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  1. May 18, 2006 #1

    Orange Pedeanaut

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    What is the Tamiya F-350 Highlift?



    The Tamiya Highlift is a model that Tamiya has recently developed from Janderson's r/c creation. Tamiya plans to make this model though we arent sure yet when the release date is. The truck is a Bruiser TYPE vehicle with a aluminum "C" channel frame, 2 straight axles (not semi or TLT axles). It will be 4wd, 4ws or 2ws, and it appears to run a Juggernaut body.



    Click here for more pics and info!
    http://tamiya.com/ japan hobby show



    How much is it going to cost me?</p>

    A price has not been given out yet, besides in yen. The price will MOST LIKELY retail around 350$.</p>


    BEARINGS
    Kit includes a total of 42pcs of bearings (35pcs x 1150, 4pcs x 1260, 2pcs x 850 size metal and 1pc of 1050 size ball bearings).
    Metal bearings require periodic application of grease to maintain performance. Separately available ball bearings do not require this treatment, and are highly recommended.

    Required: Size: Item #: Packed in:
    35 1150 tamiya #53008 4
    4 1260 tamiya #53065 2
    2 850 tamiya #53030

    Where can I find narrowed tires or rims?
    http://www.xtreme-rc-hobbies.net/1-9CrawlerTires.html Carries both custom 1.9 and narrowed 2.2 tires and wheels.


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    Hi-lift rev.1chassis $70.00 shipped in the U.S
    paypal ddiaz10240@yahoo.com
    email : diazdesigns@socal.rr.com

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  2. Aug 14, 2006 #2

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    If any of yall want to try out any trick paint schemes with out actualy painting the body, I did this up a while back so I could draw out several differant paint schemes for the juggy and see what they'd actualy look like before even touching the body.

    Feel free to use use it! save and do it in paint, or print it out and hand draw it.

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    that is a very cool trick......would love to be able to do that to my real truck....this would be great for doing graphics.
     
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    i have a question...

    what parts are used by other kits?
    -the transmission is from the king hauler
    -and the axle shaft and turnbuckles seems to be from a tl01
    -the axles seems to be from a tlt

    -what about the axles and other parts?

    this is my first shaft driven truck so i'm not familiar with the parts. mods, you can delete this post after its answered.

    many thanks. :)
    -madhaw
     
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    looks like juggy leafs,juggy body, semi tranny new shocks, new wheels and tires, ta04/ta05 knuckles, txt drive shafts, axles are a little different from tlt new lockable feature using theaded kingpin, new axle housing. more scale less clearance.Looks like shortened king hauler frame rails maybe?(C-Channel) hope this helps!Anyone out there can correct me if im wrong, just guessing as i can't remember what every detail about every single part looks like from other vehicles, but over the 5 straight hours it took to build this thing i took notice to all the similarities between all the different trucks Tamiya has made in the past,how they put everything together for this truck.
     
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    the High Lift axles are a bit wider than a tlt's

    Diff and internal axle shafts are different

    knuckles, stub shafts same as tlt and others

    body is different, wheel wells, and tailgate area

    frame is steel, Rigs are aluminum

    some tranny gears are the same, shafts are different because of transfer case and slipper spur gear
     
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    What about the MFU? Is Tamiya releasing one designed for the F-350 or do people have to buy the big rig one? I don't see any MFU's specifically for the F-350 at Tower but the vids I've seen of the truck before it was released had an MFU. Where can it be purchased?
     
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    The MFU is still under development. It should come out later this year. It is different the the big rig MFU.

    From Tamiya Site:
    MULTI FUNCTION UNIT (CURRENTLY IN DEVELOPMENT)
    Currently in development, with release date To Be Announced, this Multi Function Unit will bring even more enjoyment to the operation of the R/C Ford F350. Featuring realistic sound effects recorded from actual vehicles, controllable LED lights and other movement effects, this unit will greatly expand the potential of your Ford F350.
     
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    Anyone care to speculate why Tamiya wants that rubber plug inserted behind the diff cover when you lock the diffs?

    It's obviously not for dirt, since you don't use the plug if the pin is not in place.

    Only thing I can think of is it's a way to keep the pin in place in case someone doesn't loctite it in? But it still looks like the pin could back out a fair ways even with the plug.
     
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    i think the diff lock pin is supposed to be CA'd to the rubber plug, so it can be easily removed when you wish to "turn off" locked diffs.

    i havent tried locking it though.
     
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    rubber plug is incase you don't use the plastic cover
     
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    Drive shaft alternatives

    You will need Traxxas parts:
    1 bag of #1951 Half Shaft Long
    2 bags of #4628x Hardened Steel output yokes

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    and if you want to extend the wheelbase

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    This is awesome news. Means i dont have to worry bout my poor shell getting bashed anymore. Cant wait to have it available for Oz.

    Frank
     
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    Has anyone used (or thought of using) the hi-lift axles and maybe the tranny for a custom-built project? Would it be more costly than using someone elses axles? The reason I'm asking is I'm thinking of building another solid axle/4-link truck in the near future. Your thoughts?
     
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    been done, look around on scale4x4rc.org
     
  17. Jul 29, 2007 #17
    it's been done right here :)

    I built a clod bodied 4 linked truck with high lift axles, another one on leafs running a wheely king tranny.

    I also have another about 80% it's a blackfoot body, custom aluminum frame, R2 rc4wd tranny leafs and high lift axles.

    To 4 link you can use plastic brackets included in a high lift kit, or TLT brackets (metal) or fab something up.
     

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