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ME-student 02-16-2012 08:29 PM

Tamiya DB02 1/10 4WD Buggy Thread
 
http://www.tamiya.com/japan/products.../gear_thmb.jpg
http://www.tamiya.com/japan/products...ttery_thmb.jpg
http://www.tamiya.com/japan/products...is/chassis.jpg

teeforb 02-16-2012 09:57 PM

Doesnt that looks complicated. I wonder how it drives

ME-student 02-24-2012 10:43 AM

http://kentech.blogs.se/2012/02/10/t...uild-12747781/

stitchy 02-24-2012 05:45 PM

nice!

stitchy 04-10-2012 04:50 PM

DB02 in stock now!

mr lee 04-18-2012 01:24 AM

Anyone get one of these yet and run it?

How is it compared to the DB01....if you are coming from a DB01?

Seems to be priced alot higher than the DB01! Are you really getting +/-$100 worth more from the DB02 or is it just because it is a new design?

mr lee 04-18-2012 02:03 AM

Would the DB01R still be a better buy than a DB02 with universals, slipper clutch and TRF Aeration dampers?

???E-Racer 04-23-2012 05:28 PM

I wanna try one if 4wd buggy makes a comeback here.
My 501x I dont wanna run outdoors. But that one I sure will, looks like everything is all sealed up protected from debris.

mojoman81 06-05-2012 07:27 PM

Wow don't look like there's much going on with this kit.

Herc Driver 06-24-2012 08:39 PM

Anybody got one? How does it compare to the db01?

HeavyD99 07-01-2012 10:11 AM


Originally Posted by mr lee (Post 10619159)
Would the DB01R still be a better buy than a DB02 with universals, slipper clutch and TRF Aeration dampers?


I think the smart money right now would still be the DB01R, for the reasons you mention, CVD's, slipper, and the aeration shocks, plus alum suspension blocks and cf reinforced plastic parts...and Tamiya is still bringing out new parts, like cf shock towers and it has good parts support.

I'd still be interested in seeing this DB02 in full TRF "R" trim.

Chiefy 707 07-08-2012 03:50 AM

I take it this car barely has anything in common with a 502X than the DB-01 had with the 5*1X cars?

HeavyD99 07-08-2012 05:44 AM


Originally Posted by Chiefy 707 (Post 10948831)
I take it this car barely has anything in common with a 502X than the DB-01 had with the 5*1X cars?

Well, it depends on what you mean by "barely" - the DB01 & 501/511 share a number of things:their suspension geometry, f/r suspension arms, steering bridge, f/r spindles and hubs, CVD's, slipper assembly, the same drive train (including ball or gear diffs, pullies, belts) wing mounts...I'm sure there are more, but you get the idea.

No, the DB series is not the all out racer that the carbon chassis' 501/511/502 are, but for most club racers, it's plenty of buggy to be competitive.

HeavyD99 07-08-2012 05:52 AM


Originally Posted by mr lee (Post 10619159)
Would the DB01R still be a better buy than a DB02 with universals, slipper clutch and TRF Aeration dampers?

Wait, you were asking if it was a better buy over a DB01R if it already had those upgrades?

Tough call - you'll still want the alum suspension components and fluorine coated 5mm balls, but you have the main items. The chassis is still basic plastic, not the cf resin reinforced stuff of the R trim machines. Pick up some TLR or Kyosho big bore springs and some Traxxas spring cups/retainers and you'll be good to go!

ruf 07-08-2012 03:42 PM


Originally Posted by HeavyD99 (Post 10948948)
No, the DB series is not the all out racer that the carbon chassis' 501/511/502 are, but for most club racers, it's plenty of buggy to be competitive.

That's the thing, I've never felt that carbon fiber plate chassis were the "correct" platform for offroad. I still think that plastic tubs are the way to go, along with aluminum plate chassis. Which is why I heart the DB-01! :) The DB-02 drivetrain looks super complex to me. And honestly, if I were to do it all over again, I think there are better shocks out now than the Tamiya aeration dampers.


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