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Tony Phalen

Tony Phalen - As an avid RC enthusiast, Tony has been building, bashing and racing RC Cars for over 25 years. He has raced everything from 1:18th scale trucks to 1:5 scale motorcycles and everything in-between. He's also worked on both sides of the industry fence; working at and with many major manufacturers (as well as being a sponsored driver) to working for a high-profile industry magazine. During this time he has learned many tricks, tips and techniques and has transferred that knowledge to CompetitionX - the most informative RC website on the internet! More articles by Tony Phalen

Tamiya TRF419XR Touring Car Build – Part 8 – Final Assembly | CompetitionX

Tamiya TRF419XR Touring Car Build - Part 8 - Final Assembly | CompetitionX

The final assembly has us installing the top deck, bumper, battery holders and the electronics. Ok, on to the build! And, just like that, you have a completed Tamiya TRF419XR Touring Car! Now install your …

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Tamiya TRF419XR Touring Car Build – Part 7 – Shocks | CompetitionX

Tamiya TRF419XR Touring Car Build - Part 7 - Shocks | CompetitionX

The TRF419XR includes a full set of Tamiya’s incredibly smooth TRF Super Short Big Bore Shocks. In addition, the XR comes with low-profile carbon shock towers to help keep the CG as low as possible. …

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Tamiya TRF419XR Touring Car Build – Part 6 – Anti-Roll Bars | CompetitionX

Tamiya TRF419XR Touring Car Build - Part 6 - Anti-Roll Bars | CompetitionX

Like any good Touring Car, the Tamiya TRF419XR comes equipped with a front and rear anti-roll bar. I’m sure the kit bars work fine with additional bars available for tuning. Another quick and easy step …

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Tamiya TRF419XR Touring Car Build – Part 5 – Suspension | CompetitionX

Tamiya TRF419XR Touring Car Build - Part 5 - Suspension | CompetitionX

The suspension on the Tamiya TRF419XR has always been one of the best in the industry. Precision-molded arms, aluminum arm mounts and the super-slick TRF shocks all compliment this ride’s amazing drive quality. It even …

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Tamiya TRF419XR Touring Car Build – Part 4 – Steering | CompetitionX

Tamiya TRF419XR Touring Car Build - Part 4 - Steering | CompetitionX

The Tamiya TRF419XR uses a standard dual-bellcrank steering system. It is ball-raced and has aluminum turnbuckles reaching out to the wheels. Toe and Ackermann are adjustable. That was quick and easy. Moving on to Step …

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Tamiya TRF419XR Touring Car Build – Part 3 – Driveline | CompetitionX

Tamiya TRF419XR Touring Car Build - Part 3 - Driveline | CompetitionX

Time for the driveline. The Tamiya TRF419XR is a 4WD Touring Car, using a dual-belt setup to drive all 4 wheels. The center bulkhead houses a Tamiya-pitch spur gear – that’s fine and all, however …

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Tamiya TRF419XR Touring Car Build – Part 2 – Rear Differential | CompetitionX

Tamiya TRF419XR Touring Car Build - Part 2 - Rear Differential | CompetitionX

Like most current touring cars, the Tamiya TRF419XR comes with a front spool and rear gear differential setup. The rear is a sealed unit that accepts any diff fluids; we’ll be building ours with 3K …

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Tamiya TRF419XR Touring Car Build – Part 1 – Chassis Bulkheads | CompetitionX

Tamiya TRF419XR Touring Car Build - Part 1 - Chassis Bulkheads | CompetitionX

The Tamiya TRF419XR comes with a 2.25mm lower and 2mm upper deck as standard equipment. Both are machined from high-quality carbon fiber with blue-anodized aluminum parts bolted to it. In this step, we’re going to …

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PROTOform Europa M Clear M-Chassis Body | CompetitionX

PROTOform Europa M Clear M-Chassis Body | CompetitionX

PROTOform has just announced a sexy new body for M-chassis cars – the Europa M! This body is based on the 190mm FWD Europa body, scaled down to fit the very popular M-chassis cars. It …

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ProTek RC 2S Si-Graphene + HV LiPo Stick Pack | CompetitionX

ProTek RC 2S Si-Graphene + HV LiPo Stick Pack | CompetitionX

ProTek RC has just released a new 2S stick pack battery stuffed with their HV Graphene components. Dubbed the Si-Graphene, this pack is said to provide macho power for vehicles that require a LiPo in …

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