Originally posted by BrainTeased
hi guys after reading a few pages my eyes are sore so far i've gathered a list of flaws with the evo 4 may i get you guys to add to the list so i can decide which tamiya chassis to get. evo 4 or 415
front one way ... fixed with one way lube.
rear hub bearings cease very often
comes with alloy turnbuckles from factory
front one way alloy ring gears needed
thanks in advance guys
Well, to clarify some of that, I've never had a problem with erar hub bearings, front one way or the plastic gears in stock and a bit in modified. The car does NOT come with Alloy turnbuckles, it only comes with cheap steel bendable turnbuckles (not as bendy as aluminium though).
I think that the key things you've missed is that you:
NEED alloy drive cups front + rear
Carbon Steering Plate Breaks fairly easily (which is why I use a turnbuckle, as well as having adjustable ackerman too
Annoying Flange Tubes for the bottom of front uprights
Rear Uprights seem fairly weak
Spur Gear changes a a bit of a bitch I still think, at least compared to some other belt driven cars
Now, you can fix these issues:
MUST get alloy drive cups
I think the turnbuckle for the steering arm link is a good addition
Get plenty of spare flange tubes
Get Alloy Rear + Front Uprights
Get Square Evo IV Motor mount
From there, everything should be pretty reliable and safe. I didn't put the C Hubs on there as I'm not exactly sure where the damage will take place in an accident but I am only expecting to bend the suspension pins, which is all that's happened on other cars I've owned.
KREATOR1 - The Alloy front uprights and C Hubs are made by Square and are only for the LW Reversible Suspension on Evo IV and 415MS, as well as other cars equipped with the conversion kit. Thanks for the BLUE compliment.