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Old 10-30-2010, 06:26 PM   #1
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As someone who has come from an offroad background I am looking at buying my first tc. Obviously I want something that is designed to suit lipo and has decent parts support from my lhs. That is why I am looking at these two cars and really cant decide between them. I will be running 21.5t and looking to move to 13.5t later in the year. The xray is around $100 more than the ae, is it worth it and why? Should I go gear diffs as I see a lot of ppl using them and if so should they be used both front and rear?
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the way you drive, you NEED an xray.......
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I would go with the Xray... really good material and they are much stronger than the tc6(mostly the same front plastics as the tc5) 2 years ago I went from offroad to onroad with a tc5, its pretty fragile. If you get a tc6 get a hard bumper...
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Old 10-30-2010, 06:56 PM   #4
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the way you drive, you NEED an xray.......
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Xray is well worth the $100 in my opinion. Some great features are the diffs, cvds, and the toe blocks are not on the bulk heads. Althought the TC6 has a great value feel to it. Good luck.
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I would go with the Xray... really good material and they are much stronger than the tc6(mostly the same front plastics as the tc5) 2 years ago I went from offroad to onroad with a tc5, its pretty fragile. If you get a tc6 get a hard bumper...
I cannot understand where this experiences come from. My personal experience is that the TC5 is not weaker than any other Pro-TC. In my two seasons Indoor and Outdoor the only thing that breaks is the C-Hub. Mostly on the right side, when hitting the wall with full speed. The original Asso bumper is one of the strongest among all TC. Even a full speed impact against an egde won't hurt the car.
I never had bend or broken any other part of the car, even though I began TC just a year ago and did some very stupid driving in the first months with to strong BL-motors.

+ X-ray: wide appearance, clever ideas integrated, a lot of tuning options available
- X-ray: price

+ TC6: nice price, easy to drive
- TC6: not available yet...
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I would go with the Xray... really good material and they are much stronger than the tc6(mostly the same front plastics as the tc5) 2 years ago I went from offroad to onroad with a tc5, its pretty fragile. If you get a tc6 get a hard bumper...
I don't think you can really prove that just by copy and pasting your experiences over to the TC6. Remember, the TC6 is not available to the general public.
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after looking at both cars, i think that u should get the t3r from xray
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if you check out ae web site it said MOST of the suspension parts are still from the TC5.
I personaly race with a guy who has a tc6 and is sponsored by ae. he breaks his car maybe 3 times a day because he taps the wall ever so slightly. It is a faster car then the tc5 but the parts that break have not changed too much.
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Nobody really knows what type of car is really Associateted TC6 because it isn't still available.Anyway in general Associated are cars very easy to drive instead X ray are a little nervous so in your case i will take AE.
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if you check out ae web site it said MOST of the suspension parts are still from the TC5.
I personaly race with a guy who has a tc6 and is sponsored by ae. he breaks his car maybe 3 times a day because he taps the wall ever so slightly. It is a faster car then the tc5 but the parts that break have not changed too much.
Really?
Who do you race with?
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Nobody really knows what type of car is really Associateted TC6 because it isn't still available.Anyway in general Associated are cars very easy to drive instead X ray are a little nervous so in your case i will take AE.
Sounds like someone is a little biased towards AE.

The XRAYs at my track are the majority and that's why I got one-driver support is the most important.
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What is going to cost with 'competitive' equipment to get either of these cars on the track? I'd like to get into touring.
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I'd also look at the Top "Photon" as it comes with a spool in the front--diff in the back--and spare arms / nut's / bolts and bearings!! It's easy to setup and parts are NOT as expensive as the Xray. It's great for 21.5 --and I"ll bet it will be a while before your ready to switch to 13.5!! Great handling car and can be had for LESS than $400.
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Really?
Who do you race with?
Yeah--that's BS--the TC6 I've seen at WCRC run by one of the Assoc drivers has been bulletproof. I haven't seen him NOT finish a heat or main. And it's been really fast in the stock class--17.5 boosted esc.
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