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Old 10-09-2004, 02:10 PM   #1
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Default Tc3-vs-xray!!!! Xray

XRC did it ..They tested the top sedans both shaft and belt and declared Xray the winner. I personally love the TC3 and i have 2 of them. The thing is Xray #1 out of the box. But what about after you mod the chassis to move batteries in closer? And mod the diff cases ot get the newer NTC3 cases to free up the drive train? Or the fact that right now the TC4 is on the way..was it a good time to do a comparison?

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but exactly when is a "good time to do a comparison?" companies now are releasing cars left and right. There had to be a cutoff date sometime, if they waited until the tc4 and jrxs came out then xray, tamiya, yokomo, and the rest would have new cars on the way and we could argue they should of waited for them.
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Ya know man, it all comes down to personal preference, i would not purposfully buy a car that someone else (epecially a magazine) tested & said is better than this brand or that.
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Ya know man, it all comes down to personal preference, i would not purposfully buy a car that someone else (epecially a magazine) tested & said is better than this brand or that.

yupp! thats right charlie..if someone likes the feel on a tc3 then a xray..then there pick is going to be the tc3...just because someone says the xray is the best doesnt mean its the best..its all how you like the feel of the car to be.....there all good cars..its just the way you drive and PERSONAL PREFERENCE!
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They are all good...! To me this is the appeal of touring car racing. So many diff. car makes....
I think that maybe next time they have a shoot out they should make it all diffs or all one-ways ...some of the cars were at an advantage and some were not.
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Agree'd.
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Old 10-09-2004, 09:10 PM   #7
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Default Each chassis has something good about it.

For me, I'm going to love the TC4. They almost hit the mark of perfection.

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Old 10-09-2004, 09:37 PM   #8
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Ya know man, it all comes down to personal preference, i would not purposfully buy a car that someone else (epecially a magazine) tested & said is better than this brand or that.
Especially a magazine?

Yea, doing this for a living, we must really have no idea what we're talking about. haha
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Old 10-09-2004, 10:15 PM   #9
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a TC? That's just crazy for an old (updated) two belted design. To me, it's just a glamore machine seeking eye candy orientated consumer base. That's it. A redesigned Pro 2 with updated suspension geometry would impress me more. One with a lower layshaft for lower CG like the Schumacher. An optional adjustable oneway like the HPI one. Oh yes....I guess Yokomo did that in a molded chassis. It was nice.
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a TC? That's just crazy for an old (updated) two belted design. To me, it's just a glamore machine seeking eye candy orientated consumer base. That's it. A redesigned Pro 2 with updated suspension geometry would impress me more. One with a lower layshaft for lower CG like the Schumacher. An optional adjustable oneway like the HPI one. Oh yes....I guess Yokomo did that in a molded chassis. It was nice.
Updated????So what do you consider the TC4? How many peeps are gonna $pend dough on this "new" car only to....buy all the graphite/titamium parts..ceramic bearings, etc...easily way over $350.
The X-Ray is proven and would cost less...they're all good....leave it at that.
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get somebody going. Just my opinion.
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a TC? That's just crazy for an old (updated) two belted design. To me, it's just a glamore machine seeking eye candy orientated consumer base. That's it. A redesigned Pro 2 with updated suspension geometry would impress me more. One with a lower layshaft for lower CG like the Schumacher. An optional adjustable oneway like the HPI one. Oh yes....I guess Yokomo did that in a molded chassis. It was nice.
I don't think the xray is just an updated TC, it's refined and developed to near perfection. Like what dasupacat said, what about the TC4? wouldn't you say it's just an updated version of the TC3? Mind you, don't get me wrong i think all 3 of them are fine TCs, but i don't agree that xray is just an updated TC that's all
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I don't think the xray is just an updated TC, it's refined and developed to near perfection. Like what dasupacat said, what about the TC4? wouldn't you say it's just an updated version of the TC3? Mind you, don't get me wrong i think all 3 of them are fine TCs, but i don't agree that xray is just an updated TC that's all
Your kidding right?

All the cars we have now will be rubbish in few years. We will have a new batch of cars and then another.

You can't get a perfect car cause there is always something to be improved and then its up to manufactures do change back and forward between long and short arms...

This is an old argument... Run the car you like best and remember that ultimate performance comes from the person holding the radio.
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Old 10-09-2004, 11:19 PM   #14
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I like a pro level kit at a reasonable price. A sport TC3 was $150 and came with everything you needed. Given fit/finish did not come close to an X-ray, but it was just as competitive. I just can't see spending that much for an older design. That's just me.

I can't believe the flood of TC companies in the RC market. There must be money in it. I guess it makes for some great company competition. I just wish the prices would come down, but they seem to be going up since people will pay $350+ for a TC kit.
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Yes it would be nice to have cheaper cars but I would be willing to pay more to get a race worthy kit with all the goodies included ie... spring kits, swaybar sets, ball and one-way diffs, short and long arms (for those that support it) etc...
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