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The FWD Buggy Tamiya never Released? Seems like it to me!
So how did I come to this idea? Well, a few months ago it suddenly came to me: 'Can you make a FWD buggy by using DF01 suspension on an FF01 chassis?' Well, my next thought was: 'Why not try it out!?'
The modifications are amazingly enough not much more than that. I only needed an FF01 chassis, a full DF01 suspension set (which I got for free from TC forum member IrenL - Thanks again for the parts), DF03 upper arms, some small parts and some twitching with the shock length and setup. I fitted the wheels temporarily, but it does give the look I'm after, and therefor I might keep these wheels. The body is from a Dirt Thrasher, and will need some modification to fit over the spur gear, hence why it's not on the car yet.
What I achieved with just fitting some other parts is quite amazing to me. I now got a buggy, despite the small shock towers the front has got about the same suspension travel as a DF03 has on the front. The rear has pretty poor suspension travel for a buggy, but considering the weight is mostly on the front and I won't drive on the limits of this car, it should do fine. Plus, I with some more setting up on the rear shocks I can get more travel out of them.
Before I can test drive it, I only need to change the gearing to make it a little easier for the motor, add tie-rods and electronics, that's it! :)
PS: This car has been sold.