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Old 05-17-2003, 10:49 AM   #1
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Default TRF414mII Vs XXX-S Graphite Plus

which one do you guyz think is better?????

i might trade my trf414mII for a xxx-s losi??

yes/no what do you guyz think
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Old 05-17-2003, 11:38 AM   #2
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Old 05-17-2003, 12:39 PM   #3
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Well as person who has owned both. I would have to say teh 414m2 is a way better car. My losi always broke, everytime i hit something, i either broke an arm or knuckle or hub. Yes it is true that if you don't hit anyting then, you won't break anything. But in racing if you tangle up with someone, the losi is the one that usually comes out broken. When i got my 414m2, i was much more satisfied, i broke my first part a week ago in practice. I hit the corner of a pipe full throttle (i was trying to cut it as close as possible). I broke only broke the steering knuckle, the are was completely unscathed. Any way if were my losi, then i probably would have broken an arm and a hub. Other that that accident with my 414m2, I've only broken an occasional front axle, just because having this car was my first time driving with a one way.
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I think a dual belt system is better because it gives a better feel when using a layshaft one-way. And as Walker said the Losi's break easier. I would stick with the 414. It was good enough to win the world championships!
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I had both cars and the 414MII is not near as nice as the Losi. Not too much of a comparision unless you want to run TCS races.

The Losi is a better handling car with no modifications needed to be fast. At least where I'm from all the shops carry parts for the XXX-S as well.
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What modifications would you do to the 414? THere aren't many available that I am aware of.??
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I think first you need to cut the chassis to allow saddle packs. Kinda a pain for a 275 dollar car to have to do that. I guess a front diff because not everyone drives with a one way. Titanium turnbuckles would have been nice and parts availability will never be that great. Not a mod but if most people break it no parts for at least a week or maybe longer.
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If I were you I would keep the 414, the XXXS is without doubt a fast car in the right hands but so is the 414, It did win the worlds! and you cant do better than that.

The people I know who have the losi spend more time replacing broken bits than driving, the parts quality on the 414 is way better too, lots of graphite & alloy.
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after all these thoughts im keeping my trf414mii. besides i love it too much.

its not hard for me to get parts either. im planning to get a diff in the front so it handels better. the one-way is hard hard hard to drive.

im not getting bulkheads they look sweet but they barley do anything. same with that ssg chassis bottom totally useless

upgrades i have made
new one-way (stupid mistake. gonna have to get a diff)

upgrades comming
metal body posts
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I have a stock xxx-s and I love it. Very easy to drive and setup. I have a friend that used to have a 414mII and he hated it. He said it was very time consuming to work on compared to a losi. It was kinda hard to get parts for the 414mII over here as well.
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