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Old 11-23-2016, 12:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Scargoes
money, they make more selling each part separately.
True if Tamiya advertised as such and people knew about them being available separately.

Instead it takes a Tamiyafile like me to share this knowledge on their behalf lol.
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Old 11-23-2016, 03:29 PM
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Originally Posted by eR1c
Regardless, I guess I'll either switch to mid wheelbase and get the MX5 body OR wait for a long wheelbase body to come out before the 2017 season?? I figure Tamiya is aware of this issue and must be working on something?
Tamiya 58640 Mazda 2 / Demio (M-05 chassis) seems to be long wheelbase

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Old 11-23-2016, 03:31 PM
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Originally Posted by rccartips
Tamiya 58640 Mazda 2 / Demio (M-05 chassis) seems to be long wheelbase
It also seems to be ABS rather than polycarbonate based on what I've read.

Edit: Found a conflicting source. Take this comment with a grain of salt.

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Old 11-23-2016, 04:13 PM
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Manual seems to indicate polycarbonate and 239mm wheelbase
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Old 11-24-2016, 09:10 AM
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Tamiya 58640 Mazda 2 / Demio (M-05 chassis) seems to be long wheelbase
I hate that body!
I will be using the Nissan Silvia body, -its low and has a sleek design
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Old 11-24-2016, 02:59 PM
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Originally Posted by eR1c
I hate that body!
Agreed! I may have to resort to ABC Hobby bodies in the future. Well, after I go through the stash of Rover Mini bodies I have hamster'ed away.
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Old 11-24-2016, 03:02 PM
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I don't like it as well

Silvia on my M06 is good, never tried on M05 as it is a short wheelbase as for me M05L is fastest.

2016 Tamiya World Champion used a Mazda RX7 body on M05L.
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Old 11-25-2016, 01:55 AM
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Old 11-25-2016, 03:27 AM
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Winners set up sheet.

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Old 11-25-2016, 09:36 AM
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Silvia on my M06 is good, never tried on M05 as it is a short wheelbase as for me M05L is fastest.

2016 Tamiya World Champion used a Mazda RX7 body on M05L.
wait, the Nissan Silvia is listed as a long wheelbase -or so I thought?
Mazda RX7, -is that body still being produced? If not, I thought you couldn't use discontinued bodies at TCS events.

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Old 11-25-2016, 10:21 AM
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yeah, according to the Tamiya site, that 1st gen RX7 body has been discontinued.
Surprised that it was allowed to run at a TCS event?
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Originally Posted by eR1c
yeah, according to the Tamiya site, that 1st gen RX7 body has been discontinued.
Surprised that it was allowed to run at a TCS event?
I just asked that question a few posts ago. Apparently they still sell the shell and decals separately, they've only discontinued the set.
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I've never understood why real world car companies wouldn't want to make licensing cheap for the r/c car bodies. What better way to get kids hooked on a brand than to let them drive one before they can get their operators license.

On the other hand, I wouldn't mind older model cars being phased out if they updated them with newer versions.
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I hardly see any kids in my area playing with RC cars besides mine..
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