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Old 05-01-2005, 10:22 AM   #31
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i would get an xray. i just switched from a tc3 and i couldn't believe the difference in consistency and the drop in lap times immediately! after working on a tc3 and then getting an xray you wont believe that you worked on that tc3 junk for so long. as far as parts, you won't need as may because x rays are built alot stronger than the tc3, not to mention it is a lot easier not to hit things when the car is more consistent. my hobby store doesn't stock alot of xray stuff so i just ordered what i thought i would need and it has seemed to work out so far. i would definitly get spring steel front axles to start of with, and stay away from the ackerman extentions to start with(they seem to make the front spindles fragile but with out them they seem to hold up very good). just my 2cents.
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Old 05-01-2005, 10:36 AM   #32
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..Xray.. I own all the cars you have been looking at..and then some.The Pro4 on carpet needs a stiffer chassis,I do like the TC4,But I think the Xray's have proven them selfs on the carpet time and time again.The RDX is also a carpet "killer",The Xrays are one of the toughest TC's out their.I think on carpet the Xrays are just as fast on a short track as shaft cars(but..the pro4 is fassst.. ).I would get an Xray FK05 and be done with it.
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Old 05-01-2005, 10:38 AM   #33
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OK you guys are making me more interested in the XRAY's.

what type do you have? FK05?

I don't even know where to buy it from, none of the hobby shops around me seem to have it and online hobby shops like towerhobbies don't have them either....

that's why I was leaning towards a JRX-S (much more availability for parts)
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Old 05-01-2005, 11:46 AM   #34
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nm, i found the xray fk05 at kthobbies.com

will decide which of these two to get next week: XRAY FK05 or JRX-S


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btw any problems "out of the box" with the FK05?
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Old 05-01-2005, 02:51 PM   #35
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to a BMI chassis. I'm sure you will like it.
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Old 05-01-2005, 03:03 PM   #36
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nm, i found the xray fk05 at kthobbies.com

will decide which of these two to get next week: XRAY FK05 or JRX-S


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btw any problems "out of the box" with the FK05?
I don't know if the fko5 has out of the box issues, but it is a really great car from what i see at my track. Not too much jrx-s, if i were you i would pick from a hat. Both cars are really great cars.
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Old 05-01-2005, 03:05 PM   #37
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to a BMI chassis. I'm sure you will like it.
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if i were you i would pick from a hat
haha i think that's what i'm going to do...like you said they're both great cars...i'm sure the driver plays the most important role when two cars are pretty similar performance-wise
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haha i think that's what i'm going to do...like you said they're both great cars...i'm sure the driver plays the most important role when two cars are pretty similar performance-wise
YES, THAT'S THE WAY!!!
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haha i think that's what i'm going to do...like you said they're both great cars...i'm sure the driver plays the most important role when two cars are pretty similar performance-wise

Yes, yes, rather it comes down to what features you like in a car design. Is it easy to work on? Does it have durability, and parts availability? Is there anyone at the track to help you? I still say the Pro 4 if you want a shaft car and/ or a RDX if you want a belted car. My two cents.
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