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Tamiya LAND CRUISER CR-01 (Due in April)

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  • Tamiya LAND CRUISER CR-01 (Due in April)

    As you guys all know, this is Tamiya's new Land Cruiser 40, based on their new CR-01 chassis. Hopefully this sheds some new light on Tamiya's first crawling-oriented rig.

    Tamiya Item Number: 58405
    Availability: April 2008
    Street Price: $299-$325 (this came from Tamiya marketing today)

    About the model:
    1/10 scale Toyota Land Cruiser 40
    New CR-01 dedicated crawler chassis features heavy-duty ladder frame with aluminum main chassis rails and plastic cross members.
    Lexan body with separately molded mirrors, turn signals and front grille (yeah, that's not a photo-realistic decal)
    New 2.2 Tamiya Vise Crawler tires designed for crawling measure 4.9 in tall x 2.2 in wide (don't confuse 2.2in width with the 2.2in wheel size)
    Comes standard with 2.2 three piece beadlock wheels
    Coil spring suspension
    Aluminum suspension arms
    Axle mounted steering servo
    Centrally located planetary gearbox with 40.5:1 final gear ratio
    540 type motor included
    Radio, ESC, servo, and battery/charger required

    The LC40's planetary gearbox comes with a 20 tooth pinion for a 40.5:1 ratio. Separately available 16-25 tooth pinion gears can be installed for gear ratios ranging from 50.6:1 to 32.4:1.

    Thanks to the compact planetary transmission that is mounted as low as possible in the chassis, the battery can also be mounted down low between the frame rails to help lower the center of gravity and maintain a nice scale appearance. Forward battery placement aids in climbing steep ascents.

    4.9 in tall x 2.2 in wide Vise Crawler tires are mounted on Tamiya's new three piece beadlock wheels (which are 2.2 size wheels...for those that missed it in the list above).

    4-link coil spring suspension provides the flexibility to conquer difficult terrain. Inboard dampers are connected to the suspension via cantilever linkages, which are then connected to a stabilizer torsion bar to provide sure-footed balance.
    Last edited by Rckcrwlr; 06-02-2009, 11:40 AM.

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    Re: NEW Tamiya LAND CRUISER CR-01 (Due in April)

    NOW IN STOCK!!!!!!!!
    A.B. Charles is pleased to have the first ones in Pittsburgh for sale. $315.00 each. This first supply is SURE to go fast, so c'mon down and get YOUR'S today. John