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Old 07-27-2003, 06:31 PM   #1
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any1 tested these cars for comparison?? which 1 is better?? r their price almost the same too?? thz in advance for ur comments...



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Old 07-27-2003, 06:40 PM   #2
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I don't think either car is better than the other as both are good competitive cars in the hands of a good driver.

The thing to keep in mind that in Singapore, there is only one or two retailers that sell the X-Ray whereas you have more choices of places to buy from with the TA-04TRF. This is particularly important when it comes to buying spares and hop-ups.

I think you will also find that the cost of replacement parts for the X-Ray are higher than the equivalent part in the TRF.
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Old 07-27-2003, 08:11 PM   #3
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I don't think either car is better than the other as both are good competitive cars in the hands of a good driver.

The thing to keep in mind that in Singapore, there is only one or two retailers that sell the X-Ray whereas you have more choices of places to buy from with the TA-04TRF. This is particularly important when it comes to buying spares and hop-ups.

I think you will also find that the cost of replacement parts for the X-Ray are higher than the equivalent part in the TRF.
hi pal,
have you by any chance own an xray before? 1 piece of sus arm costs ard $5 and it can be used for either left/right side, but its hardly broken because the xray is a tough car.
no doubt both cars' design is top notch, capable of winning on any day if its driven y the correct hands!!
but imho, the xray is much more easier to work on, has more possibilities of adjustments and making these adjustments trackside is very easy indeed. just my s$0.02

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Old 07-27-2003, 08:51 PM   #4
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No, I have not owned an x-ray but have seriously considered it in the past.

I was personally put off by the cost of the replacement parts as well as the hop ups. If you want to compare the costs - part for part - be my guest. I'm pretty sure you will find that the x-ray parts do cost more - at least in Singapore.

As for adjustability and ease of working with the cars - I can only comment on the TA-04 which I have found to be great in both areas.

I admit that there are more things that can be adjusted on an x-ray, but too many areas of adjustment can be daunting for a novice so it isn't always a advantage for a novice.

Don't get me wrong - I think both cars are great. I'm just sharing my views based on my own experiences and observations.
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Old 07-27-2003, 09:40 PM   #5
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shouldn't we be comparing the TRF414 and the T1EVO2? i konw the TRF04 is pretty competitive in the hands of a good driver...but T1EVO2 is top of the line of xray and same with 414M2! haha...my friend thought that the TRF04 was tamiya's top of the line belt! haha...when he saw the TRF414 series he was like
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Old 07-27-2003, 10:03 PM   #6
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Based on my experience with Both cars I would recommend the Xray over the TA04 TRF version.

Apart from being a little easier to adjust by the way of clip in spacers the Xrays Quality of materials leaves the Tamiya behind.

The Tamiya is a very well made car and I like it very much but the materials used in the Xray are second to none.
Just look at the things like the Hudy Spring Steel Swing arms and Turnbuckles as well as the Quality of the finish on the Ball diff outdrives, the finish and quality is impeccable. The Tamiya just don't use the same quality materials for their swing arms, turnbuckles, outdrives etc.
The Xray also allows Many more Battery positioning options for altering weight distribution.

You will find the cost of the basic parts for the Xray and Tamiya comparable when you look at things like the lower arms etc and other "Breakables". Some option parts for the Xray are very highly priced but they are usually Items you can easily live without any way.

If I was given the choice today of either a TA04 TRF or an Xray Evo 2 I would opt for the Xray without hesitation. The same verdict would apply if the TRF414MII was Included in the choice...

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I have had my hands on "Almost TRF except the box" TA04-PRO but I switched to EV02. XRAY cost more but worth the money.

If you have the money and are not afraid to spend it - go for the EVO2 - much tougher car than the TAMIYA. If you still can't drive carefully and the track is not "TAMIYA friendly" - you'll be spending alot on TAMIYA steering blocks (and you'll need to always keep spare kingpins). Hinge pin easily bend. You'll also have to get the hardened arms. You'll be working on the slops forever.

Go for the EVO2 and you can spend more time playing than repairing. And as you learn to setup - you'll appreciate the tunability of the XRAY. And the "FREEDOM OF CHOICE KIT"? Definitely a better value.

BUT if you're an expert driver - it won't matter which one you choose.
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I have owned both and I must say the tao4 although competitive in some areas,is not on the same level as the evo2.Just my opinion.Evo2 is a world class car,where,you really don't see the trf tao4 being used by anyone on the highest levels of racing.
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I agree, both are competitive, yet at different levels.
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