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Old 07-30-2004, 09:48 PM   #1
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Hey guys, I am currently after a shaft driven TC and have narrowed down my choices to Yokomo SD, HPI Pro 4 and Tamiya Evo 4. I am leaning more towards the Evo 4 because of looks but i am still open to any of your inputs to help make my decision.

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Old 07-30-2004, 10:14 PM   #2
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HeY!!!


I heard that not many people like the evo 4... it's just really a good looking car like you said. i'd prolly go w/ the hpi pro 4 or actually the tc3. those are the 2 best shaft cars out there that i know of, or just get the car that will have parts in stock at your lhs. it also your own opinion to choose from.
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Old 07-30-2004, 11:04 PM   #3
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HeY!!!
I heard that not many people like the evo 4... it's just really a good looking car like you said.
Who said that? I've actually heard that Surikarn is really excited about the Evo4 and wanted to run it instead of the TRF415 at the Worlds.

The only complaints I've heard is that the front arms are not as strong as the TRF415 or Evo3 - but that really just puts it into he same realm as the TC3 and the Pro4 as from my personal experince (not speaking for the world) neither of them has arms as durable as a trf415 either.
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Old 07-30-2004, 11:21 PM   #4
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TC3 is out as my lhs do not carry parts for it. My lhs mostly supports Tamiya and HPI products. Yokomo too but not as well supported.

The thing i like about the Pro 4 is the ultra smooth drivetrain. Are there any durability issues with the Pro 4?

Evo 4 is new and still not widely available which explains why lesser people own them. But, with its killer looks, blue front and rear bulkheads, most will fall for it.
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All three car are going to be competitive. I'm running the EVO 4 at the moment, no complaints from me, yes I've broken a few pieces, but only as a result from poor driving from me and other ppl on the track. Considering the hard hits it went through, i'm impressed it held up so well. Its VERY quick out of the box and very easy to drive (comparing from my 2 evo 3's and ta04s

TC3 is tried and proven, can't go wrong, with one of those, my mates run it, i'm not a fan of the TC3 but in the right hands, a good car.

Pro 4, very good car however, it does tend to tweak fairly easy from what i've seen?

anyway, just my 0.2
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Tamiya TB Evo IV gets my vote
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hehe, rock on, *hugz Evo 4*
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get the Baracuda r2/r3! its a bullet proof kit....good handling characteristic!
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Yokomo CGM. I think there is no better car for the money.
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Xray M18.
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Xray M18.
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what's wrong with the M18
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what's wrong with the M18
apart from the fact its about half the size of all the other cars he would be racing against. lol
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Xray M18
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apart from the fact its about half the size of all the other cars he would be racing against. lol
nothing is wrong with it lol, i'm actually looking ar buying oen, but as 5am said, no good for 1/10th scale racing unless you want to run a realistic mini lol
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