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Old Dec 03, 2009, 10:15 AM
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It isn't going to matter, just get the one you like best. There are many differences, most insignificant. The only real difference I could ever feel while driving them was that a shaft drive always felt more forgiving near the limit than a belt drive, but that could have just been a difference in the two cars. My shaft drive car (TL-01) would slowly start to slide and could slide in complete control around a corner. My belt drive car (XXX-S) would be fine and suddenly loose traction and snap around. I never really put much thought into the reason until this thread, but maybe the belt stretches a little bit and once the tires slip all of the stored energy is released in the form of tire spin? I don't really know, but that was my experience with the two and comparing a TL-01 to a XXX-S is apples and oranges although I was just as competitive with the Tamiya as I was with the Losi.
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