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Old 11-02-2012, 12:32 PM
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hi guys thinking of getting a tamiya f150 1995 baja for xmas has anyone got any reviews on these trucks
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Old 11-02-2012, 02:31 PM
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hi guys thinking of getting a tamiya f150 1995 baja for xmas has anyone got any reviews on these trucks
Its a scale type truck.
packed dirt or pavement is fun.
Doesnt do well on grass or rough ground.
Awsome if you have any RC track to drive on.
Kinda the first real SCT truck. But they cant do what a slash/sc10 or simillar SCT truck does. Less clearance, less travel ect.

best vid ever of the tamiya f150 running:
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6beTnXl7P0[/youtube]
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Old 11-02-2012, 03:33 PM
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video looks like fun.
just the sound track sounds like the BGM from a 70's porn...



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Old 11-02-2012, 03:59 PM
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video looks like fun.
just the sound track sounds like the BGM from a 70's porn...



LOL, yeh.

You noticed the difference in that SCT track vs ones we see at most hobby shops today. That track is actually closer to scale. Thus it matches the abilities of the tamiya well.
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Yea, that truck is not for huge jumps, or impressive speed or power. It is kind of more akin to the actual scale capabilities of their 1:1 counterparts. A fun truck if you want pretty much total realism over bashability and flat out racing!
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a great site,many useful information!

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It's based on the Ta series chassis, very capable chassis, the buggy and this version are great on grass, sure there are bigger SCT's out there, but don't let it's sieve fool you, even the rally car version goes ok, but u really need to lift up the body with the rally car for running in grass.

There are some very fast brushless examples on YouTube, search for brushless TA02 and don't worry about what wheel/body combo they are using, it's all the same underneath.

Ive got a DF01 that I'm doing as a TA01 rally car... Can't wait to get that one finished
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thanks guys for the help
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phmaximus cant wait to see your finished project DF01 rally car will you upload pics
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Old 11-03-2012, 01:53 PM
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video looks like fun.
just the sound track sounds like the BGM from a 70's porn...



What scares me is, that you know what that sounds like..... lol. Back on topic, it looks like a great sc truck, but not completely good for racing competitively.
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Old 11-03-2012, 02:11 PM
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video looks like fun.
just the sound track sounds like the BGM from a 70's porn...



What scares me is, that you know what that sounds like..... lol. Back on topic, it looks like a great sc truck, but not completely good for racing competitively.
I used to work in a college PC lab I've seen, and heard, and seen ALL sorts of things coming from the computers, and had to tell students to stop... Its quite amazing what people will watch, and do in public.

Side note I've wanted the f150, but never could justify getting it as I got most the bases covered that it would fill. It would probably end up like my hornet as a shelf queen
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I have a few of these trucks and they are great fun. You can do some mods to make them handle better, jump better etc but they will never be a Slash or SC10. They are also considerably smaller that the modern SCT's...

I'm a huge Tamiya fan so I say buy it and run the mess out of it.

Here are a couple of pics to the old TA-02 Pre-Runner. Same truck as the F150 but with a Toyota body.




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Old 11-04-2012, 08:24 AM
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im not that keen on traxxas as for thrashing it ive got an mgt8.0 for that and im thinking off shelf queen for tamiya f150 1995 baja and blitzer beetle yet to be built
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If you are looking for scale type running and a shelf queen then you'll love the F150..
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i have one of those and of course it's modded and a shelf queen as well. it still has all the old school stuff from the last time it ranit in about '95. of course bein a chevy guy i had to have the s-10
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real neat looking truck zman5000
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Old 11-05-2012, 04:52 PM
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thanks, maybe it'll run again someday
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Mine sits broken in the garage.[&:] I just dont have time to pour more $$$ into it.
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