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Old 01-25-2008, 09:41 PM   #1
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I want to buy a touring car, i would like to race foam/carpet stock and 19t (brushless 10.5). I have 2 car in mind, AE TC5 and Xray T2'008. I know that both car are good, but would like to ear the pros and cons of each ones.

Thanks for your help.
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Old 01-25-2008, 09:59 PM   #2
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x-ray,pinion hits battery
alot of ppl iv talked to dont like the car too much and some are getting the tc-5 and ordering the harder arms for it. or they just epoxy them.
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Yeah, I saw Keven Hebert epoxy his arms to make them stiffer. I guess that's why the new arms were developed.
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tc5
kit 349.95
2-arms 6.99
2-hubs 6.99
most shops have parts in stock

xray 08
kit 489.95
1-hub 6.99
1-arm 6.99
some parts are hard to find

lots of differences in cars but the value and will the avg guy go any faster

I am not sure but thats why I bought a TC5

there is a guy at my local track I have watched almost for a month spend 30.00 a night (2-nights a week)on parts for a xray thats above and beyond the race fees
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Do you actually own a 008? This is completely false, my pinion does not hit the battery bar. It's only got about 1mm of clearance but that's .99mm more then I need.

It doesn't matter how close the battery bar is to the pinion, if it clears it clears, that's all that matters.
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Do you actually own a 008? This is completely false, my pinion does not hit the battery bar. It's only got about 1mm of clearance but that's .99mm more then I need.

It doesn't matter how close the battery bar is to the pinion, if it clears it clears, that's all that matters.

what ever dude.
and i will go on to say the belts suck too how's that.
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Do you actually own a 008? This is completely false, my pinion does not hit the battery bar. It's only got about 1mm of clearance but that's .99mm more then I need.

It doesn't matter how close the battery bar is to the pinion, if it clears it clears, that's all that matters.

what ever dude.
and i will go on to say the belts suck too how's that.
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I don't know about all that, I still like my original T2.
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what ever dude.
and i will go on to say the belts suck too how's that.
hmm a few guys up here have TC5's and those belts suck lol. I have not changed the original belts yet and all I do is mod
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Hi guys,

I want to buy a touring car, i would like to race foam/carpet stock and 19t (brushless 10.5). I have 2 car in mind, AE TC5 and Xray T2'008. I know that both car are good, but would like to ear the pros and cons of each ones.

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Xray FTW.

but also take into consideration which brand has the best parts support in your area....both cars will work well, if you create and complete the the right race package, ie. ESC, Batteries, Car Setup, Tyres and most importantly driver skill.

if you are lacking in the skill department, then choose any car and practice, practice, practice!!!
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I don't know about all that, I still like my original T2.
t2 is a good car from what i hear and seen.
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t2 is a good car from what i hear and seen.
Ummmmm Wally - you race 1/12 Until you buy a 1/10 you are forbidden to talk about them!



Martin, personally, I would just get whatever is supported in your area. Both cars will do very well in your hands - as long as you drive it like your 1/12. TC5 is cheaper in the event that you break anything, XRay diffs are well.... XRay - they last forever.

As for pinion hitting the battery on the T2008 - depends on the bars you are using I guess?
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Thanks Duckman...

Martin are you gonna be at SMC/JACO race ?

My big question about the TC5 is the fragility. I know that the XRAY ias a very solid car, how about the TC5.

Thanks for your help everyone.
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T2'008 on the way!!!!

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Ok, I have 007 EU & US, 008 EU. And have driven the tc5 and the 008 US. If its a budget concern its hard to argue with the cost of the TC5. However, if your running foam 10.5. I would say I might just pony up for the Xray. asphalt rubber tire is a much harder choice because both cars are quick and the tc5 is about 100 bucks cheaper..

Belts on the 008 are kick ass, I don't know what your smoking. Battery to pinion clearance.. Use a kimbrough spur gear, flip the layshaft backwards and tap the battery bar flat.. is it more than you should have to do yes? But the car hauls the mail. Depending on the area one might be better than another because of support. But the nice thing about xray, is if your at a big race.. xray is there in force.. if they aren't you can call almost any time and if they pick up.. all the guys there can help you with setup. The baseline setup people complain it has to much steering.. easy fix.. to me its easier to dial grip out than find it.. my buddy and me are about the same speed, it comes down to mistakes.. with my 007 EU and his TC5 We were a great match.. Now, I can't say if its because I have been practicing... but with the 008 I walk him everywhere.. the 008 US is even better than the 007. the on power to off power transition mid corner doesn't have the car pitching or getting upset.. its a polished ride..

Sorry about how long this is.. its a tuff choice even for me.. I would probably still pick the xray.. but if money is a concern.. get the tc5.. factor in the cost of upgrades you want on the tc5 to run carpet however...
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