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  1. FYI I did a similar rebuild a couple years back. You can order basically all the parts from your Tamiya disbributor as Tamiya Japan still produces them in small batches. The only thing that wasn't available were the hop-ups (which are LHS item only, not distributors). Although I did not order the chassis or rods but I ended up ordering all new plastic part trees, new ball nuts/studs. Basically I ended up with a new TXT-1
  2. Sorry, I am mistaken, it's a TRF414M not the original TRF414. Sorry for the confusion. Here's a pic with my other TRF414M SSG project. All I am missing is a blue steering arms and matching steering post (and probably some other misc parts) then I can move the silver set over from the race car to the display chassis.
  3. I have yet to race it but I did prepped a race ready TRF414 with TB04 gear diffs, custom trf419 front/rear carbon damper stays (from fibre-lyte), TRF418 style front/rear arms, hubs, knuckles, DCJ on front, and etc. I just haven't had the time to try it out.
  4. I've used buyee.jp before. It's definitely not the cheapest route but if you are desparate...
  5. there's a couple on ebay else you can try the japanese auction sites
  6. The best analogy that I can come up with is bicycle gears, some comes with 18 gears. 21 gears. 24 gears. The more gears you have, the more choices you have to maximize your energy on the road you are on. If you can't notice these changes, maybe perhaps they are wasteful addition
  7. Depends on how you value tuning. Being able to adjust roll centers is invaluable when you are trying to maximize your performance during a race. Now, if you are just bashing around or you can't drive around a track without crashing into something or someone, you have bigger issues to overcome. The difference between the high performance chassis vs. the plastic chassis is the tune-ability and their ability to keep the adjustment throughout a race. The bling factor also makes it appealing to some
  8. 2x Traxxas 5458X Differentinal and Transmission Yokes (1 Pair) 2x Traxxas 5650 Center Half Shaft (1 Set) optional 2x Traxxas 5459 Rubber Driveshaft Boots (2-Pack) Everything should just fit except you'll need to dremel the transmission casing just enough so the beefier parts fits.
  9. if you open up the TA05 IFS manual where it shows the dampers being attached. the side bar should have a small description that compare a normal TA05 and TA05 IFS and how spacers added to the ball head is equivalent to changing damper positions.
  10. Generally the heavier vehicle with better traction will be better to push the snow. I would say Blizzard as the name suggested. Problem with MT is the tires and the lack of grip on packed ice/snow, unless you are attaching chains.
  11. For show car, alloy is fine but if you were to drive them, the alloy will just transfer the force to the next weakest link or even worst, bent.
  12. if you are in Canada contact Borgfeldt they can order Tamiya spare parts directly from Tamiya Japan. If you are in TamiyaUSA, check their website and contact to see if they can order spare parts. Other than that there's TRF Offroad Facebook group
  13. Thanks, I'll give it a try before shelling out more money. Somehow this truck is not as fun as the Lunchbox despite being so ...awesomely big
  14. I guess I have no choice. Should I try 1/8th scale dampers for the vertical dampers? I have the TXT2 aluminum dampers on mine which to me seems kinda of small.
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