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Old 11-29-2003, 08:33 AM   #4981
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Has anyone here got experience to try out both EVO3 and SD before? I am thinking of buying either one, which one should I go for? Thanks!
Both are really good cars, just go for the one you prefer.
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Has anyone here got experience to try out both EVO3 and SD before? I am thinking of buying either one, which one should I go for? Thanks!
I've owned both. They both drive very similar, and either way you go you're capable of winning. The problem with the Evo is the 1 way. And the problem with the SD is it's a Brokomo, doesnt really have any weak points, but if you hit something, you are pretty likely to break.
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Old 11-29-2003, 08:51 AM   #4983
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I have hit stuff pretty hard with my Sd and it doesnt break as easy as one may think.Especially the front chubs and knuckles.Everyone says they break too easily.I guess I dont hit stuff as hard as maybe a sportman driver would.

Evo3 suspension is bullit proof.Its front oneway gear is not
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Old 11-29-2003, 10:19 AM   #4984
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Default Re: Re: TB EVO III vs. Yokomo SD

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I've owned both. They both drive very similar, and either way you go you're capable of winning. The problem with the Evo is the 1 way. And the problem with the SD is it's a Brokomo, doesnt really have any weak points, but if you hit something, you are pretty likely to break.
At least with the Evo3 and its stripped spur you can finish your racing. Mine never failed in that area. The guys I know with brokomo's usually cannot finish their races upon heavy impact.

The 1-way gear and universal pin holder has been the only thing I have broken with my Evo after many, many, many runs and some abuse. Heck the wheels break before my Evo does.

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Old 11-29-2003, 10:44 AM   #4985
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I have owned both and raced both extensively. What you have OBSERVED is not my Experience at all.Call it a Brokomo all you want. My Brokomo has a better chance at doing well because that drivetrain defect actually hurts your cars performance.You may be able to continue and finish but it not the same after that oneway gear strips.
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Old 11-29-2003, 10:48 AM   #4986
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How about the Barracuda? It's also a shaft drive and I hear it's the toughest one out there. I will wait for the R3 though. Coming late January.
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Old 11-29-2003, 07:16 PM   #4987
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I just got my Evo and I love it. Yes the front one way gear may strip but the car is solid. I have had some hard impacts into unforgiving baricades and I have not broken anything except a couple of wheels. About the worst that has happened to me was I lost my batteries when I sideswiped the wall, which leads me to my next question.

Does anyone have advice on the best way to keep the side by side batteries from poping out of the chasis?

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i bought some "posts" and screwed them into the holes where the battery holder would normally be if you used stick packs. it works perfectly. I just put some electrical tape around the posts just in case they happened to touch the battery. works great so far
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use some of the assocaited on-road ball cups
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Old 11-29-2003, 09:51 PM   #4990
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ok, people are always mentioning the stripping front oneway, and i have also had this happen. yes it is a problem.

but since i have installed the square alloy cases i have never EVER!, striped another oneway gear.

i use a 6T hacker (read quick, very). on a track i race at. the layout was new, so there was crashing involved. now get this, i crashed very hard heaps of times but NNEEEEEVER striped the one way gear at one point i crashed so hard that the crown gear stripped itself at the section the shaft goes through but the oneway was fine! i striped the crown gear but NOT the oneway!!???

can someone answer this perplexing question? i;m happy with my evo, but i hate the play in the steering linkage. especially after owning a mugen mtx3 and enjoying slop free joints there!

plastic quality is something to be desired though on some parts. tamiya should consult mugen on this! tamiyas bullcups suck!
I'm not exactly sure what they use, but the oval guys eliminate steering slop with small rubber bands around the balls- I've heard it works really well on TCs also, but have yet to try ti first hand.

Get the low friction Tamiya ballcups. They supposedly don't pop off nearly as easy.
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Larry as Jason did with his car I used the short body post included with the EVO but dremeled a flat on the body post so the battery would fit.

Discus having both cars this summer driving for both Tamiya and Yokomo I went back to the EVO I don't like the rear weight bias on the Yok it was a good car and I did not have huge breakage issues but I do prefer the EVO over the SD.

Hierog as BD said get the low friction cups the mat'l is harder and they don't lose their shape very quickly.

Venom The square boxes help but are not the entire solution.

Rod did Taka have anything cool on his desk?
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hello guys... so what's the best solution for this "stripped front oneway gears?"
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Old 11-29-2003, 10:38 PM   #4993
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Can any one tell me what is the right combination of shims you need in the EVO 3 to stop the problem of messing the front gears up. I have been told that it is a combination of shims on the drive gear side of the diff and at the back of the pinion gear but does any body no how many?
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Use a tc3 gear just have to shim it. read a few pages back and you should find it. it really works good and it is smoth if shimed right.
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oh i used 3 shimes behind the tc3 gear.
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