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Old 02-28-2004, 05:22 AM   #1
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Looking to get into electric cars!!!
how often do you guys replace motors and batteries??
roughly whats the cost of a really good electric motor and a really shitty cheapy stock motor?
also which tamiya models are fully adjustble in terms of suspension!

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It depends how u take care of it. Most of the races u will go to WILL hav to use tock motors in almost all their classes. Unless u want to run Modified, or 19T. If ur going to get a stock, try getting a Team Orion Stock Core or a Team Trinity Monster Stock Pro. If your looking to go into Modified, then go with the SS4300 BRUSHLESS MOTOR! Check that out here at : http://www.teamnovak.com/ . It' pricy or u can get any kind of 10T motor. If u want a 19T, then get any kind of 19T that u think it's good. Almost any 19T i good to use. It depends on the driver and his car setup. Batteries hav the same principles as motors, u hav to take care of them by putting them in a safe place. U hav to fully charge them at there Peak to get max. performance. After every race, it's a good idea to discharge them b4 getting anymemory into the battery. If u want practice or racing batteries, try Team Fukyama's. Their good. I run them. Or if u want alot of punch and power, try the Team Orions Team Pack batteries. If u need anymore help, feel free to PM me.
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Hi guys
Looking to get into electric cars!!!
how often do you guys replace motors and batteries??
roughly whats the cost of a really good electric motor and a really shitty cheapy stock motor?
also which tamiya models are fully adjustble in terms of suspension!

Thanks :P
James
Theres quit a bit of diffrent products to chose from .. the list is very long .. Battery maint. is the key to keeping your batteries at there best performance,,, Motors theres a list to chose from as well and also maint. is the key to there life span. Id go to your local track and ask questions from racers there , this way you can see first hand what is involved and you then will be able to figure your cost .. Theres ready to run equipment out there if your wanting to save some money and still enjoy the racing experience,, as well as buying everything specific car kits that you can build your self too,, The decision is always yours so the more information you aquire is going to be your best asset in getting started.......have fun and youll be on the track in no time ...
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As far as what you can get right now sedan wise, it would be either the TA-04 or TB-02. The 04 is about 4 years old now, based on the 414 chassis. The TB-02 is about 4 months old, based on the TB Evo 3. Both cars allow you to adjust camber, toe-in, shock position, and more. The TB-02 has a few more tuning options, such as roll center changes. The downside to the TB02 is the fixed gearing. Tamiya is coming out with a replacement for the 414 (shipped on the 24th from Japan) called the 415. This is an all out race chassis. It will more then likely be the basis for the TA-05 if and when Tamiya decides to release it.
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Good Mod Motor can cost around 30 (machine wound, ie Trinity SpeedGems) or around 70 (handwound, ie Trinity D). Crappy motors can cost as little as 15 Dollars
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Basically.............You get what you pay for !!!!!!!!!!

Try to find out what most of the FAST guys in your local track are using and go from there.
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thanks guys!!! great help i might be getting a TB EVO II or a TL-01 new or if i really wanna get cheap a smartech for around 60 bucks :P lol!!! but im really keen on the TB evo II
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Forget the TL01 and the smarttech. They have little adjustability and won't be competative in stock condition. Definately get the tb evo2.
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Forget the TL01 and the smarttech. They have little adjustability and won't be competative in stock condition. Definately get the tb evo2.
Tanks a million buddy TB -evo 2 it shall be :P by the way its 2nd hand!!! where as i can get a TL01 new 225 at the LHS! im surprized as a ebay seller (who sells cheap nitro kits) wanted 250 for a TL-01 brand new lol... suspicious stuff hey!
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