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Old 06-27-2002, 06:37 PM   #601
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thanx,...
u r resourceful...think i miss tat out...

the body shell is a KOOL factor also...
guess i will have 2 try 2 c if i can get 1...
dun think i wan another 04r as i alreadi have the 04r n 414m...hmmm,...
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Old 06-28-2002, 11:35 PM   #602
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TA04R... TRF414... TA04 BE

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per your experineces, which one would you suggest for stock racing? what are the advantages and disadvantages of the 3 kits?

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Old 06-29-2002, 07:07 AM   #603
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If you can afford it definately the 414, but if things are tight the 04R. The BE looks nice, but perty don't mean fast...LOL
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Old 06-29-2002, 10:54 AM   #604
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TAO4 BE???


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Old 06-29-2002, 10:56 AM   #605
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Possibly TA04 Blue Edition?
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Old 06-29-2002, 11:04 AM   #606
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Blue Edition (BE), got it!!!! But the TAO4-R is much better off compared to the blue edition, in my humble opinion.

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lem2: Agreed. I do not know what is the appeal of blue parts, white (like the 414) imho is the tamiya color
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Old 06-29-2002, 04:18 PM   #608
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I have a 04 pro and a 414 on the way, on my 04. My 2400 batteries are built side by side, and I can't get them to slide into the battery holder with thw wires attached. I also tried soldering on tabs to solder the esc tires straight to the battery, but that wouldn't work either. What do you guys do? I was thinking of grinding the ribs inside off with a dremel. Please help. Thanks.
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Old 06-30-2002, 07:47 AM   #609
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I just noticed that the stock TAO4-R Chassis conduct electricity.

My chassis does not have cut outs for the batteries like the reinforced one, do I have to shield the part where the terminals contact the chassis??

I know you have to but any tips? asidw from electric tape??

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Yes graphite and carbon fiber both are conductive materials.I just took some electrial tape and ran it down the sides looks crappy but it works.Mabey try a thin layer of silicone or something like that.
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If you can afford it definately the 414, but if things are tight the 04R. The BE looks nice, but perty don't mean fast...LOL
IMPACTPLAYR : THANKS DUDE! but what makes the 04R faster that the 04BE? what advantage does it have over the other.
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Old 06-30-2002, 08:30 PM   #612
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Because the 04-R doesn't look as beautiful, it distracts the driver less during hardcore racing. The driver will not feel as much remorse if he hits a wall, rams another car, or whatnot. This enables the driver to take more risks.

...Now for a real answer, you'll have to look to someone else. I'm guessing the torque rods improve handling.
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The Torque bar doesn't really make a huge difference in the handling. In fact, the greatest problem with the torque bar is that it has a tendency of popping off in a front on crash. In my view, the R is a better buy because it comes with carbon reinforced lower chassis and the carbon upper chassis. The rest of the car is 95% (approx) identical when compared with BE.

Can anyone comment on the handling of the two? I have a Pro, a 4R (without the slots) 4R (with the slots). With a similar set up, the Rs handling is a little more responsive in my view.
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I just finally got mine set to suit my driving style.I'm gonna have to say it is one of the most responsive cars I personally have ever owned.And I have ran pretty much every high end car on the market.So big props to Tamiya they have came a long way since that TL01 I bought back in '97
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In my view, the R is a better buy...
It might be a better value for the money, but, that doesn't necessarily make it the better car.

Wouldn't the carbon reinforced tub weigh more than the FRP deck?
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