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Old 09-28-2005, 09:32 PM   #1
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Default TA04R or TB02 RTR

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I am new to the electric scene and was hoping to get some feedback.
I can purchase a new TB02 RTR thats fully stock fromTamiya's website
or
A used TA04R with many upgrades as follows.
White carbon fiber upper deck and shock towers
-TRF fluorine coated shocks
-Tamiya spring set
-High torque servo
-Novak GT7 speed control
-Reversible lightweight suspension set included
-1 Black can motor, 1 silver super sport type R motor(Original with kit)
-Lightweight tub chassis
-2 Peak Powermaxx TCS legal batteries

Price is pretty much the same for both, but not sure about belt vs shaft drive.
Will there be a big performance difference or will I have to invest a lot into the TB02 to match the TA04-R.
From a rookie's perspective, which is the best direction to take as I don't plan on taking this to any competitive level.

Thanks for the feedback !
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Old 09-28-2005, 09:55 PM   #2
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out of those two I would get the TB02

but have a look at the new TA05, much better that both in my opinion,
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Old 09-28-2005, 10:29 PM   #3
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Thanks for having a look
I am new to the electric scene and was hoping to get some feedback.
I can purchase a new TB02 RTR thats fully stock fromTamiya's website
or
A used TA04R with many upgrades as follows.
White carbon fiber upper deck and shock towers
-TRF fluorine coated shocks
-Tamiya spring set
-High torque servo
-Novak GT7 speed control
-Reversible lightweight suspension set included
-1 Black can motor, 1 silver super sport type R motor(Original with kit)
-Lightweight tub chassis
-2 Peak Powermaxx TCS legal batteries

Price is pretty much the same for both, but not sure about belt vs shaft drive.
Will there be a big performance difference or will I have to invest a lot into the TB02 to match the TA04-R.
From a rookie's perspective, which is the best direction to take as I don't plan on taking this to any competitive level.

Thanks for the feedback !
TA04-R is still a good car. i have one i run it in the TCS NATIONAL last august and the car did good i qualified 5th A-MAIN in GT2 CLASS against TA05 and TB-02R. so for the same price of the TB02 bone stock kit and the used TA04R TRF i would get the TA04R. goodluck
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Old 09-28-2005, 10:31 PM   #4
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TA04-R is still a good car. i have one i run it in the TCS NATIONAL last august and the car did good i qualified 5th A-MAIN in GT2 CLASS against TA05 and TB-02R. so for the same price of the TB02 bone stock kit and the used TA04R TRF i would get the TA04R. goodluck
and i think, i was the only one running a TA04R in the A-MAIn.
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Originally Posted by AngerManagement
Thanks for having a look
I am new to the electric scene and was hoping to get some feedback.
I can purchase a new TB02 RTR thats fully stock fromTamiya's website
or
A used TA04R with many upgrades as follows.
White carbon fiber upper deck and shock towers
-TRF fluorine coated shocks
-Tamiya spring set
-High torque servo
-Novak GT7 speed control
-Reversible lightweight suspension set included
-1 Black can motor, 1 silver super sport type R motor(Original with kit)
-Lightweight tub chassis
-2 Peak Powermaxx TCS legal batteries

Price is pretty much the same for both, but not sure about belt vs shaft drive.
Will there be a big performance difference or will I have to invest a lot into the TB02 to match the TA04-R.
From a rookie's perspective, which is the best direction to take as I don't plan on taking this to any competitive level.

Thanks for the feedback !
IMHO Of those two, take TA-04R
if you plans extend to modified class beside TCS i suggest TA04R coz it already equipped ol' but effective GT7 sppedo and fluorine trf shocks and thos useful tuning access..
some spare parts can substitute with TRF 415 parts
cf plate chassis upgrade are welcome too..
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Old 09-28-2005, 10:40 PM   #6
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Thanks for having a look
I am new to the electric scene and was hoping to get some feedback.
I can purchase a new TB02 RTR thats fully stock fromTamiya's website
or
A used TA04R with many upgrades as follows.
White carbon fiber upper deck and shock towers
-TRF fluorine coated shocks
-Tamiya spring set
-High torque servo
-Novak GT7 speed control
-Reversible lightweight suspension set included
-1 Black can motor, 1 silver super sport type R motor(Original with kit)
-Lightweight tub chassis
-2 Peak Powermaxx TCS legal batteries

Price is pretty much the same for both, but not sure about belt vs shaft drive.
Will there be a big performance difference or will I have to invest a lot into the TB02 to match the TA04-R.
From a rookie's perspective, which is the best direction to take as I don't plan on taking this to any competitive level.

Thanks for the feedback !
I've compare 2 ol' shaft drive car by its design, popular TC3 and TB02, found out that TB02 chassis and drive-train structure is more complicated but less sophisticated and toughness than TC3 unit,
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and i think, i was the only one running a TA04R in the A-MAIn.
there was another TA04 in the A also
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ta04. the hopups on there should give u an edge over the rtr tb02. my $0.02
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Old 09-29-2005, 07:14 AM   #9
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Thanks for the comments.
Leaning towards the TA04-R, but will have to check out the
condition of the car. At least I know the TB02 is fresh out of the box.....
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Old 09-29-2005, 07:23 AM   #10
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Thanks for the comments.
Leaning towards the TA04-R, but will have to check out the
condition of the car. At least I know the TB02 is fresh out of the box.....
You can get for 119$ a new TA04R on eBay ....
Maybe a better option then take it 2nd hand ...

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