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Old 06-17-2014, 11:42 AM   #1
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So I have raced off road nitro and am now doing off road 1/10 electric buggy. A new track just opened and they are opening an on road track at the end of the summer. I know everyone has their own opinions on kits but I am looking at the xray t4 '14, the tc 6.2 and possibly the durango. Does one of these have something much better than the other? I don't know what everyone will be racing as this isn't open yet but im not too worried about parts availability as my buddy runs a hobby shop and can get me anything. Also is there a good starting guide for on road as I know set up is huge and have never done it before.

***I know used is a good option but I like building my own kits so I will be buying new***
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The Mi5 Evo would be #1 on my list. The Tamiya 418 and Xray T4 are also great. If budget wasn't an issue I might look at the Awesomatix
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I have several Xray chassis and love them (T3, T3r and a T2 '007). I have had an AE TC4 and a couple of HPI Sprint 2s and neither compare. My choice would be the Xray T4. Their parts and manuals are top notch and are easy to build.
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xray...tamiya...shumacher... those would be the ones i would look at.
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X-rays are great, the Durango is a fast car and I know a fast driver who has just moved over from an X-ray and says its faster. The Durango is not as strong though.

Check what they run at your local club though first and consider the popular car that's there as you will have set-up and spares on tap

Personally the only make Ion your list that I wouldn't consider is associated, the TC's are not on par with their other cars nowadays. A guy couldn't even give one away. (Although I have heard that the 6.2 is much improved)
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I would purchase what ever you local hobby shop carries parts for .
sucks to need parts and not have them local
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I would purchase what ever you local hobby shop carries parts for .
sucks to need parts and not have them local
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We are lucky enough to have a guy at the track that sells parts, not everyone is quite that lucky.
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Thanks all. Right now I'm leaning towards xray I think. Well I have plenty of time to do some more research it gonna be about 3 months before tracks up
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Does your friend have the parts on the shelf or does he rely on orders? There may be a big difference there, enough to leave you stranded in need (or not). If he doesn't sell the kit, I would take it he doesn't stock parts, so there's some indication on how quickly you'd have help in need.
Outside of these considerations, the Xray wins hands down at the moment, but you need to understand by the end of year (usually november) there will be a new Xray coming out.
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That's good to know. I might hold off and see what's coming out then. How far in advance to they announce new models. Thanks for all the great advice
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They don't, but past years show they are regular as old farts on nutrigrain.

People just start speculating and build up the expectations until then. Xray usually announce the car when it's already on its way to shops.
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My pick of your choices is easily the Xray.
Best parts support, tough, and quick.
My '14 is by far the nicest car i've ever driven and owned.

I wouldn't worry about Xray releasing a new car or an update by the end of the year, unless your chasing that 0.001sec that practice can't get you, the '14 spec car will be more than enough.
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My pick of your choices is easily the Xray.
Best parts support, tough, and quick.
My '14 is by far the nicest car i've ever driven and owned.

I wouldn't worry about Xray releasing a new car or an update by the end of the year, unless your chasing that 0.001sec that practice can't get you, the '14 spec car will be more than enough.
Lol I've never done on road I'll probably be chasing 10 seconds not 0.001 if o do wait it would probably be just to see If I i could snag a deal on last year's model. And again it's all when the track opens because as of now we don't have a track close to me for on road
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I hardly broke anything on my Xray, you won't be needing much spare parts thats for sure, especially if you're just doing 17.5.

TC6.2 I would not even consider. There are better quality cars out there for the same price.

I would also take a look at the ARC and VBC cars. They are awesome for their price.
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