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Old 06-26-2004, 10:45 AM   #31
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The Mi2 looks alot like the 415..or does the 415 look alot like Mi2.. I think the Tech was out before either.. I race both shaft and belt..They are really the same when it comes right down to it,What I mean by that is my lap times are very close no matter what car I'm driving,one car might work better in a certain part of the track and not as good in another.My favorite car(well right now.. )is the Pro4,am I any faster with it than I'm am with my other TC's(Xray FK,Evo III,Tech MYO2R,xxx g-plus,BMI Tc3)in a word No,But It feels better when I drive it,and in the end thats all that matters.. I say go with what you like to look at..after the races..
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Great, thanks for all that. Glad to hear a straight answer from the hobbyist as opposed to the true sponsered racer, not that their opinion doesn't mean much, but I can relate to the hobbyist more as I'm not sponsered, yet!!

I guess the biggest gripe I have with the Evo IV is the spur gear changing. Do we know how easy it is at all?? Do you have to take the car apart a lot to change it, or is it just as simple as the 415 with taking the spur off??

The biggest gripe with the 415 is that you can't just chuck a stick pack in there and off you go unless you have the stick pack chassis, and the other fact that I've never owned a belt drive chassis and I don't really know a lot of about them.
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Old 06-26-2004, 11:36 PM   #33
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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!!
Its a weird car. I primarily run indoor carpet with it

In cold temps this car REALLY shines. About 12:30-1 PM it startes to loose its rear end traction. I haven't been there late enough for the tempature to drop back down. It could be an issue with my rear tires though (I don't know what to do with the compound/insert nor do I have the cash)
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Yeah, well our state championship was held in around 15 degree celcius weather, and it was borderline with rain the whole time, so that is further evidence of you viewing of the car. It looks quite good from what I've seen, just parts availability is very bad where I am so its not popular. The most used cars where I am are the Schumacher Mi2, XRays and most popular being Tamiya.
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Old 06-30-2004, 09:51 AM   #35
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Alright everyone. Get buying!!! The TB Evolution IV is available for purchase in japan now so get onto Rainbow Ten and let us know how the car handles. I just can't wait to hear how the car goes, especially in comparison to those 415s.
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The Mi2 looks alot like the 415..or does the 415 look alot like Mi2.. I think the Tech was out before either.. I race both shaft and belt..They are really the same when it comes right down to it,
Well, Tech and Tamiya openly state that Tech helped with the chassis and drivetrain design, and Tamiya did the suspension...
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Okay, I've heard various things about the Evo IV as people have began to recieve them. Such things as steel parts instead of Auluminium or Ti like what's on the 415. Other stuff like that that makes it a bit heavier.

I just can't wait to hear what the difference is on the track straight out of the box??? And then perhaps, once you add Ti or Aluminium parts to it, then what would happen????

Very Exciting I'll say!
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Hi,
I've just ordered a 415, thought about the evo4, but prefer belts.
When you look at it, Tamiya have basically produced two very top-line cars, that share the same suspension (the evo4 suspension kit is designed to fit the 415, so I'm told), so really the only difference is in wheter you prefer the efficiency of belt, or the punchiness of shaft....

Personally, as I have always run belts, I'll take them over shaft.

Be interesting to see what the TRF team drivers run at the worlds, maybe some will go with the evo 4, some with the 415....
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Yeh, I think I will just get mine based on availability and price.

From what I have heard, they are very similiar, but at the same time, i just want to be sure about it all. I have only ever run shaft, so I don't really know what its like to drive a belt driven car, especially with all the tuning like tension, etc. Does seem a bit daunting for me, but we will see what happens anyway. :-)
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