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Tamiya FF02 Chassis

Tamiya FF02

Summary

  • Galleries: View
  • Introduced: 1999
  • Scale: 1/10
  • Primary use: Onroad
  • Config:FF
  • Driveline: Gearbox
  • Body: Polycarbonate
  • Susp. front: Wishbone
  • Susp. rear: Wishbone

Tamiya's second full-sized front-drive chassis, the short-lived FF02 was based on the M03 mini platform, with a simple bolt-in extention added behind the battery slot. With the distinct forward weight bias of the chassis, the inside rear tire of the car tends to float up in the air in hard turns, which causes oversteer, a handling characteristic generally unexpected out of a FWD car. Though this can be resolved with proper suspension tuning, the FF02 was never quite able to match the performance of its predecessor.

Pros: Very simple design, great parts availability due to M03 popularity Cons: High center of gravity dampens its handling potential

FF02 models

Model # Name Released Prebuilt?
58224 Peugeot 306 Maxi WRC 1999 No
58245 Alfa Romeo 156 Racing 1999 No
58248 Toyota Celica 1999 No