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Tamiya Porsche 959...... Modernised


Kpowell911

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  • Kpowell911 changed the title to Tamiya Porsche 959...... Modernised

looking forward to the finished car but just to put you right, the MF-01x is not a terrible chassis, i really like mine, it now has the Fiat 131 rally body on it running the long wheelbase

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So as stated, I intended putting this on an MF-01X. Most people use the Jimny Chassis. Brand new I can get one for £130ish and possibly sell the wheels/chassis/tyres on. However that was a bit wasteful so I tried to get a second hand chassis. I was astonished at how expensive they were. I naively expected to pick up a used roller for £50ish, but I was outbid on a few that were going for £80-100! The biggest issue with using an MF-01X is you need to run the short wheelbase which requires the short driveshaft, which is impossible to get. Hmmmm project on hold…..

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Tamiya recently announced/released the all new XM-01 Pro. Truth be told It wasnt something on my radar, but it seemed to get great feedback. I genuinely didnt pay much attention to it other than thinking it looked cool. I thought it was similar to the TT02SRX (which I own and really enjoyed building/owning). Tamiya fans seemed really excited over this new XM-01, and its rare for a completely new Chassis from Tamiya. I kept upto date, but I just thought it was a race 4WD version of Tamiya’s M Cars…… until I saw someone was mounting a Porsche 959 on theirs….. it was then I noticed this was a RALLY CAR! At this point however, it was out of stock and priced at £350ish in the UK in some places……

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On 03/07/2024 at 21:49, Kpowell911 said:

Since getting back into Tamiya’s, Ive obviously ended up on various forums and facebook groups. Ive learned so much about the history of Tamiya, and learned about some of their iconic RCs that were either before my time or not aimed at me. Astutes, Avante’s, Top Force’s, Egress’. This has obviously worn of on me, and Ive dipped my toe into this area of Tamiya too. However, as much as I love looking at my NIB Avante Black, and I adored the build of my Egress Black. I have acquired an brand new Top Force Evo and Astute 2022 TD2 with significant hop ups. I also have a runner Brushless BBX. But honestly, these arent really my cup of tea. For use, things like my Maxx or Sledge are far far more capable and useable, and I dont have the connection with Tamiya Off Roaders like I do with the touring cars. So I decided to put the Astute 2022 and Top Force Evo up for sale. The Astute Sold, funds acquired for the 959 Project. Time to so it properly!

 

I was tempted to import one but I didnt see a saving. Luckily the UK RRP seem to have been “corrected” and I found an XM-01 Pro in stock in the UK

 

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It would be interesting to see how the XM pro performs but sadly i doubt you will run it, good luck with the build

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I've been extremely ill lately, so not done any more on this =/ I'm not a scare mongering but I think its Long Covid. its really knocked me about. Im self employed so no work/no pay ( I do have an insurance policy but not one thats worth claiming on for a few days here and there), yet today for the first time in 6 years I came home sick and may not go in tomorrow =/

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