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Old 02-04-2005, 05:26 PM   #1
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i am getting rid of my losi xxxs and i dont like it at all i just dont know what kind of car to get next???

hpi pro4
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tamiya evo 4
tamiya trf 415
yokomo mr4tc ssg

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Old 02-04-2005, 05:51 PM   #2
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excellent topic as with mr. tax refund visiting me this year, i was looking at the exact same thing. i've had a tc3 for the past few years, and wanted to get something kind of exotic (read: aluminum/graphite/etc, NOT all plastic).

here are my takes so far:

pro4 - solid car, no real downfalls, still trying to get away from some of the molded stuff.
tc4 - no knocks against it except for the 4 bills it would cost to get the car and graphite upgrades, it's not a whole heck of a lot different than what i'm running now.
evo4 - has been a front runner for me....although looking at the evo4 thread on rctech, it looks like a new kit/version is probably coming out soon (ms?). kind of scared dropping 350 bones for a car that i'm going to want to drop in serious bank more for in 2 months to upgrade.
yok - look at the limited edition one if you are. a friend of mine picked one up and says he's happy with how it's going together. the parts spec'd for it look pretty nice also (aluminum cases, etc).

either way, probably going to hang off on doing anything until i can see a production version of the jrxs be ran by a few 'mortals'.
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Old 02-04-2005, 05:55 PM   #3
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i went from an xxx-s to an xray and ill never buy any other brand than this.
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Old 02-04-2005, 06:02 PM   #4
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im with invisible

i sold my tc3 and bought an xray and i will never go back to anything else.
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Old 02-04-2005, 06:03 PM   #5
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I went from an Xray T1, to an Evo2, to a T1R converted to FK specs to a TC4..

I'm really enjoying how well my TC4 is working for me, but I have a lot of work to do on freeing up the drivetrain. It also requires a fair bit of wrenchingto make any changes or maintain it..

I'll be running an Xray in the fall for the next carpet season...Every time I work on the TC4 I miss the build quality of theXray..sure it's expensive...but it's worth every dime...


On a side note, you may want to be careful with your avatar LosiXXXS....it may fall under the 'too suggestive' rule for avatars...
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Old 02-04-2005, 06:12 PM   #6
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just buy any car with the number "4" in it and you should be alright. LOL

by the way....who's the model in your avitar? i need one like her to pose for mine!
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Old 02-04-2005, 06:25 PM   #7
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my top 5 would be......

1 fk xray if your ready to buy now and can find one....

2 fk05 xray if you want to wait till its available....

3 losi jrsx if you want to wait till its available....

4 corally rdx....

5 hpi pro 4....

but thats just me lol
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Old 02-04-2005, 06:56 PM   #8
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I have an FK, but if I were buying a car right now I'd go for the Corally. Solid, quality car, and from what I hear parts are readily available.

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Old 02-04-2005, 07:08 PM   #9
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It's cyclical though...Corally parts are now readily available...it wasn't that long ago they were hard to come by....

Xray parts supply should be stabilizing and the shortages should cease very soon if it hasn't already...
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I agree about the xray parts, and think some of the problem was a surprising demand for them, just as they were testing and tooling up for the fk05, I cant wait to see what the final production car will actually be.....
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It'd be between the New Xray and Losi....
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I think alot of what car to get comes down to what class and what surface your running it on,gee dub..it's GW..right,If it is any time you want to try out any of my TC's its cool.. I think any of the cars listed above can win,you just need to get one that fits your driving style,On the tracks I race on the Pro4 rules in stock.. Not so much in 19 turn or mod,belt cars seem to do better..
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My opinion would be the t1fk, I just got one, and it runs amazing. I switched from my tc3 to the fk, and its like night and day difference. I raced my fk tonight, and i was running 2 laps faster then the field and i was only running at full throttle. With my tc3, i would have to be like a bull in a china shop to get it to do what i would want it to.
I also found that the xray is pretty tough, ive seen many that have hit the wall going full throttle with minimal damage.

I would say something about the other cars, but i dont know much about them.
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i will be running on carpet and for right stock!
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Old 02-05-2005, 03:18 PM   #15
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Well if your running on Carpet from what i understand the Xrays are the hot ticket..On the FK it comes with a oneway and i dont think a oneway is the hot set up for the carpet..or am i wrong.Most of the carpet guys are also running the 3.5mm chassis as well..just add another $100 to the price of the car..
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