The CC-01 platform has been an extremely popular platform for Tamiya and we’ve been lucky enough to see some very cool bodies offered with this chassis. The latest is the Toyota FJ Cruiser–an instant hit with the off-road community. First launched in 2006, the FJ Cruiser was originally marketed in North America, but was eventually also sold in Japan starting in 2010.
The CC-01 chassis features a full-time 4WD system and front independent front double wishbone suspension. The rear features a solid axle and a 4-link suspension. equipped with four CVA fluid-filled dampers. The rear differential can be locked with an included insert. The highly detailed FJ Cruiser body is made of durable Lexan. Also included are recreate side mirrors, grille, light cases and spare tire cover. The light cases are designed to accept Tamiya LED light bulbs and units.
Just as exciting as the new body are these new hop-ups Tamiya also announced for the CC-01 platform:
This option part is designed for improved suspension performance on rough terrain. It is fitted to the top damper attachment point to provide a much longer stroke from the damper. Included are two aluminum pivot link mount and two aluminum pivot links, two ball bearings, two 5 mm ball connector and required mounting hardware.
These four shocks are anodized aluminum and, like all Tamiya shocks, super smooth. The bodies are also threaded for easy adjustment. All needed parts are included.
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