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Old 11-04-2013, 07:19 PM   #1426
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Sooner or later even the 'regular' aramid belt is going to cost an arm and a leg. Price out a blue belt lately? Sheesh!
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Old 11-04-2013, 09:21 PM   #1427
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My concern of the Tamiya belt is nothing but the fear of the awailability issues...
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Old 11-05-2013, 05:55 PM   #1428
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My concern of the Tamiya belt is nothing but the fear of the awailability issues...
+1 to that. Funny how we still hold dear to a 16 year old chassis despite what else has come and gone. We're lucky the D-Spec version came out which is sure to give us some semblance of parts availability for the next few years.
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Old 11-08-2013, 05:39 PM   #1429
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Old 11-08-2013, 05:49 PM   #1430
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Thumbs up on its 3rd engine

this car is old now, not as in i dont have it, i mean its over ten years old,
its killed 2 motors in its history, this is the best ta03f on the planet IMO.
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Old 11-09-2013, 07:19 AM   #1431
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Man, your car is definitely a veteran!
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Old 11-09-2013, 08:14 AM   #1432
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Have had TA03s since new... 1996.

Dang, they're turning 18 soon!

Best twin motor tourer ever!!


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My concern of the Tamiya belt is nothing but the fear of the awailability issues...
worry not, there's plentiful stock of OE parts out there still

there are alternative RC sources if needs be if ever original T spares run out

even if there wasn't, belt is a std industrial part & nothing custom
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Old 11-09-2013, 09:40 PM   #1433
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Usgt or vta! These cars are tanks

hello! just curious , in what way do you mean ta03's are tanks?? because plastic materials use in ta03 is brittle. on a new part (plastic) I drill the screw holes to make it a tad bigger before screwing in a tapping screw, to make a not so tight fit, or else the plastic cracks in time, it's brittle, cant hold the tension of a tight screw. Does anyone encounterd this ? ( plastics on screwed area cracks in time specially the gear case, even if you dont use the car. )
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Old 11-10-2013, 04:25 AM   #1434
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The only brittle part I've noticed are the steering knuckles where the ball end screws go.
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Old 11-10-2013, 12:41 PM   #1435
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does any one know the belt size for a ta03 r-s or f-s the short wheel base version, cannot seem to find the info anywhere, teeth size or mm lenght, even better if anyone has a couple for sale let me know thanks
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Old 11-10-2013, 02:41 PM   #1436
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Default TA03F veteran indeed

i brought this in maybe 2001 from valencia spain "El corte ingles" new.

btw the shell costs only 6pound on fleabay, its one of those cheap cheap shells,
there were a few to choose from, a orange lancer specifically.
and the seller "kindly" cut it out for me>badly, bless him for trying, it came in
a very useful depron box too, just a bargain.
but im a one shell man, so shes a nissan now, no interchanging.

and btw, if its a good enough design, it does not even need body clips, like mine. and no, not velcro, just posts under tension, and foam
keeps it on nice and tight all over.

if it breaks, replace it with better part is my moto.
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Old 11-10-2013, 02:52 PM   #1437
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Default haha check dis out

more photos and vlc snapshots, i need to take some real crazy photos, like jumping through fire.
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Old 11-10-2013, 03:12 PM   #1438
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nice wheels man, i like that style,
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does any one know the belt size for a ta03 r-s or f-s the short wheel base version, cannot seem to find the info anywhere, teeth size or mm lenght, even better if anyone has a couple for sale let me know thanks
Check out my sale thread... Tamiya parts and a radio for sell
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Awesome pictures folks! Keep them coming!
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