R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Electric On-Road

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-04-2008, 01:49 PM   #16
Tech Elite
 
RCSteve93's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Long Island, New York
Posts: 4,601
Trader Rating: 11 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Joel Lagace View Post
T2R was a sport version of the T2.

T2R PRO is a sport version of the T2008/9(not sure wich cuz im not 100% up on whats new on the 09 over the 08)


The T2R PRO may lack some standards that the T2R came with such as spring steel cvds and turnbuckles but hopefully thats reflected in the price
I hope the economy is not reflect in the price.
__________________
rm -rf /windows
RCSteve93 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2008, 06:30 PM   #17
Tech Initiate
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 49
Default

Seems better than that stupid clone for $200 .
JHIH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2008, 11:05 PM   #18
Tech Champion
 
liljohn1064's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Deerfield, WI
Posts: 5,582
Trader Rating: 17 (100%+)
Default

Rumor has it, it will retail in the neighborhood of $290.
__________________
John Higgins former student of The Ian Ruggles Negative Reinforcement Driving School. The "Team Principal".
liljohn1064 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2008, 07:56 AM   #19
Tech Adept
 
RC Huligan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 181
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by liljohn1064 View Post
Rumor has it, it will retail in the neighborhood of $290.
I spoke with Ralph Burch at RC America yesterday and he said they will get XRAY T2R PRO kits in early January and it will retail for $300 in the US. I think this shows XRAY is first class. They are in the middle of releasing the T2'009 and are offering a much cheaper alternative (T2R PRO) only a couple weeks after the T2'009 is in LHS. They could have drained the market first and released this a few months later. Very responsible on their part given the economy.
__________________
I help run RCXRAY.com, an online store where XRAY fans buy their RC cars & kits.
RC Huligan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2008, 08:20 AM   #20
Tech Master
 
shadow102's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 1,441
Trader Rating: 21 (96%+)
Default

$300 for that is WAAAYYYY over priced for that car. Add a set of turnbuckles and good CVD's especially at the xray price and your looking in the $400 range. I would rather go pick up the Cyclone TC or TC5R for that price and have a much more complete package. Or even a used T2008 which is essentially the same exact thing as the 009

I am sure people will buy it but without pricing it in the range of the TA05R and CycloneS then i dont see the point.
__________________
Hot Bodies Cyclone - - TeamTekin - - Spektrum - - Team Orion - - Futaba

www.nexusracing.com
www.go-rc.org
shadow102 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2008, 10:09 AM   #21
Tech Addict
 
mog ruith's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Spiritual Black Dimension
Posts: 502
Trader Rating: 6 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by shadow102 View Post
$300 for that is WAAAYYYY over priced for that car. Add a set of turnbuckles and good CVD's especially at the xray price and your looking in the $400 range. I would rather go pick up the Cyclone TC or TC5R for that price and have a much more complete package. Or even a used T2008 which is essentially the same exact thing as the 009

I am sure people will buy it but without pricing it in the range of the TA05R and CycloneS then i dont see the point.
how much longer is the ta05 here to stay??
i see lots of people selling a fully hop up ta05 goin real cheap
mog ruith is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2008, 10:19 AM   #22
Tech Master
 
TwoTone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Maryland
Posts: 1,002
Trader Rating: 12 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RC Huligan View Post
I spoke with Ralph Burch at RC America yesterday and he said they will get XRAY T2R PRO kits in early January and it will retail for $300 in the US. I think this shows XRAY is first class. They are in the middle of releasing the T2'009 and are offering a much cheaper alternative (T2R PRO) only a couple weeks after the T2'009 is in LHS. They could have drained the market first and released this a few months later. Very responsible on their part given the economy.
No way I'd paid $300 for that. At that price point you're better off buying a high end used car.
TwoTone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2008, 10:35 AM   #23
Tech Adept
 
RC Huligan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 181
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TwoTone View Post
No way I'd paid $300 for that. At that price point you're better off buying a high end used car.
If you're OK with buying used RC cars, when is there ever a case when you would choose a new car over a used one because of price? Used cars nearly always trump when price is your primary decision factor.
__________________
I help run RCXRAY.com, an online store where XRAY fans buy their RC cars & kits.
RC Huligan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2008, 11:50 AM   #24
Tech Master
 
TwoTone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Maryland
Posts: 1,002
Trader Rating: 12 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RC Huligan View Post
If you're OK with buying used RC cars, when is there ever a case when you would choose a new car over a used one because of price? Used cars nearly always trump when price is your primary decision factor.
There are plenty of time that's the case. The problem is the Pro is too close or more in price to used higher end.

If lets say the new Pro was about $200 and came with turnbuckles. Now used 008 are about the same price, then I would most likely buy new- I prefer new.

But when the lower end car is costing $50-100 more than used and requires more money before I open the box, then Xray has pushed me into the used market.
TwoTone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2008, 01:48 PM   #25
Tech Regular
 
#88driver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Jonesboro, Arkansas
Posts: 482
Default

This is a very good idea on Xrays part. Instead of making some go out and buy a 500 dollar chassis, motor, ESC, servo, transmitter and receiver (which costs about $1100) just to be competitive, now they are shaving $200 dollars off of that so you can go and win some races with an inexpensive car. So all you people getting mad because this is supposably "over priced" think about how much the 008's cost last year or how much a TRF 416 is. Its also smart because in case you haven't noticed, the economy isnt that great right now, and i don't think that people who race who are also on a tight budget are going to spend $1100 dollars, they would rather buy a TA-05 or something, which is taking buisness away from Xray, so releasing a inexpensive car is a smart move.
__________________
Colton Jaynes
*RC America*Hudy*Xray*Jaco*KO Propo*SMC*EA Motorsports*
rchobbiesstore.com
#88driver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2008, 03:21 PM   #26
Tech Elite
 
RCSteve93's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Long Island, New York
Posts: 4,601
Trader Rating: 11 (100%+)
Default

$300... Sign of a bad economy. XRAY jacks the price up because they have massive overhead.
__________________
rm -rf /windows
RCSteve93 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2008, 05:10 PM   #27
Tech Initiate
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 49
Default

This thing has aluminum bulkheads, CVDs, aluminum layshaft/spur gear mount, and as far as I can tell it has turnbuckles, just without the square wrench area. It has all the race essential parts - there's no reason this kit wouldn't go the same speed as the 008/009. Plus, the Xrays are well known for their durability.

Seems like a pretty good value to me!
JHIH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2008, 06:40 PM   #28
Tech Master
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 1,625
Trader Rating: 36 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JHIH View Post
as far as I can tell it has turnbuckles, just without the square wrench area.

That's called a screw, not a turnbuckle. Turnbuckles have threads that go the opposite way at each end.

It does look like a good car though.
EVILGRAFX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2008, 06:42 PM   #29
Tech Master
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 1,625
Trader Rating: 36 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RC Huligan View Post
If you're OK with buying used RC cars, when is there ever a case when you would choose a new car over a used one because of price? Used cars nearly always trump when price is your primary decision factor.
Except when you have to spend just as much or more to get the car back up to par.
EVILGRAFX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2008, 08:19 PM   #30
Tech Initiate
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 49
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by EVILGRAFX View Post
That's called a screw, not a turnbuckle. Turnbuckles have threads that go the opposite way at each end.

It does look like a good car though.
I should have been more specific. Looking closely at them, it appears that they have smooth spots off center. The only reason to do that, I assume, is to have opposite threads on one side.
Attached Thumbnails
XRAY T2R Pro-show.php.jpg  
JHIH is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Electric Touring / On-Road RC Screaming Wind Manila Racers 32167 05-02-2017 11:20 PM
R/C Stuff Selling Kenneth Tan Singapore R/C Racers 45728 09-09-2009 08:19 AM
Mana nak beli Xrayt2'009 tq9911 Malaysian R/C Racers 131 04-14-2009 11:10 PM
Nexus 3-28 RFALLON Georgia Racing 18 04-11-2009 01:52 PM
NIB Xray T2R, Nitro M18T, Elect. M18T, M18 Pro chensleyrc1 R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 26 12-08-2008 05:12 PM



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 08:03 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net