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Old 06-15-2005, 02:40 PM   #1
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Default Xray Evo2 FOC Edition. Is it worth it?

I was just wondering if the Xray Evo2 FOC edition is a good car or should I go with a FK'04 or dig deep and go for a Corally RDX. Is the Xray Evo2 FOC a good enough car that it can keep up in competiton? I'll be racing 19turn foams, on carpet. The one I'm currently looking at has the C-Hub suspension, but I'm not sure what else it has. Is it a good setup stock?

One last thing. I'm not 100% positive, but will the current Xray parts fit this chassis? Mybe not the FK05's but will the FK04's fit?
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Old 06-15-2005, 02:56 PM   #2
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Here is the thing, if you are a beginer even the FOC EVO might be a little much to set up. you can dial yourself out of any car. I feel that if you where going to stick with the older design of the x-ray that the fk04 is a better car, but dont think for any reason that the FOC is a bad car, cause I still think you can be competative with any of the T1 series. For me I run the FK04 and I still love it!! I think any of the above mentioned cars are great. If I where to choose a new car right now I would probably go with the rdx because I am located in orlando and am friends with rob. But I am a xray buy so I may end up with the fk05. I dont know that helped you. I think if you can get the the evo for cheap then go for it.
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Buying a used touring car is always risky. You may not know how badly the previous owned screwed it up unless you tear it completely down and start over. If you have the money, buy an RDX, you won't regret it.
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Old 06-15-2005, 03:20 PM   #4
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FK04 parts will fit... to a certain extent. You can put short arms on, but you need the newer hinge pin holders, as they sit on the outside of the bulkheads instead of inside on the EVO2.

Other than that i think everything is interchangable. There are conversions to give the EVO2 the 1.77 gear ratio of the FK as well.

But, if possible always buy new. You will know for a fact you have every part for the car, and building it out of the box will give you a deeper knowledge of the car.
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Old 06-15-2005, 05:32 PM   #5
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Well I have raced before. I used to race my xxx-s. The Evo2 FOC car is from a local guy. It appears to be in amazing condition. I know I really want the RDX, but it'll run me close to $600 or so up here in Canada. Where as I could probably get the Evo2 for $200cnd with a servo and spares. Also I see the FK04's go for about $200-$250US. But really is there that much difference between the kits? Is the Evo 2 FOC, just like the FK04 where it needs a bunch of hop-ups to be competitive?
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get at least a FK-04. The evo2 has less adjustment and is out of date. If you were to bring it up to FK-04 spec, you might aswell get a RDX or a FK-05.
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FOC is a great car. It has just as many adjustments as the FK-04. The only difference is the short arms and lightened components. Unless you are an experienced racer, then you probably won't notice too much difference. Then when you get really good, you can move on to the 04, 05 or whatever is out at the time.
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The foc can still be very competitive, even with the fk05. I have been running an foc for the past couple years with a bmi chassis, and am able to keep up.
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Not worth it when I got a BMI FK up for grabs! *shameless plug*

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i think xrays are great cars i've never been disapointed with them at all.i've owned the xray t1-xrayfk05 currently and don't see my self switching any time soon.but if you are lookin for a good xray i have a xray fk04 with all the hop-ups for about 240.00 its already setup for 19turn its super smooth and clean only about six months old adult raced well tooken care of.iam about to order another xray fk05 and don't realy need three cars
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