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Old 04-09-2014, 11:16 AM   #16
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Old 04-09-2014, 11:16 AM   #17
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More on the TB Evo 6 thanks to http://www.tamiyaracing.dk

84379 1/10 R/C TB EVO. 6 Chassis Kit

6 years on from its predecessor, the latest release in the high-spec TB evolution chassis series is the Evo. 6. TRF designers have given this new generation of the shaft-driven 4WD car a number of updated parts to ensure that it provides an excellent drive.

Featured Components
- One-Piece Motor Mount
- Touring Car Aluminum Short Dampers
- Carbon F/R Damper Stay & Mount
- TRF418 Suspension Arms
- Aluminum Propeller Shaft
- Full Ball Bearings

Option Parts Included
- Double Cardan Joint Shafts
- 3x32mm Alu. Turnbuckle Shaft
- 3x42mm Alu. Turnbuckle Shaft
- 5mm Alu. Ball Connector (Blue)
- 5mm Alu. Ball Nut (Blue)
- Hi-Torque Servo Saver

About the Model
- This is a 1/10 scale R/C model assembly kit.
- The chassis runs on a shaft-driven 4WD layout with horizontally-positioned motor.
- Carbon damper stays and mounts for front and rear are designed for use with aluminum short dampers
- The carbon fiber double deck provides excellent rigidity without compromising cornering ability.
- The chassis inherits the TB-04 chassis front and rear gear boxes. It features a combination of front direct drive and rear gear differential.
- Features suspension parts and aluminum suspension mounts seen on the TRF418 chassis.
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Old 04-09-2014, 11:16 AM   #18
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If you can't be bothered to grind the one plastic part, just buy this:

http://www.exotekracing.com/tb04-stock-motor-adaptor/

$12 and TCS legal.

The fastest single lap at the TAMIYA America regional in gt3 was a tb04...he was around 3.20.
I am well aware of the part and the mod. Why it wasn't designed to accommodate larger pinions and lower FDR's to begin with is what I am questioning. Then again Tamiya does some odd things from time to time. Like the TA06 and the servo and ESC not being switched around and not needing to run long wires across the belt area. They changed this in the MS, but looks like it's the back to the stock way in the new TA06 coming out...

Anyways, as a former owner of 2 EVO 5 MS cars with the Exotek lipo conversions, I was really looking forward to the 6 release. The horizontal motor mount is just not what I was wanting to see in it.
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Old 04-09-2014, 11:19 AM   #19
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It says it used new dampers, with a short big bore...are those going to be different from the current short ones on the tb04 pro kit?
Believe so (unconfirmed though).
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I was once hooked on the blue crack, but now have gone to straight vodka.


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Old 04-09-2014, 11:34 AM   #21
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Here it is, the new EVO 6, what a Beauty



I think the new one is not very different from Simmi`s Racing Factory EVO Exotek 418

I Think new Bulks and Chassis, Topdeck, (Arms, Axles, Stabi all 418). Haha, my is the Future, I like

But one NEW is mine!!!!!
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The Exotek TB Evo 5 is still extremely competitive in 17.5 class racing. Was hoping for something similar with the Evo 6, but if Tamiya is saying its horizontal, then it makes it a less attractive offering. At least for me it does...
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The Exotek TB Evo 5 is still extremely competitive in 17.5 class racing. Was hoping for something similar with the Evo 6, but if Tamiya is saying its horizontal, then it makes it a less attractive offering. At least for me it does...
Yep that is what I was saying. Why not keep all that weight towards the center of the car. That is another advantage for a shaft drive keeping that weight in the middle. Who knows, maybe they will have a way to mount shorty packs horizontal as well...
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Yep that is what I was saying. Why not keep all that weight towards the center of the car. That is another advantage for a shaft drive keeping that weight in the middle. Who knows, maybe they will have a way to mount shorty packs horizontal as well...
It's interesting to me that this TB04 has more steering than any car I've ever driven. And I've driven a lot. The car is heavy. The drive train is as free as any shaft drive car. That took some serious shimming. Tamiya might be onto something.
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My EVO5 MS was great but felt outdated. My thoughts of the TB04 is that I believe it was intended to run Mabuchi motors. Thats why the gearing is the way it is. Hopefully the EVO6 will give what racers are looking for.
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My EVO5 MS was great but felt outdated. My thoughts of the TB04 is that I believe it was intended to run Mabuchi motors. Thats why the gearing is the way it is. Hopefully the EVO6 will give what racers are looking for.
The gearing problem was a very easy fix for me
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There won't be a pinion problem
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The gearing problem was a very easy fix for me
Haters gonna hate. Nice run at TCS btw. Hope to come up and run ripon soon.

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OMG im getting one of those! hopefully it doesnt cost as much as a 418...
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