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Old 02-16-2004, 04:55 AM   #1
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Default need Advice bout TA 04 R

I planninf to buy a new R/C chassis an need advice about the
Tamiya TA 04 R chassis
Could anybody tell me info bout it ..... or if its a good choice to buy ?? .... i've only been racing 4 bout 4 months ..
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Old 02-16-2004, 05:31 AM   #2
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Depends on your budget. The TA04-R is an excellent car. If you want to race competitive and got the money for it, rather wait for the TRF415

This is how I run my TA04 at my club (South Africa - Mild to Hot Weather)

-stock shocks (Associates 80 shock oil)
- Jaco nitro shoes 40 Front and 35 Rear (2deg) - Yes, Nitro Shoes on an Electric - Everyone at the club races only Jaco Foams
- Trinity P2k2Pro, Trinity Monster HorsePower and Epic Binary2
(all superstock 27t class motors)
- Alu Pinion 44/45 and 0.4 112 Spur (speed)
- Ball differential at the back
- Nosram International and Novak Dually ESC(I suggest the LRP Quantum 2)
- JR XS3 Synthesized Radio with Futaba 3004 Servo 45 oz(Bearing)

The TA04-R already includes a full set of bearings, Alum Spur Holder, Alum Heatsink (ultra important) and Universal Shafts

Hope it helps
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Old 02-16-2004, 05:35 AM   #3
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Oh, something else. Tamiya has a TA04-TRF. This is some serious car, but like I said, I'd go for the TA04-R or the TRF415 (an overkill if you're doing street bashing)

And run your nitro shoes ONLY on prepaired surfaces (dedicated track, cleaned and sugared). Use rubber on street or parking lots

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Yeah i would love to get the TRF version but thats out of my budget !! so that makes the TRF 414 impossible
so the TA04 R seemed like a good choice ... coz i do want a new car i can build n learn bout as i go ...!!

thanx 4 the set up help .....!!
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gets my thumbs uup, i got a ta04s, that 's sorta upgraded to somewhere inbetween the R and the TRF, VERY durable and forgiving cars to learn on, and once u learn enough about set up they can run pretty well too.

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Old 02-16-2004, 07:08 AM   #6
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Tamiya kits are excellent.
I have a friend running a hopped-up 04R and he chose that one to keep over a XXX-S G+.

U'll be getting a great value with the 04R.
However , there is (yet)another versio,that is R-tuned.
It's a bit more expensive,but u get an RR-stocker AND SSG shock towers for only like US$30 more.
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Old 02-16-2004, 07:10 AM   #7
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I have quite a few nice cars Xrays, XXX-S, 414, TC3 etc.....I also have a TA04R. It is a very nice car.....easy to drive.....enough adjustment for learning setups.....and it is also very nicely priced too. A good choice.

As a comparison in the same price region, I would also consider the Xray T1R. This is also not a bad car.
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I'll throw my vote in for the 04R !! Welcome to Tamiya Land !!! In addition to the excellent 04 thread on this forum, here's a site that offers some good 04 information. www.burienrcracing.com
Again, welcome from a fellow Tamiya junkie !!
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Default TA04-R Tuned Chassis VS TA04-R TRF

What are the exact differents for these two kits?

and what do they come with?

which one is better
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Old 02-18-2004, 06:20 AM   #10
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Default Re: TA04-R Tuned Chassis VS TA04-R TRF

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What are the exact differents for these two kits?

and what do they come with?

which one is better
Hi Chappi, I thought you already brought a R tuned? Anyway, the diff between the trf and the r tuned is that the trf have all the hopups that one can get for the ta 04. If you are thinking of hopping up all the way on a ta 04, than better get a trf, that is if you still can find one.
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O4r is excellent but you will find that you will want to replace a few parts after a little while to bring its performance up. To that end I would recommend you go for a trf version or try and pick up a second hand 414. You may have to hold of a little bit but it is worth the wait as it is far cheaper in the long run.

As for the car it will rival anything else in performance and is prolly the easiest car on the market to get spares for.

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Wink .yippy....... i got it

Thank for everyones thought ........!!
I finaly did decide on which car to get i ended up getting the
TA 04 R Tuned chassis instead .. i managed to get it at the same price as the normal R .....
Now i'm ready to race .......!!
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I have quite a few nice cars Xrays, XXX-S, 414, TC3 etc.....I also have a TA04R. It is a very nice car.....easy to drive.....enough adjustment for learning setups.....and it is also very nicely priced too. A good choice.

As a comparison in the same price region, I would also consider the Xray T1R. This is also not a bad car.
Yeah, I'd get an X-Ray, great for carpet and asphalt racing. Stiff chassis, good parts support, aluminum bulkheads. Not dissing Tamiya, but yea.
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Default Re: .yippy....... i got it

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Thank for everyones thought ........!!
I finaly did decide on which car to get i ended up getting the
TA 04 R Tuned chassis instead .. i managed to get it at the same price as the normal R .....
Now i'm ready to race .......!!
Just some tip, double the upper deck! It will do wonders!
You just have to cut the X part on the front part of the upper deck!
Peace and enjoythe Hobby!

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ta04r was my first car raced it for 2 years only thing that wear out was plastic centre pullys.never spent another cent on this car.just got 414m now i have to learn how to set a car up cause ta04r made life to easy
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