Originally Posted by MonkeyNuts
Yeah it was the Triumph i was looking at. I fancy getting one, just not sure about wanting to spend alot on top of the kit on new diff's etc...
At present the Triumph does require some parts that are not found in a Tamiya M-chassis kit. Most obvious is that it uses touring size shocks, it also needs some different sized bearings.
The full list of parts needed is...
- Gear set and bearings
- Differential (M-05 ball diff recommended, although the gear diff can fit if some 5x10x4 flanged bearings are used to support the diff in the larger 10x15x4 diff bearings)
- Driveshafts and axles
- Wheel hexes and nuts
- High-torque servo saver (Tamiya #51000)
- Touring length shocks (TRF shocks #42102 recommended)
- Low profile servo (Futaba/Savox recommended)
- Body and body pins (body may need different holes drilled at rear)
- Wheels, tyres and electrics.
Bear in mind that the Triumph is much more than a conversion - it is effectively a car in its own right that needs a few Tamiya parts to complete! As well as the chassis and gearbox parts, the Triumph also has it's own fully adjustable touring-style suspension setup.
PS We are authorised UK dealers for the Xevo and have complete kits, Scirocco bodies and spares in stock, we just haven't got our online shop running yet. Drop me a line if I can help you out.