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Old 07-06-2004, 08:20 AM   #391
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Folks, the Evo4 was released today here in Taiwan. I went through the box and instructions and was a little disappointed and somewhat relieved.

Disappointed because:
1. All the screws are steel and not titanium
2. The turnbuckles are the cheap black steel ones and not titanium (as Evo3 SL) nor alumnium (as TRF415).
3. The ball ends are all steel too, not alumnium nor titanium.

Relieved because:
1. The car seems quite different from Evo3. I do feel this to be a new design and not just an updated version.
2. The chassis is 3mm. For a while I thought it would be 2.5mm since that was the case for the original Evo3.
3. The gears are made with fiber reinforced plastic and seem to be fairly sturdy. It better be as I am sure it would be hard to get spares for a while.
4. The suspension blocks are the same as the Evo3 which means I have spares.
5. The new rear upright is 1 degree and not 2 degrees like the Evo3 and 415.
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Old 07-06-2004, 08:59 AM   #392
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Does anyone know whats in this kit? I would hope new cvd's, bearings, arms, knuckles, and hubs would be included. How about some titanium turnbuckles. I'm looking to get this for a TB-02. Is anyone taking preorders for the E4 besides Rainbowten. $460.00 is a little steep.

TRF415 REVERSIBLE LIGHT WEIGHT SUSPENSION SET

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ALUMINUM SWING SHAFT
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Old 07-06-2004, 09:31 AM   #393
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This is interesting. Hong Kong and Taiwan seem to have them already. Japan for some reason is delayed. Japan is usually first. Can anyone confirm?
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Old 07-06-2004, 09:41 AM   #394
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This is interesting. Hong Kong and Taiwan seem to have them already. Japan for some reason is delayed. Japan is usually first. Can anyone confirm?
I too am surprised that Taiwan and HK got them first. Regardless, I am looking forward to getting mine and see how it works.
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I too am surprised that Taiwan and HK got them first. Regardless, I am looking forward to getting mine and see how it works.
Did you buy it in Taipei close to Dung Hua Nan Lu? I think the name of the shop is Jiang Jian (can't read very well...)
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Did you buy it in Taipei close to Dung Hua Nan Lu? I think the name of the shop is Jiang Jian (can't read very well...)
I did not buy the kit--I already have an order coming from Japan--I just opened one and looked through the content and the instructions. The shop where I saw the kit is on Dun Hua Nan Lu and it's called Chuan Tian.
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"Chuan Tian" ..."river-field"... I was in taipei a few months ago for vacations, bought tons of Sorex there, at this time the owner told me not to buy the 415 because he was too expensive for this kit he was pretty cool!!!
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hey, I know the owner of Chuan Tian. he is a good friend of mine...hehehe...should have him send it to me. Jeffery...you live in TW?
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how much is this kit in Taipei
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hey, I know the owner of Chuan Tian. he is a good friend of mine...hehehe...should have him send it to me. Jeffery...you live in TW?
I go between la and taipei about every other month because of business...a long communte. often wish i can race during the trans pacific flight, that way 14 hours would pass more quickly.
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how much is this kit in Taipei
about $330.
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Just poring thru TBe4 manual... something interesting.
New spareparts! (suitable for EvoIII?)

51109 TBe4 ONE WAY GEAR SET gives 2x Oneway Ring Gear, 2x Bevel Pinion gear

51110 TBe4 BALL DIFF GEAR SET gives 2x ball diff Ring Gear, 2x Bevel Pinion gear

Lotsa spare bevel pinions...?



Chassis is new, mounting points for new gearbox is different so these parts cannot be retrofitted to TBe3.

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Old 07-06-2004, 06:47 PM   #403
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you guys that have the kit, have any pics you can share? Only pics ive seen of this are from speedtech and they are of the full option chassis. Would like to see it what it looks like box stock.
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