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Old 02-04-2004, 01:07 PM   #391
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So is this chassis hands down better than the 04, or is the jury still out?
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I would say it is as good as the o4 except for that worthless not to adjustable motor mount they insist on giving you. As soon as they make a TCS legal adjustable I will then go out and buy one.
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Jury's still out. I think it will be a really good car once they come out with a hardened chassis like the 04R's. Until then the car, even with the carbon reinforcing thing underneith, is still a flexy flier
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Old 02-04-2004, 01:17 PM   #394
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Last Saturday, I drove the TB02-SS at our Local Track So Cal Raceway here in Fountain Valley. I came late and only had one practice session. The track way very tight and had a lot of turns with a very small straight. So Cal is a very competitive place and the drivers are not as sportsman like compared to other venues. Anyway that's another story. I came in 3rd and 4th out of 10 in my qualifying rounds but ended 9th overall just barely made the A main.
I was happy with my run considering I have not raced for sometime.
The car was hooked from the start and I believe it is better than the TA04. But the car is slow compared to the TA04. You can thank Tamiya for giving us limited gearing capabilities. I have yet to find a good stock combo gearing on it.
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It sounds like you had it hooked up. I hate that limited motor mount gearing setup Tamiya uses. Maybe if they make a TRF version 02 they will fix that problem.
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there already is!!!!

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an evo 3!
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there already is!!!!

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Judging by how the TA04 got marketed... I'm sure they can find a way to make a trf version.
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FYI, The tubs are in at Tamiya America!!!
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Thanks for the info Kevin. It's been posted before that you will also need the N-Parts tree, but the PN hasn't been posted. that is PN 51044, and that is also in stock (per Gary Demory).
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Judging by how the TA04 got marketed... I'm sure they can find a way to make a trf version.
Yup... I agree... I'm sticking with my proven TA04-Pro slash R slash TRF for now, until Tamiya brings out the TB-02 TRF...
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are you sure about that eeyan?
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Hahaha... Izzy's going to kill me for saying this, but until his TB-02 passes me at TA... my 04 still reigns in my stable... heck, it's 4 yrs old and I've probably spent more $$ on it than my Evo3 from switching it to a Pro then R then SS then whatever it is right now (yup, I got eaten by the Tamiya marketing bug like everyone else)... but then again, my other excuse is that I'm an R/C collector, I'm sure one of those TB-02s will also reach my hands somehow... (hint hint... hmmm, maybe the wife already got one for me.. hahaha, HAPPY VALENTINES DAY HONEY!!! )
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Evoracer...

i was one of the first to get a TB-02 out on the TA Track.. but probably the first to slap a surikarn Evo III on there. i basically took an completely built Surikarn Evo III and put a tub on there. had a decent set up ready from the surikarn.. but when i ran it, the car would spin out completely when grabbing the throttle half way out of a turn

if you are familiar with the Tamiya test track, there is a short straight after a long sweeper then a 180 turn. coming out of that 180 turn the car would spin out.

i took my entire car apart looking for the problem and never found it. double checked the set up.. never found anything wrong. maybe Madjack had more luck..and seems like Izzyracer has found a great set up. i have the car still unbuilt since i used the surikarn evoIII. both have expressed that the tub has a lot of flex. maybe thats that cause for the inconsistent handling?

maybe once they come out with a lightweight graphite tub ill revisit the car.

but like eeyan, for now, im sticking to my TA04-TRF SS for the GT2 class until they revisit the TB-02 with a better tub. heheh.. ill focus on GT1 since the TRF415 is such a beautiful car!
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OK, converting an EVO to TB02...it looks like there should be 2 bearings held down by the front and rear stiffeners, but the rear one from the EVO looks like the OD is too large to fit in there. Also, has anyone found a US 48 pitch setup that will work in lieu of the kit metric .06 module ones? Thanks in advance.
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Hahaha... Izzy's going to kill me for saying this, but until his TB-02 passes me at TA... my 04 still reigns in my stable... heck, it's 4 yrs old and I've probably spent more $$ on it than my Evo3 from switching it to a Pro then R then SS then whatever it is right now (yup, I got eaten by the Tamiya marketing bug like everyone else)... but then again, my other excuse is that I'm an R/C collector, I'm sure one of those TB-02s will also reach my hands somehow... (hint hint... hmmm, maybe the wife already got one for me.. hahaha, HAPPY VALENTINES DAY HONEY!!! )
Now, I think there is something of what we call driving skills here. I hate to admit it but eeyan still makes my knees shake when he is running with me and oh no, there is Hebiki who has much improved his driving skills. He was circling me like I was riding a turtle. Will see how he pairs up at TCS. I also think my TB02 has reach around 85% setup condition. I still have some minor tweaking to do to get it to twist around better on the TA track. We did 19 turn over Saturday and the car did not let me down and held its ground. I must admit, I am tempted to run it in GT1 class since it appears it likes 19 turn motors as far as gearing is concerned.
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