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Old 11-16-2014, 07:13 AM
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Hi guys. Can anyone help with figuring out what chassis this is? Is it worth getting her running and racing at local tracks? I think it's a Tamiya. The RC car industry moves so fast and not sure if this roller will even be competitive anymore. Any thoughts from you on road gurus here??





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Old 11-16-2014, 08:27 AM
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Tamiya TB evo
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I'm not sure but the shocks look tamiya.
It also looks like it has a gear diff and is lipo ready so it should be okay.
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How the hell can you tell it has a gear diff from those pics ?
Just asking
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Originally Posted by jlfx car audio
How the hell can you tell it has a gear diff from those pics ?
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yes it is the shaft drive chassis for sure...with ball diff...
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Originally Posted by heretic
Tamiya TB evo
Thank you so much! Now is this chassis still competitive? I see the parts are pretty much obsolete LOL
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Depends on what you would call "competitive"...

Part availability is likely to be an issue, and adjustability looks limited on this car. The camber links only would be a deal breaker for me.

Honestly, all things considered, I wouldn't invest time or money in it.

Now, don't quote me on that, but I believe this is a pretty uncommon chassis and it might become semi-rare or even rare someday. Someday. Maybe.
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Originally Posted by heretic
Tamiya TB evo


A good friend of mine has one.
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Yes, definitely an original TB Evo gen 1
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Originally Posted by heretic
Depends on what you would call "competitive"...

Part availability is likely to be an issue, and adjustability looks limited on this car. The camber links only would be a deal breaker for me.

Honestly, all things considered, I wouldn't invest time or money in it.

Now, don't quote me on that, but I believe this is a pretty uncommon chassis and it might become semi-rare or even rare someday. Someday. Maybe.

I'm just getting back into the SoCal on road scene. My local track use to be WCRC and they closed down. Just found a carpet track in Chino called TQ Racing and I may start running with the drivers at Cal Raceway. I know this is a rare Tamiya and parts are non existent. Put it this way, when I was racing, I was winning with a TC-3 LOL. I'll probably put this away and just get a new roller. A great friend gave me this chassis and I just got the racing addiction all over again. Thanks for all the info everyone!
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Originally Posted by jlfx car audio
How the hell can you tell it has a gear diff from those pics ?
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The diff covers are shaped like a gear diff...

I did say it looks like it has gear diffs. Not definitively that it has them.
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