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TAMIYA RERE MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS TOP FORCE EVO II.
OK, so I inspired from my friend Tomas in Sweden I decided to turn my shelf queen ReRe Top Force into a runner!
The car for sure has potential as he showed us! This is what went into the build:
-Evolution carbon shock mounts front/rear
-Evolution carbon chassis and top deck - love the print on the top deck!
-3Racing alu dampers (DT02 and DB01, using the rear shocks from both). Tried with RC Damper shocks but I found the rear ones being too long.
-YR alu middle shaft and drive cups (must be shimmed a lot!)
-RC Damper alu motor mounting plate
-RC Damper universal drive shafts/joints (take away the original O-ring!)
-Tamiya Speed Tuned gear set (69T, smallest one for most speed)
-13.5 brushless (Team Orion motor, Inix ESC)
-Lots of stainless and steel hex screws, alu washers etc for a more 'pro' look. The goal was to TRF it as much as possible!
-YR ball bearing kit.
-YR alu hexes with clamp (same width as std)
-RC Damper alu uprights front + alu hex screws upper/lower
-Kyosho dish wheels. White that I dyed black and added stickers for a more F1-look
-VBC Swedish Edition slick tyres (for indoor carpet racing)
The battery is for now fixed to the chassis 1:12 style with fibreglass tape. With it off-center it balances the chassis perfectly as the motor is far off to the left side (you need a SHORTY pack in order to do this!). I checked this using the Hudy balancing tool (two stands with pointy tips). The only thing it misses vs a true Evolution is the torque splitter AFAIK. I have an optional rear sway bar on order. For the front it looks very hard to do (cannot find any original or option parts there)...
TBG repro body with Mercedes AMG Petronas livery, paint by myself. I mixed colors to get close to the Petronas green. I applied the decals first in order to get a good match paint vs stickers as this is a very 'freehand' kinda paintjob. Also added '#KeepFightingMichael' that I made myself.
Sorry that the pics are a bit dark due to very little daylight these days!
Looking forward to race it in two weeks! Comments are always welcome! Oh, and yes! I'm a big F1 fan! Thx for looking! :-)
If you liked those pictures, you should see these...
Tamiya Rere Top Force Wannabe Evolution