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Old 06-29-2011, 03:35 PM   #1
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I have a problem. I want to get the TB03 but there aren't any built ones for sale... I'm new to this hobby and I know most of you would recommend the TT01... Which comes with everything except battery and charger (Maybe Body). I want a TB03D High Performance already built just missing Body, Battery and Charger... I can't seem to find any of those... Please help me... To build a TB03 SEEMS 10X Complicated...
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Tamiya make it as straightforward as you could imagine to build the car from a kit. The instructions are very clear, the fit and finish of the parts are excellent. For many of us building is a big part of the enjoyment, it also means that when the car needs maintenance or upgrades, you know how it goes together.

I just had to assemble a Playmobil swimming pool for my daughter, it was a lot trickier than building a Tamiya RC car.

You should be able to find the body and electrics seperately - maybe it is a little confusing because there is so much choice and it is hard to know what you need. This is where a good, knowledgeable local shop comes into its own.

Its certainly simpler to make your first RC purchase a ready-to-run model though, and often cheaper than buying seperately.
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I have a problem. I want to get the TB03 but there aren't any built ones for sale... I'm new to this hobby and I know most of you would recommend the TT01... Which comes with everything except battery and charger (Maybe Body). I want a TB03D High Performance already built just missing Body, Battery and Charger... I can't seem to find any of those... Please help me... To build a TB03 SEEMS 10X Complicated...
Don't get TT01. Even if all you plan to do is to bash around with friends. TB03 gives you a lot more flexibility in the setup department.

There are Kits available with body, they usually cost around $160 + postage. Would love to build you one, but I'm in the wrong side of the world...

Also, when buying a radio kit, make sure you get one that can adjust more than just the trim.
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Old 06-29-2011, 05:04 PM   #4
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I would show you the link to the person im buying kit from and you can buy all accesories, and parts and ill pay you for the parts nd installation
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I would show you the link to the person im buying kit from and you can buy all accesories, and parts and ill pay you for the parts nd installation

Hi, I just finished building a tb03 and working on my tb03r kit. I would love to build the drift kit for you. I am in lower Manhattan. Shouldn't be too far away from you. Well, let me know what you need and we'll go from there. Cheers.
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Old 07-09-2011, 06:45 PM   #6
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Ive owned both TT01 & TB03
Dont get the TT01. Overpriced obsolete design ( a toy)

Kits are really easy to build , & you will learn alot about the car by building it. Will take a few hours though.
You will need that build experience for maintaince/repairs
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Ty for info and hojai, that would've been cool but I'm not planning on getting the TB-03 anymore Gonna get Exceed Madstar Brushless... Might be a better car... Less Money invested into it and it comes rtr ...
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TT01 - entry level

TB03 - intermediate level

Bashing - TT01
Racing - TB03

Both have good overall quality.

By the way, there is a TB03D for drifting, kit number is 58420, just a fyi.
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Well What would tht Exceed be ranked as... Some TB-03 Owners say they like exceed better than there Tamiya...
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Some TB-03 Owners say they like exceed better than there Tamiya...
I doubt it somehow
It looks like a cheap Chineese car that is sold under a dozen brand names.
a more modern version of the Himoto/Amax/flying fish ??

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_93...tm.htm#9322334
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I would take the TB03 more adjustments and more upgrade parts than for TT01. Otherwise you can also take a look at the 3Racing Sakura Zero S. Cheap race proven belt drive car with gear diffs. Here is a thread about the Sakura: http://www.rctech.net/forum/electric...uring-car.html
and here is the cheapest price: http://www.rcmart.com/catalog/rc-3ra...g-p-32632.html
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tamiya instructions are straight foward and simlple
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I was thinking of getting a TB-03D as well. What option parts, if any, are needed or make it a better drifter?
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I was thinking of getting a TB-03D as well. What option parts, if any, are needed or make it a better drifter?
Tamiya just released a TB03 that is designed purely to enhance drifting TB03 VDS. It has carbon chassis and almost all the blink and hop ups you'll need. It's better than TB-03D which is a normal TB-03 with different damper position and a set of drift tyres. Check out the product link. Tamiya 84205 TB-03 VDS
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Tamiya just released a TB03 that is designed purely to enhance drifting TB03 VDS. It has carbon chassis and almost all the blink and hop ups you'll need. It's better than TB-03D which is a normal TB-03 with different damper position and a set of drift tyres. Check out the product link. Tamiya 84205 TB-03 VDS
Damn! That's the other one I was looking at. Little more loot than I wanted to spend, but I figure it would be cheaper in the long run since I wouldn't need to buy hop-ups as I improve. I can get the TB03D new for 119 and the VDS for 369

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