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Old 11-27-2010, 07:20 PM
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Could anybody tell if DF03 original chassis fits using Fantom 5000 with deans plug lipos, please?

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Old 01-13-2011, 07:39 PM
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hey guys, has anyone tried using different suspension arm parts for the df03?
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Hi !

This thread deserves some more posts.

Im driving two DF03`s at the moment. One with a Novak HV 4.5 system on 4s lipo, and the other with a Xerun 120a and a Novak 6.5r on 3s lipo.
Both cars are using 2.2 truck wheel/tires and Im yet to strip gearboxes or make the diffs slip.
I find the DF03 to be durable and more than ok handlingwise for a basher.
I was thinking of getting the Durango DEX 410r also, but it seem to be difficult to fit either 4s or 3s on those chassis and to use 2.2 truck wheels will need some modifications also.

Use this thread more please, the DF03 is a great car !
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Old 11-20-2011, 08:38 PM
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Has any one run the DF-03 as a 2 wheel drive? I was thinking of it as a way to reduce the weight in the front.
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Yes.
http://www.alphalanding.com/rc-track...el-drive-test/

Not my site, but a lot of info here.
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Old 11-21-2011, 06:11 PM
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Originally Posted by ridgeracer View Post
Hi !

This thread deserves some more posts.

Im driving two DF03`s at the moment. One with a Novak HV 4.5 system on 4s lipo, and the other with a Xerun 120a and a Novak 6.5r on 3s lipo.
Both cars are using 2.2 truck wheel/tires and Im yet to strip gearboxes or make the diffs slip.
I find the DF03 to be durable and more than ok handlingwise for a basher.
I was thinking of getting the Durango DEX 410r also, but it seem to be difficult to fit either 4s or 3s on those chassis and to use 2.2 truck wheels will need some modifications also.

Use this thread more please, the DF03 is a great car !
I'm not sure why you'd "truck up" a 4WD racing buggy, just buy their DEXSC 410 or whatever it's called - basically the same chassis but it's an SC truck already with the proper arms and shocks etc. You will be limited to 2S saddle packs however due to the rear drive shaft height issue - it is really more of a racer than a basher.
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Old 11-26-2011, 10:04 AM
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Originally Posted by HeavyD99 View Post
I'm not sure why you'd "truck up" a 4WD racing buggy, just buy their DEXSC 410 or whatever it's called - basically the same chassis but it's an SC truck already with the proper arms and shocks etc. You will be limited to 2S saddle packs however due to the rear drive shaft height issue - it is really more of a racer than a basher.
The DESC has a much longer wheelbase than the DEX, but the arms from the DESC would be better. Since the Chassis cant take more than 2 cells its not that interesting for "trucking up" anymore..
Regarding the DF03 chassis, rumours says that there might come a 1/10 Porsche 959 body soon.. allready prepared a chassis for it
Ive also done some improvements on the rear damperstay/wing mount. Will post pictures later.
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Old 11-28-2011, 06:00 AM
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guys as the DF03 MS buggy been discontinued ?
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Old 11-28-2011, 07:01 AM
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Yes, Tamiya mostly releases a samll amount of a special cars like the MS cars. Most of the people buy a normal DF03 kit and upgrade themselve with parts from 3Racing etc.
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are they any good against the like of durango and other 4wd out there?
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Originally Posted by guinnes.s View Post
are they any good against the like of durango and other 4wd out there?
as far as on track speed, possibly with comparable drivers. however with all out durability i know the DF-03 wont with stand the same amount of abuse.

also, i believe there was some drivetrain durability issues with the Tamiya (may have been resolved) with higher turn motors.
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Originally Posted by guinnes.s View Post
are they any good against the like of durango and other 4wd out there?
The DF-03 does OK on the track, but the rear suspension mounts to the gear box and tends to break the gear box rather easily. Some people have modded this part for more durability. Also, you would want to upgrade the shocks and obviously get some racing tires. I raced mine for a while, but got tired of trying to find the parts tree that has the top of the rear gearbox.

If the track does not have large jumps, it would do better. If you already own one and want to dabble in racing, go for it, but keep the motor mild and don't try to land any triples. If you are looking to purchase something to race with, go with a used B44, ZX-5, XXX-4, or XX-4 for the same price (or cheaper).
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Hi guys does anyone know where I can get the five stars steel mainshaft or slipper shaft have contacted rc champ but unfortunately they do not sell it anymore and vie had no luck on fleabay either!
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Originally Posted by Jammin23 View Post
Hi guys does anyone know where I can get the five stars steel mainshaft or slipper shaft have contacted rc champ but unfortunately they do not sell it anymore and vie had no luck on fleabay either!
You don't find many Five Stars upgrade parts for sale outside of Japan. The DF03 mainshafts (FS7038 and FS7039) are hard to obtain at the best of times. Good luck with your search. Took me about a year to find someone selling one.
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Old 11-29-2011, 02:41 PM
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Looks like im going to have to some searching then! Are you on Tamiyaclub as that yellow df looks very familiar!
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