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Old 05-01-2004, 02:34 PM   #1
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yoke or tc3

which is better (durability, fit and finish, drivetrain) without further modifications: a yoke mr4tc sd ssg, or a bmi tc3?
also, am i overlooking any other potential substitutions?

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Old 05-01-2004, 02:46 PM   #2
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You are overlooking the HPI Pro4 and Tamiya Trf-415. I think you should go with the 415 becuase it is all of the things that you described, light, durable, and everything fits nicely.
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Old 05-01-2004, 03:13 PM   #3
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if you race, or want to race at a local track, what are the cars they have the most support for?

it sucks breaking a bart, and going to the counter and they tell you they have to order the part, and it can take 5-7 business days to get in..
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Old 05-01-2004, 03:20 PM   #4
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I would go with the Yok. simply because I have driven both and I thought the Yokomo ran much better and ran faster run times than my TC3. As far as durabilty goes its great. I have only managed to break two front arms when I was running modified and pretty much was forced into the edge of a 2by4. The TRF415 is a good looking car but it would probly be more difficult to get parts for plus it will be out or date by next year. Its also very expensive.
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I race a BMI TC3. But I would consider a BMI HPI Pro4 or a BMI Xray to also be good choices.
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Old 05-01-2004, 04:22 PM   #6
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If you would go for the SD, I wouldn't suggest you to buy the SSG, the molded parts are made of plastic which is a little bit fragile, the CGM is only made with graphite parts, and the geometry (shock towers and steering) had been improved.

Didn't have any durability issues since I use those graphite parts (never broke any)

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Go with Either TC3, Xray, Pro 4. I have run all of them. I prefered the Xray/Pro4 as of now, but the Tc3 is a great car, and will always be.
I haven't looked at the yokomo SD, but people i know at my local track, say the arms always break. And as for the TC3 breaking, it does too.
But, i think the xray is probably the most durable car i have ever had, it barely breaks, if anything the C-hub or Steering Block will break. And for the Pro 4, i haven't broke anything in the past 3 weeks besides the spur gear
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the Warpspeed TC3 would be a great alternative
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Old 05-01-2004, 07:00 PM   #9
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Yoke CGM or TC3?

I'd go for a tc3. at least in my area, support is outstanding, and from experience, it's an excellent car. just my $0.02.
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Can someone let me know when some of these cars were released. I am looking for my first TC coming from offroad and don't want to get something outdated or near the end of its life.
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TC3 is the oldest and will probly soon be outdated and the rest have been out for a year or less. The 415 is the newest but will be outdated by next year.
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thanx for the replies, it looks like i'll go with either the x-ray or the pro 4. does anyone have the link to the x-ray homepage?

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thanx for the replies, it looks like i'll go with either the x-ray or the pro 4. does anyone have the link to the x-ray homepage?

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The Pro 4 is a great car, but getting parts is a BIATCH right now. Just don't break an arm, becuse you probably aren't going to find one or even be able to order it locally. It'll no doubt get better with time, but it ain't too good right now, though. Parts are kindof expensive, too...$9-10 bucks for a pair (1 each, F&R) of arms or a pair (1 each L&R) of c-hubs

Just don't ever break anything and you'll love it...LOL...it's pretty tough, though, and the kit setting works really well, IMO.
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if i were you i'd go for the xray t1r it's so smooth and very quiet
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Old 05-02-2004, 03:27 AM   #15
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ok, so it seems that the xray is the way to go.
what is the difference with the bmi xray mentioned earlier on by hondaguy?

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