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Old 08-07-2004, 02:48 AM
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Originally posted by rtypec
Here's the TRF4xx story:

TRF414-development history...
Yes, very interesting. I remember one Tamiya car was released with very small numbers some time ago. I think price was in the 1500-2000 $ range and about 500 kits worldwide only. Was this the TRF414X?
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Originally posted by V12
Yes, very interesting. I remember one Tamiya car was released with very small numbers some time ago. I think price was in the 1500-2000 $ range and about 500 kits worldwide only. Was this the TRF414X?
It was 200 pieces, all numbered from 001 to 200, imprinted on the rear gearcasing. The price was more like 1000$.
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Thumbs up EVO 4 Shots

Here is a few shots of the EVO4 with Electronics ..kind of a tight fit even with a Futaba 9550 servo it`s all good though
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Originally posted by JDM_DOHC_SiR
Here is a few shots of the EVO4 with Electronics ..kind of a tight fit even with a Futaba 9550 servo it`s all good though
-Dave
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How did you shorten your servo wire?
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How did you shorten your servo wire?
Cut the wire and re wire the connector back on.
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Originally posted by AzNDRAGster
Cut the wire and re wire the connector back on.
Yep.. thats how I did it
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Looks nice and clean Dave!

Well I ran my Evo IV for the first time today in 19t. Stock setup was okay with it. I switched to AE Gold up front and Blues in the rear like Dave mentioned. Worked out pretty good. I didn't have time to do the shocks. So I took them off my 415. So I think they had 2 hole pistons with maybe AE 40wt in them.

I had one issue with the car though. First time I ran it.. the car felt like it wanted to drift to one side. Plus it also felt like it would turn good goin one way, but push alittle goin the other. Ended up that the left rear had 3 toe in like it was suppose to. The right rear had 4 toe in! I check to make sure the axle was not bent. The hinge pins not bent. The suspension blocks were on straight. Luckily I had spare hubs. So I took off the right rear hub and tossed on a new one. Problem solved. Right rear was now at 3 like it was suppose to be. Looks like I got a defective rear hub. Not uncommon with any manufactor.

Anyways, car felt pretty good. Now just give me some time to work on some setups for both stock and 19t. Gonna try and get a diff together for carpet later this year. Should be fun.
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Wink Pro4 vs EVO4 Sus parts testing

Take a look at the attached pic... next week I`m going to be doing some testing with the Pro4 sus parts on the Evo4...looks like I`ll try the hubs and knuckles & hubs 1st...then go to the whole set up... might be good might be bad..Just something to mes with
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dave wouldnt putting pro4 suspension be the same as putting a brittler version of the old tamiya suspension on the car? how i understand it from what i was told, the pro4 suspension matches the evo3 suspension to the bone...?
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From what I know the Pro 4 arms are longer than the EVO III/415/414 arms but the new Tamiya arms are even longer.
But I could be wrong its just what I heard. I have no Pro4 to prove it.
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i remember a friend of mine got his 415 and his friend got a pro4 , hel told me they removed the drive trains more or less and disected and measured and the pro4 is more or less a replica of the suspension geometry
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Originally posted by Evo_Uk
dave wouldnt putting pro4 suspension be the same as putting a brittler version of the old tamiya suspension on the car? how i understand it from what i was told, the pro4 suspension matches the evo3 suspension to the bone...?
Basically I want to try it for the Hubs.... so I can get a larger bearing in them.... and get rid of the 950's
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Originally posted by Hardriven RC
It was 200 pieces, all numbered from 001 to 200, imprinted on the rear gearcasing. The price was more like 1000$.
I had 414X, #34. Tamiya even engraved my name on the plaque. It wasn't $1000. More like $470, shipped/billed directly by Tamiya.
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