The Grasshopper II
Model Number: 58074

Released

8-Aug-88

Drive

2WD rear, gear differential

Suspension

Swingarm front , Solid live rear axle , coilover friction shocks

Chassis Description

Plastic bathtub

Body Type

Injectionmoulded white styrene

Motor

RS380

Similar

Super Hornet, Super G

Original Price

N/A

Width

221mm

Length

400mm

Height

139mm

Wheel Base

253mm

Tread Front

186mm

Tread Rear

184mm

Ground Clearance

15mm

Weight

1260mm

Scale

1/10

Tires

front:20/74mm
Rear:37/80mm




Reviews

sunnyjai

3/20/2012 8:48:14 AM

Hi All!
What can I say about the G'Hopper II - Along with the Super Hornet, a fantastic collector's potential and a nice kit to restore. Despite parts are becoming increasingly difficult to find in particular the Super G fluro yellow wheel sets, white original wheel sets, rear tires and to a certain extent bodysets it is nevertheless a blast to restore! All one needs is a little patience and perserverance the parts will surface up for sale from time to time.
As a runner, a little less robust compared to the original Grasshopper with rear upper shock towers twisting and breaking requiring a complete chassis replacement - hence why chassis sets are very easy to get even after 24years! I would personally just convert to black CVA II shocks and use ball ends instead of tappet step screws that personally rip the threads and does not compensate for shock angles associated with the design...

Zericon

10/20/2003 1:20:19 AM

I've recently became the proud owner of this fine buggy. I must say that this is an awsome runner. My Grasshopper 2 is missing the axle springs so it jumps just like a grasshopper on high bite areas (not sure if it would still do it with the axle springs.) The front shocks leave alot of room for improvement, however turning is not the worst i've seen. I'm using a Green Machine 1 motor, witch has plenty of torque, for the wheel stands. This car is a great runner, the only vunerable part i can see right away is the rear body post/shock tower, if you roll to hard, or possible land too hard it could easly break. It's molded right into the chassis, it was flexing alot while I was screwing in the self tapping shock screws. Alot of fun, just need to be a little carfull in the jumps.


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