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Old 12-22-2002, 03:59 AM   #121
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yeah..pretty much...and I want it

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Old 12-22-2002, 06:05 AM   #122
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where can i get an evo3 as cheap as possible..
there has to be a shop like towwerhobbies, that ships to europe..
thx
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Old 12-22-2002, 11:42 AM   #123
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where can i get an evo3 as cheap as possible..
there has to be a shop like towwerhobbies, that ships to europe..
thx
Hi try the guy at the web site shown at the bottom of this message. His name is andy and his store is hobbymania. He will ship just about anywhere and his prices are good. If you tell him that Steven King put you on to him he might "look after you"..(give you a bit of discount).

His shipping costs are much cheaper than Tower hobbies and he is very reliable. I can get a kit shipped to Australia in 4 days for $25.00US!!!

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Old 12-22-2002, 05:37 PM   #124
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for the people who have ran the Evo III, does the car tend to lean to one side with on throttle just like the Evo II? (torque steer)

not sure which one to get Evo II or III, so any opinion will be a great big help.


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Old 12-23-2002, 12:47 AM   #125
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the batteries one the EvoIII are more centered to eliminate torque steer. There are many improvements on the EvoIII from the EvoII that make the EvoIII a better choice.
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Old 12-23-2002, 02:17 AM   #126
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Man,

I've never before seen such a poor quality of BB as now with the Evo III.
I tried everything to make them better. But these BB just suck!

Which is a shame since the rest of the kit looks really nice!

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Old 12-23-2002, 03:02 AM   #127
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i'm sure the bearings are no diifferent to any other Tamiya kit (or TRF), Tamiya have never had an issue in the past. All their bearings would come from the same source.

Ive also seen comments regarding, flushing bearings out from new and re greasing them (to make them better???)... completely unnecessary...
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Old 12-23-2002, 03:04 AM   #128
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where can i get an evo3 as cheap as possible..
there has to be a shop like towwerhobbies, that ships to europe..
thx
try rainbowten.com, these guys are in Japan right next door to Tamiya! they have no issues dealing with international orders.

this is where i got mine from.
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Old 12-23-2002, 04:01 AM   #129
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Black Knight,

I'm no newbie, and I have to disagree with you.
I've built many, many kits over the years from different manufacturers but these bearings suck.

I've built my share of Tamiya's also.
I used to favor the metall bearings over rubber shieldeds.
In the Evo III are metalls, but they are bad quality.
Which I'm not used from Tamiya.

I think it's pretty strange when they just released a top-of-the-line racer, they allready offer a hop-up ballbearing set!!!
53589.

Recently I built the TA04 Blue Edition, which is smooth as silk, bearingwise...

That's justy my opnion.

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Pizza,
Where did you end up buying your Evo III Kit?? Was it on the web??

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Old 12-23-2002, 04:21 AM   #131
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O Hi Steevo,

I haven't had much time lately (working twice as hard, because I wanted to have some time-of for the holidays).
Thanks for pointing me into the direction of Hong-Kong.
I'm sure I'll give it a go in the future.
For now I played it safe. I got it from Rainbow.
Since I allready am a long time customer there.

see ya
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Old 12-23-2002, 04:25 AM   #132
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Default Re: CRAP BAERINGS!!!

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Man,

I've never before seen such a poor quality of BB as now with the Evo III.
I tried everything to make them better. But these BB just suck!

Which is a shame since the rest of the kit looks really nice!

Pizza
Heheh I have to agree with you here. The difference between the blue bearings and the metal shielded ones are as obvious as black and white.

After flushing the metal shielded bearing they were twice as smooth. I guess they could be good if Tamiya had bothered to use lighter oil to lube them. I had the same problem with my TA04R and 414m2 kits.

Having said that the kits are still pretty decent value.
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Old 12-23-2002, 06:06 AM   #133
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I have two EVO III's coming in in early January. I live in Ohio and will be more than happy to ship them anywhere in the states!!!

Thanks,
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Old 12-23-2002, 06:07 AM   #134
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Hehe, For the people who actually own the car, how does the car actually perform? How is it compared to 414 handling wise? Track tests ect.......
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Hey J, I put about 2 hrs on the car on Sat. A.M. and so far it looks better than the 414 but again that is with only 2 hrs I ran side by side with the 414 and compared feel and times it digs out of the turn alot better and gets up on the motor alot quicker. It also felt alot lighter more nimble than the 414 did
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