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Old 08-09-2013, 09:20 PM   #1
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Tamiya had a development prototype chassis called the TRF404x which later went on to be the TRF414 series.

Does anyone have any knowledge and pictures regarding the development of the Tamiya TRF404x ?

Did TECH Racing have any input into the design and construction of this chassis?

Does anyone have and parts?

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Old 08-09-2013, 10:04 PM   #2
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Hi,

Tamiya had a development prototype chassis called the TRF404x which later went on to be the TRF414 series.

Does anyone have any knowledge and pictures regarding the development of the Tamiya TRF404x ?

Did TECH Racing have any input into the design and construction of this chassis?

Does anyone have and parts?

Regards

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http://www.tamiya.com/english/produc...14_3/story.htm
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Tamiya 414 chassis is a design of Tech racing...
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Old 08-09-2013, 11:43 PM   #4
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Yeah I ready seen that..... I wish there was more to know...
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Old 08-13-2013, 05:27 AM   #5
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Mate, here are some old photos/articles from Japanese magazine year 2000 for your kind reference.

Pls note the following evolution of TRF404X to TRF414:

TRF404X with blue color parts -I guess this is the original prototype 404X by looking at the lower/thinner front & rear shock tower;

TRF 404X (silver parts) - the development racing kit with longer wheel base than the TRF414X.

TRF 414X with pink front bumper - 24hrs race kit as mentioned in TRF homepage;

TRF 414X JMRCA with Orange Orion Jenson motor in 1999;

TRF 414X final race version with Orion Chrome motor in 1999 year end;

TRF 414 was ready in year 2000 with the limited production kit & the rest was history with 5 world championship starting with TRF 414M & Surikarn.

Pls also take a close look at those TRF414X graphite toe blocks instead of alum toe blocks commonly use today. TRF414M came with alum toe block & threaded type shock body later.

However, I think the original 414 series was purely Tamiya in-house design & developed by Mr. Miura, not TECH. TECH may come in later for 415/416 series after Mr. Miura left with Surikarn to HPI. (I could be wrong)
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File Type: pdf 4 trf404 blue.pdf (271.0 KB, 198 views)
File Type: pdf 5 trf404x blue.pdf (264.3 KB, 235 views)
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Old 08-13-2013, 05:33 AM   #6
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More Photos:

Evolution of TRF414X to TRF414.
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File Type: pdf 7 trf414x jmrca.pdf (292.6 KB, 145 views)
File Type: pdf 8 trf414x final ver.pdf (210.7 KB, 141 views)
File Type: pdf 9 trf414x vs trf414.pdf (316.6 KB, 149 views)
File Type: pdf 10 trf414x vs trf414.pdf (264.2 KB, 178 views)
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Old 08-13-2013, 05:40 AM   #7
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last part:

TRF414X alum arms & parts as mentioned in Tamiya home page & the making of the lighted resin arms.
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File Type: pdf 14 trf414 center pulley.pdf (242.4 KB, 122 views)
File Type: pdf 15 trf414 alum ball diff.pdf (243.3 KB, 139 views)
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Mika you have done a tremendous job of sharing what you have !

I really appreciate your kind help and sharing your knowledge what you have of the TRF414.

I can easily say I would have never found this information as it is hard to find.

Thank you Mika

I guess there would not be too many TRF404x prototypes made and none was released.

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I have a 414x car #60.I'll post a pic later today. Has my name on the plaque that's on the
rear bulkhead.
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^Wonder whatever happened to those pics?
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Here in Denmark, we have an RC site where people sell/buy used/new rc stuff.

Right now, a guy sells his 414X, number 142:

http://www.rcgalleri.dk/marked/rc-en...4-bil-trf-414x

His price is approx. 1100 euros.
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I have two.

The top used that 404X chassis.
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I have two.

The top used that 404X chassis.
Those sure look like TA04's to me
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Those sure look like TA04's to me
More like a hybrid of the two.

The top one has 414 hubs and arms and chassis.

The bottom one has shock towers arms front one way and rear diff from the 414.

Not a whole lot of difference.


Since they are quite old now and hard to come by, just wanted to show'em off.
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Ta04 bulkheads work on 414 chassis?
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