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Old 10-10-2004, 10:33 AM   #16
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a plain "no" is the best answer to the question..
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Old 10-10-2004, 01:07 PM   #17
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How 'bout a 'HELL NAW' !!

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I tried, the car just isn't a competetive car unless the drivers are very new and cannot drive. It might make a tolerable spec car, but the durability is an issue as the plastic Tamiya cars tend to consume themselves.
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Old 10-10-2004, 03:53 PM   #19
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No matter how much hop up you can throw into a TL-01, there is no way you can compete with a Yoke.......all the Yoke driver has to do is change something small or add something and he'll own you all over again.

Now a Yoke vs. a Evo III or IV......the Yoke will have a problem beating them, drivers skill will definetly be a factor.
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Old 10-10-2004, 04:41 PM   #20
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Default Re: Can a fully hop-up TL-01 beat Yokomo's?

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guys you think its posssible that i can beat yokomo's using TL-01? I only what to send a message to the local racers here in RP that winning a race really depend on your driving skills. i just what some advice if it is possible before i throw in the upgrades in the car or i am just wasting my time and money on my project.
It is possible if I was driving the Yoko and Masami, Hara or Karn is driving the TL-01
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Old 10-10-2004, 04:55 PM   #21
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If you take a read of the TL01 build up article at the Tamiya website....I think you could build a VERY capable TL01 but like I teach to all our clubs' new drivers......."Speed isn't anything unless you can get it around the track" !!!!!
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Default thanks guys for the advice

I just want to beat those pro level car with a non-pro level car. would it be nice if I can beat them with a non- pro kit.
'Cuz its quite normal yokes beating yokes, TC3,...etc

thanks to your comment guys.

I tried beating the best lap time at our local track and the closes that i got is +11 sec.

I just love my TL-01, 'cuz its the first RC that i got given to me by my grand-dad before he died. i just want to put i leagacy in it.

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Old 10-10-2004, 11:41 PM   #23
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i love you idea, but i really don't think it will work out properly unless people driving at ur club is not that good. May be instead of using a entry level car and hop it up, may be try a old but good racer to show them that you don't need the latest and the best to win!
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Old 10-10-2004, 11:45 PM   #24
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my tl01 was my first rc[now i have an xray] and it still goes hard put a stock motor in it + the stuff i listed above and itll go heaps fast altho it wont beat a yokomo [an xray will] its still a good club/bashing car
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I had a TL01 as a first car and found it very top heavy. Would flip easily.
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Old 10-10-2004, 11:51 PM   #26
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Over at my side, I ever saw a TL 01 goes extremely fast against the TA 04 and the TB 02 in the Tamiya race. the driver came in third in that race full of 04 and 02. The driver of the TL 01 basically knows what he is doing cos his car is only hop with the things that he needs.

My personal experience is that the TL 01 is a pretty difficult car to drive, therefore I felt that it will be a real disadvantage for you to use a TL 01 to prove your point, maybe can use some other cheaper but easier handling cars to try.
Yo sty! (sty is the other person who got me into this hobby)

Anyways, I witnessed it myself. The driver drove the TL 01 pretty fast. Btw, he is a good driver. I believe if u throw any car to a good driver, he/she can drive that car well.


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For $140.00 bucks the T-Spec is hard to beat. Plus you a motor and battery .
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yep mine is top heavy too it rolls preety easy
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If you take a read of the TL01 build up article at the Tamiya website....I think you could build a VERY capable TL01 but like I teach to all our clubs' new drivers......."Speed isn't anything unless you can get it around the track" !!!!!
I read that article too regarding building capable TL01. If you read carefully, the TL01 driver was very good driver while the other drivers were lame drivers eventhough they were equipped with faster / better car.....

If those drivers are as good as him, there is no way TL01 could beat TA04, TB Evo3, TRF 414, TRF 415 chassis. Those graphite chassis have more advantage in these aspects: low cg, better gearing ratio, better steering linkage, better suspension arms, better weight distribution, better transmission.

Btw.... tell me if someone really dare to race TL01 in GT1 class at upcoming TCS 2005.
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Unless if you really want to impress or humiliating the other drivers

I'll be impress too
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