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Old 07-17-2004, 03:30 PM
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Originally posted by Kuba
In my opinion, the best Tamiya car is Clodbuster.
Except its a Truck.....
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Old 07-17-2004, 06:36 PM
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Originally posted by kwong2001
Well, currently i've got an electric tc3. I bought it used online and there's just things that aren't quite right. So i'm thinking I should sell the tc3 and get something different.

Well, I just got a job at a Toyota Dealership and they happen to sell Tamiya's. I get a discount on them so was wondering what the good kits are? Also, how much to they cost on the average?
kwong, like rc gary mentioned.. thats Burien Toyota.. you are VERY FORTUNATE to be a part of that group. i think they've produced 4 TCS National champions from that group. they are a great bunch of guys.

as for the tamiya cars... i saw the EvoIV today at the tamiya test track. the car looked very quick out of the corners. handling also looked very good. but then again, it was David Jun driving

TRF415 and EvoIII/SE and EvoIV are all great cars. you cant go wrong with any of them. when you see the burien guys.. tell them Chris "Hebiki" Lim from TAOB Racing said hello!
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Old 07-17-2004, 09:19 PM
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Does anyone have any links to pictures of the EVO IV chassis? I'm really digging the 415 just cuz of all the CF and aluminum...lol

I'm still undecided. They both sound like great cars. I think what it will come down to is the bling factor and what people at my track are running.
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Old 07-17-2004, 09:52 PM
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the tuned or TRF are also great cars!
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Old 07-17-2004, 10:36 PM
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what day of the week is Tamiya Test Track open Saturday or Sunday?
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Originally posted by Neil Rabara
A great car to look at is the F201 Formula one car. It's a far leap from the 2wd version it REPLACED. The F201 is 4wd is easier to drive and very realistic to real Formula One cars, right Gary?
Absolutely.....NOT!!!! The F103 was a much more fun car and class to race than the open wheel sedan that is the F201. Don't forget too that you could run any type of battery in the F103 versus crappy stick packs.
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Old 07-18-2004, 12:17 PM
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Hmmm, well i'll probably stop the TRD store tomorrow to look at prices with my discount. Hopefully it'll be close to what I could get for my tc3 *crosses fingers*
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I am with RC Driver Gary.

The F103's were far superior to F201's in fun and cost effective racing. While F201 are nice kits, they just do not have the spirit of the f103's.

I could run my F103 for 10 minutes with a black can motor and 3300's, and it was still fast.
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Old 07-18-2004, 02:41 PM
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guys can you help a man out I have a body off a M-03L and want to buy a better chassis kit for the body . my question is what other chassis will fit a body from a M-03L ?

Will a TA03R special chassis kit work for me? or is there something better?

Sorry for the stupid question but I have no knowledge of tamyia brand as what fits and doesnt.


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Not a stupid question but I wish I had a better answer. The MO3L and MO4L both have a 239mm wheelbase. Unfortunately, no other Tamiya chassis that I know of is of that size. The next closest is the TA03F-S and TA03R-S at 237mm. They're not exactly the easiest to find and getting to be collectible.
The TA03R is at 257mm.
Somebody jump on in here if I'm wrong.
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Originally posted by Evoracer
Not a stupid question but I wish I had a better answer. The MO3L and MO4L both have a 239mm wheelbase. Unfortunately, no other Tamiya chassis that I know of is of that size. The next closest is the TA03F-S and TA03R-S at 237mm. They're not exactly the easiest to find and getting to be collectible.
The TA03R is at 257mm.
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So the TA03R-S is the special chassis kit correct? and should work out ok?
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Old 07-18-2004, 03:59 PM
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will this work ?
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Old 07-18-2004, 04:05 PM
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Correct, however, as it was previously said, parts are becoming hards to find and its more of a collectors item these days


Originally posted by Ko Racer
So the TA03R-S is the special chassis kit correct? and should work out ok?
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Old 07-18-2004, 04:07 PM
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Originally posted by kwong2001
Does anyone have any links to pictures of the EVO IV chassis? I'm really digging the 415 just cuz of all the CF and aluminum...lol

I'm still undecided. They both sound like great cars. I think what it will come down to is the bling factor and what people at my track are running.
http://www.rainbowten.co.jp/english/...byshow2003.htm

The EvoIV HAS LOTS MORE BLING BLING lol
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Originally posted by hawker
Correct, however, as it was previously said, parts are becoming hards to find and its more of a collectors item these days
Thanks im not looking to race it -using it for mostly show. just would like to upgrade from the all plastic chassis of the M-03L .

so you saying the TA03R kit pictured in my last post will take care of it? just want to make sure before buying a high dollar kit for show .

this is the body im showing
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