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replicating my brothers honda civic hatchback with a tamiya

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  1. kelownaCRAWL

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    This is a project I have been looking at for a long time, its a tamiya ta02 fwd , its really cool and its a roller for 270 $
    ! I have a question , is there somthing better that you guys would recomened, for my first true on road car it would be awesome to make it look like my brothers civic hatch, thx in advance

    You know what , I am not going to get the ta02 I am going to get the ff03 honda civic hatch , its a kit and I will know about it more and they are super cheap
     
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    Good luck lol
     
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    i am going to try and get the tamiya ta02 from eBay hopefully i can get it
     
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    Just make sure that your sure that you want an only fwd car.
     
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    I am sure want it to look and drive like my brothers car, I know there is different kinds of ta02, cause there is one on ebay that is fwd and since I do not have an ebay account my brothers has also been looking at them and may get one for himself too, and he knows some people that go to ioco in surrey and all of the lower mainland
     
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    Yea,I was just wondering,Because the performance maybe limited.I never driven a front wheel only car,so I wouldnt know.
    But would be cool to have the cars look like your bro's 1.1 car.
    My wife brought me a 1/6 mini cooper in from a yard sale,I think it would be cool to turn it into a hobby grade rc.
    You may be able to find those bodies in a toy section at a store,or someone may have a link on a manufacturer that
    produces them.Not sure if Tamiya makes those body's.
     
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    Ok,yea I just seen them on the FF03.Not sure if thats it,Ive seen some body's alone,but they are exspensive.
     
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    It comes with a 93 honda hatch body that fits perfectly on it and its clear so I can make it more scale, but its in australia so its has around 95 bucks in shipping so its around 267 hundred bucks, I am also wondering how it will perforn, and its rare so parts are going to be very had to find
     
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    I came up with this.

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    Ah,I see.Now I know why its so costly.The one I posted is around $135.00,Its straight outta Hong kong.
     
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    What is itthat your selling?
     
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    That things awesome might look at that too
     
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    Yea,that is on ebay outta Hong kong.
    Im not into electric.I have nitro street cars,4 of them.

    Ido love the scale realistic looks of Tamiya cars though.

    Since they are ff cars,they would be fun to rig the rear wheels up with an e-brake!
     
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    i will definitly call my brother so he can get one or two
     
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    Well the body shell Tamiya Castrol Civic hatch (EG)'s production has been periodically resumed and then halted. That's why they can become pricey, depending on when Tamiya goes making a new batch again or not. Just pray that they would. Not too sure on the kit version though. The FF-03 drives really well, I happened to test one and it's got some tricks in driving it, but that's probably coz I'm more of an oversteer guy. With a short amount of time though you can easily get the hang of it.
     
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    The ff03s kits are the way to go for me I think , so then I can choose my servo and systems and I am going to get a brushless system for sure
     

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