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Old 11-22-2005, 01:53 PM
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Direct Drive Touring Car

Direct Drive Touring Car Chassis Kit Direct Drive System Allows Realistic Control!

Relive the experience of pure driving pleasure, with this high-performance chassis. Direct Drive transmission system coupled with advanced tires allows the ultimate in precision control.



Based on Tamiya's ever-popular F103 chassis, this chassis features newly designed front upright and rear wheel axles, allowing it to utilize touring car wheels and body. The chassis can also make use of a wide variety of option parts to further improve and tweak performance.



About the Direct Drive Touring Car

- Front suspension: ITEM 53258 Formula Link-Type Front Suspension (newly designed front upright)
- Rear suspension: T-Bar System (newly designed Rear wheel axles)
- Tire: ITEM 53220 Super Slick Tires (4pcs)
- Chassis may use any 1/10 Touring Car body (excluding short wheelbase type)
- Chassis weight of 700g is much lighter than 4WD touring cars, allowing greatly increased running time
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I am glad that Tamiya came up with something unique, a Direct Drive Touring chassis.

I don't think the stock version will have all those Blue parts.
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Looks good but who's the market. There isn't a Racing class for it, doesnt really appeal to the basher who wants 4wd and bashability. I like tamiyas guts to release something alternative to the mainstream but this is a no go IMO. They want to make a 12th scale, that'd be very interesting
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Exclamation WOW!

I think it's the best thing i've seen in a long time!


I ran F103 when I was 11-14 in the Tamiya Championship Series back in the mid late 90's i finished 5th overall in 1998 when i was 13 years old. and I had a blast with these cars. they were really cool to drive!
It would be very sad if this did not become a class in the TCS cause they really need it bad. They could really use a new type of touring car that would be affordable to maintain and easy to drive. I hope to the high heavens that they make this a class and it really takes off!

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Originally Posted by thecrow2k
Looks good but who's the market.
at our local track in Sydney there is still guys racing F103 F1's, a couple of guys have modified theirs to run touring tires,

this new car looks really nice, as a class it is badly needed and hopefully this class will be popular again,
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I admire the risk, but realistically I doubt it will ever catch on. There are already an abundance of classes, and I doubt if there is room for another. I'd like it to succeed, but it doubt it will.
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but realistically I doubt it will ever catch on. .
if Tamiya make it a TCS class for next year it will be very popular. hopefully they will,
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F103's are soooo dialed. Easy to work on, very simple, and great fun! Don't knock it until you try it.
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I'm looking at mine in my office right now...still has the #3 on it from TA in 2001 and the tire marks from Che...well, another car I would jump on this class in a heartbeat!
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Looks like a great car for a spec class at TCS!
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Originally Posted by RCGaryK
I'm looking at mine in my office right now...still has the #3 on it from TA in 2001 and the tire marks from Che...well, another car I would jump on this class in a heartbeat!
Gary... didn't know the the cut was that deep... I feel for you my friend!
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cheap, fast, and easy to maintain...i'd buy one. but like others have said, if there is no class for it, it wouldn't be much fun unless you could race it against others. to build it, then leave it sitting on your shelf would be a total waste.
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Just wondering, are these types of car durable?
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