★ Hints and Tips for the Tamiya Subaru Impreza WRC Monte Carlo 07 ★
To get the best from the Tamiya Subaru Impreza WRC, it needs to be fine tuned to handle jumps under control and has enough grip to hug the corners at high speed, without slipping off the track. Small adjustments can make a Big difference and our simple to understand, step by step procedure, will guide you to the best Set-up for your driving style.
Information and Review
Lexan - Polycarbonate
Description / Information:
This DF-03Ra Chassis based model is of the Subaru Impreza that raced in the 2007 Monte Carlo World Rally Championships (WRC). Like all Tamiya Lexan Body Shells the smooth sporting lines of this classic rally car are perfectly defined. A separate rear wing and decals of the Subaru livery are included in the kit.
Based on the DF-03 Buggy Chassis the DF-03Ra uses the basic Chassis structure, with shortened wishbones and dampers.
Designed specifically for off road driving, the comparatively high ground clearance allows the DF-03Ra to handle small jumps with ease.
I have two pet hates of this configuration. The position of the steering servo is at the back of the tub Chassis requiring a long rod to connect it to the steering mechanism. Also the shotgun type stick battery has to be loaded from the underside of the chassis and is held in position by a plastic peg and split pin. Not the best designed Tamiya Chassis.
Having said all that, driving the car on an undulating off road track was great fun and after tweaking the front and rear springs and changing the rear shock oil for something a little more viscose the car handled well but with slightly more body roll than I prefer.