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Old 05-18-2006, 01:12 AM   #226
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No slipper clutch leaves the rear diff open for abuse. (aftermarket part in the process)

Ball Cups are not realy up to it (sure Tamiya do some TRF versions)

Front driveshafts (use DF02 Tamiya CVD's)

Inner hinge pin brace (GSStorm does some)
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Old 05-18-2006, 02:09 AM   #227
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Thanks Cookie Monster for pointing out the weak points.

Tamiya have got the slipper clutch on the way (although at TCS I won't use it), Tamiya low friction adjusters - check, Tamiya DF-02 CVD's - check...

What's the Inner hinge pin brace?
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Old 05-18-2006, 04:13 AM   #228
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due to the mounts for the suspension on the rear being a gearbox integral part, a snag on the rear wheel could see a gearbox case gone, the brace goes between the two inner pins to stop them being ripped apart.
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Tamiya have got the slipper clutch on the way
Good. Would have been nice to include it with the kit.
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Looking forward to seeing pic of the DI hop-ups over the next few days from the Shizouka Show in Japan.... but in the meantime.....look at this:





Tamiya's TRF501X! Will they release it?
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Old 05-18-2006, 02:40 PM   #231
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Pics of the DI hop-upd over at Jimmy's Oople site HERE
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Old 05-18-2006, 08:37 PM   #232
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Hi Da_cookie_monst,

You fit a GS Storm hinge pin brace onto the DI? Direct fit? Is it just a simple plate with 2 holes like what bender has on the front or an intricate design that I won't be able to hacksaw up?
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Da_cookie_monst,

How about the pinions and spurs and other gears? Not more than usual wear on them?
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I think the spur and pinion are junk and it doesn't help them being a non-standard fitment, hence having a new layshaft to accept the B4 slipper assembly so I am back to 48dp and good quality spurs/pinions.

the brace is a simple plate, two holes like on Benders car.
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I found something interesting on a Shizuoka coverage site.
Looks like KM Concept is developing a Carbon Fiber conversion for the Dark Impact
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Old 05-19-2006, 12:48 PM   #236
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hey guys, Tamiya is working on a 4wd buggy so it would seem.


More pics here:
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I found something interesting on a Shizuoka coverage site.
Looks like KM Concept is developing a Carbon Fiber conversion for the Dark Impact
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I'm at a bit of a loss to explain why KMC chose to produce the carbon chassis with a saddle configuration. The battery is the single heaviest component that goes into the car. Surely the longitudinal battery layout Tamiya devised would yield better handling with its fully central position, would it not?
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I found something interesting on a Shizuoka coverage site.
Looks like KM Concept is developing a Carbon Fiber conversion for the Dark Impact
WOOO HOOOO!!!

For those who say NAY to CF chassis, there is your answer right there eventhough it wasn't quite as major and quite "double" as I thought they would be (I myself don't know who KM Concept are). The steering servo placement is quite interesting and I don't know if that is going to work or not because the attack angle for the servo saver linkage would've been too close to the main shaft. That is like TB01 de ja vu all over again (with the steering linkage grinding onto the main shaft.
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i really don' like it ..........i can't understand why KM has developed this CF chassis for the dark impact.....the original design is ignored.......i think that nobody has developed a similar cassis for a B4 buggy ....so i can't see why is necessary for the DF-03......hope that tamiya (and square,3racing...) will realease some plastic/graphite chassis for this buggy and some carbon fiber and alu stuff like pivot,bulkead and towers.....
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i really don' like it ..........i can't understand why KM has developed this CF chassis for the dark impact.....the original design is ignored.......i think that nobody has developed a similar cassis for a B4 buggy ....so i can't see why is necessary for the DF-03......hope that tamiya (and square,3racing...) will realease some plastic/graphite chassis for this buggy and some carbon fiber and alu stuff like pivot,bulkead and towers.....
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I agree, I also don't like it - having a cell layout like that completely goes against one of the main features of the original design \

You can bet that Tamiya will release a graphite tub, it's just a question of when
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