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Old 01-12-2015, 06:54 PM   #1
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I'm getting back into the RC game but really don't know which out of the three I should get. I'll be running 21.5 and 17.5. I've read a lot about all the cars but kinda want a racers perspective that has ran all three and explain pros and cons of each of the three. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
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Typeone I have 2 of the 3 cars you mentioned all of them are good choices I haven't run a 419 yet but I would get a 419 or a bd7. I race an EVO6 every week in GT It runs very well. If I was starting over like you are 419 would be my choice.
Why don't you come by the track Saturday and we can talk.
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What's up Brian. Yeah I'll go what time u guys start?
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Why is that even a question?

I mean why even consider the 418 if you can get the 419? It's supposed to be the best car in Tamiya's current lineup innit? (aside from some practicalities such as the 418 split suspension blocks which are used well, only on the 418 which means you're tied to something that will inevitably drop off the production line soon if it didn't already).

As or the Evo6, why? Read the thread and you'll see no end of problems with g'box cases, limited adjustability in the gear ratio, crunchy gear diffs and so on. It's a very narrow niche car to the point that it's a dead end. Not to mention it is not clear if Tamiya will continue to bring out future versions which would put some life into the chassis for some time to come. Belt cars are updated yearly and there's always considerable part interchageability with newer models which should future proof somewhat your car (for a few years at least).
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all three! no really.. If i could i would.. i have driven all three cars i own a 419 came from a 417v5.. about the 418 there is a minimal distinction between the v5 and 418 but when i drove a 419 i felt different all of a sudden it had e a ton of mid corner steering balance felt so tame. the EVO oh yes! if you drive a well set up car its really a good! It has a torque and well connected power to the asphalt well suited for lower power motors.. like what i said all three .. but really the choice here is 419 or Evo depends or your purpose
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What's up Brian. Yeah I'll go what time u guys start?
Practice starts at 11:00 I will be there doing track prep at 9:00.
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I have all 3, and I would recommend the TRF419, as mentioned before it does improve on the already excellent 418. The EVO6 is great and is quick out of the corners, but the 419 is going to give you more freedom to do more.
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Ok so how does the 418 with the Samix Conversion kit giving it that yokomo motor mount style compare to a stock 419? Or is the 419 just a better all around car even with the 418 with the conversion kit? I'll be doing mostly club racing in 17.5.
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Dude, just buy a 419
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Get the latest one. There is a reason why the newer models are better and necessary. It guarantees you faster lap times.
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Buy the 419. Not even a question as Niznai said.

You should seriously look at the Yokomo though. And maybe even the new VBC.
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Ok so how does the 418 with the Samix Conversion kit giving it that yokomo motor mount style compare to a stock 419? Or is the 419 just a better all around car even with the 418 with the conversion kit? I'll be doing mostly club racing in 17.5.
My 418 has all that Samix conversion I will make you a good deal on it.
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BTW Carlton I made all the changes you suggested to my GT3 car and it was dialed. You were right!
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418 or 419 are both really good cars but from the EVO let the finger.

In front of the gear box you have still broken gears after a few batteries. As long as Tamiya does not solve the problem buy a TRF. In addition, you get the 418 in time for little money.

Good reason to buy a decent Kit that you can add with parts from the 419.
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