Tamiya (re-)released a 1/10 scale RC Castrol 185

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Tamiya (re-)released a 1/10 scale RC Castrol 185

Postby Meurz » Sat Nov 07, 2009 9:05 pm

Not exactly the same as the discontinued models, but still nice. I assume they've used the same mold/body so I think I need one as static model. Or two. :D

^ Obviously the body should be lowered a hole or two on the body supports for stance. 8)

This Castrol Celica was a highly competitive World Rally Championship race car. On the way to winning the 1994 WRC Manufacturers' Championship, team driver Didier Auriol drove the Celica to three wins, along with two 2nd and one 3rd place podium finishes.

This is a 1/10 R/C assembly kit of the Castrol Celica.
Suspension system has plenty of suspension stroke allowing dynamic driving on both on-road and off-road surfaces. Rally tires included.
Shaft driven 4WD chassis with longitudinally mounted motor.
Features the proven DF-03 drive train with front and rear ball differentials and full ball bearings.
CVA Damper Super Mini for front and rear suspensions.
2 types of rear suspension arms allow wheelbase adjustment, enabling fitting of short wheelbase (251mm) bodies as well.
Upper arms feature threaded shafts enabling camber angle adjustments.
ESC and Type 540 motor included.
Choice of 3-gear ratios: 8.22:1, 7.90:1, 7.45:1, 7.16:1
Includes two spur gears (78T, 75T) and two pinion gears (29T, 32T)
Two driver figures included.

Can be used with a variety of Option Parts, such as:
53571 TRF Damper Set (Fluorine Coated)
53949 DF-03 Lightweight Battery Stopper Pin
53953 DF-03 Front One-Way Set
53931 DF-03 Center One-Way Set
53941 DF-03 Alu. Turnbuckle Steering Rod
53792 Assembly Universal Shaft
53924 DF-03 Heat Sink Bar Set
53948 DF-03 Alu. One-Piece Propeller Cup Joint
53925 DF-03 Slipper Clutch Set (Includes a 85T spur gear that can not be used.)

(unless stated differently above)



At the moment 170 USD on eBay: http://shop.ebay.com/?_from=R40&_trksid=m38&_nkw=Tamiya+92200

More pics: http://www.etamiya.com/shop/tamiya-92200-110-rc-4wd-castrol-celica-toyota-celica-gtfour-rc-3993-montecarol-rally-winner-rally-ready-df03-ra-chassis-kit-p-90013627.html

Contents of box video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mhAMxfAJSA
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Postby YerRandO » Sat Nov 07, 2009 10:10 pm

Almost bought the discontinued model used a few months back but the guy wanted too much for it, but I was still very tempted!

Is it just me or does it look like a $10 home depot lip on the front of that thing? :lol:
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Postby AM90ALLTRAC » Fri Nov 13, 2009 6:11 pm

If you mean the grey/Black lip under the front bumper that is the chassis' foam bumper for protection... The body should sit lower or the foam bumper should be shaved higher so it doesn't show.
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Postby smog7 » Sat Nov 14, 2009 12:11 am

that is pretty damn cool
my car doesn't leak oil, it just marks its territory
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Postby Speedricer » Sat Nov 14, 2009 2:51 am

I want one....that is pretty damn cool
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Postby schmooot » Sat Nov 14, 2009 4:11 am

Tamiya makes excellent quality r/c kits......compared to others like traxxas and HPI, but you definitely pay for it

The hobby store I work at can bring that one in, they retail for around $300 bones though. <shameless plug>www.interiorhobbies.com</shameless plug>

We can also get the RTR version, which is very similar but is ready-to-run, minus batteries. Here are the specs for it
This is the 1/10 scale electric powered, radio controlled, ready to run
Tamiya Castrol Celica '93 On-Road Car.

FEATURES: Chassis: TT-01 type E with shock tower now molded separately from
the gear case covers and new upper deck with transponder mount
new A parts (Uprights) made of polycarbonate plastic material
new D parts (upper deck, motor cover and more) made of fiberglass-
reinforced nylon material
Drive: Four wheel shaft drive
Motor: 540 size with pre-attached leads
Radio: Tamiya Expec 2-ch pistol grip
Electronic Speed Control: Tamiya TEU-101BK, TAMM3194
Shocks: Friction, not oil-filled, composite body
Gearbox: Sealed front and rear
Differentials: Bevel gear
Transmission: Single speed
Tires: Radial type 1.02" (26mm) wide, 2.48" (63mm) diameter
Wheels: Five spoke plastic, white in color 1.02" (26mm) wide, 2.04"
(52mm) diameter
Body: Lightweight polycarbonate trimmed and painted
Bumpers: Foam front bumper
Suspension: Four wheel independent double wishbone
Camber: Non-adjustable, camber refers to the angle of the tops of the
tires from vertical when viewed from front or behind vehicle
Steering Tie Rods: Fixed non-adjustable, caster/toe-in refers to the
angle of the front suspension when viewed from the side of the car
in relation to the chassis
Steering: Bell-crank TA-05 type with servo saver
Servo Saver: Included

INCLUDES: Tamiya Castrol Celica '93 540 motor, electronic speed control,
painted and trimmed body, tires, foam bumper, wheels, 19 tooth
pinion gear, 61 tooth spur gear, instructions, decals and 2-ch

REQUIRES: Battery: 6-cell stick pack with standard connector
Charger: AC/DC Timed or Peak for 6-cell battery
Building and track equipment

Length: 15.6" (397mm)
Width: 6.8" (172mm)
Height: 5.5" (140mm)
Length: 17.6" (447mm)
Width: 7.1" (180mm)
Height: 4.5" (115mm)

COMMENTS: This model does not include the LED light unit as stated on Tamiya's

For Replacement or to Upgrade to Ball Bearings use:
Qty. Size Location Qty. Bearing Set
12 5x11mm front & rear diff gears, hubs 6-DTXC1547
4 8X12mm front & rear diff gears 2-DTXC1597

I probably shouldn't be disclosing this info but the cost from our dealer for either is $165USD, I personally can net one for under $200 using my employee discount but it looks like ebay is the cheapest you will find them anywhere
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Postby AM90ALLTRAC » Sun Nov 15, 2009 1:14 am

Anyone who wants one just for the "looks" and drive around for fun should just get any 4wd 1/10 scale r/c chassis set... a lot of older models can be had on Ebay for ~$100... sometimes less. Then just order the Alltrac bodyset, Look up Yokomo brand "tuner/drift" rims (i'm getting me some Enkei RPF1's) and HPI real style licensed "Drift" tires (Falken Azenis here) or Tamiya Rally block and you're all set to go!!!
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Postby esracing » Sat Nov 21, 2009 2:29 am

Mine will be here wensday 200 us .I wish they will bring the st165 back I had one back in 91 and trashed the body I'm kicking my self now for doing that
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