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Old 07-30-2004, 12:30 AM   #1
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I have been looking at the XRAY T1 Factory kit. I have around $1500 for a new setup. what should i get if not the xray?

well im asking cause i already own around 3 other TC and can't decide on my next one. im pretty experienced at the track but until now i havn't had any real money to get any thing great.

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Old 07-30-2004, 03:27 AM   #2
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Shrink?

Seriously. If you don't know what you want, $1500 will only buy you lot of expensive junk. spend $500 on good rtr, go to the track and race. Then in 3 months or 10 races whichever comes first, ask this question again.

X-Ray T1 FK is great car, but overkill for any beginner, that is like buying brand new Hayabusa having just gotten your motorcyle drivers licence. The poor poor Hayabusa.
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Old 07-30-2004, 03:49 AM   #3
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If it's your first car, I'm with andesetin.

Besides, the perfect car dont exist. In general, most of the current toures are very good. But they all have their advantages and disadvantages, and what's good for me, might be bad for you.

So it's a matter of having enough experience to judge which things suits YOU.
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PS: Havent heard of Hayabusa before, gotta link?
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PS: Havent heard of Hayabusa before, gotta link?
Hayabusa like the motorcycle .. Not a r/c car.
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Originally posted by r e m 1 x.
Hayabusa like the motorcycle .. Not a r/c car.
Yep, I did catch the fact, that Hayabusa is a motorcycle. But I dont know it, and would like to take a look.... So anybody have a link?

Edit: Found it. Suzuki GSX 1300 R Hayabusa.
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well im asking cause i already own around 3 other TC and can't decide on my next one. im pretty experienced at the track but until now i havn't had any real money to get any thing great.
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well im asking cause i already own around 3 other TC and can't decide on my next one. im pretty experienced at the track but until now i havn't had any real money to get any thing great.
Everyone will have an opinion based on the car they drive I guess... but the choice out there of top-level (New design) cras is prob between these:

X-Ray T1F
HPI Pro4
Tamiya Evo IV

Im a Pro4 man and would not change it for anything at the moment!!

With $1500 though you could get the best of everything though, Car, Charger, Cells, Motors, Lathe ... Nice... hopefully my lottery numbers come up this weekend ...
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a car is only good in the hands of the corect driver
You give an xray to a first timer and see how good he makes it look
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I couldnt imagine an xray living a long time in a novice class

Wait until you move up to stock class before you buy a big bucks C/F car, or at least until you are sure that some one wont T-bone you at full throttle while you pull your car off the straightaway
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I'd say get a rtr, and save the rest after you become better. Don't put all your eggs in one basket.
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Id have to say, if you are confident you will be racing a while, dont get an RTR kit, but pick up a base model car (Xray non-factory car/TC3 Racer kit) W/o electrics, and get some top of the line used stuff ....Quantum ESC/M8 radio....

That way your car will be up to running beyond a novice class, and if you'd like to upgrade you wont have to ditch the sub par esc/ AM controlers that come with RTR's - you can use your own stuff.

Also the resale value is much better on top grade stuff if you decide not to do it, and need to sell off
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hello murphy.
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Stormy....
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The XRay kit is really good and you'll have a ton of tuning options. Its a little expensive, but you seem like you have the finances. It is pretty much ready to go right away with minimal upgrades to make it top level. The fit and chraftmanship is second to none. There are a lot orf other very competitive cars , but to make them competitive with hop ups, you'll spend the difference in money you saved initially. In the end, they all cost about the same.
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