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Old 03-01-2005, 08:14 PM   #1
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Default Are Tamiya off road electric any good?

I've been researching and found that tamiya off road kits are CHEAP! They go for under 100!!!
I've only buily one r/c car and it was a tamiya on-road m chassis Fiat. I've seen the Team associated RC10T4. Will I be sacrificing a lot if I get the Tamiya and not the TEam associated?

basically, are Tamiya off road kits (for 100 dollars) any good compared to Team associated?
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Old 03-01-2005, 09:28 PM   #2
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Tell ya what, go to any race and see how many tamiyas are beating rc10's and losi's. Theres your answer.
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Old 03-01-2005, 10:05 PM   #3
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i don't get it, so are tamiya's beating team losi's?
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Old 03-01-2005, 10:14 PM   #4
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He was being sarcastic. It's what Americans do, we be sarcastic to other people.

No Tamiya in this world would ever beat an Associated or Losi.
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Old 03-02-2005, 01:19 AM   #5
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Originally posted by HVAC25000
No Tamiya in this world would ever beat an Associated or Losi.
They seem to do it in Touring cars all the time

And when they've bothered to set up an off road team they've also beaten some of the best AE, Losi, Schumacher, Yokomo etc have had at the time

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Old 03-02-2005, 05:18 AM   #6
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Tamiya offroad cars are good to bash around with, but they would take a lot of work to make competative. I have the Rising Storm and it is pretty cool for the money, but I don't think I could make it keep up with my XXX-4 or XX-4. Maybe it a striaght line drag race it could keep up, but not anywhere else.

Things that would need to be changed:

gear diffs
non-adjustable tierods
massive suspension slop
dog bone issues
tires (for typical US track)
steering flex
shocks need much more dampening
gear ratio (very few options here)

dont get me wrong, it is a lot of fun for $100 (especially with a brushless) but it wasn't created for all out racing.
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Old 03-02-2005, 06:59 AM   #7
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Tamiya's competitive market right now is on-road touring cars. Not to say they dont have some nice off-road cars but have more race specific on-road rather than off-road. But like any car, a properly set-up and well kept up car can be competitive. Ive been reading your threads. If I were you I would look into the RTR T4, RTR XXX-T II, or the XTM X-cellerator RTR. All competive cars at affordable prices.
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Old 03-02-2005, 09:09 PM   #8
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Their Onroad cars are good, but the Offroad are simply not meant for racing. In order to make them race ready, more money would be needed than what a AE or Losi costs with all those parts and that's if you could get parts. Since Tamiya's are meant for fun and not serious racing, they don't even bother to make graphite arms, chasis, etc. They're fun cars, but not made to race. Onroad Tamiyas are another story.
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Old 03-11-2005, 07:55 PM   #9
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well, i dont think tamiyas electric models could beat a associated or losi anyday, i had a tamiya baja king and boy! it sucked! but i now hav a team losi xxt which is not working....i remember talking to this guy and he said he had a super hornet and upgraded it and he said it could beat most nitros...anyway im not too big a fan of electric, i like nitro way better, im looking for a cheap nitro st..
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tamiya shoots more for realistic and fun driving cars in off road not really a racer thats what i think

like the clods and txt they were made to rock crawl with the right stuff of coarse
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