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Old 12-21-2016, 06:02 PM
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Just hang on to it man, its a classic.
Its def one of the cooler looking chassis ever made, thats for sure.
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Finally got the tc7.1 shocks in my tc4 with short shocktowers....
All I can say is WOW.... Merry Christmas folks !!!
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Finally got the tc7.1 shocks in my tc4 with short shocktowers....
All I can say is WOW.... Merry Christmas folks !!!
you need to show picture !!!
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I am about to revive a TA04-R with carbon saddle pack chassis. I've had it in storage for about 8 years and its basically back to the same state it was when I first opened the box in 2001. My only problem may be getting belts but hopefully I can find something similar.
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My old 4G phone can't post or text pictures for some reason....
I do have pictures of my car in my album "berty" .....
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if anyone is looking for ta04 front carbon shock stays I have 2 of them, one complete and the second complete minus the extra piece for body mounts, opened no package, let them go for 10usd shipped to Canada or Usa.
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I want to post-up pictures of my HPI Pro 4 and Tamiya Evo 5 chassis on this thread.
I have the photos on my daughter's cell phone.

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there is a yokomo yr4 m2 for sale on ebay brand new, its so tempting
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I want to post-up pictures of my HPI Pro 4 and Tamiya Evo 5 chassis on this thread.
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i can't believe these are now considered old....i remember them new as if it were yesterday!

in my opinion, OLD would be anything pre 1997, (20 years or older)

but i guess if a particular chassis is discontinued, it's considered old. even though tamiya would make a chassis and like discontinue it the very next year.
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there is a yokomo yr4 m2 for sale on ebay brand new, its so tempting
looking at it makes me feel so nostalgic! just look at those shocks!!!
and what's with the weird center brace having it's own damper? weird!
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Originally Posted by ShadowAu View Post
I am about to revive a TA04-R with carbon saddle pack chassis. I've had it in storage for about 8 years and its basically back to the same state it was when I first opened the box in 2001. My only problem may be getting belts but hopefully I can find something similar.
you can use lipo saddle pack? convert it to brushless!!!

i have a Kyosho KX-One that i LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!...but it sucks as a touring car...so i use it strictly for drifting....works great for that!
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My TA04 with a couple Protoform Camaro's.Waiting on my motor and shocks to come in.



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THE YR4 M2 WAS THE FIRST PROPER TOURING CAR I EVER GOT USED TO RUN IT AT FAST CATS IN OAKVILLE CANADA, I want one so bad but 250 usd is kind of steep for a 20 year old car.
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i can't believe these are now considered old....i remember them new as if it were yesterday!

in my opinion, OLD would be anything pre 1997, (20 years or older)

but i guess if a particular chassis is discontinued, it's considered old. even though tamiya would make a chassis and like discontinue it the very next year.
Yeah even the Durango DETC410 is considered "old" but kits are still available brand new and cheap. Im thinking of picking up a third car for outdoor season (the other two are for indoor carpet).
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THE YR4 M2 WAS THE FIRST PROPER TOURING CAR I EVER GOT USED TO RUN IT AT FAST CATS IN OAKVILLE CANADA, I want one so bad but 250 usd is kind of steep for a 20 year old car.
That's what I paid for it at the hobby show in Toronto the year it came out! Now I feel old...
Mine came with the Supra body. It was a very durable car but it was a tank on carpet. About in the same league as a Tamiya TA03 Pro. About a half-dozen of us bought those Yokes at the show and that was the beginning of our TC class. Back then we ran 6-cell with 27T stock motors so the speeds were low. Heats were 8 minutes so that should put it in perspective. I sold or traded that car after the winter carpet season to fund a Serpent Impact for gas on-road. The only reason I would want that car back is as a shelf queen. I reserve the right to be wrong but I don't think it would be competitive against even a sorted TC3.

Here's a badly neglected TA03 Pro that I picked up some years ago.



I painted this up for it...



...but it doesn't quite fit right. (front clearance) I don't really want to race the car as parts are not that easy to come by. I guess I'll get another body and shelf it. Who knows, it's not a pristine example so it might see some drifting use in the future.

BTW, this is an awesome thread. Is there a pool for betting on whether Bert's car actually hits the track or not?



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