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Old 09-04-2001, 12:10 PM
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any one running one of these cars?
if so how do you rate it? and what mods have you done?
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Old 09-04-2001, 03:09 PM
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I have a TA04R and my friend has a 04Pro. I think they are VERY fast cars. i like the 04pro hopped up better than my XXX-S much more. It is also very durable and can take a lot of punishment. His upgrades to his car are: Carbon upper/lower deck, f/r shock towers. Ti screws, X-ray battery holding system. mid oneway and some other small stuff. I just love the car.
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Old 09-06-2001, 10:10 AM
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can you tell me if the carbon upgrade is worth it? was thinking of getting the parts for my car but no one in our club has got them and ni dont know any one else with them do they make a big differance to the cars handling? also does he run the standard shocks on his car?
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The main advantage of the carbon stuff was to save weight. The car in the orginal form was pretty heavy and the carbon stuff cut some of the weight down. It also made the car A LOT stiffer resulting in bettering cornering and accleration. Yeah, he had his 414M socks on it and they are SMOOOOOTTHHH wow... so... that's all. hope this helps. BTW, the carbon shock towers didn't make as much of a difference in weight as the upper/lower deck did.
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Tamiya dudes,

Is there a big difference in handling between the TA04-R and the 414M?
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got the carbon upper and lower decks on order should get them somtime next week all i need now are some better shocks
i have the pro and it handles very well and is very reliable nothing has broken on it since it was built in january only having to replace things like drive belts and diff after getting gravel in them not seen the 414 so cant say how it goes but i would think it would be a imrovment over the pro our autum leagu starts on monday night so looking forward to doing well in that on past form i think i will get in to the top 5 will post a pic of my new bmw m coupe shell when i get my scanner sorted
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The 414M is a bit more stable becasue it's a bit longer. Not much difference though
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Arrow TAO4 S

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That's what i have!
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We're going to try a sort of hybrid 04 chassis set up this weekend. A friend had good luck with the 04R chassis at the Nats so were going to mix the 04Pro kit bottom stick pack plate with the graphite top plate. It is stiffer than the saddle pack set up. Also going to try the new B2 tires and toe-in rear uprights.
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I'm currently building up a TA04-R.
The front belt seems really tight.
Is there a remedy for this?
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I am buying a a TAO4 from Bolinkboy. I can't wait to get it going. Looks like a sweet ride.
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