Our picks for performance, durability, and/or appearance upgrades
Here are our accessory and hop-up picks for today’s popular vehicles that can boost performance, durability and/or appearance and leave you with a sweet custom ride.
This article was originally published in the RC Driver’s March 2016 issue.
By Paul Onarato
VEHICLE: TAMIYA TB-04R CHASSIS KIT
TYPE: 1/10-scale 4WD electric touring car kit
PRICE: $429.99 (item no. 84412)
HOP-UP: Tamiya aluminum damper stay mount
PRICE: $21.99 (54624)
Machined from aluminum, this damper stay mount is very durable and includes the necessary mounting hardware. This mount offsets the damper position, thus making a more solid damper attachment instead of using spacers.
HOP-UP: Tamiya steel bevel gears
PRICE: $16.45 (54540)
The teeth on these bevel gears for the differential are very tough thanks to their steel construction which allows you to use highpowered motor setups. One set is enough to outfit one differential.
HOP-UP: Tamiya aluminum steering arms and Tamiya aluminum steering bridge
PRICE: Arms $19.50 (54535) / Bridge $12.49 (54534)
By adding these two parts to the steering system on the TB-04R chassis, you will find increased precision and rigidity. This translates into increased steering response when used in combination with high grip tires or on high grip tracks.
Tamiya America, tamiyausa.com, (800) 826-4922