This version of the popular Suzuki Jimny MF-01X kit comes with a Metallic Blue painted body. It allows radio control modelers to concentrate on building their car while leaving the paint task to the Tamiya experts at the factory.
The MF-01X is a compact chassis that revolutionizes the M-Chassis genre. The Jimny body that is mounted on the chassis, of course, has been on sale as one variant or another since 1970, gaining numerous fans thanks to its versatility and toughness. The JB23 depicted by this model is one of the 3rd generation Jimnys introduced in 1998 which had a modernized, rounded body design. It featured a feisty little fuel injected, turbocharged 658cc engine and was a popular car in the domestic Japanese market.
Key Design Points:
Power is transmitted from the rear mounted motor to the front wheels via a propeller shaft that runs down the side of the MF- 01X. Gearboxes are integrated into the monocoque for a sturdy and easy-to-assemble structure.
The MF-01X has a three-section make-up; changing the central spacer section enables short
(210mm), middle (225mm), and long (239mm) wheelbases. Item 58614 uses a middle wheelbase; option parts Item 54654 is needed to change to a short wheelbase, and Item 54655 when changing to a long wheelbase.
Special feature 1 The polycarbonate body accurately captures the rounded form of the Jimny, and is pre-painted in Dark Metallic Blue (PS-59) has been used to pre-paint the body.
Special feature 2 Separate parts recreate door mirrors. They require painting and attachment.
Special feature 3 The shaft-driven 4WD MF-01X chassis is at home on road and flat dirt. It has a 3-section monocoque frame.
Special feature 4 4-wheel double wishbone suspension employs friction dampers.
Special feature 5 Rally Block tires are included. Width/Diameter: 27/69mm
Special feature 6 Torque-tuned motor is included.
Special feature 7 This model features the M wheelbase: 225mm.