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Old 12-21-2012, 12:52 PM   #1
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I cannot be the only person who is excited to finally see the second coming to the TA03 chassis!!!

I know everyone is on the current lipo ready chassis, with all the electronics stuck in the middle...But lets be honest hear, innovation is key to the awesomeness and longevity of any class.

I'm still not sure my 03 pro will be put on a shelf just yet...
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The XV-01 is a crossover chassis which has been designed to offer a dynamic R/C driving experience. In addition to the previous rally and truck versions of the XV-01, the on-road version chassis can also be converted to a drift-spec chassis. Kit features XV-01 PRO chassis coupled with on-road spec parts as follows:

Reversible Suspension Arms and TA06 Suspension
TA06 Rear Direct Coupling
TRF Dampers
Aluminum Turnbuckles
F/R Universal Drive Shafts w/Axle Ring Spring
Medium-Narrow 5-Spoke Wheels

^ Straight from Tamiya USA's site...
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[...] In addition to the previous rally and truck versions of the XV-01, the on-road version chassis can also be converted to a drift-spec chassis. [...]
Yeah, could be, but drifters only hate one thing more than slick tires... Plastic chassis!!!!

So until there is a carbon conversion chassis, I doubt drifters will go for it...
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The same companies that make double deck chassis for the ta06 will probably make one for the xv01...right?..
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I'm calling a XV01D is in the works. I called it when this chassis first came out. Someone may not want a cheapo TT01D or spend for a hipo VDF and something needs to replace the TB03D. Can't wait to see the inevitable dual deck carbon chassis either.
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to run it in touring, i dont think id buy any of that hopup business. the pro kit already comes with great shocks and comes with droop adjustment im pretty sure. you could run the car box stock in any spec class. 17.5/vta ect, im sure it could handle light duty mod too. not top of the a or anything but it should be just fine.

im sure there will be a cf conversion for the car as there is for every other tamiya but you would lose niceties like the electronic boxes. not so important for tc racing, but surely beneficial in WET tc racing

if i didnt already have a df03, i might pick up one of these.
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From the one picture I can see, how is it different to the XV Rally, apart from different tyres and no cover over the radio tray?
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The XV-01 is a crossover chassis which has been designed to offer a dynamic R/C driving experience. In addition to the previous rally and truck versions of the XV-01, the on-road version chassis can also be converted to a drift-spec chassis. Kit features XV-01 PRO chassis coupled with on-road spec parts as follows:

Reversible Suspension Arms and TA06 Suspension
TA06 Rear Direct Coupling
TRF Dampers
Aluminum Turnbuckles
F/R Universal Drive Shafts w/Axle Ring Spring
Medium-Narrow 5-Spoke Wheels

^ Straight from Tamiya USA's site...
Tamiya pulled the TA06's suspension and put it on the XV01.
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The TA06 Rear Direct Coupling (52T) replaces the kit standard gear differential unit to help make it easier to deliberately make the rear tires slide. This can also be used in the FF-03R chassis' front gearbox to provide superb traction and acceleration.

Can't say I'd want a Rear Direct Coupling in a touring car I was driving unless it was a drift car. And my XV01 Rally already has Suspension Arms. I love my Rally, don't get me wrong - best rally car ever. Just not sure how Tamiya will be marketing this as a Touring Car
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well i just picked up one of these.
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There is an error in the manual regarding the steering post installation on the TC version. I have a regular XV-01 for comparison.

In step 11, the steering posts (BC14) need to be installed in the rear-most holes or else the steering linkage (adjusters, and turnbuckles) will rub on the rear portion of the front arm mounts.

In step 13, install the two BA3 screws to correspond with the rearward posts, as well.

I guess that's why they are there, because no kit specifies to use them in the official manual (including the truck version), but the Tamiya Japan site shows those being used in their pictures for the TC version (an overhead view is absent on the USA site.)

The front droop needs to be set to a minimum of about 4mm of downstop too, or some rubbing will still be present. It looks like one could file the top of the suspension mounts to improve that range. In the stock mounting position there is a ridiculous amount of binding without jacking up the suspension with the droop screws.

The servo link turnbuckle will also need to be shortened by about 5mm.

Hope this helps the other dozen or so people that bought one.
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