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Old 04-04-2010, 10:47 PM
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The car looks nice, I wonder how much it will cost? The RB5 is up there in price, and I would expect this to be the same if not a little more.

The major drawback could be parts availability. Kyosho parts can be hard to get, and although Im not familiar with Tamiya, could these be even a bit harder and pricier?
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Originally Posted by K_King View Post
The car looks nice, I wonder how much it will cost? The RB5 is up there in price, and I would expect this to be the same if not a little more.

The major drawback could be parts availability. Kyosho parts can be hard to get, and although Im not familiar with Tamiya, could these be even a bit harder and pricier?
I deal with quite a few E-stores/TamiyaUSA that stock Tamiya/TRF parts since I got my 501X upon release along with my EVO IV. If it's not in the US, I can find the parts from a Japanese seller and have it in hand within 4-5 days. Not worried about sourcing parts..
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If you need parts, you can always go to www.Tamiyausa.com to order what you need. Otherwise, www.speedtechrc.com and www.Amainhobbies.com may carry parts for Tamiya vehicles, including the TRF 201 in time.

I CAN'T WAIT FOR THIS CAR!
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where is the pics with the body off???
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A few guys on facebook have said they already have the car in thier hands..
How is this possible, it wont be out at least for another 2-3 months.

Gotta be pulling my chain....
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Old 04-07-2010, 09:07 AM
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Its good to see another high quality 2wheeler hitting the market. At the end of the day your average club racer just wants to be able to run for an hour w/out banging his head against the pit wall. A high quality kit that you can rely on to take tons of abuse will go a long ways for this class. It looks like they are the 1st ones to actually use the truss through out their product too.
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I wonder if the TFR team members actually use those Tamyia plugs.

That car looks good to me, I'd drive it.
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I would really like to try that buggy out. Way to keep it tamiya with the craptastic plugs and nimh shotgun battery!
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Old 04-07-2010, 11:20 AM
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Originally Posted by K_King View Post
The car looks nice, I wonder how much it will cost? The RB5 is up there in price, and I would expect this to be the same if not a little more.

The major drawback could be parts availability. Kyosho parts can be hard to get, and although Im not familiar with Tamiya, could these be even a bit harder and pricier?
I am getting one Kevin, so maybe I will need to meet up with you so we can run around a bit. My guess is you will whoop on me since I have NEVER run any offroad.

In all honest, with the programs we have in place, if the part is in stock in our warehouse, any store can order it at any time, and get even better pricing if they open an account with Tamiya to supplement their existing distribution channel. If a store tells you they CANNOT get the part, they are being lazy. This goes the same for all Tamiya products.

You can get an idea of some parts pricing by looking at the dampers and suspension arms that we know the kit will use since it shares some parts with the TRF511/501x/DB01. I would look at these parts through a retail website for a more realistic pricing though:
http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/ite...oduct-id=54028
http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/ite...oduct-id=54141
http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/ite...oduct-id=54142
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Shares the old parts huh, that's the coolest thing ever.
Us current Tamiya 501x/Durga/511 drivers will be right at home with this car.

Man, another hot seller coming out of Tamiya.
This may very well be the best handling 2wd buggy on the market.

Not only that, Im tottally diggin' the side guards that is pure genious!
If someone hits you, your chassis will be safe from scratches...

This car has everything I would want in a 2wd buggy!
Quick release battery holder.....side guards...bomb proof transmission...
Aerodynamic body shell....

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AWK, you can see in the above photo that the new 2WD does not use the same front suspension arms as the TRF511/DB01. The rears to appear the same though.

Originally Posted by ???E-Racer View Post
This may very well be the best handling 2wd buggy on the market.
Where do you get this stuff?

Originally Posted by ???E-Racer
Not only that, Im tottally diggin' the side guards that is pure genious!
Lastly, what are you talking about here?




WOW. Avatar added...

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Aaron you getting one too?
I'm just estatic that's all....happy to see a 2wd buggy coming out of the
Tamiya camp..Ive been waiting 5 long years for something like this.
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This may just be the car that'll get me started in 2wd off-road. Haven't had one ever since my old Traxxas TRX-1.

I'm also kinda interested to see what other variants will Tamiya release on this chassis. A budget version sorta like a Neo Hornet? (Please Tamiya please) an SCT?
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Originally Posted by ???E-Racer View Post
Aaron you getting one too?
I'm just estatic that's all....happy to see a 2wd buggy coming out of the
Tamiya camp..Ive been waiting 5 long years for something like this.:nod:
I've been waiting since the late 80's ... Astute anyone?
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