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Old 08-18-2004, 08:22 PM
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Originally posted by hierog
JDM, how can I get with you to get some spare parts? seems like your the man to help out with overseas parts!

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Have you tried getting in touch with Speedtech..?? they might be able to help you out more than me
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Old 08-18-2004, 08:36 PM
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Originally posted by JDM_DOHC_SiR
I like it quite a bit.. the car is still young and does have to weak points IMO..
#1 ... 950 bearings are really small....easy to send to that trash
#2 Center driveshaft cups...Very prone to breaking in a BIG CRASH. but there are a few aftermarket comanies that are working on a fix to this as we speak
other than that the car works really well out of the Box and is very forgiving with setups
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Thanks Dave. I'm leaning towards a EVO4 or a 415. Our shop does already have 415's in stock but the EVO4 is on the way. I think either will work for me just not sure which whay I want to go.
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Thanks Dave. I'm leaning towards a EVO4 or a 415. Our shop does already have 415's in stock but the EVO4 is on the way. I think either will work for me just not sure which whay I want to go.
Either one will work fine it just comes down to which one you want belt or shaft
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Old 08-18-2004, 10:15 PM
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btw. all speed hobbies is all out of Evo IV's as of today. A buddy of mine and myself picked up the last 2

Wes said he is expecting one more in soon though. Great shop and extremely helpful. Look them up if you get to the city

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Old 08-18-2004, 10:28 PM
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I'm said buddy

All Speed Hobbies is one of the better shops I've been to! Wes, is a great guy and their prices are great!

I bought a Tamiya Tool Bag for cheaper than it would have been if I went to R10 or any other overseas hobby shop (before shipping!) I haven't seen the bag anywhere else nor for sale in the US.

BTW, Have you guys seen Tamiya USA's new website? Looks like they are trying to make parts easier for us to buy
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Old 08-18-2004, 10:37 PM
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Default Re: all speed hobbies

Originally posted by hierog
btw. all speed hobbies is all out of Evo IV's as of today. A buddy of mine and myself picked up the last 2

Wes said he is expecting one more in soon though. Great shop and extremely helpful. Look them up if you get to the city

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darn... I knew I should have went and got one last weekend.
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darn... I knew I should have went and got one last weekend.
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Old 08-18-2004, 10:51 PM
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darn... I knew I should have went and got one last weekend.
Ramon, They'll have more in a few days.

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Old 08-19-2004, 01:13 AM
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I'll tell you the truth, I was not asked by AllSpeed to put that little line in my sig, I asked the owners because they have been nothing short of great to me. The store is owned by 3 enthusiasts and not staffed by some punk kids getting paid minimum wage (see Hobby Town USA). Everyone there knows what they are talking about and can steer you in the right direction, often times even encouraging you to go the route that saves you money. Which is totally weird to me and refreshing.

In this hobby, racing the Yokomo's or Tamiya's is really a specialty event. Only enthusiasts really know about this stuff. The owners race frequently and know exactly what each car needs to be reliable, cost effective, and competitive.

Boy this sounds like a paid advertisement but it's not.

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I'll tell you the truth, I was not asked by AllSpeed to put that little line in my sig, I asked the owners because they have been nothing short of great to me. The store is owned by 3 enthusiasts and not staffed by some punk kids getting paid minimum wage (see Hobby Town USA). Everyone there knows what they are talking about and can steer you in the right direction, often times even encouraging you to go the route that saves you money. Which is totally weird to me and refreshing.

In this hobby, racing the Yokomo's or Tamiya's is really a specialty event. Only enthusiasts really know about this stuff. The owners race frequently and know exactly what each car needs to be reliable, cost effective, and competitive.

Boy this sounds like a paid advertisement but it's not.

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Shops and owners like that are what keeps guys coming back. I have 2 shops like that and won't just steer you to the expensive stuff. They will let you decide and give you the pros and cons of the high end stuff and lowend stuff and let the customer decides what will work for them.
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Old 08-19-2004, 06:31 AM
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Well I finnaly got my EVO IV a couple of days ago. Wow the drive train spins forever...! It will easily spin for 20+ seconds.
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still undecided... buy a new car or a powered sub for my HT room.
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just finished building the kit, and I must say it was a breeze! things sure are different compared to the SE and it took a bit for me "like" it . . . the swaybars were kind of weird to put on, but once on, they are very accessible to switch out. changing the spur gear is still going to be a pain, but oh well!!

I was VERY happy that I didn't have to do any sanding to make things free (the arms and the uprights on the SE were a pain to make free!)

and i love the new "hinge pins" that hold the arms in place - no more e clips!!

now i've just got to get the Titanium screw kit, alum servo holder, alum one way . . . . . . .

does it ever end?!?!?!?

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Old 08-20-2004, 01:11 AM
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Can anyone gimme a heads up on how the PRO 4 suspension works on their Evo4 compared to the stock Evo4 suspension? I'm thinking of converting the suspension on my Evo3 over when I get some cash...Easier to get parts AND no more damn e-clips
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Old 08-20-2004, 06:03 AM
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Originally posted by Martin Crisp
Well I finnaly got my EVO IV a couple of days ago. Wow the drive train spins forever...! It will easily spin for 20+ seconds.
You do anything special to get it like that......Spray out stock bearings and reoil or is this just stock out of the box with no bearing cleaning.
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