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Old 07-05-2004, 06:52 PM
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I'd recomend asking other drivers if you could try their car. Maybe just a couple laps, or so. Then you get a good feel of each car & it's attributes. But any race-quality car will be fine.
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How long is a piece of string?

There is no "one" universal truth.

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Old 07-05-2004, 07:15 PM
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What's heavier... A pound of feathers, or a pound of titanium?
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Old 07-05-2004, 07:21 PM
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Originally posted by Pedro 51
How long is a piece of string?

There is no "one" universal truth.

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measure the string........
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Originally posted by Nrctc3
What's heavier... A pound of feathers, or a pound of titanium?
Good one
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Old 07-05-2004, 07:25 PM
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Which string?

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Old 07-05-2004, 07:27 PM
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Just seen a video....why do some guys run their TC's with no body???? It seems like a dumb ass idea. what if it flips or crashes? The best reason I could come up with is to keep it cool???
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If you follow the logic of "more people drive it, so it must be better" and couple that with "it wins more, so it must be better," you're not really proving anything. Mathematically, the number of wins is influenced by the numbers of people running the car... if 500 people run car A, and 10 people run car B, odds are that car A is going to win more than car B. Yeah, the TC3 wins alot(!) but it doesn't necessarily mean it's the best car. I've said it before, Barry Baker/Tosolini/Cyrul could probably whip my tail with a Radio Shack special. In the right hands, lots of cars are dangerous.

Don't take my opinion to mean that the TC3's not a good car... that's not what I'm saying. It's a good car, has good parts support, and has a huge number of people who are able to help you with setup (something that's very important.)

I like belt drive cars. Personally, I can't make a TC3 work for me or my driving style. Doesn't mean it's a bad car, it just means that I don't like it.

Get with other people at your track and ask to drive their car, ask them why THEY like the car they have, and more importantly, ask them what they DON'T like about their car - that might just provide more insight than any other question you could ask. Then, check your LHS for parts support, and then make a decision.

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Old 07-05-2004, 07:28 PM
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nobody races without a body. It's one of the most important handling things & protection. Of caorse we've all tested without one, like incase we just need to do a quick check of setup or installation of something.
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Originally posted by Pedro 51
How long is a piece of string?

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The one your talking about. You said "a" piece of string, so thats the only one right?
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My car is the best TC out there, and you cant have it!
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The one your talking about. You said "a" piece of string, so thats the only one right?
LOL LOL
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Old 07-05-2004, 07:33 PM
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Thanks for the info rob. People around here probaly wont let anyone test their cars, but its their property so I cant blame them. I thought belt driven cars, the belts hve to be changed every run???
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Who told you that? Just change them when they start to fray. That's maybe every couple months or so. Belt driven cars generally are more free rolling & dont put as much wear on moving parts.
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Nope. The XRay belts are Kevlar reinforced. I snapped one the other day, but it was a TOTAL fluke - don't have a clue how it happened. But, I ran a Losi for over a year on the same belt, and the Tamiya belts seem very strong as well. Every car has its strong and weak points, and getting to know what they are will help you make a better decision regarding which car to buy.

One nice thing about this forum, is that you can browse the threads for the specific cars. And, if you read enough, you'll DEFINITELY discover the problems with the cars. People are going to rant about everything they don't like.

Good luck with your decision, and see you at the races.

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