MRE Nitro TA-02 Conversion

model  88887:  Any Tamiya RC Model not listed.    [ click here for more Any Tamiya RC Model not listed.s ]
status  New built
date entered  1/10/2014 2:43:57 PM
description  This is a bit of a rarity and I haven't seen another quite like this one that uses an MRE kit. I generally only see the Thunder Tiger version.
This is an MRE of Japan Nitro conversion kit for the Tamiya TA-02 chassis. I picked this up in Japan and set about building it into a model. I built up the front and rear gearboxes for the TA-02 and then mated them with the alloy chassis set.

The chassis set has Japanese hand written instructions but nothing that really tells you what parts to use where. The plate is drilled to fit the old style Kyosho fuel tank so that's what I had to find. I coupled it with a NIB O.S. 12CV-X engine to give it the required look. The wheels are the solid metal Tamiya optional ones.

Tamiya Hop-Ups

42102 TRF Special Damper 4PCS
84084 4mm Flange Nut
53325 TA03 Aluminum Knuckle arms
53326 1/10 Touring Car Aluminum Front Hub Carrier
53308 Aluminum Servo Stay
53157 Aluminum King Pins
53140 Touring Car/FWD Aluminum Spoke Wheels (2 Pairs)
53642 5mm Aluminum ball connector (blue)

Non Tamiya Hop Ups

GPM Alloy Rear Gearbox Cover
GPM Alloy Rear uprights
Full Bearing set
Eagle racing Tamiya TRF pink damper options
Kyosho Fuel Tank
KOSE rear suspension tower brace
O.S. Max 12CV-X Nitro Engine
Hope you like it.
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robertoro  3/13/2015 6:42:37 PM
top job, very cool, you have tested this car ??? i`m not sure if work propely, in my opinion the gears break easily !!!!

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scollins  1/13/2014 5:01:42 AM
A++++ thumbs up

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kontemax  1/11/2014 1:40:28 PM

acprc  1/11/2014 9:04:37 AM
Thanks. I have a few more bits to do to it I think as there are a few more Tamiya hop-ups I would like to fit. I also want to put body posts on as I think it helps with the look.
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Pintopower  1/11/2014 8:17:33 AM
As a TA02 admirer, I love it.

acprc  1/10/2014 9:43:28 PM
A nice set of carbon or Frp shock towers would finish it off I think
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ModifiedMan  1/10/2014 8:19:07 PM
You've done a great job with this! Looks lovely!!

acprc  1/10/2014 7:52:14 PM
The wheelbase is much longer than standard.
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gozone  1/10/2014 6:47:46 PM
Lovely conversion, and a nice way to get around the somewhat 'fragile' original motormount.. Looks like it has a very long wheelbase to me?

acprc  1/10/2014 6:11:22 PM
Thanks all. Another unusual nitro for the collection.
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KEV THE REV  1/10/2014 5:51:24 PM
That looks stunning Adam

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Plopes  1/10/2014 3:17:41 PM
I Love it.

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Poul_F  1/10/2014 3:16:22 PM
Another great find ! I love these conversions. It even looks like it ill work with ta01 rear arms flipped forward, for the taisan bodyset. I just bought one of the thunder tiger conversions, and i am converting it to short wheelbase.


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