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Old 08-08-2007, 03:44 PM
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Originally Posted by sharkman View Post
What the heck does this have to do with his post. Have you seen him drive?
He is commenting on how expensive their top level kits are. They are cosiderably more then other top level kits from other manufacturers.
Today, in the worldwide economy we live in, in my case in Spain, it is cheaper to buy tamiya from Japan than associated from US, for example... and the best option locally is x-gay... and I sincerely don't think you can beat associated in the US, price wise, at top level TC...

just my 2 cents.... I think it is really dependent on local distribution policies....
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Old 08-08-2007, 03:48 PM
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Originally Posted by rampal View Post
Today, in the worldwide economy we live in, in my case in Spain, it is cheaper to buy tamiya from Japan than associated from US, for example... and the best option locally is x-gay... and I sincerely don't think you can beat associated in the US, price wise, at top level TC...

just my 2 cents.... I think it is really dependent on local distribution policies....
X gay

I like Xray cars but that was funny

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Old 08-08-2007, 04:50 PM
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Originally Posted by sharkman View Post
What the heck does this have to do with his post. Have you seen him drive?
He is commenting on how expensive their top level kits are. They are cosiderably more then other top level kits from other manufacturers.
No I haven't seen him drive. I didn't mean to speak out of turn and I apologize if it was taken as an insult. I was merely saying that not having the best chassis doesn't necessarily mean that you can't get reasonable results, even a basic Tamiya.
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Old 08-08-2007, 05:06 PM
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im glad tamiya has chassis that aren't so race oriented. i use to be a
racer long time ago, but now a days i just want to play on my driveway
or nearby parking lot with a couple of my friends... which means i need
the extra chassis clearance.

not everyone wants TRF's even if they can afford it. im more of a M03
kinda guy now. something small and has lots of clearance, fun to drive.
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Old 08-08-2007, 08:07 PM
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Originally Posted by HI_808 View Post
I thought discontinuing a battery holder on a not yet discontinued kit really is something to be displeased with, so I looked into it. To be honest, I don't think that sounds like a Japanese company's business ethic.

Are you looking for part #50655? Or is it a part that is not on the "F103GT Chassis D Parts (Battery Holder)" tree?

http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/rcp...tion=&offset=1

http://cgi.ebay.com/Tamiya-50655-F10...QQcmdZViewItem
Did you look at the description?
At this time, no further information is available about this product.
We are constantly updating product information, pricing, and details
so please check back later.
Yes, that is the part and I gave up trying to order it long ago...
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Old 08-08-2007, 09:30 PM
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Originally Posted by HI_808 View Post
I thought discontinuing a battery holder on a not yet discontinued kit really is something to be displeased with, so I looked into it. To be honest, I don't think that sounds like a Japanese company's business ethic.

Are you looking for part #50655? Or is it a part that is not on the "F103GT Chassis D Parts (Battery Holder)" tree?

http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/rcp...tion=&offset=1

http://cgi.ebay.com/Tamiya-50655-F10...QQcmdZViewItem
It sounds like a Japanese company's business ethic because If Tamiya will just continue making parts for old kits (it may be very old or not, doesn't matter) then people who owns old kits will not bother buying a new kit that has lots of spare parts, etc because they can just buy again parts for their old kits...

Just my 1 cent

Just to add up something, I don't know if the kit that you're saying is a best seller, so if it is not, then they will really not bother making some parts for it anymore rather making parts for the one that people mostly buy for they will have more income on those kits...
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Old 08-08-2007, 11:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Nova F1 Racer View Post
Did you look at the description?
At this time, no further information is available about this product.
We are constantly updating product information, pricing, and details
so please check back later.
Yes, that is the part and I gave up trying to order it long ago...
I did notice what it said about your part on the Tamiya USA website. However, it says the same thing about a lot of products that aren't discontinued. I just got one of these: http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/ite...oduct-id=51068

Your F103 part listing does not explicitly say "discontinued" like here: http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/ite...uct-id=0005170

If you choose to restrict your options to buying from Tamiya USA or some other place that gets their stuff from Tamiya USA, then I'm afraid you will have problems with getting parts manufactured in Japan. The part you need is available on Ebay:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Tamiya-50655-F10...QQcmdZViewItem
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Old 08-09-2007, 10:57 AM
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The ta05R is competitive right out to the box. I purchased one for 250 but have seen them for 230 at Ultimate. I have only added sway bars nothing else. The car is fast stock.

the cost of racing tcs is high but very fun and no entry fee.

the 415 series are very good cars, their prices are competitive with most high end touring cars.

Would I buy a 415? No but I only race at tamiya tcs races.
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