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Tamiya guys! TB04R, Pro o or basic?

Old 06-30-2018, 02:20 PM
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Default Tamiya guys! TB04R, Pro o or basic?

Hi guys. Im into rc racing (touring) since 2002 but i've never run a Tamiya. Now I race with X-ray, but for some reasons, I'm attracted by drive shaft cars.
So, I'm gonna buy a Tb04, just for fun. I have two options:
1 - Used (kinda new) TB04 Pro for 165€ (190$)
2 - Brand new TB04 basic version for 100€ (114$)
But! I have a old Tamiya TRF Dumpers set in my bag (7-8 years ago, but never used)

So: I need your advice. In my place, would you buy the pro version or the basic one, since I already have the dumpers set?

Do I have to consider the R version? (very hard to find it in sale/trade online market, btw...)

Thanks!

Jake
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Old 06-30-2018, 02:58 PM
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I've a TB04R. It has the most useful hop ups on board, you buy later with a Pro kit.

Ebay has still some NIB kits for around 300$.
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TB04R is great but a bit heavy. With Exo Six its very good race machine. For fun it would be OK.
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Only problem (weak point) with TB04 is the center gear box. Carbon reinforced miter gears or the DB01 aluminum ones are recommended.
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having both, i recommend the basic. it's good enough and the plastic chassis seems to give additional grip over the cf of the R
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Originally Posted by Macio4ever View Post
TB04R is great but a bit heavy. With Exo Six its very good race machine. For fun it would be OK.
Sadly Mike stop making tb04 parts pack, otherwise R will be the perfect condidate for the conversion.
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The TB05 pro has just been released. I would get that. Itís a big jump from the 04.
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Evo six is cheap now so it might be good choice as well.
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Originally Posted by Macio4ever View Post
Evo six is cheap now so it might be good choice as well.
Threadstarter want' s a TB04 just for fun. I think it will be the typical parking lot basher. A graphite chassis might be a bit too much...
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Originally Posted by jakelamotta View Post
Hi guys. Im into rc racing (touring) since 2002 but i've never run a Tamiya. Now I race with X-ray, but for some reasons, I'm attracted by drive shaft cars.
So, I'm gonna buy a Tb04, just for fun. I have two options:
1 - Used (kinda new) TB04 Pro for 165Ä (190$)
2 - Brand new TB04 basic version for 100Ä (114$)
But! I have a old Tamiya TRF Dumpers set in my bag (7-8 years ago, but never used)

So: I need your advice. In my place, would you buy the pro version or the basic one, since I already have the dumpers set?

Do I have to consider the R version? (very hard to find it in sale/trade online market, btw...)

Thanks!

Jake
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