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Old 10-02-2005, 10:05 PM   #1516
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I know Kevin, I just really like the car and it bums me out that it's gonna be outdated soon.
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Old 10-04-2005, 04:03 AM   #1517
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when TBO2 having a crash..the diff gear and bevel gear easily strip off ?
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Old 10-04-2005, 06:36 PM   #1518
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I've had some spectacular crashes/rolls in my tb-02 and haven't broken or stripped any bevel or diff gears. If you use a one way you *may* strip them.
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Old 10-05-2005, 03:20 AM   #1519
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ok..i tink u are right..i am using one way..thanks ..
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Old 10-11-2005, 03:14 PM   #1520
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hi guys,
i am in the market for a new electric touring car. i want to be able to build it, and want to keep the price down. i was looking between the TB-02 and the T4 team kit. i am not really looking for performance, because i race my nitro vehicles for performance. i want something that i can play with when i don't want to fire up my nitros. i also enjoy building up basic kits to my standards(hop-ups). for about $200, the TC4 team kit looks nice for what you get. however, i like the price of the TB-02, and that it's very simple. are there many hop-ups for the TB-02 that can be easily bought in the US? again, i'm not looking for performance that much, i just want something to play with in the street when i'm too lazy to get out my nitro cars.
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Old 10-11-2005, 07:08 PM   #1521
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any pics would be nice too.
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Old 10-11-2005, 10:18 PM   #1522
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anybody wat can i do to the diff gear to prevent the gear from stripping?
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Old 10-12-2005, 04:04 AM   #1523
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anybody wat can i do to the diff gear to prevent the gear from stripping?
Is it the diff gear at the front? Are you running a one way? If yes then...
I used to own a TB02 and this was one of the most commone problems I had with the car. I stocked up on some diff gears as spares for the track. Open the front gear box but without removing the one way fron the gearbox, move the one-way assembly from side to side. If there is too much "play", ie it feels loose, try adding another shim on the left side of the one way, which is the side that the diff gear is closer to. Move the one way again and add additional shims until the oneway feels snug with just a little bit of play when you try to move it from side to side. If it's too snug or tight, the gears might bind and and cause too much friction in the drivetrain. From my recollection, the instructions for the one way does not advise you to put shims on either side. If you follow this, it leaves too much play in the gears, which causes stripping. I haven't stripped any more gears on my TB since doing this.
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I have both a TC3 and a TB-02. I would say the TC3 (and probably the TC4) are designed better. The TB-02 has a lot of plastic and a lot of screws. It just seems to have more pieces to it than the TC3.

But for just "bashing" around the neighborhood, the TB-02 may be a better choice. Tamiya's are known to be built tough. The TC3 has an exposed spur gear from the top AND bottom, so stones may be a problem.

My opinion, I think the TC3/TC4 is a better race car, the TB-02 a better "casual" car / basher.
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And as for parts availability, check out your local hobby shop, Tower Hobbies, and E-Bay to see what's available. Because Tamiya has so many models, it's tough for a local hobby shop to stock the part you may be looking for, but Tower and E-Bay are good sourcing for all the obscure parts.
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thanks, i think i might get the TC4 just because i might want to race it, i have an NTC3, and the parts availability are great from Tower.
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anybody wat can i do to the diff gear to prevent the gear from stripping?
Also in addition to what desertfox says, you can buy a harder diff gear - the xenon racing diff gear. Gear stripping occurs with the tb evo iii, they use the same gear boxes as the tb02.
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anybody wat can i do to the diff gear to prevent the gear from stripping?

Penguin RC made this adaptor to strengthen the stock gear. I have not stripped one since.

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the aluminum EVO IV ring gear also works.
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