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Old 05-15-2002, 06:56 PM   #1
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Plan to buy a trf-414mII, i own a ta-04pro n an R, do any of u have an idea if this is better than the 04?
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Old 05-15-2002, 09:58 PM   #2
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TRF414MII is Tamiya top of the line car. You can change a lot of the setting by adding different length of spacers. It is a lot more tunable than TA04 series.
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Old 05-30-2002, 05:54 PM   #3
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the car is veri similiar to the 04,...
but some of the parts will b impossible to get on the market such as the aluminium motor brace and front and rear gearbox...

there r more tuning options available also on the 414m...it's veri much a highly-tunable car compare to the 04...
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Old 05-30-2002, 07:27 PM   #4
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Inboard camber link attachment points are a departure from the usual shock tower holes.
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Old 06-02-2002, 11:20 AM   #5
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If you can wait for the Surikarn version TRF414 just like what Tamiya made for the TA03 David Jun edition pro after winning the US nationals. Someone told me this new kit provides a few changes when Surikarn shaved his rear bulk heads and placed more weight in front so as the stabilizers are placed on top for better front traction to compensate understeer. Tamiya is now probably designing a new geometry of the m2 with revisions and probably that could be it.
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Old 06-02-2002, 03:10 PM   #6
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I heared Ultimate has the 414M2 for $290, anyone else found lower?
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Old 06-02-2002, 06:54 PM   #7
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My advice to you is buy your car at your local hobbyshop
you not only help your local rc community but also help small business in your area.
I have heard of alot of local shops being killed by big online shops
I dont have anything against them(who doesnt want a bargain)
but I notice that the local hobbyshops own the closest track so if they suffer they might close and we might go far to just practice
so PLEASE SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL HOBBYSHOP

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please dont flame me no offense
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SpeedtechRC for just below $280.
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Old 06-02-2002, 08:42 PM   #9
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P.S.- If I bought the 414 from MY local hobby shop, I'd have to pay over $400 for it!! Let me see... $400 vs. $275..... Hmmmm I can buy alot with $125 difference! I'll just stick with car parts from my local hobby shop.... although I did buy a T3 and a XXX-S from them last year.....
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thats to high tell them that
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Old 06-02-2002, 09:06 PM   #11
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Tamiya America guys have always told me that the 414M2 is going to be affordable (under 300) and so far I only heared that Ultimate hobby's in Southern CA is the only one who's selling at that price and in Hong Kong. I was lucky enough to have someone who was coming from HK and I had a chance to get it for $373.00, that is the Memorial edition (comes with body, wheels tires & special tools). I would love to get it at my local hobby shop, but heck they don't even stock Tamiya stuff as much as the other's.
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Old 06-02-2002, 10:07 PM   #12
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Hi Guys,

I personally just picked up a TRF414MII for myself to try out, and so far, I am amazed by the quality of the parts, and the little extra stuff that Tamiya includes (like anti-wear grease for the aluminum parts) just makes it that much better. I'm actually surprised at how much the shops are selling the car kit for, to tell you the truth, the kit cost is around the ball park as the Factory Team TC3, so I see no reason selling it any higher than around what the FT TC3 goes for

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speedtech:
i have seen ur website,
jus need 2 ask something...
is ur trf414m2 kit the normal version(jus kit without tyres etc)?
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Old 06-03-2002, 07:40 PM   #14
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hey guys here in toronto
the 414m2 is $500 CANADIAN

thats about $312 US canadian/1.6

you guys in the US are being rip off

Hobbyshops who sells so high shame on you!
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Old 06-03-2002, 07:43 PM   #15
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The M2 kit that comes with tire and body is only being released in Asia. Not in the USA.
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