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Old 09-01-2014, 05:22 PM   #16
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Hmm I was told of the Sakura too,will go and take a look.

But as for TB03,wouldn't is be better if I go for TB04 instead since it's the improved version of TB03?
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Old 09-01-2014, 09:44 PM   #17
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Hmm I was told of the Sakura too,will go and take a look.

But as for TB03,wouldn't is be better if I go for TB04 instead since it's the improved version of TB03?
The 3 racing, and the spec r cars (both essentially the same category of low cost tc) are good, but with exposed belts need a little more care when driving.

The tb04 is my opinion isn't any better over the tb03. It has a funky motor mount with spacers and such. This helps to eliminate torque steer but it also adds a lot of extra moving gears and all this assembly adds weight. It is also quite a bit more money than a tb03.

If you are looking at the pro kits, the tb04 pro is a good car and good value but in the standard chassis that comes with a body the tb03 is a better value.
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I am currently driving a tb04 and have owned a tb03

I prefer the tb04 because
-It comes with sealed gear diffs, the tb04 has plastic bladed ball diffs that have to be upgraded to aluminium right away
-The tb04 steering feels better, must be a combination of the revised steering system, having the motor closer to the center and perpendicular to the drive shaft.
-The tb04 has a lipo friendly battery compartment
-The tb03 is discontinued, so finding some parts and upgrades can be hard.

However, the tb03 is lighter than the tb04 and is easier to gear for high turn motors
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Guys, this is going off topic quickly. For a first car, the tt02 is fun, simple, and once you learn more about it, you can upgrade it or get a TB03/04 later on.

Look at what company has good part support around where you live, i got 2 Tamiya kits for my children to play with, and i don't regret it at all, everyone said "get something better!" but in the end, you want to have fun and play, and the TT02 with a body + bearings and oil shocks is a good baseline to start with, and won't break the bank. I think it even comes with a motor and ESC so you can play almost right out of the box.
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Qatmix has an excellent tuning guide too

http://www.thercracer.com/2014/08/ta...-and-tips.html
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and parts are plentiful from the net.
-ebay
-rcmart, banzaihobby etc.
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For a starting pilot a TT-02 is a good chassis for starting.
It definately takes some time to be able to use it's potential, once your there you can upgrade the chassis to a higher level (Like me&Qatmix did) instead of buying another car/spares.
It sure gives a lot more satisfaction when winning a duel with just a TT-02 then with a more expensive car.
It's correct that a TB-03,TB-04, TA05 or TA06 (or what other cars that are on the market) is better but it will take a lot more knolledge to get the cars setup correrctly.
That's just the positive side of a TT-02 car, it's easy and simple to assemble correctly and you will save some money at the start.
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