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Old 08-10-2013, 01:01 AM   #1
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Default Tamiya TRF418

As expected it's coming, first info available now, more will surely follow soon.

42270 TRF418 Chassis Kit
- will be displayed at the Tokyo Hobby Show September 16/17
- to be released November/December as usual
- list price in Japan to be 83790 yen (same as TRF417V5)

I posted what I have seen so far at http://kentech.blogs.se/
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Old 08-10-2013, 01:11 AM   #2
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About damn time!!!
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Old 08-10-2013, 04:55 AM   #3
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Tamiya ??????



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Old 08-10-2013, 06:30 AM   #4
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This will not be the next TRF418, it's a selfmade car from a guy from finland.
Atleast that's what i've heard about the car in the picture, also the car showed up about 2 years ago on a ETS race.

Very curious though about the new TRF418, that maybe my next TRF chassis for next years season.
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Old 08-10-2013, 06:34 AM   #5
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Probably expect Tamiya's version of the Raceberry TRF417.
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Update : Build and review here

http://www.thercracer.com/2014/01/ta...nd-review.html
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Seen a pic of prototype car racing at the Japanese National, didnt think it would be a 418 looks like a low profile 417v5. Hopefully he will let me post it.

I hope the final version is quite different.

I have some shots of the cars at the race with the tops on, maybe if you squint you can see something

http://www.thercracer.com/2013/08/ta...first-pic.html

Photos of the chassis at the Sept Tamiya Show

http://www.thercracer.com/2013/09/ta...ures-from.html
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Old 08-10-2013, 06:39 AM   #7
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Probably expect Tamiya's version of the Raceberry TRF417.
No I don't think so, maybe some parts like the motor mount will be on this car,
I think they focused on geometry of suspension because the problems were there.
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Whatever way they go expect it to be a kick a** car. Gotta love Tamiya.
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Wow, new arms? They're not just reusing parts from old cars this time around. Very excited to see what they come up with.

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Finally new arms! Sounds like a major overhaul.
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Seen a pic of prototype car racing at the Japanese National, didnt think it would be a 418 looks like a low profile 417v5. Hopefully he will let me post it.

I hope the final version is quite different, that will be nice.

**HERE is the pic

http://www.thercracer.com/2013/08/ta...first-pic.html

Your photo is a dodgy photoshop of the below picture which was taken a while back. I don't think this is it but i suppose you never know....
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Yep, that looks like I was given a dud pic, I will call it out on the blog post that its a fake (I posted it in good faith), there are some differences on that pic to a std 417 though, like the arms and C hubs
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Old 08-10-2013, 10:37 PM   #13
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I don't see new gear diff on the list. Hopefully new bulkheads mean new gear diff, because the current one is the worst on the market.
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2 new TRF models in 1 year - cool.
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What's the problem with the gear diff? Using the steel gears an kyosho O-rings makes it strong and leak free.
http://www.thercracer.com/2013/07/ho...-diff.html?m=0

I've been doing the above for a while and for diffs in my buggy (5.5t) and TC although I only run 13.5 / 17.5 normally in TC, Is it a mod thing?
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