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Old 01-13-2016, 10:31 AM
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I would like to purchase a used 1/10th scale electric touring car as a roller. It will be used for carpet oval and some carpet road course. I have looked at X-Ray T3,s and AEtc6.1 and 6.2,s.
What would be the better car for parts availability and fun factor. I would like to buy a roller for around $200. We will be running a mod motor in it.

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I would like to purchase a used 1/10th scale electric touring car as a roller. It will be used for carpet oval and some carpet road course. I have looked at X-Ray T3,s and AEtc6.1 and 6.2,s.
What would be the better car for parts availability and fun factor. I would like to buy a roller for around $200. We will be running a mod motor in it.

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The latter T3 or an early T4 should be attainable for $200. Assuming the car wasn't abused either will be a great car. Parts are more expensive than Associated but you will likely not break them often if at all. Fit and finish much better than Associated. Check the Associated threads to see what people have had to do to get the cars to work correctly. Some people like that challenge, some do not. Amain hobbies, TQ Racing, Stormer and many others carry XRay parts so no issue there.
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So your vote is for a X-Ray?
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So your vote is for a X-Ray?
I've had both and still have the XRay.
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I have ran both, both can be fast, but the XRay is more durable, hands down.
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I would like to purchase a used 1/10th scale electric touring car as a roller. It will be used for carpet oval and some carpet road course. I have looked at X-Ray T3,s and AEtc6.1 and 6.2,s.
What would be the better car for parts availability and fun factor. I would like to buy a roller for around $200. We will be running a mod motor in it.

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With AE releasing the TC7 this month, you can probably find some pretty good deals on used TC6.2s
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The parts that will break are the same on most cars. X-ray parts for sure sure have more forgiveness but you pay twice as much and get one peice.
Whatever car you buy get a nice hard bumper for it. The X-ray one prob fits most cars with modification and will save most of the broken parts; chubs, steering blocks, spool out drives occasionally front axles but kinda rare.

Wear and tear is a fact of life though. You can't really go wrong with an X-ray or associated. Both very well supported with parts supply and team support.
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Not to be a fanboy but you can also check out serpent.

I wanted to buy an xray but I saved about about 150 and about $120 on an older sport kit for 21.5t. The plastics are good, at least they were. My impulse was, a tank. Granted it was nitro.

Going from nitro to 200mm to 190mm was a big difference especially in weight. My S1 was pretty fragile so we'll see how it compares. Anyway, 190s are super light.
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