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Old 05-22-2002, 09:29 AM   #46
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Im sure Evos are also highly competitive like the TC3. But why do you think they keep it of the track?
Coz its limited Edition i guess, and some parts for it is quite unsupported....i usually feel a bit scared to break somthing when i run me evo....

Just a thought....i wonder if there would be a new drive system in the future .....always shaft or belt....shaft or belt..... how about jet powered....haha....
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First generation HPI RS4 was belt driven up front and gear driven at the back!!
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Geetoo: Tnx for the track photo, I now remember that that was tha track which was under contruction the last time i was joining the futaba cup. I think the tamiya TCS this July will use the track, i'm still not sure if I can go this july, but my club will be competing there. Did you join TCS? what category?
Yes that was the track during futaba cup 2001. I guess you are from Davao. I actually run TAC races here. Hope to see you this July.
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Oy Geetoo! huwag ka mag kalat ng lagim mo dito!!
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geetoo : wag mo tsakpawin mga tao dito.
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Old 05-23-2002, 02:35 AM   #51
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ijnek:

The 414M and M2 are also limited edition car as i know except the parts are mostly TA04 which are widely available. as all the aluminium parts, they are not commonly found in TA04 except some.

For TB Evo, most of the non- alumnium parts can be obtainable. as u said the carbon chassis are not. these also apply to 414M and 414M2 also rite. i dun think the chassis will break unless someone step on it but i think it can be obtained by ordering from Tamiya Japan with its part number.

To what i know. correct me if i am wrong.
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Coz its limited Edition i guess, and some parts for it is quite unsupported....i usually feel a bit scared to break somthing when i run me evo.....
Yeah I agree with you. With our dealer 414m and evo2 both lack parts. I both treat them like a limited version. It is also quite hard to get 414m parts in my place....heck what difference does it make? hehe
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Old 05-23-2002, 05:35 AM   #53
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GeeToo:

The difference with limited edition car is a heftfy price tag.....if only these 2 cars are not LE.

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why these certain cars? i love my losi xxx-s, cheap, easy to get parts for, easy to adjust or hop-up. my .25
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Shrekair: I think it's cos the losi (and the tc3) are harder to come by in Asia... Tamiyas are very popular in Singapore and generally alot cheaper than they are in the US.
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Old 05-23-2002, 08:12 PM   #56
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shrekair:

i only want to get these certain cars is because only Tamiya kits approved for Tamiya race. so can only buy Tamiya cars and i can also use it for open race. Although i know there are better cars around but i can't afford to have so many cars.

As what jwwu had said, Tamiya parts are more available in Singapore. Almost all the RC shop will sell parts for Tamiya cos it is more common.

Anyway, i thanx everyone for the advice and tips given.
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414M2 and EVO2 prices is not as high as TRF414. If I remember correctly, 414M2 and EVO2 is a lot cheaper than TRF414. For 414M2, you can try to get the red box version which is the European version instead of the black box version (Japanese). This is because black box version come with a lot of option parts that the European doesn't have, like the blue lightweight aluminium shaft, durlin ballhead, and the hex driver and Lunsford style wrench, Protoform Body along with RI Spoiler, Sorex Tires, and insert... With all of these parts, 414M2 is still cost cheaper than TRF414. Most of the parts can be order, this is depends on the distributors other than Tamiya themselves. I think most of the time it is depends on the distributors rather than the factory.
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Im sure the black box Japanese version will cost you an arm and a leg. I heard TRF will come out with a Surikarn version of the 414m. Wow just like the TA03 of David Jun. Cant for that!!!!
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ijnek:

The 414M and M2 are also limited edition car as i know except the parts are mostly TA04 which are widely available. as all the aluminium parts, they are not commonly found in TA04 except some.

For TB Evo, most of the non- alumnium parts can be obtainable. as u said the carbon chassis are not. these also apply to 414M and 414M2 also rite. i dun think the chassis will break unless someone step on it but i think it can be obtained by ordering from Tamiya Japan with its part number.

To what i know. correct me if i am wrong.
yap,most of the aluminium parts on the 414 cannot be bought as spare parts for the ta04.the motor brace and the front and rear gearbox is cool,but unable to get it...

as to what i know,lots of the parts for the tb evo2 is "new",basically the size and thickness etc,so do not know whether it's possible to get them.anyway,yet 2 c them in s'pore tai sing.

chassis wun break,but will weaken in the long run with all the crashes and scratches,...who knows,it jus take 1 major accident...well,better b careful than sorry...still 2 mi,i always check out availability of spare parts 2 fully enjoy my car.

i'm running the 04r now...pretty happy with it.jus a question in my mind...do any of u oil the bearings?and do rubber-sealed bearings need 2 b oil???
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ijnek:

Quoted from U: "To fully enjoy the car, must know the availablity of the spare parts.'

So u are saying that the limited edition cars like evo2 and 414m2 once owed, can't fully enjoy it due to some parts are not easily available as spare parts??

Correct me if i am wrong.

I do oil my bearing before a race to make it smoother in running. also it acts as lubricant but do not oil too much as the oil will flow out and will cause other parts to be lossen.... i learnt my lesson in race.
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