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Old 10-08-2001, 12:13 AM   #91
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Tamiya's number is 1-800-Tamiya-A
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Old 10-08-2001, 04:29 AM   #92
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Thanks guys. Tamiya America does have them. Ordering mine this week.
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Old 10-13-2001, 12:30 PM   #93
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I was talking to some people about TRF cars not long ago.... they race at Tamiya track often.... they said that there is going to be a new car being released soon (i don't know how soon)... and it's going to be even better than TRF414M......

New cars are just keep coming....
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Old 10-14-2001, 05:51 AM   #94
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A update of the 414m? a newer car? hum!??!?!??!?!? maybe may we will hear more about this. But to this point, no info is around yet.
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Old 10-14-2001, 10:22 AM   #95
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A couple things that I would like changed is this. I like having the battery on one side of the car and the electrics on the other. Probably because I like to run other vehicles but I don't have the batteries to go around. I hate using the packs with the wire.

The other thing and maybe I have something screwed up but with my arms all the way back in the front and the hood of the body rubs on the shock tower causing the paint to come off. Just a little thing but if anybody has any ideas I would be willing to listen to correct it.

Ok one more, probably related to the shock towers. With the car presently configured I am having a hard time getting the chassis down to 5mm's. Could the problems be related?

The car is fast on carpet, just wish I could drive it.
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Old 10-15-2001, 02:55 AM   #96
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If tamiya is do some R&D with a newer 414 which is possible, because their idea of true racing car has changed in the last 3 years big time. We might see new versions every year from now on.
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Old 10-15-2001, 07:37 PM   #97
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Kraig,

The shock tower does rub some paint off the body... just two very small dots though.... the thing you can do is to use two little piece of duct tape or whatever type of tape you have and tape it inside the body where it come with contact with the shock tower...

I have no problem droping the car to whatever height I want... you just gotta play with the damperand the dropping screw... but measure your car's height after the battery is mounted... batteries usually gives about 1 to 2mm drop when it's mounted....
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Kriag,
I use the plastic pieces which come with Yokomo MR4 body mounts, eliminated trhe scratching problem.
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sorry for being a ku ku, but is the 414M Tamiya's most top of the line and expensive car?

is it the improved version of the 414X?.....
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Yes and Yes.
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Old 10-17-2001, 07:50 AM   #101
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the 414m seems to have very few and small parts on it....does that make it fragile?

as the TBEVo2 is the latest/newer released car, am i right to say it is a better and more improved car?...or is it not even comparable?

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Old 10-17-2001, 10:05 AM   #102
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the 414m seems to have very few and small parts on it....does that make it fragile?
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as the TBEVo2 is the latest/newer released car, am i right to say it is a better and more improved car?...or is it not even comparable?
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Supposedly, it borrows the 414m suspension geometry. How it works out from that is still to be seen. But it still boils down to how much the driver practices, and if he understands how to adjust (setup) the car to the track conditions, how to make full use of the resources available etc.

From the TRF414 Site:
This kit is not designed for novice R/C users. The TRF414 chassis kit should only be used by expert R/C enthusiasts. Furthermore, this chassis is not usable in some classes of races. Prior to entering a race, be sure to check the regulations with regard chassis specifications.
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Old 10-17-2001, 03:58 PM   #103
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I haven't heard a Tamiya car that is not built to last. Even their very basic models are strong as steel.

Evo2 is a better and stronger version of EVo1. It pretty much get rid of all the weakness of EVo1. the new suspension geo. and the new alumiunm parts inculded in the car will make this car even stronger/faster!

414M is a great car, but it's not fair to compare a belt drive car with a shaft drive car. You may compare how you feel the car drives but I don't think you can compare them down to the every detail. It's different engeering.
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These (414) kits are made for upper end drivers with above ave skills. Its those that are borderline that are having many problems with the car.
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Anyone been racing lately with their cars? I haven't raced in a month it seems.
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