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Old 04-04-2012, 03:12 PM   #1
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Does Tamiya make a good car? I'm thinking about buying an on road car and would like some input on tamiya in general.
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i think tamiya make amazing cars personally
ive got a trf415 and a m03
the 415 was realeased around 2004 i think and im still running it and i think its great. which model were you looking at?
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Old 04-04-2012, 03:37 PM   #3
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i think tamiya make amazing cars personally
ive got a trf415 and a m03
the 415 was realeased around 2004 i think and im still running it and i think its great. which model were you looking at?
Tamiya 1/10 BMW 320si WTTC 2006 RTR. I can't seem to find any reviews or if the car can be upgraded
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overall tamiya made a good car, and if i'm not mistaken u r looking for this.

http://www.tamiya.com/english/produc...20si/index.htm

tt01 is a good entry level car, good to bash around with.
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overall tamiya made a good car, and if i'm not mistaken u r looking for this.

http://www.tamiya.com/english/produc...20si/index.htm

tt01 is a good entry level car, good to bash around with.
Right, if the car you're looking at is a TT01, it'll be a good beginner's car, but there are better ones to start with, imo. A couple of good examples I think make GREAT beginner cars that can also improve as your skills improve, is this one: http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/ite...oduct-id=58472 , & this one: http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/ite...oduct-id=58506 .
They may cost a bit more than the TT01 based cars, but they're DEFINTELY worth it, with some hop ups, they can run with the best of the best....

Oh, & don't be alarmed by the price you see on Tamiya's website, those are the retail prices, the street price is MUCH better...
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Old 04-04-2012, 07:59 PM   #6
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overall tamiya made a good car, and if i'm not mistaken u r looking for this.

http://www.tamiya.com/english/produc...20si/index.htm

tt01 is a good entry level car, good to bash around with.
Yup thats the car I;m looking at. I have a slash also and i'm just looking for an on road car for cheap and is an entry level car. My main interest is off road so most of my money will go into my slash.
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had a couple M03's and thought they were really cool. The last one I had got built up w/CC Mamba 7700, GRP foams, bearings, TRF shocks, etc. w/a 2s 4000 Lipo and it'd do almost 50mph on the street;way too much power and it made it totally uncontrollable but it was awesome! That's no lie-
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Tamiya 1/10 BMW 320si WTTC 2006 RTR. I can't seem to find any reviews or if the car can be upgraded
TT01 is a fantastic car to start with. Easy to work on, plenty of upgrades and it handles very well right out of the box.
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TT01 is a fantastic car to start with. Easy to work on, plenty of upgrades and it handles very well right out of the box.
Thanks for the info
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Depends on which model you are looking at and what you want to do with it. Most of the replies to a question like this are going to be from guys who love Tamiya.

I would normally just let a topic like this go without replying, but I'm in one of those moods today where I don't care much about what people might think of my opinion.

I don't like Tamiya. Never have. I think they are overpriced for the quality and they make up their own racing classes, because otherwise many of their vehicles wouldn't be able to compete.

I think the TT01 barely qualifies as hobby grade and it certainly is not a good handling car, no matter how much money you sink into it. Avoid.

The 416X and 417 are okay cars, but a bit fragile and overpriced.

I might get flamed for this post, but at least you get a different opinion on the subject. Not just posts from Tamiya fans
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I totally agree with locked. It really depends on how long or enthusiastic you will be when jumping in the hobby. If you think you will like rc, then do your research and don't buy a beginner or rtr car. IMO a rtr beginner car is just as easy to work on as a top level car. I know money is always an issue but, if you buy good equipment, you will enjoy the hobby way more.
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They make a few good onroad cars, but I would tell you NOT to buy that TT01.

http://www.ultimatetamiya.com/projec...acer/index.php


And depending on where your buying parts, MOST local hobby shops do not stock parts for this.
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They make a few good onroad cars, but I would tell you NOT to buy that TT01.

http://www.ultimatetamiya.com/projec...acer/index.php


And depending on where your buying parts, MOST local hobby shops do not stock parts for this.
WOW!!!! that shed some light on things. Great article.
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