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Tamiya DF-03 Chassis


  • Galleries: n/a
  • Introduced: 2006
  • Scale: 1/10
  • Primary use: Offroad
  • Config: MA
  • Driveline: Shaft-drive
  • Body: Polycarbonate
  • Susp. front: Wishbone
  • Susp. rear: Wishbone

Introduced in 2006 as the Dark Impact, the DF03 is a sport- or basher-level vehicle with a well thought-out design andbetter starting equipment than its predecessors, like adjustable linkages, all durable metal driveshafts, oil shocks, and standard-sized 2.2" pin tires. It sold well and a fairly good aftermarket arose to support it, including multiple stunning carbon fiber full chassis conversion kits.

Pros: Fantastic looks, smart chassis layout with very centralized weight & easy battery changes, relative low costCons: Battery compartment only accepts shotgun-shaped 6-cell packs, no slipper clutch included, proprietary spur gear

DF03 models

Model # Name Released Prebuilt? Galleries    
58370 Dark Impact 2006 No    
58380 Keen Hawk 2006 No    
58387 Avante Mk. II 2007 No