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Old 10-17-2007, 02:52 PM
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Originally Posted by tamiyarcracer
And in some circles he is considered a Jewish Mexican!
Ummmm, no and No, Oh yeah, Deven, no also.
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Old 10-17-2007, 03:13 PM
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Originally Posted by linger
I'm currently building Juanita's TCS worlds car and I guarantee a podium finish.
and will you be making the trip?
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Originally Posted by eeyan
Interesting... Juanita finally wins the TCS Nats, but he still can't build/rebuild a diff, heck a complete car?

Didn't look like Juan needed any help at this years event

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Originally Posted by linger
I'm currently building Juanita's TCS worlds car and I guarantee a podium finish.

If its any consolation when I was 15 I built Tony Neisengers Associated 12L that he ran at the IFMAR worlds race in 1988 and he won. So if you need help let me know. Just as long as the car is as easy to set up as an antenna tube. The only thing I promised Tony was if he smoked alot of weed he would win. Moral of the story him and Mary Jane were roommates.

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Hey Fred, any fun races planned for the near future ? We just got a new shipment of Starbucks Double Shots in !
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Originally Posted by Kevin CBR
Hey Fred, any fun races planned for the near future ? We just got a new shipment of Starbucks Double Shots in !
heh......
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Originally Posted by larrio
heh......
We have to start bringing you Starbucks too ?
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Originally Posted by Kevin CBR
We have to start bringing you Starbucks too ?
Maybe the bribes may actually work when they come my way.
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Old 10-20-2007, 08:01 AM
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Originally Posted by eeyan
Interesting... Juanita finally wins the TCS Nats, but he still can't build/rebuild a diff, heck a complete car?
Eeyan, This is what my PB is for!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL
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Old 10-20-2007, 08:03 AM
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Originally Posted by madjack
Didn't look like Juan needed any help at this year
Thanks for the vote of confidence. But, it was a miracle nothing fell apart on my car that weekend.
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Worlds date?
2008 Rules?
2008 Schedule?
I MISS YOU GUYS!!!
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Old 10-23-2007, 05:18 AM
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Originally Posted by rccardr
Worlds date?
2008 Rules?
2008 Schedule?
I MISS YOU GUYS!!!
Worlds = Thanksgiving weekend. Thursday practice, Friday Quals, Sat Mains. (in Japan) day earlier here.
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Hello,
I know this question is not related to TCS Racing but it is for Tamiya.

Why was Tamiya America NOT at the I-Hobby Expo Show in Chicago this was weekend? Was hoping to see some of new cars(TA05ifs & TRF416).

Thank you
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PS Can not wait for The 2008 TCS Rules!
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Fred was there, but no Tamiya. The situation was the same as last year. I know there were a lot Tamiya fans that were disappointed, not just rc drivers, model builders, etc.
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Please note that the information in this file is TENTATIVE and current as of 2007/10/10


Tamiya R/C World Championship 2007
Drivers’ File
Thursday, November 22 – Saturday, November 24, 2007 TWIN MESSE SHIZUOKA, JAPAN




(Please draw yourself beautifully in the above box.)

Hello! My name is .
I’m from .

My goal is to finish place in the class. If I cannot get it, I’ll be very ashamed and will never be able to go home again!


To the Tamiya World Championship drivers,
Congratulations on making it to the Tamiya World Championship and welcome to Shizuoka, Japan!

Highly skilled drivers, including yourselves, have come from all over the world to participate in this annual event. You have earned your position by winning one of the following big races:

 ALL JAPAN TAMIYA GRAND PRIX – 15 regions in Japan
Hokkaido, Iwate, Niigata, Tokyo, Nagano, Shizuoka, Kakegawa, Aichi, Fukui, Toyama, Kansai, Okayama, Shimane, Kagawa and Oita.

 EUROPEAN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS – 4 countries in Europe
Austria, Germany, Poland and United Kingdom.

 TAMIYA US CHAMPIONSHIP – 2 countries in North America
Canada, U.S.A.

 TAMIYA ASIA CUP – 8 countries and regions in Asia
Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand.

Please do your best while promoting good sportsmanship. We hope that the TAMIYA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2007 will be a memorable lifetime experience regardless of the end result. Please enjoy the event and your time in Shizuoka.









■ Official Practice on Thursday, November 22
Driving order: Same as qualifying race order
Driving time: 4 minutes
Number of sessions: 5 (including 2 timed practice sessions)
Motor: As specified in regulations (drivers must provide their own motors for practice.)
Battery: Use capacity specified in regulations (non-Tamiya batteries may only be used during practice.)
Timed practice: Non-official times will be recorded in sessions 4 and 5
Session 4 and 5 will be held exactly the same as qualifying heats

■ Sales of Spare parts (SP) & Optional parts (OP)
SP & OP and Tamiya Original Goods will be sold at the TWIN MESSE. Priority will be given to drivers who need to purchase parts, but this privilege does not extend to other merchandise (event-only goods, etc.) purchases.

■ Tamiya World Championship Classes & Usable Chassis:

 GT2400 - Features GT racers with resin chassis & Lightly Tuned motor. Corresponds to GT2, Stock and Top-Stock classes.
 TB-02, TT01, FF02 and TA05.

 GT3700 - Features high-speed double-deck chassis GT cars. Corresponds to GT1, 4WGT, Super Stock and Euro-GT classes.
 TB-02, TT01, FF02, TA05, TB Evo.III, TB Evo.IV, TB Evo.5, TRF414, TRF415, TRF415MSX, TRF415MSX Marc Rheinard Ed., TRF415MSXX, TRF415MSXX Marc Rheinard Ed. 2007.

 4WD Buggy - On-road racing for open wheel buggies with big jumps.
 DF-03 chassis only.

 Mini Sports 07 – Race for M-chassis Mini Coopers, Suzuki Swifts etc.
 Any M-chassis (M-03, M-03L, M-04M, M-03M, M-03R etc.)

 GT Victory – GT Victory class is open to past Tamiya World Championship participants and Team TRF drivers.
 Any Tamiya brand chassis may be used.

* Winners of GT2400 and GT3700 classes will be named World Champion Winner of 4WD Buggy is Buggy King 2007. Winners of Mini Sports 07 and GT Victory are named winners of respective classes.
GENERAL TIME TABLE
1st Day: Thursday, November 22 – OFFICIAL PRACTICE
09:00 Twin Messe/Pit Area Opens
09:50 – 15:40 Free Practice
Deposit of Transmitters (After 1st heat of each group)
11:00 – 11:30 Pre-Inspections
11:30 – 15:30 Inspections & Photographing of Car Body
13:30 Timed Practice
15:40 Return of Transmitters
16:40 Pit Area Closes

2nd Day: Friday, November 23 – QUALIFYING
08:30 Twin Messe/Pit Area Opens
08:30 – 9:40 Handout of Motors, Deposit of Transmitters
09:40 Drivers and Teams Must Clear Pit Area
09:50 – 10:30 Opening Ceremony, Memorial Photographs
11:10 – 14:50 Qualifying (Heats 1, 2 & 3)
15:10 – 15:50 Deposit of Motors & Return of Transmitters
16:55 Twin Messe/Pit Area Closes

3rd Day: Saturday, November 24 – THE FINALS
08:20 Handout of Motors
08:30 Twin Messe/Pit Area Opens
08:30 – 9:30 Inspections & Deposit of Transmitters
10:00 Qualifying (Heat 4)
11:10 Announcement of Final Qualifying Results
GT3700 A: 10 drivers, B: 10 drivers / 4WD Buggy A: 10 drivers
GT2400 A: 10 drivers, B: 10 drivers / GT Victory A: 10 drivers
Mini Sports 2007 A: 12 drivers
11:30 – 14:50 Finals
15:00 Award Presentation Ceremony
15:35 Return of Transmitters
16:00 Twin Messe Closes


■ Smoking
No smoking in pit area. Please smoke in designated areas only.


RACE INFORMATION
■ Qualifying races will be held in the following order:
1) 4WD Buggy 2) Mini Sports 07 3) GT Victory 4) GT2400 5) GT3700

■ Qualifying Heats
 The best two results from the 4 heats will be used to calculate the smallest possible point total to determine standing. In each heat, the 1st finishing driver gets 1 point, 2nd gets 2 points, 3rd gets 3 points, and so on. The pole position will be awarded to the driver with the fewest points. Each heat will be 4 minutes.
 In the case of two or more drivers having equal point totals, the 3rd best result will be counted. If a draw still results, the 4th best points will be counted. If a draw still results, the driver with the best time will be completed no pool/spaawarded pole position.
 If a driver retires during qualifying heat (less than one lap completed) they will be awarded the maximum number of points plus 1 (in case of 16 drivers in a heat, retiree will receive 17 points).
 Any driver whose result is disqualified due to violations discovered in post-race inspection will also receive the maximum number of points +1.

■ Qualifying Race Starting Procedure
 All qualifying races will be held in “time-attack” (best single lap) format: a scattered start where first row leaves at the first buzzer, second row leaves at the second buzzer, third row leaves at the third buzzer etc.
 Regarding the car’s position on the grid and the driver’s position on the control stand, please follow the race organizers’ instructions.

■ The Finals will be held in the following order:
1. A Main Heat 1: 1) Buggy 2) Mini Sports07 3) GT Victory 4) GT2400 5) GT3700
2. B Main : 1) GT2400 2) GT3700
3.A Main Heat 2: 1) Buggy 2) Mini Sports07 3) GT Victory 4) GT2400 5) GT3700
4.A Main Heat 3:1) Buggy 2) Mini Sports 07 3) GT Victory 4) GT2400 5) GT3700

■ The Finals
 The 1st finishing driver gets 1 point, 2nd gets 2 points, 3rd gets 3 points, and so on. The best two results from the three heats will be used to calculate the smallest possible point total, with the final standings decided according to the driver with the fewest points.
 In the case of two or more drivers having equal point totals, the 3rd race result will be counted. If a draw still results, the driver with the best time will be the winner.
 The number of laps per heat in the finals will be decided by the race organizers based on the average lap time in qualifying.

■ Finals Starting Procedure
 From a standing start, all racers are to break from the starting grid at the green signal.
 Positioning on the grid and on the control stand will be based on fastest lap times during qualifying.

Tamiya R/C World Championship
Official Motors
 Only official motors can be used in Qualifying and the Finals. Motors will be handed out as follows:
 Two Lightly-Tuned Motors (item #53893) to each GT2400 driver.
 Two GT Tuned Motors (item #53779) to each GT3700 driver.
 Two Super Stock Motors Type BZ (23T) (item #53930) to each GT Victory driver.
 Two Super Stock Motors Type BZ (23T) (item #53930) to each 4WD Buggy driver.
 Two Lightly-Tuned Motors (item #53893) to each Mini Sports 07 driver.
 These motors have special markings and must be given back to the race organizers at the end of each day. The same motors will be given back to you the following morning.
 Motor maintenance for the purpose of maintaining stock performance is accepted. However, disassembling the motor, installing something other than Commutator Cleaning Brush (item #53486), modifying the brush or brush springs, and modifications to create lead angle are considered violations and offenders will be penalized. Lightly-Tuned / GT motor with brush heat sink and any motor with heat sink-shaped connector (direct attachment to end bell) may not be used.
 In case both of your official motors become damaged during the event, a replacement motor will be provided. However your time will only be entered as unofficial record, and you will receive no points.
 Any driver who takes his official motor out of pit area will be disqualified.




Designated Gear Ratios
 GT2400, GT3700 and 4WD Buggy classes must use the following gear ratios during qualifying and finals:

GT2400 Class
(TA05)
Spur: 70T/06 Pinion: 22T/06 Gear Ratio: 7.16
(TB-02)
Spur: 58T/06 Pinion: 21T/06 Gear Ratio: 7.18
(TT01)
Spur: 61T/06 Pinion: 22T Gear Ratio: 7.21
(FF02)
Spur: 37T/06 Pinion: 16T/06 Gear Ratio: 7.25

GT3700 Class
(TA05)
Spur: 105T/04 (Option Part) Pinion: 33T/04 Gear Ratio: 7.16
Spur: 70T/06 Pinion: 22T/06 Gear Ratio: 7.16
(TB-02)
Spur: 58T/06 Pinion: 21T/06 Gear Ratio: 7.18
(TT01)
Spur: 61T/06 Pinion: 22T Gear Ratio: 7.21
(FF02)
Spur: 37T/06 Pinion: 16T/06 Gear Ratio: 7.25
(TRF414)
Spur: 83T/06 Pinion: 25T/06 Gear Ratio: 7.07
Spur: 128T/04 Pinion: 38T/04 Gear Ratio: 7.19
(TRF415 Pulley 35/16) (see page 12-13 for details of 415 series gear ratio)
Spur: 102T/04 Pinion: 31T/04 Gear Ratio: 7.20
(TRF415 Pulley 36/16) (see page 12-13 for details of 415 series gear ratio)
Spur: 102T/04 Pinion: 32T/04 Gear Ratio: 7.17
(TB Evo. III)
Spur: 96T/04 Pinion: 35T/04 Gear Ratio: 7.13
(TB Evo. IV)
Spur: 96T/04 Pinion: 31T/04 Gear Ratio: 7.10
(TB Evo. V)
Spur: 96T/04 Pinion: 33T/04 Gear Ratio: 7.09

4WD Buggy Class
(DF-03)
Spur: 78T Pinion: 29T Gear Ratio: 8.22

Note: Cars racing in GT Victory and Mini Sports 07 Classes must use gear ratios indicated in the individual chassis instruction manual.

Tamiya R/C World Championship
General Regulations
1 (Parts)
1.1 Cars must be built with original Tamiya parts, strictly following the instructions provided with the kits and option parts. All parts must be used as supplied in the package and/or cut as outlined. No parts made by the driver or any other manufacturers can be used (except hand-made transponder stay).
1.2 Making holes, shaving down and removing parts in order to make your car lighter is permitted.
1.3 If you have any questions about your car, bring and show your car to Pre-Inspection between 11:00 and 11:30 on Thursday, November 22, Practice day.

2 (Batteries)
2.1 No modifications to battery and connecter are permitted. Only Tamiya 7.2V battery can be used (1700 MP is not allowed).
2.2 3300/3600/3700HV battery can be used for GT3700, GT Victory and 4WD Buggy classes. 2400SP Zapped battery is maximum battery allowable for GT2400 class. Mini Sports 07 class must use 1600SP battery. 3000MH batteries may not be used in any class. Batteries must be used without any modifications.

3 (Body & Wing)
3.1 Subaru Legacy B4 Racing Body (item #53727) and Legacy B4 Version 2 Body Parts Set (item #53824) may only be used in GT Victory class.
3.2 Body and wing have to be cut as outlined in the instructions.
3.3 Wings must be used with the vehicle they were made for. Optional Part wings can be used with any touring car body (except Legacy). No modifications to wings are permitted. Wings of Legacy B4 (53727) and Version 2 (53824) may be used interchangeably.
3.4 All windows and wing must be painted.
3.5 All tires must stay within the width of the body of the car.

4 (Tire, Inner & Wheel)
4.1 No modifications to tire, inner sponge or wheel are permitted.
4.2 In case of contact between wheel rib and suspension arm, wheel rib can be shaved down (shaving down of wheel hub is not permitted).
4.3 Tire warmers can be used.
4.4 Tire sanders can be brought with you. Use them only in designated areas.
4.5 Tire conditioners (traction compounds, tire saucing, etc.) are strictly prohibited.

5 (Transmitter)
5.1 All transmitters will be held by the race organizer through the duration of the event.
5.2 Radio must have interchangeable crystal system. Preparation of a minimum of three different frequencies is required. Each driver will be appointed a single frequency out of the prepared frequencies.
5.3 In the finals, drivers may be required to change their frequencies in order not to clash with other drivers’ frequencies.
5.4 2.4 GHz DSM system (Spektrum) transmitters are prohibited from use due to Japanese law.

6 (Others)
6.1 No cleaner materials other than Tamiya brand RC Cleaner Spray (item #87039) can be used. Don’t bring any other brand sprays to TWIN MESSE.
6.2 Cars will be randomly inspected by the race organizers. If any violations are found, penalties such as invalidation of race results or disqualification may be applied.
6.3 Every racer has to undertake the role of course marshal after finishing their race (Team Leader may stand in for driver).
6.4 Appropriate behavior by marshals and other drivers is expected. Penalties may be issued to drivers who behave in an abusive or offensive manner, including harsh language directed at competitors or course marshals. Issuing of penalties is left to the judgment of the race organizers.
6.5 If a car takes a shortcut by accidentally leaving the track, the car must go back to the position where it originally left the course. This can be accomplished by either a course marshal carrying the car or by safely driving the car back without impeding other cars. If the car continues to run ignoring the shortcut, the same penalty as in the case of a false start will be issued (stopping and starting from the penalty box).
6.6 Any other issues not clarified in the rules & regulations shall be handled at the discretion of the race organizers.
6.7 Each team can have one team leader only. No one without a pit pass can enter the pit area. The team leader is allowed to take care of driver’s car in the pit area and place the car on the track. The team leader also can fix the car during the race or take the car from the track after the race (please note that a team leader cannot take a car directly from the track. Only a course marshal can pick up the car and bring it to the driver or team leader). If necessary, the team leader can be a marshal in place of the driver.
6.8 After passing through car inspection, confirmation sticker and marking will be applied (cars without this sticker and marking cannot enter the qualifying and final races) Use of spare car is permitted, but the chassis must be same type, and must undergo car inspection again. Chassis type cannot be changed after inspection.


Tamiya R/C World Championship
Car Regulations
GT3700 & GT Victory
T1. Ground clearance before the race must be at least 5mm.
T2. Chassis with carbon lower deck is permitted. Changing shape of and otherwise modifying main chassis to reduce weight by drilling holes and shaving etc is not allowed.
T3. Use of TRF415MSX chassis (including TRF415MS Up-Grade Parts Set item #49378) and TRF415MSXX (item #49419) is permitted. However, those chassis must use the TRF415MSX Lower Deck Set for Stick Type Battery (item #49385). Regarding 415/415MS, use of glass tape for holding battery is permitted.
T4. TRF415MSX Marc Rheinard Edition (item #49394) and TRF415MSXX Marc Rheinard Edition (item #42104) may be used as long as they use item #49436 TRF415MSXX Lower Deck Set for Stick Type Battery.
T5. 3300/3600/3700HV battery (item #55084/55088/55094) can be used for GT3700 and GT Victory classes. 3000MH batteries are prohibited.
T6. Chassis must have a minimum weight of 1500g when ready-to-run.
TT01 minimum weight: 1450g, FF02 has no minimum weight requirement.
T7. If there are any questions on spare parts, please contact Tamiya through our agent or bring your car to pre-inspection on the official practice day, November 22.
T8. GT3700 Class Drivers must use body from Designated List:
EBBRO 350R, ECLIPSE ADVAN SC430, OPEN INTERFACE TOM'S SC430, Mobil 1 SC, Raybrig NSX 2005, ARTA NSX 2005, Esso Ultraflo Supra 2005, Calsonic Impul Z 2004, Xanavi NISMO Z 2004, Xanavi NISMO GT-R R34 2003, Calsonic Skyline GT-R (2003). If you are unsure about whether your car’s body is acceptable, please ask Tamiya staff.
T9. GT Victory class has no list of designated bodies.
Tamiya R/C World Championship
Car Regulations
GT2400
N1. Ground clearance before the race must be at least 5mm.
N2. Only the following chassis may be used: TB-02, TT01, FF02 and TA05 (with Spur: 70T/06 & Pinion: 22T/06)
N3. 2400SP Zapped battery is maximum battery allowable for GT2400 class
N4. TB-02 TA05 Chassis must have a minimum weight of 1500g when ready-to-run. TT01 minimum weight: 1450g, FF02 has no minimum weight requirement.
N5. Must use body from Designated List:
EBBRO 350R, BMW 320si WTCC 2006, Mazda RX-7, NISMO Coppermix Silvia, NISMO R34 GT-R Z-tune, IMPREZA WRC ’07, Toyota MR-S Racing


Tamiya R/C World Championship
Car Regulations
4WD BUGGY
B1. Must use Dark Impact, Keen Hawk or Avante Mk.II body.
B2. Clearance under main chassis before the race must be at least 3mm with suspension at Full Bump (fully compressed).
B3. Only 4WD DF-03 chassis may be used.
B4. Tires: High Density Tires C/K (item #51240/51241/53878/53879)
Wheels: Tamiya wheels which can be used with the above tires.
B5. Inners which come with those tires should be used.
B6. 3300/3600/3700HV battery can be used for Buggy class. 3000MH batteries are prohibited.
B7. Chassis must have a minimum weight of 1,550g when ready to run.
B8. Optional Buggy Racing Wing (item #53984) may be used.
B9. If there are any questions on spare parts, please contact Tamiya through our agent or bring your car to pre-inspection on official practice day, November 22.








Tamiya R/C World Championship
Car Regulations
Mini Sports 07
M1. Ground clearance before the race must be at least 5mm.
M2. Use M chassis body which is appropriate for the wheelbase of your chassis (M03L, M04M etc.). Bodies must fit chassis without modification.
M3. 21T pinion may not be used with M03 and M04.
M4. M04 chassis may be used with front and/or rear uprights for M03M (Swift) or Aluminum Uprights from M03R.
M5. Use only kit-standard resin front upper arms.
M6. Use only kit-standard rear wheel axle. Do not use other chassis’ parts. Do not connect body mounts to each other, as this is considered reinforcing chassis.
M7. Cars must have a minimum weight of 1,200g when ready-to-run.
M8. 1600SP battery must be used.
M9. Upright ball connectors may have height adjusted to a maximum of 5mm.


Tamiya R/C World Championship
Other General Regulations
-Tamiya R/C World Championship will have even stricter car inspections than the qualifying races. Please read carefully to avoid any rule violations.
-Tamiya R/C World Championship features additional regulations that may not have been present at qualifying races. Please study these additional rules carefully.
-If you have any questions regarding the regulations, please ask the Tamiya staff on Thursday November 22 (Practice Day) during Pre-Inspection Time.

 (TA05-IFS Spare Parts)
 Use of item #51293 TA05-IFS F Parts (Hub Carrier) and item #51296 TA05-IFS C Parts (Front Upright) is permitted on TA05, TRF415, and other chassis equipped with reversible suspension arms.
 (TRF Series)
 TRF415MSX (including MS upgrades), MSX Marc Rheinard Edition (MSX M.R.), and MSXX chassis may be used in GT3700 and GT Victory classes, but they must be configured to use stick type batteries. The MSX M.R. must also use item #51253 TB Evo.5 B Parts (Bumper) and TB Evo.5 Urethane Bumper in addition to #49436 MSXX Lower Deck Set for Stick Type Battery.
 TRF415, MS, MSX (F/R Pulley=35T, Center Pulley=16T) and MSX M.R., MSXX (F/R Pulley=36T, Center Pulley=16T) have different secondary deceleration rates, so their designated gear ratios are different.
 Use of the MSX, MSX M.R., and MSXX drive systems on each others’ chassis is permitted. (Gear ratios are determined according to the drive system used, and the center pulley cannot be changed).
 MSXX Drive system and lower deck cannot be used on TRF415 or MS chassis.
 (Stabilizers)
 Stabilizer rods from other Tamiya cars may be used only if they are installed without modification.
 (Air Ducts)
 TRF415MSXX Aluminum Air Duct (BM3) can be used on TA05MS chassis. Use on other chassis is not permitted.
 (Differential Gear)
 Use of differential gear is permitted (M-chassis included) only if it is assembled according to instructions.
 (Tire Warmers)
 There are no restrictions regarding the type or power source of tire warmers, but you will be required to stop using any systems that are deemed dangerous by race officials.
 (Assembly Universal Shaft)
 Lightweight Rear Swing Shafts (item #53502, 53506, 53724 and 53871) can be used for the rear axle only.
 (Suspension)
 TGS A Parts (item #51011) can be used in TT01 chassis.
 Low Friction 5mm Adjuster (item #53601) can be used in place of standard 5mm Ball Adjuster (item #50875)
 Pro Module Suspension Set (item #53866) can be used only in chassis with aluminum bulkheads such as TRF415 series and TB Evo. 5 chassis.
 Short Reversible Suspension Arm (item #53928) can be used in TA05 and TB02.
 Stabilizer joint (of cars w/reversible suspension) can be attached in the position indicated in the instruction manual, and also to suspension arm ball or damper attachment hole (Making another hole is not permitted).
 Aluminum suspension mount can be shaved if it rubs against drive belt.
 Installing aluminum suspension mount upside-down is permitted.
 (Steering Arms)
 You must not change the location (switching front & rear, left & right) and/or assembly method of the steering arms.
 Using Option Part shims to adjust height is permitted.
 (Front One-Way Diff Unit)
 4WD Front One-Way Diff Unit (item #53200) cannot be used on M-chassis or FF02.
 (Motor)
 Modifications such as enhancing magnetic force, timing adjustment and twisting rotor coil are not permitted even if end bell is not detached.
 Significant alteration of motor brush (cutting one side, cutting in moon-shape) is not permitted.
 Installing small fans or other parts to improve cooling is permitted, but parts connected to the motor heat sink and parts made by other R/C makers are not permitted. (Race officials have final decision on whether homemade parts or installation method are legal.)
 (Body)
 MR-S Racing, Audi TT-R and BMW Z4 bodies (use Audi and BMW with GT Victory class only) can be used only with TA04-SS, TA05 and TT01 (short wheelbase) chassis. These bodies cannot be used on any other chassis types. Use item #53942 TA04-SS D Parts or item #53578 TA04SS Hard Suspension Arms (together with reversible suspension arms in case of BMW) to adjust TA05 chassis to short wheelbase.
 Body or carbon damper stay can be shaved or cut only when damper stay rubs against them. Do not change whole silhouette of the body. Modifying damper stay in any other case is not permitted.
 (Body Mount)
 Body mounts can be replaced with option part body mounts or body mounts from a different Tamiya car. However, the number of body mounts used must stay the same as original chassis.
 Left & Right body mounts cannot be connected to increase chassis rigidity.
 (Ball Bearings)
 Option part ball bearings can be used. However, bearing size must stay the same as original bearings.
 (Ball Connector)
 Changing size, length and positioning of ball connectors is not permitted. Option part shims can be used for adjustment. However, in case that allowable setting changes (to upper arm, for example) makes it impossible to attach, length may be changed.
 O-rings can be used for damper attachment.
 Option parts #53598, 53599, 53600 can be used to replace standard ball connectors such as 50592, as long as they are the same shape and size.
 (Servo Attachment)
 Changing positioning of servo is not permitted.
 Placing 2 servo stays on top of each other, using Option Part servo stays or servo stays for other Tamiya cars is permitted (they may not be installed transversely).
 Only Tamiya brand servo savers may be used. Item #51118 TG10-Mk.2 K Parts (Steering Arm) may not be used independently as a servo horn.
 Reinforcing servo saver by attaching servo saver spring to the outside is permitted (limit one pc. only). Cementing or modifying servo saver into direct type is not permitted.
 (Snap Pins)
 Use only Tamiya snap pins. They may be connected to body or each other.
 (DF-03 Chassis)
 DF-03 chassis may use the following option parts: DF-02 Aluminum Damper Set (item #53701) and DF-02 Assembly Universal Shaft (item #53791)
 (Tire Inners)
 Tire inners may not be used unless indicated in R/C car’s manual.
 Inners with modified hardness may not be used.
 (Car Number Stickers)
 For easy judgment and measurement, special size number sticker should be applied to the right side of the front window, when car is viewed from front. Other 2 stickers should be applied to the right and left doors.
 (Responsibility)
 If any cars, batteries or motors are found to be infringing against the above regulations, the driver using them shall be held responsible.














Machine Setting Data
Use the following setting data used at last year’s R/C World Championship for reference.

TA05 Chassis
 Tire Settings F/R: Medium-Narrow Reinforced Tires Type A (#53433)
5-spoke wheels, offset = 0
Inners: Medium-Narrow Hard Inner Foam (#53435)
 Damper Settings Oil / F/R: 2-hole, #400, O-ring (clear) x 1
Spring / F: silver (kit-included) R: red (soft)
 Suspension Mount F: 1A – 1XB R: 1XC – 1D
 Camber Angle F: -2 degrees R: -2 degrees
 Stabilizer F: soft R: soft
 Other F. Hub carrier: 4 degrees R. Upright : H0


TRF415MSX / TRF MAEZUMI
 Tire Settings F/R: Medium-Narrow Reinforced Tires Type A (#53433)
Dish wheels, offset = 0
Inners: Medium-Narrow Hard Inner Foam (#53435)
 Damper Settings Oil / F: 3-hole, #600, O-ring (clear) x 1
R: 3-hole #400 O-ring (clear) x 1
Spring / F: white (Ex. Hard) R: red (Pro Module Sus.)
 Suspension Mount F: 1XA – 1XA R: XD – 1XB
 Camber Angle F: -1 degree R: -2 degrees
 Stabilizer F: none R: soft
 Other F. Hub carrier: 4 degrees R: Pro Module Suspension
Gear ratio: 102T/42T


M03 Chassis
 Tire Settings F/R: M-Chassis 60D Super Grip Radial Tires (#53254)
Suzuki Swift kit-included wheels
Inners: M-Chassis 60D Inner Sponge Hard (#53255)
 Damper Settings C.V.A. Super Mini Shock Unit Set (#50746)
Oil / F: 1-hole, #400 R: 2-hole, #400
Spring / F: blue (Hard) R: red (Soft)
 Vehicle Height F: 6mm R: 8mm
 Stabilizer F: none R: none
 Wheel Spacer F: 2mm R: 1mm
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