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Old 10-27-2009, 04:51 PM   #1
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Looking for the best shaft drive on road TC out there and am not sure what is what. I am going to be bashing around my street and culdasac at my house so I am told shaft drive is best for rocks and what not. From what I know there is only a few left I can get new in box. I want to use larger lipos (5000mah or better) as well so they need to be able to fit the chassis. I would like to keep the costs down but I also like to get quality from the start. What do you guys reccomend? Any help is appreciated.
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Having lots of dealings with Associated stuff, I would have to say TC4. With the release of the TC5, a TC4 can be bought for quite cheap, especially a NIB FT T4.

I don't know how long their parts support would be, I imagine that there's lots of parts out there still floating around.

Tamiya supports many shaft based cars, hard to which one is the best one. I would have to guess from just looking at their brochure that their TB-03 is probably the best shaft based.

The TT-01 seems like their very low-end model.

Given a choice, I'd go for T4 for shaft based because of parts support (my LHS carries primarily AE stuff), but it all depends what kind of parts support your LHS has...
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Old 10-27-2009, 06:46 PM   #3
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AE TC3 / TC4 or Tamiya evo5 MS
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Old 10-27-2009, 07:04 PM   #4
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If you get a TC4 get a Team or Factory Team. A FT roller went on ebay for $139 last week although you don't see many FT's anymore - http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI....=STRK:MEWAX:IT
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Tamiya Evo 5 MS if you got the funds or a TB-03 if you don't. Besides the benefits of a shafty you get the 416WE suspension in both.
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Old 10-27-2009, 08:53 PM   #6
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What is the price of the Evo MS? I can't find a new in box FT TC4 anywhere.
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I like my regular Tc4 fine. I have no problems beating up on Xray's
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there's a really nice Yokomo SDW for sale in the classifieds right now.

(it's one of the best shaft driven TC's, btw.)
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i would go with the HPI pro 4.
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What is the price of the Evo MS? I can't find a new in box FT TC4 anywhere.
I just read your FT TC4 thread. You're right, I can't find it anywhere. I would've thought there would be a surplus...
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there's a really nice Yokomo SDW for sale in the classifieds right now.

(it's one of the best shaft driven TC's, btw.)
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Bang for buck nothing can go past the Tamiya EVO IV MS at Tamiya USA for only $230 (must live in USA) - http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/ite...oduct-id=58331
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Bang for buck nothing can go past the Tamiya EVO IV MS at Tamiya USA for only $230 (must live in USA) - http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/ite...oduct-id=58331
That's not a MS, that's just a regular Evo IV. MS has the one piece bulkheads along with a few other things.
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That's not a MS, that's just a regular Evo IV. MS has the one piece bulkheads along with a few other things.
Sorry, your right, my bad, still I very good buy though. RCMART had some EVO 5 MS's in a few weeks ago but have sold out already, may be able to email them and get one on backorder or something - http://www.rcmart.com/catalog/rc-tam...7-p-26774.html
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i would go with the HPI pro 4.
I got a Pro 4 for VTA and forgot how nice a car it was. The EVO V MS is nice too but its $489ish in the states.
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