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Old 08-23-2006, 02:31 AM   #1
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Default New! Tamiya TRF501X 4WD buggy

Hi all,

Probably some of you already know, but I thought I should let you see the new competetion 4wd buggy from Tamiya. It looks alot like the MR4-BX.
It is still a prototype, so that is why there are some parts borrowed from the RC10B4:
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Old 08-23-2006, 04:59 AM   #2
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Try using the search button buddy

This is old news.
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Old 08-23-2006, 05:12 AM   #3
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I thought so.
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Old 08-23-2006, 03:55 PM   #4
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This buggy aint so new no more....
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I don't think the current prototype even uses BJ4 arms any longer.

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Here's the info on Tamiya Japan's website

11月 【RC限定販売商品】TRF501X(仮称) 予価79,800円

It's gonna be release in nov and it's 79, 800 yen...wow that's like $685.170usd...i bet it's made of gold...
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Old 09-21-2006, 12:39 PM   #7
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Tamiya has lost their FREAKIN MINDS!!!!!! What are they going to do throw in a team driver for that price
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tamiya price quotes are always stupid high. a 415 msx (depending on edition)is about $700-$800 on their site, but street price is about $450. you can probably expect the street price to be around what other high end buggies are priced at
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Old 09-22-2006, 01:59 AM   #9
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The car that was run at the recent world warm-up has changed quite a bit since the first prototype, and it's also got one great looking body
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Yeah looks very good but I bet the price wll be very ugly. If Tamiya can sell there MSX MRE for 550.00 you bet your buns they will be asking 600-650.
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that body looks tough

now if only it would work on my dark impact...
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If you've seen the latest pics of the 501X from the JMRCA 4wd nats you wouldn't be surprised if the buggy sells for over $575. The motor mount is machined out of what looks to be at least 10mm thick aluminum.
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The MRE can be found for under US$500. Given that the list price for the 501X is the same as the MRE, then it's logical to conclude that its retail price will be also similar.

Either way, it's a bit early to speculate on price - as Wheelnut said the car is just full of machined alloy - how much of this remains on a production version is anyones guess
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well i guess tamiya have done it!!!!!!!!! just when you thought that it couldn't get any more expensive....this beautiful piece of ass comes your way!!!!!!! damn it looks good!!!!!!!!!
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Tamiya's top of the line cars are always eye candy. But in my opinion, they do have the performance to back it up.
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