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Old 07-25-2004, 06:06 AM   #1
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I was just wondering what everyone thinks of this kit. I am considering getting it for some Drift as it has a very well balanced chassis and I might also use it to race now and then. It certainly looks the goods with the TRF shocks and ssg chassis but how does it perform? I will most likely be powering it with a GT7 and 12x2 Orion V2. The only complaints I have about the car from what I have seen is that it only accepts stick packs and doesn't include titanium turnbuckles. Let me know what you all think.
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why dont you just get xray t1 no worries after that
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IF you wanted to go drift racing and still stay in the Tamiya family, I wouldn't go with the TRF, it's overkill. That's like trying to kill a fly with a bazooka. A TB-02 car would be fine, especially since it comes with full bearings. The TL-01 would be a good choice too, but it only takes stick packs.
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Thanks for the response guys. I'm not interested in the Xray as parts are impossible for me to get where I live and TA04 parts are very easy to come by. RC Driver Gary you say the TA04-TRF is a bit too good for Drift, thats a fair call as I think this too. What is it like as an allround tourer? The thing I really like about it is the value for money and the parts availability and I need another car so I thought the TA04 would be a good choice.
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Thanks for the response guys. I'm not interested in the Xray as parts are impossible for me to get where I live and TA04 parts are very easy to come by. RC Driver Gary you say the TA04-TRF is a bit too good for Drift, thats a fair call as I think this too. What is it like as an allround tourer? The thing I really like about it is the value for money and the parts availability and I need another car so I thought the TA04 would be a good choice.
TA04R if you are not looking to hop it up totally... not to mention you get rims, tyres and a body for a good price.

TRF if you plan to race it too, like I do, I went the R way and hopped it all up though.. I use mine for drift and racing.
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TB-02 is my favourite for drifting - there's something about shaftdrive that gives better throttle control.

TB-02 can also take side-by-side or stick packs at any time without any mucking about; its a bit harder putting side-by-sides onto TA04 & EvoIII don't take sticks so nicely.

I run all the cars - TA04 with plate & R tub chassis, EvoIII, TA03, TL01, TB01 etc etc... and TB-02 is still the best for D-style.



Also don't recommend using plate chassis for going sideways. Used to run an EvoIII for D but its chassis got pretty bashed/delaminated from humping kerbs sideways.

TB-02's plastic tub survives side impacts a lot better and protects your RC gear better too.



(I know of guys who do use their 04TRF for D-duty though, not saying it can't be done.)
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Old 07-26-2004, 01:23 AM   #8
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Thanks guys. Just wondering, for the bling bling factor will these fit:

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXETM4&P=0

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXGH19&P=0

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I think the 04 is still a good platform. If you compare the 04 to the X-Ray T1R is very similar, so that should tell you something. I would go with either a TB-02 or an 04R, much like others have said because they are tub and not plate cars. Plus, with the 04 you can put Gear diffs in and even JB Weld them for a set of front and rear spools (no gear diff option for the TB)
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GARY, you could use the E4P spools in front and rear on the TB. Nice pic
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get the tb02, comes with bearings and nice looking tamiya body for under $150. you get the same evo3 drivetrain and suspension but without the gear stripping problem.
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i need help guys..
i wanna run my ta04-r using my johnson 540 silver can..
can anyone help me with the proper gearings..
i want top speed and acceleration..

and for the type-r motor also what is the top speed and acceleration..

tnx in advance.
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I run a TA04-TRF and its still competitive out here. All i did was mod it so it takes side by side packs, throw in some ceramics, and a front spool and boy its still got some rip!

Great car for the price. Best of all, NO UNNECESSARY HOPUPS! don't have to spend $20 here and $30 there to get HOPUPS! its good to race out of the box!

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i need help guys..
i wanna run my ta04-r using my johnson 540 silver can..
can anyone help me with the proper gearings..
i want top speed and acceleration..

and for the type-r motor also what is the top speed and acceleration..

tnx in advance.
For Mabuchi motor, 112t Spur & 40t to 45t pinion. I'm using 45t pinion for my 414m2.
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