T2R.
I doubt I would race both electric and nitro on the pavement. The nitro consumes too much time to have any left for electric, but it would be great indoors on the carpet during bad weather and winter time....
if its carpet i would go rdx or get jrxs type r
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Old 03-25-2007, 04:15 AM   #4
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the T2r is a great car for the money. Almost all parts are interchangeble with the T2, and for about $200 you cant go past it. The diffs wont last long in mod, but they can be replaced with the Hudy steel ones from a T2. It is virtually a T2, minus the carbon fibre (replaced with FRP) and the diffs.


Having said all that, I just sold my T2r and have laid out over double the cash to get a JRXS type R.

depends on how far you want to take it. the T2r is a great car, the JRXS type R is better.

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Mod asphalt? You'd need to upgrade the diffs to metal and the wheel hex to aluminum. Depending on how high of bite your track is, you might find the T2R chassis to be too soft.

For the money, this car rules. I'm still running one. It's a great low traction surface car because of how much grip it can generate. It's a horrible high traction surface car for the same reason though. I can be on pace with FK05's, other T2's, and even 007's in stock rubber with it.

I've ran those outdrives with 19T foam without issue, they held up just fine. The diff itself is actually sturdy and pretty decent, it's the thrust bearing that really lacks. The screw is not strong enough, and you end up bending it after repeated tightenings so the thrust ends up feeling weird. But for stock, the diffs are butter smooth.

I'd personally go with a new or used T2 007 myself. You'll end up spending another $100 in diff parts and other misc parts after buying your T2R, so that already bumps you into the $300 neighborhood.
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I'm currently using one (my first car) and am very very pleased with it. As I'm just starting out in racing it's got a very good set of instructions.

From the kit parts, the only thing I've changed is the front diff, because i crashed and broke it (got the aluminium one). I'm still running the one from the kit in the rear though.

You can always upgrade it to a '007 with the conversion kit at a later date (I worked out it's about 5 more expensive to do it this way, than buying a '007 to start with)

I can't recommend it highly enough. It's been fantastic and I'm starting to go quicker on the last couple of runs as I learn about driving and the car.

My fastest lap time so far was around 9.5 seconds (the quickest guys are 8.3/8.5 ish) so not bad for a newbie
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Thanks for the input guys....I appreciate it. I'm excited to have a car that I can start in the house without having the wife throwing something at me.
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I just built one too and it's everything the above posts have mentioned.

If you're still unsure about the $$ and where you want to go with racing, the T2R is a great choice to start with. On the other hand, if you plan on getting all the hop-up goodies, the 007 will be cheaper in the end.
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Old 03-25-2007, 08:10 PM   #9
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Where are you guys buying them?
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Old 03-26-2007, 01:56 AM   #10
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I have diffs and one ways from an fk05 i was going to drop in the t2r. Will this solve all the reliability issues for mod. Also the tracks i race on dont have great traction. So would this set up be suitable
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They are tough to find and will return in summer.
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can you use stick packs or do i have to use side by side cells.
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With some trimming of the cell holders and using a strap,you could make it work
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I love my T2
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