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Vapex.eu
07-09-2008, 09:23 AM
Check this out, amazingly great:
http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/item.php?product-id=58414

talon
07-09-2008, 09:52 AM
i can see everyone on this board preordering a half dozen bodies already. SWEET!!!!!!!!

mymonsterbeetleisbroken
07-09-2008, 10:06 AM
Very nice bit of kit, looks better than the land cruiser in my opinion :nice:

Rikpal
07-09-2008, 10:09 AM
:drool:

joe
07-09-2008, 10:19 AM
sweet!

(they shoulda put it on a cc-01 or a hl though.)

:nice:

ColberZ
07-09-2008, 10:40 AM
Thats :censor:n awesome




(they shoulda put it on a cc-01 or a hl though.)

:nice:

agreed

Thorsteenster
07-09-2008, 10:43 AM
Sweet!! After doing Bushwacker Hacker, I'm itching to do some more lexan modding, I see a Doka in my future!!

sloppy
07-09-2008, 11:04 AM
RPP here i come that is sweet..

gearhead
07-09-2008, 11:17 AM
very interesting!not sure about that body on the cr-01 chassis though:thinking:

hairyguy4
07-09-2008, 11:24 AM
damn that on losi's new crawler sounds like an awfully good plan:ideas:, nice narrow and thin axles wrapped with rc4wd's prowlers on hummer rims sat under that shell with a custom flat bed and exo cage :drool:

sloppy
07-09-2008, 11:29 AM
very interesting!not sure about that body on the cr-01 chassis though:thinking:

who cares about the crappy chassis all I need is the body :banana:

gmtgmt
07-09-2008, 11:41 AM
Oh my god :puke:

Vapex.eu
07-09-2008, 12:08 PM
I really LOVE the body, but I'm also not really sure about it sitting on a cr-01 chassis. But no problem, body is enough.

Tamiya Runner
07-09-2008, 01:11 PM
Hell yes!

4RUNN1
07-09-2008, 01:54 PM
wow new body already :blink: looks good :nice:, but i really wanted a 4runner body :cryin: tamiya get to cracking :whip:

McFig
07-09-2008, 02:46 PM
I find it interesting that most people just want the body and not the whole truck

http://www.tamiyausa.com/images/product/250/58414/header_58414.jpg

Thorsteenster
07-09-2008, 02:53 PM
Same thing with when the Hilux was "Coming Soon".
I wouldn't mind picking up a CR01 at some point, but I'd be more interested in the Mog body.
:nice:

CustomCrawler
07-09-2008, 03:17 PM
Maybe if you lowered they body, shorter WB, and smaller tires and it would be ok!

Old Busted Hotness
07-09-2008, 03:32 PM
Me likey :wub:

BADMUTHATrUCKER
07-09-2008, 05:42 PM
That was.... unexpected.

I agree, it'd be a good CC or HL body.

I see the CR is about as well built and desirable as a TT-01... Funny that.

CM_113
07-09-2008, 06:06 PM
http://www.tamiyausa.com/images/product/250/58414/header_58414.jpg :wub: :wub: :wub:

Ragnarok
07-09-2008, 08:44 PM
"It's a-rainin' MEH! Hallelujah!"

I'll go with the guys that have already said this would look a lot better on a different chassis. So partial-credit for Mr. T. :nice:

Skip
07-10-2008, 02:21 AM
I like the body but it looks a little odd on that chassis?!

psychobilly
07-10-2008, 04:56 AM
very nice body :banana:

toyranosaur
07-10-2008, 06:01 AM
AAAHHH-YEE-HAAWWW!! :nice: A roundnose 'Mog!! You made my day Gents! :banana:Must check into this: It seems that while I think the chassis stinks, Tamiya is being very good to us in the body department. :woohoo: Chris

LondonF350
07-10-2008, 06:50 AM
"It's a-rainin' MEH! Hallelujah!"


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talon
07-10-2008, 06:57 AM
the coil suspension could make for a true to scale mog, but so many other changes would need to be made to the overall chassis that a custom build would surely be in order. and im sure we will have 'blue ford syndrome' happening only it will likely be 'orange unimog syndrome' this time around. ahh, i cant wait. this is one disease im dying to see start spreading. can never get enough unimogs.

BADMUTHATrUCKER
07-10-2008, 07:05 AM
Also required is some portal hubs to make it right....

mymonsterbeetleisbroken
07-10-2008, 09:46 AM
Whats up with the CR-01 chassis???

Seems like most of you hate it! :confused:

Thorsteenster
07-10-2008, 10:11 AM
I haven't seen any hate, just no love for it under a Mog!

gearhead
07-10-2008, 11:15 AM
so does anybody have any other pictures of this body???

toyranosaur
07-10-2008, 06:44 PM
Me wants to build this! :banana: Haven't done a new truck in a Coon's age, this is it, methinks. Chris

nismotuningrocks
07-10-2008, 07:08 PM
needs portals :D

Thorsteenster
07-10-2008, 07:15 PM
Maybe RC4WDs TLT portals will fit.

Ragnarok
07-10-2008, 07:19 PM
Name a company that makes portals that don't strip faster than Pamela Anderson at a Hef's birthday.

talon
07-10-2008, 10:40 PM
im so glad my cheap arse finally upgraded to cable internet at dial up speeds Ragnarok's signature alone would have taken twenty minutes to load.

ive been searchin every online hobby shop in the usa for a preorder of this thing. i could build a hundred different variations with that shell.

happyelk
07-11-2008, 01:48 PM
Whats up with the CR-01 chassis???

Seems like most of you hate it! :confused:

Thereīs nothing wrong with the CR-01-chassis, but this combination just looks "puke"
Both - body and chassis on each own look great, but like this . . .

Interesting that there are so many US-guys who love this mog-body . . .(aside - itīs also my favorite one ^_^)

toyranosaur
07-11-2008, 04:41 PM
I'm not afraid to say I hate it: I was very dissapointed when I saw it, as I had planned to get one during all the hype before its release. The 'Engineering' is laughable- Let's start with 2 metal frame rails, and keep adding parts (With a billion screws) until we have something that's a crawler. Gotta hurry & ca$h in on this crawler thing before there's a lot of competition! The mags, and Big T themselves, both say it's not a comp rig, nor is it a scale rig: So, what did they accomplish exactly? Basically, I'm free to hate the design if I want, so I do. Axial made a fine rig that's very simple, conventional, and does not cost the proverbial left nut, like the outrageosly-priced CR-01- Hell, you can get the Slash RTR for $155 less, the Wheely King RTR for $150 less, and the Axial AX-10 Rock racer RTR for $60 less: Now, who's screwin' who? There will be those who defend this thing, those with more money than sense who bought one mostly :lol:, the people who blindly admire all things Tamiya like it was a supreme deity, and the guys whose only defense is "It sorta works, so shut up." Yes, I could design a better chassis, as could a lot of the guys who birthed this phenom with no help from the big companies. I expect better from the likes of Tamiya, better design, better looks, and a MUCH better price. I love the new bodies, but all in all this thing is only gonna sell because there is such a hunger for crawler stuff right now. Chris

talon
07-11-2008, 05:02 PM
I'm not afraid to say I hate it: I was very dissapointed when I saw it, as I had planned to get one during all the hype before its release. The 'Engineering' is laughable- Let's start with 2 metal frame rails, and keep adding parts (With a billion screws) until we have something that's a crawler. Gotta hurry & ca in on this crawler thing before there's a lot of competition! The mags, and Big T themselves, both say it's not a comp rig, nor is it a scale rig: So, what did they accomplish exactly? Basically, I'm free to hate the design if I want, so I do. Axial made a fine rig that's very simple, conventional, and does not cost the proverbial left nut, like the outrageosly-priced CR-01- Hell, you can get the Slash RTR for $155 less, the Wheely King RTR for $150 less, and the Axial AX-10 Rock racer RTR for $60 less: Now, who's screwin' who? There will be those who defend this thing, those with more money than sense who bought one mostly :lol:, the people who blindly admire all things Tamiya like it was a supreme deity, and the guys whose only defense is "It sorta works, so shut up." Yes, I could design a better chassis, as could a lot of the guys who birthed this phenom with no help from the big companies. I expect better from the likes of Tamiya, better design, better looks, and a MUCH better price. I love the new bodies, but all in all this thing is only gonna sell because there is such a hunger for crawler stuff right now. Chris

well said. im just too new to feel comfortable insulting anyone even if it is only tamiya. its got decent parts, i like the coil mounts, but the cantilevers ruin the scaleness, the bodies are great but only hide a craptastic chassis idea. all in all the body is the only reason to buy one, unless like me you buy the parts to mount coils on a project.

Thereīs nothing wrong with the CR-01-chassis, but this combination just looks "puke"
Both - body and chassis on each own look great, but like this . . .

Interesting that there are so many US-guys who love this mog-body . . .(aside - itīs also my favorite one ^_^)


cuz even us silly yanks know just how capable the mighty mog is. :nice:

0778drz110
07-11-2008, 05:37 PM
you can get the Slash RTR for $155 less, the Wheely King RTR for $150 less, and the Axial AX-10 Rock racer RTR for $60 less

do you mind elaborating on that statement please:banana:

Thorsteenster
07-11-2008, 05:59 PM
Tamiya definately dosn't follow the KISS principle. But frankly, thats what I like about Tamiya, and because of that, they've had alot of unique kits over the years that many of us love.

CM_113
07-11-2008, 08:33 PM
cuz even us silly yanks know just how capable the mighty mog is. :nice:
EXACTLY!!!!



MY questions is why has tamiya taken it off their site , the link now takes you to the comeing soon main page and not to the unimog cr-01

mymonsterbeetleisbroken
07-12-2008, 12:29 PM
Tamiya definately dosn't follow the KISS principle. But frankly, thats what I like about Tamiya, and because of that, they've had alot of unique kits over the years that many of us love.

Agreed!

Besides, the transmission is a pretty unique design, and the axles look like nice bits of kit.

SMOKE-DOG
07-12-2008, 05:10 PM
I don't know... Doesn't look too hot to me. Maybe cut the bed off and just use the cab or something. Not impressed.

talon
07-12-2008, 05:57 PM
ahh the beauty of the unimog is in its simplicity. there is nothing fancy or over designed anywhere on a real mog. it is pure function at the sacrifice of any real sence of style. they are dog ugly, but capable of amazing things in bonestock form. they can outperform most anything to ever come out of Detroit or Japan, even when modified.

they aint pretty by any means, but they are amazing vehicles.

CM_113
07-12-2008, 06:12 PM
I don't know... Doesn't look too hot to me. Maybe cut the bed off and just use the cab or something. Not impressed.
dude check this out!

YouTube - Unimog Climbing a Rut


YouTube - unimog trial 4x4


YouTube - Unimog Fun

toyranosaur
07-12-2008, 06:12 PM
They're like E.T.: Kinda cute, kinda evil, kinda ugly, kinda bad...Chris

SMOKE-DOG
07-15-2008, 11:39 AM
@CM 113: The Unimog itself, I dont have a problem with. I actually think it's sweet. It's the way it looks on the CR01. Maybe if Tamiya would have made it a hard body and/or put it on a more scale chassis. I don't know. I have seen some pretty sweet ones on Tamiyaclub using plastic toy bodies so maybe it will grow on me when I see more pics. I do like the light buckets though.

635
07-16-2008, 03:13 AM
Name a company that makes portals that don't strip faster than Pamela Anderson at a Hef's birthday.

The company is called BaMaTech :nice: !

The portal axles aren't cheap but properly engineered and come in various types also with lockable diffs :

http://www.bamatech.de/Seite%206%20%20Portalachse%201%2001%202005.pdf

toyranosaur
07-16-2008, 06:48 AM
Sadly, no internal views there! I hate the 'Add-On'-type portals too, nice Aluminum units bolted onto an ugly & comparatively weak Tamiya axle. I've been looking at making a set just for my Mog that's all alloy, and, except for using existing axle internals, being my own design. Half-plastic ain't gonna cut it for me if I do it. Mastercam has a gear utility that'd let me cut my own gears out of whatever I like, and since I'd only be making 8 gears, this would be feasible. I'll just put it on the list of things I'll bang out real quick one day...:( Chris

635
07-16-2008, 07:01 AM
Sadly, no internal views there!

What do you expect to see inside other than two gears and four bearings ? :crazy:

I agree, a specially designed portal axle would be nicer but at least these are well made and durable.

Maybe you like these axles with planetary hubs better ?

http://www.bamatech.de/daten/Seite%2010a%20Planetenachse%2007%202006.pdf (http://www.bamatech.de/daten/Seite%2010a%20Planetenachse%2007%202006.pdf)

CM_113
07-16-2008, 02:37 PM
@CM 113: The Unimog itself, I dont have a problem with. I actually think it's sweet. It's the way it looks on the CR01. Maybe if Tamiya would have made it a hard body and/or put it on a more scale chassis. I don't know. I have seen some pretty sweet ones on Tamiyaclub using plastic toy bodies so maybe it will grow on me when I see more pics. I do like the light buckets though.
got ya , i agree but if you look at the preproduction photos of the fj they had the body way to high also. i have the 1/35 scale tamiya unimog here at the pc, and it looks the same as the cr-01 one.

350TacoZilla
07-18-2008, 10:01 PM
hmmm cc-01's are IFS front and solid rear......hl chassis is leaf all around.... cr-01 is coil spring at each corner just like a real mog 404... dont see where the chassis was a bad choice...sits A bit tall for me but that should have alittle adjustment

gearhead
07-18-2008, 10:10 PM
hmmm cc-01's are IFS front and solid rear......hl chassis is leaf all around.... cr-01 is coil spring at each corner just like a real mog 404... dont see where the chassis was a bad choice...sits A bit tall for me but that should have alittle adjustment

ill buy that,it definatly needs some tweeking,mogs just dont look good when there jacked way up like a big chevy with 44's,but ive really only seen one picture of the truck also,i think if it were lowered with 1.9s and maybe about a 3.75 to 4" tire might fit the bill..

talon
07-18-2008, 10:51 PM
ditch the silly cantilever units,drop the body down about an inch and a half on the chassis, add some portal units and it could be very close to scale.

just not the way it looks out of the box.

toyranosaur
07-19-2008, 07:02 AM
No matter what, we'll all whine about something! I'll never like that chassis, it's just too..I'm at a loss for the proper descriptive adjective. :thinking: It has no beauty, no cohesiveness, and does not seem like it was all designed at 1 time, or something. No biggie, I just feel bad for those who lack the ability to make their own chassis and must run what's off the rack. I do like the gearbox, and the independant spring idea: The tyres aren't bad, but I'll build a custom chassis for this I think. Supposedly it doesn't work bad at all! It's just not for everyone. With the introduction of the FJ body and now the Unimog, I think I'll forgive them any self-perceived sin, chassis-wise. :nice: Their latest scale offerings have been on tiptoe though, drop those bodies! Chris

starkweather
07-19-2008, 02:44 PM
Actually the CR-01 frame rails have the same shape as the mog they are modeling after, just not long enough. Just need some black extentions like the Hilux has maybe?

SMOKE-DOG
07-21-2008, 09:15 AM
Everyone has a good point. I'm sure most won't remain stock anyway. At least Tamiya is giving us something new to work with. The more trucks, the better. So with that... I welcome the Unimog with open arms.

Skip
07-21-2008, 10:40 AM
Everyone has a good point. I'm sure most won't remain stock anyway. At least Tamiya is giving us something new to work with. The more trucks, the better. So with that... I welcome the Unimog with open arms.
I agree totally - sure some people will moan - but as long as new trucks keep on coming it can only add value to the hobby :)

truckerbuddy2
08-06-2008, 07:36 AM
thats awsome... i like to see new trucks comming out, even if they aint exactly what we want... besides, looks like just a differnt chassis with the same running gear and you would have a better looking scaler.

puryear
08-06-2008, 04:10 PM
body looks great, just not on the cr-01 platform. i dont know, maybe it would look better with a set of 1.9's under it.

minijosh
08-07-2008, 09:19 AM
I love the unimog shell but on that chassis looks like a redneck trying to make a Pinto a off road vehicle. Too tall for my taste but at least folks will sell the shell off so I'm sure you'll see a lot more unimog rigs running around with lexan shells on their scalers.

Scale Hobbies
08-22-2008, 10:11 PM
Boy, that kinda looks like something i worked on several months ago :confused:

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d172/willie1280/Unimog/isoview.jpg
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d172/willie1280/Unimog/DSCF1046.jpg
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d172/willie1280/Unimog/DSCF1048.jpg

CM_113
08-23-2008, 06:32 AM
Boy, that kinda looks like something i worked on several months ago :confused:

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d172/willie1280/Unimog/isoview.jpg
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d172/willie1280/Unimog/DSCF1046.jpg
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d172/willie1280/Unimog/DSCF1048.jpg

you got a build thread for that??? that looks awesome!!

Scale Hobbies
08-23-2008, 08:49 AM
there was one on here somwhere

Vapex.eu
08-23-2008, 08:55 AM
That is really awesome

CM_113
09-17-2008, 02:26 PM
Found a video has the landcruiser video in the middle but its the unimog


YouTube - Tamiya Unimog Crawler

Jeephead
09-26-2008, 11:47 AM
I saw the Tamiya Unimog. Sweet looking truck. Why would a CC-01 be better than a CR-01? Just looking to get into a good looking well built realistic scale RC. Point me in the right direction, I do not feel like jumping on the Savage/TMAXX bus just because everyone else is. No offense to anyone I am sure they are fine trucks if you like that type of RC. I like the more realistic styles.
Thanks
-Z
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7point2
09-26-2008, 03:49 PM
I saw the Tamiya Unimog. Sweet looking truck. Why would a CC-01 be better than a CR-01? Just looking to get into a good looking well built realistic scale RC. Point me in the right direction, I do not feel like jumping on the Savage/TMAXX bus just because everyone else is. No offense to anyone I am sure they are fine trucks if you like that type of RC. I like the more realistic styles.
Thanks
-Z
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the cro1 has basically one purpose, crawling slowly over rocks.period.

the xc/cc is more versatile, very scale, easy to build and maintain and can be set up as a crawler or trail rider or semi offroader. you are not stuck in one role.

with the cro1, if you do not have close access to rocks, you will become bored quickly on flat ground. i am not knocking it by any means, i love mine, but glad i have other trucks in my arsenal.

docsbear
09-26-2008, 04:04 PM
I have been looking for the part# of the bodyset. Has anyone seen it or are they not selling just the body yet?

McFig
09-26-2008, 06:35 PM
The Unimog isn't even for sale yet.

On the site, for the parts listing is shows a listing for the RC Body and the RC Sub-Body. Whatever that means.

RC Body: http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/item.php?product-id=1825537
RC Sub-Body: http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/item.php?product-id=1825538

Jeephead
09-26-2008, 07:13 PM
the cro1 has basically one purpose, crawling slowly over rocks.period.

the xc/cc is more versatile, very scale, glad i have other trucks in my arsenal.

Is the xc/cc chassis like the old Toyota Hi-lux ladder frame style? I like the Hi-lux and the Ford F350, they look real. The Unimog/FJ look good as well but you have a point, unless you are rockin' it, it might get boring. I would like a semi trail/rock scale truck. I saw the RC4WD 1/10 4x4 Trail Finder Off-Road Truck Kit at http://www.rcrockcrawling.com/product_info.php?cPath=47&products_id=766
very cool. Not sure which way I want to go: Hi-lux,F350 High-lift,CR-01 Unimog, RC4WD or? Metal frame and axles are +'s. Leaf spung suspension looks good but if they do not hold up or bend out of shape to easy then a 4 link set up might be better. It just has to look good, not competing or racing. I just want it to look and behave like the real thing.
Thanks for any info you can send my way.
-Z
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7point2
09-26-2008, 08:21 PM
the cro1 is a completely different frame and is designed for crawling. the hilifts are a good choice because they are versatile. if you get one rig, get one that can be many things, that way if you dont like it you can change it to something else. eventually after some trial and error you will figure out what you like most and this will give you the direction you seek. i strongly suggest a pajero re-re. they are relatively inexpensive, scale looking and almost maintianence free. you can change bodies easily or put a live axle chassis under the body if you like it enough. but is a great intro into the world of scale off roading. look around in the 1.9 section for them, you will see it in all forms. something for everyone.