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Old 10-14-2004, 04:34 PM
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which car i should take?

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Old 10-14-2004, 04:35 PM
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try looking at both threads and see what you like. There both new and top-end kits..

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If your gonna blow that kinda money....why don't you consider the XRAY FK, CORALLY RDX, SHUMACHER MI2, or wait till the LOSI JRXS comes out. These will be just as competitive and les$ money.
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Old 10-14-2004, 04:49 PM
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these threads are very long

you can help me, if you can answer me the following questions!

EVO IV:

I've heard, that the rear wheel bearings gettin' so hot, that the wheelmount melt!

can anyone affirm me this?


TRF 415

I've heard, that the bones are gettin' destroyed very quickly!


I haven't a clue, what i believe of this things, that i heard!

The EVO IV is my favourite of this two cars, but these things with the wheelmount put me off!

sorry for my bad english, i'm from vienna, austria!

greetings, and thank you very much!


edit: i want an tamiya car, and i don't have a shop here in vienna, where i get xray, schumacher or other cars, and i won't to order it :/
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.... personally i'd go for the 415 ........ as i don't seem to like the shaft drive as much ....

Both are very fast an good cars .......
just pick which one you'd prefer more ....... the shaft or belt ...
ppl will say get this car or that 4 many different reasons .....
but until u actually buy it, an run it, u will never kno ..... if the car is 4 u .....

But out of the box ....
i think the evo4 shhould b a bit faster .... due to the new suspension it has ........
but a 415 with the upgrade will match it in every way ............

never heard about the evo4 bearing problem...
or even heard about dog bones breaking ............??
415 runs stronger universal at the front ...so if ppl are breaking them ....they must b having some big hits ....or just unlucky ....
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ok thank you very much
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I have the 415 and without a doubt, this is the best car that I have owned. I have had X-ray's, TC-3's (i think everyone has had one of these), EVO III, a Yokomo, and by far, the 415 is to best in terms of handling out of the box. I know a few people at the track that I race at have both (rich I guess) and have commented that the EVO IV will be faster with a stock motor (due to the free drive-train) and the 415 should be faster and more usable in mod racing.

Personally, I have had a few hard crashes with my 415 and I have never broken a universal ... however, the car does get out of tweek in crashes. I am far from the best driver at my track but I do find the car is pretty easy to learn how to drive ...

IMO, you can't lose with either car -

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I totally agree. I prefer shafties generally so I bought an Evo IV, but just to show how competitive they are, at the Australian TCS, there were about 6-7 415s and 1 Evo IV and the Evo IV won the event, but only by a whisker!!!! It was SOOOO DAMN CLOSE. So, either car is great!!
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Dude..... both cars are great, you can't go wrong with either car. Personally I'm thinking to get both ( I wish.... )

I read the review on TRF 415 vs TB Evo4 from Japanese RC Magazine September 2004.

Here is the conclusion from TRF drivers Satoshi :

Highest Top Speed : 58kph TB Evo4, 57kph TRF 415
Fastest Lap Time : 12.08sec TB Evo4, 12.11sec TRF 415

Which car made the most consistant lap times ? TRF 415 averaging 12.12 - 12.18 second.

Consistent lap times I think is more important than top speed / fastest lap time.

TRF 415 is more popular than TB Evo4, so the spare parts for it will be plenty in the market. May I suggest you TRF 415 ?
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Hmmmm, the other thing that you haven't taken into account is that the Evo IV has only been out since mid July, rather then January for the 415.

Honestly, I think that they are both AWESOME cars. You can't go wrong with either.
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thanks, you have helped me very much

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Originally posted by TheDevil
thanks, you have helped me very much

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Like many have said, both cars are very good. One thing to keep in mind is that the designers of the cars made these cars to work on different tracks. So it's not really about which one is better than the other, but more of what is more suitable for your particular track that you plan to race on

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why don't you just get a 415 and put the evo 4 suspension on it like the rest of the factory drivers?
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or you can just wait for the 415MS, that should be good with the new suspensions
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Originally posted by mashimaro
or you can just wait for the 415MS, that should be good with the new suspensions
Downside of the 415, although it handles well, is the lack of thought that went into it. Nobody thought about belt tensioning. You have to nearly dismantle the car. Thats why we got rid of ours.

EVO4 wins hands down, provided you replace the darned prop cups and get a decent battery bar.

I suppose if you're prepared to put up with a weekly stripdown on a 415, then it boils down to the belt/shaft aged debate.

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