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Old 09-14-2008, 12:17 PM   #1
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Default Tamiya Evo5 MS or 416??

Hi All,
I'm looking at changing my touring car and i'm torn between a Tamiya Evo5 MS or a 416. Lots of people seem to be going for the 416 but i would like to run something different, not follow the trend as everyone else does.

Has anybody had any experience with the Ev05 MS, or is the 416 a million times better?

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Old 09-14-2008, 12:24 PM   #2
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it doesnt pay to be different. There is a reason there seems to be a trend. Im sure, hands down, the 416 will work so much better
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Old 09-14-2008, 12:29 PM   #3
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Your question was asked by other 1 before.
But firstly i need to know what kind of class(es) and what kind of surface of track you wish to run with your new car.
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dosent matter on the surface or class 416 is a better working design. period
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i havent seen a evo IV ms ever on this board, where would you get it?
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Old 09-14-2008, 12:46 PM   #6
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I will be running 10.5t most of the time occasionally 13.5t, it will be run indoors on carpet on rubber tires over the winter but as of beginning of next year i will be running outdoors. One of our club member's has been running a normal evo5 and he's very quick normally winning or in the top3 in the 'A' every week, that's why i wasnt sure on which to get.

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dosent matter on the surface or class 416 is a better working design. period
Yes but i just want to get the "sure" of information.

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I will be running 10.5t most of the time occasionally 13.5t, it will be run indoors on carpet on rubber tires over the winter but as of beginning of next year i will be running outdoors. One of our club member's has been running a normal evo5 and he's very quick normally winning or in the top3 in the 'A' every week, that's why i wasnt sure on which to get.

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If you run 10.5T, TRF416 should be unbeatable.

But for 13.5T maybe EVO5 and 416 has own advantage.
1 to be more directly with shaft drive took advantage on highturn races, other 1 should have the best handling of all chassis in the market.
So if your carpet has the best grip on 13.5T, EVO5 could be good.
If you run also asphalt, TRF416 is your choice.

In the case we have a guy with a EVO4 in our 23T/11.5R championship, but he has always problem of setting to be the lack of adaption of the car in the concrete, but his car is awesome, if the track was on asphalt then on 540 silver class.
Well this is just my opinion, after all you have make the decision by yourself.
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I've just gooten a 8.5T motor for my Evo V MS. Still wondering what pinion I should get for my 96T Spur. Drifting.
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I currently own a EVO V and I have no regrets at all. I acutally owned a TRF 415MRE and I did really well. I wanted to try a belt drive. Having owned a EVO IV before the TRF415, the belt drive was really smooth and good handling.

But I always was a shaft drive person and picked up a EVO V. I now race that competitively and since sold the TRF. The EVO V, to me has better acceleration and can get out of turns faster then my fellow belt drivers. I can tune the EVO V better to my driving standards and that way is very aggressive.

I have taken several wins ("A" main wins) beating everything from TRF416 to just recently a Losi JRXS type R. That race with the LOSI was to intense and that bad boy was on my butt the entire freeeeekin race. But the driver got caught in traffic and I think that is how I beat it, but I did it twice on two different races.

I am happy with my EVO V and am considering getting a Losi JRXS Type R. I race on pavement and race rubber tires so I know she can handle that kind of situation.
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Cheer all for your help and input. I'm trying out a Evo5 borrowed from someone with the option to buying so hopefully will go goood

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Of course TRF416 World Edition!

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