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Old 04-01-2006, 08:13 PM   #1
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I know this has probably been ask a thousand times before, but what is the best shaft drive car for carpet? I was thinking Pro4, is there a better option?

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Old 04-01-2006, 09:51 PM   #2
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look at belt drives, I sold my Hara pro4 about a month ago and picked up a T2 and the first weekend with it TQ'd. The top cars out there are belts RDX, T2, FK05.
Just my opinion! hope it helps you with a good investment.
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Old 04-01-2006, 10:42 PM   #3
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the best shaft will be the pro4 hara edition.. I got a buddy selling his at a good price put togther raced it one time for 10mins he is a designer for some other company and wants 175 for the car great price you should hit him up. Im sure everyone know him its isaac at Axxis racing great guy send him a email [email protected].. He should help you out all you need and if you can check out a rdx or t2 and the mi2
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Old 04-01-2006, 11:12 PM   #4
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Don't go shaft dude, you will just end up buying a belt sooner or later.

If you want though, the Pro4 Hara.
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Old 04-01-2006, 11:13 PM   #5
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Sryder7,

I'm not sure what standard and what class you race. I have no doubt that the newer belt driven cars are quicker when you have the top cells, batteries and best mod motors geared correctly.

However, I know that for a average club driver like me who runs year old batteries and 19t, then I think there's a lot to be said for keeping a car for a couple of years so that you get to know it and really getting it dialled over that time.

I've been running a tc3 for 3 years and I'm a bit reluctant to change just because I've got the thing so dialled for the places I race at. Very low maintenace too.

Anyway, if you're really want a shaft drive then the hara pro4, yokomo sd and associated tc4 I guess would be good options as would a really dialled used tc3.

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I'd go with the Pro4 as well. (especially since I have one and love it!) It's easy to drive, easy to work on, easy to set up and easy to get parts for including hop up parts. Plus you can find used ones quite cheap!!
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Don't go shaft dude, you will just end up buying a belt sooner or later.

If you want though, the Pro4 Hara.
I've been a shaft drive fan ever since and the next car I'm getting is another shaft driven car. The Pro5 is the next project by HPI which will be released by spring/summer 2007 and I believe it will be next big thing for shaft driven touring cars.

Shaft drive or belt drive, it all depends on the driver and user.

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a user will get more tuning capabilities when using a belt car, plus it runs smooother and has that top end worrying about the inside? install a oneway and tune the suspension.
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why does belt drive have more top end?
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Old 04-02-2006, 05:32 AM   #10
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i do have a fttc4 also im selling its pretty much brand new selling it for 300 bucks or trades for a 4wd buggy less then a yr old xxx-4 or a kysho zx5 or yoko's new buggy
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a user will get more tuning capabilities when using a belt car, plus it runs smooother and has that top end worrying about the inside? install a oneway and tune the suspension.
i don't get it
more tuning capabilities?
more top end?
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i don't get it
more tuning capabilities?
more top end?
Yeah you can adjust the belt tensions. Theres two more tuning options.
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Yokomo Mr4sd "Tommy Kramer Edition"
yeah, i've watched this car run the last few weeks. it's the best shaft car i've seen.
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