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Old 05-27-2004, 12:20 PM   #31
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No aftermarket parts ? What about toe in suspension blocks, carbon fibre driveshaft, steel dogbones, optional springs, etc... ?
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What about the TC3 diff springs you have to get to keep the diffs from slipping/getting loose every run, too?
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Old 05-27-2004, 02:36 PM   #34
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gear Plate to keep the gears from breaking New chassis to fix Tweak.
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Old 05-27-2004, 04:33 PM   #35
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Thanks for all the comments guys
Looks like the Xray is winning
The Alex Barracuda is not really run here that I have seen, nor do shops carry them, and the TC3 is getting old, as good as it is...

If I get an Xray what would you consider essential hopups to get and install during the build?
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Thanks for all the comments guys
Looks like the Xray is winning
The Alex Barracuda is not really run here that I have seen, nor do shops carry them, and the TC3 is getting old, as good as it is...

If I get an Xray what would you consider essential hopups to get and install during the build?
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Old 05-27-2004, 04:37 PM   #37
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doesnt the factory team kit have the short arms already?
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doesnt the factory team kit have the short arms already?
Oh if you gettin factory kit then Just Alum Stuff if want.
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Old 05-27-2004, 06:54 PM   #39
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azenis, you don't really need the alum. stuff, car is great w/o it and many don't even use the alum parts.
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Old 05-27-2004, 07:06 PM   #40
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i have both, the HPI pro 4 and the Xray FK...both car are really good and work well on the track....but if i have to keep one.....it will be my Xray for sure....

you don t need any aluminium parts for this car...keep your money and buy some C-hub in spare!! i run the plastic shock because i feel the plastic one is smoother than the aluminium.

my car is box stock except i change the 1-way for a diff becasue i run on carpet with foam!

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Old 05-27-2004, 07:13 PM   #41
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I think i would get a front diff too...
So the aluminium shocks arent necessary? I wonder about the shocks of an AU$600 car with plastic ones... i also hear they are hard to build?
Also, from the pics I have seen there only seems to be one mounting hole for the rear upper camber link/suspension arm, do you need a different part to get more positions?
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the plastic shock are fine and they are not really hard to build if you follow the manual!

if you want more position for the rear camber link you can buy the "roll center bridge"...but i think you can start with what you have in the box and see after that!!
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I had an Evo 2 and got a heck of an offer to sell it last week and now I have a FT. I just drove it for the first time today (built it last night!) and WOW. Even with the 1 way on the carpet track its insanely fast. It just flat out leaps into the turns, but its still easily controlable. Had a couple of good hits, and moved a 2x6" track wall while the car didn't even blink. Fast, tough, and easy to drive. My vote is 100% for X-Ray!


Oh, and it was flat out the easiest kit I've ever built. Took me less time to build the FT kit than it did to build my Associated T4, even though the X-Ray has about twice the parts! It's all about quality!
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Hi azenis, I just want to say hello. Believe it or not, I have been to Hobart for a conference a few years back. What a beautiful place you got there!

As for the car, I will second what most people already posted and vote for the XRay. Not that Pro4 is a bad car but the belt car is easier to drive and easier to go faster. You also never have to worry about stripped gears in big crashes. XRays are also extremely light if you do not use the pivit ball setup (which is only an option for the FOC kit).
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Hi jeffreylin
It is a great spot here, not warm but fantastic lifestyle
Where are you from?
I think this thread has pretty much sold me on the Xray
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