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  1. What? Asking you to validate your response is wrong? Grow up pal. Thanks to everyone else for posting, I appreciate the information.
  2. VR - have you successfully tried this battery into the Wild One re-issue battery compartment? By my own measurements, I'm looking for 127 mm x 51 mm x 13 mm. The length dimension from the Hobbyking website is larger than that @ 134 mm....
  3. Awesome guys, thanks. I'm checking all the links out now!
  4. Hi everyone, I'm hoping someone with some more experience that I can help with my inquiry.... I have recently put together a new Tamiya Wild One re-issue and need some help finding a lipo battery pack that will fit into the standard battery compartment. I tried this model: RC Turnigy 4000mAh 2S 30C Lipo Pack .... but it was too big. Can anyone please advise what will fit without modification and provide similar (or more) power and run time? Or is there a modification that WIld One owners are performing to accommodate lipos? Any help is appreciated it advance.
  5. Hi Zac, I really like those Tamiya 2 piece wheels - the only problem is finding a matching, smaller set for the front and by any chance to do know where can I get tires to suit?
  6. No problem from my side - it's a forum afterall and opinions are what I wanted! Perhaps I'll just have to make a set of rims for it myself. Can anyone steer me in the right direction for aftermarket wheels?
  7. Thanks everyone for your comments. Re the wheels - I looked EVERYWHERE to find this design with a smaller front wheel-width, but there was nothing that came close to the look of these SPECIFIC wheels, which I really like. It was simply a matter of supply and demand.... each to their own, I guess. Ideally, I wish I could get the same center design with a slightly smaller rear tire and a slightly thinner front rim and tire but again, it's easier said than done. I'm just not a big fan of the stock Wild One wheels, which is why I looked for the replacement. Anyway, thanks again for taking the time to look at the pics I posted.
  8. Thanks Zac - I wasn't really going for the scale look, but appreciate the link. I'll check it out.
  9. Hi everyone, Further to a recent thread, here are some pics of my Wild One that I finally got painted and 99% done. I still have to paint and install the driver but aside from that, the exterior is done. I hope you like them!
  10. Thanks for the tips everyone! FWEIW, I bought this car for some fun and to act as a stress reliever—so if I blow a motor or gearbox, I'll just grab the parts that I need and repair. It's all painted up now, so I'll post pics as soon as I get a chance to take them!
  11. One more thing - what is the best LIPO battery to go with this set up? I'm more concerned about it fitting into the battery compartment. Thanks!
  12. Thanks for the info and encouragement guys. I'm in the middle of painting the body work now—metallic red—then I need to start painting the driver, but need to order some more brushable paint for him. I've also re-worked the placement of the receiver and ESC, so that'll take some more finessing to get everything neatly tucked away.... In the meantime, here's some more pics - pre-radio gear.
  13. Hi all, I'm returning to a fun hobby and are in the middle of building a re-issue Wild One and have a couple of questions that I hope someone out there can help me with: 1) I have some aftermarket wheels that have a large, six-sided hub pattern, so I ordered some wheel adapters based on some information provided on another forum. While the adapters for the rear worked great, the front are not correct. The problem is that the front axles are just spindles and do not have an option for the small metal tube that runs through the rear axle - which the adapters use to lock onto the axle. Is it supposed to be like that for the front wheels? Or am I just supposed to bolt up the rims to the existing spindles? 2) What is the best method to trim the edges from the front bumper? As it looks like my aftermarket wheels are going to rub.... 3) I have a ESC and 10T 3500 brushless engine ( I think it was the "EZ-RUN" set). Is a 3S lipo a good match for that ESC/engine combination? 4) Is there any way to not use the 4xAA battery pack (which I believe powers the receiver) and still have it function correctly? 5) There is a small switch in the ESC that is connected by a thin wire - what is that for? Is there a way to override that and have it run on the receiver power? Any help would be much appreciated and I'll be sure to post pics of the build when it's done (att. is a mock up so far)! Thanks in advance!
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