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Old 11-12-2009, 11:49 PM   #511
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the cause of black ano is some parts are black now in T3, so the latest T2'009 were produced with these parts

when I say poor quality of the parts I'm not referring to color, but just the workmanship of parts

in my kit I found threadless alu 5mm ball ends (for anti-roll bars, #303431-K), smears on carbon parts and other small imperfections, especially in screws

XRAY can't afford these things
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I will agree that the quality of x ray kits have dropped.I cant comment on the t3 because i don't have one but as for the t2 09 i got about 4 kits when they where first released and the quality was ''great''and then sold them off then tried a Tamiya 416we and was always putting money into it to keep it tight then sold it and went back to x ray two month ago and two other racers got them as well and we all had part quality problem with sway bars bent,sway bar ball end not threaded,thrust bearings not smooth and same with the diff balls,screws and anodizing work.

please x ray don't let the quality drop i would be more then happy to pay more for a kit then a kit that has been substituted with junk to make it cheap....
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Old 11-13-2009, 12:17 AM   #512
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If Xray has not moved production overseas or somewhere were they can't control quality, then they outsourced some of it to contractors who don't care about quality because their name doesn't appear anywhere on the final product. Either way, it is a pity. Perhaps Xray was just trying to stay afloat and cut some costs, but it looks like it may not work. I'll keep watching this space anyway.
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Old 11-13-2009, 01:03 AM   #513
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when I see companies claim to use carbide diff and trust balls in theirs kits and then they do a bait and switch s after a few runs. AE was great for this and I won't buy one anymore. If Xray has carbide diff balls they are not quality ones. They are shiny and that makes be believe there not or there cheaper ones. Carbide always looks like a dull gray to me? I love the design that goes into their parts, but I can't stand it that Xray only puts out the T2R series when their next model is out.
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Old 11-13-2009, 01:15 AM   #514
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I have not found yet carbide diff balls in RC. They may have some tungsten carbide somewhere, but they're not entirely tungsten carbide. A quick test will tell you straight away. Get a magnet and you'll see. I have tested even diff balls sold by Tamiya as hop up parts in their original package, and they stick to the magnet. This is just not right. My guess is that the balls are actually covered in steel and they have a tungsten carbide core if at all. Tungsten carbide is indeed a dull grey.
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Old 11-13-2009, 01:46 AM   #515
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when I see companies claim to use carbide diff and trust balls in theirs kits and then they do a bait and switch s after a few runs. AE was great for this and I won't buy one anymore. If Xray has carbide diff balls they are not quality ones. They are shiny and that makes be believe there not or there cheaper ones. Carbide always looks like a dull gray to me? I love the design that goes into their parts, but I can't stand it that Xray only puts out the T2R series when their next model is out.
They don;t give carbide balls, why do you think they are?

They stopped T2R becuase they will produce the T3R in a while!! T2 is older platform.

A suggestion to everyone that has complaints over their T3 (or anything). Every kit has a unique number. Send an email to xray with that number and description of the problem to help them find the reason problem occurred and find solution for it
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Old 11-13-2009, 02:15 AM   #516
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iv had my T3 about 3 weeks now and what can i say build quailty as per usual. very high quailty. improvements from the 009 to the t3 are great these really show at the weight of 1350g.
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Old 11-14-2009, 08:39 AM   #517
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I don't know what all of this tungsten carbide talk is about. I own a few tungsten carbide Movado watches, wedding band, as well as bracelets and none of these units are dull. Just like any metal, tungsten carbide can be polished to a mirror finish.
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Old 11-14-2009, 05:34 PM   #518
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Guys
There is no other car out there Match the quality of Xray Cars even If the new T3 kits are not as good as before
I must Say Well done to Mr Moore and Rheinard They won the World Title With Those Cars!
You need to use almost all type of shims on 416 for Proper build!
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I must say that the build quality of my t3 excellent, but has anyone noticed the amount of wheel chatter you get with the t3 compared to the 009. Even at 60 per cent of steering travel it chatters like mad
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I must say that the build quality of my t3 excellent, but has anyone noticed the amount of wheel chatter you get with the t3 compared to the 009. Even at 60 per cent of steering travel it chatters like mad
Hi Savo,

The T3 was designed with quite a bit more steering throw than the T2 model to help utilize the ECS Drive shafts and a spool. With the stock drive shafts you will get chatter just like the T2 but because of the extra steering throw it seems like you get it earlier. If you install the ECS you'll be amazed out how much more steering throw you have with zero chatter.

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$500 kit don't you think they should provide carbide balls? Carbide are very much needed in mod racing. Is a T3 not a mod TC? Oh, I guess it's not a mod car then, funny me, what was I thinking. I've seem them in kits before and I'll check some of my old manuals. I'm sure Xray claimed they did at one time, I would be interested if they do or not.

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They don;t give carbide balls, why do you think they are?

They stopped T2R becuase they will produce the T3R in a while!! T2 is older platform.

A suggestion to everyone that has complaints over their T3 (or anything). Every kit has a unique number. Send an email to xray with that number and description of the problem to help them find the reason problem occurred and find solution for it
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I am planning on running 13.5 sedan. I want to run a FDR of 6.5...what 64p spur and pinion should I run or will fit ? ( I know on the older cars only certain spurs will mesh up...)

What would you guys recommend ?
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$500 kit don't you think they should provide carbide balls? Carbide are very much needed in mod racing. Is a T3 not a mod TC? Oh, I guess it's not a mod car then, funny me, what was I thinking. I've seem them in kits before and I'll check some of my old manuals. I'm sure Xray claimed they did at one time, I would be interested if they do or not.
You're the worst XRay troll ever. At least come up with something anybody gives a sh*t about if you're going to talk smack.
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Old 11-15-2009, 04:45 AM   #525
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You're the worst XRay troll ever. At least come up with something anybody gives a sh*t about if you're going to talk smack.
you must be the fan boy. lol No, in my opinion, they are getting out of control with their prices and some of the arrogance behind their name. They consider it a luxury kit, yet they can't provide high grade carbide diff/trust balls. I hate to spend another $100 bucks to buy what I feel should be included in a "Luxury" kit. Now their T2rpro had some value. I just tell it how I see it, flame away. lol
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