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Old 02-02-2006, 10:37 PM
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i just came from tamiyas website- that pic of cad drawn buggy is listed there under buggies- go figure so i dont think anyone could draw it up themselves and just post it to their site- must be real!!!!!
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Well...It is real.I needs a lot of changes to become a top level buggy in terms of materials used.The base is there though....

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Old 02-03-2006, 10:10 AM
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Well as much as I hate eating crow...

That photo is exactly what bender said it would be. I apologize for challenging your information and doubting the validity of the image. I was wrong and I'm sorry.
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Old 02-03-2006, 10:20 AM
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Well as much as I hate eating crow...
Does it taste like chicken to you too?

I think all of us have had a bite or two here and there.
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didnt the neo shot get to a similar stage to this buggy before getting dropped ? so its not a guarentee.. but, hopefully it will appear..
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Old 02-03-2006, 11:06 AM
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I am hoping this comes out in both a team level as well as a full option racer. Tamiya may figure with the various wheelers coming out and the rebirth of the class becoming a reality, this could make it to production.

if it does, I may be very interested in trying this out next to my SB V2.
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Man... a team version of that car would be sick. I'm sure if it gets released that some aftermarket company like Tobee, Square, or 3Racing will make a carbon chassis for it.
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Anyone know if those are friction shocks or oil filled ones?
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looks like oil shocks to me, at least they look the same as the ones i had on my tamiya ta 01 a long time ago.

Bye the way the car looks a bit to plastic to be a real competition car. Look at how the motor is mounted, dont think that the cooling will be any good. and the chassis wont be very stiff if tamiya uses the same materials as they normally use. But we will see, mayby this is just the normal version and the big dollar TRF version will follow later.
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Agreed, well just have to play wait and see. But I do like the look of this better for racing than there other 4wd e buggies.
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The concept actually seems a bit unique. There has never been a 4WD off-road buggy with everything centered that way (as far as I know). It certainly reminds me a bit of the old Topforce, Manta Ray and Ta01/02's, it's infact exactly the same layout for the transmission. Although it seems quite a bit improved, there is an aluminium plate for the motor mount now, and what looks like a slipper clutch. I do hope they use a bit finer pitch gears as well :-)

Sh*t. I hope they release it, I will get this one straight away if they do.
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Old 02-03-2006, 06:08 PM
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check out this link for info on the tamiya buggy. i think it's a few pages in. http://www.bb-hardware.com/modules/x...nberg06&page=1 looks like it's shaft drive fellas.....
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Here are the pics (from the same site as above), it looks really nice thats for certain! It looks to me to be an intermediate level machine, would most likely make a very good club racer. Looks to be plenty of adjustments. The very centralized wieght ought to make it transition very well. I would venture to say the price will be around $200. This is really the kind of buggy that appeals to me, since I would like to do some 4wd racing, but I'd rather not blow a ton of cash on it.






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Thanks for posting the pictures. This is not a prolevel kit. which raises my concern that Tamiya may not fully support it or keep it as entry level kit like the raising storm. At is not to take away from the design. This will be a interesting year for 4wd off road!
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Woah, looks good! Unique design that's certain! Looks like a 2wd chassis but has a shaft above the battery. I want to try one if that design is effective.
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