Saturday, June 15, 2024

3 Upgrade Ideas – Tamiya Tb-04R Chassis Kit Hop Up

Our picks for performance, durability, and/or appearance upgrades

Here are our accessory and hop-up picks for the Tamiya Tb-04R Chassis Kit that can boost performance, durability and/or appearance and leave you with a sweet custom ride.



TYPE: 1/10-scale 4WD electric touring car kit
PRICE: $429.99 (item no. 84412) http://amzn.to/2nT69mx

tamiya-tb-04r-chassis-kit-hop-up-30HOP-UP: Tamiya aluminum damper stay mount
PRICE: $21.99 (54624) http://amzn.to/2oBVNEH
Machined from aluminum, this damper stay mount is very durable and includes the necessary mounting hardware. This mount offsets the damper position, thus making a more solid damper attachment instead of using spacers.

tamiya-tb-04r-chassis-kit-hop-up-31HOP-UP: Tamiya steel bevel gears
PRICE: $16.45 (54540) http://amzn.to/2oCaGHb
The teeth on these bevel gears for the differential are very tough thanks to their steel construction which allows you to use highpowered motor setups. One set is enough to outfit one differential.

tamiya-tb-04r-chassis-kit-hop-up-29tamiya-tb-04r-chassis-kit-hop-up-28HOP-UP: Tamiya aluminum steering arms and Tamiya aluminum steering bridge
PRICE: Arms $19.50 (54535)  http://amzn.to/2oCfQD7 / Bridge $12.49 (54534) http://amzn.to/2oEyVGa
By adding these two parts to the steering system on the TB-04R chassis, you will find increased precision and rigidity. This translates into increased steering response when used in combination with high grip tires or on high grip tracks.

Tamiya America, tamiyausa.com, (800) 826-4922

By Paul Onarato

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