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Old 06-25-2004, 09:44 AM   #16
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Shaft is definetly more maintainence than belt driven cars. Gears strip and you got 5 gears to keep in clean shape. You wont strip anything but a spur gear on a belt drive. The only thing the shaft has on a belt car is the holeshot.
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No, its your trigger finger that gets you the hole shot. My MI2 has overtaken many shaft cars on the grid. Perfect example is last HT race,qualified 5 and by the first corner I was in second knocking on Badboys back door. You shouldnt have any problem with your 415 overtaking shaft cars on starts.
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But badboy is slow..
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But badboy is slow..
He's old too...that's why he has a slow trigger finger off the line
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Old 06-25-2004, 06:22 PM   #20
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I don't know, I think a lot of people are weenies on the hole shot so they don't yank it, and some just want to pick up some position on anyone that makes a daring start and crashes causing a pileup. Holeshot is probably 80% mental execution, but I can't deny that shaft feels punchier from a stand still.
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maybe on your car.

No problems here with the MI2. Or the FK xray of Kevin Woods.
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You been listen to STLNLST to much..
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Yeah yeah yeah.
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Old 06-26-2004, 12:33 AM   #24
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Yeah yeah yeah.
*slaps forehead* not again

You call me a thread hijacker!

Back on topic.......If I had a choice...I'd go 415, I like the "smoothness" of a belt drive

BTW: Badboy runs a bone-stock XXX-S....Those things don't accelerate compared to anything IMO

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Since I have the choice, I'm still going to pick belt over shaft every day of the week except Mondays.... because we never race with a case of the Mondays.
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Yeh, I love the look of the TRF415 and I know its a quick car. It's like a certainty in that regard. I'm just a bit cautious over it because I've never had a belt driven car, and I don't really know much about tensions and things like that to tune the car to that extent, whereas shaft is just drop and go!

The design concept of the Evo IV looks very cool with the 3-piece shaft structure, open gear covers, etc, so I am very eager to hear test results from it. Should be great I hope, but will it be better then the 415!!! And the other question, will surikarn driver the Evo IV now or stick with the 415!?!?!?!
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[BBTW: Badboy runs a bone-stock XXX-S....Those things don't accelerate compared to anything IMO [/B]
The sky is falling and the earth is flat and the sun revolves around it.Do you believe these things?If so then keeps believing Badboys xxx-s is bone stock.Rookie.
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The sky is falling and the earth is flat and the sun revolves around it.Do you believe these things?If so then keeps believing Badboys xxx-s is bone stock.Rookie.
I don't look @ his car....I will now

I still think the XXX-S is slow, or else I'd still drive one
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So you drive a TC3 aye?? Practically noone I've ever seen have ran those cars, but I have heard good things about those. Great things in fact, especially since our recent state champion ran it!!
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I guess you guys fail to realize that these two cars are for different tracks as Tamiya has reported. 415 for technical tracks. Evo IV for fast flowing tracks.
The thing is Tamiya are going to say that as if they said the 415 was better on both sorts of track then they would sell no evo 4's and the same would happen if they said it about the Evo and that not good business.

They have to justify to the consumer for having two top doller kits come out one after the other. Rick
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