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Old 12-03-2008, 01:00 AM   #946
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Thank you very much. Yes, the decals are from D-drive, and a few from Tamiya. I have a few of the MP4/6 decal sheets Tamiya use to make. The D-drive decals I used are the 1990s F1, part number 8301. The body is a TRG, its their 92M, part number TRG-3005. Ive put links to each down below.

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http://www.rc-trg.com/f103-03.html
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Anyone know where there are any Tamiy body sets in stock? Especially the L type?
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Old 12-03-2008, 10:23 AM   #948
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Anyone know where there are any Tamiy body sets in stock? Especially the L type?
To my knowledge Tamiya hasnt sold any of the bodys as a set, at least here in the states. I came across one person selling T-type body in a bag, it had all the parts, but it was out of China. If I come across it again I can let you know.
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Even seperately would work...I just can't find them anywhere.
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Even seperately would work...I just can't find them anywhere.
much hobby has them
http://www.muchhobby.com/shopping/pr...oducts_id=2266

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That's the L body! Nice find.
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Mini World has the Anniversary model in stock tomorrow..... $179. Pre order available.... Click
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Mini World? Do you have web address?
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Ooops! already mentioned... Much Hobby
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Would anyone have a phone # for much hobby? I am unable to access thier site. Thanks!!!
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Would anyone have a phone # for much hobby? I am unable to access thier site. Thanks!!!

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They were in at the track last night.

Looks good.. but you know what? nothing there that is really not bling.

The rear suspension went back to the o-ring not ball anymore.

the aluminum looks nice.. but nothing high tech here.. You have no choice but to tape in your packs now.. no holders.

I would like to see Body Sets from Tamiya.. not bling bling cars..

7/10.. because I like the premounted tires!

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Well Ive had the opportunity to build one of these and Id have to say I disagree with a 7/10. I think the car is more deserving of a 9/10 since you get so much with it. Keep in mind this car falls within their TRF category so no body or wings are included. If youre thinking about buying one these youll need a body set as well.

Regarding the battery mounting; I already tape in the battery pack, so thats not a big deal to me. I actually like these new parts and think they offer form and function. Strapping the battery in looks a little easier now that those plastic ends are out of the way. Plus those plastic battery cups/holders tend to drag on the ground or curbing, they actually push you off line when cornering. Ive got a few used sets I can show pictures of to prove it.

So on with the kit

Likes:
Solid Graphite rear axel shaft (much lighter than the steel kit axel and more durable than the aftermarket hollow ones)
Black Teflon Damper Disks (hopefully they wont warp like the older versions)
Aluminum Diff Joints (way better than the stock plastic ones supplied in the kit
Counter sunk Damper Plate (I like this better than the stock part because it stays centered and doesnt tweak as easily as the kit part)
Carbon Fiber Reinforced front A-arms (I think this will add more rigidity to the front end and allow the springs to do more work. Is it more fragile nowonly time will tell)
Aluminum Motor Mount (something I would buy to start off with)
Pre-mounted tires (it looks like theyre glued and not taped, nice touch)
Alan head screws through out the car and allowing screws from the top to secure the upper deck instead of those huge 35mm screws from the bottom and a nut.

Dislikes:
Aluminum Steering Turnbuckles (these are great if you dont hit anything, I think their titanium turnbuckles would have been better)
No option to use aluminum posts (the same used to replace the battery bulk heads) to replace the aluminum servo mounts (I think this would have been a nice option for those that use smaller sized servos)
The plastic parts for the shock and the plastic ball ends for the turnbuckles arent the Low Friction parts. I thought that was sort of cheesy not to include those.
No smooth side wall on the tires (how am I supposed to get my Goodyear stickers to stick?)

The instructions are typical Tamiya, spot on and easy to follow. The car actually takes a little over an hour to build. Id suggest following the instructions because there are some new ways of doing the old things. Tamiya also supplies tips for tuning and suggestions on things like oils, gear ratios, damper grease.

All in all I think its a really nice kit and if I was thinking of getting started in F1 (new) then this might be the right way to go since it comes with so many hop-ups Id buy at the front end.
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They were in at the track last night.

Looks good.. but you know what? nothing there that is really not bling.

The rear suspension went back to the o-ring not ball anymore.

the aluminum looks nice.. but nothing high tech here.. You have no choice but to tape in your packs now.. no holders.

I would like to see Body Sets from Tamiya.. not bling bling cars..

7/10.. because I like the premounted tires!

James
Actually I prefer the O-ring to the ball. This car is suppose to be race kits, so taping of packs is ok...

I will be giving it a 10/10 as its a birthday present from the wife.

I hope Tamiya will be bringing back F1 as a TAC class and bring back the Type A & B rubber tires.
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