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  1. Or 2-3 sets of vqs hi caps Big Bores are the best looking though.
  2. Front end construction on the td4 looks pretty tough to me. Wonder if they will do option parts for adjusting the kick-up and caster angle.
  3. Probably worth getting this and Maybe upgrading the rear wishbone mounting balls to the hardened type. Less chance of the wishbones popping off in a shunt.
  4. Tony seems to have a steady supply of Big Bores and you are worth it… jus’ sayin’
  5. Which would mean the aeration dampers could work too. Can't help but think the stroke on the fronts would be too long, but maybe they fix it with some shorter fittings.
  6. I've got a set of VQS hi-cap shocks kicking around, reckon it will take them? The front CVAs do look short...
  7. If you think it's straight forward on the Avante too, I'm guessing you haven't done it recently :p. On the Egress it's probably easy, as the top deck doesn't get in the way of the shaft as you pull the spur out. Not so much with our friend the Avante.
  8. It's possible to get it out without complete discombobulation of the entire buggy, but it's super fiddly getting it all back together.
  9. Yeah machine screws or thread cutting screws. And they'll be fine. All the D series buggies use them with the composite plastics - it's so tough it's unlikely you could a get a self tapping screw in it without rounding the head or snapping it off or cracking the plastic itself. A thread former is essential. It's consistency when making a thread is somewhere between aluminium and steel in my experience. I agree a metal insert would be better...but not so much better that it would justify the added complexity and I don't think it's an issue of the magnitude it's being made out to be here. Should it be screws in to plastic there is previous; there are buggies with thumb screw retainers in composite plastic (e.g. TRF201/ DN01) and they seem to hold up fine in applications that need frequent removal.
  10. The chassis is glass reinforced plastic - it's closer to screwing in to metal than the cheese the vintage stuff was made from. Hence the screws are cross threads rather than self tapping.
  11. 1. TRF211XM or TRF201 (plus all variants inc. DN01) 2. Dyna Storm (and Dyna Blaster) 3. Super Astute 4. Madcap / Saint Dragon / King Cabs 5. All the DT chassis 6. Astute 7 Fox 8. Falcons 9. Striker 10.ORV 11. Gasshoppers
  12. The DB and DF chassis are generic (to a degree) and Tamiya are betting there's no market for a generic mid to top-range Tamiya buggy. A 'modern interpretation' with unique features will appeal to the larger re-re market crowd, Tamiya lifers and people who want something that isn't just another clone of whatever is successful at the moment. These people will pay a premium for something that lights their fire. Those after a generic racing buggy chassis will not.
  13. ^ looks like there will be hop up aluminium suspension mounts in the works.
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