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Old 05-05-2006, 03:51 PM   #76
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Looks very interesting. There are a few things that put the Evo at a disadvantage.

1) torque steer - This is more a problem of all shaft drive cars and more with larger powered motors and/or on lower grip surfaces. On high grip carpet I didn't have a problem even running mod but it is noticeable.
2) countersunk upper deck - This car needs it. I did it to mine and all of the tweak issues went away for the most part.
3) small bearings in hubs - I understand the concept of the LW suspension and reducing unsprung weight but sorry, this bearing size is beyond critical mass for durability/reliability.
4) spur gear swap - Man is this a royal PITA. I even got the Square motor mount and it still doesn't help. No matter what you have to take all of the center posts out (if you are running them) and retweak your car.

These are issues I think Tamiya's engineers should tackle first. I can live with a higher CG and not the best steering ackerman but IMO they should stick to the fundementals first. That said, I still dig my Evo and will use it for stock/spec class any time.

BTW, I get to run my EvoIV for the first time in a long time this Sunday... woohoo. It is our new spec class with 540J and 3000mAH stick packs. The Evo should be perfect for that class.
The bearings are small, but if you have the bearing spacer and improve your driving skills, you won't have problems with it. I agree with you for the countersunk upper deck, I am sure it makes a big difference.
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Old 05-05-2006, 08:56 PM   #77
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yo guy i going to make pre order from RC champ when they start to offer pre order for TB EVO 5 can't wait to see the real car hehehe
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Man saw the picture of this car SUPER Nice
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Old 05-05-2006, 09:08 PM   #79
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Man saw the picture of this car SUPER Nice
hehehe tell you before dun get TC4 FT but you dun listen now regret leh?
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time to upgrade the evo III
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The bearings are small, but if you have the bearing spacer and improve your driving skills, you won't have problems with it. I agree with you for the countersunk upper deck, I am sure it makes a big difference.
When I had an RDX (small wheel bearings) I had to pay close attention to the wheel bearings so I wouldn't blow one out and I didn't crash that car very much (only a couple times in the couple months I had the car) and I only ran the car in 19t and stock. I think the small wheel bearings that manufactuers are using to reduce rotating mass/unsprung weight are way too small to handle the load that is being put on them by the car cornering
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hehehe tell you before dun get TC4 FT but you dun listen now regret leh?
Nvm lar, see when it hit the market first
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Nvm lar, see when it hit the market first
scheduled mid june if i'm not wrong, but i guess will be widely available only in july? i could be wrong though.
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scheduled mid june if i'm not wrong, but i guess will be widely available only in july? i could be wrong though.
err wrong thread oops...

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When will it be available?
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err wrong thread oops...
what do you mean?
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err wrong thread oops...
this page says june
http://tamiya.com/japan/news/news0606/news1.htm#58371

if you were talking about why i said july, that's in my opinion the time when the car will be WIDELY available.
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this page says june
http://tamiya.com/japan/news/news0606/news1.htm#58371

if you were talking about why i said july, that's in my opinion the time when the car will be WIDELY available.
err i was reading that thread and the kyosho thread and posted in the wrong one... it's the production of kyosho's new shaft car that started today...
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err i was reading that thread and the kyosho thread and posted in the wrong one... it's the production of kyosho's new shaft car that started today...
ahh ok a bit miscommunication
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Wondering, does anyone know if the EVO V will have those dinky small bearings as its ancestors?

Since crashing has become almost a passtime for me... (not purposely) but i am thinking this may not be a good thing if they will continue to use the small bearings
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