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Old 02-24-2008, 10:35 AM   #1
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nO2Z6...eature=related

thought this was kinda cool.

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Old 02-24-2008, 01:46 PM   #2
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hey that is cool.

I wasn't sure before but after seeing that vid...

that cantilever system will be going in the spare parts bin when I get mine.

(no offense to those involved)
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Huh... So fully compressed suspension extends the shocks out rather than in.
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Huh... So fully compressed suspension extends the shocks out rather than in.
Yep, that looks like the way they setup the cantilever system. I am not sure why Tamiya likes this setup...
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Old 02-24-2008, 05:21 PM   #5
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Tamiya likes overly complicated stuff. TL01 gearboxes, cantilever suspension designs. Some of it seems to work, other stuff like overly complicated gears just adds more stuff to break.
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Tamiya likes overly complicated stuff. TL01 gearboxes, cantilever suspension designs. Some of it seems to work, other stuff like overly complicated gears just adds more stuff to break.
I agree. Tamiya seems to overengineer alot of stuff these days. Still glad to see a dedicated crawler from them though. Ahhh, the good old days of the original Hilux.
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Huh... So fully compressed suspension extends the shocks out rather than in.
Hey, I was right. Awwwlriiiight.
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Old 02-24-2008, 08:28 PM   #8
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I agree. Tamiya seems to overengineer alot of stuff these days. Still glad to see a dedicated crawler from them though. Ahhh, the good old days of the original Hilux.
No doubt Dean, thats why I just picked up a Bruiser. Looks and simplicity.
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No doubt Dean, thats why I just picked up a Bruiser. Looks and simplicity.
I guess I'm just a sap for the old stuff.
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ill actually be pimpin it stock for a looooong time.
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hey that is cool.

I wasn't sure before but after seeing that vid...

that cantilever system will be going in the spare parts bin when I get mine.

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The cantilevers are what operate the torsion bar.
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Old 02-25-2008, 07:47 PM   #12
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The cantilevers are what operate the torsion bar.
JIA,
good to know, thanks for the info.
I was just stating that I prefer the more conventional coil over shock system.
I'll hold off further opinion until I give the stock set up a try.
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Old 02-26-2008, 05:58 PM   #13
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Yeah, it's a bit hard to judge without having the actual vehicle in hand. Who knows, it might work really good.
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Old 02-26-2008, 08:41 PM   #14
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Here is another pretty cool video. Looks like an official Tamiya vid that somebody found and posted...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwLgvQazeIA&NR=1
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Here is another pretty cool video. Looks like an official Tamiya vid that somebody found and posted...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwLgvQazeIA&NR=1
Me thinks this video is in the other two threads.
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Old 02-27-2008, 10:25 AM   #16
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i dont think those tires will be great for crawling, but i want some for a scaler
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Old 03-01-2008, 10:56 AM   #17
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There probably running full foams too.
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Old 03-07-2008, 11:40 AM   #18
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I still don't understand exactly how the suspension works... It looks like the springs handle the articulation of the axle around the driveshaft (kinda) while the dampeners handle the (near) vertical movement of the axle. Someone please explain this to me

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The shocks are operating reverse of what we think is normal,but the piston is still doing the same job.The design is pulling on the shock when the suspension is compressed.Looks like a droop setup with seperate coils.I want this truck.
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Old 03-10-2008, 07:12 PM   #20
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The sound from that video was creepy as hell
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