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Old 01-10-2011, 10:45 PM   #1
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Default Xray T3R or 2008 with Exotech chassis ??

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Would a T3R or a 2008 with Exotech chassis upgrade be a better option.
I allready have the 2008.
The Exotech chassis u/g is approx $200 less than a T3R
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Old 01-11-2011, 12:38 AM   #2
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I had a T3 and also own a 009 which is virtually the same as the 008.

First I'll say the Exotek is a great upgrade for the 008/9, well worth the money. Right away I noticed a huge improvement on asphalt and it is quite good on carpet too. The T3 probably has better corner speed overall but you are talking about the T3R which has an FRP chassis rather than carbon fiber, so I can't say that is true for that combination. As well it has non adjustable turnbuckles ( somebody correct me if I am wrong ) and also the diff is not the same as a T3, so it will be added cost to upgrade those parts to make it comparable to your current 008. Hope that helps a bit. Oh, and the T3R is not lipo friendly whereas the Exotek is. Considering that I'd lean towards the exotek with the stainless steel battery weights rather than the T3R.

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Stick with the 008...

There's many things you can do to update it & mine is still as good as T3's, 416x's etc
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It depends how well you can set your car up.

You could learn to master setup by keeping the 08 the way it is.

I am horrible at it, and ask everyone else for help thats partly why I got the 2011 T3. The other part is having worn parts on the car needing replacement.

I know someone who ran an original T2 until this month. He was always in the A previously too, setup and driving is everything.
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Stick with the 008...

There's many things you can do to update it & mine is still as good as T3's, 416x's etc
What are the other updates for a 2008 ??

Im seriously considering the Exotek chassis : that I can afford ,sort of
Theres a bit of slop from wear I need to get rid of, thats the reason I considered a new T3R.

.......I know a new car wont give me a podium finish (Im not that good) .
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I like the Exotek kits just for the rock solid lipo mounting and with the weight cups they balance out the car beautifully. The 008 is a GREAT kit and an excellent and worthy platform of the upgrade. The differences are so subtle in the other chassis with the exception of the new 11 the average guy wouldn't notice the difference. Also just to clear up something from above, the only difference in the diff between the 008 and the T3 is the pulley size. You can easily put a 38 pulley on the 008/009 diff and drop it in a T3.
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What are the other updates for a 2008 ??

Im seriously considering the Exotek chassis : that I can afford ,sort of
Theres a bit of slop from wear I need to get rid of, thats the reason I considered a new T3R.

.......I know a new car wont give me a podium finish (Im not that good) .
Asphalt top deck
09/T3 light weight axles
09/T3 rear alloy dog bones
T3 H1/2 & L1/2 links
T3 steering knuckles (more steering)
Ceramic bearings (diff balls also)
TRF shocks (using AE top mounts & Xray lower mounts)
Switch to 1.9 internal ratio (38/20 pulleys)

Seriously, keep the car you have, it's a solid car for you to learn on, get a good racer to set it up for you if you can & concentrate on "you" as that is where your major advances will come from....good luck
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Asphalt top deck
09/T3 light weight axles
09/T3 rear alloy dog bones
T3 H1/2 & L1/2 links
T3 steering knuckles (more steering)
Ceramic bearings (diff balls also)
TRF shocks (using AE top mounts & Xray lower mounts)
Switch to 1.9 internal ratio (38/20 pulleys)

Seriously, keep the car you have, it's a solid car for you to learn on, get a good racer to set it up for you if you can & concentrate on "you" as that is where your major advances will come from....good luck
what ae top mounts are you refering to? and the standard bottom xray mounts? I have found these to be rather short on my 007 and have spring slop when the shocks extend
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