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Old 05-20-2004, 07:05 PM   #16
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Talking about overkill, the Pro 4 is $300+
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Old 05-20-2004, 07:23 PM   #17
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pro 4 is 265
Xray factory is more
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Old 05-20-2004, 07:24 PM   #18
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That's why I say go for the TC3, you can get a used one all hopped-up for less than $150
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Old 05-20-2004, 07:35 PM   #19
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Barracuda is a great car. I love mine. They are the fastest shaft driven car out there IMO. VERY free drive train with the stock bearing. If you pick up a R2, get the Xenon or Pal systems. IMO go a head and get the R3. Steve at Speedtech has GREAT parts availablity for their cars. Cudas are built like tanks. I haven't broke a single part and I rarely hear of anyone breaking either. Steve has the R3 on sale for $299 and you can pick a R2 up cheap on here. I'm saving up for a R3 for carpet soon. They don't have the problem of the Evo 3 and the Pro 4 of stripping diff gears and the chassis doesn't tweek like the Pro 4. And it's kool to have an exotic car that not many have. Setup is not a problem. There are quite a few on the Alex Racing USA website and you can find many on the Cuda thread. The only car I would pick over a Xray is the cuda. Although when Xray makes a shaft driven car, the cuda will have to go to back up.
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Old 05-20-2004, 07:39 PM   #20
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Rc Mushroom in Hong Kong has the R2 for $250 plus shipping but thats assuming they still have some left.
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Old 05-20-2004, 08:03 PM   #21
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pro 4 is 265
Xray factory is more
whoa, whered you find one for that much.
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Old 05-20-2004, 08:05 PM   #22
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Old 05-20-2004, 08:38 PM   #23
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I really like the thought of a different car, but getting hops and parts suck. I'm in the same boat with my V1RR. I'd hate getting a TC3 or a XXXS, since they use SAE and I would have to restock my tool and pit box with tools and screws/nuts/etc.,/etc.,... and I just don't have a desire for either car. Tamiya parts support in the local area suck and I've only heard of one guy running a Barracuda [and can't say I've ever seen a part hangin on a wall].

No sense in getting a base kit, since I'll wind up spending too much to bring it to the latest and greatest anyway; did that too with the RR.

The LHS/track I'll be frequenting carries the Xray, parts and it seems to be the car to race/beat for the track and competition level. Stock and Mod classes seem to be pretty even in participation. I also happen to have a sweet spot for Hudy and its relationship to the Xray.

The Xray is different enough, a proven performer with good LHS and racer support [and if it turns out to be the wrong car for me, it's re-sale value will take the sting out of the coin spent].

Truthfully, if budget wasn't a factor, I would have a few kits. All of the above included and probalbly some others that would be a bad buy too.

Thanks for the suggestions and views; they are as different as there are racers.

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That's why I say go for the TC3, you can get a used one all hopped-up for less than $150

Cool simple calcutaion there bro!!..
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Old 05-20-2004, 09:29 PM   #25
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Cool simple calcutaion there bro!!..

Sorry for the wrong spelling it should be calculation.. my apology.
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If you decide to go with a TC3, make sure and get a good front bumper and some nerf wings, the BRP ones seem to stick out the furthest and do the best job. I also run the BRP rear bumper and that works good too.
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Man, o man.........

Racer selling a Barracuda R2 for $175 shipped. Photos offered show kit in good to very good condition.

Hmmm,.....better not.

I'll stick on acquiring an Xray.

And it you think I'm bored and just hovering over the laptop looking for interesting topics & bargains simply because I can't sleep...you're right!
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Tom G.
What ever you pick make sure your LHS has a lot of spare parts. IMO start with the TC3, most shops have parts, lots of set up help on the internet and at the track. Runs good right out of the box...build it, no RTR.
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You guys saying TC3, if you read his first post he wants a kit that has metric hardware. That means the TC3 and XXXS are out of the question.
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Old 05-21-2004, 09:21 AM   #30
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Nismo, we can't be too upset at 'em.

I'm finding everyone's suggestions impressive and don't mind someone trying to change my thoughts.

Not saying it will work LOL. But I do admit there have been some just blindly answering or trying to convert without really seeing what [info] I'm looking for.

Thanks for the support!
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