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Old 12-03-2005, 04:55 PM   #556
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having a car that easier to wrench on makes me a happy racer. I would be all for the Yoke BD if I could get a carpet chassis for it. I'm all but glad, except the the change in the wheel hexes and larger bearings. I hope they will fit on the T2. Not sure yet, but I'll need to do some durability testing.

Ryan I don't understand why would you want another new car? You just got done saying on the Neb. thread how expensive racing is and because you have to spend so much on foam tires that you wearn't going to race as much. But than you say how you want yet another new car. Do you think that it is going to make you faster? Do you really think spending another $400 is worth taking the diff out that much quicker? As for the not wanting the BD cause it doesn't have a carpet chassis. No, disrespect but you are not a good enough driver to tell the difference. Look at Jarrod he is wheelin' the one he bought from Atomic.

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guys this will be my first xray tc. the reason us less experienced racers want what is supposed to be the best out there is cause we don't have the knowledge to understand everything in a tc (roll centers,camber,caster,etc) it's all very complicated. but these new cars are coming out actually race prepared with stock setups that are dialed as oppsed to older tc's which u had to find a setup that worked which entailed alot of track time that we don't have.
Actually this would be a little backwards thinking. For one there is no car that is dialed out of the box. Everyone has a little different driving style so the setup they give you is usally a setup that is really nuetral feeling. Also the setup is usally a asphalt setup. Seeing that this is carpet season that setup more than likely will not work well. Also the setups that you get from factory racers are usally a good starting point but you usally have to tweak them to your own likeing. The setups a lot of times consist of parts that are not available to the general public. Losi I think is one of the worst at this. Look at all of Hodge's setups not one is setup with parts that the regular joe can get. Unless you are a factory driver groupee than you might be able to kiss enough ass to get some parts. So what i am trying to say is that the older cars are less complicated cheaper and lot times are actually easeier to work on.
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Old 12-03-2005, 04:56 PM   #557
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One more point one of the fastest guys that race at our track races a T1R.
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Old 12-03-2005, 05:11 PM   #558
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The current T2 could be what we call the FK model now. They may do like the XB8 and start off with their best kit, and months later come out with a "Raycer" edition like the XB8R.
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Old 12-03-2005, 05:27 PM   #559
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The reason the xrays cost so much is because they spit out a new car every 8 months, this means new molds and ect. The differance is though instead of winning with a totaly modded out 4 year old tc they are winning with the same car you are driving. If you take a look at alot of the cars out there now they aren't even running cars you can buy. For example, most of the factory drivers for losi do drive their xxx bk2s with a bk1 rear end, special servo posts and other mods that you are not going to get in your typical kit. If you are unhappy with the fact that xray releases new cars every 6 months then go pick up a jrx-s, losi doesn't release a new tc but every 3-5 years. However they do show up to a big event running a rear motor mounted jrx-s with new front castor blocks.
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Old 12-03-2005, 05:39 PM   #560
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Well.....Xray doesn't quite do every 8 months...or 6 months...

it's looking like the T2 will hit about 9 months after the FK05...which is about the shortest interval they'vehad between cars....previously they had been pretty much on 1 year between kits...

The cool part is...it's not like Xrays really 'cost so much' anymore...because the rest of the TC market has come up to the same price level, or in a few cases, significantly higher priced...

As far as high end touring cars go now it looks like Xray is right in the middle of the pack
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Old 12-03-2005, 05:56 PM   #561
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and shock towers. Along with a carpet front shock tower. Or better yet a conversion kit. I'll be scared to see the price on this thing. If it's off the wall, I'll just stay with the 05.
The shock towers are definately 3mm thick, I don't know about the decks.
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Old 12-03-2005, 06:35 PM   #562
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If you look at the one showing the motor cutout..looks like the chassis may be 3mm as well? not sure tho....

No need to buy a carpet tower for the T2...tower is already lowered
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Old 12-03-2005, 06:47 PM   #563
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Steve W. got my pre order in Thurs night, keep us updated.

Any idea on release date yet ?
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Old 12-03-2005, 11:24 PM   #564
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If you look at the one showing the motor cutout..looks like the chassis may be 3mm as well? not sure tho....

No need to buy a carpet tower for the T2...tower is already lowered

Yea...that's what I thought. I hope the chassis/upper deck/shock towers are 3mm. That would give it some value over some of the other tcs.

One thing, can anyone tell what the upper bumper brace is mounted into?
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Old 12-03-2005, 11:26 PM   #565
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In the Description presentation they point out that the shock towers are 3mm.....

The upper bumper brace looks like it is only tied to the lower..and not to the bulkheads..
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Old 12-04-2005, 12:50 AM   #566
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I was looking at some photos and this one caught me by surprize !
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I don't know if anyone has mentioned this.. You could countersink a few spots on the slots of the chassis and use flatheads to stiffen the chassis, and mount weights. - its like viagra babeh.
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In the Description presentation they point out that the shock towers are 3mm.....
Thats where I got my info from
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I was looking at some photos and this one caught me by surprize !
I think the interesting thing about your pic is that it looks like the new chassis with the FK05 arms????
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