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Old 03-19-2007, 03:08 PM   #1
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I've just noted that Tamiya has a sale going on for a TRF415 + Body + motor mount with Heatsink for just $275.

I was thinking of getting a TA05R when it come out... My question is: Should I get the TRF 415 or wait until TA05r comes out?

I want to start racing this year.....

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Old 03-19-2007, 03:22 PM   #2
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You're going to get quite a variety of answers on this one...

The TA05 is an excellent car... but it's not in the same league when it comes to being a "true race car" when compared to the 415. Yes - the TA05 can win some club races, however the comparison is like comparing a Porsche Boxter S to a Porsche GT3. Yes - both are still Porsche's and although the Boxter is a great car for doing some track days, it is in no way a performance based machine like the GT3.

To put it bluntly, if you are looking for a higher perfomance car the 415 is a better bet - however, expect to break more stuff when you hit the boards and be more sensitive to not being set-up perfectly. The TA05 is a great multi-purpose car that is excellent for the new-to-intermediate racer, expecially if you are looking at racing at outdoor events. The car is a little more forgiving in crashes and with the stock suspension, more durable.

Hope this helps. Eitherway, welcome to the hobby.
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Old 03-19-2007, 03:44 PM   #3
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Thanks, you got me convinced - to get the TA05R.

That is because I have a TA05 now (with some broken parts), that i wanted to start upgrading, and as we all know, upgrades are costly, i'd better get the already upgraded kit, have a lot of spare parts, and also get a little cheaper.

Second issue.... If I get the TRF, I'll have to race in the higher league in some clubs..

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That's a good way to look at it. I had a TA05 and it was a great car with plenty to offer.
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You wouldn't always have to race it in a higher class it just depends. Some classes will only allow tub chassis and other advanced classes will only allow carbon fiber. Most people run Stock rubber which you can run tub or carbon fiber chassis with any 27T motor. If I were you I would get the TA-05R
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Hi,

I've just noted that Tamiya has a sale going on for a TRF415 + Body + motor mount with Heatsink for just $275.
Where shop sell TRF415 + Body + motor mount with Heatsink for just $275.
I just thinking TA05R vs HB cyclone S.. where is the best?
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It's the older 415 from 2-3 yrs back (old stock), I'd get the 05R
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Where shop sell TRF415 + Body + motor mount with Heatsink for just $275.
I just thinking TA05R vs HB cyclone S.. where is the best?
Tamiya's website.
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How much is the TA05R compared to the 415? The 415 is on sale now for $275 and that sounds like a deal that can't be missed unless the TA05R is slightly cheaper.
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The Tamiya USA sale is a great price but the car is 1st generation. Good car but tweaks like crazy. To acess the diffs is a pain. The 3rd generation of the car, the MSX has the split bulkheads which makes life easier.

The TA05R will give you the performance that you'll need in a stock class and in the hands of a good driver, will probably be competitive with the big dogs but as Duckman said, when you really want to run with the big dogs, the 415 style, carbon fibre touring car is the ultimate.

From what it sound like, if you are starting out, go with the TA05. Technically you can run it in GT1 and GT2 if you are going to run TCS.

Both Duckman and myself each have both cars and the TA05 is no slouch.

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