Tamiya Vajra 4WD Racing Truck

Aug 04, 2011 3 Comments by

This is an electric R/C assembly kit of a 4WD racing truck. The main chassis platform is a 15mm longer wheelbase version of the basic chassis of Ite 58489 Avante (2011) and is matched with 100mm diameter V-pattern block tires. The truck uses a new 2.0mm thick carbon fiber lower & upper deck. Its longer wheelbase (275mm) provides increased stability during high-speed offroad driving. The aluminum and metal trailing arm suspension from the Avante has been replaced with durable plastic suspension, as seen in the Vanquish kit (item 58076), for the Vajra.

Specifications and Features:

  • 1/10 scale R/C assembly kit
  • Shaft-driven 4WD chassis features chassis layout with longitudinally mounted motor & battery pack
  • 2.0mm thick carbon fiber double-deck
  • 2.0mm carbon plate steering rack with ball bearings
  • 4-wheel double wishbone suspension is equipped with aluminum front knuckles and durable resin/plastic suspension arms
  • Universal drive shafts (re-buildable)
  • Aluminum wheel hex hubs (clamp type)
  • Front and rear oiled-filled CVA shock units are secured to durable 3.5mm thick carbon fiber damper stays
  • Newly designed front & rear ball differentials included. Center unit is a locked direct type as opposed to the center ball diff unit seen in the Avante
  • Comes equipped with front & rear V-pattern block tires (Width/Diameter: 50/110mm)
  • 5-spoke chrome plated wheels
  • 26 Ball Bearings included
  • Front and rear bumper guards
  • Item 53779 GT-Tuned Motor (25T) included
  • Comes with polycarbonate truck body shell (Modified Super Levant body)

Note: Radio gear, ESC, battery, charger and paint are required and available separately.

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3 Responses to “Tamiya Vajra 4WD Racing Truck”

  1. Beeker says:

    I want a Vaj! It would be my first….R/C…

  2. Justin says:

    The Vajra is a nice looking machine, but it’s way overpriced and why oh why isn’t it Brushless? It seems tamiya are really missing a trick here. For £400+ GBP it should be brushless.

    It’s one for the Bling Boys I think this one. I think performance will be disappointing with the 25 turn motor in it. For something so well built you’d expect top end performance.

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