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Old 10-29-2005, 04:39 PM   #1
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Default xray t1 fk04 or tc4 team edition(non graphite)or hpi pro 4 04?

out of these three cars is the most reliable runing stock with a one way front diff? also will i give up anything running shaft drive? every one here runs belt like the fk05 i wanna be diff thats why i like the associated
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out of those 3 to choose from id pick the HPI Pro4...but id also consider parts support in the area unless u dont mind buying online
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Old 10-29-2005, 06:33 PM   #4
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Honestly, out of the 3 I'd get the XRay FK '04.

However I drive an FT-TC4, which is a cut above so to speak.
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Old 10-29-2005, 08:38 PM   #5
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is it true the pro 4 eats front diff gears?
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Honestly, out of the 3 I'd get the XRay FK '04.

However I drive an FT-TC4, which is a cut above so to speak.
Xray FK04 is an awesome car. Very durable, and the drivetrain is very free. Tuning and maintaining the car is also very easy.
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I have both the team tc4 and an FK05. I would take the 04 in a heartbeat. I found the stock TC4 chassis warped too easily for me, which caused an unbelieveable tweak. Definitely check on pasrts supply at your lhs. That wouls swing my opinioin the other way for me if there were no xray parts.
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My experience with the FK04 on rubbers was an absolute nightmare. Worst touring car I've ever driven. Also broke front knuckles and C-hubs like crazy. On foam the FK04 is a good handling car with the right setup...even though I was faster with my Losi.

The FK05 on the other hand seems okay, the one I drove was setup pretty loose but I feel confident I could have been just as fast with it as I am with my TC4.

Pro4 is very fast and good handling but the drivetrain gears let go on me every time I got hacked.

I've driven almost everything out there & I play to win. Keep that in mind when you check out what I drive
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Thumbs up wich one??

One the best stock drivers in Sydney drives a FKO4, with rubbers tyres, X-rays are the most popular cars in Sydney, support & help.

there is alot of competitive TC4's out here as well both plastic & graphite shells <PS why not graphite? RC boys has it for $50 bucks compete graphite uprade> & alot of the parts from a TC3 are compatable with a TC4.

both very strong cars, Pro4 seems to need sorting, but if that is what you like you will try harder with ever one you like the most..

have you looked at a yokomo CGM (tub yoko)???

I drive a Tamiya Evo4 & love it, the car is dialed in for our track, I just need to fix up my driving..hehehe

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The Pro4 is the car......but it really comes dwn to personal preference. I have owned TC3's(BMI and IRS), FK04, FK05 and somehow when I switched to the PRO4 I went faster. I have the Hara version and the regular and both are great on carpet running mod and 19spec. The best thing that I found with the Pro4 is that you do not have to buy option parts to make it work. My Hara car is exactly how I built it out of the box....even the springs....only change is I run 40wt. oil in the front and 30wt. oil in the back shocks. The stock 20lb. springs on the front and 18lb. on the back. As far as gears.....it comes down to shimming....but with any car , the more you hit the more you break. I have not stripped a gear yet even running a GTB 5.5 brushless.
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is it true the pro 4 eats front diff gears?

No. Because if it did, why the hell would HPI sell it?
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its pretty hard to break an xray strong as a tank

pro4s are fast for sure but they are cheap weak cars the bevel gears are crap and ask any pro4 driver how many bevel gears they carry JIC also i reckon the c-hubs are cheap peices of garbage just look at them and they explode

tc4 no idea
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pro4s are fast for sure but they are cheap weak cars the bevel gears are crap and ask any pro4 driver how many bevel gears they carry


thanks for asking, i have one spare set of gears. In two years of racing I have only damaged one bevel gear in a BIG crash.

Pro4s are very strong cars IMO.
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well ive busted heaps and have 5 spares

however ive found releasing the throttle before impact saves heaps of bevels
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however ive found releasing the throttle before impact saves heaps of bevels
this does help alot especially if using a spool.

a few of may mates have had problems with bevel gears, but the problem was due to how they shimmed the diffs. Too tight and SNAP.
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