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Old 03-10-2005, 01:10 PM   #571
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Thats fine he can spend 400 on the car and another 140 on a chassis.
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now it makes it even a tougher call....With the price of an optional 3mm chassis, that's pushing the price of an RDX. Before I decided on the FK05, I looked at the RDX and was real interested in it, didn't get it because of the price, but now the price is similar, I'll have to look at the RDX again.

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Yes, he/she will have that choice, its nice to have so many tuning options.........
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In terms of stiffness the XRC with the "old" wide top deck will be significantly stiffer. So for foam racing on carpet the 3mm chassis with the optional top deck that was used at the Snowbirds will probably be best. For outdoor racing as well as indoor racing with rubber tires the 2.5mm chassis will be great I think. But time will have to tell what works best when. We are still testing and learning the car ourselves.
This might sound dumb but...

Why would you want a flexier car? Even if a 2.5 will be just fine for outdoor, why not throw in the 3 so it'll work on all surfaces. Does pavement need a flexier car or something?

I'm such a carpet racer
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Old 03-10-2005, 01:24 PM   #575
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on lower bite surfaces, like parking lot asphalt usually is, or rubber tire carpet, it can help
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Old 03-10-2005, 01:26 PM   #576
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I wonder if the production cars at the birds were running 2.5 or 3 mm. ?????
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Old 03-10-2005, 01:35 PM   #577
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If you look at all the racing in a year, my carpet races out numbers my asphalt racing, even though I'm really an 1/8th gas racer more than anything. No matter how low traction an outdoor track is, I can still make a 3mm chassis work, and I won't be at a big disadvantage because I'm not running a 2.5mm chassis, but running foam this winter, a 2.5 mm isn't going to cut it to be competitive.

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Old 03-10-2005, 01:37 PM   #578
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"Here is a picture of the BMI 4mm chassis. This is the chassis that was used by all Team Corally drivers for Novak and the Snowbirds."

that was posted on the corally thread, I think schumacher uses bmi, along with the pro 3 and 4, hpi pro 4, and some or all of the yokomos, and the fk 04 and probably the fk 05 once they are out...so whats the big deal about, very few leave anything stock.....

your all whining and crying about a car you probably have never seen, and definatly havnt driven...chances are that only one or two of every hundred sold will be driven up to the cars potential the way it comes box stock.......

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Old 03-10-2005, 02:33 PM   #579
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Isn't this thread all about whining and crying anyway? We done whining about the battery brace, let's find something else to whine and cry about! How the heck did you think this thread gets to 20 pages and car isn't even out yet?

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I just think its rediculous to have to spend 500+ dollars to get a car to work right in everyday circumstances. Why not offer 2 kits one with a one way and 2.5mm chassis and one 3mm with diff. I mean when was the last time an xray won a big asphalt race in the US anyways?
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Aren't they current ROAR national champs on asphalt?
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I just think its rediculous to have to spend 500+ dollars to get a car to work right in everyday circumstances. Why not offer 2 kits one with a one way and 2.5mm chassis and one 3mm with diff. I mean when was the last time an xray won a big asphalt race in the US anyways?
Only time will tell if they will sell alot since all cars now are configured the same way. Hopefully all this cost cutting will hunt them in the end. Production costs is way cheaper as it uses all the same T1 suspensions so they should have atleast included and 3 mm chassis and battery holders.

RDX is looking better and better
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I don't want the battery holders....I'm planning on taping my batteries in..I was going to order a BMI chassis for my other Xray, and I was going to get the tape version of that as well...

Xray is also goign to be producting a thinner chassis as well for peopel that want more flex....if you go to a board where that style requirement is more prevalent they would scream about the 3mm chassis if that was chosen....

2.5mm is still thick and stiff enough for MOST people...

Design is all about compromise as there is no way to make everyone 100% happy
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deciding what car to buy , or what parts should be included because of a big race a pro driver won, is like looking at the pictures on the front of a lottery ticket to decide which one to buy lol.....Xray cars have traditionaly been good fast race cars....pick the brand you like and trust, buy it and have fun....thats what this is all about.......
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