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Tamiya DF-02 Chassis

Tamiya DF02


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  • Introduced: 2004
  • Scale: 1/10
  • Primary use: Offroad
  • Config: MA
  • Driveline: Shaft-drive
  • Body: Polycarbonate
  • Susp. front: Wishbone
  • Susp. rear: Wishbone

Losely derived from the TT-01 sedan and sharing many parts with it, the DF-02 was the first new entry-level 4WD buggy chassis from Tamiya in 14 years. It was designed with the beginner in mind and features very simple construction, and the first release in the series was actually an RTR version of the Gravel Hound. While these cars looked very "racy," though, their off-road capability was hindered by excessively low ground clearance.

Pros: Low cost, small number of parts for beginners, enclosed drivelineCons: Low ride height, very poor kit suspension settings, overly flexible center "propeller" shaft

DF02 models

Model # Name Released Prebuilt?
57723 RTR Gravel Hound XB 2004 Yes
57731 RTR Rising Storm XB 2004 Yes
57772 RTR Plasma Edge XB 2004 Yes
58328 Gravel Hound 2004 No
58334 Rising Storm 2004 No
58399 Plasma Edge 2004 No