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Old 01-30-2012, 12:07 PM   #1
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Default AE TC5 or Xray T2 '08 Opinions

I have the opportunity to choose between these two chassis to run in a 21.5 Vintage Class.

I am running a TC6 in 17.5 right now and it feels really good, a couple guys running them helped me set it up. I started looking for a second sedan but another TC6 is out of my budget, so I started looking for a TC5 but never could get one so I got a T2 2008.

Now I may want to trade the T2 '08 for a TC5r..... mainly if many parts are interchangeable from TC5 to TC6 parts seem easier to get for the TC5, and would the setups be close?

I guess I am asking for opinions.... would the T2'08 be a better chassis then the TC5 or about the same.

Right now parts seem to be the reason I would look at the TC5..... anyone agree, disagree or see something I am not?

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it all depends on the setup, and driving abilities...

where i race at, i had no problem winning the amain against other drivers driving tc6's,xray 2012s, tamiya;s etc etc....with a losi triple xxxs!!


that said, i currently have 2 tc5's that i run, and i love them, only thing i hate is the front cvd chatter...
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that said, i currently have 2 tc5's that i run, and i love them, only thing i hate is the front cvd chatter...
I am on a small tight track, so this may be a concern... why do the TC5 CVD's chatter? I havnt noticed it on the TC6 did they change something?

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Old 01-31-2012, 10:17 PM   #4
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Who ever organised the event needs to understand the definition of Vintage lol They should be running HPI RS4 PRO's or Tamiya TA03's with brushed motors and speedy's and big ass NICD batteries haha

All jokes aside the XRAY would be the better pick any day of the week.
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I was running a TC4...... Most everyone else is belt driven, AE, Corally, Xray etc.

We run 21.5 vintage and a 17.5 blinky last week there was only a 2 or 3 lap difference in the classes. Everyone says any chassis in vintage is competitive, but 17.5 you need a current sedan...so I laughed when only a few laps separated the class....

I figure I am not a very good driver, so I need every advantage possible.

But I think I am going with the TC5.....couple of guys running them so I can get setup and parts help if needed. And it seems most everything else I have in an AE.
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Old 01-31-2012, 10:41 PM   #6
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If its for the parts go with the ae but I run 25.5 vta with a t3 11 now but had the 008 and loved the way it handled and parts like ecs you can get.

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I've owned both, The 008 is a FAR superior car in every aspect, the TC5 was behind the times when they released it! Xray is expensive to get in to and expensive to buy parts for, that being said they are durable with the HARD bumper.
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When buying used, always buy Xray. The difference in price between Xray and Asso really comes to show when both the cars are older
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When buying used, always buy Xray. The difference in price between Xray and Asso really comes to show when both the cars are older
Yes and hope you don't get one that needs a bunch of stuff, because with Xray it adds up QUICK!

Might add, when buying used look for a car that might have some spares with it, even if the spares are used it shows that the previous owner would at least replace shit that's wore out. The last thing you want is a wore out Xray, it will $10 and $20 you to death...
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Thanks for all the input.... I had a feeling most people would say the Xray would be a superior car, hype or not they seem to be very well liked, the only real complaint I have heard on an Xray is parts pricing, but that is what may keep me away as well...

I guess I have some thinking to do.
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getting a 2nd sedan will only complicate things.

if you have a tc6 already, going to either of these 2 cars will be a huge step back, I feel.

Just get a heap of parts, and you will not need another car.
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Thanks for all the input.... I had a feeling most people would say the Xray would be a superior car, hype or not they seem to be very well liked, the only real complaint I have heard on an Xray is parts pricing, but that is what may keep me away as well...

I guess I have some thinking to do.
Xray parts are maybe ovepriced, but don't forget that the quality of the composite materials and aluminium is much greater than Asso, hence the difference in price

If you already have a TC6, buy a TC5 for parts and you're fine for a log time
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what ever you decide you just need to stop messing around in that sportsmans class and bump up with the big boys so we could show you how its done with the xrays.....
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I own an 08 and a T3 and a T3'12. I run the 08 and am on the top of the a-main at my track. I love the 08. You just have to find a setup you like. It is just as competitive as any newer chassis. I have not broken anything on it in 2 years.
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I don't want to hi-jack this thread but what about the difference between a TC5 and XRay T2R? The T2R is a little older, would that change things? I am facing the same dilemma and choosing between a T2R or TC5. Thoughts?
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