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Old 07-24-2013, 09:06 AM
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The only one available is on eBay for $400.
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Old 07-24-2013, 09:15 AM
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im pretty sure there will be another run of them......if not i wish i left mine in the box sealed!
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Old 07-24-2013, 02:38 PM
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Originally Posted by terry.sc View Post
Not according to the website
http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/ite...oduct-id=42252
And as has been pointed out no one seems to have them in stock anywhere.
Tamiya America's does not sell NEW items on its website for 90 days of the items release (RC kits and plastic models). We do this so we are not competing with our retail partners. After 90 days, the item does go on sale on our website at full MSRP. You will notice the product page says: "see you local dealer" That's because they're in stock and shipping to wholesale dealers. If we were completely out it would read "out of stock" just like the product shown here:

http://www.tamiyausa.com/items/radio...mercedes-58475

I assure everyone we have stock left. Wholesalers are free to place orders which I show they have done within the last few days.
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Old 07-24-2013, 03:06 PM
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I saw that one...but didn't bite.

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The only one available is on eBay for $400.
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Old 07-24-2013, 03:35 PM
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I am ordering more mid next week, going to get 3, but if demand dictates I will order more
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What sort of handling characteristics change from moving the side links from the most narrow position to the most wide?
Anyone?
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The innermost position will allow more chassis roll than outermost position. More chassis roll means more grip but slower weight transfer in a S-turn. That's my guess.
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Old 07-24-2013, 06:13 PM
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Getting ready to put in an order for some tires. I'd like to stick to the PS tires. So far, only thing on my list is 571s and 575s. Any other compounds I should pick up? Most of my racing will be on carpet at TQ and some occasional prepped asphalt at SOCALRC and Roadrunners RC.
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Just got done something some maintenance, and noticed my diff housing is bent. I've actually had some bad wheel vibration since I built the kit but thought it was tires. Even after balancing the right rear tire has a bad vibration. The side of the diff that is bad is pinned to the shaft.

Any chance getting Tamiya USA to replace the shaft/housing? Or am I out of luck and need to buy a whole new assembly?

Side note, also checked Tamiya USA site again, and it does say camber adjustment 1.5/2.5, but that's just bogus. With the mark on the inside I'm right at 1.5. Outside is barely a 1/2 degree, which was actually wearing the outside of the tire and leaving the inside still shiny after several runs.
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Old 07-24-2013, 07:25 PM
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Originally Posted by FMW View Post
Tamiya America's does not sell NEW items on its website for 90 days of the items release (RC kits and plastic models). We do this so we are not competing with our retail partners. After 90 days, the item does go on sale on our website at full MSRP. You will notice the product page says: "see you local dealer" That's because they're in stock and shipping to wholesale dealers. If we were completely out it would read "out of stock" just like the product shown here:

http://www.tamiyausa.com/items/radio...mercedes-58475

I assure everyone we have stock left. Wholesalers are free to place orders which I show they have done within the last few days.

Fred,

Your 101 looked pretty good at TQ couple of weeks ago. What tires did you end up running?
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Old 07-25-2013, 05:32 AM
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Hi Guys,

If this question has been asked already please forgive this post.

I am wondering what the change of the front axils front and back provides.

Is it:

- wheelbase
- Caster

B1
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Old 07-25-2013, 06:42 AM
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Originally Posted by OHBRAD View Post
Hi Guys,

If this question has been asked already please forgive this post.

I am wondering what the change of the front axils front and back provides.

Is it:

- wheelbase
- Caster

B1
further back position is for better high speed turning, inline position is better for tight technical turns.
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Old 07-25-2013, 07:32 AM
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Originally Posted by BP SHADOW View Post
I am ordering more mid next week, going to get 3, but if demand dictates I will order more
Put me down for one of those 3 :P
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Originally Posted by Meilleur View Post
Fred,

Your 101 looked pretty good at TQ couple of weeks ago. What tires did you end up running?
It's going to be even better this weekend. I think I've discovered something new to try.
I ran Pit 575 rears with the stock insert and Pit 574 front with the stock insert. 571's worked for me too, but the 574's gave me just a tad more steering, which is what I was looking for to keep up with Panda and Bill.
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Originally Posted by FMW View Post
It's going to be even better this weekend. I think I've discovered something new to try.
I ran Pit 575 rears with the stock insert and Pit 574 front with the stock insert. 571's worked for me too, but the 574's gave me just a tad more steering, which is what I was looking for to keep up with Panda and Bill.
Thanks Fred. I'll probably be out there Sat to give it a shakedown.
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