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Old 03-08-2005, 10:43 AM   #1
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Talking For the Tamiya Guys............

Which is the better car, the EVO IV or the TRF 415? I have 2 EVO IIIs, I think (cause the EVO III and IV nearly look the same) and I was planning to turn one into a ISR Evo and have one built specifically for racing. My confusion is that I see a lot of guys running the 415s in competition and the Evo IV is, I thought, the latest car out for racing.

Sorry for this confusion, cause I been out the loop for a year.......sand is jamming up the thinking process.

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It all depends on what kind of racing you are going to be doing and if you prefer belt or shaft drive.
If you are running on a tight, high traction track, the standard 415 is the only way to go.

If you run on an smooth, fast track the 415MS or the EVO 4 is the way to go. At his point it all depends on if you prefer belt or shaft drvie. Of course, there is an EVO 4 MS that will be available just around the corner.
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I had a Surikarn and have been running a 415 for about 2-3 months now and really like it. I just got an Evo 4 and want to see how that is too. The Surikarn is still a good car though too.
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Old 03-08-2005, 11:09 AM   #4
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So, I might pick up a TRF415 when I return to the states on leave. I'll use the race built EVO III for technical tracks , a TRF415 for Long, high speed tracks and my ISR EVO III on high banked ovals.

Another question......like i said before the Evo III and IV are strikingly simular.........can I convert a III to a IV?

and just how much are Acer Bearings for the Evo III?


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ISR Evo????

Never heard of it

I've been running my EvoIII Surikarn with good success...
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ISR= meaning Insane Speed Run.

I have been planning to build one since I got deployed........

I am building it for the RC Car Action Insane Speed Run this year. Instead of going with Novak or Hacker for the brushless system, I am trying to acquire an Avoex system, staying true to the old school. I think they have more power than the new systems. They ( Novak and Hacker) may be regulated to the amount of cells they can use.
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No, the car's are too different to convert. I was wondering if I could use the Evo 4 gear cases on a TB-02, which is basically a tubbed Evo 3, but the holes don't line up. I run my 415 on technical and open tracks, and it's awesome for both. The one thing that's nice about the 415 especially on technical tracks is not having to worry about munching a front bevel or ring gear in the event of a front impact. If you're running on high bite tracks, the regular 415 is perfect, lower grip or asphalt, the MS might be a little better because it has a thinner chassis plate.
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Cool, thanx for the intel...... I don't wanna ditch the Evo, since I find it rather nimble and quick, good for indoor carpet tracks i guess....I think with the right setup, i can have that for outdoors too.

I still will buy a TRF 415 though, I need a car for long tracks, like Fantasy Worlds......
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Cool, thanx for the intel...... I don't wanna ditch the Evo, since I find it rather nimble and quick, good for indoor carpet tracks i guess....I think with the right setup, i can have that for outdoors too.

I still will buy a TRF 415 though, I need a car for long tracks, like Fantasy Worlds......
Make sure you get the 415 MS then!
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Lightbulb EVO 4

EVO 4. It's a good car, just don't go too extreme and add aditional hop-up to the front end. I added the front alluminum hub carriers and steering arms, and steering went down hill. I am still sorting it out, but I would rather be driving than tweaking my setup to get performance back everyweekend. I have a 415MS but I haven't built it yet. Taking it to TCS in June so I can't compare right now.
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