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Old 03-17-2006, 10:42 AM   #121
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Tamiya has started selling the tires
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Old 03-19-2006, 02:30 PM   #122
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Wow, molded inserts!
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Old 03-23-2006, 07:54 PM   #123
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We must be getting close to seeing them. The parts are out. Looks like it's going to be called DF-03 Dark Impact after all.

http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/cat...p?sub-id=71000

Edit: Oops, okay not "out" out, but at least "coming soon".
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Old 03-24-2006, 05:31 AM   #124
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Talking dark impact

even if it is plastic it would still be fairly tough.i run a plastic b4 and i have never broken a part on the track apart from a couple of bent ball cups.believe me, i have some wicked crashes haha.thats racing mod too.we are guaranteed to have a couple of broken losi graphite or ftb4 buggies by the end of the meeting.

id say this buggy would be a test mule for a more competetive one.put this one on the market, see what breaks where and improve on it for a trf style buggy.

as for plastic being heavy, it probably is.but my b4 is heavier than my old tamiya super astute(work that out),both were running the exact same radio gear.
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Old 03-24-2006, 06:13 AM   #125
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Actually the plastic on Team Losi and Associated parts is much tougher than the shiney Tamiya plastic. Tamiya has the technology to make many different types of plastic ranging from very soft (like the DF-02 bumper and Grasshopper chassis) to hard and brittle (the scale model plastic like most of the black shiney parts and the notorious cracking wheel hexes) and some form in between the two (like the top plate of the TG-10).

Unfortunately, Tamiya likes to use that hard brittle stuff a lot. From the pictures, that DF-03 shock tower looks like it's made out of this stuff, and it kind of looks like a complicated shape that's not easy to replace with a graphite or aluminium plate too.
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Old 04-01-2006, 09:10 AM   #126
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Actually the plastic on Team Losi and Associated parts is much tougher than the shiney Tamiya plastic. Tamiya has the technology to make many different types of plastic ranging from very soft (like the DF-02 bumper and Grasshopper chassis) to hard and brittle (the scale model plastic like most of the black shiney parts and the notorious cracking wheel hexes) and some form in between the two (like the top plate of the TG-10).

Unfortunately, Tamiya likes to use that hard brittle stuff a lot. From the pictures, that DF-03 shock tower looks like it's made out of this stuff, and it kind of looks like a complicated shape that's not easy to replace with a graphite or aluminium plate too.
Nope, the shock towers materials are the same ones as the knuckles. It's stiff but it gives a little bit before it breaks (as I was looking at the thickness of the material).

I'm not buying it until they come up with a slipper clutch!
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Old 04-06-2006, 11:28 AM   #127
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I just finished building my dark impact, this is how she looks like at the moment:





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Old 04-06-2006, 12:12 PM   #128
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Nice! Now run it and give us the lowdown.
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Yeah I will, but it will probably be a couple of weeks before the weather allows me to.
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Old 04-11-2006, 11:55 AM   #132
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$128 here.
http://www.stellamodels.net/catalog/...oducts_id=2274
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Have you guys had a chance to run your Dark Impacts? How are they holding up?
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