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Review: Tamiya TA07 Pro Touring Car

Tamiya’s TA07 Pro is the newest in a long line of budget onroaders geared to those wanting the thrill of onroad racing without having to shell out the big bux for a high-end TC. However, this car has seen some serious potential on the track, with more and more drivers gravitating from their current Tamiya rides over to this new …

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Tamiya TA07 Pro Build Part 10 – Wheels / Body Mounts / Battery Tray

The Build – Part 10 The final step in the Tamiya TA07 Pro build are the tires, wheels, body mounts and final battery tray assembly. The battery tray will be the oddest to build as it has to conform to the strange upper deck, but the final result is extremely sturdy. And just like that, you’ve got a completed Tamiya …

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Tamiya TA07 Pro Build Part 9 – Electronics

Tamiya TA07 Pro Build Part 9 - Electronics

The Build – Part 9 Being a ‘Pro’ kit, the Tamiya TA07 Pro doesn’t come with any electronics, not even the Tamiya ESC or Mabuchi motor. That’s fine as this is a race-level kit and not including those helps keeps the price down. It also allows the builder to drop in any electronics they want. We’ll be installing some Futaba …

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Tamiya TA07 Pro Build Part 8 – Shocks

Tamiya TA07 Pro Build Part 8 - Shocks

The Build – Part 8 One area Tamiya has the edge on the competition and that’s their amazingly smooth shocks. The TA07 Pro comes with a full set of TRF dampers – an awesome addition that racers will love! The shocks are done! Clean up your mess and let’s get to the next section – the electronics! Tamiya TA07 Pro …

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Tamiya TA07 Pro Build Part 7 – Knuckles / Rear Hubs

Tamiya TA07 Pro Build Part 7 - Knuckles / Rear Hubs

The Build – Part 7 As mentioned earlier, Tamiya uses TRF419 suspension parts on the TA07 Pro. In addition, universal drive shafts are located at all four corners as are blue aluminum ball ends and spacers. High-quality bearings are also used for super smooth rolling action. Before moving on, make sure the suspension moves freely up and down. When you’re …

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Tamiya TA07 Pro Build Part 6 – Steering

Tamiya TA07 Pro Build Part 6 - Steering

The Build – Part 6 Tamiya’s TA07 Pro uses a bearing-equipped, dual-bellcrank steering system as well as TRF blue turnbuckles and aluminum ball ends. These are nice upgrades for this level of touring car. Another super easy step, right? Again, do a quick check to make sure the steering swings freely and let’s move on to the next step. Tamiya …

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Tamiya TA07 Pro Build Part 5 – Motor Mount / Drive Belt

Tamiya TA07 Pro Build Part 5 - Motor Mount / Drive Belt

The Build – Part 5 In this step we’ll be attaching the motor mount assembly, installing the front and rear diffs as well as the single serpentine drive belt. Tamiya has designed the TA07 Pro to allow three different mounting positions for the motor mount; we’ll be using the furthest back position to start. That was a pretty easy step, …

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Tamiya TA07 Pro Build Part 4 – Differentials

Tamiya TA07 Pro Build Part 4 - Differentials

The Build – Part 4 Tamiya has included a pair of fluid-filled gear differentials with the TA07 Pro. They work great and include high-quality internal pieces and a gasket to prevent leaking. Did you make a mess with the diffs? No? Great! Let’s attach the motor mount and add the drive belt. Tamiya TA07 Pro Build – Part 1 – …

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Tamiya TA07 Pro Build Part 3 – Motor Mount

Tamiya TA07 Pro Build Part 3 - Motor Mount

The Build – Part 3 The motor mount assembly on the Tamiya TA07 Pro is quite unique. It has three different possible mounting positions, allowing for three very different handling options. To accommodate this, a single, serpentine belts is used, wrapping its way around a series of pulleys. Looking good! Let’s move on to the differentials. Tamiya TA07 Pro Build …

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Tamiya TA07 Pro Build Part 2 – Front Suspension

Tamiya TA07 Pro Build Part 2 - Front Suspension

The Build – Part 2 The front suspension build is up next, also pulled from the TRF419. The assembly is very similar to the rear suspension and we’ll be including the steering posts here as well. Part 1 of the front suspension complete. Next up is the motor mount and spur gear assembly. Tamiya TA07 Pro Build – Part 1 …

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