Originally Posted by Chiefy 707
... Does anyone know the quality of the non-Tamiya alloy parts listed for the TA03?
Tamiya hopups are the gold standard.
There were many TA03 aftermarket makers back in the day like
Kose, Cross, Square etc but you'll be fighting to find new-oldstock.
These Japanese mobs make good stuff.
GPM is cheap... & i'm not just talking price.
You may have to do some work to get them to fit.
But they've restarted production so they're easy to find.
Apart from rear hubs, there's no huge advantage over alloy vs plastics on a TA03.
Graphite chassis sets aren't noticeably stiffer than tubs, lighter maybe.
TA03 stock plastic parts aren't hard to find if you've got a grey car,
slightly rarer if you've got black plastics & a pain in the butt buying online
as they aren't differentiated via part number, they're both same #.