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Old 10-04-2012, 12:24 PM
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A 201SC or T would be awesome.
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Stadium isn't too popular around here, but I have Paypal loaded and ready for a 201SC! LOL
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All my christmas's would come at once if Japan ever did this!
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Thanks for the info. I'll have to visit your website as I am looking for a few more 201 hopups and possibly a +6 chassis.



A 201SC or T would be awesome.
Tamiya Japan is still against building an SCT. However if they build a ST then it's a step in the right direction.
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Originally Posted by Racecrafter View Post
Tamiya Japan is still against building an SCT. However if they build a ST then it's a step in the right direction.
Interesting. They have the Nissan Titan 1/12 that almost looks like a SC, but is 1/12th and buggy based (along with a few others).

ST is OK and financially doesn't seem like something that would make money for them. Either way it is at least great to see them releasing and developing more options in offroad.


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Has anyone been using or tried using any of the other pistons on the Kyosho tree other than the 3Bs? I have Kyosho velvets and Tamiya shocks both built up with 3Bs to try.

On my 2nd 201 I would like to try something else as well. Just looking to see if anyone has any input on pistons other than 3B. I have a few of the Kyosho parts trees and no extra Tamiya pistons at this time.
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the Tamiya family is very peculiar. they show up late, don't make changes often to offroad TRF cars.. they choose not to dip into certain markets and then will roll out a secondary market 4wd buggy that is plastic fantastic.. they often seem to do things on a whim and unexpected.

i love tamiya, they make all parts in house, its an amazing sight. they just aren't very responsive.. unless its onroad.
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Nexus, Kyosho 2-C pistons do offer more pack than 3-Bs, but they both feel very similar. Try 2-Cs and a 1/2 weight thicker oil.

Are you signed up for Spektrum race?
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Originally Posted by AaronR View Post
Nexus, Kyosho 2-C pistons do offer more pack than 3-Bs, but they both feel very similar. Try 2-Cs and a 1/2 weight thicker oil.

Are you signed up for Spektrum race?
Cool thanks.

Not signed up for Spektrum. Can't really do a multi-day race right now.
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Anyone want or need some wheels/tires? I picked up a spare 201 and it uses the stock front axles. I am switch them to AE style so I can share wheels between my current car and the new one.

there's a NIP set of front Tamiya rims and used rims

Mounted on Tamiya rims:
new front Scrubs
used JConcepts Groovy (green)
VP Pros
some Losi wheels mounted on a hex rim
used mount AKA Rebars front and rear
Tamiya axles included


PM me and I can send pics if you are interested.

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My modified B4.1 Finnisher.
This one is ok I'm going to do another. Learned from some small cutting mistakes I made on this one.
Heating the front and reshaping is not to bad at all.




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Originally Posted by Nexus View Post
Has anyone been using or tried using any of the other pistons on the Kyosho tree other than the 3Bs? I have Kyosho velvets and Tamiya shocks both built up with 3Bs to try.

On my 2nd 201 I would like to try something else as well. Just looking to see if anyone has any input on pistons other than 3B. I have a few of the Kyosho parts trees and no extra Tamiya pistons at this time.
If you would like to experiment with pistons I suggest using the TRF blanks and drilling them yourself. Kyosho pistons do not fit tight in the Tamiya bodies which relates to blow-by.

TRF Blank pistons

Shock Piston drill set
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Originally Posted by Racecrafter View Post
If you would like to experiment with pistons I suggest using the TRF blanks and drilling them yourself. Kyosho pistons do not fit tight in the Tamiya bodies which relates to blow-by.

TRF Blank pistons

Shock Piston drill set
Thanks for the links. No real time to mess with it that much, but going to checkout your store for other TRF201 parts.

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I have an extra car I'm going to part with if anyone is interested.

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I also have a parts car I'm selling. I've stolen a few things off of it not it is not 100% complete. Looking for best offer.
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I also have a parts car I'm selling. I've stolen a few things off of it not it is not 100% complete. Looking for best offer.
trade ya for a bunch of wheels :P
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