Ford F150

This model is the junction between an on-road chassis and a big wheels, but it doesn't belong to the "Stadium Truck" or "Truggy" categories (Buggy and Truck mix). It is a direct inspiration of the American Protruck category and some drivers run these trucks in the Rally Raid World Championship (the Paris-Dakar is one of these races). Afterwards, since the famous Traxxas Slash was released, this 1994 model reveals to be what we now call a Short Course Truck... making it the very first Short Course Truck in RC history!


The Ford F-150 family

This chassis was declined on 3 models which are identical except the bodyshell. But 17 ans later, Tamiya re-released this chassis (actually, the production never stopped, at least for the Ford F150). In the meantime, the gearbox color went from red to blue and the chassis name was modified: call it TA-02T. It previously had no official name and had to be called either TA-02, TA-01 or “TA-01 and TA-02 mix”.


58136 Toyota Prerunner (1994)

Tamiya 58136 Toyota Prerunner 

58146 Chevy S-10 (1994)

Tamiya 58146 Chevy S-10 

58161 Ford F150 (1995)

Tamiya 58161 Ford F150 

58495 Ford F150 1995 Baja version (2011)

Tamiya 58495 Ford F150 1995 Baja version 

58537 Desert Fielder (2012)

Tamiya 58537 Desert Fielder 


For the most part, this chassis is a TA-02 equipped with TA-01 suspension arms and CC-01 wheels.

Here are the on-road cousins of these models, first the models using the TA-02 chassis (the most part of the TA-02T chassis):


Alfa Romeo 155

Tamiya 58128 Alfa Romeo 155 

Castrol Celica 93' Monte-Carlo

Tamiya 58129 Castrol Celica 93' Monte-Carlo 

Calsonic Skyline GT-R

Tamiya 58135 Calsonic Skyline GT-R 

Blitz Toyota Supra Group N

Tamiya 58137 Blitz Toyota Supra Group N 

AMG Mercedes Benz DTM D2

Tamiya 58139 AMG Mercedes Benz DTM D2 

HKS Skyline GT-R Group A

Tamiya 58140 HKS Skyline GT-R Group A 

Nissan 300ZX IMSA GTS

Tamiya 58144 Nissan 300ZX IMSA GTS 

AMG Mercedes DTM Promarkt

Tamiya 58145 AMG Mercedes DTM Promarkt 

Opel Calibra V6 DTM

Tamiya 58150 Opel Calibra V6 DTM 

Loctite Nissan Skyline GT

Tamiya 58155 Loctite Nissan Skyline GT 

Toyota Celica GT-Four

Tamiya 58164 Toyota Celica GT-Four 

Nismo Clarion GT-R LM

Tamiya 58165 Nismo Clarion GT-R LM 

Mustang Cobra R

Tamiya 58169 Mustang Cobra R 

Toyota Toms Supra

Tamiya 58170 Toyota Toms Supra 

BMW 318i STW

Tamiya 58171 BMW 318i STW 

Taisan Porsche 911 GT2

Tamiya 58172 Taisan Porsche 911 GT2 


Now, the models using the TA-01 chassis from which the TA-02T borrows its suspension arms


Toyota GT-Four Rally

Tamiya 58096 Toyota GT-Four Rally 

Nissan Skyline GT-R Nismo

Tamiya 58099 Nissan Skyline GT-R Nismo 

Mercedes Benz 190 E

Tamiya 58108 Mercedes Benz 190 E 

Ford Escort RS

Tamiya 58112 Ford Escort RS 

Schnitzer BMW M3 Sport

Tamiya 58113 Schnitzer BMW M3 Sport 

Lancia Delta HF Integrale

Tamiya 58117 Lancia Delta HF Integrale 

Toyota Celica GT-Four RC

Tamiya 58119 Toyota Celica GT-Four RC 

Axia Skyline GT-R

Tamiya 58120 Axia Skyline GT-R 

Michelin Pilot Cosworth

Tamiya 58125 Michelin Pilot Cosworth 


Not less than 30 models based on the TA-01 chassis, its evolution TA-02 or a mix of both that became the TA-02T.