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Old 05-24-2007, 08:19 AM
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Not racing enough at the moment to justify having more than one car, so the rest (losi Type R and Evo5) had to go.

I never ran the Evo on tarmac, only ever indoors. I did always end up with shims under the blocks.

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I've had my Evo V for roughly a month now and for the last week or two I've had some breakage issues

I do hit things a lot, so I do expect to break stuff ( and a TC isn't exactly the most sturdy form of RC car around..)... but I was hoping it would be a little tougher than it has proven to be...

The more troubling breakages have been the front bevel/ring gear and a stripped spur gear. I'm not sure how I stripped the spur gear (in one of the crashes, perhaps??), but I don't want to do that too often since you need to dis-assemble a lot of items to get to it and change it...


I was wondering if you could use a 48 pitch spur on it instead....if so, which make/model would be ideal? Perhaps the 64 pitch gears are simply too fine for the abuse I put the car through

Also, I was wondering if there were any aftermarket sets of bevel/ring gears that would handle an impact a little better. I have a couple of spare gear sets in my hands now in case I strip those again.. Getting to the bevel/ring gears isn't a hard task, but getting the e-clip on and off the end of the driveline can be a little frustrating...

The car seems to handle fairly well and the quality of the parts used seems pretty good, but I've found that I spend almost as much time maintaining it as my old Losi XXX-S, which seemed to break regularly..... Fortunately, the Losi parts that broke were normally A-arms and other suspension pieces that could be quickly fixed between heats....

Any thoughts?

Maybe I should have got a belt car???

I'm racing in 12th scale for a while until I figure out how I want to tackle these issues with the touring car....
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You can use 48 pitch gears, the maximum "safe" spur gear to use is 73 tooth. Any bigger than this and the spur will hang out the bottom of the chassis and has the potential to loose some teeth if it hits anything. As for the bevel gears stripping, what i did was try to put more shims on the bevel gear side of the bulkhead, instead of the shaft side. I do this so that it pushes the bevel gear further into the gearbox causing more surface area of the gears to touch. Using this method i havent stripped any gears running stock.

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Old 05-31-2007, 10:24 AM
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Hey Evo 5 Guys.....I haven`t read any good news about the Evo 5 in awhile because My computer was(is) down.

I`ve Raced My Evo 5(using a 19-Turn Peak Dynasty Motor) a few times and it runs well. . . . .But it isn`t better than My Pro 4 Hara Edition.....No Shaft Drive Kit runs better than the Pro 4(My Opinion).

-You can Run/Drive the Pro 4 Hard/Fast with any Fast Motor. . . . .I don`t think the Evo 5`s Gears can handle a Motor faster than 19-Turns.....?
-The Evo 5 has good Steering; but not better than the Pro 4.
-I thought the Evo 5 has a better Ball Diff set-up over the Pro 4`s; but I was wrong. The Pro 4`s Ball Diffs are Smoother. --The Evo 5`s Ball Diff are good because they are Aluminum.

But overall the Evo 5 -WINS- because of the Easy Diff Access.....The Pro 4 kills me when it`s time for a Diff Rebuild.....Ha Ha!


Who was using a Evo 5 in the 2007 Reedy Race?

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Old 05-31-2007, 12:03 PM
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Originally Posted by GuyIsDamGood
-You can Run/Drive the Pro 4 Hard/Fast with any Fast Motor. . . . .I don`t think the Evo 5`s Gears can handle a Motor faster than 19-Turns.....?
i run my evo with GTB + 5.5 gears did really well , i did only one replacement of bevel gears so far
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well ive heard of some people using a mamba max 7700 with no problems......
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Old 06-10-2007, 12:55 AM
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Hy there !

I run my Evo5 in Stock 23T and 17T and i have also no problems with the Gears.

For the spur gears i have to say that i always run 48dpi spurs

At the moment i have a 71 Spur in the car with a 25T pinion. this is a gera ratio at ~1:6,66.

An other question.

I have a few questions for a good tarmac setup.

I ran the dampers with 40 oilt 3 hole plates, and the yellow springs,
Chamber 1,5 al around, 4 Caster, 5-5,5 ground clearance, and the soft swaybars front and rear. toe in behind is 2,5.
The damperpositions,and the shims under the upper arm mounts are all like in the manual.

Now my question. Whats about the rollcenter on tarmac. have anyone testet shims under the suspension blocks ?

Many drivers using 1mm up on tramac (with oter cars).

Please if anyone have tested it out, let me know.

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Old 06-10-2007, 12:57 AM
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One thing i forgot !

The DROOP !

How much (front and rear) and how mesured!

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Thinking about purchasing an EVO5 are there any hop-ups I should consider purchasing with the new ride?
Under what conditions does the EVO shine over the 415?
Is the vehicle easy to set-up?
Does the EVO4 spool fit the EVO5?
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What are the advantages of the EVO5 over the EVO4?
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Originally Posted by GuyIsDamGood View Post
Hey Evo 5 Guys.....I haven`t read any good news about the Evo 5 in awhile because My computer was(is) down.

I`ve Raced My Evo 5(using a 19-Turn Peak Dynasty Motor) a few times and it runs well. . . . .But it isn`t better than My Pro 4 Hara Edition.....No Shaft Drive Kit runs better than the Pro 4(My Opinion).

-You can Run/Drive the Pro 4 Hard/Fast with any Fast Motor. . . . .I don`t think the Evo 5`s Gears can handle a Motor faster than 19-Turns.....?
-The Evo 5 has good Steering; but not better than the Pro 4.
-I thought the Evo 5 has a better Ball Diff set-up over the Pro 4`s; but I was wrong. The Pro 4`s Ball Diffs are Smoother. --The Evo 5`s Ball Diff are good because they are Aluminum.

But overall the Evo 5 -WINS- because of the Easy Diff Access.....The Pro 4 kills me when it`s time for a Diff Rebuild.....Ha Ha!


Who was using a Evo 5 in the 2007 Reedy Race?

Take Care
i put GTB+4.5R brushless with 48 pitch 76t inside also no problem!!
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I've had both the EVO IV & V. I think both cars have some good and bad points to it. The EVO V is lighter due to the lighter bulkheads, but I think they are way more trouble to work than on the EVO IV. I also think the EVO IV was more durable than the EVO V. However, when it comes to a lower center of gravity, adjustable ackerman, and the parts the EVO V comes with, I think you get a little more for your money and a more race worthy car. Personally, I like both and if you can get a good deal on the EVO IV, I would suggest going that route. Our LHS has been selling the EVO IV for $275 out the door, so a lot of guys are buying that.
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Thx WRXNFX! Think going to purchase a EVO4MS.
How do the EVO4 & 5 compare to the trf415s?
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I don`t know about using Spacers under the Suspension Blocks.
-I only race on Asphalt and I feel it`s all about the Tires and Shock Set-Up.


You don`t really need Hop-Ups for the Evo 5 unless you just like to have everything on your Kit(like Myself).
-Titainum and Aluminum Screw Set
-Titainum Coated Shock and Suspension Shafts

That`s about it for performance part help.


The Pro 4 and Evo 5 are somewhat the same.
-The Evo 5 has better Diff Access over the Pro 4.
-(to Me)The Pro 4`s Diff Ring Gears are Stronger
-(If you`re in the U.S.)Tamiya Parts are hard to get.....Tamiya USA only.

-The Evo 5 doesn`t have a Spool.....yet. You can drive Harder and Faster with a Spool.


I read that some of you guys haven`t had any problems running a Fast Motor in your Evo 5. -But; check those Ring Gears and Bevel Pinions after a few(2) runs with those Fast Motors. . . . .You have Wear on those Gears.
-The Evo 5`s Ring Gear(s) Teeth are Much Smaller than the Pro 4`s.....Meaning not as Strong. . . . .I`m not taking a chance.....Ha Ha!

Have a Happy Father`s Day Guys. -My Wife and Kids should be getting Me something Nice.....?

Take Care

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