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Old 09-02-2009, 02:50 PM   #1
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Default Xray T2 007 or Corally PHI

I know these questions get asked alot

but I am wondering which car would I be better off choosing
I can get parts for both

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Is the 007 us or eu? and what version phi is it? And what class are you going to run it in? Carpet or asphalt?
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the 007 is EU, the PHI is the 08 I will be running on asphalt

not sure what class yet
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Really you can't go wrong with either one, but the 007 will be more durable, but the Phi is real good car. I would go with the 007, as it is a rubber tire purpose built car, the Phi on the other hand is a well rounded car but it seems to excel more on carpet.
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loving my phi, though people say "the arms break too easy"

i've hit the wall a few times, and a few times i've cringed thinking i would have to place an order for new parts, but it drove away just fine.
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For what its worth I bought a Phi recently and broke $168 in parts on two (not all that hard) hits in one day. Hit the backside of 45 degree turns with the wheels turned in. That was just two caster blocks (both bent), two steering knuckles (both broke) and one CVD bone (bent). On top of that some of the parts are on backorder and I cant get them
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For what its worth I bought a Phi recently and broke $168 in parts on two (not all that hard) hits in one day. Hit the backside of 45 degree turns with the wheels turned in. That was just two caster blocks (both bent), two steering knuckles (both broke) and one CVD bone (bent). On top of that some of the parts are on backorder and I cant get them
How the heck did you break both sides? I did that to one side at the nats last year, the other corally guys told me to try and find rdx alum knuckles as they had a bit more meat on them. I've owned a 007, type-r, and phi and I wouldn't call any of them bulletproof. The losi is easily the cheapest to run, but the phi was my favorite.
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Carbon parts break on any car. The only way to protect them (short of not hitting anything) is to have as much play and slop as you can handle.

I have broken bits in all my cars and the only one that still has to break something is the TA05 which has carbon arms but also o much play, it doesn't suffer in a crash.

For the front end however, there are suspension arm savers made by Kawada for some cars (not all).

Back to the question, I would favour the Corally.
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How the heck did you break both sides? I did that to one side at the nats last year, the other corally guys told me to try and find rdx alum knuckles as they had a bit more meat on them. I've owned a 007, type-r, and phi and I wouldn't call any of them bulletproof. The losi is easily the cheapest to run, but the phi was my favorite.
Two different hits on two different runs.
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For what its worth I bought a Phi recently and broke $168 in parts on two (not all that hard) hits in one day. Hit the backside of 45 degree turns with the wheels turned in. That was just two caster blocks (both bent), two steering knuckles (both broke) and one CVD bone (bent). On top of that some of the parts are on backorder and I cant get them
WOW! I have been runngi Corally's nw for about 5 years and I don't think I have broken/bent that many parts all together. LOL

Must have been one heck of a hit.
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xray's cvd bone bends too. it was due to a loose screw at the c-hub.

i really believe it's surveying what the guys are using week in week out and during competition. from there, you would see whether which is the preferred brand at your location. there may be a reason for it. better service at the lhs? better spare part support? etc ...

just my thought.
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well I know the xray cars are the most popular near my area, and the local hobby shops have alot more support for them also

now another question

what are the main differences between the xray 007 and the xray 008

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WOW! I have been runngi Corally's nw for about 5 years and I don't think I have broken/bent that many parts all together. LOL

Must have been one heck of a hit.
Not really all that hard. Two hits. The problem is if you hit the wall with the wheel turned outward it will grab and pull everything. Unfortunately did that twice. It happens. The point though was that it cost so freaking much to fix!
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