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Old 08-15-2013, 09:32 PM   #1
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Looking to buy this car, not sure what model car it is, its a Tamiya I know, but not sure which.
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looks like a 416 thats been converted to Drift duty
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Shocks don't look right, could possibly be a knockoff TRF416. They have been on eBay for a while at one point.
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Shocks don't look right, could possibly be a knockoff TRF416. They have been on eBay for a while at one point.
How can I tell?
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Do you have more close up pics of different parts
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How can I tell?
If it is a Tamiya TRF416WE, the springs should be white and the shock bodies should have a dark grey hard anodized coating. The silver springs and shock bodies mean it is more likely an R2 Hobbies TMY, a TRF416WE clone. Also, if it was a genuine Tamiya the turnbuckles would also be blue, and something doesn't look right with the carbon fibre weave either.

Definitely the clone sold by R2 Hobbies.
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yep, those shocks look like the ones of a clone, so it could well be a clone. Ask the guy if he has the original box / manual (Not a pdf). If its cheap then you will be ok, as you can fit original Tamiya parts on this when the other parts break.
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