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    A couple years ago when I was expanding my original D132 set, I recall being warned about sellers unloading Pro X track on unknowing buyers.

    Have read that Pro X does not play nice with D132 cars.

    How does one identify the difference between Pro X and D132 track sections such as the different lane changers and Pit Lanes. Is there a Pro X marking? Is there a cross reference table somewhere with part numbers?

    I do understand how to identify the difference between the (D132/Pro X) BB and the D132 BB.

    I am sure this will help others as well.

    Reason I ask is looking to add another Pit and double lane change. Might also build a fun layout for a buddy from the ground up. Hoping to save some money on used track sections where I can.

    Thanks,

    TRU

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    I had Pro-x when it first came out and switched everything over to D/132 when Carrera offered a chance to swap the electronic parts at a very low cost [LC's and car chips]. That was at least 6 or 7 years ago.
    I can see if I can find part #s on some of my LC's but it may be a few days before I can get to it.
    A couple things I can tell you in the meantime..
    1. Pro-x controllers [wired and infrared wireless] work fine with D/132.
    2.Pro-x power supplies also work.

    You may already know this, but any standard track sections[non digital pieces] that are 4 tab also work with 3 tab track. Some sellers list these as pro-x because it says it on the box.
    Randy
    Last edited by 32lbKING; 03-27-2018, 11:39 AM. Reason: deleted #3 for wrong info on pro-x 3 tab track...

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    • #3
      Ah... 4 tab track. Is it safe to say all Pro-x is 4 tab?

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        deleted. wrong info.
        Last edited by 32lbKING; 03-27-2018, 11:36 AM.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by truwebs View Post
          Reason I ask is looking to add another Pit and double lane change.
          PRO-X might work to your advantage here. There's that mod to a PRO-X L/C used in a pit lane that shuffles every other car to another pit lane. A D1XX chip will cause a P/X L/C to activate every time, so by moving the LED sensor past the L/C gate, it causes the L/C to activate then. Better seen in action than with my description.

          I think this is the thread, but it's 4:30 AM too, LOL

          http://slotcarillustrated.com/portal...ad.php?t=95754

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          • #6
            Originally posted by buspor63 View Post
            PRO-X might work to your advantage here. There's that mod to a PRO-X L/C used in a pit lane that shuffles every other car to another pit lane. A D1XX chip will cause a P/X L/C to activate every time, so by moving the LED sensor past the L/C gate, it causes the L/C to activate then. Better seen in action than with my description.

            I think this is the thread, but it's 4:30 AM too, LOL

            http://slotcarillustrated.com/portal...ad.php?t=95754
            Yes.. thanks for sharing. I was just reading the Dual Pit Lane thread and saw this. Great way to keep cars banging into each other in when pitting.

            TRU

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            • #7
              Originally posted by 32lbKING View Post
              3.Any digital track sections[pit lane or LC's] that are the 3 tab will work, because Carrera converted to the 3 tab configuration after switching over to D/132.
              Sorry but this is wrong. The 3 tab track parts were introduced in 2006, while D132 was released late 2007. So, there are also PRO-X track parts that have 3 tabs instead of 4.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Carrera124 View Post
                Sorry but this is wrong. The 3 tab track parts were introduced in 2006, while D132 was released late 2007. So, there are also PRO-X track parts that have 3 tabs instead of 4.
                Woops, sorry about that guys. I guess I stand corrected. I thought sure that was right
                Thanks for posting Carrera124
                Randy

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by 32lbKING View Post
                  I had Pro-x when it first came out and switched everything over to D/132 when Carrera offered a chance to swap the electronic parts at a very low cost [LC's and car chips]. That was at least 6 or 7 years ago.

                  I can see if I can find part #s on some of my LC's but it may be a few days before I can get to it.
                  Hey TRU, I looked at about half of my LC's for part #s before I realized that won't help you.
                  When Carrera did the parts swap for the LC's, we mailed back the half of the Pro-x LC that had the switch mechanism in it, and they shipped back a new piece that had the D/132 electronics in it. So all of my LC's have D/132 part #s. Sorry I couldn't be of any help.
                  Randy

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by 32lbKING View Post
                    Hey TRU, I looked at about half of my LC's for part #s before I realized that won't help you.
                    When Carrera did the parts swap for the LC's, we mailed back the half of the Pro-x LC that had the switch mechanism in it, and they shipped back a new piece that had the D/132 electronics in it. So all of my LC's have D/132 part #s. Sorry I couldn't be of any help.
                    Randy
                    Thanks for your efforts

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