The Tamiya what? The Rock Socker. Forget the name; what the big T has here is a Mega Truck–at least in our opinion. I know Tamiya is thinking rock crawler, but when I look at this new release I see a big rig with the stance of a Mega Truck, and that is one cool stance. The quick and dirty is the Rock Socker is a CR-01 topped with a modified Stadium Blitzer body.
If you’re not familiar with the CR-01, it’s a ladder frame design with a rather unique 4-link setup that has cantilevers and standalone coil springs. The CR-01 platform is well supported with factory and aftermarket parts. While not as popular as some other scale crawlers, I have seen the CR-01 be competitive and the overall design, while fairly complicated, is well done. Plus, it’s a Tamiya, so it’s fun to build and drive.
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