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  1. Yeah, I read that. Ebay has sent out a notice on it as well. I wonder if the tax addition may have added to the decision to lower the pricing.
  2. I also noticed after years of no tax added, tax is now added.
  3. JRX2 was my first race buggy. Great car and I would love to see a re-release. I don't see Horizon doing something like that. If Losi were still family owned, I bet there would be one.
  4. Yes and no. I have an old Blackfoot that I run with a manual esc and an AM radio. I like the feeling of it not being "updated". It runs just fine the way it is. I have a couple other rc's set up the same way. I tried it with my second Clodbuster for a couple runs. I couldn't stand it and replaced it with an esc. I think it's case by case for me. If I have issues with manual esc's, then I'll just forgo the frustration and switch to a cheap esc. The lipo cells I like and hate, but a good old NiMH I love. I don't have to worry about the possibility of combustion. The set up of some brands of brushless escs drive me up a freaking wall. I have a programmable Castle in my HPI Baja. I dread hooking it up to the computer to adjust settings. Switching an esc between lipo and NiMH drives me insane. I'm staring at instructions trying to decide if I did it correctly based off the lights and beeps.
  5. That is cool. I never saw one before. Thanks for posting the wheelbases, I'm ordering the Jimny!
  6. The wheelbase on this one, is it slightly off? I can handle it if it's a little off.
  7. Thank you for the quick response. I'm looking at putting a Suzuki Jimny body on a GF01. Looks like the lowest price one available for a full body set at the moment (at least on eBay).
  8. Are the bodies between these two chassis types interchangeable? I want to put a WR02 body on a GF01.
  9. I was just wondering if anyone knows what these are. One has a frog front end and possibly a sand scorcher rear end. The other I have no clue. The bidding on one of them is insanely high and I'm certain it's not for the RUSH paint job on the body. https://www.ebay.com/itm/254344782873?_trksid=p2334524.m570.l5999&_trkparms=gh1g%3DI254344782873.N36.S1.R1.TR1 https://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-RC-RACE-CAR/254344779842?hash=item3b38215842:g:W~8AAOSwrbFdaD9y
  10. I was pumped when I bought an X-Maxx. Now I look at the price of lipos that it requires and it's too big of an investment for something that can just "puff up" at any given moment, no matter how well I believe I treat my batteries. 8s is too freaking fast for any RC (6s is so much better with an RC this size). I get no enjoyment from overpowered RCs. This will be going on the sale block soon. I had a re-release Kyosho Scorpion last year, sold that. I liked the look, but I haven't ever been a huge fan of Kyosho cars. RC10T- was excited to get this, great deal on it, but realized I didn't have the same excitement I did with it when I used to race them. So that was sold too. Duratrax DX450 Motorcycle. I don't know why I thought this would be great, I had difficulty controlling it. It had it's cool things it did, but you couldn't play with it in tight places. AYK Pro Radiant. Had this back around 1991 or 92. I could never get it set up correctly. I barely ran it and sold it after a few months. Wish I still had it though. There aren't too many Tamiyas that I can say I never enjoyed. I've sold numerous Tamiyas over the years, but only due to needing the cash (college), or just thinking that I was finished with the hobby.
  11. If you ever saw me drill a hole, you would re-think this advice.
  12. Good suggestions. Thank you both! I'll go with the epoxy and/or plastic weld suggestions (maybe add the styrene). I'll end up slowly destroying the body anyway.
  13. My fantastic post office delivered a fresh, cracked Lunch Box shell to me last week. I'm getting refunded thankfully and was not asked for the body to be returned. It was, and is, going to be a runner body and I wasn't planning on putting in a windshield. With the crack the way it is, should I put in a windshield to keep this from further cracking or would it make any difference at all?
  14. I just looked at my shelf of rc last night. I think I've determined I need to sell my X-Maxx. I also have a 10+ year old HPI Baja that is electric but I'd rather keep that. I'm not running them enough and the cost of those 3s and 4s lipos are the prices of a Tamiya kit. I also have too many projects: unfinished/unpainted Rough Rider, unfinished Ranger xlt, an unfinished XR311, and an unpainted Mad Bull. Then I have a Thunder Dragon that needs parts for a rebuild. I still have a wish list though: a semi truck kit eventually with sound, an Agrios, and maybe a tank.
  15. Be careful removing the paint and what you use to remove it. I tried oven cleaner and then brake cleaner on a similar black painted bumper. I'm not sure if it was the paint that was used or the oven cleaner that caused this white haze. The haze may have been unavoidable altogether.
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