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Old 06-17-2015, 02:58 PM   #91
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It's limited-edition, so it will be discontinued eventually. TowerHobbies says they'll have more in-stock in late June.
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Old 07-01-2015, 05:30 AM   #92
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I have a brand new FF-04 EVO kit for sale here:

Tamiya FF-04 EVO Chassis Kit (NIB)
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Old 07-01-2015, 11:52 AM   #93
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Tower Hobbies says the FF04 is back in stock as of today.
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Old 09-09-2015, 06:49 AM   #94
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Anyone know a good place to buy an FF04 that's cheaper then Tower Hobbies? Doesn't matter if its in China or Japan.
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Old 09-09-2015, 07:27 AM   #95
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I just got around to assembling mine (bought Dec 2014 lol). Over the 10 months i had this kit, i accumulated all the upgrades i wanted: aluminum suspension blocks, steel diff gears, TRF O-rings, TRF springs, TRF lightweight rear axles, TRF suspension balls, etc...

here is the finished product:





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Old 09-09-2015, 07:45 AM   #96
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Why did tamiya never release a full run plastic version?
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Old 09-09-2015, 08:54 AM   #97
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Why did tamiya never release a full run plastic version?
not really a big market for FWD touring.. im assuming Tamiya didnt bother to engineer (spend money) on two different versions of this chassis
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Old 09-09-2015, 01:42 PM   #98
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Because the FF03 still works fine for that purpose.

I ended up converting my FF04 to an XV01, swapping over all the parts that would fit on the XV01 chassis. It's a marvelous car to drive; it still has the super-sharp steering that the FF04 has, because the front tires are held firmly on the ground by the weight of the motor, but the acceleration and high-speed handling are SO much better. It can even hold a stable drift with non-drift tires, it handles so well.
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Because the FF03 still works fine for that purpose.

I ended up converting my FF04 to an XV01, swapping over all the parts that would fit on the XV01 chassis. It's a marvelous car to drive; it still has the super-sharp steering that the FF04 has, because the front tires are held firmly on the ground by the weight of the motor, but the acceleration and high-speed handling are SO much better. It can even hold a stable drift with non-drift tires, it handles so well.
post some pics.. sounds like one cool hybrid
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Old 10-27-2015, 04:23 PM   #100
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Any see this yet? FF04 Black Edition

https://www.tamiyausa.com/items/radi...ssis-kit-84422
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post some pics.. sounds like one cool hybrid
Re-Build Complete: Tamiya XV-01
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hi , i am planing to buy FF04 EVO, i will play at TQ racing (small track with carpet ) and using 21.5T with no timing and no boost , can u guys share me some info for what spur gear and pinion gear that i can start using ? Many thanks
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Old 12-15-2015, 11:22 PM   #103
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There is great gearing info in the FF03 thread. You wanna go pretty tall, but the track will likely be the decider. Internal gearing is 2.6.
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Yeah, you want to gear as tall as you possibly can, and use a high-turn motor too, to limit torque. Otherwise you'll just spin the front wheels all day long, and the understeer from all that wheelspin will eliminate all the benefits of having a FWD setup in the first place. As a side bonus, with a setup like that your battery will last forever.

For my part, I opted to build another XV-01 with a FWD setup that has part-time 4WD assist to improve acceleration. It has the super-sharp steering of FWD with the acceleration of 4WD. I'm super happy with how it came out.
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Old 12-16-2015, 05:32 AM   #105
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TAMIYA USA has this kit for $250 with free shipping. Or should I get the limited edition version...
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