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Old 08-28-2020, 09:54 AM
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Correct wont be allowed. Looks nice! Do they only make a carbon chassis version?
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Old 08-28-2020, 03:21 PM
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Originally Posted by riceball777
With the h2 mid motor conversion the car won’t be able to be raced at a Tamiya tc7 race anymore right?
I assume you meant to type TCS. In the US, the only non-Tamiya parts allowed are screws and turnbuckles. If you win a trip to Japan, all the parts must be Tamiya.
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Old 09-04-2020, 02:30 PM
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This mean I got to redo my TRF420 back to Tamiya kit chassis for TCS in Springfield OH Oct 17 - Oct 18. Better start the process now and test the car at En Hobbies.
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Quick question. For USGT would the Tamiya TT bodies fit this car with body post mounts already in line with the TRF420 body post?
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Old 09-20-2020, 04:12 AM
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In regards to the question above, I believe TT chassis use front body posts that are connected to the top of the front gear/shock tower area- this is a photo of the TT-02 with AMG GT3 body. However, do the TRF front bumper body posts align with the dimples noted here? Thanks


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Old 09-20-2020, 04:37 AM
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TRF 420 bodyposts must be wider in the rear, the front one are also on the bumper (you can change this at the TT02). so you just need 2 extra holes.
(at the pic attached you can see the post in the front)


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Old 10-13-2020, 11:29 AM
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Originally Posted by riceball777
I’m lookkng into a new touring car. How does this compared to say a BD10, or a tc7.2 or an t4 2020 ?
Well for one, unless I'm mistaken, neither Yokomo and Associated ever offered the BD10 or TC7.2 with passive rear toe setups. So to me this puts the new TRF420 in the same league as the Xray T4...
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Originally Posted by Kyosho Joe
Well for one, unless I'm mistaken, neither Yokomo and Associated ever offered the BD10 or TC7.2 with passive rear toe setups. So to me this puts the new TRF420 in the same league as the Xray T4...

Same league as a T4? Tamiya TC chassis kit's only compete with other Tamiya Kits
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Old 10-14-2020, 10:19 AM
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I would say its on par with the current cars. I'm nearly identical in terms on lap times with other fast guys at my track that are running lastest AMX cars. Unless you're a world class driver your gonna be hard pressed to feel a difference between them let alone pushing them to their limit's. In terms of durability it's been great, when I was breaking over the summer it was due to certain parts of the track barriers that were breaking everyone including xrays. I would say it's easily in the T4 league
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The difference between a TRF and an Xray is you aren't paying Awesomatix money for a traditional TC chassis that needs hop-ups out of the box... ahemm plastic outdrives and steering arms
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Ok someone has to have another solution to mounting the electronics in with the aluminum chassis? Mainly the esc, I can get away with the receiver and transponder by mounting them ontop of eachother and then on the servo. One crash and its peeling off. Maybe some of those electronic trays for the other chassis can be fitted some how?
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Originally Posted by Gyr0
Ok someone has to have another solution to mounting the electronics in with the aluminum chassis? Mainly the esc, I can get away with the receiver and transponder by mounting them ontop of eachother and then on the servo. One crash and its peeling off. Maybe some of those electronic trays for the other chassis can be fitted some how?
I use this for my ESC on my TRF419XR. I attach it on one of the screws of the center weight then added a matching spacer on the other screw to even it out.
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Originally Posted by Gyr0
Ok someone has to have another solution to mounting the electronics in with the aluminum chassis? Mainly the esc, I can get away with the receiver and transponder by mounting them ontop of eachother and then on the servo. One crash and its peeling off. Maybe some of those electronic trays for the other chassis can be fitted some how?
i bought a sheet of lexan, cut it to the size i needed between the servo and the motor. used a thin bead of E6000 on all the contact points to attach it to the chassis, and then just installed everything as usual.
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As mentioned on facebook, 3M VHB with strips on either side of the diagonal cutouts. Never had a problem, they even stand up to the cleaner i use to wipe my chassis after each run.
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I use U6000 glue. Trace it on chassis, place esc on top and let it set. It had very good flex.
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