Fighting Buggy
Model Number: 84389


Q3 2014


Rear wheel drive


Independent suspension - trailing arm front, swing arm rear

Chassis Description

SRB (without radio box)

Body Type




Original Price

MSRP $523.00



The Fighting Buggy was originally exported as the Super Champ in 1982 across the globe.

For a limited time only, it is back as a special re-release celebrating 30-plus years after it originally made its debut in hobby stores.

The re-release kit begins with a new name, which is the same as that used by the original Japanese release of the R/C model.

While it features a variety of tweaks and upgrades, Tamiya's designers made sure to retain the drivability, appearance and characteristics of the original.

Construction type: Assembly kit

Terrain use: Off-Road

Drive-train: 2WD RWD

Drive type: Gearbox

Drive line: Dog bone

Differential type: Live axle

Suspension: Independent suspension

Steering mechanism: Bell-crank

Shock damper: Oil-filled damper

Shock damper material: aluminium

Tire type: Rubber

Tire tread: Grooved front/pin spike rear

Body material: ABS Plastic

Chassis material: Fiberglass

ESC: Not Included

LED Light buckets: No

LED lights: No

Motor: 540-brushed type

Bearings: Metal and plastic bushings

Adjustable camber: Fixed

Adjustable toe angles: Front only

Adjustable ground clearance: Yes

Adjustable gear ratio: Yes

Adjustable wheelbase: Fixed

Adjustable track width: Fixed

Adjustable shock angle: Fixed

The classic body of the original is reproduced in durable ABS resin with an aluminium roof panel with wing

Newly-designed stickers retain many of the themes of the classic model while also adding some new motifs

New lightweight and durable 2.5mm thick FRP chassis plate

Newly-designed parts recreate original transverse damper rear suspension setup with progressive spring and separate oil reserve tank

Front suspension is double trailing arm type. Front/rear suspension arms are die-cast

Employs durable die-cast sealed gear case with direct drive setup, which also houses the motor

Ribbed front and rear spike tires. They are fitted securely to 3-piece wheels

Comes in nostalgic blister pack style packaging

Requires: 2-channel radio gear & electronic speed control, 7.2v battery & charger, TS plastic model paint