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Old 09-11-2008, 10:55 AM   #1
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Default tamiya 801bx 1/8th buggy yes!!!

hey all: Was just wondering with the recent release of tamiya's new pro level 801tx 1/8th truggy is there plans on an 801bx 1/8th buggy version being released at some point hopefully sooner than later? Thanks for the info
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In an article in last months Xtreme or Car Action (I don't remember which one), David Jun, designer of the 801 states in an interview that they are already working on a buggy version of the 801.
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hey all: Was just wondering with the recent release of tamiya's new pro level 801tx 1/8th truggy is there plans on an 801bx 1/8th buggy version being released at some point hopefully sooner than later? Thanks for the info
Is it just me, or does anyone else think that the following equation is true?

Tamiya + Pro Level =
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Is it just me, or does anyone else think that the following equation is true?

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Tamiya does have pro level cars on the electric on road scene.... The 801 being there first real shot at the pro off road level.This thing looks great And Spec for Spec the truggy they now have is Comparable to Everything else out there!!! If they have part support I'd Rock it......

tamiya + Pro Level = possibly
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I think its great that Tamiya is coming out with some pro 8th scale kits. I hope they actually stick with it though. It seems like when they attempt to do something like this, they only support the vehicle for 6 months then its discontinued. Nitrage comes to mind. It really didnt last long...
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Some people here have probably never saw a TRF 501 in action, it's 1/10 scale but it's a damn tank, no wonder why B44 guy does use TRF501 front A arms...
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Guess you missed the TWO world champs in touring car

I hope they make a buggy
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Their touring cars and the 501x 4wd off road electric buggy is great as well. They have some junk but they have some good stuff too. Hiopefully their 801 buggy and truggy are nothing like the Nitrage.
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I've had the pleasure driving the 801xt recently, all I have to say is that the handles and jumps well. The truck is easily tunable without alot of set up options. I know that the buggy version is going to be made with many similarities. I know that alot of testing was put into the truggy project so I am certain the same will go into the buggy.

Mister-T you are talking about apple and oranges electric vs nitro

501X designed and tested in Japan
801xt designed and tested in USA totally different designer
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What tamiya have demonstrated in EP is that when they get serious about racing in a particular class, they have the skills, and the resources to be very competitive.

It won't be any different in GP offroad if they get serious about it. It might not happen overnight, but it will happen.
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Scott G You are 100% correct
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Hi Jimmy. Just got my 801 a week ago and I'm starting to build it. Any tips? Shock oil weight? Front, center and rear diff oil weight? Engine/manifold combo? Set-up tips?

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So any update or info when the tamiya buggy will be here??
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I remember the Team Tamiya guys a few years back at the old Monster Madness annual race in Enfield CT. They were the most serious team there. They were the one's to beat. If Tamiya wants to be a player in the 1/8th race scene, I believe they will do it and do it well.
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That world champ 4wd electric buggy is not a joke at all. I know a guy who raced 1 once or twice a week for 2 years and only broke 1 ball end ever. And he ran low turn Bl motors and lipo. And that truggy looks like a bad mofo, But I have to agree the Nitrage was a TIRD.
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