Model Number: 58299
Four wheel independant double wishbone
Graphite upper & lower plates
49283 TBe3 Surikarn Limited
1,440g (incl servo, CPR, Battery & motor)
1/10 Touring Car
front:24mm Type A, molded inserts
Rear:24mm Type A, molded inserts
Strictly speaking, this is not an 'Evolution' of the TB genre, its a whole new metamorphorsis!! This new car shares very few parts if at all with the earlier Evo I/II.
Essentially its a shaftdriven TRF414M. Suspension arms and locating hardware are all taken off the 414/TA04 and everything is fully adjustable. As per 414, the lower mounting points are independent (no bulkheads!) and can be moved to accomodate rollcentre adjustment.
New-design diff housings front and rear make the bulkbeads redundant, so now they're absent - for a 40g weight saving. New-style 'compact' ball-diff at rear and a one-way unit upfront as before.
EvoIII's pizza box contains:
Full Ball Bearings (not Blue-sealed though, only steel-shielded)
2.5mm Thick Carbon Lower & Upper Frame
2.5mm Thick Carbon Front/Rear Carbon Damper Stay
2.5mm Thick Carbon Body Mount Stay
2.0mm Thick Carbon Battery Plate
Aluminum Spur Holder & 2.5mm Thick Carbon Spur Stopper
2.5mm Thick Carbon Steering Linkage Connector
Aluminum Suspension Mount
Aluminum Motor Mount
Aluminum Propeller Shaft
TRF Dampers (Fluorine coated)
Aluminum Servo Stays
Unique Ball Diff with Delrin outdrives
One-Piece Front One-Way Unit
Front/Rear Stabilizers (3 types)
TA04 Hard Suspension Arms
Clamp Type Aluminum Wheel Hub
Front/Rear Universal Shaft (rebuildable type!)
Aluminum Motor Heat Sink mount
Medium Narrow Racing Slick Tyres (A Type)
Also appearing is Tamiya's latest anodosing colour on all alloy parts... don't know what they call it, but certain owners refer to it as 'Pandan (pandanus) green'.
All of the TRF team seem to have started racing the EvoIII in recent months with good success.
-Thailand ITC Championship Feb 21-23, 2003
-German Indoor Championship April 9-13, 2003
-YamaYama Cup Japan
-2003 Reedy Touring Car Race of Champions