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Old 06-28-2009, 04:59 PM   #1
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OK guys heres my delima...

I am very new to the whole on road touring care scene... Ive never really drove on road touring car before...

I want an Xray rubber car. Me being a beginer is it worth trying to wait for a used T2'008 or T2'009 EU or should I just buy a NEW T2R Pro and be done with it? Will a beginer ever notice the differences? Can I make this car into T2'009 if I want to once I get more experienced?

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Old 06-28-2009, 05:05 PM   #2
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+1 for t2r pro
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Old 06-28-2009, 05:07 PM   #3
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I think the best way to start out is with a used 008EU 6cell. For a new guy (and maybe even a pro) it's every bit as good as the 009EU, but should be cheaper, allowing you to spend more on other equipment and Xray spares.
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T2R Pro should be better for you - chassis is not made out of graphite so it flexes more and is more forgiving to driving mistakes. I've seen that car in action and looks great.
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Old 06-28-2009, 05:09 PM   #5
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Heres another problem... Its hard to find an 008EU car.. For a decent price, the T2R pro is $275 NEW...

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I just started racing onroad a couple months ago. I started off with the Hot Bodies Cyclone S, which was a great starter car, but it was quite weak and lacked tuning options. I traded my AE B44 for a mint condition T'007. I've been running the 007 for a few weeks now and it is awesome. We don't have a super high level of competition here, so I know the 007 is enough for my needs for as long as it lasts. I'm not to sure how much better the 008/009s are compared to the T2/T2007, but as far as I can tell as new onroad racer (have raced offroad for a long time) the whole T2 line hasn't changed too much through it's life time. If your a new racer anyway then I really doubt you'll need the tiny advantages that the 008 or 009 would offer. The top end Xray cars have tons of extra fancy stuff that makes them quite a bit nicer than the T2R. Plus if you get a used car you will usually get a boat load of spares and tuning parts included with the car. I think the other problem with getting a T2R is the cost of upgrading it, since Xray parts are so expensive.
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If you can find a T2008 in good shape for a decent price i would buy it because it comes with better parts such as carbon fiber chassis,shock towers, and top decks. Also it has spring steel drive shafts and axles, turnbuckles, etc, etc. If you can't find one priced good then get the T2R Pro and buy a hard front bumper to save a lot of steering blocks, caster blocks, etc. and buy a set of turnbuckles and you should be good to go.
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So I found an Xray T2'008 EU car for $300 this am and baught it out of the for sale section... I hope its in as good a shape as the pics show... Looks like its in close to perfect condition....

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You sould try looking into the T2007. I bet you could find a good used one, or even one still new in the box, for cheap. And so what, if it's last years, last year model. It's just as good as any other car out there. Given that your skills will improve.
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Well Ive been told by many people to try to find the 008 over the 007... since the 008 has much better improvements over the 007...

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Yeah, I would avoid the 007 unless it was like $150. The 7 to the 8 was actually a bigger change than T2 to 7, or 8 to 9.
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get the 009, its the newest and you will move forward skill wise in the future. my friend has one and they are really nice. You have the top of the line car which with the t2r you dont get the latest stuff and the best driving stuff.
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Adamage, you and I have spoke in the past via PM's about the Xrays... I took yours and many others advice...

Also do the sensor wires for a sensord motor/esc come with the esc or the motor?

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Adamage, you and I have spoke in the past via PM's about the Xrays... I took yours and many others advice...

Also do the sensor wires for a sensord motor/esc come with the esc or the motor?

Alex
The sensor wire come with the motor. On the older Novaks, they were hard wired onto the motor. My Xcelorin and I think all the others nowadays has the wire with a plug at each end so they can be swapped out. I recently had the wire go bad on me and had to replace it.
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