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  1. I've never come across this. Please forgive a stupid question, but are you sure the bearings are the correct size - considering the mass production of something like Blitzer Beetle I would be amazed if the wheels themselves were too large? If anything I find the opposite - I often need a screwdriver to get bearings out of wheels.
  2. I don't know what the wheels are to be honest, I got them with some used tyres. I would guess they might be Kyosho wheels because the hole pattern reminds me a bit of the classic Optima wheels. The front tyres are from an HPI Rush Evo.
  3. It's pretty easy to fit other front uprights and hubs so you can use other wheels. I think these are TL01 or something (can't remember) but all it needed was a plastic spacer for the lower arm.
  4. Conrad 240826 background reading... Lol - I always forget that Chris had to speak to somebody in that thread - that's a rarity in itself!
  5. There's a page here, but I haven't updated it for years: https://www.zaonce.com/stuff/tamiya-motors.shtml There's also a page on tamiyabase: https://tamiyabase.com/parts/motors
  6. Dynatech 02H, ActoPower Pink, Dynatech 01R, Technigold, Sport Tuned. But as @TwistedxSlayer says, all eclipsed by the Conrad 240826.
  7. Sorry - I must have misread your post. 3s in the Blitzer makes much more sense! The beach is it's natural home.
  8. Not sure the WO gearbox will cope with 3s!
  9. I swap from self tappers to machine screws quite often. Never had an issue - they don't seem to back out.
  10. Agree with @BusDriver, the Wild One always feels a bit fragile to me too. I think it's partly because it is so scale looking, whereas the Blitzer doesn't look realistic at all. Probably also because my second hand Stadium Thunder cost £18, so I've no guilt about breaking it, or putting upgrades on it.Sticking LiPo/brushless and working dampers on a Wild One just doesn't seem quite right.
  11. Don't forget the 959/Celica... those dampers. Good luck finding one though...
  12. Pre coronavirus I think spares were widely available? Lots of parts are shared with other models too (e.g. Bearhawk).
  13. Only weak point I've found on the Blitzer chassis are the where the tub attaches to the front assembly. Easiest fix is to drill all the way through and put two long bolts from top to bottom. Never broken one since. Can't comment on the C hubs as I use some others so I can fit different wheels. Pretty easy to use different ones though.
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