Originally Posted by tamiyarcracer
other than the decks, belts, bulkheads. what is common with any tamiya car on the Tech?? (diffs) uni's?
Tech Racing Mini M03 M Conversion kit: 29800Yen
TAMIYA 50882, TA04 KING PINS SET - 150yen
TAMIYA 51236, SUZUKI SWIFT SPARE BODY PARTS SET - 3200yen
TAMIYA 51238 M03M F parts - 700yen
TAMIYA 51239 1050 BALL BEARINGS(4Pcs) x2 @ 500yen = 1000yen
TAMIYA 53255 M-CHASSIS 60D INNER SPONGE HARD(4PCS.) = 250yen
TAMIYA 53340 M-CHASSIS 60D REINFORCED TIRES TYPE-A(1PAIR) x2 @ 1100yen = 2200yen
TAMIYA 53341 MINI COOPER REINFORCED WHEELS(1PAIR)x2 @ 550yen = 1100yen
TAMIYA 53571 TRF DAMPER 4PCS FL COAT = 5800yen
TAMIYA 53597 M03 ASSEMBLY UNIVERSAL SHAFTx 2 @ 2000yen = 4000yen
TAMIYA 50793 M03 C PARTS(SUSPENSION ARM) = 900yen
TAMIYA 53301 TL01 STAILESS STEEL SUSPENSION SHAFT SET = 400 yen
Total cost: 49500 yen ($420USD or $535AUD) … and that's without hex drives or wheel nuts to hold the wheels on!
I suppose you could do it a bit cheaper by not using trf shocks.
I'm not sure if you can use belts off any of the Tamiya cars on it, or even if the diffs would be similar to a TA05 or 415, they look similar but I can't say for sure that they would fit.
All the Tamiya parts listed are needed just to get the thing running, so if any of them break it'd be easy to get spares for.
I never drove mine, it looked to be a really nice car, but I found it a hassle to work on.
The instructions could have been better, Tech supply ball joints/pivot balls that are a different size to the Tamiya ones, 4.3mm dia versus the Tamiya 5mm dia, which means if you want to run tamiya turnbuckle ends you then have to replace the Tech ball joints with Tamiya items. I mounted a motor in there and couldn't get the pinions that I had to mesh fully with the spur, I needed to use a few of those motor gaskets that come with the M03 to space the motor out so the pinion teeth would make full contact with the spur teeth. Changing the spur was easy as the layshaft only attaches via 1 screw to the alloy motor mount. I'm sure like any car, if you work on it long enough you'd get used to its quirks. Sorry for the long post