RTR Pajero Rally Sports (CC)
Model Number: 57701




shaft drive full time 4WD, 2 geardiffs


Double wishbone front, 4-link rigid rear axle, coilover friction shocks

Chassis Description

XC, tub chassis with integrated main and front gearing

Body Type



RS 540


195 mm


428 mm

Wheel Base

242 mm

Tread Front

160 mm

Tread Rear

160 mm


2150 g




front:88x33 mm
Rear:88x33 mm

Tamiya came up with the RTR XB Pajero Rally Sports after the XC (CC) series has been discontinued. To accomodate costs for the included 27 MHz 2 channel radio, Tamiya chosed to downgrade the initial design of the cross country series. The oilfilled dampers from the kits have been replaced by simple friction type dampers, and the ABS hardbodies gave way to the rally type lexan body.

All in all the character of this class of vehicle remained mostly, and a XB Cross Country is easy to upgrade to the accustomed state of the art.



8/24/2005 4:15:00 PM

i think this model is great for any tamiya beginner. it's a lot of fun and with a few modifications, can be turned into a serious off road machine. it is fast out of the box, but because it's tall, it rolls very easily, and those mirrors are better taken off. i think the weak part is the gearbox, the plastic gears can be damaged easily.

tips for a new buyer? buy an esc, lock the diffs, take off the mirrors and try and keep mud out of the motor!


8/27/2003 11:48:02 PM

I really wanted an car with an XC chassis that I could use as it was intended, I didn't want to use the Isuzu Mu I fought long and hard for on Ebay, despite it being definitely a runner and no shelf queen, but after all the work I put into it, I just couldn't go off roading with the Mu.
A couple of days later the buy it now button was twinkling away and I just couldn't resist. Just over a week later the Parcel force man arrived with a big box under his arm.

Within about 4 hours of the XB Pajero arriving I had taken the body off along with all the mounting hardware and fitted it all to the Isuzu Mu chassis, the chassis in question had been fitted with every hop up I had that would fit it. The list includes full bearings, aluminium shocks, 2 diff locks, lightweight king pins, aluminium wheel hexes, 27 turn stock motor, aluminium motor heat sink etc. This level of hop up mania isn't necessary on the XB for serious fun, but I had the parts lying round and my rekindled XC enthusiasm kicked in big time.

So, with the chassis well and truly sorted, the new XB Pajero body mounted and all the radio transferred and battery packs charged I headed for my favourite off road spot.

The car excelled my every expectation; I had previously only driven one of these cars very gently round the house and once or twice outside.
The ability of this car was amazing, with excellent grip, amazing axle articulation and it simply looks great on the move.

If you are tempted by the XC chassis series of cars I would highly recommend one of these, they are obtainable with a little research, all the hop ups from the original XC cars fit. The one downside of buying an XB version is that they don't come with diff locks or oil shocks. Of course, if you buy the G parts tree for an XC car for the diff locks they fit, I also believe that the friction shocks can be converted to oil with the addition of a few Tamiya parts.

I recently managed to get another XB Pajero in a trade and have run this car that is almost standard, the car handles well and the lack of hop ups doesn't really show until your pushing it off road, it is still great fun. With this addition the XC total is now 2 Mu's and 2 XB Pajero's. I have been well and truly bitten by the scale 'off roading' bug and I foresee more XC based purchases.