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Old 01-30-2014, 09:34 AM
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Originally Posted by nv529
body pics?
No body is included with the kit.. just like the 502x...
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Old 01-30-2014, 09:42 AM
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Some more detailed pictures showing the Chassis and light weight bulkhead..





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Old 01-30-2014, 11:17 AM
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Tempting...
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Yeah I have already sold my sold to the devil... for this kit
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Originally Posted by JDM_DOHC_SiR
Yeah I have already sold my sold to the devil... for this kit


Might as well get a kidney ready too.
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If I remember right, MSRP for the TRF511 was over $1000.

The TRF511 typically retailed for $525-550. Probably a little less at the HK shops.
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Originally Posted by JiuHaWong


Might as well get a kidney ready too.
Yeah... My Kidneys and Liver already belong to Crown Royal
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Originally Posted by AaronR
If I remember right, MSRP for the TRF511 was over $1000.

The TRF511 typically retailed for $525-550. Probably a little less at the HK shops.
Let's hope so... ... Aaron.. will you be gettig your hands on one.. or sticking with the 511..?
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Having mine air-freighted in, cant sit around and wait for the slow boat....
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Whats the release date if any of you guys know..?
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Originally Posted by JDM_DOHC_SiR
Whats the release date if any of you guys know..?
No exact date yet. Sometime in April is all that is available right now.
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I'm curious, I've never owned a tamiya kit before, I have the schumacher k1, what would this offer over that and what are the handeling characteristics of this kit on medium to low clay???

Also what is the tamiya newest 2wd drive kit?

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Originally Posted by JDM_DOHC_SiR
No body is included with the kit.. just like the 502x...
This has not been decided yet.
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This has not been decided yet.
Some of the Japanese sites are stating that it will not come with one.. .. .so.. if it does.. even that much better
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Originally Posted by Jpm1
I'm curious, I've never owned a tamiya kit before, I have the schumacher k1, what would this offer over that and what are the handeling characteristics of this kit on medium to low clay???

Also what is the tamiya newest 2wd drive kit?

Cheers Justin
Unfortunately no one who frequents this thread is going to be able to tell you how this car is on medium to low traction clay. The cars used at Worlds were nothing that any of us were able to play with. Heck, we knew very little about the cars in any sort of major detail. It's all hush hush top secret stuff.

I've driven the TRF511 and TRF502 in both super high traction clay and low traction clay. Both work amazingly well given the correct tires for the track conditions. Don't let the alum chassis scare you away. Although the chassis flex is going to be way less than that of the carbon the car is still going to get around the track. With the inclusion of gear diffs that's going to open the floor for lots of tuning options. I'm excited about this new car. I loved the used 511 I bought from Aaron. The only problem was lack of 4wd turn out for club races. It sat collecting dust for months at a time so I sold it.

As far as the difference between Tamiya kits and everybody else.....

To own one is to know. There is NOTHING like a Tamiya kit....nothing. The fit and finish are PERFECT. The Tamiya Blue alum pieces are works of art. I'm not going to comment on any of the other brands of cars but ask anyone who's ever owned a TRF kit....simply amazing.
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