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  2. Uranium

    pinion gear came loose

    another pointless thread? hey y'all. i told you i never ran out of questions. i was out for a night drive with my tt02. after a bit it made an awful noise and i stopped the run early. first thought the esc went bad, then i thought the spur and pinion went to the dentist and had its teeth pulled out. when i went to look the pinion had came loose since the screw (?) holding it in untightened itself. i think this was my 12th run while owning the car and this never happened before. is it normal for the pinion to come loose like that or is that my own incompetence? be honest...i'm running 22t pinion, the stock torque tuned 540 motor with the tble-02s ESC if that's important. edit: i realized the title said spur instead of pinion. guess i am a bit dumb, hah.
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  4. maraach

    Building a new 4WD runner

    Apologies all. Another question. Any suggestion on how to run the suspension? Should I be using any of the spacers on springs, front or rear?
  5. geniusanthony

    Modified/custom grasshoppers

    I went through my bookmarks and found this. I am sure some of you can identify the parts list better than I. http://teamazarashi.blog.fc2.com/blog-entry-270.html?sp
  6. GreatDogOfTheNorth

    TB04 Brushless recommendations

    Hi all, I’m new here and seeking recommendations for brushless motors and esc. Building a LaFerrari TB04. While the manual shows a brushless motor, it doesn’t suggest one. I have a couple build videos on my YouTube channel GreatDogOfTheNorth.
  7. LongRat

    Modified/custom grasshoppers

    I'm planning an independent rear trailing arm Grasshopper. I always thought the buggy should have this setup anyway, it is shown on the box art!
  8. graemevw

    Modified/custom grasshoppers

    Yeah, i know what you mean. I only bought it as i wanted one so bad when i was a kid. Cant believe ive owned sooo many tamiya since but never a grasshopper. Thats why i am toying with keeping it stock, but i know what im like, i cant leave anything alone! Ill build it stock so i can see what im working with then go through my spares and see if any ideas spring up. I may well be in touch about your front arm mount. I put the fx10 crp parts on my lunchbox so if i go double arm on this ill do it your way rather than treading the same ground twice. Didnt someone design brackets to mount arms to the stock gearbox? Was it ampro?
  9. ThunderDragonCy

    Modified/custom grasshoppers

    Apart from being a fun project the main reason I did Ultra G is because I find the solid axle cars handling really annoying. I know plenty of people like the charm, but I like my buggies to handle at least vaguely adequately, but I love the GH2 shell. Ultra G actually handles really well. Moves so nicely on track. I say give it a go and do a build thread. I can really easily modify the anchor part for wishbone front suspension so let me know if you want one for touring car arms. The ones on my Shapeways store are only for buggy arms.
  10. Jason1145

    Tamiya M-06 with US Style MR2 Mk1 Shell

    Yeah it's such a pain to block of 98% of a shell to only paint a front or rear valence but yours came out pukka! Good warm weather this weekend so I might paint a bodyshell too
  11. svenb

    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Started rebuilding and hopping up my ta01
  12. graemevw

    Modified/custom grasshoppers

    I think if i was going to do it id try and keep the original gearbox. Im unsure what ill do though tbh. I dont own an unmodified tamiya so chances are it will get some changes, but not sure if ill go any further than getting some oil shocks on it somehow (the ebay china ones look good but whether they are or not is another matter. Not cheap either!). But, lower, double arms and decent shocks does appeal.
  13. Pata76

    Top Force re-re

    My re-re Top Force Manta Ray torque splitter DF03 turnbuckle kit (blue) White one piece arms Tamiya Hi-cap shocks Egress wheels and tyres Egress wing Carbon centershaft Top Force Evo style shocktowers 13.5T brushless system (carson dragster 3) Custom cut Madcap body
  14. ThunderDragonCy

    Modified/custom grasshoppers

    Expensive but will definitely work option would the the AMPRO Superfly2 conversion. Meant for a Hornet but should work on a grasshopper. Mine uses a whole Thundershot rear end with my front end conversion using either Thundershot or DT03 arms.
  15. ThunderDragonCy

    Modified/custom grasshoppers

    Those are all touring car arms by the look of it.
  16. KEV THE REV

    Finally got a Nikko Dandy Dash but it's a big of a dog!

    Depending on the set up it should be quite easy . I've made up some anti roll bars on my LB's . I've just made one for my LB Ultima conversion out of Tamiya TRF sway bar ends (red) Tamiya 5mm rod ends and 3mm threaded rod , Tamiya 5mm ball connectors can be used too . The rods I made from 2mm rod from eBay
  17. Juls1

    The Buggy Damper Thread.

    You’ve pretty much confirmed everything I found. I’m glad that some people are finding the thread helpful as it’s been a lot more effort than I initially thought it would be. Hopefully I will get the sleeved dampers up later today/tonight. And the thread will be done until I find another damper to add.
  18. graemevw

    Modified/custom grasshoppers

    I like that! Similar vibe but more understated. Double arm suspension all round, i wonder what was used. Doesnt look fx10 on the front.
  19. graemevw

    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Stock blackfoot shocks and springs but with proper pistons and mounted lower on diy carbon fibre mounts and diy alloy shock tower. I lowered the front shocks so i could mount the body lower. Df03 front knuckles to swap to hex wheels, alloy rear hex adapters, rear arms mounted on bearings. It has the swappable spurs of the brat, adjustable motor mount and a screw through the diff. I could do with sorting the gearing as the motor can get a bit hot. It was my 'getting back into it' build after i sold off my previous collection 10 years ago. Might try it with rough rider wheels and a scorcher re re body set one day. Edit, its also super dusty 😂
  20. nowinaminute

    Finally got a Nikko Dandy Dash but it's a big of a dog!

    Does anyone know how tricky/easy it is to make anti roll/sway bars? I stupidly sold the set I had (and a gear set, doh!) last year in a bout of not thinking forward. I wonder if I could use something like the DT03 set as a starting point and maybe just get some piano wire to make the wire parts?
  21. nowinaminute

    Finally got a Nikko Dandy Dash but it's a big of a dog!

    On hold for a while. Despite having millions of bearings, I was missing the 4x 8x14x4mm ones. Ordered a set, they arrived today but I could instantly see they were the wrong size. They sent me 8x16x5mm instead! I'm going away next week so unlikely to be able to make a start till a week Saturday now.
  22. I had an fx10 i purchased through rc car action ad for $40 only,must of been around 1989. It was a fun and interesting anomaly of a car. I remember putting team crp hop ups on it, i think dog bones and some other things. I also added oil rear shocks from one of my other tamiyas. There was a tip from rc action magazine on how to add shock strength on the crappy front shocks, you add a push button pen spring and t actually worked lol. I also used to run a trinity speedworks buggy master motor. The car lasted until i jumped of my brothers skate ramp and the front nose pf the chassis split
  23. geniusanthony

    Modified/custom grasshoppers

    Not mine but I really like this one, don't know what parts are in it though, I saved this several months ago and forgot about it until now.
  24. ThunderDragonCy

    Thunder Dragon - Ongoing Chassis Development - now with TRF suspension

    Been running for the last few weeks with the DT03 uprights and it's been ace. However today I got Version 2 of my rear uprights to correct the ride height. Here bottom right with some other goodies, including a hopefully improved bearing steering set. More of that another time. Here's the DT03 upright And with the new one Changed from threaded in ball screws which failed at the track to through bolted ball nuts. Retained a bit of adjustability for roll centre with three height and two arm length options. Even this highest, shortest arm setting is lower and further out than the DT03. Had to dig out some longer 45mm turnbuckles out of the spares box. Lower and longer arms gives a lower rear roll centre, so more roll, more grip, less steering. Had a pack charged so got a long run in just before dark Small but noticeable improvement. Rear ride height more sensible so I could back off the preload and just more rear grip and cleaner on the power out of turns. Very nice. Made my lovely buggy even more lovely. Steering mods and a couple of other things up my sleeve soon.
  25. TurnipJF

    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Just placed an order with Modelsport for a Speed Passion MMM 13.5t motor and some connectors for my M-06. With the nice alloy motor plate and ballraced alloy steering fitted the other week, it deserves more than 27t brushed power. I also ordered a Quicrun 10BL60 ESC for my FF-03 to replace the TBLE-02 that will move across to my M-06 when its new motor arrives. Oh, and a chassis tub for my track TT-01 which has had an eventful career and could do with a refresh.
  26. Got the cab moved back to where I wan t it. I am using some mounting buttons molded into the cab for mounting it. I wound up moving rearward 25 mm and up by 10 mm, the rear of the doors are now slightly behind the front axle which seems most appropriate. I printed the rear piece with the flares built in. Flares are 8mm wide and nearly cover the tires, perhaps 4 mm of tire sticks out. Humvee wheels are painted silver and though not as pretty as the aluminum set, will do for now. Still torn on what to do with the back half, without paint and sponsor decals it looks like a off-road garbage truck to my eye. I am pleased that the motor is less exposed with some cladding but I could do the same with a flatbed style as pictured further down, not sure yet what I prefer. I haven't had much luck in finding a group with a lot of pictures of this style of RC to peruse for ideas. I did find a neat video of a CR01 based 6x6, apparently stock parts can be combined to make the middle axle for both an input and output shaft if one were so inclined. I would have to look for the link.
  27. nowinaminute

    1/10 Nikko 4WD ID?

    And then here https://mciracing.ca/products/blank-15-3dac70b4-5b51-41a8-a02a-e3cc3944062f
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