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Type-2 Chassis

The Type-2 Chassis (タイプ2シャーシ) is the second Type Chassis released by Tamiya in 1989 with the release of Avante Jr.

The chassis is different than the Type-1 Chassis due the having longer wheelbase and the motor is placed differently. Large wheels, low-profile slick tires as well as guide rollers are standards for this chassis. It also introduce the use of brass/plastic bearings, and those can be replaces with either metal bearings or ball bearings.

While it may be good for racing, it has few problems: The first is that most bodies designed for Type-1 Chassis are not compatible with the new chassis due to having longer wheelbase and the way how the motor is placed. Secondly, it is not compatible with the tune-up parts at the time of its release.

Due to these problems, Tamiya would later update the Type-1 Chassis into Type-3 Chassis. The design of Type-2 would later update into Type-4 Chassis.