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Old 03-13-2009, 09:00 AM   #1
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I was wondering were crc is made? I sent them a e-mail but they did not respond. Are they made in the US? Also is it true that associated is now made in china?
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I was wondering were crc is made? I sent them a e-mail but they did not respond. Are they made in the US? Also is it true that associated is now made in china?
Yes, CRC is based in NY, and they are made in the U.S. As far as Associated, a large majority of their products are now made in China after the Thunder Tiger buyout. You can really tell the quality of the product made in China seems to be lower than when they were produced in the U.S.
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Thanks. I know i can tell lower quality of almost anything that is made in china. I am trying to avoid that.
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If your trying to avoid 1/12th scales either made in china or that have parts that come from china your going to have a hard time. Only a few US based companies would fall in that category like Speedmerchant and BMI. As far as European manufacturers I believe the Corally, Serpent, Xray and Hot Bodies cars do not use any China manufactured parts in their kits, but I dont know that for fact, just assuming.
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If your trying to avoid 1/12th scales either made in china or that have parts that come from china your going to have a hard time. Only a few US based companies would fall in that category like Speedmerchant and BMI. As far as European manufacturers I believe the Corally, Serpent, Xray and Hot Bodies cars do not use any China manufactured parts in their kits, but I dont know that for fact, just assuming.
I know Xray denotes the country of origin for all parts they sell directly on the package.
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Serpent is largely made in China now. Their quality seems to be much better than most Chinese products though.
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Thanks. I know i can tell lower quality of almost anything that is made in china. I am trying to avoid that.
A 12R5 is bagged and boxed in China but all carbon fiber parts are made in the U.S. I would not let the country of origin deter you from considering a great car like the 12R5.
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I had a 12r5 and some of the parts are metric now. Not really an indicator but it was funny with a car that has a mix of SAE and metric. But I guess corally and european cars are the same.
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we walk on souls that are made in china already. bout as silly as saying i refuse to buy anything nike b/c of their sweatshop tactics...

...oh wait i do hate nike. eh to each his own.

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Thanks. I know i can tell lower quality of almost anything that is made in china.
Seriously?

Where something is made has NOTHING to do with it's final quality. The quality of the item is indirectly proportionate to the company that spec'd the product. And how much they were told to make it for. At that point you can't blame the machinist, you blame the manufacturer.

What you should be curious about is what RC company has the highest standards and isn't going to get a part made just because it's cheap.

Some of the WORST machine work I've seen "recently" (last 4 weeks) was done here in the USA. I've seen good and "marginal" work come from every country.

It's up to the company who's vehicles you like, to do a good job of spec'ing the parts and getting them manufactured in a quality fashion. Where it's made is of little concern (relative to quaility).

Where was your TV made? Phone? watch? etc...etc...etc...
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Seriously?

Where something is made has NOTHING to do with it's final quality. The quality of the item is indirectly proportionate to the company that spec'd the product. And how much they were told to make it for. At that point you can't blame the machinist, you blame the manufacturer.

What you should be curious about is what RC company has the highest standards and isn't going to get a part made just because it's cheap.

Some of the WORST machine work I've seen "recently" (last 4 weeks) was done here in the USA. I've seen good and "marginal" work come from every country.

It's up to the company who's vehicles you like, to do a good job of spec'ing the parts and getting them manufactured in a quality fashion. Where it's made is of little concern (relative to quaility).

Where was your TV made? Phone? watch? etc...etc...etc...
+1 - Absolutely, it's all about quality control and holding people to what they are contracted to deliver. It doesn't matter where it's from.
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I was simply stating my opinion on AE quality, which in my opinion has gone down a bit since being purchased by TT. I have owned many AE cars in the past, and when I purchased my TC5 it seemed to me the overall quality/fit/finish of products was less than they have been in the past. That is just my opinion though. I agree that regardless of where something is made, quality is ultimately up to the mfr and the specs/tolerances they hold. That's my $.02.
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Well said Stormer.

Country of origin has nothing to do with quality, that is up to the manufacturers specs, which vary greatly from company to company.
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Well said Stormer.

Country of origin has nothing to do with quality, that is up to the manufacturers specs, which vary greatly from company to company.
BUT - it does matter where your money goes with the current state of the economy, China or USA...

If you have a choice, and are still happy with the part, I would prefer purchasing products manufactured in your home country, and by people that permanently live in that country.
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BUT - it does matter where your money goes with the current state of the economy, China or USA...

If you have a choice, and are still happy with the part, I would prefer purchasing products manufactured in your home country, and by people that permanently live in that country.
Ditto. I try and buy as much as possible that is USA made, even if it costs more.
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