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Old 12-30-2003, 03:46 PM   #5296
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Tamiya should have fixed this problem on the first batch of evo 3s
after all these are soppose to be top of the line racing cars. I could go buy a tyco at toys R us and not have these problems.
We should all recieve a refund from tamiya. as all of these cars are defective. yes you might be abel to buy hop ups or do modifacations to help the problem. but why should we have to after spending so much money. Hello Tamiya anyone out there!! I bet if it was Losi or any other company they would have fixed this problem a long time ago.
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Old 12-30-2003, 04:56 PM   #5297
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mugenracer i feel you men. i think we should get a refund. like you said,if it is losi,associated,or hpi they will fix it i know it from experience. they are supposed to make a better car from the old one,not give us a problem and fix it ourself...
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Old 12-30-2003, 05:35 PM   #5298
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The mesh of the gears shouldnt be left up to the gearcovers tightness. If the diffs dropped in vertically, this would not be an issue, sadly, they dont.........

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I get you, but there is one thing : then accessibility to the diffs sucks...

Anyway, the SD dos not have this problem and the covers are secured with only two screws.
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Old 12-30-2003, 06:25 PM   #5299
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Tamiya should have fixed this problem on the first batch of evo 3s
after all these are soppose to be top of the line racing cars. I could go buy a tyco at toys R us and not have these problems.
We should all recieve a refund from tamiya. as all of these cars are defective. yes you might be abel to buy hop ups or do modifacations to help the problem. but why should we have to after spending so much money. Hello Tamiya anyone out there!! I bet if it was Losi or any other company they would have fixed this problem a long time ago.
performance comes at cost... no one is forced to buy the Evo3.
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Old 12-30-2003, 06:25 PM   #5300
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My understanding from the SD thread is that the Yokomo isn't exactly immune from stripping problems either !!! I do agree that this problem should have been addressed by Tamiya already. Has anybody e-mailed Tamiya USA and received a response??? BTW, I can vouch for the fact that the Evo 2 never had this problem. I seriously had my share of whacks with that car and it never failed me. Maybe I'm racing the wrong Evo chassis
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Old 12-30-2003, 09:22 PM   #5301
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well, you could all just give up the mod thing and stick to evo3 stock motor racing...Indestructable! LOL

anyway, need help with battery choices....My 2400's are lasting long enough to finish the race and one lap more...maybe.
I've been looking around websites and found fukuyama, promatch, and fusion battery packs. Which of them would be better to get for performance for the price?
for example, fusion's 1.15 batteries say that they are better other 1.17+ batteries. and sounds like a good deal since they are asseambled with deans plug and all...which I need.
Then again I've read great things about the fukus and promatch too. any ideas? help.
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Old 12-30-2003, 09:26 PM   #5302
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They all make good cells. Fukuyama, ZX racing, Kinetix, you can't really go wrong with any of the big names.
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Old 12-30-2003, 09:55 PM   #5303
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We should all recieve a refund from tamiya. as all of these cars are defective. yes you might be abel to buy hop ups or do modifacations to help the problem. but why should we have to after spending so much money. Hello Tamiya anyone out there!! I bet if it was Losi or any other company they would have fixed this problem a long time ago.
I think Tamiya has listened to this and the changes will be made...in the EVO 4. (Disclaimer: I have no knowledge of an Evo 4 even being in production, this is just a comment on the production of this chassis type. On average, we've seen one new car a year with the EVO Banner. I do not mean to start a rumor here.)
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My understanding from the SD thread is that the Yokomo isn't exactly immune from stripping problems either !!!
Well if anyone had a problem, I'm sure the person is in cause. The instruction manual says put 3 shims and a lot of drivers put less (1, 2 and sometimes no shim at all) so that the drive train is free from the first run. The thing is that doing so you put much more strain on the teeth.

Moreover, as the drive train breaks in, the play between the teeth increases and so does the strains. If you do so, then your car needs to be checked and shims added as the drive train breaks in.
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Old 12-31-2003, 05:25 AM   #5305
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ahh i understand that because the diff goes in from the side it relys on the tightness of the diff case, common sence really.

But dont they also have this problem with the pro4?

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ahh i understand that because the diff goes in from the side it relys on the tightness of the diff case, common sence really.

But dont they also have this problem with the pro4?

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Pro 4 the diff goes in from abouve like a TC3, far easier like this to ensure correct shimming of the diff and pinion. Rick
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Pro 4 the diff goes in from abouve like a TC3, far easier like this to ensure correct shimming of the diff and pinion. Rick
Yeah, but makes it a pain to take a diff out...
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someone mentioned that the SD doesnt strip gears.. i have an SD.. i have yet to strip one... and ask my teammates.. im on the boards and flying into the walls more than im on my tires

i have the penguin backing gear for the one way gear in my surikarn/TB-02.. that hasnt stripped yet.. gotta check on the back tho.

has anyone tried using the yokomo gears? i havent read the entire thread (that'll take too long) yet... is it the gears or how the shaft is sitting in the gears thats causing the stripping?
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Old 12-31-2003, 12:46 PM   #5309
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Guys, just out of curiosity .

if you could have a car with a drive train with no problems at all

would you rather have a 1 peice or a 3 piece prop shaft?

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Guys, just out of curiosity .

if you could have a car with a drive train with no problems at all

would you rather have a 1 peice or a 3 piece prop shaft?

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