Toyota 4x4 Pickup Bruiser
Model Number: 58048

Released

22-Aug-85

Drive

2WD/4WD, 3spd gearbox

Suspension

Leaf springs, live axles

Chassis Description

Ladder frame

Body Type

ABS

Motor

RS-750SH

Similar

Mountaineer

Width

278mm

Length

520mm

Wheel Base

287mm

Tread Front

200mm

Tread Rear

218mm

Ground Clearance

35mm

Weight

4.7Kg with 6V-4000mAh battery

Scale

1/10

Tires

front:diam/width 125/60
Rear:diam/width 125/60

The Bruiser is descended from the Hilux 4x4, modified in the flavour of the Californian mudbog racing pickups and it was a true success! Large changes have been made from Hilux since it only shares with it the front/rear axle assembles, some gearbox parts - everything else is new. The most important change from Hilux and Blazer was a real working leaf spring system: prior system was too hard and suffered from a lot of 'users' modifications. Other changes were a new bigger and more powerful RS-750SH motor, a slipper spur gear to prevent gearbox damage due to increase of power, bigger "All Terrain Utility" tires. Lost was the Hilux's front wheel manual hub-locking system, replaced by one-way bearings in each front hum; Wheels are 3-piece chromed plastic. The Hilux's 4000mAh battery is a useful Bruiser accessory, providing 30-40 mins running time. The Bruiser is today a highly sought-after 3spd truck! Maybe because of its look with a bed cab, maybe it is a nice runner because of its bigger tires, who knows. "Hog Heaven" indeed!

Reviews

PandaBear

10/21/2002 3:36:00 AM

Pictures and commentary do not do this monster justice... there is no alternative but to see one in the flesh.

First impressions would always be "wow, its HUGE!".... and that's just the box!!

Then 2nd thought "Wow, the TRUCK is actually BIGGER than the box!!".

By 3rd thought - you're Hooked, and its "where can I get one".

Owning one has it drawbacks. Largest one (pun intended) is its Size... storage is no easy feat, and it totally dwarfs most of Tamiya's other models. Immensely realistic in chassis & body detail, it cries out for total detailing - whence there is now dilemma as to how 'custom' you'd rebuild yours against fear of abuse by purist Tamiya collectors who believe in "by the book" restorations.

But fear not their angst, for whenever one 3-speeder graces your shelf, a 2nd one is bound to follow. They just multiply somehow... (better reinforce that shelf).


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