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Old 07-30-2003, 07:31 PM   #16
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I completely agree with you Steevo, it just seems that once you buy Tamiya you get hooked and become like a junkie, and you gotta have more and more, no matter what the cost Maybe is something they put inside the bags.
I myself am trying to go to rehab and break the expensive habit, wish me luck



Don't get me wrong, One of my favourite cars is my Novak SS Powered tamiya TB EvoII. But in this case the T1R would be a much better buy for the money.

There is something addictive about a tamiya and I can't explain what it is but for quality of materials and quality of Finish you just can't go past the xray range...

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Thats true, i hated tamiya due to my bad experience with the TAO3 and O2, i didnt really take notice of the 414 series when it hit the shelves. But this year something tempted me to touch it and the obsession began then came my TB EVO III SE geeeeessshh im hooked
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Old 07-30-2003, 10:34 PM   #19
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Yeah you're both right there is something about the top of the range Tamiya's that make them very alluring.

I got izzyracers DVD of the 2003 Reedy Challenge and there were a lot of people driving the EvoIII. I was very surprised....

Luckily I have learned to dicipline myself on the amount of money I spend in this hobby or I would have myself a TB EvoIII Surikarn Edition by now for sure..

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The pics are finally out on Tamiya's Japanese page...

I do agree...Tamiya is definitely addictive











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Are those droop screws on the lower arms????? Is this not a new addition to an already great chassis?? I don't remember seeing them on any 04 I've had.
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I was expecting this car to get "all" the hopups offered for the TA04... except that it's a TUB Chassis version... but...

Several things I notice:

No Ti-Screws
Plastic Arms(not CF, unless they change the spec)
No Aluminum Arm mounts like the TRF version
Plastic steering?
No-One ways?!?
Still uses the heavy outdrives!


Seems that the TRF version is still a better deal(although it also doesn't have Ti-Screws). All that car needs though is a TUB Chassis...

It wouldn't shock me if they put the price on this "new" chassis the same with the TRF version... of course, an educated consumer will always choose the TRF version any time!
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Now that I've seen the pics I'm even less Impressed.

What Tamiya seems to be doing is throwing every standard and option part ever made for the TA04 into a big pot and pulling them out randomly to create a new TA04 chassis kit..
There is nothing new, just a mix and match of parts from the previous models...

Shame Tamiya Shame

Looks like they have an overstock of Type R Super Stock Motors as well.....

Come On Tamiya enough is enough...

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Are those droop screws on the lower arms????? Is this not a new addition to an already great chassis?? I don't remember seeing them on any 04 I've had.
The TA04R chassis kit has always had the droop screws as far as I remember......
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