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Old 12-01-2007, 10:01 AM   #31
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My FK05 was an absolute tank... I couldn't even break it if I tried... Never broke 1 part in the 2 years I ran it... (Running mostly stock and 19T and occasionally mod).
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Old 12-01-2007, 12:01 PM   #32
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The new Serpent is also quite nice. I saw it hit a metal track weight at full bore and only crack a minor bumper brace (nothing of structural importance).
Are you sure it was a Serpent, I hit a plastic track barrier head on last night with mine and the front end is totaled, it just fell apart, even the alu bulkheads snapped On top of the that, the drive shafts break easily and the hub bearing last little longer than 2-3 meets.

On the plus side, handling is awesome, but not the car to buy unless your good enough to not hit anything.
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Old 01-09-2008, 09:51 PM   #33
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I cant believe those who say the Xray FK05 is the most durable. The c-hubs on those things break really easily. Last Sunday, I broke the front right c-hub twice on relatively light crashes. I am considering getting aluminum c-hubs, or getting something different all together.

I saw this thread and was wondering if the T2 is stronger than the FK05, or if I should switch to a TC4 or TC5, again looking for a durable car. Any thoughts...
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Old 01-09-2008, 10:04 PM   #34
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I have had great luck with my Xray t2

I would get the wide front bumper and the hard foam bumper. It will save on front damage. I went a whole year not breaking anything on my T2 and in one weekend I broke 3 a-arms, castor block, and 3 steering knuckles. I later found out that the asphalt track visited had left some wood screws screwed into the asphalt to hold the pipes down. These screws were like land mines, only stick up about 1/4" and blended into the track so I had no idea why I was wrecking so bad. One screw even managed to chip my chassis. So for beating boards the T2 is great, but it does not matter what car you get something will break if taken to the extreme.

I have not driven the other cars except for TC3 and that car is cursed to break a front a-arm.
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Old 01-09-2008, 11:16 PM   #35
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TA05 with the standard suspension (aka TRF415, TRF414 and TA04 suspension). TA04 are also tough, but are discontinued and the '05 is better anyway.

The suspension arms in these kits will bend the hinge pins and suspension blocks and still won't break. This is even after milling out the center webbings for lightening. The older 1510 bearings are also way tougher than today's tiny bearings. You'll never have to replace a rear upright
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...the MOST durable TC I ever ran (Old School) was the HPI Pro2.

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Old 01-10-2008, 08:19 AM   #37
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TA05, Im not sure I've broken anything on it (in 18 months). Just worn the pieces out.
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Old 01-10-2008, 10:13 AM   #38
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TL-01 if you can still find them. I used them for rally and they were indestructible. put a BL inside and cartwheeled the thing like 10 times and still never broke anything.

Not a TC, but the original RC10 was a tank. I slammed full speed into a concrete pillar using a 10T motor, and I took a chunk off the pillar. The nose only bent a little...
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Old 01-12-2008, 07:22 PM   #39
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Are you sure it was a Serpent, I hit a plastic track barrier head on last night with mine and the front end is totaled, it just fell apart, even the alu bulkheads snapped On top of the that, the drive shafts break easily and the hub bearing last little longer than 2-3 meets.

On the plus side, handling is awesome, but not the car to buy unless your good enough to not hit anything.
Yes, it was the Serpent. Don't know if it was a fluke, but it was pretty much unscathed. I'm not saying I'm perfectly right, but that was what I saw in this one incident. Sounds like your crash was quite dramatic, no fun.
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Old 01-12-2008, 08:06 PM   #40
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Cyclone is very durable
regular jrxs is VERY fragile
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Old 01-15-2008, 08:13 PM   #41
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ive had my share of sedans i would say 1. toss up between tc5 and hpi pro4/hot bodies cyclone 2. losi 3. xray 4. corally
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Old 01-15-2008, 09:24 PM   #42
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Just ask any racer at my track about how bad a driver I am BRAIL DRIVER or Wheel to wall racer and over the last 2 and 1/2 years I have only lost 1 front belt a center pully and 2 Eylets on the rear upper suspension arm. and that was racing 2 to 3 times a week.

My son is 12 now and has been racing this same chassis for 1 year and has not broken anything yet in 13.5..

was not my TC3's (broke every day)
was not my TC4's (stripped many gears)
My Pro 4 broke just as bad as My Tc3 did
The two cars that I think are strongest from my own experance are...


Xray T2 orginal after 2 years I broke a front belt , center pully , Rear upper suspension camber link
Xray T2 007 left front lower arm and a shock (I hit a 1/4" x 2" BOLT in a pipe at full speed in 19 turn on a BIG track.
Tamiya TA-05 (with a few key hop_ups) two yesrs and still running all orginal stuff.
My sons T2 : Has never been touched except for alignment reasons.
and his Ta-05 also has not had any parts replaced except a few Brushed motors

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...the MOST durable TC I ever ran (Old School) was the HPI Pro2.

I've smashed that thing into more walls..and beat, banged and thrashed on the 2 I have and virtually NEVER broke or bent a thing other than bumpers and bodies.
Nope it was the OVA

It was built using Pro 2 parts though
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Old 01-15-2008, 09:37 PM   #44
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No doubt associated Factory Team TC4
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Old 01-15-2008, 09:43 PM   #45
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I have to throw in another vote for the TA05. I started racing a year and a half ago and I have broke one knuckle due to a collission at speed when a car jumped the border in front of me. So I think that $2 part is all I've replaced. Everything else just works. I went from one carpet season in sportsman to rubber stock and now foam stock for the winter, also running 19 turn and no troubles with the car!

Definitely the best value!
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