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Old 08-25-2011, 04:31 PM   #1
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Default t2 or mi1 help a newbe out

I have this t2 008 us edition xray like new but we race on carpet with rubber
I have never used a onroad car before
would i be better off using a basic Schumacher Mi1 and selling xray?
the motor im going to use is 17.5

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Old 08-25-2011, 05:48 PM   #2
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Although I'm a huge fan of Schumacher and would always suggest the MI1 to a newbie, the Xray is pretty darned nice. Why would you think about changing ?? The T2 is more than capable and very upgradeable.
BTW, which version of the T2 is it?? They made 3 different ones.
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Xray 2008 is a great 1st car for a newbie .
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I'm thinking he's trying to say us edition is for foam tires and he runs rubber
I as well is a newbee and can't help , how many of you guys run rubber on foam chassis?
It must not work too well.
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Change out the chassis and top deck.. at least the top deck and you will be fine. If you break any arms or carriers buy the rubber version (softer).
Having ran both cars the T2 is way superior to the Mission 1
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I'm thinking he's trying to say us edition is for foam tires and he runs rubber
I as well is a newbee and can't help , how many of you guys run rubber on foam chassis?
It must not work too well.
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Change out the chassis and top deck.. at least the top deck and you will be fine. If you break any arms or carriers buy the rubber version (softer).
Having ran both cars the T2 is way superior to the Mission 1
I used to think so too, but we have a guy here running his old Corally PHI (not even an 09) foam chassis on rubber/carpet and he mops the floor with the rest of us, Xray, AE, Yokomo etc. drivers, so the car must be working very well.

I would build the car as is, take into account its stiffness and tune it from there.

I recently bought an old T1 (BNIB though) put it together and drove it and it was spot on out of the box (our track can be difficult with grip). I ran 17.5 boosted, track technical.
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I don't think a beginner to on-road would really need to upgrade to the rubber edition chassis. The US spec should be plenty capable. One guy at my club has a US Spec T2 and is doing fine with it on carpet w rubber tires. Very nice piece of kit the T2
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Have to agree on a couple things. The T2 is definitely a step up from the MI1.The T2 is more complex.
As for foam chassis on rubber. I've been using the Team Magic E4FS (foam spec) on asphalt with rubber tires for a couple of years and it's great. In fact most TM drivers will use the FS instead of the RS in most asphalt rubber situations. Really depends on the chassis although I truly believe you can make it work very well rather than plunking down the cash for another car or the rubber spec chassis parts.
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I've had a Mi1 a T2 006 and I currently run a T2 009. Your T2 008 is not far from my 009 and my 009 is dialed! Definitely I would choose the T2 008 over the Mi1 any day. You can upgrade to more current standards with the Exotek chassis.
http://www.exotekracing.com/EXOTEK_N...12/20_XR2.html
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