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Old 01-14-2010, 07:35 PM   #511
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I m not sure if Tamiya Global is taking legal action on the Chinese manufacturer. If they did not do so. Most likely the are indeed making more money from them. I had discussed this with our LHS. Ppl who own clones eventually wanna have fun & gradually hop up their cars to make it real. It's somehow much better forking huge $$$ to buy ori.

Make it simple in lay man this way, if you do not support just do not buy. Just like in supermarket like Carrefour in my case. We have many credit card salesman tailing u whereever you walk. They even follow u to the toilet. Which is somehow bloody damn irritating. If all the customer ignore them they just wrap up & leave the supermarket. As of now all of them already closed their stalls.
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Old 01-15-2010, 06:15 AM   #512
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RC Racing is not for the average Joe. Bashing is.
Rc racing IS for the average Joe, of course I meant at a local level. If you're serious about racing and are trying to compete with "big boys" then you buy "big boy" toys. Try not to get things mixed up. Not everybody has set a goal of becoming world champion. Racing at a local track is serious enough for most people and could take offence to what you said. If you're racing at a national level good for you and I hope you do well. That doesn't mean everybody else is just a basher. Lets not forget that even the champions started somewhere, and most likely that was at their local track with a piece of crap car and extremely inferior quality gear.
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Old 04-04-2010, 11:57 PM   #513
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China/Taiwan same thing...unless you think the latter has some kind of tooling/engineering advaantage that I'm not aware of.
Taiwan is not the same as China. never has been, never will be. period. despite what some would like to do to make them the same...

I am offended by what you have said, as will our Taiwanese friends as pointed out by Veecee.

back to topic.

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Old 05-01-2010, 09:18 PM   #514
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Im thinking of getting one.

Is it that good?

Oh anyone think they will make a clone of the Tamiya High End Drifter once it comes out?
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Old 05-02-2010, 12:04 AM   #515
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Im thinking of getting one.

Is it that good?

Oh anyone think they will make a clone of the Tamiya High End Drifter once it comes out?
The guy who ours our local hobby shop has one and thinks its good for the money. He suggested replacing all the srews as they are apparently pretty easy to damage. Any other parts he has jsut replaced with tamiya original parts
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Old 05-02-2010, 01:46 AM   #516
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Yeah, too bad Tamiya products aren't really made in Japan anymore. Most of the r/c kits now are all produce somewhere other then Japan.

Japan is embracing the capitalist idea so oh well. Everyone in the business is to make money so what they've done is send off the blueprint to other countries because it could be cheaper to make it. Pennies on the dollar.

China, because they need the work and to give people job, will accept all forms of consumer goods if the market allows it. I hope that in China's never ending corruption, at least they should take care of the environment since they are at their industrial revolution peak. Supplying the world or at least with U.S. with 1000% of their needs.

I just hope we humans don't kill ourselves.
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Aparently these arnt being made anymore. Will almost be a collectros item lol
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The guy who ours our local hobby shop has one and thinks its good for the money. He suggested replacing all the srews as they are apparently pretty easy to damage. Any other parts he has jsut replaced with tamiya original parts
Thats just pretty much the same price as a real Tamiya one. No use in that.

Anyone think there will be a High End Drifter clone?
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Old 08-20-2010, 12:49 AM   #519
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Default aluminium quality (416 clone)?

hello Davzone, it is good quality of the aluminium an plastic?

thank you
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Yeah, too bad Tamiya products aren't really made in Japan anymore. Most of the r/c kits now are all produce somewhere other then Japan.
Most of their products are made in the Philippines. I think it's in Cebu. They have a factory there.
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hello Davzone, it is good quality of the aluminium an plastic?

thank you
The aluminium is good,the screws are bad,the plastic is so-so.
It's harder then the tamiya-s carbon reinforced,but breaks easily.
They have no flex,so the suspension arms break easily,the chub,rear hub and knuckle are ok!
The plastic feels like the harder XRAY plastic.
I changed only the 4 suspension arms to tamiya,and left everything else in the car,I didin't break anything then.
The only thing is weak in the car is the diff,if you run high end motors(6,5T or smaller) the diff joint will have some oval wear where the swing shaft goes in.
The diff plate need to be changed to tamiya.
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So the alu parts and the carbon parts (lower deck, upper deck, Damper stays are ok?

How is the overal quality of these parts compared to the tamiya original?

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Chassis,towers and top deck looks like carbon fibre but it's not!
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Chassis,towers and top deck looks like carbon fibre but it's not!
Only the surfaces are carbon fiber but in between are either fiberglass or G10.
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The aluminium is good,the screws are bad,the plastic is so-so.
It's harder then the tamiya-s carbon reinforced,but breaks easily.
They have no flex,so the suspension arms break easily,the chub,rear hub and knuckle are ok!
The plastic feels like the harder XRAY plastic.
I changed only the 4 suspension arms to tamiya,and left everything else in the car,I didin't break anything then.
The only thing is weak in the car is the diff,if you run high end motors(6,5T or smaller) the diff joint will have some oval wear where the swing shaft goes in.
The diff plate need to be changed to tamiya.
thanks Davzone

Changing the parts you mention, I will feel a difference from the original?
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