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How will you set up your TD4 Super Avante?

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Some people love the new quirky car only Tamiya can do and others can’t seem to get past the look of it. Looks like it will be popular though, but how will you set it up- box art or custom?

I’m going for a TRF styled car white, blue, fluoro pink with df03 shocks and a 10.5T tamiya brushless with a slipper. Have some pink wheels so should look good. I’ll be interested to see how it compares against the top force as I have one of these dialled in, but the TD4 looks to have good handling traits from the running videos I’ve seen.

 

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I am not getting one, but if I did it would def not be boxart. Even an all over metallic blue and original style Avante stickers would look better. I think it could look really good if it wasn't for the colour scheme.👍 Just my opinion of course. 

James.

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13.5t brushless, slipper, cv joints front and rear and BRG with yellow stripe down centre of shell. May also paint see through panels as well. Chrome edges to yellow wheels. AKA 1960’s Lotus 49 May even open up the cockpit?

and TD2 will be red gold and white Gold leaf colours 

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When I eventually get a TD4 (kind of hoping I'd get a deal on one....🤞), I'm thinking I'd go a slipper, tungsten carbide diff balls, Schumacher black wheels and a black body, for the 'murdered out' look (maybe white mudguards..🤔

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I'm going to sidestep the issue altogether by getting a rerelease original Avante which won't require paint tricks to make it look better...because it already does. Then I'll wait for the next body variant to come out on the TD4 chassis and hope it looks better. Sorry, kidding, that sounds harsh. Legitimately (I do love Tamiya's interesting, fresh new chassis direction on this), I am curious to see what other members come up with. Personally, I hope someone does @InsaneJim69's all metallic blue scheme suggestion as that's what I'd lean towards.  

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Just going to replace the body with something else, most likely from Sabula Tech. There’s enough leftover body mount points to make something work. Then a transverse shorty LiPO will open up the front end for a more conventional electronics setup. Just going brushed at first, with a cheap 27t and an HW 1060, and am installing Yeah racing dampers. That’ll be fast enough for me. I expect the ship date to get bumped out a few months, but they’ll get here eventually. I was about to give up on the TD4, but changed my mind.

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I’ve resided myself to never being able to get a TRF503 so I’m treating the TD4 as the most current high end Tamiya I can get.

As such I’m going for an MS style paint job with big bore aeration shocks, all the hops ups available (except the gear diffs), ceramic balls, and other blue parts that fit. This is going to be my “bling” but functional race car. Not decided if I’ll leave the shock window clear of paint over it yet though… probably paint over it.

I’ve got a 5.5T XERUN V10 waiting to go in with I think a 15T steel pinion. I’ve got down to 13T up to 23T at hand to change it depending on how she runs.

This is my first foray into brushless so I didn’t want to get a 10 or 13T motor and then wish I’d bought lower so for this based on the manual stating it was good for 4WD modified class and figured I could dial it down if needed ? I’m used to driving a SuperStock TZ brushed and wanted something with more pep.

I also need to source a LiPo or I might try LiFe battery.

As with all my cars I’m also getting a second body shell that I’ll do box art.

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I'll wait until it's on sale, for as long as it takes. Once that happens, it will be painted with blue switched to black and become a Tamiya "The Wasp". Will ditch the Super Avante stickers and create new ones.

TD-4 Black2.jpg

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On 11/7/2021 at 12:44 AM, OoALEJOoO said:

I'll wait until it's on sale, for as long as it takes. Once that happens, it will be painted with blue switched to black and become a Tamiya "The Wasp". Will ditch the Super Avante stickers and create new ones.

TD-4 Black2.jpg

****, that's much nicer, although I'd also paint in the clear bits. I really wish Tamiya could give a few more official paint jobs/options. They'd probably sell more as some people would need to have one of each colour.

Simple alt colour scheme on the pack of packet, and perhaps some optional decals for the new colour system.

 

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I'm not a huge fan of yellow. So, I may switch the yellow wheels with blue (54681, 54682) or white wheels (53089, 53086). I'll adjust the paint scheme too. Probably, blue/white/silver. I've already purchased the 54993 shocks. I have the 22031 slipper on order. I have a TBLE-04s and a Sport Tuned motor waiting for it too. I know that's not a particularly hot setup but should be plenty fast for my small backyard track. If I do take it a real track, I'll pull a brushless setup out of one of my other cars.

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11 hours ago, Nikko85 said:

I really wish Tamiya could give a few more official paint jobs/options. They'd probably sell more as some people would need to have one of each colour.

Simple alt colour scheme on the pack of packet, and perhaps some optional decals for the new colour system.

I hope Tamiya hears this great input. It would be a win-win. It would really help getting people onboard by offering multiple options plus indeed the collectors that would build one of each.

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