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Old 07-16-2013, 11:02 PM   #1
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Time for a new car, I drove a 417x last week it was enlightening to me how much corner speed the 417 has. I love Xray so I was going to get T4/14 but after driving a 417 I am at a cross roads? I really like how hard the 417 rolls the corner. I am test driving a T4 this week so I was wondering what are your thoughts?
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Time for a new car, I drove a 417x last week it was enlightening to me how much corner speed the 417 has. I love Xray so I was going to get T4/14 but after driving a 417 I am at a cross roads? I really like how hard the 417 rolls the corner. I am test driving a T4 this week so I was wondering what are your thoughts?
Its not so much the car as it is the setups...

Finding out if a car is for you takes time to play with setup to see if you can set it up for your driving style. A test drive with an RC car will tell you nothing except for how well that particular setup works for you.

Both are good cars. But both are different in certain areas as far as how they chose to design their car. I'd suggest looking through the instruction manuals on how the cars are built and see if one appeals to you more than the other.
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This is truly a battle of two of the top guns in rc racing !!
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I am on board with the 417 V5 . It is an awesome car and you definitely will not be disappointed. I know the first time I went out with the car box stock I took the podium without an issue. Tamiya build quality is extremely high and the tuning ability on the car rocks.

Feel free to reach out to me if you have any additional questions about the car. I would be more than happy to help out.
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Old 07-17-2013, 09:19 AM   #5
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I hear there will be a TRF418 coming pretty soon.
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I hear there will be a TRF418 coming pretty soon.
Tamiya release the TC trf kits around December so its a while off yet. plus it may not be a 418 but a revision of a 417.
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I know both cars are quality racecars but each cars have there perfomance sweet spot. I like a car that carries momentom out of the corners. I brake early an power mid corner out. To me when i drove the Tamiya 417 it did that better then any car I've driven. My xray dives into the corner very well but i have to wait on it on exit. To me it squares the corner. When i drove the 417 it rounded the corner and the power could be applied sooner.
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I know both cars are quality racecars but each cars have there perfomance sweet spot. I like a car that carries momentom out of the corners. I brake early an power mid corner out. To me when i drove the Tamiya 417 it did that better then any car I've driven. My xray dives into the corner very well but i have to wait on it on exit. To me it squares the corner. When i drove the 417 it rounded the corner and the power could be applied sooner.
This basically means that the 417 you drove had good corner speed.
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just for balance get a t4
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I know both cars are quality racecars but each cars have there perfomance sweet spot. I like a car that carries momentom out of the corners. I brake early an power mid corner out. To me when i drove the Tamiya 417 it did that better then any car I've driven. My xray dives into the corner very well but i have to wait on it on exit. To me it squares the corner. When i drove the 417 it rounded the corner and the power could be applied sooner.
re the t4 thats all about set up mine did the same thing but i have virtually illiminated it now
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I'm positive there's nothing you can do setup wise to make a T4 feel like a 417. And vice versa. The cars are at two different ends of the spectrum handling wise. The 417 is deadly outside in the right hands, especially with the Raceberry stuff. On the rug, T4, no question.
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I'm positive there's nothing you can do setup wise to make a T4 feel like a 417. And vice versa. The cars are at two different ends of the spectrum handling wise. The 417 is deadly outside in the right hands, especially with the Raceberry stuff. On the rug, T4, no question.
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v5 Brian.

PS: I'm pretty sure Justin's car is a 417 not a 417x. You can get a 417 with gear diff II for $399 from the Tamiya USA website.

http://www.tamiyausa.com/items/radio...ssis-kit-42200

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v5 Brian.

PS: I'm pretty sure Justin's car is a 417 not a 417x. You can get a 417 with gear diff II for $399 from the Tamiya USA website.

http://www.tamiyausa.com/items/radio...ssis-kit-42200

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Richard justin has a 417 but if Im going to buy a new car it will probally be a v5 . I willput a gear diff in front with ear plug puddy Justin is going to setup the car. Btw we do race outdoors on asphalt. This week i will try bothcars T4 and a417 on the clocks and see which i turn the faster times with then I will decide what to do. So far im leaning 417v5. Richard you get your v5 put together and i will drive it and see how that feels. I hope you get justins setup it was setup by one of the Tamiya drivers at the Reedy Race last month.
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