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Old 01-30-2024, 10:45 PM
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As long as they keepím coming.. lots of carbon.. lots of blue.. Iíll be on Buyee looking for a mildly used 420x.. meanwhile.. still waiting for a new TRF F1 car..
There's probably half a dozen on there right now.
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Old 01-31-2024, 02:23 AM
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Tamico has preorders up for 690€ – That's about the same price as the TRF420X if I remember correctly.
https://tamico.de/Tamiya-42384-TRF42...-Bausatz-110_1
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Originally Posted by zuqbu
Tamico has preorders up for 690Ä Ė That's about the same price as the TRF420X if I remember correctly.
https://tamico.de/Tamiya-42384-TRF42...-Bausatz-110_1
420x came with carbon and aluminium chassis. No mentioned of that for the 421

When I click the link it says 579Ä (no vat)
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Does this new pillow ball type suspension mean a ta09 is coming over the horizon? The ta08r has just launched, and the r models tend to be the last of a model iteration... unless tamiya does a rr... or rrr

Ta09! Go!
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Typical 5 year lifespan. The TA08 is not even 3 years old yet.
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Interview with TRF designer Kono at the toy fair:
https://youtu.be/naYGOwetrj4?si=lqUG6ktXd-_gaP5V
Apparently different diameter sway bars will be included in the kit as well.
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Originally Posted by zuqbu
Interview with TRF designer Kono at the toy fair:
https://youtu.be/naYGOwetrj4?si=lqUG6ktXd-_gaP5V
Apparently different diameter sway bars will be included in the kit as well.
... and the single piece topdeck/two piece topdeck are in the kit.
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Old 02-01-2024, 12:36 PM
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Originally Posted by h2e
... and the single piece topdeck/two piece topdeck are in the kit.
I have seen similar cars run with a two-piece topdeck before Ė What are the advatages and disadvantages over choosing one or the other? I assume the single piece will result in less overall flex and be better suited for high grip situations, correct?
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Originally Posted by zuqbu
I have seen similar cars run with a two-piece topdeck before Ė What are the advatages and disadvantages over choosing one or the other? I assume the single piece will result in less overall flex and be better suited for high grip situations, correct?
Correct. Itís for more added flex. I just picked up the split for my Cero Ultra.. to test out
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Originally Posted by zuqbu
I have seen similar cars run with a two-piece topdeck before Ė What are the advatages and disadvantages over choosing one or the other? I assume the single piece will result in less overall flex and be better suited for high grip situations, correct?
A different flex profile but every manufacture affects are different. On my mtc2, the split deck felt easier drive from me. There wasn't necessarily a lap time difference but it was for easier to maintain a faster pace. But everyone has their opinion on what they feel.
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Tamiya Live on the TRF421 today. I posted what new/confirmed info I could gather:

https://kentech.wordpress.com/2024/0...m-tamiya-live/

https://www.youtube.com/live/zhbz14y...oURrugQZQg4ewC



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Originally Posted by kentech
Tamiya Live on the TRF421 today. I posted what new/confirmed info I could gather:

https://kentech.wordpress.com/2024/0...m-tamiya-live/

https://www.youtube.com/live/zhbz14y...oURrugQZQg4ewC


I donít plan on getting the car but always enjoy your in depth reviews. Keep u the great work 👍🏾

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Originally Posted by STLNLST
I don’t plan on getting the car but always enjoy your in depth reviews. Keep u the great work 👍🏾
Thank you, appreciate it.
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Looks like another Mtc2R....
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Originally Posted by bertrandsv87
Looks like another Mtc2R....
Sorry but you're three days too late with your comment We have since moved past all of the people who where never going to buy this kit in the first place and hope to have a good discussion on the details and potential performance. Please come back in 2 years for the next Tamiya release we appreciate your input!
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