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Old 10-31-2010, 09:15 PM   #1
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Been in off road forever. Time to try on road. Will be driving indoors on asphault running 17.5 with lipo.

Which one is the car to buy?

HB Cyclone TCX or Xray T3 EU rubber spec comp.

Most durable, least to upgrade from the stock box, ease of getting parts.

Let's hear it. Thanks for the help.
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Old 10-31-2010, 10:05 PM   #2
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Which ever car you see most at the track.
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Which ever car you see most at the track.
this guy is on the money.

setups, tips, emergency parts - all available when people have the same car as you.

if you dont like that car, run the second most popular car at the track and so on.
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Seems to be more Xray folks then HB at my local track. I appreciate the insight. Another question would be the ease of tunability. Which one is more user friendly?

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this guy is on the money.

setups, tips, emergency parts - all available when people have the same car as you.

if you dont like that car, run the second most popular car at the track and so on.
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Every major brand out there right now is basically the same.
So get what you like best. For example. When the xray 009 came out i bought one just because of the orange color
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OK so one last question. What is the difference between xra300015 (T3 2011 EU Rubber spec) and xra300017 (T3 EU rubber spec)?

Thanks.

BTW I do like the purple of the HB.
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The XRAY # 300017 is the new one as you can see on this linkGo Here.
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The XRAY # 300017 is the new one as you can see on this linkGo Here.
Any big changes that justify the $75 or so premium?
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Any big changes that justify the $75 or so premium?
2011 vs 2010 has more changes than 2010 vs 2009. check the website
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Another question would be the ease of tunability. Which one is more user friendly?
First, it's a touring car. Most modern cars are all going to be as tunable as the next. Second, it a touring car. They're one of the hardest cars to setup properly, especially if you're new to this. Which is why I suggested you get the same car everyone else is using. Because you're going to need all the help you can get in this class. And if you can, have someone who knows the car help you build and set it up.
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First, it's a touring car. Most modern cars are all going to be as tunable as the next. Second, it a touring car. They're one of the hardest cars to setup properly, especially if you're new to this. Which is why I suggested you get the same car everyone else is using. Because you're going to need all the help you can get in this class. And if you can, have someone who knows the car help you build and set it up.
Thanks so much for the help. Took the plunge today and ordered the TCX. Went with color (and cost) as the local track has a ton of XRAY and HB folks.
Thanks all for the help. I hope on road is as much fun as my son and I have in off road.
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Thanks so much for the help. Took the plunge today and ordered the TCX. Went with color (and cost) as the local track has a ton of XRAY and HB folks.
Thanks all for the help. I hope on road is as much fun as my son and I have in off road.
I think you'll be happy with the car. You might want to check out the TCX thread for future advice. And take your time building the car, don't rush it.
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Thanks so much. I have built a few off road cars and they have turned out great. I will be taking my time with this one.
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i rekon an xray is stronger and more relabile than the hotbodies the parts are stronger and last longer than japanese made cars i would go for an xray but it depends what your more intreasted in
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