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  1. I like that front bumper. Anybody knows who makes it?
  2. You guys are arguing about a toy car. Grow up. Agree to disagree. Your online egos don’t need stroking
  3. They are really cool cars but a bit finicky to deal with. I have the Fox and Frog. I’ve hopped the fox up with oil dampers, reedy brushless system and a few other aluminum goodies but my frog is stock. box stock they are super boring but modified is a blast They share similar chassis to the GT-01 series which I think are way underrated Here is my 935 with 8000k brushless motor that is way too fast
  4. Just get a 5mm reamer and open the hole up. It’s super close so you won’t be removing much material
  5. There is only one chassis that truly fits the body and that’s the 30th anniversary chassis that are super pricey and hard to find The 40th Anniversary car and black Porsche are great kits with everything that is included. They were cheap as chips for a bit but have gone up in price now. I love mine but wouldn’t recommend one as a primary runner. They are a 25 year old design and Buying parts for it when you break it won’t be as easy as going down to the hobby shop and picking up a new plastic sprue. their like Pokémon, you gotta collect them all
  6. MHD, would love to see how your RX7 looks out in the Sun. I’ve been looking for nice blue colors to do some bodies in. I went the safe route with pactra metallic blue backed with pactra silver on my RSR. It looks really nice but I wish I would’ve went with some PS 59 Dark Mettalic Blue instead. Here is a translucent red backed with bright gunmetal. The paint looks silky in the sun. has anyone tried the PS44 translucent green backed with gun metal?
  7. A while back Tamiya America was selling the rere bruiser for $500. It was too good a deal to pass up and I bought one. I have not built it and I’m not sure if I will but in looking at it, it is much improved over the original. I have an original mountaineer that I run occasionally. The transmission is clunky and don’t dare shift it under power. It’s a beautiful truck but limited by the materials they used to produce it. Metal on metal causes parts to wear. My Hilift gets beat on quite a bit. It’s a great trail runner. The plastic transmission shifts smoothly and under power. Axles and gears are built beefy and can take a fair bit of abuse. but as others have said is limited by ground clearance and it’s leaf spring suspension. if I Wanted a runner and could only buy one I would get the high lift.
  8. He marked mine as shipped. After waiting about a month I contacted him and he said it was sent back to him. Thing is he never contacted me to say that he got it back. Very disappointing.
  9. I bake my rims in the oven at 300 for about 15 minutes. The rim expand and snaps the glue off.
  10. I would. A shiny surface will look better than the dull finish of just the paint
  11. I might have to do that. I just got frustrated with the seller. It was always excuse after excuse. I got my money back but I’d much rather have the chassis. The discs are ones you see on eBay all the time. The tough part is that you have to mill the shoulder off the axle and then shim the caliper bracket to fit the bearing seat to make it work.
  12. Your car turned out really well. How you cut the pop shaft and mashed the end was what I had in mind also. I have one of the max speed chassis for my anniversary build and when I found out about the 230mm I ordered one up. I started a new black Porsche build. Then COVID hit and the BS with maxspeed started. They stated DHL was no longer shipping small packages. I asked on here about shipping and some confirmed the decreased shipping but then I got two different parts from two different German sellers so after 4 months of waiting I got my money back. Here is where it sits
  13. I have both the TRX4 and SCX10ii. TRX4 is a good value with a two speed and lockable portal axles. The downside is that the servos and esc are junk. I didn’t get a scx10 RTR so I cant compare included electronics. SCX Chassis is lighter and more capable than the TRX
  14. You’re right. That’s the best way to test your paint ideas. When I was deciding on a color for my Porsche 934 body I made these test samples. The Wild Willy body substituting for the wing. I painted the gold first then sprayed the clear red. The wheel well cutout got the red first then backed with gold.
  15. It’s definitely a cool color. I used it on an Axial SCX blazer body. Backed it with sliver then sprayed the white lower. I also used it on a cup racer body where I just sprayed the whole can and didn’t use any backer I think either way you go, backer or no backer, you have to spray the entire can out
  16. The wheels are some inexpensive one piece 1.9 plastic mesh wheels from eBay titled Plating Wheel Rim Offset 9mm 4P 2082 Fit RC HSP HPI 1/10 On-Road Drift Car The 49400 wheels are actually quite nice. Much better quality than these mesh wheels above. I was lucky enough to find a spare set before they started selling for crazy prices. Kawada makes some great wheels that come in a 31mm wide rear. These would fill a 934 wheel well nicely
  17. I’ve come and gone a few times. I once stayed away for a bit because I didn’t care for one member who would post on everything and would alway try to point out minor inaccuracies of people’s replies. Eventually he went away. Another time I took a break from RC while going through a divorce. My entire RC collection became a marital asset that I couldn’t touch until the property portion of our estates was settled. It was weird going in my garage to see a partially built Hilux with years worth of dust on it. Recently I’ve noticed that I have nothing much to add to the discussion. I don’t have very many new tamiyas and some of the cars people talk a lot about I have no clue on. Tamiya club has lived on so long that the focus has shifted from vintage to the current vehicles.
  18. I used to coordinate office moves for my last company. Some movers are just a bunch thieving ex cons. On one move, several laptops went missing from multiple offices. I call the moving company the next day to inquire and they miraculously find a “misplaced” box with a few laptops. Moving company eventually had to reimburse my company for the rest of the missing laptops.
  19. The KBF is much wider than original Blackfoot so Tamiya subbed transmissions they would have to bring the front suspension too to match the track. So in the end you would get a KBF rere not a true blackfoot I had a Super Blackfoot with a monster beetle body and it was a solid runner. Always scared to roll that hard body though.
  20. If tamiya released the Blackfoot with a KBF tranny then it wouldn’t be a true Blackfoot rere. Where the Wild Willy 2 was such a radical departure, I like how most rere’s stayed true to their originals. The frog, hornet Grasshopper, scorcher faithful to the original flaws and all. I really like what they did on the bruiser. Looks almost like the original but everything is better.
  21. Since my last update five years ago on this car I’ve come across more parts for this car. Over the last few nights I worked to install them. So now it has A Carbon fiber upper and lower chassis, shock towers, transmission brace, bumper brace, nerf wings and Pro2 handling kit. HPI two speed transmission. Aluminum heat sink motor plate, center mount, aluminum front and rear bulkheads, suspension arms, uprights, knuckles, and upper suspension mounts. Aluminum dampers with threaded bodies aluminum spring perches. Lunsford titanium turnbuckles and hinge pins. Still on the lookout for an aluminum steering linkage and front arm mount.
  22. There is a tool called an ez-out which is a basically a reverse drill. You dril a hole in the snapped bolt then use the ez-out shoved in the hole. As you turn it to back it out the ez-out digs into the bolt
  23. That anodized sky is a tricky paint to work with. First time I used it was on a HPI cup racer body. You have to spray the body several light coats. I sprayed a piece of scrap Le an and when I put the backing paint it changed the sheen of the paint. So I didn’t back it which was a mistake because the paint is so light The next time I used the paint was on my axial blazer body. I sprayed too many to count light coats until I exhausted the can. Then I waited a couple of days before backing with silver then painted the white accents. It worked out killer
  24. There was one moment that restored my faith. It was when I was on the hunt for a set of MIP front uprights for my MIP 4x buggy. I finally get a hold of a 4x chassis chassis and find you have to use the MIP uprights. Bummed because I had a few sets of them in the past and sold them on because I felt the RCH mounts were stronger. So for about 2 years I’m on the hunt for a set. I put out wanted threads on message boards. Followed up on leads only to be rudely told their parts were not for sale. Then one day a set got listed for an insane price. Three people emailed to tell me a set was up on eBay. I bit the bullet and paid the insane buy it now. It was heartwarming to see the camaraderie among other collectors.
  25. Should have seen the price of them before the rerelease
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