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Old 06-24-2004, 09:11 AM   #1
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Hey everyone!! I am looking at getting a FRONT line Tamiya touring car kit and obviously the two top choices available are the soon to be released Evo IV, and the TRF415. I am aware that the Evo IV is not out yet so we don't have any reports from testing the car on the road and the feedback from that, but we can see a lot from the general design of the Evo IV, but I would like to know what people would recommend or prefer if they had the choice of getting a TRF415 or the TB Evolution IV???
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Old 06-24-2004, 09:12 AM   #2
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i believe this thread was already made..
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Old 06-24-2004, 09:18 AM   #3
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Ahhh yes, so it was. Sorry, but it only had 7 replies anyway.

Anyway, now that the Evo IV has been launched and seen by everyone, by the pictures and everything like that. What are people's points of view on the topic???
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Old 06-24-2004, 09:28 AM   #4
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I don't think the car is going to handle that much different from an Evo 3 but it'll be more durable. The new suspension should just create more roll....The TA04 suspension has tons of roll on it so it'll be interesting to see.
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Hmmmm, I see where you are coming from. Do you think with this extra durability that the car will be much heavier???

I have a TB Evolution II which I found to be very durable, but also very heavy in race trim. This is one main reason why I'm moving to a 415 or Evo IV. I wouldn't imagine the Evo IV to be anywhere near the EVO II in weight, as the II had many parts directly from the TG10 so the diffs were like solid metal. But, I do want a light, quick car and I would suspect that the Evo IV would do the job, but as you guys can all understand, we don't want to have to spend a fortune and buy both chassis. Hahahaha. I have a 1 TC policy, so that's my dilemma. I need to make the right decision.
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Old 06-24-2004, 10:04 AM   #6
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Well, get a Renault, Fernando Alonso.

Our Tamiya Championship Series does not allow 415, but TB EVOx. So, looking to race a Tamiya car in TCS as well as club and national races, If I was jhoo (Fernando Alonso), I'd get a TBE4. I currently have a TA04, so a shaft driven car is my next challenge..........but then again, I aint joo..........hope it helps, doubt it though

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Old 06-24-2004, 12:41 PM   #7
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every car tamiya produces ie there was trf 414 then trf414m then trf414m2 then trf414m2 wcr,then tbevo3 then tbevo3 sl,then trf 415, each model as been faster then the previouse.
so if i were u eigther wait for tbevo4 or get 415 then tbevo4.
the evo4 will be faster then the 415 though.
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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.
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Anyone have a link for the photos of the evo IV..have not seen one yet.
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here's evo4 pic.
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It's really just a preference of shaft or belt. One is not faster than the other. As EJ proved at the Reedy, the Evo 3 can be as fast as anything out there including the 415. I went to the 415 because I know belt is more consistent. You WILL finish more heats and that is important to me as being fast. Shaft just puts stress on the whole drivetrain,but it's fast! Consider driving style too, I'm all about exit speed so belt just seems to carry that corner speed more.
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Never had a problem finishing the race with a shaft driven car..As you said it's all about what you want in a car.. In mod I like a belt driven car,In stock and 19 turn I like a shaft car,I dont have a 415 but I race a car that's close,Tech MY02R,and I also have an EVO III.They both work very well.
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Hmmmm, very interesting to see peoples opinions. I have only really had experience with shaft driven cars like my TB Evo II and my primary car, the F201. I have heard that belt driven cars are more efficient then shaft driven cars, if they have clean pulleys and belts, otherwise the drivetrain is inneficient. Shafties don't really require much in the way of maintenence in this area so they always have the same level of efficiency. Is this correct or have I read bad information????

I have seen other dudes at the state titles here in australia, using the 415 and they did seem to be quite happy with it, but I have always been shafted so this is the main reason for looking at these two cars. Also, the simple fact that I want the best!!!!!
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