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Old 12-18-2002, 04:30 AM   #106
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That sounds really nice.
Any downfalls yet?

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No major complaints at the moment. Maybe if I wanted to be picky I would have wished Tamiya included hex head screws instead of the Phillips head screws, it would give a more professional finish to the car.

Another minor issue is the large number of screws needed to secure the top deck. I think the Evo3 uses twice as many screws to secure the upper deck than my TRF414M2
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Talking Tamiya TB freak here :D

I can't wait to get my hands on the EVO III. I have two TB01 with Carbon chassis already. One is OT HPI Pro2 arms Hybrid and the other is unbuild with mix parts. My experience with the hybrid had been mixed so i might switch is back with the evo2 arms and see what happens. I would love to get EVO III before the season starts but that sucks about American future owners of the kit: ton of delays on the actual release of the car and HELLA (yes, I say HELLA) PRICEY!!

Say, about that bearing soaking on WD40 subject, would that free up the EVo I and II drivetrain too?

Sengming , WD40 is a water repellant and/or degreaser. What soaking does to your bearing is to clear out any excess teflon grease that might cause friction to your bearing rather than actually reducing it. Remember, we do not know how long has it been since the bearings had came out of the production line so don't take any chances for your race. That reminds me, I have to soak it from now on (not that I really notice any drag on mine)
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Old 12-18-2002, 05:51 AM   #108
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Did anybody notice the "FOR SALE" listing from rayhuang......He ordered 5 kits from Japan....3 are already sold......If anybody has the cash right now....contact him. Now if I could only find somebody to make me a small loan..................or maybe I need to find a rich woman!!!!!
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Old 12-18-2002, 06:36 AM   #109
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[B]I can't wait to get my hands on the EVO III. I have two TB01 with Carbon chassis already. One is OT HPI Pro2 arms Hybrid and the other is unbuild with mix parts. My experience with the hybrid had been mixed so i might switch is back with the evo2 arms and see what happens. I would love to get EVO III before the season starts but that sucks about American future owners of the kit: ton of delays on the actual release of the car and HELLA (yes, I say HELLA) PRICEY!!

Say, about that bearing soaking on WD40 subject, would that free up the EVo I and II drivetrain too?
I would assume it will free up the drive train as well but remember to lube it since whatever grease was in the bearings would have been removed by the WD40. Proper lube such as bearing lube should be used as they consist of a light oil instead of thick grease.
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Does anyone know what the internal gear ratio of the EvoIII is?
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Old 12-20-2002, 02:27 AM   #111
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Has anyone had problem any problems with the rear diff coming undone? Mine appear to become lose after a few minutes of driving!!!!
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Old 12-20-2002, 02:49 AM   #112
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Has anyone had problem any problems with the rear diff coming undone? Mine appear to become lose after a few minutes of driving!!!!
How tight are you setting the diff? If you look closely at the locking nut, you should see some plastic on it. The plastic is supposed to grip onto the diff screw and stop it from loosening. Make sure you screw the diff screw so that it passes the plastic bit by a little bit.
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Any One able to post some good pics of their Evo III or know where I can find some on the net???

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I have tightened the diff the same as I have on my 414M2. It's ok for a while then appears to loosen off. I heard someone say that this was a problem on early F201 kits and as it's almost the same diff I wondered if this was the same problem?
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I have tightened the diff the same as I have on my 414M2. It's ok for a while then appears to loosen off. I heard someone say that this was a problem on early F201 kits and as it's almost the same diff I wondered if this was the same problem?
If it is a problem then I haven't noticed it yet.

There doesn't seem to be much of a different between the evo3 diffs and my 414m2's diff apart from the pulley (or lack of in the Evo's case). Can't see why the problem would be specific to the Evo3.

I'll see what happens in a few days when I push the car harder on the track.
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Any One able to post some good pics of their Evo III or know where I can find some on the net???

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Check this out!!

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fabolousRC: snap some more once you start the building process or get it put together...please...
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Wow just run my Evo 3 for the first time last night. It a fantastic car and will beat anything around at the moment. I was running a TRF414M2 and ususally lost time against the TC3's but the Evo was on the pace and if not quicker out of the tight corners.

Setup I ran on carpet

Frt

Ass purple springs
Yellow roll bar
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Ass copper springs
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Is this not the kit up for auction on Ebay at the moment?????

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