Bullhead
Model Number: 58089

Released

13-Nov-90

Drive

4 Wheel Drive & 4 Wheel Steer

Suspension

8 Coilover Shocks (without function)

Chassis Description

Plastic Bathtub Design

Body Type

Highly Detailed ABS Plastic

Motor

Twin 540 motors

Similar

58065 Clodbuster

Original Price

26800 Yen

Width

380mm

Length

436mm

Height

370mm

Tread Front

270mm

Tread Rear

270mm

Ground Clearance

55mm

Weight

4450g

Scale

1/10th

Tires

front:165/110mm
Rear:165/110mm

Based on the Clodbuster, this truck has virtually identical running gear to the Clod except for aluminium reinforcement plates on strategical places in the chassis tub, and most plastic parts are moulded in different colours. It is also topped off by a 'love it or hate it' USA type big rig truck body. These trucks come with American flags, an amazing decal set, and look even better with the hop up option light set fitted. Watch you don't roll it though, all that lovely chrome might get damaged!! (Description originally entered by stulec52)


Reviews

70mph_bullhead

6/5/2003 2:52:43 AM

this was the first tamiya i had ever purchaced

appearence love the way these things look! the red tub chassis,all the chrome,and most importantly the body!the body actually has a peterbilt cab but a kenworth hood and it looks alot like the real monster truck super pete.


running:the stock steering isnt very good but by mounting the servos on the axels and cutting the steering limiters it makesit turn very sharp,the motors are the same,notvery good stock but when modified motors are installed it runs fast.

overall i have to say this is my favorite tamiya model yes,even over the sand scorcher.it combines the best features of the clod and adds great colors and a awesome body.

DanielSchenstrom

12/2/2002 6:24:56 PM

At the same time I got my first real R/C car (a Manta Ray) my brother decided to get one. And this was the one he got.

The Bullhead was impressive even in unassembled form, those huge tires was about as high as my car.

Assembly was easy, me and my brother constructed it together. It was quite a long time ago, 11 years, but I remember thinking some of the turnbuckle shafts (and the plastic bits on the ends of them) being a bit on the weak side for the job they had to do. However, when built and run they never posed any problems.

Driving
Well, driving it was certainly different than my Manta. It's a bit clumsy and the tall body makes it very top heavy causing it to topple over rather easy. For a car that seems like it will conquer just about any terrain thrown at it it is rather a delicate car. You'll have to practice a lot before you can drive it with any real skill. It won't break when you crash it but there's a lot of nice chrome that will get scratched real quick.


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