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Old 02-13-2015, 11:07 AM   #1
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Default A touring car chassis that directly fit Tamiya bodies

Hello to all.

I have always been a fan of Tamiya bodies because of its detail.

My question is:

Is there a non Tamiya touring car chassis (eg: spec r-r2, detc410, tc6.2, arc, x-ray, yokomo bd7, etc.) that can directly fit Tamiya bodies by just simply following the "dimples" that come with it?

I am so bad at mounting bodies that I ruined several bodies because of poor alignment.

Thanks for your help in advance.
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I don't think you should pic a race chassis just based on how well it lines up to Tamiya dimples on a body... Plus racing TC shells are better handling and lighter, unless you are running USGT or something.

Have you looked into magnetic body tools? They work great.

http://www.tqrcracing.com/shop/produ....asp?p_id=6954
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Hello to all.

I have always been a fan of Tamiya bodies because of its detail.

My question is:

Is there a non Tamiya touring car chassis (eg: spec r-r2, detc410, tc6.2, arc, x-ray, yokomo bd7, etc.) that can directly fit Tamiya bodies by just simply following the "dimples" that come with it?

I am so bad at mounting bodies that I ruined several bodies because of poor alignment.

Thanks for your help in advance.
The Hobao/Ofna H4 claims the body mounts are a direct fit for Tamiya bodies.
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The quick answer is NO. If you are having issues mounting bodies, I suggest you try marking and/or drilling holes when the body is still clear. This makes life much easier once the shell is painted.
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I don't think you should pic a race chassis just based on how well it lines up to Tamiya dimples on a body... Plus racing TC shells are better handling and lighter, unless you are running USGT or something.

Have you looked into magnetic body tools? They work great.

http://www.tqrcracing.com/shop/produ....asp?p_id=6954
I will look into the magnetic body tools.

It's more for building purposes and occasional racing. Tamiya TRF chassis are a bit expensive for my budget.
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I will look into the magnetic body tools.

It's more for building purposes and occasional racing. Tamiya TRF chassis are a bit expensive for my budget.
The TB series is a great car if you're looking for occasional racing.
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I really suggest to drill the holes for the body mounts before applying the colours. I trim the body always when it is clear until it perfectly sits. Doing it like this it is easier and you have no disadvantage!
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The TB series is a great car if you're looking for occasional racing.
Thanks.

I currently own a TB04 Pro II. I haven't gotten around to running it yet because of the cold weather here...
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I really suggest to drill the holes for the body mounts before applying the colours. I trim the body always when it is clear until it perfectly sits. Doing it like this it is easier and you have no disadvantage!
Noted sir. But I really am bad with mounting bodies as I said earlier. Fact is, I ruined several bodies because of poor mounting. I trimmed it as mentioned and mounted it, but, when I m done with the drilling it's askew.
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Another question would be is, What touring car chassis would be a great buy? One that doesn't need much hop-ups. Nice to build. Mainstream. With a flat plate CF chassis.

I am limited to 2 choices actually...

1. DETC410
2. TC6.2
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Hello to all.

I have always been a fan of Tamiya bodies because of its detail.

My question is:

Is there a non Tamiya touring car chassis (eg: spec r-r2, detc410, tc6.2, arc, x-ray, yokomo bd7, etc.) that can directly fit Tamiya bodies by just simply following the "dimples" that come with it?

I am so bad at mounting bodies that I ruined several bodies because of poor alignment.

Thanks for your help in advance.
It's funny that you ask this. I just bought a Top Saber 1/10th scale car. I took a body from my 417x. And it was a direct fit. So if you buy a Top car. It's way cheaper than a TRF. Just as fast. And at least the front body post will fit. But you should be able to mount Tamiya bodues on any chassis as long as they are the same scale.
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It's funny that you ask this. I just bought a Top Saber 1/10th scale car. I took a body from my 417x. And it was a direct fit. So if you buy a Top car. It's way cheaper than a TRF. Just as fast. And at least the front body post will fit. But you should be able to mount Tamiya bodues on any chassis as long as they are the same scale.
Nice one sir Juan!

The front post is more than enough of a guide for me!

I will research for a Sabre chassis...

BTW, where can you buy these kits?
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Another question would be is, What touring car chassis would be a great buy? One that doesn't need much hop-ups. Nice to build. Mainstream. With a flat plate CF chassis.

I am limited to 2 choices actually...

1. DETC410
2. TC6.2
Why are you limited to those 2 choices? If price is your reasoning, there are better options that are even cheaper.
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Why are you limited to those 2 choices? If price is your reasoning, there are better options that are even cheaper.
Easy pay by Tower Hobbies...

What would be the other options sir?
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Off the top of my head...

3Racing Sakura Ultimate 2014
Spec-R R2
Team C TC10

The Sakura Ultimate and R2 are about $280-300 shipped, the TC10 is $250. All fully upgraded out of the box.

All 3 also have "sport" versions (less aluminum parts) of those cars. Team C & 3racing are $100 and Spec-R is about $120.

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