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  1. Looks like it, and they would be a valid 3x14mm replacement for the self tappers (50582) they tend to include.
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    Tamiya Vs SCX10 Vs others

    For me, I think it would come down to which transmission you want. The SCX10 II has a slipper, whereas the Scout does not. The gear ratio in the Scout is also significantly lower than the Axial. Pros and cons to each, depending on if you plan on doing more climbing/crawling versus trail running. I certainly would have purchased the SCX10 II builders kit had it been available a couple years back.
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    52mm shafts with e clips

    If 51mm will work you might be able to track these down?
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    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Decided to have a weigh-in with some various TL-01 prop shafts while the cars are apart. Per the kitchen scale, the results: The standard TL-01 shaft came in at a portly 33g The GPM aluminium shaft was less than half the mass at 15g (thanks again to @Tamiyabigstuff) The Tamiya carbon shaft was the lightweight champ at a scant 6g Fun times!
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    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Never thought of using a bag within my sonic cleaner -- top tip! Although I wonder if turpentine is a bit harsh on the plastic? I've had pretty amazing results just using dish soap to remove the various greases found on RC cars (including the black molybdenum).
  6. Hi TC, I'm looking for an aluminium prop shaft for a TL01 project in either blue or silver. I believe both GPM and Yeah Racing made these. Posting would be to either the UK or US. Thanks!
  7. Any guess on the overall height of the portals? Wondering if they will even accommodate a smaller rim -- that may have dictated the wheel choice?
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    avante 2001

    FRP = fiber reinforced plastic As opposed to carbon fiber on the Egress
  9. Maybe the "desert tire" listed here?
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    How old are these pin spike tires?

    My understanding is that the “Y” and “X” part numbers are the MRC part numbers for when they were the US Tamiya distributor. These look like original spare parts to me.
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    58028 Hilux Build

    You guessed it:
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    Oh Dear.... (Bruiser clone)

    I don't think the issue here has to do with brand names, but instead with intellectual property. If these cheap electronics, etc. do not infringe on anyone’s IP, then there is no debate to have. However, in the case of this clone, Tamiya’s IP has clearly been stolen. Regardless of whether someone ever intended to purchase a Bruiser, purchasing the clone directly supports a company that has stolen from Tamiya.
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    1350 bearing size?

    According to Seidel the standard 1350 is 4mm: Can't seem to cross reference that anywhere, so...
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    TRF201 gear diff

    I’ve also heard that the FF03 and TRF201 diffs are interchangeable. Just keep in mind that the FF03 requires a special gear case to accomodate the width of the TA06 gear diff:
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    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Please post a pic of the upper arms once you have them off. Quite curious to see how they’re fashioned.
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    So, What Have You Done Today?

    What happened? Did the color not take, or did the wheels deform?
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    Horrible white residue? Help!

    This might be relevant. Never tried the clothes dryer myself: Alternatively:
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    Boomerang vs Hotshot

    Only the gearbox, so a bearing kit is required. The Super Hotshot comes with a full set of metal shielded bearings.
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    F201 Differentials

    Agree completely. I am in the process of restoring a Ferrari F201, as I love Tamiya's odd ducks (the Vajra is another current favorite). The F201 is fragile, doesn't perform all that well, and will overheat if you aren't careful. However, it is mechanically quite interesting, so mine will probably get more shelf time (with the body off) than wheel time. Out of curiosity, is yours the Ferrari or the Williams?
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    F201 Differentials

    I believe this was one of the (many) common problems on the F201. The lightweight diff units ( are a recommended replacement, but they're becoming a bit rare/costly. Here's someone with the same issue over a decade ago!
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    MIP ball diff ...ORV......

    I would guess that this is a tooth count issue, as the Frog has a different spur/counter gear than the Blackfoot and Monster Beetle. If you scroll down on MIP product page, you will see that it indicates that you need the Tamiya diff gear set (#9335026) to use the ball diff with the Frog. I don't have a Frog, but there appears to be a tooth count difference between the two-piece Frog gear set and one-piece Blackfoot part.
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    ESC Advice Needed

    For dual motors on the Clod I would recommend the Hobbywing 860: Tamiya has a dual motor ESC, but it’s a bit more costly:
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    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Curious to hear how you get on with it. I've considered the XL several times, but held back because the stock dampers looked a bit puny.
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    The "postman Brought Me" Thread

    Curious to see what you come up with. The best I can do is GRUNTY...!
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    Tamiya headquarters Job offer 3D designer

    Depending on the profession, I've heard some horror stories about working in Japan. Even with 3 weeks leave, you may be lucky to take all of them in a given year as this may be "frowned on" by the employer, or even perceived as disrespectful to the other employees that have to cover in your absence. I would also be surprised if the job is actually 8am-5pm -- salary-men often have pretty late evenings.