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Old 03-25-2007, 01:43 PM   #1
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Default Which Car is the Most Durable/Reliable..

Had a fox years back now looking for the most durable car on the market in the 200-350range.
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Old 03-25-2007, 02:13 PM   #2
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Is this for racing or bashing around?
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Old 03-25-2007, 02:37 PM   #3
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If you're looking for on-road racing stuff, Xray is super durable and you can find really nice deals on used stuff. I don't race Xray anymore but I used to. My old T1R was just about the toughest car I ever had. It would take some hard hits and still let you finish a main. Even the C-hubs would never fail completely. You could easily finish a race with a cracked c-hub.

One of the most brittle cars I've raced with (and am still currently racing) is the Corally RDX. However, with the right upgrades you can make it almost bullet-proof, minus the arms. I find that's the weekest point on my car. Although, they still take a pretty good beating without breaking.
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Old 03-25-2007, 03:32 PM   #4
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TA05, by far.
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Old 03-25-2007, 04:54 PM   #5
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Bashing don't want something i am always having 2 fix..
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Old 03-25-2007, 04:56 PM   #6
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Get an off roader then. On roaders can take some punishment, but not too much.

Or a Mini. You can't kill those things.
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Xray Dude! Dang things chew up the boards and spit'em out.
Freak'n things are tuff. C-Hubs are about the only thing that break.
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Get an off roader then. On roaders can take some punishment, but not too much.

Or a Mini. You can't kill those things.
I second the Mini..you can't destroy them. Plus you can turn them into little Rally cars and do a little off-road too. Plus they're cheap enough you can upgrade the little buggers to the max on your budge. Also, if you decide to race, there are tracks all over that have classes for them as well.

If you really want an on-road touring car...TA05. Plastic chassis that will withstand TONS of abuse. Some others have recommended a few cars that have Carbon Fiber chassis...you really want to scratch that stuff up bashing?
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Old 03-25-2007, 09:51 PM   #9
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I too 2nd the mini....Its cheap to bash with it too...

I don't think you would want to bach with expensive carbon chassis cars do you...?
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Old 03-25-2007, 10:08 PM   #10
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I you just want to bash and have some fun, Mini is the hot ticket. I dont even want to admit how much mine got beat around (some my fault, some not) today at the track. And that thing just kept going like a champ! Also, I would look into the TL-01 from Tamiya as well. I owned one of these and bashed it all the time and never broke a thing in almost two years.
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Every car has it's weakness, with the Mini / TL-01's it's king pins or servo savers, the TA05 it's suspension mounts and belts twisting (granted, I was trying a drift with loose belts)

But CF chassis look crap when scuffed up, which is why for me, they're not for outdoor use

TA05 would be my call, I have my second 05 as an outdoor basher and it gets HAMMERED with me trying to tune my racing TA05 (it's the set up test bunny).

They don't jump too well though
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My vote is Xray T2 007 !!!
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My vote is Xray T2 007 !!!
Sure, let's tell a guy with a budget of between $200-$350 to buy a $400 chassis...that's chassis only...no electronics...no radio....nothing. Did you even read the original post? If you had said a T2R, I wouldn't complain but you're just an idiot for suggesting a T2'007. Plus, Xray parts are EXPENSIVE.
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Not that i'm biased (lol) but I like the ta-05.

Cheap, strong and can keep up with a lot of higher priced stuff. It definately has potential to do well in the right hands
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All these cars are good suggestions. All of them break sooner or later. See what you LHS has the most parts for.
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