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Tamiya DB-01 Chassis

Tamiya DB01

Summary

  • Galleries: view
  • Introduced: 2007
  • Scale: 1/10
  • Primary use: Offroad
  • Config: MA
  • Driveline: Belt
  • Body: Polycarbonate
  • Susp. front: Wishbone
  • Susp. rear: Wishbone

The Tamiya DB01 platform was introduced not long after the DF03. While both of these chassis are intermediate-level 4WD buggies, the DB01 was derived from the competition-level 501X and quickly proved to be a capable club racer, though the driveline components required upgrades to handle high-powered motors. The later limited-edition DB01-R kit included a full compliment of upgraded chassis parts (including a new main chassis tub itself), universal driveshafts, TRF shocks, and a much-needed slipper clutch.

Pros: High performance at a low cost, parts compatibility with the high-end 501XCons: Loose tolerances in suspension mounts & steering, no slipper clutch, light-duty diffs components

DB-01 models

Model # Name Released Prebuilt?
58395 Durga 2007 No
58404 Baldre 2008 No
84100 DB01-R Chassis Kit 2009 No