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Old 09-14-2013, 04:35 PM   #1
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Questions?? Tamiya TA-06 with Exotech chassis kit vs. TRF417

Which car is better for 17.5 TC performance-wise? The Tamiya TA-06 with Exotech chassis kit or the Tamiya TRF417?
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Old 09-14-2013, 04:42 PM   #2
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That's really a hard question if you think about it. In a class like 17.5 the real high speed handling charistics of the 417 can't really shine. There is still much more friction in the ta06 but being so much cheaper... I personally wouldn't go with the exotec chassis, i would just use a plain pro ta06 maybe the ms the trf just is a waste of money here.
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If you plan on getting a Tamiya ta06, get rsector conversion for it. easier maintenance and makes the chassis stiffer compared to the tub chassis it originally comes with. I have that setup and can hang with tcxx's, 417's and other high end cars. imagine having the guys you just beat find out that they were spanked by a ta06. I've seen a couple of jaws drop after spanking them with mine.
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There is really no comparison, 417 without a doubt. The TA06 is too heavy and has too high of drive train loss to be a competitive option in the spec classes. A more viable budget option would be the soon to be released TB04. Although used 417s can be had for a good price.
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Tb04? I kinda like belt drive a bit more...
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Tb04? I kinda like belt drive a bit more...
Then get a 417. Fine car
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