Active Hobby Steering Wiper for Tamiya TB-03 VDS

Active Hobby Japan has just announced a new steering wiper option part for the Tamiya TB-03 VDS drift spec chassis. The new steering wiper will increase max steering angle to an incredible 50° degrees! This option part may not be necessary for the 50/50 drifters, but it may be very useful for anyone running a high countersteer CS ratio. This option part is set for release early October, so all counter dori VDS owners out there, keep an eye out for this when it comes out.


The new steering wiper assembly will be composed of high quality carbon fiber and blast blue anodized aluminum alloy. The new assembly will extend the width of the wiper link, in order to increase the steering angle. The new wiper design is also capable of parallel steering angle if the user desires. The center carbon fiber piece of the steering wiper enables the wiper width to be adjusted for Ackerman angle. This new design will enhance the performance of the stock VDS steering angle and enable better drifting performance. This is worth checking out if you plan on performing a countersteer modification to this chassis; especially for those running high CS ratios.

When Active Hobby Steering Wiper is used with stock TB-03 VDS parts, it will only be capable of approximately 40° maximum steering angle.

A combination of Active Hobby 42mm CVDs (AC387) and Active Hobby Steering Knuckle (AC360) to maximize the performance of the new steering wiper for 50° of steering angle!

Source: Active Hobby Japan

12 Comments on “Active Hobby Steering Wiper for Tamiya TB-03 VDS”

      1.  Neither Banzai or Super RC show this item available. They only show the one for the TA05 VDF and that has the steering link on the opposite side of the TB03 VDS… 

          1. They don’t have it available on Active’s site either. Are these things made out of platinum or some other rare earth metal??? Why is it so hard to find? lol

          2. lol I know what you mean, sometimes parts are incredibly hard to find. It is due to the way their limited production runs for parts. Especially Active hobby, they are always creating new parts, so they make small production runs, then come back to make more if there is a big demand. Their main target is Japanese Market, so they make limits depending on how it sells in the market.

      1.  Neither Banzai or Super RC show this item available. They only show the one for the TA05 VDF and that has the steering link on the opposite side of the TB03 VDS… 

          1. They don’t have it available on Active’s site either. Are these things made out of platinum or some other rare earth metal??? Why is it so hard to find? lol

          2. lol I know what you mean, sometimes parts are incredibly hard to find. It is due to the way their limited production runs for parts. Especially Active hobby, they are always creating new parts, so they make small production runs, then come back to make more if there is a big demand. Their main target is Japanese Market, so they make limits depending on how it sells in the market.

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