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thanks mate, I have to say it's a cool car and a good idea for Tamiya to create a 'cheap' 501X. The 501X is still there for the racers, but this car should be a great step into racing.
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It's a shame it's not a saddlepack configuration.
I'm looking for a tough 4 wheeler for Callum but that's a bit too crippleX-4 for my liking.
I'm happy to be proved wrong tho'.
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the more i look at it the more i want it......hehehehe
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The stick pack config is what will make the car sell 10 times more though Dom! Maybe someone will come out with an aftermarket chassis for it but I guess by that point you might as well get a 501X
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HA! Tamiya finaly go and bring out a kick a$$ buggy in the 501X then they want to rip it off with this crap incarnation. Im sorry but the chassis sux. The 501X reperesents quality and engineering brilliance,why would anyone want to buy a car that 'looks' similar but get a car so far removed from the 501X?? Who Knows?! Tamiya leave the 501X alone and stick with re releasing more of the golden oldies.
Take it easy there Jase

The big advantage with this car is that it's much easier for the racer who has a 2wd buggy or Touring car to run it as their stick-style packs will fit straight in.

I hate saddle packs, and I don't want separate sets of cells for my on-road and off-road cars, so for that purpose this car makes sense.

It will never be as good as a 501x due to it's layout, but for most people that wont matter. It will probably also end up costing more if you were to spec it up to the same level as a 501, but at least you have the option of buying it at a reasonable price and updating the car as your wallet allows (or not at all if that's what you choose)

The overall design might not be as fast on track as the 501, but for some people the convenience of the layout combined with reduced maintenance will be worth the trade off in performance.

I will certainly be looking at one, depending upon how many 501 parts can be transferred over.

Agree with you about the re-releases though, I need a Big Wig
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Who else thinks that DF-03 with the vintage Hornet shell looks good ?
vintage looks with modern performance !

To some degree a step-in version of the TRF501X is a good thing, but then again, I wouldn't recommend a belt car to a noob. Don't get me wrong, I personally prefer belts over gears, but fact remains that a gear drivetrain is more bulletproof and maintenance free.
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The stick pack config is what will make the car sell 10 times more though Dom! Maybe someone will come out with an aftermarket chassis for it but I guess by that point you might as well get a 501X
with some careful buying, I upgraded a TA05 to a carbon chassis and decent shocks for less than half the price of a TRF, it can be done, I think I shall have to pre-order one.

Dom, we are talking Tamiya here, so the car is going to be bullet proof, enough so that I would consider buying one for my kids to thrash.
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The stick pack config is what will make the car sell 10 times more though Dom!
No doubt, and unless someone can come up with a better idea there'll be one under the xmas tree for Callum.

Are those shocks as bad as people say?
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unless they are changed internally they are what we'd describe as 'wank' at least in terms of racing the car. If you have some B4 shocks, they will fit and improve it no end.
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The placcy shocks are awful, you may as well use the shocks from a Lunchbox.

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The placcy shocks are awful, you may as well use the shocks from a Lunchbox.

Elliott.
My lunchbox doesn't have shocks, it just has my sandwhiches in it, a bit of chocy, some crisps and fruit. I need to upgrade it I think

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My lunchbox handles better when I strap a battenberg to the front.
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It's a shame it's not a saddlepack configuration.
I'm looking for a tough 4 wheeler for Callum
Could build him a Mako...
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Gaz, that was low..... but very funny roflol
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i thought i saw a slipper adjustment nut on there...
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Doesn't have a slipper as standard but a slipper, front one way and universals are all listed as option parts.
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i know that because

























i know how to read. BUT it might come with one?maybe?
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do you have one? is it out yet?
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didn't think so. It's just like the aero car. In the pics that were released, you would swear that it would come with a machined aluminum chassis. Now, it's coming with a molded one, and look! I'ts for the better!
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