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Old 10-27-2009, 07:06 PM   #1
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Default TB03 or the TA05

I want to build a fast RC car, for parking lot speed bashing.

I don't know which one to choose from. TB03 or the TA05? I like how they designed the front suspension.

TA05 is belt drive, I've never had a belt drive RC before. But the belt drive looks more pro I guess.

TA03 is shaft drive.

Maybe when I get bored of speed bashing, I might turn it into a club racer.

Suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 10-27-2009, 07:13 PM   #2
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TB03 has the updated suspension arms, chubs and uprights (same as the 416). unless you're talking about the ver2 TA05...

but for parking lot bashing, the drivetrain of the TB03 is sealed protecting from small stones and debris.
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i would go with the TB-03 for outdoor racing/bashing the diffs are better sealed and dont have to worry about little rocks getting in the belts.
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Ah yes, but the standard TA05 has a near-bulletproof front-end. I've never seen a broken arm, actually. Bent hinge pin, yes, but it is otherwise an absolute tank; a tank that drives well. Yes, the belts are exposed, but I've raced outdoors with a TA05 and it has never proven to be an issue. And you can always tape over the slots if you're running in really cruddy conditions (there are 4WD offroad belt cars that get along fine.)

Not to rag the TB03, it's another brilliant car. But it definitely has a less sturdy suspension by comparison.
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Old 10-28-2009, 12:11 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by Ramunition View Post
I want to build a fast RC car, for parking lot speed bashing.
The TA05 is NOT for you.
They need a clean track to run on, not the road or parking lot.
Ive had 2, had to sell em both due the the small stones/grit getting into the gears. They were like vacuum cleaners. Otherwise a great car.
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