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2016 Design projects

Summary of the 2016 design and development activities.

Further improving the FWD platforms from Tamiya. 2016 was mainly used for the development of the 2017 FWD project car. Design and development work during may to june. The car had a lot of testing and setup work put into it during august to the end of september. After around of 3000 laps of testing the end result is a car that is 0,3 seconds a lap faster than the previous fwd chassis. The car is clearly easier to drive and more consistent. Detailed car presentation here:

Tamiya FF04 X Tech spec:

Tamiya 211XM 4 gear transmission, TRF 419X steering system, rear suspension and dampers. New carbon fiber main chassis, top deck, front and rear damper mounts. FF04 rear bulkhead. VBC rollbar mount.

3Racing Civic MK9 Body
Muchmore Fleta 17.5T Brushless Motor
Muchmore Impact FD2 Li-Po 5000mAh/7.4V 110C Shorty.




January 28, 2017 at 10:38 am

Tamiya FF-04 with TRF 211XM 4 gear transmission component design

Design work of the carbon fibre main chassis, top deck and front damper mount on the Tamiya FF-04 with a TRF 211XM 4 gear transmission, the 2016 test car

Read details about the car here

Video of track testing in september 2016

First impressions: Better traction, stability, braking and more precise on the track.

FF-04 TRF 211XM 4 gear transmission



December 6, 2015 at 11:56 am

Tamiya FF03EVO New front suspension

Got frustrated with the Tamiya FF03 EVO laydown front suspension so I designed and built a normal FF type front suspension. To be track tested soon.

Tamiya FF03 EVO with standard type front suspension

Tamiya FF03 EVO with standard type front suspension

Tamiya FF03 EVO New front suspension

Tamiya FF03 EVO New outboard front suspension

May 19, 2014 at 11:31 pm

Tamiya 417FF First test

Everything worked without any problems. The handling is good and the XV-01 gearbox is very silent. It seems the car will have less front tyre wear than the Huge FF-11 but more testing is needed to get a better understanding of it. It has a lot of steering and is very responsive because of the TRF417 steering system. I think the car worked better than expected and feels quite a lot different compared to a Huge FF-11.

Tamiya 417FF First test

Tamiya 417FF First test

August 25, 2013 at 10:08 pm

TRF 417FF Technical details

Motor position moved to the rear by using the Tamiya XV-01 gearbox. It is moved 6 mm to the rear compared to a Huge FF-11.

417FF Motor position.

417FF Motor position

417FF Motor position

Huge FF-11 Motor position

Huge FF-11 Motor position

Less front overhang to be able to run lower front ride height. 417FF have 30 mm less front chassis overhang.

417 FF Front overhang 45 mm. But the motor is 3 mm higher.

417FF  front overhang

417FF front overhang

Huge FF-11 front overhang 75 mm.

FF-11 Front overhang

FF-11 Front overhang

Huge FF-11 and 417 FF. More compact front end on the 417 FF.

Huge FF-11 and 417FF

Huge FF-11 and 417FF

August 25, 2013 at 12:41 am

Presenting the Tamiya 417FF

The Tamiya 417FF / XV is ready.

Next step is to lower the motor as much as possible and shakedown test…IMG_2430

Ready for first test.417FF TR

August 7, 2013 at 9:39 pm

Building the Tamiya 417FF

Starting building the Tamiya 417FF FWD Touring car. The custom cut main chassis and top deck arrived within 9 days from : ) All the other parts needed to build this are Tamiya TRF 417 v5 and  XV01TC Pro standard parts. All fit together nicely so far : )Tamiya 417FF Central battery positiontop view std batt posRight side battery position also possible for testing different weight distributions and to balance out the motor that is mounted slightly to the leftRight side battery position

July 25, 2013 at 11:04 pm

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