Tamiya TRF417 V5 Premium Package Chassis Kit

Dec 03, 2012 1 Comment by

This new car is loaded with great features like a new carbon fiber upper and lower deck, one-piece aluminum servo mount, and aeration dampers to help maximize traction. Check out these features and more in the press release below:

The MACH Circuit in Heemstede, the Netherlands played host to the seventh biennial IFMAR ISTC World Championships from July 26th-28th. Of course, Tamiya Racing Factory (TRF) was in the thick of the action and when all was said and done, TRF driver Jilles Groskamp and his TRF417X was crowned the champion. Not only was this Tamiya’s third consecutive victory at this prestigious event, it also brought its total IFMAR touring car title count to five (2002, 2004, 2008, 2010, 2012).

The TRF417 V5 premium package edition kit brings enhancements used during the world championship to customers around the world who choose to race the best touring car platform on the planet.

Special features unique to the TRF417WX:

  • Newly designed carbon fiber upper (2.0mm thick) and lower (2.25mm thick) decks feature refined shapes to provide optimum roll flexibility.
  • Newly-designed one-piece aluminum servo mount is secured to the chassis by one side (inner side) only so as to not jeopardize chassis flexibility.
  • Newly-designed aeration dampers help maximize traction.
  • Front and rear carbon fiber damper stays (3.5mm thick) have redefined damper attachment positions.
  • Front direct coupling is equipped with steel cup joints and coupled with Double-Cardan drive shafts to provide efficient, smooth power transfer.
  • Rear gear differential features steel diff joints and swing shaft protectors.

Specifications:

Scale: 1/10 scale
Construction type: assembly kit
Terrain use: on-road
Drive-train: 4WD
Drive type: belt
Drive line: universal
Differential type: sealed oil filled gear and Spool
Suspension: fully independent double wishbone
Steering mechanism: bell-crank
Shock damper: oil-filled damper
Shock damper material: aluminum
Tire type: not inluded
Tire tread: n/a
Body material: n/a
ESC: not included
ESC type: N/A
LED Light buckets: no
LED lights: no
Motor type: not included
Bearings: shielded ball bearing
Chassis material: carbon fiber plate
Sticker material: n/a
Internal gear ratio:
Adjustable camber: yes
Adjustable toe angles: front and rear
Adjustable ride height: yes
Adjustable gear ratio: yes
Adjustable wheelbase: yes
Adjustable track width: yes
Adjustable shock angle: yes

Requires:

7.2 battery & charger, radio gear, servo, receiver, wheels, tires, body set, motor, and ESC.

42240 1/10 R/C TRF417 V5 Premium Package Chassis Kit
Availability: December
MSRP: $1138.00

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