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Old 04-08-2003, 09:41 PM   #1
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i have finally decided to get into the 1/10 tour car scene. i need help deciding what car i want. my choices are; xray t1 evo2, 414m, and tc3 factory team. please fill me in on your feed back or experience thanks.
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Old 04-08-2003, 09:45 PM   #2
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i say go with the xray or a evo 2
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wow they r my favorit ones too but i would go with the Xray evo 2

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Old 04-08-2003, 10:20 PM   #4
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Wow those are all really tough choises. Id say X-ray evo 2 or maybe the 414M.
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Old 04-09-2003, 12:14 AM   #5
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Hey There!

Are you going to race it or play? What level of experience do you have? Are you willing to go to the high-end or do you want a mainstream car? Stock, Mod or brushless? There's a lot to consider here.
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Yah
Hes right there is alot to consider. i guess we cant just give you ideas. i guess were just say that becuase there nice rcs. what will you use the car for?
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Don't get any of those, get a Losi.

No muss, no fuss, extremly easy to set up and tweak, they take a pounding, no more bent hinge pins like on the TC3.

Extremely stable platform for both stock and mod motors.

Team Losi all the way.
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Tamiya TB Evolution III Sulikarn Limited. Sooooo NICE!!!!
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i want to use it for racing, and for play. i'm just bored of racing 1/12 and 1/18 mircos at the track. i would like to race the touring car in both stock and modified, my local hobby store carry's; xray t1 evo2, 414mii, tc3 factory team and seem to have a good supply of parts for all three. but i cant seem to decide because they have really good track reviews
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One of the first things you need to consider when choosing a car is local support of the vehicle. If you can't buy parts at the track or local hobby shop, you will need to order your own stash of parts to have on hand. The other part of that support is the number of local racers that use that car. Having a local base of people familiar with a car will definitely help you get it set up on race day.

Personally, of the cars you listed the only one I've driven is the FTTC3. Absolutely awsome car, and it's easy to get it set up. If you are going to race stock, this will be the car to have. It works great in modified too, but in mod all cars seem to be on a more equal footing. The shaft drive and the free drive train of the TC3 will allow you to get the most horsepower from a stock motor. As far as being fragile, this isn't the issue many make it out to be. I use the BRP nerf wings to protect the rear A-arms and the RPM front bumper to protect the front and have had minimal breakage.

I've raced against the Xray and it is a very competent car in the right hands. It is a bit on the expensive side, but it is definitely a quality car. Like other belt cars, to be fast in stock, these must be driven very smooth.

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Tamiya TB Evolution III Sulikarn Limited. Sooooo NICE!!!!
yea! TB evo's all the way!!
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If you want to buy car from your local shop. I suggest you get Xray T1 Evo 2. I have TC3 before and I really don't like it when building it. You have to "cut" the piston like other parts. There is no way that you can make perfect smooth and around. Now I have 414mII. Very easy to build, but not include battery holder for saddle pack. You can use magic tape ( hook and loop), but I don't like magic tape. If you not using stick battery, I suggest evo2.
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Lots of coin, but an EVO 2 w/full c-hub conversion. Excellent car. Fit and finish is next to none and the car drives like a Caddy.
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The TC3's at our club have been pretty fragile.

Belt versus shaft: It's much about driving style.

Personally, I prefer a car, which got good adjustment possibilities, including easy access for adjustment. So I would say XRay.
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I would agree with all comments. If the 3 you mentioned were the only choices then I would say the Xray Evo2 for sure. If I could throw one more into the mix I would have to say the Yokomo SD looks like it could be a winner as well...In the end any of your choices are capable of taking you to the podium..
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