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Old 09-29-2009, 03:59 AM   #31
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In fact it smashes every other TC out there as long as you don't use the ECS drive shafts.
Can i ask what you mean by this? Ecs drives are bad or good in your opinion?
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Old 09-29-2009, 04:29 AM   #32
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Can i ask what you mean by this? Ecs drives are bad or good in your opinion?
They are good... But also a big problem. They lack durability which is a first for xray. I have seen quite a few top drivers destroy them without being involved in a collision. They just ain't up to the task.

If you run them carry spares and rebuild/replace often. Of course someone who runs 540 will tell you how bullet proof they are.
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Old 09-29-2009, 05:30 AM   #33
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Old 09-29-2009, 05:37 AM   #34
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PHOTON! price of a TC5, quality of an xray (well almost), faster than both
Hope your not speaking for yourself after last weeks performance
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Old 09-29-2009, 08:02 AM   #35
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Having owned all three cars here's my $.02...

TC5 - Great price...the least expensive of the three! Parts are available from everywhere. Parts finish not as good as Xray or Photon. Car can be fast and is durable. Lot of setups available. It is in it's third year on the market...but still as competitive as any other top TC (See IIC results).

Xray - You get what you pay for. Car is fast, parts are durable and fairly easy to get...BUT expensive! I loved this car and would have kept it but I just couldn't justify the price for parts with other options out there. ($23 for a thrust bearing? Really???) Should be an update to the car this fall/winter.

Photon - Price of a TC5 quality of an Xray. Car is as durable, if not more so than the two cars above (except the spool). Newest on the market so not as much data floating around on setups. Great design features! Parts availability is spotty. I think TOP is still trying to keep up with the demand...high demand! I expect once the demand levels off, parts and hop ups will be easier to come by. I expect the car to be on the market for a fews years.

I currently have the Photon. I think with some work it will be a very fast car. It has done very well in national events in capable hands. Also I have been happy with the teams support on this board. My track stocks TOP parts and we have 2 team drivers locally. If you have the parts and support for any of the cars mentioned you'll be in good hands.
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Old 09-29-2009, 08:09 AM   #36
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I won't pay over $400 for a TC anymore...
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Old 09-29-2009, 08:19 AM   #37
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Well if you are looking for a good price and durability, you can look at the Robitronic AVID:

http://www.speedtechrc.com/store/ebp...id=120&id=7634

I have one myself and absolutely love the car. Parts are also easy to get as well.

But word of caution: the car is built for asphalt surfaces. If you plan on racing carpet, foams work excellent on the car.

Plus there is another AVID in the works:

New AVID 2:















Here is the information about the car:

Sven Zünd, one of the designer of the car presents us the all new Robitronic AVID 2. He design the car with Thomas Nagel, all done in Switzerland. The project starts in january and take about a month of work. 360 hours were needed to complete it and the prototype was done just in time for the Nuremberg Toy Fair.
The car is due to be release in october if all goes well.

New on the car:
- New chassis plate and top deck which is longer and narrower. It is also 3mm lower than the old design
- new plastics less fragile
- new fixation for front and rear hub with a small screw
- new bulkheads
- new shock towers
- new direction with a carbon ackermann plate

Production kit will be release will alloy screws, a spool, all blocs to adjust toe.
Options will be sway bars from different diameters, new shock springs, a multidiff and white low friction belts very consitants.
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Old 09-29-2009, 08:19 AM   #38
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No mention of the Losi? The Type R is a capable car and very good parts support. The car has excellent tuning options. This another car that if there was a team, we would hear more about it more often. Another great car is the Corally Phi. Two more cars to consider.
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Old 09-29-2009, 09:21 AM   #39
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Well if you are looking for a good price and durability, you can look at the Robitronic AVID:
Harry.. .know what the Avid really needs though? Larger block letters spelling out which side the steering blocks belong to.... seriously, I don't know how you don't get them mixed up!



















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They should try RIGHT HAND SIDE LOL
Idiot Proof Car ,looks Quality
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Old 09-29-2009, 10:03 AM   #41
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For performance I would lean towards the TC5 on decent tracks.
REALLY? I think that is the first time I have heard anyone say the TC5 out performs newer cars outside of the TC5 thread.

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I won't pay over $400 for a TC anymore.
+2 - I'm hoping classes like World GT take off (rendering these expensive cars obsolete). While I was running TC, I preferred X-Rays (especially the FK04), but $500 for a new kit w/o upgrades or spares is too much money to justify. Maybe if the manufacturers updated every 2 years instead of yearly, you could justify a $500 kit; but until that happens, I'll stick with pan cars.
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Old 09-29-2009, 03:29 PM   #43
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Questions?? hey thread starter

Drive2survive, made a decision yet???
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I won't pay over $400 for a TC anymore.
It ought to be a rule.
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Old 09-29-2009, 04:45 PM   #45
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