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Old 06-13-2009, 08:53 AM   #91
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^^^ i hear you on that/LOL, thanks
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Old 06-13-2009, 01:51 PM   #92
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I got the body set from tamiya usa 20.00 + 7 shipping. I was looking at the hpi rally and thought why not???? It is a Dark impact body shell and it fits the chassis like a glove and the mounts are already on the df-03ra parts tree too the chassis are the same on both cars oh and the hpi rally tires have incredible traction too
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Old 06-13-2009, 02:17 PM   #93
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yeah the HPI tires are a big improvement over the stocks.
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Old 07-13-2009, 09:28 AM   #94
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Hey guys,
Planning to buy a DF-03RA as well.

With the Subaru '08, are there holders for LEDs included as well?
tamiyausa.com/product/item.php?product-id=51364
"H/J Parts (Mirror/Lightcase) made from black ABS resin. One side of lightcases are metal plated." ==> Are these included in the DF-03RA kit?


Those HPI tires, how well do they work on tarmac?
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Old 07-13-2009, 09:56 AM   #95
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I don't know if the light buckets are included, but I know the HPI rally tires come in two compounds. Get the medium or hard so the tarmac doesn't wear too easily on the tires. If theyr'e too soft, you'll have bald tires in no time.

Looks like it does come with that lightbucket set.
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Old 07-13-2009, 10:03 AM   #96
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Thank you for your reply. As I can see from the images the users posted, there are not. But maybe they just didn't fit them?
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Old 07-13-2009, 11:49 AM   #97
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the 2008 DF03 RA wrc with the subie hatchy does come with the light buckets, side mirrors and stuff. i got the exact same kit.
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Ok, thanks. Just ordered mine
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So if I got a DF03 what arms/dogbones would I need to use to convert to be able to have the same setup as the DF03Ra?

What is the wheelbase of the DF03 RA?
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Old 07-16-2009, 12:35 PM   #100
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You can set 2 wheelbases: the standard 257mm and the 251mm for the shorter body's (like the Suzuki SX4).

Don't know exactly what you need to change.
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Old 07-18-2009, 01:43 AM   #101
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Here's mine...

Edit: can't post images

Is there a reason to use the front body posts (there are 2 positions in front, on the suspension tower and on the foam bumper)?

In the manual they say to grease the diffs, did you guys do that?

Still have some doubts for the paint scheme...
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Old 07-18-2009, 09:40 AM   #102
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i installed front body post on the shock tower, greased my diffs with moly graphite. for paint scheme-its all up to you bro.
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Old 07-29-2009, 10:27 AM   #103
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Is the stock plastic parts of this chassis fibre reinforced like TA05/TB03?
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Old 07-29-2009, 08:17 PM   #104
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Not sure where you saw a TA05 (or TB for that matter) with fibre reinforced chassis parts, but no, this one isn't either.
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I built a df-03 buggy awhile back for my 6 year old daughter, and we've been having a blast with it. The buggy is quick, tough as nails, and just all around fun. However, it definately has a big heat problem with airflow to the motor. I can see this being a issue on the rally edition as well, especially when running two shells? I have been running a 19 turn orion element and that does very well on the 85 or 86 tooth spur, but I stuck in a 14x2 and now it gets hot just running the thing 30 seconds across the concrete. Time to order the 23 tooth pinion I guess. However, noone has yet to mention my biggest pet peeve about the car, and that is the horrible battery mounting. I have already trashed at least two battery packs due to the way the wires get pinched. I finally got mad and using a side cutter hacked part of the chasssis away by where the wire bends up and comes through, but it's still really not enough to help much especially on 12 gauge wire like my lipo pack has...
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