If I decide to race it, I will install my TEKIN 537 3700KV motor. Sign In; or; Sign Up; Sign in with Facebook. The 2S will be for racing. http://ep.yimg.com/ca/I/yhst-62196343123315_2098_15636272, http://www.hobbypartz.com/ez-60a-rc-brushl...car-system.html. Correct me if I'm wrong, but with a 6000kv motor on 3s lipo with that spur/pinion is geared for 61mph! By Using Tamiya's traditional shaft-driven chassis formula, the Dark Impact features a highly efficient drivetrain and optimized vehicle balance. 2yrs of running in three different DF03s (two on Li-Po and brushless), and none have suffered rear diff or front diff problems, only the mainshaft gear wear and several sets of tyres. So needless to say they are all scrap now. No trades. What is causing this and how do i stop it? ! Well I've been talking with a gear company across the way to get some bevel gears made up out of steel (hardened possibly). ! (again see my showroom). Pre-Owned. They are. The DF03 Dark Impact is a fun buggy to drive. Only opened box to make sure all parts were there. Currently running a 54spur/15pinion. I'm looking for strength and durability here due to I'll be running a hot BL set-up. I have the special edition white version which came out in 2015. tamiya; df03; By oodboo, June 4 in Buggies, Truggies & Stadiums. The front one-way put a hard yank/pull on the UNI's/CVD's when power was applied coming out of corners, which caused them to warp and break. Link below for TamiyaUSA, http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/item.php?product-id=53922. With virtually every molded part coming white, they don’t get much cleaner looking than the new Dark Impact. The graphite ones seem to take a tone of abuse. C $467.00 +C $80.89 shipping. What are the best hop-ups currently available? That motor will be used for top speed runs. I have alot of racing experience (21 years! Looking for that clean all-white 80’s look in your next buggy? I'll be running this mostly on pavement and on dirt like in the vids. Anyways I'll be having several gear sets for the DARK IMPACT made from hardened steel, so I shouldn't have any issues under 3S power. This is a 4WD chassis with ball differentials front and rear. The dogbones falling out on the DF03 according to some is a well known problem. Top Rated Seller Top Rated Seller. What I did made it faster and stronger - not just shiney ! Even while still in prototype form, the Dark Impact was already hitting the track at competitions as part of the research and developement process. Powered by Invision Community. The thundershot/terra scorcher UJ's (same UJ's for BOTH cars) DO FIT and work perfectly (again see my showroom), The 3Racing UJ's are good value for money and work fine ! Well I picked up my slipper clutch and started modding it already! Upgrading some of the parts of DF-03 Dark Impact to aluminum. Where you will have wear issues is the mainshaft gear, the 18T 0.6m 'soft butter' aluminium gear pressed onto the slipper shaft. With me running a brushless 6000KV motor I figured they wouldn't last too long. I run the M08 gearing on all my RC's and they make no noise at all. Tamiya DF-03 Dark Impact Rear Differential Off-road Cars. Tamiyaclub.com Forums ; General discussions ; Tamiya "dark Impact" Sign in to follow this . I have a BIGWIG brushless that runs 68KPH on 2S and soon will be getting a 3S set-up. R/C manuals for major Tamiya chassis are available for download. In comparison to set up. 3racing shock towers are bad, mine broke.. Stock is better IMO. Teeth are way to fine. Free returns. Ok cool, im glad i stopped running it then.. Where can I get a 0.5mm pinion from a hobby shop? I have a picture of both sets of UNI's/CVD's (warped and broken) in my showroom for my Dark Impact below: http://www.tamiyaclub.com/showroom_model.a...6&sid=14859. However, there have already been people who converted the DF03 to work with 0.4 module spur gears, making it a little easier to source pinions (Since as far as I know only Tamiya sells 0.5 module pinions). HI!...1st off I'll be doing something a bit different with my DF03. I also have a E-REVO running 80MPH on 6S. Then I simply modded a TRAXXAS slipper clutch and mounted it. Every other site I've been on, everyone complains that the plastic ring/pinion in the front diff shreds and the rear diff main gear melts under the power of a good brushless motor. Also My pinion gear dosent really mesh right with the spur gear. Here's a few pics of what i'll be doing : The guy who built the original prototype is in Japan. The kit (or optional ratio) Tamiya pinions for the DF03 in 0.5m are also hardened steel. We should all start emailing them asking. Sign in with Google. Lasts less than 20 packs for me using high powered brushless (alot more than a 60A Ez-Run). Thanks for the info. The nylon crown and pinion gears of the front diff do not wear. Hi I just bought a Dark impact on the bay and i need some help. If you want to prevent this, I think Universal Shafts will cure this problem (I haven't had the problem though, and never tried Universal shafts on the DF03 either, so I'm not 100% sure). The DF03 is 0.5mm pinion and spur and the Tamiya range covers from 75T spur to 85T spur and from 19T pinion to 32T pinion. i need some help from dark impact owners. Sell for $120. It keeps droping dog bones when I drive it. For pinions I used Tamiyas DF03 option set #53922 (23T/25T) when I raced and tuning was great. !-----Thread OP. So I built a conversion kit and converted it to a M-0.8 gear set-up. In my Dark Impact, I'm running the Castle 6900kV Mamba Max - and in my first go around, I chewed out the center of the diff gear. Tamiya "dark Impact" By THE HP FREAK, March 16, 2010 in General discussions. Warning: hobby alert. Turned out pretty good. Powered by Invision Community, The thundershot/terra scorcher UJ's (same UJ's for BOTH cars). Brand New. Well, to start with the mesh, the Tamiya DF03 doesn't use a usual pitch or module (the 48dp was 0.6 module, right? Cost me $213 for everything. THE HP FREAK, March 16, 2010 in General discussions. Tamiya … Nope. The Dark Impact uses the DF-03 buggy chassis which was first released in 2006 as set 58370 and was black as you might expect. Some members here use Top Force buggy UNI's (can be used for many Tamiya 4WD buggies) and I am told they are the strongest. Is there any after market company that makes the REAR/FRONT ring/pinion out of steel instead plastic? I just couldn't make it reliable with the stock kit parts and a few Tamiya hopups. just a thought, since Thundershot dog bones work in the Dark impact, therfore the terra scorcher universals should work? I'd expect a cooked motor, thermalling ESC and very hot packs running 9.64:1 FDR on 3s/6000Kv/60A ESC. A month or two after building this with my son, I bought a DB01 Durga. ANy help on seting up my suspension,toe and all that would help too. Sign up for a new account in our community. HI!...1st off I'll be doing something a bit … 1/10 Run Immediately Tamiya High Spec 4Wd Radio Control Dark Impact Completely. By specifacly peeps that have brushless sytems in theirs. I hope it doesn't happen to me. Kinda combining old school with new school. It has 4 wheel double wishbone independent suspension and CVA plastic oil shocks. Top Rated Seller Top Rated Seller. Discussion Tamiya Dark Impact power system question Off-road Cars ... Forums; Magazine; Blogs; Classifieds; Places; Sign Up | Log In Cars Off-road Cars Discussion Tamiya Dark Impact power system question; Thread Tools: Jun 19, 2006, 03:42 PM #1; Heli Mod Man. Some of the other brands are 68mm and still fall out so be cautious what you buy. Images View all Images in thread. ! Correct me if I'm wrong, but with a 6000kv motor on 3s lipo with that spur/pinion is geared for 61mph. Sign-up for free and join our friendly community to chat and share all things R/C! Thank you for watching! ! If you run with the 48dp pinion you will not have a spur for very long. I'll stick with the 3racing ones. The 3Racing UJ's for the DF03 are perfectly OK ! Tired of every new product being murdered out? Have a look at my show room for all the proper bits you need and you should be able to find all your answers there. Please note that downloadable files may not be altered, resold or distributed without permission. THE HP FREAK 161 THE HP FREAK 161 Member; Members; 161 343 posts; Location: Windsor, ontario, canada; Posted March 16, 2010. Im looking to go brushless with my Dark Impact in the near future and have read a swaith of stuff in respect of the premature Counter Gear Failure. Recommended Posts. Well I picked the DARK IMPACT up on Friday and started building it right away. 2S will be for racing. I found it to be really responsive to steering inputs on clay surfaces. I did what was necerssary to get the car up to the right spec and raced it at regional level. The 3Racing uni's are great for stock running (I only ran universals in front), but I had problems with 3Racing and Yeah Racing UNI's when I went up in class due to running a very hot 11T brushed MOD motor. Also My pinion gear dosen't really mesh right with the spur gear. Like I said in my above post the 3S will be for top speed runs. TAMIYA DARK IMPACT 4X4 & TAMIYA GRASSHOPPER X 2 LOT OF 3 R/C's. Discussion. Forums ; Model Type ; Buggies, Truggies & Stadiums ; oodboo’s DF03 Dark Impact Join our community. The suspension tune on this chassis is the same as any buggy. In the DF-03 Dark Impact, is there a good hop-up rear diff gear? Five Stars did make a replacement shaft to get away from the alloy gear, but most here have been unable to obtain them. I still have to get the higher voltage electric fan for my ESC and the CVD's. I didn't car for the spur/pinion gear set-up on this thing. So after painting the body today I just threw on some stickers I had laying around. Tamiya Dark Impact White Version DF03. When setting up the car make sure you have 2 to 3 degree's negative camber on all four wheels and they will not fall out! As for the suspension setup, what would you like to know? Probably the more I get made the cheaper they would be. It's easy! Make Offer - Comical Grasshopper 1/10 Scale 2WD Wheelie Buggy Kit WR-02CB RC Tamiya 58662. I explained the issues with them. It consists of numbers of parallel black and white stripes (“bars”). NJhopper, July 4, 2009 in General discussions, Hi I just bought a Dark impact on the bay and i need some help. Does anyone have the links to the counter gear options, Ive got a brand new slipper set to install and would like to do the counter gear swap before it goes in. Would there be a interest here in buying some of these gears if it's feesable? I still want to run my M0.8 gearing set-up. Melted rear diff centre sounds more like incorrectly adjusted slipper vs ball diff to me. Views: 60; Views: 54. So I took the gear shaft from the slipper clutch kit and drilled a small hole in it to accept a dowel pin. And listen to TA-Mark, he knows what he is talking about. C $293.01. C $678.54. Also if there is anything else I should get? Tamiya … Make sure this fits by entering your model number. LOL! You seem to be the only one that thinks the plastic gears are good. Forget all the blingy bits.............doesn't help the car what so ever ! Well I did a lot of research before I bought them and it seems the stock ones break alot. Stock Status: Due … (already bought), - 3RACING graphite front shock tower : (already bought), - 3RACING graphite rear shock tower : (already bought), - 3RACING aluminum rear gear box stiffener : (already bought). Price: $190.40 & FREE Shipping: Brand: TAMIYA: Item Dimensions LxWxH: 19.2 x 9 x 6.3 inches: Item Weight: 1156 Grams: About this item This fits your . From Japan +C $75.76 shipping. Hey Guys, You … TAMIYA America, Inc Dark Impact Buggy Kit: DF03 4WD, TAM58370 Brand: TAMIYA. http://www.flickr.com/photos/grahoo/4332654468/, http://www.flickr.com/photos/grahoo/4331892929/. Q: Why haven't you made new videos since 2013? Dang these are expensive!! Did I input something wrong? 4.4 out of 5 stars 46 ratings. Let me know and post up a pic of what you think would be another candidate. Any ratio you could want to use. Copyright Netsmith 2019 Well I made a stupid mistake and put all the stickers on and afterwards realized the body had a clear tear off coating on it! Buy It Now. Copyright Netsmith 2019 Nib limited edition white version. Offroad tracks here in Las Vegas are hard dirt packed surfaces with divits and pot holes (no grass or fake turf) and can PUNISH any 1/10 or 1/8 4WD buggy. Thanks. Why wouldn't this work?? Also, option #53923 is for 27T/29T for top end speed running. Comical Grasshopper 1/10 Scale 2WD Wheelie Buggy Kit WR-02CB RC Tamiya 58662. (again see my showroom), I was using 10 double checkpoint motor and never had any problems with them. These are the two bevel gears I'll be sending to them : Is there any other gears that are prone to breaking that I should have them look at as well? ), the Tamiya DF03 uses a 0.5 module spur gear. 58370 Tamiya Dark Impact - DF03. Rear gearbox full of grey paste and no teeth on all 3 gears = minced alloy gear, and is most times misdiagnosed as 'dirt got in my gearbox'. I prefer shaft drive to belts all the time. This 1/10 scale 4WD buggy is specially designed to excel in off-road buggy racing. http://i361.photobucket.com/albums/oo58/Ne...pg?t=1267637620, It's a nice idea, but I am personally more interested in a replacement steel gear instead of the alloy one in the rear gearbox Also because my Dark Impact is a project car for an RWD buggy. Would the 3Racing universals work+ are they good quality as well?. Although I have now sold the car, I ran it for a long time so please feel free to ask any questions if you can't find what you are looking for. Im guessing it looks like a 48 pitch sort of?. Cos 3Racing are going to make them too short arn't they............ You need to be a member in order to leave a comment. 1st I've heard of that. People complain they are no good but ether haven't got a slipper clutch fitted or just don't know how to set it up properly ! Who knows mabey they might if theirs enough interest in them. They want me to send them some of the gears I want made out of steel so they can look at them and get me a quote. Once you’ve done all that, the Dark Impact could very well form the basis of a full-blown hobby. It's easy! P.S : I just emailed Robinson Racing to see if they make and steel gears or if they would be willing to make a run of them. Also do the 3Racing CVDs only come in one size as i heard 68 mm will still make em' fall out? Sorry for the crappy pics, old digital camera. Alright my man, Looks like im going with the 3Racing u-J's as these are the cheapest and they are readily availible. 58370 Tamiya Dark Impact - DF03 RRP £199.00 £169.00 [VIEW DETAILS] Home > Radio Control Models > R/C Off Road Cars > 1/10 Scale Electric > 58370 Tamiya Dark Impact - DF03 Tweet. C $43.30. LOL! Why wouldnt this work?? ! Tamiya model database with pictures, data, parts reference and manual oodboo’s DF03 Dark Impact. 48dp is an SAE measurement and doesn't equal any metric sizes. Tamiya Dark Impact power system question. Free shipping. 0.8m gearing will do not much in terms of strength, just make it loud and add friction. I got the 3RACING front/rear composite shock towers, one piece inputs, driveshaft, front "A" arm support and rear gearbox support. If so, Tamiya has you dialed with the new White Version of the Dark Impact buggy. Sign up for a new account in our community. So far this is what I've come up with : - TAMIYA slipper clutch. Happy to present the full video with my first ever Tamiya DF-03 experience and my "new" Tamiya Dark Impact! My pinion is a 48 dp 21 tooth. or Best Offer . Well there's plenty of guys running my set-up and none of them have over heating issues. What is causing this and how do i stop it? Comes with the slipper clutch i purcahsed seperatly for $47 and a can of white tamiya paint for body. I ran a front one-way and slipper clutch and my set up was proper without a doubt. A: My local RC track facility was forced to move a long ways away. TAMIYA DARK IMPACT DF03 ROULEMENT A BILLES (33pcs) BEARING RODAMIENTO RC BUGGY. So, either I assembled/installed the diff wrong/improper for the … Nib tamiya dark impact limited edition white version w/ slipper clutch option. It features a mid-rear mounted motor and longitudinally mounted battery for optimum balance for jumping. It’s worth using a couple of high-capacity units (such as Tamiya’s RC2400SP) and a fast charger to make sure the gaps between your RC fun are short. It keeps droping dog bones when I drive it. Also there are plenty of other guys destroying gears in the D/P with powerful brushless systems. O.k now down to it. Ive also read a few posts about alternate harder gears which give better reliability. 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