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  1. Just put them in a pan of simmering water which has baking soda in. Cleans them up in seconds.
  2. Appreciate this thread has been going for a few months now. Spending a bit of time on the body to cut out the grill, cut arches higher etc etc makes a huge difference to the aesthetics. To run brushless you only need a single motor and cap the other hole off. This is well worth it. Or dual silvercan with 3s lipo battery. Whilst the Clod and Juggernaut are my favourite scale model monster trucks by some margin, the Txt-2 is the best performing of all the tamiya proper scale monster trucks. Not a patch on traxxas etc but those focus on performance not scale looks and speed. Few pics here.
  3. No. Txt-2 rims are a completely different size. You need TXT-1 rims (not clod/super clod) and clod tyres for a direct fit replacement.
  4. If you cut the plastic timing lock tabs on the tamiya super stock motors you can advance or inhibit the timing. They don't really like advancing much further though. This is a really easy mod. This means you can then reverse the timing so they run in a Clod Buster properly. The Tamiya TEU 106 will run dual super stocks in this way on nimh batteries. I would always recommend the Hobbywing Quicrun 0880 Dual Motor Brushed ESC (80A) Waterproof for a clod / wild dagger etc though. Super Stock motors perform a lot better than many lower turn other brand brushed motors especially in off road applications. Super Stock brushed motors are the practical limit on the 101/106/02 escs. Tamiya don't do a hotter brushed motor until the modified series anyway. The TBLE-02 won't run as happily on out of spec lower turn/higher kv brushless motors.
  5. The clod buster is a proper c1/10 scale monster truck based off the classic 80s ones that inspired it when it was designed. The others are off road trucks but not the same 'full monster truck'. TXT 1&2 are the modern era ladder frame monster trucks circa & post 2000. Juggernaut 1&2 were the late 90s era ones.
  6. You need a super clod buster. Everyone needs a super clod buster. Stock Silvercan motors, hobbywing 0880 esc and 3s lipo. Oh the glorious 80s pneumatic tyre goodness
  7. No, the speaker has a 3.5 mm jack input so you can use a standard 3.5mm audio cable and splice it to the units horn connectors. Loads of space in a TXT/Clod/Bruiser as the speaker is small. I have used 10-20w double speakers before. You don't have to use an upgraded speaker. It's simply an option as the standard one in my opinion was poor. I tried alternative horns Inc those used for model railway and none cut it. The best option for sound is one of these https://www.modelsport.co.uk/index.php?product_id=403577&gclid=Cj0KCQjwz6PnBRCPARIsANOtCw0ds2m-LsqXlNoO15dgb8cXlbMWyWdvSOKEqSo61pK3c9qGVQ9k4-oaAiLyEALw_wcB The ESS One is far superior to the alternatives as a sound module and speaker. Then buy a separate LED controller unit with LEDs for £15-£20 Costs more but well worth it.
  8. I had one of these in one of my TXT-2s and Clods. Very easy to install but the speaker quality was average. I hooked up a battery powered portable speaker by splicing the 3.5mm jack cable to the connector. Seriously loud using something like this. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bluetooth-Wireless-Portable-Distortion-Hands-free-Rose-Gold/dp/B074TJ94VK/ref=mp_s_a_1_7?keywords=portable+speaker&qid=1558734172&s=gateway&sprefix=portable+&sr=8-7 The hobbyking version of this unit is the cheapest and they are all the same just different sticker on the front. https://hobbyking.com/en_us/simulated-sounds-system-manual.html
  9. If you have a look on Tamiya USA it has a photo of all the parts. The white nylon washers in the bottom left of the pic are often left out in error. There's pretty much a quad seal system on these. Think tamiyabase has a PDF of the instructions.
  10. Didn't the set from me include the instructions/packaging + all the spares? Shouldn't leak, I remember the lowers sealing included the nylon washers and several o rings. You do get a small amount of oil transferring through as the acts as the lubrication which has happened on all of the TXT hop up shock sets I have ever had.
  11. The slash will do 60-70mph on the stock systems with 3s. Traxxas kit is very good. Sounds like a fault somewhere or binding in the drivetrain causing this. They do run hot on 3s though especially high discharge packs.
  12. 3s lipo on the silvercan or sportstuned motors in these is all you need.
  13. @Kevin_Mc Give PayPal a call. They can re open a dispute. If you do it via your bank you then run into problems with PayPal. This seems to be normal for hobby king by various accounts.
  14. CC01 is pretty slow and even with a high KV brushless motor and the correct pinion it's just not quick nor stable. If you want a great gravel rally off road car then the TT02 Lancia is unbeatable value. Great ground clearance too. For general bashing you don't need to mod it. 3s Lipo on the standard brushed motor using a Hobbywing Quicrun 1060 is a very cost effective speed upgrade too. Not sure which country you are in but here's a UK link. https://www.modelsport.co.uk/tamiya-lancia-delta-integrale-tt-02-/rc-car-products/376209 Or Impreza option but larger body gets caught up a bit more in my experience. https://www.modelsport.co.uk/tamiya-subaru-impreza-monte-carlo-99-tt-02/rc-car-products/397245
  15. A rollbar with spotlights would transform the look of the body. I have a couple of new in pack black clod F Parts if you wanted to get rid of all the yellow for £20.
  16. There is a decal set. MCI Decals have it on file, they just can't advertise it as the Bigfoot brand do pursue any retailed non-licensed BF products.
  17. It always amazes me the spares people buy though.
  18. Yes 2 sets and they are pretty cheap plus you can sell the fronts on if not used.
  19. The silver rods you can see are threaded internally. They thread/screw onto the axles. The widener's fit over then you screw into them from the wheels using the threaded screws rather than wheel nuts.
  20. @ThunderDragonCy If in the UK, these work well https://www.modelsport.co.uk/fastrax-street-rally-block-tyre-mounted-on-10-spoke-white-wheels-4-/rc-car-products/387200 Tyres are glued but can be separated in hot / boiling water.
  21. Everyone I have had, has been at least 15% faster out the box than a self build kit.
  22. Fairy Power Spray. Leave on for a few hours, job done
  23. Absolutely this. You can mount the front tyres on the rears etc if you want narrower profiles
  24. Just make a new steering rod using threaded rod and a hollow rod outer sleeve. Dead easy and really useful to have for replacing other rods. Also, you do appreciate without a front axle direct steering kit 2WS clod chassis don't turn well at all?
  25. Honestly, imo Lego bricks are the best option to make custom and discreet display stands. Loads of options and combinations, quick to assemble, super glue if you want it fixed and can be sprayed black etc.
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