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Old 08-22-2010, 10:37 AM
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Originally Posted by arevir View Post
so is this still a good buy for a shaft drive chassis?
When I had looked into getting a TB Evo, I had heard that parts are hard to get for the Evo V. That is one reason I went with the Evo IV. Tamiya USA is also selling kits for $230 dollars with free shipping. Parts are also easy to get.

As far as performance, the Evo is great for stock touring car class. If you are running anything larger, you might want to go with something that is belt driven.
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Thought I'd post in here since I just ran my Evo V for the first time ever on Fri evening at my local onroad club which runs in a school gym. I've had the chassis built for a couple years now but was always my shelfqueen. But wow was the car a pleasure to drive. Everything just worked the way it should and no issues whatsoever. The only problem is that we run on a really low traction surface, and everyone seems to be having issues finding the proper tire or foam that hooks up. But, again I was just happy the chassis held up great and I didn't break anything.
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I have an EVO V MS for sale if anyone is looking for one. Run mostly on carpet and on asphalt twice.

Will post on for sale forums once I have completed the tear down to make sure it doesn't need anything. This car will be fresh and like brand new when sold.

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Mine is 3 years old and still running strong. It is not the fastest, but certainly for just the regular joes like myself, its definitely got bang for buck. Though the TRF417 is looking attractive too....
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Old 11-14-2010, 08:04 PM
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Ohh I've been eyeing the 417 as well......may treat myself to a Christmas gift if it comes out by then

I've been considering a HB TCX as well, but I'm thinkin the 417 may win out simply because it's a Tamiya and can possibly share an odd part with the Evo V
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I have an EVO V MS for sale if anyone is looking for one. Run mostly on carpet and on asphalt twice.

Will post on for sale forums once I have completed the tear down to make sure it doesn't need anything. This car will be fresh and like brand new when sold.

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Evo has been sold.
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Old 11-15-2010, 12:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Racecrafter View Post
Evo has been sold.
Wow, that was quick. Notice that Tamiya have the EVO 5 MS temporary out of stock Rumors going around we may see a EVO 6 mid next year.
Just pulled my EVO V out the cupboard and wanting to run a 7.5T on 2S. I use to run a 5.5T but can't remember what pinion I was using. Someone recommend a pinion for a 7.5T on smallish track.
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Old 11-15-2010, 12:50 AM
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TB Evo 6, any hinter tamiya gonna release one.. for me i stick with evo 5.
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Originally Posted by Drift_Buggy View Post
Wow, that was quick. Notice that Tamiya have the EVO 5 MS temporary out of stock Rumors going around we may see a EVO 6 mid next year.
Just pulled my EVO V out the cupboard and wanting to run a 7.5T on 2S. I use to run a 5.5T but can't remember what pinion I was using. Someone recommend a pinion for a 7.5T on smallish track.
I'm running my 8.5t 34/96 if that helps any.
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Thanks Captain Stacker and encore75 for the Spool info.
-I`ve installed the Spool in my Evo 5 and it runs Faster On-Power. It lost some Off-Power Steering; but I like it better this way(it had too much Off-Power Steering anyway).

Sorry I didn`t get back to you guys much sooner.

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For a couple months now I've been running the spool in my Evo and on the low traction gym floor it had simply made the car easier to drive and taken off a good chunk of lap time
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For a couple months now I've been running the spool in my Evo and on the low traction gym floor it had simply made the car easier to drive and taken off a good chunk of lap time
Hi. I was wondering, what tires/insert are you running? We also run on a slippery gym floor and proper tires make for a good time in a poor situation. I am driving my Evo 5 on Schumacher mini pins, both 25mm and 21mm wide with blue inserts. The blue compound tires seem to go better than the yellow compound tires. Just wanted to hear from someone else and their experience.
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I understand the diff in this car is different to the 416/417, but was wondering if any gear diffs out there that fit the evo5?
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The TB03 gear diff
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The TB03 gear diff
Doesn't TB03 comes with Ball Differential?
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