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I would like all kits to come with the appropriate engine position and driven wheels if they are based on an actual car. Obviously things like Kongheads, buggies, etc, are exempt from this rule!

They are primarily a model company after all.

 

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58 minutes ago, lsear2905 said:

I would like all kits to come with the appropriate engine position and driven wheels if they are based on an actual car. Obviously things like Kongheads, buggies, etc, are exempt from this rule!

They are primarily a model company after all.

 

To be fair this does already happen quite a bit. You have 4WD rally cars, buggies, trucks, etc, and several FF cars that have FF bodies.

It's understandable that they can't do too much about the many RWD bodies, since getting a 1/10th touring car to handle well with an FR setup would be nearly impossible. If you don't believe me, take the front diff out of an XV01 and see what happens :lol:

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2 hours ago, Boomstick said:

A Blackfoot that doesn't toss dogbones...

Actually something along these lines is a good shout. A WT02 that ditched the front gearbox option from the WT01 so it has front kick up and shorter wheelbase - say 260ish, with inserts like an M-chassis to lengthen or shorten wheelbase. Tall shock tower option for CVA 87mm short shocks instead of mini shocks on the wide arms would give them a whole raft of options for rugged, cheap, fun, fairly scale looking trucks. Use that lovely big, square, front mounted battery tray from the GF01 for proper batteries. How about the centre servo from the DT03? Simple, works great, existing parts, and easy to integrate into a chassis. All the hop ups, wheel and tyres available for Comicals and GF01 would fit, and with the exception of the front chassis extension and shock towers it's all existing - but importantly, tough, cheap and good - Tamiya parts. 

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D90 in a hard body. Lexan is too flimsy for attachments like a tow hitch. 

 

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5 hours ago, simalarion said:

But i would have nowhere to drive it:spacer.png

If they ever release Colin CHapmans finest I wouldnt want to drive it. That has glass protected shelfer written all over it 

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For me it has to be a new buggy range like the TA/TRF treatment for onroad. A new DB03/DN02 and TRF5XX and TRF2XX. Preferably just like how they do the onroad, tried and true TRF for competitive and some innovation in the DB/DN cars with a clear upgrade path for the cheaper ones.

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Mine is a simple suggestion, all kits to come with beerings and CVA shocks.

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I'd like a front motor mounted rwd touring car with a Q8 Sierra Sapphire cosworth body

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4 minutes ago, DayRider said:

Mine is a simple suggestion, all kits to come with beerings and CVA shocks.

That would make a difference, but mean that I won't have my massive stock of bearings that if valued in 1980s dollars are a house deposit. 

It would be nice if all shocks went up a level, friction to CVA, CVA to alloy

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15 hours ago, J@mes said:

I’d like to see a licensed film vehicle series, too many to chose: 


Jeep from Jurassic Park

M577APC from Aliens

Ford Falcon from Mad Max

DB5 from Goldfinger

DeLorean from back to the future

 

If you’re doing licensed film vehicles, Tamiya already makes a nice Beetle shell or 3, get with Disney and get some Herbie licenses. 
 

Also any of the Bob Sharp Racing Datsuns 

especially the 510.

 

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I'd love to see a rere ta03 trf of some sort.. or a re re david jun ta03.. 

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I want a 4wd rerelease buggy kit from hotshot /  terrascorcher family with better plastic/ carbon reinforced plastic and all modern upgrade parts / modification - frp, diffs, metal pinion/gear, metal propeller shaft, square lipo battery fit, aluminum parts, oil shocks, etc -  that could withstand modern electrical technologies, all inside 1 kit box.

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For me:

1. Obvious but re-release the last SRB- it’s so easy all the parts are there- forget the Ford sponsorship- they would make money

2. Blazing blazer as per prev posts as an entry level 3 speed

3. Scale bodies ++ particularly for the CC02 chassis to really give it some presence in the scaler world (jeep jl, land cruiser, raptor, even performance SUV like Uris would be fun!) 

4. as rtr is taking over for bashing the market for Tamiya is really the builders. We like quality and engineering and realism. There is no excuse not to have full ball race and oil shocks in every kit

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9 hours ago, Wetman said:

If they ever release Colin CHapmans finest I wouldnt want to drive it. That has glass protected shelfer written all over it 

You kidding? I would drive the you-know-what out of that. Then build a second one for a shelfer.

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On 3/10/2021 at 1:22 PM, Mad Ax said:

A Tamiya Class 2 scale truck.  One that is actually scale.  Front-mounted motor, high-quality scale plastic mouldings, metal links.  Basically an SCX10-III with a Tamiya badge on it.

Agree with this. 
Also, I know it’s kind of niche, but something akin to the HPI Wheely King but with a Tamiya badge. 
Solid axle,, 4wd , scale , but smaller than the Clod.  Basically something longer wheelbase than the GF01, but smaller than a clod . 
Almost like a solid axle MP or Lunchbox , in fact those shells could be fitted to them.  They could call it the Lunchbox 2 
Also, like the Wheely King, it could be sold to be set up as either a Monster Truck or a crawler .

 

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Dream kits. Let's see...

XV-01R SW - short wheelbase, fully upgraded and release it with old-school hatch bodies like the Corolla WRC and Renault Clio

FF-05R - As @ThunderDragonCy had mentioned, an FF-05 with tub chassis. But I want it in R version. All carbon reinforced plastic parts, CF shock towers and motor brace, DCJ, TRF SSBB shocks, aluminium bits, fully upgraded gear diff with steel gears and aluminium cover, aluminium steering set, aluminium turnbuckles with TRF 420 style tie rods, etc. This is to skip over spending on upgrades and buy the kit already hopped-up out of the box.

Wild One 2022 - A Wild One upgraded with carbon fiber shock towers, carbon reinforced plastic for the tub chassis, roll cage, suspension arms. Re-designed ball bearing steering set, new set of TRF style buggy shocks, aluminium wheels hexes, universal steel shafts, oil sealed gear differential, battery bay for Lipo. Hard plastic body, aluminium roof, aluminium servo mount, 

 

 

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I can't remember who made this picture originally (simensays perhaps from the number plate) - so full credit to them. But this is my dream kit: an old school metal 3-speed FJ40 hardbody - ideally a short wheelbase version.

 

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I would love to have a Subaru SVX body shell for a TT02. That and a Sileighty body that i like to be back in stock or even an LANEVO VII TT02 body.

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On 3/11/2021 at 8:16 PM, Sweatpants said:

I'd love to see a rere ta03 trf of some sort.. or a re re david jun ta03.. 

Me too, and I’ve mentioned this before in other threads, as I was hoping, given 2021 marks the 25th Anniversary of the release of the first ever TA03 (TA03F-Pro Chassis, # 58177), that Tamiya would do a hopped up ‘TA03 anniversary special’ this year, like they did with the TA02SW Jagermeister and Black Porsche specials.

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On 3/10/2021 at 5:29 PM, Tamiyabigstuff said:

Some British tanks in the 1/16 R/C range would be nice.

Challenger 2. I'd buy that. That was my aim to work on and with when I was serving.

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1 hour ago, TwistedxSlayer said:

I'd like to see a front motor RWD chassis from Tamiya. Shaft driven.

With a solid rear axle!!!

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10 hours ago, Busdriver said:

With a solid rear axle!!!

And a MK2 escort body ;)

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