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Old 08-24-2009, 09:52 PM   #1
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hey guys , been out racing 1/10 scale onroad a few times and have narrowed it down to X-ray, what would be a decent middle of the road car to get??
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used xray T2'008 or a T2R Pro... both are right around $300

http://cgi.ebay.com/Xray-T2008-6-cel...d=p3286.c0.m14 (really good deal)

http://cgi.ebay.com/XRAY-T2008-T2008...d=p3286.c0.m14 (The ECS drive shafts are $100 alone)

those are both T2'008's

this is a car youll have tobuild your self..... http://www.nexusracing.com/product_i...oducts_id=2443

also a great car.

If I was going to spend $270 I would buy the T2'008 on ebay, its a little better made car its all carbon instead of graphite, it has the hudy spring steel axles instead of the aluminum ones that youll bend as soon as you hit somthing, it has the aluminum hubs instead of plastic ones and few other better made parts.....

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used xray T2'008 or a T2R Pro... both are right around $300

http://cgi.ebay.com/Xray-T2008-6-cel...d=p3286.c0.m14 (really good deal)

http://cgi.ebay.com/XRAY-T2008-T2008...d=p3286.c0.m14 (The ECS drive shafts are $100 alone)

those are both T2'008's

this is a car youll have tobuild your self..... http://www.nexusracing.com/product_i...oducts_id=2443

also a great car.

If I was going to spend $270 I would buy the T2'008 on ebay, its a little better made car its all carbon instead of graphite, it has the hudy spring steel axles instead of the aluminum ones that youll bend as soon as you hit somthing, it has the aluminum hubs instead of plastic ones and few other better made parts.....

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Just one small correction the T2R is not graphite at all. It is fiberglass, it is the same material that printed circuit boards are made of (also known as Garolite). I just built a T2R for fun and it was NICE. I did however turn around and sell it. I'm a Losi guy at heart, so its a JRXS Type R for me, built that one too.
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ahh crap thank you for correcting me... it is infact fiberglass

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hey guys , been out racing 1/10 scale onroad a few times and have narrowed it down to X-ray, what would be a decent middle of the road car to get??
When you say "middle of the road" do you have a budget in mind or something? I have seen a decent amount of used 009's for around $300. As far as 008s and older, the ones linked look good. I think the only difference is the color and lipo support? If you don't have a budget, just get an 009, call it a day and enjoy putting your new car together.

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Used 008s are a smart buy right now.
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When you say "middle of the road" do you have a budget in mind or something? I have seen a decent amount of used 009's for around $300. As far as 008s and older, the ones linked look good. I think the only difference is the color and lipo support? If you don't have a budget, just get an 009, call it a day and enjoy putting your new car together.

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Used 008s are a smart buy right now.
Agreed, in a few months the 009's will be good buys since the 010's will be out...

yes the only difference between 008 and 009 is the color of aluminum... any of these 3 cars will fit a lipo just fine...

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yes the only difference between 008 and 009 is the color of aluminum...
Not true. If you don't KNOW the answers, stop GIVING the answers.
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Actually, the T2R pro is made of GRP, not fiberglass. In fiberglass they use epoxy resin to bond the fibers, in GRB they use plastic (usually nylon or ABS).
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I have a T1 thats super competitive still. You can pick them up for around 75-100 dollars.
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Not true. If you don't KNOW the answers, stop GIVING the answers.
what else is different? you get the lipo pads that ever 008 I've seen have already and few extra holes drilled in the cassis? you dont get the hudy spring steel with the 009 in the rear theyre swiss aluminum...

where is your answer jackass?

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