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Tamiya Touring Car Hop Ups – Four Great New Parts

Tamiya Touring Car Hop Ups - Four Great New Parts

Tamiya has released four great new parts for their line of Touring Cars; a new carbon-pattern wing, TRF damper rod guides, TA07 front suspension arms and some low-friction suspension balls. Racing Wing a The first part is this Lexan racing with printed with a carbon pattern. It’s not only functional, but stylish, and is in the ‘A’ family of wings; …

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VBC Racing FF17 1:10 Front Wheel Drive Touring Car

VBC Racing FF17 1:10 Front Wheel Drive Touring Car

While FWD Touring Cars are super popular, there are those that think these cars could be a viable racing class … me being one of them. Another company that thinks the same thing is VBC Racing; introducing the FF17! The FF17 is a 1:10 scale TC that is strickly FWD. It features an upfront motor setup that spins a full …

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XceedRC Aluminum Stand for F1, Drift and TC Tires

Xceed RC Aluminum Stand for F1, Drift and TC Tires

Tire organization in your pit or at your home workbench is not always an easy thing. Most people keep them in Tupperware tubs or cardboard boxes. Boring. Why not try out something that looks really cool? Check out this stand from XceedRC? It’s machined from aluminum and anodized for a slick finish. The kit comes with a pair of X …

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OS Speed T1202 1:10 Scale Touring Car Nitro Engine

OS Speed T1202 1:10 Scale Touring Car Nitro Engine

OS Racing has a new Nitro engine designed for 1:10 scale Touring Cars – the T1202. The T1202 sports more power in the form of torque in the low to mid-range thanks to features like a tungsten-weighted crankshaft that has been diamond-coated and silicon potted. Then there’s the low-profile carb restrictor for quick throttle response, a lighter piston for quicker …

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Tamiya Hop Ups for the TA07 Pro Touring Car

Tamiya Hop Ups for the TA07 Pro Touring Car

Tamiya has released three new upgrades for the very popular TA07 Pro Touring Car. The first item is a front one-way drive pulley set. This one-way allows the front wheels to ‘free-wheel’ when you let off the gas, allowing better turning and sharper acceleration. This item is suggested for experienced drivers as it removes the 4WD-braking benefit, causing the rear …

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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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