Tamiya TRF415 Buggy

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Old 08-20-2009, 08:11 PM
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Just came accross this searching for some parts, looks sweet, any know much info on it?























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Old 08-20-2009, 08:21 PM
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WOW very nice looking buggy! is this a new car?
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I don't think so, I think someone just done it themselves. Their previous buggy was the 501 and they know have the 511
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OMG! Tamiya has joined the bandwagon from being a a belty to a shafty! Love the blue bling on it! But the orientation is like the original BJ4 with the batteries on one side. Ni-Mh? Come on?!
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Don't even have my 511 yet, and now there's another....
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Originally Posted by ambo View Post
OMG! Tamiya has joined the bandwagon from being a a belty to a shafty! Love the blue bling on it! But the orientation is like the original BJ4 with the batteries on one side. Ni-Mh? Come on?!
looks more of a tb evolution than a 415...
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not home: I believe you're right! I took a closer look at the pictures and the sticker on the lexan says TB EVOLUTION.....
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It's a prototype made by a couple of racers I know from the North East of England. It was made before the 501 was released, it's not going to be released by Tamiya.

That version of the car is fundamentally a TB Evo 5 with Kyosho Lazer suspension and the option shocks from the DF02.

They modified it later to run with 501 suspension and shocks. But they tended to prefer running their 501s by then.

Fibre-lyte made the carbon parts (they make pretty much every custom carbon part you might see on cars from the UK).
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It's a prototype made by a couple of racers I know from the North East of England. It was made before the 501 was released, it's not going to be released by Tamiya.

That version of the car is fundamentally a TB Evo 5 with Kyosho Lazer suspension and the option shocks from the DF02.

They modified it later to run with 501 suspension and shocks. But they tended to prefer running their 501s by then.

Fibre-lyte made the carbon parts (they make pretty much every custom carbon part you might see on cars from the UK).
Thanks for posting that up. I came accross it by searching for Fibre-Lyte parts, any idea on what body it is?
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I photographed this car - blimey - must be over 3 years ago now. I think the shell is an academy one?

They made this car before there was a competitive off roader from Tamiya themselves - not sure where the project is these days as they started racing the 501X and now 511 instead.

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It looks like my EVO IV drivetrain, not the EVO V. Interesting though.
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Yup, Jimmy is right, I was on a Tamiya 4wd craze for a while, and I found that image off of his site...

You guys in England do some interesting things with 4wd buggies!

BTW, Jimmy, when are you going to do that article on the heavily upgraded DF-03??? I've been waiting to see that for a while...

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