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Old 02-28-2004, 09:10 PM   #16
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'Cuda seems to run well, but imho design & manufacturing quality just ain't there. I for one will never sit there just admiring the machining work on an Alex parts... sorry.

otoh.. Yoks and the others are probably cheaper to buy - don't know, I seldom look.

Tamiya charges a premium for TRF gear - because they can. Once you get hooked on the Stars... its an expensive addiction.
So you don't like the alex cars because of how they look? To me the quality is up there with the best kits available and i've built/seen quite a bit. It was one of the cars hpi looked at when designing the pro 4 and it's popularity is huge in japan. Just my opinons though, i try to be as objective as i can.
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Old 02-28-2004, 10:01 PM   #17
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I dont like the R3 tho... looks is ugly.. shoulda stayed with regular graphite
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Old 02-28-2004, 10:05 PM   #18
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I dont like the R3 tho... looks is ugly.. shoulda stayed with regular graphite
so have you figured out what you want to go with?
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Old 02-28-2004, 11:12 PM   #19
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urr not sure Maybe ill buy both
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Old 02-29-2004, 12:22 AM   #20
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go the yokomousa.com web site and check out the new CGM shaft drive. don't have one so i can't give a report on it, i'll probably be getting one in a week or two, i'll report back and let you know what i think
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Old 02-29-2004, 12:35 AM   #21
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They said CGM is great for carpet since its stiff.. i think??

Anyways i would like graphite on my car, and that CGM looks like a TC3.
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Old 02-29-2004, 01:07 PM   #22
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Heres my opinion
Pro4- 5/5
Yok SD SSG- 4.7/5
--w/Rayspeed Conversion 5/5
--CGM conversion- 3.7.5
TB- 4/5 (expensive)
R3- 4/5
TC3- 3.5/5
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Old 02-29-2004, 01:09 PM   #23
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They said CGM is great for carpet since its stiff.. i think??

Anyways i would like graphite on my car, and that CGM looks like a TC3.
The CGM is the stiffest of the SD's. Followed by the SSG/Black then finally the rayspeed. If u want to race carpet get the CGM (or if ur on a tighter budget) if u run asphalt, RS.
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Old 02-29-2004, 01:13 PM   #24
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O btw, if u want a SD SSG, u can buy it from me. Ill give u free shippin.
http://rctech.net/forum/showthread.p...threadid=34525
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Old 02-29-2004, 02:29 PM   #25
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heh, you drop it off or i pick it up?
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Old 02-29-2004, 07:54 PM   #26
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Hi Guys,

Xenon Racing who makes the gears for the Pro 4 has made a prototype of the Evo 3 one way gear. I am in the midst of testing it and will let you guys know the result of that.

With proper shiming and the backing plate the Evo 3 should be a real killer.

The balance of the car is the closest to the Pro 4 among all the shaft drive cars and aside of the front one way gear it is probably the most bullet proof of all shaft drive cars.

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BTW i have the yokomo/black special and i have driven both the pro4 and cuda R2/R3
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Old 02-29-2004, 07:58 PM   #27
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Hey, I just sold my Pro 3 and I am looking into Shaft Drives now. I decided to pick either one of these. For parts, I can order it from my lhs if they do not carry. Which one do you guys prefer? Why? Any problems report with the car?

1. Yokomo SD (SSG, Black Version)
2. Tamiya TB Evo III Surikarn Edition

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Mugen.. got a EvoIII Surikarn for sale.. a TON of spares too.. about 4 extra one way gears.. graphite backing plate.. PM me if your interested

both cars are very good. in my opinion.. drive both cars if there are people at your track that have them..and see what you like. you cant beat tamiya tho when it comes to durability. AND you can run TCS races if they have them where you're at.
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Old 02-29-2004, 08:27 PM   #28
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Hebiki, does tamiya parts cost more than the other (HPI PRO 4 and Yokomo SD)??
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Old 02-29-2004, 08:32 PM   #29
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ive had an SD..and i currently have the Tamiya EvoIII SE.. and the prices are relatively close.. like one or two dollars difference in both directions. tamiya might be more for one part.. but then cheaper in another. know what i mean?
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Old 02-29-2004, 08:56 PM   #30
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yes, like tamiya's hub is $8 and Yokomo's hub is $6.. tamiya's shaft for $20 and yokomo's shaft is $24... something like that.. right?
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