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Old 08-28-2005, 03:59 AM   #1
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Which is the better car for racing/drifting up and down the street on weekends, the Tamiya TB02, or the TA05? Thanks.
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The TB02 should be better for drifting because it has a shaft driven drivetrain, shaft drive does give more immediate throttle response than belt drive which is a definate advantage in drifting. That said you can get really good drift from a belt drive car too as I have with my TA03 and TA04, as far as general street and aprking lot bashing goes both cars would do fine because they have a tub chassis. My pick would have to be the TA05 simply because maintenance is far easier to do than on a TB02.
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the TA05 has my vote as well,

its a newer chassis and better for racing if you decide you want to do that aswell as drift

both cars will be as capable as each other at drifting its just down to setup which there are lots of guys trying out different things with the ta05 currently and they will be able to help you lots
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Old 08-28-2005, 06:51 AM   #4
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In what ways is the TA05 easier to maintain than the TB02?
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The ta05 is a belt drive. So at least to begin, no fusing around w/ stripping gears. I had my belts for 1.5 yrs now, and they run fine still!
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I have both a TB-02 and a TA-05, as well as a couple Surikarns...the shaft cars are hands-down easier to work on. Set up the gearboxes right ONCE and you're done forever. The TA-05 is easier to work on than my old Pro-2 HPI (because the diffs come out the top), but it's still a pain compared to the shaft cars (TB-02 and EVO-III).
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Old 08-28-2005, 12:14 PM   #7
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The TA05 is only my second on-road car, but I am very happy with it. I also have a TT-01 with nearly all tune options. It runs very smooth and is very responsive to setting changes. So easy to work with.

I drove the TA05 on an indoor cirquit for the first time yesterday. It was easy to find a good setup for the first few runs. With some more time I think it can be a nice racer.

Next to that it is also sturdy and can take some punishment. The tub is very strong.
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Which one would be the most competitive?
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When any relatively new car is tuned optimally, the racer is the most competitive. The cars are relatively the same with all hop-ups.

But my vote goes to the ta05, simply, less fuss, replacing belts in most cases are cheaper than gears, and the belts almost never need replacing.
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I hope a TA05 have a big edge over TB02.

In my only race in TCS GT2, with my old stock TB01, I was faster then many TB02.

Going to make the 2005/2006 local TCS with a TA05, and since it is a new car, I hope to have an advantage over the 80% of people still with a old car like TA04 and TB02 ...

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P.S: Motor position, trasmission efficiency and weight should be in big favor for TA05 ... considering that a Jap company is planing to make a carbon chassis for race in a world event ... I guess the TA05 has even more potential the the 415 !
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I guess the TA05 has even more potential the the 415 !
i wouldn't quite go that far, sure the TA05 is good for stock, but in mod the 415 would win hands down

you're pretty much saying why run mod with a evo4/415 when there is a perfectly good tb02/ta05

the tb/ta simply flex too much to handle the low turn motors required in mod although in stock they do quite well, TCS is certainly within these limits so it should be very interesting to se how they do
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I hope a TA05 have a big edge over TB02.

In my only race in TCS GT2, with my old stock TB01, I was faster then many TB02.

Going to make the 2005/2006 local TCS with a TA05, and since it is a new car, I hope to have an advantage over the 80% of people still with a old car like TA04 and TB02 ...

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P.S: Motor position, trasmission efficiency and weight should be in big favor for TA05 ... considering that a Jap company is planing to make a carbon chassis for race in a world event ... I guess the TA05 has even more potential the the 415 !
The TA05 isn't gonna automatically make you faster than 80% of the other racers. You need track practice to achieve that !


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i wouldn't quite go that far, sure the TA05 is good for stock, but in mod the 415 would win hands down
....and I would'nt go that far ! ....depending on the track and setup, the TA05 has got more steering and corner speed than the 415. The people in Japan seems to believe strongly in the 05, plus in the next few months, you'll see a tsunami of TA05 hopups from just about every Japanese (and some HK too) aftermarket company! ....I can't wait to see what the real TAMIYA TRF416 will be like !
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The TA05 isn't gonna automatically make you faster than 80% of the other racers. You need track practice to achieve that !
Sure man ...

But if with a TB01 I can be faster then many TB02 ... I hope taht with a TA05 I should have better iron then the competition with TA04 and TB02 ... so I hope with a TA05 to be able to be close to the top guys ...

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Sure man ...

But if with a TB01 I can be faster then many TB02 ... I hope taht with a TA05 I should have better iron then the competition with TA04 and TB02 ... so I hope with a TA05 to be able to be close to the top guys ...

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Ahh ! ...I see your point ! I'm sure you're be able to run with the top dogs with the TA05 .....just dun be afriad to run "Stiffer" springs
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